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Sound and Vision

Sound & Vision: Nissim Black on his Transformation from Gangs, Drugs and Rapping to Hip-Hop Orthodox Jew

Sound & Vision host Emily Fox spoke with the Seattle native about growing up the child of Seattle's earliest hip hop groups and moving to Israel.


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Interviews Iceland Airwaves

Meet Kristofer Rodriguez Svönuson, The Drummer Bringing Latin Jazz to Iceland (Live Video + Interview)

Watch the Icelandic drummer and songwriter's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview .


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Interviews Iceland Airwaves

Endless, Placeless: Iceland’s Laura Secord on DIY Ethics, Ghosting, and ‘Ending Friendships’ (Live Video + Interview)

Watch the Icelandic band's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview .


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Mastering the Hustle

Mastering the Hustle 17: Self-Management vs. Representation

KEXP, Upstream Music Fest + Summit, MoPOP, and The Recording Academy have partnered together to present Mastering the Hustle: a panel discussion with six annual events, tackling a different topic to help emerging artists make better decisions earlier in their careers. Throughout the series, we’ll...


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Mastering the Hustle

Mastering the Hustle 18: Radio

KEXP, Upstream Music Fest + Summit, MoPOP, and The Recording Academy have partnered together to present Mastering the Hustle: a panel discussion with six annual events, tackling a different topic to help emerging artists make better decisions earlier in their careers. Throughout the series, we’ll...


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

Portland Power Pop Phenom Mo Troper Tries Out Some “Springsteen Shit” With New Single “Potential”

Moving briskly and coming in at just under a minute-and-a-half run-time, Troper infiltrates your psyche a song that feels like one giant hook.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Gaijin Blues

Polish production duo Gaijin Blues showcase their love of kaleidoscopic grooves, psychedelic rhythms, and video-game soundtracks on their exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World.


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KEXP Premiere

Exclusive Album Stream: Mr. Elevator Steps Into the Dark on Goodbye, Blue Sky

Exclusively stream Oh Sees keyboardist Tomas Dolas' third Mr. Elevator record Goodbye, Blue Sky via KEXP before it drops on January 17th


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Sound and Vision

Sound & Vision: Why Are You Experienced is the Best Album from the Northwest

KEXP's Marco Collins talks to music critic Charles Cross for a new series called "Northwest Classics."


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (1/13)

Each week, KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates (joined this week by DJ Alex) shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Stormzy, Georgia, Underworld, and more.


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