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Shaper of Change: Celebrating Octavia Butler Through Sound

Seattle native and conceptual artist Mia Imani introduces us to Octavia Butler’s teachings and musicians whose songs explore time travel, space, and Black liberation on Earth and beyond.


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (6/17)

Each week, Music Director Chris Sanley and Associate Music Director Alex Ruder share brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation. See what we added this week, including new releases from Charli xcx, The Decemberists, Zsela, and more.


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Features

Pasifika Music is Liberation Music: Dakota Camacho on the Songs that Soundtrack the Pursuit of Pacific Freedom

Dakota Camacho is a CHamoru artist based in Coast Salish territory. In this op-ed, Camacho reflects on the Pasifika music through the lens of resistance and continual pursuit of freedom.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight in a Perfect World: Suite Simone

Fresh off the release of their addictive debut album Bird, Swedish duo Suite Simone deliver a high-energy guest DJ mix destined to get you lost in their technicolor rhythms.


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (6/10)

Each week, Music Director Chris Sanley and Associate Music Director Alex Ruder share brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation. See what we added this week, including new releases from Angélica Garcia, BADBADNOTGOOD, Elkka, and more.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight in a Perfect World: Canblaster

Influential French electronic producer Canblaster shares a mesmerizing guest DJ mix that reflects his own cutting-edge music.


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (6/3)

Each week, Music Director Chris Sanley and Associate Music Director Alex Ruder share brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation. See what we added this week, including new releases from Bibi Club, Crystal Murray, Habibi, and more.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight in a Perfect World: Clarissa Connelly

Fresh off her the release of her third album and Warp Records debut World of Work, Scotland-born, Denmark-raised artist Clarissa Connelly shares a wide-ranging guest DJ mix showcasing her myriad of influences.


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Reviews

New Music Reviews (5/27)

Each week, Music Director Chris Sanley and Associate Music Director Alex Ruder share brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation. These reviews help our DJs decide on what they want to play including new releases from Apples with Moya, DIIV, La Luz, and more.


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From the Archives:

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Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

In 2018, KEXP celebrated the 30th anniversary of local record label Sub Pop with a four-month retrospective, "counting up" every catalog number in their vast discography of over 1,200 releases. Dig into the archives of our catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.


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