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DJ Sessions
November 20, 2015 Comment

DJ Session: Sounds Of Paris

Paris-based musician Clément Bindzi shares some music he’s been listening to since the terrorist attacks last week.

November 12, 2015 5 Comments

DJ Session: ‘Music That’s Shaken Not Stirred’

Voodoo, goth, exotica and tiki music are all styles that Darrell Brogdon plays on his show “Retro Cocktail Hour.”

November 4, 2015 5 Comments

DJ Session: Drawing Inspiration From Motown To The Spice Girls

This week’s installment includes music from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Tom Misch.

October 22, 2015 Comment

DJ Session: Younger Classical Artists Worth The Listen

Vic Di Geronimo shares music from classical artists in their 30s who are doing interesting things with established pieces.

October 14, 2015 7 Comments

DJ Session: Sounds From Syria And Beyond

KCRW’s Jeremy Sole shares a playlist that includes a new mix of a song by the Syrian artist Omar Souleyman.

October 7, 2015 Comment

DJ Session: Reggae That Spans The Globe

Howard “Flagga” Duperly shares a number of artists catching his attention, from Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni to British ska group The Dualers.

September 29, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Session: Soundtrack For A Recovery

KCRW DJ Anne Litt shares some of the music that helped her recover after a ski accident last winter.

August 28, 2015 Comment

DJ Session: The Music Of New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

Nick Spitzer talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.

August 19, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Session: From New Zealand Country To The Poetic Musings Of The Netherlands

KCRW’s Chris Douridas shares new music from Marlon Williams, Kurt Vile, Maximum Balloon, Waar is Ken? and Pokey LaFarge.

August 12, 2015 25 Comments

DJ Sessions: ‘Teenage Kicks’ From The ’70s, ’80s And ’90s

We sit down with Jim McGuinn, host of the show “Teenage Kicks.”

July 30, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: Latin America And Beyond

KCRW DJ Raul Campos shares four interesting alternative international musicians, from Chile’s Astro to Kutiman of Israel.

July 24, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: Young Musicians Carry On Bluegrass Traditions

For this week’s edition of DJ Sessions, we sit down with Kinney Rorrer — he shares a number of young bluegrass musicians who are carrying on the music’s traditions.

July 15, 2015 3 Comments

DJ Session: Why There’s So Much Music Coming Out Of Australia

“There must be something in the water down there, I haven’t figured it out,” KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd told Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.

July 9, 2015 3 Comments

DJ Session: Gospel Sunday

We turn to the music of the church pews for this week’s edition of the Here & Now DJ Sessions. Our guide to gospel is Cecilia Webb.

July 2, 2015 3 Comments

DJ Session: Sounds For The Holiday Weekend

KCRW’s Anthony Valadez recommends a playlist for your July 4th celebration, including a track from Philly neo-soul artist Bilal.

June 24, 2015 4 Comments

DJ Session: Mariachi

Cynthia Munoz, an expert on all things mariachi, shares examples of the genre’s range, including 13-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz.

June 17, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Session: From Summertime Pop To Brooding Electronica

Travis Holcombe of KCRW shares a playlist including a Jamie xx song that’s “my favorite track on my favorite album of the year so far.”

June 10, 2015 5 Comments

DJ Session: African-American Classical Musicians

WQXR’s Terrance McKnight shares performances from Jeff Scott, Tahirah Whittington and Jason Moran.

June 3, 2015 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: What Outer Space Might Sound Like

KCRW’s Mario Cotto shares his cosmic-themed playlist, headlined by European DJs Daniele Baldelli and Jose Padilla.

May 28, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: ‘Crunkadelic Funk’ And Beyond

WUKY’s DeBraun Thomas shares his favorite funky and soulful tracks, from Betty Davis to Mark Ronson.

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November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.

November 24 3 Comments

Sam Sifton’s Tips For A Happy, Delicious Thanksgiving For All

The New York Times' food editor talks about his favorite dishes and how to accommodate everyone without going crazy.

November 23 3 Comments

James Taylor Is ‘Gobsmacked’ By Medal Of Freedom Honor

The five-time Grammy winner looks back on his career, ahead of receiving the country's highest civilian honor.

November 23 29 Comments

How To Travel While Black During Jim Crow

A postal worker created a guide for black travelers that was published almost every year from 1936 to 1966.