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indie rock

Music Crush: The Sophisticated/Raw Beauty of Michael Kiwanuka

What makes a legendary artist? With so many talented musicians around it often comes down to songwriting and performing abilities, and a capacity to be vulnerable. As a radio DJ who reviews new music all the time, I often ask myself “does this artist sound sincere, unique?” “Is this song memorable?” “Will I be spinning … Continue reading »

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Best New Music: Watch Out for PJ Harvey, Beat Connection, Frank Ocean and More!

From PJ Harvey performing her next record live in London, to the brilliantly deconstructed path of Kanye West, 2015 promises to be a great year for music. Here are my top picks for the year to come. 1. PJ Harvey will perform behind a glass wall to a lucky, small audience at Somerset House in … Continue reading »

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10 Minute Dance Party! Stream My Mix of All-Time Favorite Tracks

Spinning live sets at Doe Bay Festival. Picture by Megumi Shauna Arai. Stream this live, 10-minute mix of my top 12 dance songs here. With buzz clips from: David Bowie, The Ramones, LCD Soundsystem, The Chemical Brothers, James Brown, Michael Jackson, The Romantics and more. Tune in to DJ Michele Myers Friday nights at 9pm … Continue reading »

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Top Dance Tracks of 2014 (So Far): Jack White, Sharon Jones and More

On the air Friday night on KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle. Photo by Eve Cooke. Every Friday I spend all day looking through new releases to find uptempo, dance-worthy songs for my show on KEXP. There are lots of emo (slow, sad) songs in alternative radio, and though many are good, I’m looking for propulsive tracks. … Continue reading »

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