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Natalie Prass: “Oh My" After scrapping an entire album she'd recorded for release, Natalie Prass returned to the studio to work out the heartbreak caused by the 2016 presidential election. "Oh My" sounds like a dance-floor hit, yet packs a powerful political message.
Chancha Via Circuito: "Alegria" Argentina has been the epicenter when it comes to blending electronic beats with Andean folk music. A pioneer of this musical front is Pedro Canale, aka Chancha Via Circuito. Steady beats and pensive melodies abound, as we unfurl "Alegria"
Jim James: "No Secrets" Live on MBE On a recent visit to MBE, My Morning Jacket frontman and guitar hero Jim James brought a full band to our studios to play songs from his fuzz-drenched new solo album. We've cherry-picked our favorite track, "No Secrets," and asked him to tell us a little about it.
Masayoshi Fujita: 'It's Magical' Vibraphones are usually unseen instruments, tucked away in the back of an orchestra and hiding in jazz outfits. Japanese-born and Berlin-based composer Masayoshi Fujita makes the relatively new instrument a focal point in his music, as exemplified in "It's Magical."
Katzù Oso: 'Crazy4luvinU' Montebello-based indie pop artist Paul Hernandez, aka Katzù Oso, has gone under the radar long enough. After loads of backyard shows and his debut mixtape released this summer, he's ready to soothe our souls with his upbeat, danceable production and his dreamy vocals on "Crazy4luvinU."
DeVotchKa: 'Straight Shot' The music DeVotchKa makes feels like a gigantic world hug. Blurring borders and defying genres, they do a remarkable job, whether with a symphonic orchestra, at a festival or keeping us company while we get from one place to the other.
King Tuff: 'Neverending Sunshine' According to Kyle Thomas, aka King Tuff, there is a hidden world where songs come from and an invisible hand that guides the artist to his calling. Representing his latest psychic revolution, we share the song "Neverending Sunshine."
The Midnight Hour: "Black Beacon" Live on MBE Two of hip-hop's most skilled composers, Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and Adrian Younge, partner up as The Midnight Hour. Their newly-released self-titled debut is a favorite across our airwaves. Their recent visit to the KCRW studios was outstanding, and so we're excited to share "Black Beacon," as performed live on MBE.