Music that Matters

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.

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Music that Matters Episodes

DJ Mike Ramos – born September 20, on the Virgo/Libra cusp – brings you a diverse mix reflecting on summer highlights and preparing for the approaching fall.

The fragrance of adventure and poetry endlessly pervades DJ Kevin Cole’s new music mix featuring new sounds from Vanishing Twin, KOKOKO!, Khruangbin, girl in...

Hosted by KEXP's John Richards, and infused with music and inspirational messages, this 3-plus hour podcast takes you through every aspect and emotion of run...

Take a cathartic sonic journey through love and loss with DJ Cheryl Waters on her latest mix featuring tracks from Julia Jacklin, Purple Mountains, Ty Segall...

DJ Riz delivers a smooth late-night mix featuring Four Tet, Blood Orange, Quelle Chris, JusMoni, and Makaya McCraven.

Celebrating Black liberation and global solidarity movements, DJ Gabriel Teodros curates this powerful mix featuring stand-out tracks from Salaam Remi & Blac...

With new tracks from Bleached, Mal Blum, Apex Manor, and more, DJ Kevin Cole soundtracks the making of your fondest summer memories - from dancing in the str...

DJ Cheryl Waters' latest mix is the perfect cosmic soundtrack to stargazing on late summer nights. With energetic new tracks from Broken Social Scene, Moon D...

Overnight DJ Reeves brings a mix of some of the best new guitar riffs from around the world, featuring the rock of Sheer Mag, the metal of Russian Circles, t...

This one (pardon the pun) runs the gammut from amazing music to jokes about runners. Sing, laugh, run!

DJ Kevin Cole hits it out of the park with a rockin’ music mix featuring new Sleater-Kinney, Amyl and the Sniffers, Bill Callahan, Sufjan Stevens, and local ...

In celebration of Pride Month, DJs Riz, Brit Hansen, StasTHEEBoss, and Larry Rose curate a mix of LGBTQ artists from across the globe whose work is pushing c...

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