Aaron Byrd

Aaron Byrd

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A Global Exploration of Sounds.

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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.

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from Eclectic 24

KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd  crafted a sonic offering called  Accept . It's a mix of fun music that'll get you moving and allow you to forget you’re even quarantined. Enjoy!

from Music News

Hanni El Khatib announces new album and shares the track "ALIVE." Hanni also put together an exclusive playlist for KCRW featuring a collage of sounds that inspired the album.

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The Latest

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews guest hosted by Anne Litt.

Latest Show

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews guest hosted by Anne Litt.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

An interdisciplinary musician and artist, Lido Pimienta has been on the scene for a decade but is just now finding the spotlight.

Lido Pimienta: “Eso Que Tu Haces” (Radio Edit)

An interdisciplinary musician and artist, Lido Pimienta has been on the scene for a decade but is just now finding the spotlight.

from Today's Top Tune

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

CAP UCLA and KCRW Presents Ladysmith Black Mambazo live from an empty Royce Hall. The performance was recorded and can be streamed on KCRW.com

Watch: CAP UCLA and KCRW Presents Ladysmith Black Mambazo, recorded live at UCLA’s Royce Hall

CAP UCLA and KCRW Presents Ladysmith Black Mambazo live from an empty Royce Hall. The performance was recorded and can be streamed on KCRW.com

from Music News

KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic is featuring throwback live sessions every Thursday.

Throwback Session: Kamasi Washington live on MBE (2018)

KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic is featuring throwback live sessions every Thursday.

from Music News

Declan McKenna knows how intimidating and overwhelming the modern world can be for young people.  The bold "Beautiful Faces" takes a look at literal beauty and the power we give it.

Declan McKenna: “Beautiful Faces”

Declan McKenna knows how intimidating and overwhelming the modern world can be for young people.  The bold "Beautiful Faces" takes a look at literal beauty and the power we give it.

from Today's Top Tune

KCRW and CAP UCLA proudly present an exclusive concert with South African vocalists Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

CAP UCLA and KCRW Presents Ladysmith Black Mambazo, recorded live at UCLA’s Royce Hall

KCRW and CAP UCLA proudly present an exclusive concert with South African vocalists Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

from Music Special Programming

KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd has been  listening to a lot of music that reminds him of anywhere but here and now. Listen to this mix for an audible getaway.

Aaron Byrd crafts an exclusive playlist to help you get away

KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd has been  listening to a lot of music that reminds him of anywhere but here and now. Listen to this mix for an audible getaway.

from Music News