This week's "Song of the Gay" were selected by KEXP DJs Larry Rose, Stas THEE Boss, Brit Hansen, and DJ Riz in honor of Pride. Join us on June 28th, 29th, and 30th as we team up with the Wildrose for GAYEXP Pride 2019 with live performances by Adra Boo, Mandate, Mirrorgloss, and Chanarah; DJ sets all day and evening long including sets by KEXP's own DJs Riz, Larry Rose and Tim; and of course, the infamous Booty Shaking Contest on Sunday! More info here.
Trained as a classical singer in opera and jazz, Minnesota-based artist Dizzy Fae incorporates her schooling into a fusion of R&B, hip hop, and '80s-pop-influenced songs, attracting the attention of artists like Lizzo and Toro y Moi, who have brought her out on tour. Today's featured track sees her teaming up with production artists Sen 09 and Psymun. “I'm a big believer in the idea that life is a collaboration, and I have a very strong team,” she told Billboard Magazine.
In the same interview, she reflected on her upbringing and the impact it had on her music. "Growing up queer, of color and biracial, in Minnesota or anywhere, is not something that you can so easily categorize or place. It's something I'm still figuring out how to articulate.” She adds, “I want to say I was an outcast, but I don't wanna emphasize that too much, because I was always OK with being an outcast."
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP, is “Ego” by Moaning, from the 2020 album Uneasy Laughter on Sub Pop.
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP, is “One of These Days” by Thrillhouse, a 2019 self-released single.
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP, is “Wrestling” by Cartalk, a 2019 single on DistroKid.