Masquerade Performers Announced w/ Exclusive Free Downloads

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KCRW has confirmed LA DJ legend Cut Chemist, The Duke Spirit, Gram Rabbit, and more to perform at our killer Halloween bash Masquerade on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the Legendary Park Plaza. *get tickets here*

To celebrate, we’re giving you some free music! Check it out!


We have an exclusive free download of the track “Povo De Santo” from Cut Chemist’s new album Sound of the Police, which explores the roots of hip hop with a mix of Ethiopian, Colombian, Sudanese and Afro-Brazilian sounds

The master turntablist has not spun a full set in LA since the release of his new album, which is one of the most celebrated recordings at KCRW this year. Masquerade will be the place to hear it live and you can hear it streaming in its entirety online here.

Download & Listen to Povo De Santo from Cut Chemist!


UK rockers The Duke Spirit will deliver a powerful, punky, energetic set on Halloween that is sure to wake the dead. They’ve also been hard at work on some new tunes and we are happy to premiere one of them right here! This is “Everybody’s Under Your Spell,” from their forthcoming EP Kusama. Led by the take-no-prisoners smolder of singer Liela Moss, the band will cast their spell and satisfy all musical urges with a sizzling set of songs both new and old at Masquerade.

Brand new song from The Duke Spirit…. “Everbody’s Under Your Spell” from their forthcoming EP Kusama

You can download the track from their website for free here.

Photo by Angela R Goodman (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

Gram Rabbit are famous for their high-energy live performances and considering they have bunny costumes in the mix on a normal night, you can only imagine what they will do on Halloween!

Described by fans as “Gwen Stefani meets DEVO“ they concoct an electro-funk mixture with devilish allure, creating a dance party everywhere they go. Stream a track from their excellent live session on KCRW earlier this year, it’s “Off With Your Head.”

Listen to the track Off With Your Head from a recent Morning Becomes Eclectic session!

Hear the full session here.

They’ll join 13 of KCRW’s talented DJs (including Henry Rollins, Music Director Jason Bentley, and Raul Campos) and so much more.

Tickets to Masquerade are available until Monday, October 11 at NOON at the special advance price of $65. The event is 21 and over and all tickets are general admission.

WHAT: Masquerade: A Halloween Costume Ball & Dance Party for KCRW
WHEN: Saturday, October 30, 2010
WHERE: The Legendary Park Plaza in Downtown LA– 607 South Park View Street
TIME: 9pm to 2am

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