Aaron Byrd

Aaron Byrd

Hosted by
3 hr

A Global Exploration of Sounds.

Latest Tracks

[PLAYLIST GOES HERE]

All Episodes

Aaron Byrd takes you on musical journey around the world, exploring sounds from the favelas of Brazil to the Taureg culture of Timbuktu, all in search of the perfect groove.

In the wake of Aretha Franklin's passing, Aaron Byrd paid tribute to the Queen of Soul with a special two-hour set of her classic music.

When the country endures tragedies like the ones we’ve experienced the last couple of days, I feel it is my responsibility to use my platform to reflect the sentiments of many.

I had the pleasure of having my man Jason Valerio, better known as Trackademicks, stop by for a guest dj set.

KCRW DJs delve into the newly digitized music archive. With this new system, it is now as easy for DJs to play rare and obscure pieces as the latest releases.  Listen as they explore the old and the new in this KCRW music special.

More from KCRW

LA based indie pop boy band mmmonika are extra lovable for showcasing their vulnerable side as they express hard emotions via "Swamp Time!."

from Today's Top Tune

The National are celebrating Record Store Day Black Friday (November 29) with Juicy Sonic Magic -- a complete recording of their two-night stand at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley last…

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Exploring Berlin's influence on Techno, Electro and left field culture.

from Brave New Rave

The Latest

KCRW's signature music program featuring new releases, live performances, and interviews. Listen through the close of 2019 for a rotating cast of DJs

Latest Show

KCRW's signature music program featuring new releases, live performances, and interviews. Listen through the close of 2019 for a rotating cast of DJs

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Taking a leap of faith into the unknown is what prompted the Brooklyn duo Overcoats to base their song on the tarot card "The Fool."

Overcoats: “The Fool”

Taking a leap of faith into the unknown is what prompted the Brooklyn duo Overcoats to base their song on the tarot card "The Fool."

from Today's Top Tune

Anthony Valadez sits in for Jeremy Sole.

Anthony Valadez guest hosts

Anthony Valadez sits in for Jeremy Sole.

from Jeremy Sole

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk.

Latest Show

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk.

from Travis Holcombe

Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

Latest Show

Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

from Garth Trinidad

There’s some deep history between Xenia Rubinos and Pan Caliente. The artist just released a 'double single' and Jose Galvan has the inside scoop.

Pan Caliente: Xenia Rubinos releases two new singles

There’s some deep history between Xenia Rubinos and Pan Caliente. The artist just released a 'double single' and Jose Galvan has the inside scoop.

from Music News

Claude Fontaine is an LA native, who followed her heart to London and ended up falling in love with reggae, bossa nova and Brazilian tropicalia.

Claude Fontaine performs her reggae-influenced indie pop live on MBE

Claude Fontaine is an LA native, who followed her heart to London and ended up falling in love with reggae, bossa nova and Brazilian tropicalia.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Forfun, the new EP by experimental Argentine artist Juana Molina came about after an airline lost her band's backline right before a big festival show.

Juana Molina: “Paraguaya Punk”

Forfun, the new EP by experimental Argentine artist Juana Molina came about after an airline lost her band's backline right before a big festival show.

from Today's Top Tune