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Midnight In A Perfect World: Knox Fortune

Knox Fortune is a Chicago-based, Grammy Award-winning artist and producer that’s been a prominent behind-the-scenes figure within his home city’s vibrant music scene over the past couple years. First making waves on collaborations with fellow Chicago artists Chance the Rapper, Joey Purp, Vic Mensa, and Towkio, Knox Fortune stepped more clearly into the spotlight lastRead more…

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Music That Matters: Come, Let Us Begin!

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. 597 – Come, Let Us Begin! DJ Kevin Cole looksRead more…

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KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top 10 Albums of 2017, Part 2

Throughout the month of December, KEXP has been counting down our top albums. From Top 10 lists from our DJs to the Top 90.3 of 2017 voted by listeners, we’ve chronicled a wide array of some of this year’s most thrilling released. Now we’re turning the mic over to our behind the scenes staff, volunteers,Read more…

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Throwaway Style: 50 Great PNW Albums from 2017

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. IRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler on Quazarz, Migos, and the Absurdity of Our Reality

Every Shabazz Palaces record feels like a transmission from a far-off planet. In 2017, the Seattle hip-hop duo took this aesthetic a step further with two records — Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines. The albums collectively chronicle the story of an alien sent to observe a place called Amurderca, only to findRead more…

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2017 Top Ten List Spotlight: Mike Ramos

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2017, leading up to our 2017 Top 90.3 Album Countdown! Check out the Top 90.3 Albums of 2017, as voted on by our listeners. And check out more top albums from KEXP DJs here. Mike Ramos’ 2017 Top Ten AlbumsRead more…

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2017 Top Ten List Spotlight: Stas THEE Boss

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2017, leading up to our 2017 Top 90.3 Album Countdown! Tune in on Friday, December 15th from 6 AM to 6 PM PT as we countdown the Top 90.3 Albums of 2017, as voted on by our listeners. And checkRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Seattle art-rap duo Shabazz Palaces released two albums, Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines, on the same day earlier this year. Today they’ve shared the video for “Since C.A.Y.A.,” the Thundercat-featuring opening track off of Born on a Gangster Star. The clip was directed by Stephan Gray and includes additional footage from KahlilRead more…

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KEXP Video Round-Up: Spook-tacular Halloween Playlist

Music’s power comes in its ability to tap into our deepest, darkest, most animalistic emotions and fears. Just strip any classic horror film of its sinister sounds and you’ve lost nearly all of its suspense. This is why no Halloween is complete without a soundtrack that will make your skin crawl and your blood curdle.Read more…

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KEXP Presents: Videoasis at Northwest Film Forum 10/25

For generations of music fans, the invention of the music video was a landmark moment. Being able to associate your favorite songs with equally exciting visuals was such an obvious combination, it’s a wonder it didn’t break through earlier. Whether it’s gluing your eyes to old-school MTV or getting lost in a YouTube wormhole, music videosRead more…

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