On October 18, 1994, hip-hop trio Digable Planets released their sophomore full-length Blowout Comb, a commercial failure at the time, but a critical success that has found the album gaining acclaim, influence, and a growing cult following as the years go by.
On October 18, 2021, KEXP DJ Larry Mizell, Jr. paid triute to the LP on The Afternoon Show by breaking down its samples. As he noted on the real-time playlist, Blowout Comb "showcased what jazz-influenced hip-hop could sound like during a time of boundless creativity in the genre." Revisit the show using KEXP's Two-Week Streaming Archive.
On Monday, October 11th, KEXP celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day, commemorating the importance of the history, culture, and connection to the lands that our Indigenous communities call home. All day long, we featured music by indigenous artists from throughout the world, with special features and guests throughout the day, starting at 5 AM with the Early show, through the rest of the daytime shows, El Sonido, and KEXP at Night. Revisit this special programming using KEXP's Two-Week Streaming Archive, and revisit articles, interviews, and more on the KEXP website here.
The Thriving Peoples. Thriving Places. campaign is an ongoing collaboration by Nia Tero and Amplifier and uplifts the stories of Indigenous women.
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).