New Music Episodes

Episode object code CHAI: ‘Donuts Mind If I Do’
The women that make up Japanese quartet CHAI based their previous recordings on their exuberant live shows. But when the pandemic hit and they were no longer touring, CHAI had to rethink their process.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, April 20, 2021
It's April 20th, a.k.a 420, and we’ve got the records to elevate the mind, the spirit and the soul. Grab your morning beverage of choice and join us on this groovy Tuesday.
Episode PS document Hiatus Kaiyote: ‘Get Sun’ (featuring Arthur Verocai)
The Carters (Beyonce and Jay-Z), Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Chance the Rapper AND Drake have all sampled work by Hiatus Kaiyote, a not-as-well-known outfit from Melbourne.
Episode Travis Holcombe's playlist, April 19, 2021
Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh nightly.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, April 19, 2021
Tomorrow is April 20th, a.k.a 420, and we’ve got the records to elevate mind, spirit, and soul. We’ll listen to the latest from Nick Hakim and Roy Nathanson. Plus, Khruangbin covers Sir Paul McCartney, some classic Willie Nelson, and much more.
Episode Gilligan Moss: ‘GM from GM:)’
The buds behind Gilligan Moss have known each other since the age of three, which may explain why they play (music) so well together. Gilligan Moss says their process of making the newly-minted record reminded them of summer camp.
Episode LeRoy Downs' playlist, April 18, 2021
"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.
Episode Jeremy Sole's playlist, April 18, 2021
Jeremy Sole hosts a sonic trip through the past, present and future of Roots music. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.
Episode Dan Wilcox's playlist, April 18, 2021
Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.
Episode José Galván's playlist, April 18, 2021
An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.
Episode Raul Campos' playlist, April 18, 2021
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 KCRW Broadcast 629
Fanatic! I hope you had a great week. I’ve been busy on my end with extremely unexciting work but it will hopefully lead to something good.
Episode Metropolis playlist, April 17, 2021
Metropolis playlist, April 17, 2021.
Episode Dan Wilcox's playlist, April 17, 2021
Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.
Episode José Galván's playlist, April 17, 2021
An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.
Episode Raul Campos' playlist, April 17, 2021
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 Aaron Byrd's playlist, April 16, 2021
A Global Exploration of Sounds.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, April 16, 2021
When you think of two turntables and a mixer, you probably think of something classic. Maybe 90’s hip-hop? A mash up maybe? Perhaps the last thing on your mind is Audrey Hepburn’s version of Moonriver?
Episode Private Playlist: Ah Mer Ah Su makes the case for danceable melancholy
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Ah Mer Ah Su recommends music for twerking, crying, and singing into a hairbrush, from Lady Gaga to Tei Shi.
Episode Gary Bartz: ‘Day By Day’
Luminary reed man Gary Bartz has been a pioneering figure in progressive Black music, paving the way for a wide variety of artists over the last six decades.
Episode Aaron Byrd's playlist, April 15, 2021
A Global Exploration of Sounds.
Episode Watch soul powerhouse Celeste perform on KCRW, and tell us why she’s ‘not your muse’
Last week, we embarked on the road back to live performances and interviews at KCRW with the great Celeste .
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, April 15, 2021
If you’ve seen “The Trial of the Chicago Seven,” you’ve heard her gorgeous song “Hear My Voice,” which is in the running for Best Original Song at the Oscars this month’s.
Episode Iris Doe: ‘A Miss of You’
The Church’s Jeffrey Cain, a.k.a. Iris Doe, was on tour when he heard the news that Fred Cole of the punk band Dead Moon had passed. A huge fan, Cain sat with sorrow and came up with a tribute called “A Miss of You.”
Episode Aaron Byrd's playlist, April 14, 2021
A Global Exploration of Sounds.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, April 14, 2021
Tokyo’s Nana Yamato, at the age of 16, just released a brilliant bedroom pop album titled Before Sunrise. With the help of midi beats, guitars, mic and a co-sign from Parquet Courts, she’s captured the sonic essence of space and self.
Episode object code Rosie Tucker: ‘Habanero’
Rosie Tucker’s “Habanero” is a spicy indie morsel with hints of Liz Phair and Aimee Mann sprinkled throughout. Turn up this perfect sing-along companion from a wry LA-based singer-songwriter.