Best New Music

The LA dynamic duo Classixx wind down 2019 with a bouncy new track dedicated to their hero - the late legendary producer Philippe Zdar.

from Today's Top Tune

The Grammy-nominated Nortec Collective have been unofficial global ambassadors of Mexico, and especially Tijuana for the past two decades.

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Henry Rollins hosts a mix of all kinds, from all over and all time.

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Henry Rollins hosts a mix of all kinds, from all over and all time.

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For today’s musical selections - we bring you new (and long-awaited) music from a veteran reggae/dub band out of New Zealand, a soulful dance track, and a burgeoning solo project from…

Music For Your Weekend feat. Fat Freddy’s Drop, Miami Horror, and Meija

For today’s musical selections - we bring you new (and long-awaited) music from a veteran reggae/dub band out of New Zealand, a soulful dance track, and a burgeoning solo project from…

from Music News

After a 5-year hiatus, London's Da Lata are back with a new single featuring Senegalese singer Diabel   Cissokho.

Da Lata: “Mentality” featuring Diabel Cissokho

After a 5-year hiatus, London's Da Lata are back with a new single featuring Senegalese singer Diabel  Cissokho.

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Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter VanWyck chronicles the joy she felt after a long night at a club in Berlin on the new track “Carolina’s Anatomy.”  This song is an ode to her friend…

VanWyck: “Carolina’s Anatomy”

Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter VanWyck chronicles the joy she felt after a long night at a club in Berlin on the new track “Carolina’s Anatomy.”  This song is an ode to her friend…

from Today's Top Tune

Berlin-based synth-punk band Mexican Radio hosts a one hour show featuring synth & post punk, Neue Deutsche Welle and New Wave artists.

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Berlin-based synth-punk band Mexican Radio hosts a one hour show featuring synth & post punk, Neue Deutsche Welle and New Wave artists.

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The trio known as Automatic emerged out of LA's DIY music scene and started playing the local circuit by 2017. Now, they're a staple in LA and just joined Bauhaus for a big show!

Download 'Signal' by rising LA trio Automatic

The trio known as Automatic emerged out of LA's DIY music scene and started playing the local circuit by 2017. Now, they're a staple in LA and just joined Bauhaus for a big show!

from Today's Top Tune

Son Little gained notoriety for his collaborations with hip-hop icons The Roots, and his work with electronic guru RJD2. Playing almost all of the instruments on his new EP, we hear…

Son Little: “hey rose”

Son Little gained notoriety for his collaborations with hip-hop icons The Roots, and his work with electronic guru RJD2. Playing almost all of the instruments on his new EP, we hear…

from Today's Top Tune

Kanye West’s new album is only 27 minutes long. It’s called “Jesus is King.” But not all his fans are saying “hallelujah.”

Kanye West goes gospel

Kanye West’s new album is only 27 minutes long. It’s called “Jesus is King.” But not all his fans are saying “hallelujah.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW DJ Novena Carmel cues up this week's Top 20 with a playful and creative post. Dig into the playlist.

KCRW Top 20 (10/28 - 11/3)

KCRW DJ Novena Carmel cues up this week's Top 20 with a playful and creative post. Dig into the playlist.

from Music News

It's hard to believe that Nortec Collective created their signature Tijuana-based electronic sound fusing Norteño and Techno music some 20 years ago.

Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible “Tengo La Voz”

It's hard to believe that Nortec Collective created their signature Tijuana-based electronic sound fusing Norteño and Techno music some 20 years ago.

from Today's Top Tune

Aaron Byrd shares the story of Michael Kiwanuka reconnecting to his roots for his latest album, new work from violinist Sudan Archives, and unique beats courtesy of Acid Arab.

Music For Your Weekend feat. Michael Kiwanuka, Sudan Archives and Acid Arab

Aaron Byrd shares the story of Michael Kiwanuka reconnecting to his roots for his latest album, new work from violinist Sudan Archives, and unique beats courtesy of Acid Arab.

from Music News

Bakersfield, CA is recognized as "The Country Music Capital of the West Coast" and spawned an array of artists from Buck Owens to Korn.

Junior Mesa: "All Or Nothin'”

Bakersfield, CA is recognized as "The Country Music Capital of the West Coast" and spawned an array of artists from Buck Owens to Korn.

from Today's Top Tune

Pixies frontman and lyricist Black Francis delves deep into his imagination to tell the tale of mountain woman Kate, who simply wants to catch her dinner.

Pixies: “Catfish Kate”

Pixies frontman and lyricist Black Francis delves deep into his imagination to tell the tale of mountain woman Kate, who simply wants to catch her dinner.

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Moon Boots gathers a wide cast of characters on his new album - from pulling in the talented LA-based pop chanteuse Niia, to house diva Kaleen Zanders.

Moon Boots: “So Precious” featuring Kona

Moon Boots gathers a wide cast of characters on his new album - from pulling in the talented LA-based pop chanteuse Niia, to house diva Kaleen Zanders.

from Today's Top Tune

The 17th album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is simply stunning.

Download the stunning 'Spinning Song' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

The 17th album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is simply stunning.

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KCRW late night DJ John Moses digs into the latest KCRW music charts. He thinks you'll find something to love but recommends the latest from Jim-E-Stack, Men I Trust, and Automatic.

KCRW Top 20 (10/21 - 10/27)

KCRW late night DJ John Moses digs into the latest KCRW music charts. He thinks you'll find something to love but recommends the latest from Jim-E-Stack, Men I Trust, and Automatic.

from Music News

Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir created the soundtrack for “   Joker   ,” which opened earlier this month and is now the biggest R-rated film in history.

How Hildur Guðnadóttir composed ‘Joker’ soundtrack before the film was shot

Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir created the soundtrack for “ Joker ,” which opened earlier this month and is now the biggest R-rated film in history.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Estereomance emerges from ex-Chamanas members Manuel Calderon and Paulina Reza, alongside Adria Del Valle. Together, they create their own brand of West Texas psychedelic indie-pop.

Estereomance: “Up”

Estereomance emerges from ex-Chamanas members Manuel Calderon and Paulina Reza, alongside Adria Del Valle. Together, they create their own brand of West Texas psychedelic indie-pop.

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