The coauthor of Bloomberg’s story, “K-Pop’s Dark Side: Assault, Prostitution, Suicide and Spycams” talks about how the K-Pop music industry functions and how it’s been riddled with controversies this year. We learn how a suburban dad became an indie pop star overnight under the name SYML, and what that name means to him. Madame Gandhi talks about misogyny in pop culture and why it’s important to value feminine energy in leadership. We explore why Vashon Island off the coast of Seattle is home to so many big name musicians.
Nissim Black (formerly D. Black) talks about growing up in Seattle amidst crime and drugs.
FKA twigs talks about dance, feminism, and the impact of recent health complications. We launch our “Northwest Classics” series, where we’ll discuss iconic a...
KEXP DJs share their favorite songs of 2019