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

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. My favorite have soulful vocalists or lyrics. I play every show as if it … Continue reading »

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Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings: New and Classic Soul from Brooklyn

Sharon Jones is one of the great soul performers of our time. Backed by fellow Brooklynites The Dap Kings, Sharon is a vocal force of nature and one of the most impressive dancers you’ll ever see. The band’s new record Give The People What They Want is just out. It’s maybe their best album to date. Check … Continue reading »

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Mayer Hawthorne: Stream The Soul Artist's Best Songs and New Release

Mayer Hawthorne grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, not far from Motown. Influenced by soul legends Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson, Mayer’s also inspired by vintage pop acts Steely Dan and Michael Jackson. His new track “Her Favorite Song” has satisfying soul vocals and funky beats. The video features a modern-day Copacabana and lots of … Continue reading »

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Mayer Hawthorne: Stream The Soul Artist’s Best Songs and New Release

Mayer Hawthorne grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, not far from Motown. Influenced by soul legends Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson, Mayer’s also inspired by vintage pop acts Steely Dan and Michael Jackson. His new track “Her Favorite Song” has satisfying soul vocals and funky beats. The video features a modern-day Copacabana and lots of … Continue reading »

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