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09/07/2022 01:56 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
What's The Goodside?
by Avey Tare
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

Avey Tare is David Michael Portner, one of the founders of Animal Collective. "Cows on Hourglass Pond" was his third solo studio album. He produced the LP himself and mixed it alongside Adam McDaniel at Asheville, North Carolina’s dropofsun. -- Here's Tare's track-by-track breakdown of the album: https://consequence.net/2019/03/avey-tare-cows-on-hourglass-pond-track-by-track-stream/
09/07/2022 01:52 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Freelance
by Toro Y Moi
(117 plays) | (1 fan)

Watch Toro y Moi perform "Freelance" live on Late Night with Seth Meyers in 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjjEp1dMlF8
09/07/2022 01:47 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Now That You Need Me
by Taylor McFerrin
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Taylor McFerrin is a jazz/soul/electronic musician and producer whose first recorded appearance was as a background singer on “Jubilee”, a song included on his father Bobby McFerrin's 1982 debut album.: https://www.sfcv.org/articles/feature/hip-hop-beats-and-jazz-explorations-taylor-mcferrin# --- Here's a review of McFerrin's second album, 2019's "Love's Last Chance": https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/taylor-mcferrin-loves-last-chance/
09/07/2022 01:44 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Think About It
by SAULT
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

This incredible group dropped their debut album, "5," in 2019. We know now that producer Inflo (born Dean Josiah Cover) has been part of all Sault's albums. Collaborators have included Michael Kiwanuka, Little Simz, and Cleo Sol.: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/sault-mn0003875986/biography
09/07/2022 01:35 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Western
by black midi
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Black Midi is a London-based English rock band that was established in 2017 by Geordie Greep, Cameron Picton, and Morgan Simpson. 2019's "Schlagenheim" was their debut album. See Black Midi's interview with Larry and their live performance on KEXP in April, 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyWH8CPwp7E
09/07/2022 01:27 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
you wanted a hit
by LCD Soundsystem
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

The longest song on This Is Happening at almost eight minutes, this is a riposte to anyone expecting LCD leader James Murphy to come up with a radio friendly, three minute pop song. "So you wanted a hit, well maybe we don't do hits," he sings. "I've tried and I've tried. It ends up feeling kind of wrong.": https://genius.com/Lcd-soundsystem-you-wanted-a-hit-lyrics -- This was co-written by Hot Chip and sometimes LCD guitarist, Al Doyle.
09/07/2022 01:24 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
New Breed
by Dawn Richard
(14 plays) | (0 fans)

Born in New Orleans, Dawn Richard is of Louisiana Creole and Haitian descent. "New Breed" is a love letter to her home town, "to women who see themselves as kings, to brown girls who are constantly overlooked because they refused to be boxed in because of the color of their skin, to artists who don’t need genres to define them.": https://www.npr.org/2019/01/17/681726457/first-listen-dawn-new-breed
09/07/2022 01:19 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Peace To All Freaks
by Of Montreal
(25 plays) | (0 fans)

The Of Montreal album "Ur Fun" is essentially a Kevin Barnes solo project - he wrote the songs, played all the instruments and cooked up all the beats himself. "Peace To All Freaks" is the first single, and it was released in November, 2019. -- You won't want to miss Barnes' live performance of "Peace To All Freaks" earlier this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQFlsqtI71c
09/07/2022 01:11 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Ibtihaj
by Rapsody feat. D’Angelo & GZ...
(48 plays) | (0 fans)

Rapsody recruited D'Angelo and Gza and samples the Wu-Tang Clan rapper’s classic 1995 solo single “Liquid Swords” on her 2019 song “Ibtihaj.” -- The rapper shared the video for “Ibtihaj,” an ode to fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American to wear a hijab while competing for the United States at the Olympics. Gza, Mary J. Blige and rap great Roxanne Shante make cameo appearances in the video.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhMk_wLm07E
09/07/2022 01:07 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
I'll Come Too
by James Blake
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

The bird-tastic music video was directed by Matt Meech, renowned for his work as an editor on BBC's Planet Earth and The Blue Planet. Utilizing footage from Planet Earth II, the clip follows the fictional love story of unrequited love between a penguin and an albatross. Blake had the idea for the video after spotting a photograph of two birds taking flight in a hotel lobby. He told the BBC: "You could see their wings about to unfurl and I had this light bulb moment of, 'Why don't we use animals to tell the story somehow?'" The singer contacted Meech through his website, asking if there was any appropriate footage in the archives. Said Meech: "I remembered some footage that we didn't use on Planet Earth II that I thought might be useful. Both birds look quirky, elegant and beautiful, the Albatrosses have an unusual mating dance, which the penguins watch from afar and the mysterious backdrop of the Snares island, off the coast of Southern New Zealand, is a truly unique landscape.": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOJ5HYGIqlY
09/07/2022 01:00 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.

Happy Wednesday and welcome to The Afternoon show with Larry Mizell, Jr. KEXP is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and, each week, beginning on Wednesday, we're spotlighting the music of a particular year in our history. This week, it's 2019! Thanks so much for being here. -- This was NYC producer Michael Baltra's debut album, released in 2019. It was entitled "Ted" after his late father. "It started out as an idea lacking focus—to just release an album," he says, "but took on greater meaning when my father passed away somewhat unexpectedly. The album went through many phases, but in the end staying true to my emotions along this whirlwind of a ride seemed like the proper way to do it rather than to conceptualize something that I couldn't even put into words at the time.": https://96andforeverrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ted -- Seoul rapper/producer/DJ/singer 박혜진 park hye jin collaborated with Baltra on "Ahead of Time."
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