Tag Archives: DJ Shadow

In Stores Now 6/20

A new album from DJ Shadow dropped last Friday, his first since 2011’s The Less You Know, the Better. The LP — the fifth from the west coast DJ/producer — features guest appearances from Run the Jewels, Nils Frahm, and several others. Deerhoof return with what KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as, “one ofRead 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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Wednesday Music News

Following a carefree, celebratory set at the Sasquatch! Music Festival as Big Grams, Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter strip back down to Phantogram for their forthcoming full-length, Three. Get a taste with a video for the first single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” directed by Grant Singer (the Weeknd, Future, Skrillex). Carter tells Pitchfork,Read more…

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TV Eye: Week of 6/13

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, June 13th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Fitz & the Tantrums The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Following his stunning participation in A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and His Month of Song at Benaroya Hall last month, L.A. punk legend John Doe shares a video for the track “A Little Help,” which, incidentally, gets a little help from Chan Marshall aka Cat Power. Doe explains, “There is beauty & simplicity in hardRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Shigeto

Detroit’s Zach Saginaw, a.k.a. Shigeto, has been crafting immaculate and unique music over the past half-decade, most notably and consistently for revered American electronic music label Ghostly International. With a heavy jazz background, a strong love for hip-hop, and prodigious skills as an electronic producer, Shigeto combines these different influences to create a stunning liveRead more…

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Fish in the Percolator: A Birthday Video Roundup for David Lynch

The owls may not be what they seem, but neither does David Lynch. As a director, writer, musician, actor, artist, even furniture designer, he truly does it all. It’s no surprise that his surrealistic influence extends to the music world, so on today, his 69th birthday, KEXP pays tribute to Lynch with a roundup ofRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Some tough news to start off the year — soul great Bobby Womack‘s doctor has confirmed that he is suffering from symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Womack has been very musically active in the last few years, releasing his album The Bravest Man in the Universe on XL last year, and collaborating with Gorillaz on 2010’s PlasticRead more…

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Countdown Predictions: Electronic

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

This week we keep everyone entertained and busy. The week starts with Tegan & Sara at Neptune Theatre on Monday night, and then with Rose’s Pawn Shop, Tumbleweed, and Wanderers at Tractor Tavern on Tuesday night. Then, things get crazy with 5 straight days of Decibel Festival. This is Seattle’s Annual festival of electronic music, performance, visual art andRead more…

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