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The New York Times calls Carlos Niño “the spiritual force behind LA’s eclectic music scene,” and it’s true.

from Today's Top Tune

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

from Tyler Boudreaux

This MBE is here to help you connect some serious summer dance party dots.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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When Brooklyn’s Big Crown Records was a nascent label, one of the first artists that founder El Michels Affair signed was The Shacks , and in fact, Shannon Wise was only 17 at the time…

Today’s Top Tune: The Shacks - ‘Gentle’

When Brooklyn’s Big Crown Records was a nascent label, one of the first artists that founder El Michels Affair signed was The Shacks , and in fact, Shannon Wise was only 17 at the time…

from Today's Top Tune

Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, June 12, 2024

Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

from Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

Orion Sun’s wistful new single “Already Gone” has us so excited for all that might lie ahead.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: June 12, 2024

Orion Sun’s wistful new single “Already Gone” has us so excited for all that might lie ahead.

from FREAKS ONLY

From the emo-ennui of genre mainstays Cursive (!) to Pride-ready dance floor anthems, this week's 5 Songs run the gamut.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Cursive, Goat Girl, Peggy Gou

From the emo-ennui of genre mainstays Cursive (!) to Pride-ready dance floor anthems, this week's 5 Songs run the gamut.

from Music News

“Tuesday” makes Toro y Moi’s ambitions feel stadium sized and Jensen McRae’s “Massachusetts” brings her keen observations to new label Dead Oceans.

MBE playlist June 12: New labelmates Toro y Moi + Jensen McRae each drop fresh heat

“Tuesday” makes Toro y Moi’s ambitions feel stadium sized and Jensen McRae’s “Massachusetts” brings her keen observations to new label Dead Oceans.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Songwriter and storyteller Jensen McRae was born and raised in Los Angeles and thinks of herself as “one house down from the girl next door.”

Today’s Top Tune: Jensen McRae - 'Massachusetts’

Songwriter and storyteller Jensen McRae was born and raised in Los Angeles and thinks of herself as “one house down from the girl next door.”

from Today's Top Tune

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, June 11, 2024

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

Our main focus with this FREAKS ONLY is honoring the life and work of French pop icon, actress, model, and all around 1960s it girl, Françoise Hardy .

FREAKS ONLY playlist: Celebrating the wildly impactful life Françoise Hardy

Our main focus with this FREAKS ONLY is honoring the life and work of French pop icon, actress, model, and all around 1960s it girl, Françoise Hardy .

from FREAKS ONLY

Another day, another bumper crop of sonic delights from LA artists like Beachwood Sparks, Zsela and more.

MBE playlist June 11: Beth Gibbons, Beachwood Sparks, Zsela

Another day, another bumper crop of sonic delights from LA artists like Beachwood Sparks, Zsela and more.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

We have a new song for you from the canyons of Southern California, courtesy of our old friends Beachwood Sparks , who are known to echo the cosmic fervor of The Byrds’ legendary…

Today’s Top Tune: Beachwood Sparks - ‘Falling Forever’

We have a new song for you from the canyons of Southern California, courtesy of our old friends Beachwood Sparks , who are known to echo the cosmic fervor of The Byrds’ legendary…

from Today's Top Tune

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

José Galván's playlist, June 10, 2024

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

from José Galván

Daptone Records’ sweet-soul, Brazilian crooning, and downtempo beats are here to help you ease into the new week.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: Menahan Street Band, Rôge, Jonny Drop

Daptone Records’ sweet-soul, Brazilian crooning, and downtempo beats are here to help you ease into the new week.

from FREAKS ONLY

Tems and Swim Surreal bring us more fresh heat. Plus, Ray LaMontagne announces the new LP “Long Way Home.”

MBE playlist June 10: Tems’ Afrobeat-neo-soul debut LP ‘Born in the Wild’ is here

Tems and Swim Surreal bring us more fresh heat. Plus, Ray LaMontagne announces the new LP “Long Way Home.”

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

Eclectic 24

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

No one knows how many incarnations our spirits have, but we do know we’ve got one shot at this life, so it’s important to live as authentically as possible and to realize when to quit.

Today’s Top Tune: VanWyck - ‘Towards The Sun’

No one knows how many incarnations our spirits have, but we do know we’ve got one shot at this life, so it’s important to live as authentically as possible and to realize when to quit.

from Today's Top Tune

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

Eclectic 24

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

LeRoy Downs' playlist, June 9, 2024

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

from LeRoy Downs