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Tagged With: alternative music blog

Electronic Crush: Icy Hot Dance Songs from Röyksopp, Robyn and Zola Jesus

The most memorable music released in the past year includes songs by Zola Jesus and Until The Ribbon Breaks. Norwegian band Röyksopp also teams up with Swedish vocalist Robyn for one of the best dance floor tracks of the decade. Röyksopp specialize in lush electronic dance textures. Their 2014 release The Inevitable End is a potent mixture of pop, melody … 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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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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Getting Airplay: The Top Ten Mistakes That Bands Make

Hundreds of musical artists send me their work each year. Every band wants to be played on the radio. As a fellow musician, it’s easy for me to remember that each MP3 or CD is a piece of art, beloved by its creator. Each song is a part of someone’s dream. As a DJ having to … Continue reading »

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