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DJ Sessions
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.

July 14, 2014 10 Comments

DJ Sessions: Golden Summer Oldies

DJ Mike Haile of WHMS shares his favorite summer songs from Billy Stewart, Nat King Cole, The Lovin’ Spoonful and more.

July 9, 2014 3 Comments

DJ Sessions: International Music That’s Unexpected

KCRW’s Jeremy Sole shares a playlist from around the world, including Italy’s Clap! Clap!, Brazilian rapper Karol Conka and more.

July 3, 2014 6 Comments

DJ Sessions: Back To The Land With Bluegrass

WVTF’s Kinney Rorrer shares a bluegrass playlist, including legend Ralph Stanley, Virginia’s own Junior Sisk and supergroup Close Kin.

June 25, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Hip Hop That’s Making Waves

KCRW’s Travis Holcombe shares a playlist featuring British rapper Kate Tempest, Chicago’s Vic Mensa and indie popsters Glass Animals.

June 11, 2014 6 Comments

DJ Sessions: American Jazz With A European Twist

Jazz musician Julie Lavender shares a number of Greek, Turkish, Balkan and Roma-influenced groups.

May 28, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Accountants Take The Stage

Some of KCRW Anthony Valadez’s favorite artists right now came from non-musical backgrounds.

May 21, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Fusing Latin American Cumbia, Reggaeton And Tribal Sounds

Austin-based DJ Luis Espada shares some of his favorite up-and-coming Latin fusion acts. Also, check out our new playlist on Spotify.

May 14, 2014 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: Future Soul And Beyond

KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd brings us a playlist with some future soul, a combination of soul and R&B, and sounds influenced by ’70s disco.

May 7, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: A Playlist From London

DJ Gilles Peterson shares the latest music out of his native London, including songs from Zara McFarlane, Tirzah and Little Dragon.

April 30, 2014 3 Comments

DJ Sessions: Losses In Latin Music

We listen to the music of Puerto Rican salsa singer Cheo Feliciano and Cuban percussionist Armando Peraza, who both died this month.

April 23, 2014 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: From Europe, With Love

KCRW’s Travis Holcombe brings us sounds from Norway and France, including Todd Terje, Tôg, Katerine and Jamaica.

April 16, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Blurring The Lines Between Rock, Jazz And Classical

Pianist Christopher O’Riley discusses his favorite group that’s making waves in the classical community: The Bad Plus.

April 10, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: ‘Vibey’ And Melodic With Anthony Valadez

From electro-soul duo Denitia and Sene to jazz trio BadBadNotGood, you might want to roll down your car window and drive.

March 28, 2014 Comment

DJ Sessions: Off The Radar Festivals

Many have heard of Bonnaroo and Telluride, but what about Asheville, North Carolina’s Moogfest?

March 18, 2014 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: A Visit To KCRW

While he’s in California, Jeremy Hobson decided to swing by KCRW in Santa Monica to visit DJs Anne Litt and Travis Holcombe.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

August 28 Comment

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.

August 28 5 Comments

‘Enormous’ Growth Of Ocean Garbage Patch

The oceanographer who discovered the floating island of trash in 1997 says he's shocked by how much it's grown.

August 27 Comment

Veteran Honored, But Struggles To Keep Business Open

Former Marine Matt Victoriano is being recognized as a "Champion of Change" at the White House.

August 27 40 Comments

In Defense Of Schlock Music: Why We Love/Hate It

Music critic Jody Rosen defends the kind of over-the-top, sentimental songs that Journey, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel and Prince made famous.