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In case you've missed some of our recent special programming, use our two-week streaming archive to catch up below!

Kid Hops airs a guest mix and interview with Kingston Sounds, plus a memorial to Aston "Family Man" Barrett. [Expires: 2/24]

Greg Vandy presents the Fonky Fonky Mardi Show, with Brass Bands, Mardi Gras Indians, and classic Carnival songs from New Orleans. [Expires: 2/25]

Join Lace as he explores AfroHouse, AfroTech, and Amapiano on this special edition of Expansions! Africa to the world! [Expires: 2/25]

Focusing entirely on Afro-Indigenous and Black Native musicians as part of Black History Month. [Expires: 2/26]

Top Albums of the Last 50 Years

As Voted on by KEXP Listeners

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, KEXP counted down the Top Album of the last 50 years, as voted on by all of you! Our fall fundraising drive may be over, but you can still support listener-powered KEXP by making a donation today. 

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Throwaway Style

Throwaway Style is a monthly 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. Check out some past columns below, and stay tuned for new ones published on the first Thursday of every new month on

Throwaway Style Features Local Music

Throwaway Style: Jake One's Homegrown Sound

Martin Douglas speaks with Seattle's top hip-hop producer about the journey his career has taken him on so far.

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Throwaway Style Features Local Music

Throwaway Style: Milc, Portland's Soon-to-Be Hometown Hero

From the ballcourts of Northeast Portland to the global underground rap scene, Milc always wanted to be his city's hometown hero. Now, he's closer than ever. Martin Douglas investigates.

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Throwaway Style Features Local Music

Throwaway Style: A Total Punk Manifesto

Iconoclastic music journalist Martin Douglas salutes the "the most reliably great punk label in North America today."

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KEXP and the University of Washington