New Music Episodes

Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: Apr. 19, 2024
KCRW DJ Chris Douridas (re)takes the MBE hosting reigns to share Willow’s wildly ambitious jazz-rock opus “b i g f e e l i n g s”, the cinematic-leaning “Dreamers in the Field” from Dhani Harrison, Carmen Rizzo & Huur-Huur-Tu, and plenty of recs…
Episode Tyler Boudreaux's playlist, April 18, 2024
A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.
Episode FREAKS ONLY playlist: April 18, 2024
Settle in for plenty of fresh cuts from our favs, including Fontaines D.C., Tolliver, and JJUUJJUU.
Episode Barry Can’t Swim (but he can get down Live From KCRW HQ)
Fresh from a rapturously received Coachella set, Scottish DJ and producer Barry Can’t Swim joins us live from the Annenberg Performance Studio.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: Apr. 18, 2024
Barry Can’t Swim brings his already legendary live show to MBE. Plus a Vince Guaraldi song that has never been part of a “Peanuts” cartoon (that we know of).
Episode Apifera: ‘Theodor Marmalade’
Let’s check out the jazz-leaning, organic sound structures and beautiful arrangements of Apifera..
Episode Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, April 17, 2024
Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.
Episode FREAKS ONLY playlist: April 17, 2024
Digitalism’s 2007 debut “Idealism” is getting the reissue treatment and we have the world premiere of previously unheard bonus track “Kontact”.
Episode Justice: KCRW Guest DJ Set
In between Coachella weekends and ahead of their feverishly anticipated new LP “Hyperdrama,” French duo Justice stop by to nerd out about records.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: Apr. 17, 2024
Justice stops by between Coachella sets to enlighten us with their Guest DJ selects.
Episode Hurray For the Riff Raff: ‘Alibi’
The Past Is Still Alive, is the next phase in Hurray for the Riff Raff ’s progression as a raconteur.
Episode Francesca Harding's playlist, Apr. 16, 2024
Music to make you feel.
Episode FREAKS ONLY playlist: April 16, 2024
Hear why people are freaking out about Gesaffelstein before you hit the road for Coachella weekend two.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: Apr. 16, 2024
Young Fathers hit MBE in between Coachella weekends to share cuts from 2023’s “Heavy Heavy” including “Rice” and “Geronimo”.
Episode chemical/x-mdl-rdfile Moby: ‘dark days’ (Feat. Lady Blackbird)
Always centered at night is the next pillar anchoring Moby ’s extensive body of work.
Episode José Galván's playlist, April 15, 2024
An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.
Episode FREAKS ONLY playlist: April 15, 2024
Jamie xx drops “Baddy On The Floor,” an insta-classic-disco-house jam featuring Honey Dijon.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: Apr. 15, 2024
Stones Throw Records’ quartet Apifera stay committed to crafting meditative instrumentation, but add a heavy narrative on new single “Theodore Marmalade.”
Episode application/onenote Villagers: ‘You Lucky One’
Dublin-based multi-instrumentalist Conor J O’Brien, best known for heading up Villagers , recently announced their sixth studio album, That Golden Time, dropping May 10.
Episode Octet Stream Coachella ticket sales dip, festival still thrives
Coachella 2024 kicked off its first weekend full of performances, reunions, and lower-than-expected ticket sales.
Episode LeRoy Downs' playlist, April 14, 2024
"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.
Episode Jason Kramer's playlist, April 14, 2024
Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music aficionados. Find me on Twitter.
Episode Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, April 14, 2024
Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.
Episode Raul Campos' playlist, April 14, 2024
Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes to Latin rhythms and indie rock.
Episode Chris Douridas' playlist, April 14, 2024
New releases in all genres.
Episode Nassir Nassirzadeh's playlist, April 14, 2024
Indie found sounds, nostalgic guilty pleasures, and introspective piano solos to help you feel deeply and move freely through life.