Category Archives: El Sonido

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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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Chilly

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013, leading up to our 2013 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Tune in on Thursday, December 19th for KEXP’s One-Day Radio Rally as we countdown the top albums of the year, as voted on by KEXP listeners. Natalia Clavier // photoRead more...

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Chilly

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more...

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Song of the Day: Maga Bo - No Balanço da Canoa

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. Today’s selection, featured during our Summer Fundraising Drive, is “No Balanço da Canoa” by Maga Bo,Read more...

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Vive Latino: 2011 review & artist interviews / 2012 preview

(This review originally appeared in the L.A.M.C. 2011 guidebook.) I love Mexico City. I spent three weeks there in 2010 and when the folks at Vive Latino invited me to visit their music and arts festival in April 2011 I hopped at the chance to return. Set at Foro Sol stadium, an adjoining fútbol fieldRead more...

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Chilly

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Voting ends on Monday, December 19th,Read more...

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Song of the Day: Mr. Pauer - Que Si Que No

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of 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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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