Author Archives: Michele Myers

KEXP Documentaries: “Electronic Innovators” - Daft Punk

Each week KEXP Documentaries bring you a musical subject in the time it takes to play just one song.  For our current series “Electronic Innovators” we have teamed up with Seattle’s Decibel Festival and today’s episode on the legendary French electronic duo Daft Punk airs at 3pm on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole.

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KEXP Documentaries: “Electronic Innovators” - Kraftwerk

KEXP Documentaries bring you a musical subject in the time it takes to play just one song. For our current series “Electronic Innovators” we team up with Seattle’s Decibel Festival and today’s episode is on one of the first electronic pop bands: German group Kraftwerk! This episode airs at 3pm today on the Afternoon ShowRead more...

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KEXP Documentaries: “Electronic Innovators” - Aphex Twin

Each week KEXP Documentaries bring you a musical subject in the time it takes to play just one song! This week, we team up with Seattle’s Decibel Festival to continue our series “Electronic Innovators”.  Today we take a look at eccentric artist Aphex Twin.  This radio profile airs at 3pm today on Kevin Cole’s AfternoonRead more...

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KEXP Documentaries: “Electronic Innovators” - Trentemøller

Each week KEXP Documentaries bring you a musical subject in the time it takes to play just one song! For our current series we’ve teamed up with Seattle’s Decibel Festival to bring you profiles of 10 “Electronic Innovators”. Today at 3pm on Kevin Cole’s Afternoon Show it’s Danish artist Trentemøller. He started out as aRead more...

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KEXP Documentaries: “Electronic Innovators” - James Blake

KEXP Documentaries starts a new series, Electronic Innovators, on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole today at 3pm, with a feature on James Blake! This episode re-airs on my show this Saturday at 4pm. Electronic music first made its way into pop culture through soundtracks to science fiction films in the 1950s. The German band KraftwerkRead more...

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Saturday Afternoon Artist: Aretha Franklin

When I was growing up, things were pretty chaotic at my house. So, much of the time I hid in my room reading books and listening to music. I was only 10-years-old when I found my first Aretha Franklin record in the garage. It was one of hundreds of dusty 45s that my dad hadRead more...

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Saturday Afternoon Artist: Charles Bradley

The story goes that soul singer Charles Bradley walked into the Daptone Records label in Brooklyn, New York for the first several times wearing plumber gear and carrying a toolbox. He worked on the pipes for a while before being discovered as a vocalist by Daptone’s Gabriel Roth, who found Bradley doing a James Brown-inspiredRead more...

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Saturday Afternoon Artist: Santigold

Philly-born singer-composer Santigold started her music career working with ska-punk band Stiffed after moving to Brooklyn in 2005.  A talented songwriter and producer, she wrote songs for Marc Ronson and Lilly Allen. She got an offer from the label Lizard King after showing off her voice at a Stiffed show and took band member JohnRead more...

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KEXP Documentaries: “Grunge” - Mudhoney

One of the first grunge bands, Green River, broke up in 1987. Two of its members, Mark Arm and Steve Turner, were looking for new musical projects and both ended up doing a stint in the improvisational rock group The Thrown-Ups.  They also experimented with another lineup, recruiting bassist Matt Lukin, who had played withRead more...

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Saturday Afternoon Artist: Blonde Redhead

If music could be compared to artistic paintings, New York band Blonde Redhead’s songs would be watercolors.  The blue shades of psychedelic dark thought mix with red-colored angst and creep into black surroundings.  One of the most interesting groups to ever visit the KEXP studios, I’ve personally seen them argue before two live radio performances.Read more...

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