Tag Archives: Beastie Boys

KEXP Suggests: Paul’s Boutique Tribute in Brooklyn 11/16 + Exclusive Interview

This Wednesday, November 16th, Brooklyn is stepping out to pay tribute to the Beastie Boys’ 1989 masterpiece Paul’s Boutique, an album that KEXP dissected last year. The event is being organized by the Hip Hop Loves Foundation, a non-profit based in New York with a worldwide reach, and a mission to “educate underprivileged people globallyRead more…

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Monday Music News

Fellow musicians have been taking the Warpaint single “New Song” and making it into an even newer song. Check out remixes below from Mike D of the Beastie Boys and Jono Ma of Jagwar Ma. Each artist definitely puts their own stamp on it. The original can be found on the LP Heads Up, outRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Scratchmaster Joe

Seattle’s Joe Martinez brings old-school skills into a contemporary world every time he gets behind his beloved turntables as Scratchmaster Joe to unleash his wildly unpredictable sets. The renowned turntablist has competed in DJ battles all over the world, and his workmanlike philosophy towards DJ culture has found Scratchmaster Joe hosting a multitude of DJRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We love when one of our favorite bands remixes another favorite band, and that’s just what we’ve got with the track below: hear Wye Oak‘s take on “Need A Friend,” a single from EL VY, the collaboration of Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls. Find the original versionRead more…

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Thursday Music News

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, passed away from cancer. SoCal punks FIDLAR posted a tribute today online, a loving rendition of the single “Sabotage” from the 1994 Beasties album Ill Communication. Listen below. FIDLAR have long cited the groundbreaking trio as an influence,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Following a sold out show at The Moore Theatre last week, and a stunning benefit show for KEXP’s New Home, José González shares a video for the single “With the Ink of a Ghost” off his most recent Mute Records release, Vestiges & Claws. The stunning clip, directed by Malin Ingrid Johansson, stars dancer YaredRead more…

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Year of the Monkey: A Chinese New Year Video Roundup

Gong Xi Fa Cai! If you’ve already blown your new year’s resolutions, get a fresh start with the lunar calendar and the 2016 Chinese New Year, which begins today, Monday, February 8th, and ends on January 27th, 2017. Traditionally, every year is assigned an animal in the Chinese Zodiac, and 2016 has been declared theRead more…

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KEXP Donors Highlights of 2015

One of the best things about being part of commercial-free KEXP is when you hear from other music lovers about why they choose to support KEXP with their financial contributions. With the end of the year (and your last chance to donate in 2015) just hours away, it seems appropriate to share a few ofRead more…

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KEXP Goes Back Inside Paul’s Boutique

Almost exactly 26 years after its release, KEXP celebrated the Beastie Boys’ seminal, sophomore album, Paul’s Boutique, with a full day of programming dedicated to the hip hop landmark. On July 24th, 2015, KEXP DJs John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole worked through the album track by track, playing the album in its entiretyRead more…

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Inside Paul’s Boutique: Interviews with The Dust Brothers

As we step inside Paul’s Boutique today, we’re are exploring all of the intricate and diverse elements that have made Beastie Boys‘s second LP so revolutionary. Perhaps no greater element to the genesis and genius of the album was the Beasties’ collaboration with the Dust Brothers, two friends who, while in college, experimented with musicRead more…

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