Category Archives: Local Music

Audioasis Youth Initiative: Lights, Camera, and Creativity in Action

The Audioasis Youth Initiative is a new project, fostering creative collaboration between KEXP and its Seattle Center neighbors, The Center School. The ability to facilitate educational partnerships like this one was an important consideration in KEXP’s long-term vision for its new home at Seattle Center. The program takes its name from Audioasis, Seattle’s longest runningRead more…

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Song of the Day: Shelby Earl – The Man Who Made Himself a Name

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, unrealeased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is the title track “The ManRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: High+Tight DJs (Mixed by Carlos R)

The crew behind High+Tight have been staples within Seattle’s electronic music community for well over a decade, all heavily involved within Decibel Festival during its heydays, and currently spearheading some of the city’s best underground parties that attract highly-touted national and international headlining DJs. Revolving around the sharp ears and deep knowledge of Carlos RuizRead more…

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Song of the Day: Moon Duo – Creepin’

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, unrealeased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Creepin” by Moon Duo from their 2017 LP,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Rudy Willingham – Why?

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, unrealeased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Why?”, a 2017 self-releasedRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: R-Pal

R-Pal is the DJ alias of Seattle’s Rachel Kramer. Active on the local DJ scene since first getting behind the decks in 2013, Rachel currently runs a cassette mixtape series called Technodad alongside KEXP’s own DJ Sharlese and is a member of Seattle’s TUF, a female/non-binary/trans collective based in the digital realms of art andRead more…

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KEXP Bed-In For Peace

Thanks to everyone who joined together as a community in KEXP’s Gathering Space this morning for a Bed-In for Peace. KEXP DJs John Richards and Riz hosted an inspiring hour of music featuring local artists Wimps, Tomo Nakayama, DoNormaal, Grace Love, and Gabriel Teodros, and Sean Nelson led the audience through a moving, modernized renditionRead more…

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Song of the Day: Aan – All You Have To Say

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, unrealeased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “All You Have ToRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: OCnotes

Born Otis Calvin III, OCnotes is an artist, musician, DJ, author, motivational speaker, and vibrant figure active within Seattle’s music scene since the turn of the decade. A chameleonic artist who records as a solo entity, as one-half of Metal Chocolates, and through his countless collaborations, OCnotes is also known for his wildly unpredictable andRead more…

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Song of the Day: SISTERS – Buck

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. Today’s selection, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is “Buck” by Seattle duoRead more…

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