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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…

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Jose Galvan shares  a freshly minted tune by Mexican duo Sotomayor. There’s the cumbia element, the pounding electronic basslines, but then there is also a rock ‘n’ roll urgency that…

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Since its founding 50 years ago, ECM Records has produced the best in jazz and contemporary classical music.

Iconic ECM Records Celebrates 50 Years

Since its founding 50 years ago, ECM Records has produced the best in jazz and contemporary classical music.

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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.

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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.

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Featuring fado and flamenco, Indian and Western classical, plus jazz guitar wizards and a powerful Congolese/French singer.

Rhythm Planet concert picks for November - from Santa Monica to DTLA

Featuring fado and flamenco, Indian and Western classical, plus jazz guitar wizards and a powerful Congolese/French singer.

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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.

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We're nearing the time of year when album releases start to slow down, but these three artists are only heating up.

Music for your weekend feat. Wolf Parade, Peter Bjorn and John, and MONOGEM

We're nearing the time of year when album releases start to slow down, but these three artists are only heating up.

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Novena Carmel shares her Halloween playlist. It's  a killer music soundtrack full of retro flair with equal parts funk, camp and fright.

Novena Carmel's campy, funky, and frightful Halloween playlist

Novena Carmel shares her Halloween playlist. It's  a killer music soundtrack full of retro flair with equal parts funk, camp and fright.

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Jose Galvan features the  cumbia of Latin-grammy winning Spanish songwriter and guitarist Twanguero.

Pan Caliente: Twanguero hooks you with 'Cumbia del Este'

Jose Galvan features the  cumbia of Latin-grammy winning Spanish songwriter and guitarist Twanguero.

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On a rediscovered Coltrane recording, the artist covered his earlier classics with a new stylistic and contemporary stamp.

Hear the rediscovered John Coltrane recording 'Blue World'

On a rediscovered Coltrane recording, the artist covered his earlier classics with a new stylistic and contemporary stamp.

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Raul Campos highlights the latest KCRW Top 20 charts with new music from SoCal singer/songwriter Korey Dane, UK rockers Elbow ready their 8th album, and the return of Wilco.

KCRW Top 20 (10/14 - 10/20)

Raul Campos highlights the latest KCRW Top 20 charts with new music from SoCal singer/songwriter Korey Dane, UK rockers Elbow ready their 8th album, and the return of Wilco.

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Aaron Byrd has selections for your weekend from Kim Gordon's solo album, Lee "Scratch" Perry collaborating with Brian Eno and two new global artists.

Music For Your Weekend feat. Kim Gordon, Lee "Scratch" Perry w/ Brian Eno, Otha, and Noah

Aaron Byrd has selections for your weekend from Kim Gordon's solo album, Lee "Scratch" Perry collaborating with Brian Eno and two new global artists.

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Rocktober continues in and around Southern California. We'll see you out there!

KCRW Presents: Spooky shows

Rocktober continues in and around Southern California. We'll see you out there!

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Pan Caliente premieres the new supergroup project LOCOBEACH. Their sound is equal parts Cumbia, Latin Disco and Psychedelic rock.

Pan Caliente Track Premiere: LOCOBEACH

Pan Caliente premieres the new supergroup project LOCOBEACH. Their sound is equal parts Cumbia, Latin Disco and Psychedelic rock.

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Listen to the ethereal and powerful new track by chamber-pop artist Taali featuring  José James.

Track Premiere: Taali "Snowfall On Orchard" (feat. José James)

Listen to the ethereal and powerful new track by chamber-pop artist Taali featuring  José James.

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This week, a taste of what Tom Schnabel’s been listening to lately. It’s all over the place, just the way he likes it.

Rhythm Planet’s October Jukebox

This week, a taste of what Tom Schnabel’s been listening to lately. It’s all over the place, just the way he likes it.

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We're deep into Rocktober here at KCRW with plenty of new music and sessions galore.

KCRW Top 20 (10/7 - 10/13)

We're deep into Rocktober here at KCRW with plenty of new music and sessions galore.

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Jose Galvan features artists from Ottawa, Nigeria & Mexico (via L.A.), and Oxford, UK. All replete with delicious melodies. Enjoy!

Music For Your Weekend feat. Foals, Anjulie & Natalia Lafourcade, and Garçons

Jose Galvan features artists from Ottawa, Nigeria & Mexico (via L.A.), and Oxford, UK. All replete with delicious melodies. Enjoy!

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Jose Galvan shares the latest from rising Bakersfield-based artist Junior Mesa.

Pan Caliente: Junior Mesa's laid-back sounds

Jose Galvan shares the latest from rising Bakersfield-based artist Junior Mesa.

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Unheard for 34 years, the new live album captures the magic of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s stunning and landmark performance at WOMAD in 1985.

New Album Spotlight: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live at WOMAD 1985

Unheard for 34 years, the new live album captures the magic of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s stunning and landmark performance at WOMAD in 1985.

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Travis Holcombe shares the latest KCRW Top 20 update.

KCRW Top 20 (9/30 - 10/6)

Travis Holcombe shares the latest KCRW Top 20 update.

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Mario Cotto is happy Desert Daze is back, bigger, and badder than ever. If you're going to the fest, here are a few artists you shouldn't miss.

Music For Your Weekend: Desert Daze 2019 edition

Mario Cotto is happy Desert Daze is back, bigger, and badder than ever. If you're going to the fest, here are a few artists you shouldn't miss.

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