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Midnight In A Perfect World: Kid Smpl

Seattle native Joey Butler (a.k.a. Kid Smpl) has been constantly evolving his atmospheric and immersive style of abstract electronic music over the past five years, shifting away from a more tranquil and atmospheric sound for a more visceral and physical aesthetic. Now based in San Francisco, Kid Smpl recently unveiled his sophomore full-length album, Privacy,Read more…

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Decibel Festival 2015, Day 1: dB2015 OPTICAL Kick-Off Party at Re-Bar

The sounds that come out of a computer aren’t often what we enjoy listening to. The sound of your email, the sound of an error, the sound of typing, it’s all mundane. To some, however, the computer is an endless opportunity for sound. The artists beginning Decibel Festival 2015 have made their computers their instrumentsRead more…

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Music That Matters: Spotlight on Decibel Festival 2015

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 478 – Spotlight on Decibel Festival 2015 DJ Alex shinesRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Amplifiers Love Week Master Mix

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 411 – Amplifiers Love Week Master Mix: KEXP’s Afternoon ShowRead more…

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Song of the Day: Kid Smpl – Ja

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Ja” by Kid Smpl fromRead more…

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Live Video: Kid Smpl

What kind of music would a futuristic space colony of Seattleites create? Seattle producer Kid Smpl gives us an idea with his pleasantly subtle, weather-infused tracks. The 23 year-old artist has been busy over the last few years, releasing a series of EPs since 2011, along with his debut album, Skylight, and its subsequent remixes featuring local producers.Read more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2013: Saturday

Day 2 of Capitol Hill Block Party 2013 was flurry from beginning to end. Pike street was flooded like never before with ridiculous numbers pushing this way and that to every stage. Capitol Hill Block Party gives great exposure to small bands that deserve a bigger setup, and today’s action was no exception. It wasRead more…

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Monday Music News

At some point as an art-rock outfit, a band surpasses the need to surpass themselves. The Flaming Lips have just released a pared down and grainy video for the immersive “Turning Violet” from their latest album, The Terror. Primordial vocals emerge from deep in a Turrell-esque white room before lines of colored lights erupt likeRead more…

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Decibel Festival Announces 2nd Wave of Artists for 2013

Today on the Morning Show with John, Decibel Festival curator Sean Horton revealed the 2nd Wave of artists confirmed for the 2013 installment, and 10th anniversary, of this International Festival of Electronic Music Performance Visual Art and New Media happening among 10 premier clubs in Seattle during September 25-29. Already, you’ve known about such stellarRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

So I had literally just walked from CHVRCHES set at Sasquatch and opened my computer to write about said set when I found out that they had just released “Guns” – an amazingly good track that basically runs pop-synth circles around most other pop that’s been released this summer. “Did you feel so clever?” MayberryRead more…

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