Category Archives: Sonic Reducer

Black History Month Spotlight: Bad Brains

For Black History Month, KEXP asked our specialty show DJs to pick an outstanding African American artist in their genre. Brian Foss, one of the hosts of Sonic Reducer on KEXP, chose iconic punk band Bad Brains. When Bad Brains hit the scene in 1977, they made waves in the DC hardcore scene, at firstRead more...

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Nick Turner

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013. View all our DJ’s favorite albums here, and see what KEXP listeners voted for in our 2013 Top 90.3 Albums Countdown here. Nick Turner’s 2013 Top Ten Albums artist album label Framtid Defeat of Civilization Crust War/La Vida EsRead more...

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Brian Foss

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013. View all our DJ’s favorite albums here, and see what KEXP listeners voted for in our 2013 Top 90.3 Albums Countdown here. Brian Foss’ 2013 Top Ten Albums artist album label Giuda Lets Do It Again Damaged Goods WimpsRead more...

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Mr. West

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013. View all our DJ’s favorite albums here, and see what KEXP listeners voted for in our 2013 Top 90.3 Albums Countdown here. Frustration // photo courtesy of the band rank artist album label 10 Iron Lung White Glove TestRead more...

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Mr. West

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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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Mr. West

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! Tune in on Friday, December 30thRead more...

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Nick Turner

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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Live Video: The Cute Lepers

Of course it had to be the warmest Seattle day this year so far when both the building A/C decided to take a nap and the local 6-member punk/power-pop group The Cute Lepers dropped by KEXP for a high-energy set on Sonic Reducer. Sweat poured from each member of the band -- Steve E. NixRead more...

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Weird At My School: Christmas Cavalcade

I love Christmas music. If my partner would permit such madness, I’d listen to it all year round, and the original version of ZE Records’ A Christmas Record is in my all-time Top Ten, regardless of the season. However, while walking around downtown Seattle yesterday with a friend who was feeling glum, the sound ofRead more...

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2010 Top Ten List Spotlight: Mr. West

When it comes to albums released in 2010, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who’s pored over them more intensely than a KEXP DJ. So, what were their favorites? Which CDs did they reach for the most, or, uh, “click on” the most in their iTunes players? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’sRead more...

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