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DJ Sessions
January 22, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: Jazz That’s Unearthed And Reinvented

Bo Leibowitz of KCRW shares sounds from a newly discovered recording of John Coltrane, to a new take on a Duke Ellington standard.

January 13, 2015 6 Comments

DJ Sessions: From Traditional To Virtual Choirs

Classical Minnesota Public Radio DJ Steve Staruch shares a range of choral music, from the traditional to the digital.

December 17, 2014 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: Best Songs Of 2014

Anne Litt and Travis Holcombe of KCRW listen back to some of the best songs of 2014, including sounds from Ty Segall and Caribou.

December 10, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: The SoundCloud Generation

KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez shares a playlist including Tom Misch & Carmody, Theophilus London, Antonio Sanchez and Ibeyi.

December 3, 2014 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: A Soundtrack From The Great Depression

Dewey Gill, who hosts “The Sunday Big Band Show” on WMSE in Milwaukee shares music that was popular during the 1930s.

November 19, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Bands And Songs In Rebirth

KCRW’s Anne Litt shares a playlist with new music from TV on the Radio, which is out with its first album since the death of a band member.

November 5, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Women And The Future Of Music

Kentucky DJ Kyle Meredith shares a playlist highlighting female artists who have been pushing the music industry forward.

October 29, 2014 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: ’80s And ’90s Nostalgia And More

KCRW’s Aaron Byrd shares a playlist of new music from Irene Diaz, Buscabulla, Marian Hill, Nick Mulvey and Julio Bashmore.

October 21, 2014 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: Vivaldi To Scarlatti

Vic Di Geronimo, who hosts Classic Mornings on WILL Illinois Public Media in Urbana, Illinois, shares a playlist of classical music.

October 17, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: From Thom Yorke To Derevolutions

This week we listen to songs from legendary rock frontman Thom Yorke and songs about love.

October 2, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Collaborative Tunes From Colorado Artists

This week, we listen from Colorado artists who collaborate together in multiple bands.

September 25, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: KCRW’s Raul Campos’ New Grooves

An eclectic mix of artists from Spoon to Jungle.

September 18, 2014 6 Comments

DJ Sessions: Kansas’ ‘Retro Cocktail Hour’

“Space age pop” and “incredibly strange music” are the songs of the day on this installment of the DJ Sessions.

September 11, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Summer’s Last Hurrah

On this edition of DJ Sessions. KCRW’s Anne Litt gives summer a musical send off. But it’s not all sunshine and fields of flowers.

September 4, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Reggae With Staying Power

Howard “Flagga” Duperly of WDNA in Miami shares new reggae artists that he says won’t be one-hit wonders – from Chronixx to Sasha Dias.

August 20, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Dance Music From The U.K. And Beyond

Mario Cotto of KCRW shares a number of new sounds in dance music out of the United Kingdom and New York City.

August 12, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Country’s Vast Age Range

WSM’s Marcia Campbell shares some favorite country artists from 10-year-old Emi Sunshine to the late “Cowboy” Jack Clement.

August 6, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Picks From Anthony ‘Color Me Badd Forever’ Valadez

The KCRW DJ shares songs from Majid Jordan, Nick Hakim, Silk Rhodes, Liam Bailey and Color Me Badd.

July 30, 2014 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: Yesterday’s Covers, From ‘Hound Dog’ To ‘The Twist’

Paul Ray of KUTX shares famous covers that people may not know are covers – along with the lesser-known original versions.

July 23, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Latin Alternative From Los Angeles To Venezuela

KCRW’s Raul Campos introduces us to some groups he came across while hosting the 15th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference.

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January 23 4 Comments

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