Tag Archives: Beastie Boys

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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Inside Paul’s Boutique: How the Beastie Boys and Dust Brothers Made the Ultimate Love Letter to Crate Digging

“They were, without a doubt, the smartest bunch of really arrogant kids I had ever met. I was like, ‘They’re too smart not to pull it off.’” – David Berman, former Capitol Records president It’s an undisputed classic and a landmark in sampling now, but Beastie Boys‘ second studio album, Paul’s Boutique, wasn’t always that way.Read more…

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Review Revue: Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique

In anticipation of our 12-hour comprehensive look at Beastie Boys 1989 album, Paul’s Boutique, this Friday, we thought we’d share with you today a special edition of Review Revue featuring this groundbreaking work and see if the KCMU DJ’s either bought in to the LP’s initial lackluster reception or picked up immediately on its promise.Read more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Interview: 808 Producer Alex Noyer

808 (Directed by Alexander Dunn, UK, 2015) 808 is the best drum machine film I ever seen. The documentary about the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer screened to near sell-out crowds during the Seattle International Film Festival this year, followed by a Q&A with producer Alex Noyer. What I have here is a special 12 inchRead more…

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Video Roundup: Happy Thanksgiving 2014

It’s that time of year to reflect on the things you’re grateful for while eating copious amounts of food. KEXP has your soundtrack for all of that and more! Check out our Video Round-Up below, and be sure to tune in to The Afternoon Show on KEXP as guest DJ Brian Foss serves up aRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Happy Thanksgiving 2014!

#485221813 / gettyimages.com It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. It’s Thanksgiving time again. Let the yearly gorging begin!!! While the very first Thanksgiving meal took place in 1621,Read more…

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Friday on My Mind: Thank You!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. We’ve made it to the very last day of our Fall Fundraising Drive and I am always humbled and grateful to theRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: 2014 Fall Donor Drive!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. This morning we kicked off our 2014 Donor Drive. As you (hopefully) know, KEXP is powered by listeners like you. We absolutelyRead more…

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Monday Music News

As we reported last month, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ frontwoman Karen O is releasing her solo debut album this year, and today we’ve got the first single to share. Stream the dreamy, underwater video for “Rapt” below, a track off Crush Songs, out September 9th via Julian Casablancas’ label Cult Records. [Spin]

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Video Roundup: 1994

Twenty years ago, music had one of its most creatively abundant years of music. 1994 saw strong debut releases in every genre, from Oasis to Outkast. Grunge was at the height of its power with excellent local releases from Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Nirvana released their MTV Unplugged session. Sadly, it wasRead more…

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