Category Archives: El Sonido

Live Video: Quantic

Sometimes life’s journeys lead us back home matter how far away we travel. It’s been nearly eight years since U.K. born producer Will Holland released a solo album as Quantic. He was certainly busy the whole time, producing records, collaborating with Alice Russell, and most significantly, moving to Colombia, where he immersed himself into LatinRead more...

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Song of the Day: The Cumbieros - Eso

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, all Song of the Day podcast songs have been selected by DJ Chilly, hostRead more...

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Song of the Day: Lê Almeida - Micropontes

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, all Song of the Day podcast songs have been selected by DJ Chilly, hostRead more...

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Song of the Day: Los Waldners - Papalotes

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, all Song of the Day podcast songs have been selected by DJ Chilly, hostRead more...

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Song of the Day: Los Mundos - Lentes Mágicos

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, all Song of the Day podcast songs have been selected by DJ Chilly, hostRead more...

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Song of the Day: Cineplexx - Te Quiero

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, all Song of the Day podcast songs have been selected by DJ Chilly, hostRead more...

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Video Roundup: Gringo de Mayo

Oh, Cinco de Mayo, you poor, misunderstood holiday. As KEXP’s own DJ Chilly, host of El Sonido, explains, May 5th is not “Mexican Independence Day,” like so many believe. It actually commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla when a small Mexican army defeated the French. That’s worth celebrating, right? Well, not exactly, ‘cause France cameRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Así Es Que Vivo Yo

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 400 - Así Es Que Vivo Yo Chilly collects someRead more...

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Live Video: Bocafloja

By way of Mexico City, and now living in New York City, Aldo Villegas, a.k.a. Bocafloja, stopped by the KEXP studios for a live in-studio. Rapping in his native Spanish, Bocafloja displayed flows and styles that, even to those ignorant to the language, are filled with tremendous cadences and inflections, reminiscent Slug or Brother Ali. Bocafloja, who isRead more...

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Black History Month Spotlight: Celia Cruz

For Black History Month, KEXP asked our specialty show DJs to pick an outstanding African American artist in their genre. DJ Chilly, host of El Sonido on KEXP, recommends the “Queen of Salsa,” Celia Cruz. Born Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso de la Santísima Trinidad in 1925, this Afro-Cuban superstar wisely wentRead more...

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