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For Your Consideration

For Your Consideration: Don’t Sleep on L’Rain’s Fatigue

KEXP's Editorial Director and Afternoon Show host Larry Mizell Jr. makes the case for L'Rain's latest LP as one of the best albums of 2021.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Tomu DJ

Emerging electronic producer Tomu DJ shares a guest set for Midnight In A Perfect World packed with iconic soul anthems, nostalgic faves, and a few previews of her upcoming record.


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (11/29)

Each week, Music Director Don Yates (joined this week by DJ Alex) shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation. See what we added this week below (and on our Charts page), including new releases from Dijon, Ovlov, Muzi, Ben LaMar Gay, and more.


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Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Raji Rags

London native, revered DJ, and all-around tastemaker Raji Rags delivers a guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World packed with tasty hip-hop and electronic instrumentals perfectly suited for late-night listening.


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For Your Consideration

For Your Consideration: Japanese Breakfast’s Jubilee is the Ode to Happiness and Grief that Best Defines 2021

KEXP staff make the case for some of their favorite albums of the year ahead of our Top 90.3 Countdown. Dusty Henry reflects on Japanese Breakfast's third album, themes of loss, and the complicated nature of happiness.


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (11/22)

Each week, Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation. See what we added this week below (and on our Charts page), including new releases from Makaya McCraven, Adele, Aesop Rock x Blockhead, and more.


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Music News

R.I.P. DJ Luvva J

Jose “DJ Luvva J” Salvador Gutierrez, Jr. died from COVID-19 complications on Friday, November 5th, in Lacey, WA.


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Interviews

De La Soul Reflect On Discovering Hip-Hop and The Early Days of the D.A.I.S.Y. Age

KEXP digs into our archives for this 2016 interview with De La Soul founding members Kelvin Mercer (aka Posdnuos aka Plug One) and David Jude Jolicoeur (aka Trugoy the Dove aka Dave).


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Album Reviews

New Music Reviews (11/15)

Each week, Music Director Don Yates (joined this week by DJ Alex) shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases for KEXP's rotation. See what we added this week below (and on our Charts page), including new releases from IDLES, Haviah Mighty, Courtney Barnett, 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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