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Tagged With: kexp

The DJ Experience: from College Radio Station KCMU to Listener-Powered KEXP

It was a sunny August afternoon in Seattle’s University District when I first found the radio station. I had walked across campus and climbed 3 flights of stairs up to the gray, institutional door. I was a little out-of-breath. Peeking through the door’s window, I could see a room with white walls full of records, … Continue reading »

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Macklemore: The Seattle Rapper’s History and Best Songs

Macklemore and his collaborator Ryan Lewis wrote the song “Thrift Shop” because they thought it would be fun to make the video. A few years ago I interviewed Macklemore in person for KEXP Documentaries. He told me afterward that our talk was one of the only recorded sessions where he felt like his true self. … Continue reading »

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Macklemore: The Seattle Rapper's History and Best Songs

Macklemore and his collaborator Ryan Lewis wrote the song “Thrift Shop” because they thought it would be fun to make the video. A few years ago I interviewed Macklemore in person for KEXP Documentaries. He told me afterward that our talk was one of the only recorded sessions where he felt like his true self. … Continue reading »

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The Black Keys Battle RZA in New Video “The Baddest Man Alive”

Two-man band the Black Keys have been pumping out soulful bluesy garage rock since 2001. Their last couple of full-lengths El Camino and Brothers have gone gold and platinum. RZA is the chief producer and co-founder of hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan. His new martial arts film The Man with the Iron Fists comes out … Continue reading »

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