On September 6th, 2021, Emmy-nominated actor Michael K. Williams was found dead at the age of 54. While perhaps best known for his work on the HBO series The Wire, Williams began his career as a background dancer on tours with artists like George Michael and Madonna. He also choreographed the dance routine in the music video for Crystal Waters' 1994 single "100% Pure Love."
Music continued to play a part in Williams' development as an actor, and on Tuesday, September 7th, KEXP's DJ Gabriel Teodros kicked off his show with a playlist Williams crafted for his character Omar Little, from The Wire. “Music for me is a portal,” he told Vulture, who published the playlist. “Once I’ve gone to that dimension and I’m there, whatever got me there, I just loop those songs.”
Listen to Teodros' tribute to Michael K. Williams via KEXP's Two-Week Streaming Archive. [expires Tue 9/21/21]
Multi-genre program featuring eclectic sets by a rotating cast of international and local DJs, each building upon a party vibe to kick off your weekend. Check out the archives of previous exclusive mixes here, and check out the upcoming schedule below:
From The Arcade Fire to Zero 7, live performances have consistently been an important and unique aspect of KEXP's programming. While the KEXP Sessions section provides you access to hundreds of exclusive live performances, you can also subscribe to Live at KEXP, a weekly podcast that brings you a series of complete live in-studio sets. Check out some of our most recent sessions below:
KEXP’s Morning Show host, John Richards, presents the KEXP Running Powered Podcast, a series of Music That Matters podcasts. Enjoy these training podcasts, featuring high-energy local and international artists with songs about running and songs that will motivate runners. Download now and allow KEXP’s resident runner to amplify your inspiration and soundtrack your next run.
What is KEXP Remixed? Listen to brand new mixes created from KEXP's broadcast archive! By breaking our live broadcast back into the highly-curated 'sets' of music our DJs have created, we can "Remix" these mini-playlists in new and interesting ways.
Friday, June 21, 2019 was the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. KEXP dedicated the daylight time to celebrating beauty and joy of a declining trend: long songs. All day, KEXP DJs only played tracks longer than 6 minutes and 13 seconds, the length of Bob Dylan’s classic "Like a Rolling Stone." While the "Long Songs" programs are no longer available via the 14-day Streaming Archive, you can revisit them now using KEXP Remixed (beta).
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, KEXP presented Music Heals: Addiction & Recovery, full day of on-air programming dedicated to music’s power to heal, overcome addiction, inspire recovery and reduce the stigma around substance use disorder. The event was part of KEXP’s Music Heals series aimed at helping listeners through their most difficult moments, coinciding with National Mental Health Awareness Month. While the shows are no longer available via the streaming archive, you can revisit them now now using KEXP Remixed (beta).