The Weekly Mix

The Weekly Mix
Formerly titled “Music That Matters,” The Weekly Mix delivers a wonderfully eclectic mix from the knowledgeable KEXP DJs straight to your ears. With a range of themes curated by a different DJ each week and featuring genre-defying artists from around the world, The Weekly Mix helps you cut through the clutter of the digital landscape by highlighting music we think you should hear. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your work day, your work out, or your whatever!

The Weekly Mix, Vol. 727 - Dream In Technicolor
Jul 3 • 64 min
A soundtrack to feel our magic, experience our truth, and burn through the veil of illusion that permeates our world. Presented by Kevin Cole, this mix features new music from Tropea, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Austra, Chicano Batman, Joensuu 1685,…
The Weekly Mix, Vol. 726 - KEXPride 2020
Jun 26 • 95 min
In honor of the contributions and accomplishments of the LGBTQIA+ community, DJ Riz and KEXP alumnus DJ El Toro present the 2020 KEXPride mix (formerly known as “The Big Gay Podcast”), celebrating a diverse of array of voices and musical styles. Songs to…
The Weekly Mix, Vol. 725 - NOWteenth
Jun 19 • 56 min
In honor of Juneteenth, Larry Mizell, Jr. provides audio artifact of free Black voices. Found therein the rage, the sadness, the smile hard-won. The narrow ledge of fatigue. And hopefully, the healing. 1. Angel Bat Dawid - Transition East 2. Yves Jarvis -…
The Weekly Mix, Vol. 724 - Black August Mixtape
Jun 12 • 57 min
This week, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, we are revisiting 2019’s Black August Mixtape. Celebrating Black liberation and global solidarity movements, DJ Gabriel Teodros curates this powerful mix featuring stand-out tracks from Salaam…
Listen: Black Lives Matter
Jun 5 • 2 min
A message from Kevin Cole, Afternoon Show host and Chief Content Officer, on behalf of KEXP. We urge anyone who is looking to learn more about and support ongoing racial justice to visit our page with Anti-Racist and Social Justice Resources. There you…
The Weekly Mix, Vol. 723 - Dripping Sun
May 29 • 74 min
In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Cheryl Waters, John Richards and Kevin Cole have teamed up to spotlight some of the many outstanding musical contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander artists throughout the world, featuring…
The Weekly Mix, Vol. 722 - World of Goth
May 22 • 96 min
To celebrate World Goth Day, KEXP’s DJ Sharlese has curated a mystic mix that reaches deep into the realm of darkness. Featuring artists from around the world, including Turkey’s She Past Away, Colombia’s Antiflvx, Ukraine’s Icy Men, and Seattle’s own…
The Weekly Mix, Vol. 721 - Surprise
May 15 • 67 min
Straight from the home of Cheryl Waters, this edition of The Weekly Mix brings songs to keep you company in times of isolation, whether you’re dancing the anxiety away or finding time to reflect. What comes as no surprise is the eclectic array of featured…
The Weekly Mix, Vol. 720 - Songs for Creation
May 8 • 77 min
DJs Evie, Miss Ashley and Michele Myers team up for KEXP’s first Birth Playlist, “Songs for Creation.” Three warm, comforting and inspiring sets that soundtrack the world’s greatest creative process. We invite everyone to come along on this musical…
The Weekly Mix, Vol. 719 - Cancel Rent and Chill
May 1 • 50 min
This week’s mix is hosted by DJ Gabriel Teodros and features artists like Yazmin Lacey, Quelle Chris and Princess Nokia. It’s dedicated to all the medical workers, first responders, grocery store workers, farm workers, sanitation workers, postal workers,…
The Weekly Mix, Vol. 718 - Sounds of Quarantine
Apr 24 • 47 min
This week’s episode of The Weekly Mix, hosted by John Richards, features a number of songs written in response to the COVID-19 virus, shining a light on artists helping others. This includes new tracks from Ben Gibbard, Shane Tutmarc, Shinyribs and Empty…
The Weekly Mix, Vol. 717 - Inside Voices
Apr 17 • 69 min
DJ Kevin Cole brings a new mix of songs that will get inside your head, including tracks from Lee Fields and The Expressions, Yin Yin, JFDR, ALTA and Chuck Prophet. 1. Land of Talk - Weight of That Weekend 2. Diet Cig - Thriving 3. Chuck Prophet -…
The Weekly Mix, Vol. 716 - Get To Know You
Apr 10 • 62 min
Wherever you may be, Cheryl Waters offers you solace in music. Her latest mix soothes and uplifts, featuring a variety of local and global sounds from Tomo Nakayama to Lido Pimienta, Caribou to Songhoy Blues and many more. 1. MULA - Ella Sabe 2. DJ Shadow…
The Weekly Mix, Vol. 715 - The Pandemic Home Schooling Edition featuring Henry Richards and his dad, John “In The Morning” Richards
Apr 3 • 49 min
This podcast features important work being done by Steve Earle, the return of Archers of Loaf, a shoegaze jaunt featuring a band named after DJ John Peel and a few of our favorite local bands. Plus, Henry!!! 1. Steve Earle & The Dukes - Devil Put the Coal…
714 - Spring Sunrise
Mar 27 • 76 min
Pacific Notions host DJ Alex shares a calming springtime mix of ambient, neo-classical, and new age songs to welcome the new season and provide some sonic solace during these stressful times. 1. Haythem Mahbouli - Birth 2. Valotihkuu - Sunrise Lullaby 3.…
713 - Persian New Year
Mar 20 • 48 min
Persian New Year, or Norooz, occurs every spring equinox and dates back 3,000 years. In celebration of this tradition, DJ Darek Mazzone shares songs from the Iranian diaspora, encompassing everything from hip-hop to ambient to folk music. Melding the rich…
712 - Eurosonic 2020
Mar 13 • 63 min
DJ Kevin Cole features some of the best of the Eurosonic Noorderslag music festival―a festival designed to break new and emerging bands and artists. You’ll hear great new music from the Ukraine, Switzerland, Finland, Belgium, Slovakia, Romania, England,…
711 - She Knows
Mar 6 • 65 min
Cheryl Waters shares her curated mix for International Womxn’s Day, highlighting the voices of powerful women creating genre-bending and envelope-pushing music around the world. Featuring KEXP favorites like Brittany Howard, Jay Som and Chastity Belt,…
710 - International Podcast of Mystery
Feb 28 • 42 min
Allow John Richards to introduce John…Richards. It’s the international podcast of mystery podcast. Austin Powers jokes aside, this one starts off in Spain and hops around Europe and North America, with a few stops in ye olde Seattle and a finish with pals…
709 - New Planetary Vibrations
Feb 21 • 71 min
Wo’Pop host Darek Mazzone shares music from this year’s 17th annual Globalfest in New York City, where 12 bands from around the world showcased a range of boundary-pushing sounds. Celebrating cultural traditions with plenty of modern edge, the next…
708 - Love & Fire
Feb 14 • 45 min
DJ Michele from KEXP’s ”Friday Night” spins Love & Fire: Songs of devotion & combustion to heat up your Valentine’s Day, featuring Sampa the Great, The Kills, Tei Shi, Nilüfer Yanya, Caribou, Toro y Moi & more! 1. Tei Shi - Bassically 2. Animal Island -…
707 - Sound Off! 2020 Semifinalists
Feb 7 • 57 min
Leading up to MoPOP’s annual Sound Off! competition, Audioasis host Eva Walker showcases the 12 Pacific Northwestern 21-and-under artists competing in the semifinals. Covering a wide array of genres from hip-hop to metal to jazz fusion (and some killer…
706 - Evolving Through Revolving
Jan 31 • 76 min
The music spins, the energy spins, and DJ Kevin Cole spins the soundtrack with new TORRES, Akasha System, Poliça, Rocketship and more swirling wonderment. 1. Orion Sun - Ne Me Quitte Pas (Don’t Leave Me) 2. The Jack Moves - Three The Hard Way 3. TORRES -…
705 - What Are You Waiting For?
Jan 24 • 52 min
John Richards is proud to present this episode of the Music That Matters podcast, spotlighting a diverse group of artists who are sharing beauty, intensity, and fun through their music. There’s dream pop, electronica, shoegaze, soul and more. We could not…
704 - The 2010s in Review
Jan 17 • 113 min
KEXP DJs Cheryl Waters, Kevin Cole and John Richards pick their favorite songs of the decade, from Arcade Fire to Lizzo, Deerhunter to A Tribe Called Quest, and discuss the personal and cultural impact of music in the 2010s. 1. Arcade Fire - Ready to…
703 - Special PNKSLM Edition
Jan 10 • 56 min
In this unique edition of Music That Matters, KEXP’s Atticus focuses on Sweden’s PNKSLM Recordings (Sudakistan, Chemtrails, HOLY). Along with playing some of his favorite releases, he talks with founders Luke Reilly and Johan Alm about the origins and…
702 - With Precision We Design The Decade
Jan 3 • 36 min
KEXP’s Stas THEE Boss, host of Street Sounds, brings you this week’s mix, featuring music from Pink Lotion, Kassa Overall, Akai Solo & Pink Siifu and more: “A carefully crafted experience with astral intentions. I desire freedom in music. Genres are cute…
701- New Year, New Me!
Dec 27, 2019 • 87 min
Start the New Year with new music as DJ Kevin Cole features current favorites from all over the world including Slovakia, Colombia, Canada, Australia, Germany, Iceland, Senegal, Great Britain, Belgium, Croatia, Mexico, the USA, and the Pacific Northwest.…
700 - I Got Myself A Present
Dec 20, 2019 • 43 min
Sonic Reducer host and holiday music collector Brian Foss shares 13 festive tracks - Christmas music for people who don’t like Christmas music. The mix features songs from Mike Krol, Sweet Reaper, Mariya May and Kathleen Edwards. 1. Mike Krol - Won’t Be…
699 - Queen of the Rodeo
Dec 13, 2019 • 55 min
Moody, defiant, empowered, and completely original. Every song on Cheryl Waters’ latest musical collage is fit for a Queen. This mix features compelling tracks from Vivian Girls, Seratones, Squid and Orville Peck. 1. Cigarettes After Sex - Heavenly 2.…
698 - Mellow Winter Edition
Dec 6, 2019 • 56 min
Say “hovvdy” (howdy) to a great set of mellow music favorites from John Richards that would fit right in on any Lite FM…in Hell. 1. Bonnie “Prince” Billy - In Good Faith (feat. Joan Shelley) 2. Bonny Light Horseman - Deep In Love 3. Futurebirds - Waiting…
697 - New Sounds of the Levant: Radical New Music from the Middle East
Nov 29, 2019 • 65 min
KEXP Wo’Pop host Darek Mazzone spent time in Amman, Jordan this summer. He dug deep into music from all over the region and selected tracks that best reflect the ever changing nature of this amazing part of the world, including music from Palestine’s DAM…
696 - Pre-Winter Chillout
Nov 22, 2019 • 60 min
Most of us get stressed out this time of year, right? RIGHT?? Expansions’ own DJ Brit is here to help you chill the bleep out. A very nice hour of ambient and experimental music for you to get a hot stone massage to. 1. Black Lodge Singers - On the Move…
695 - Seeker
Nov 15, 2019 • 68 min
Midday Show host Cheryl Waters is back with another dynamic mix of her latest favorites in global and local sounds. Encompassing everything from jangle pop to soul, anthemic rock to proto-punk, this is a mix for seekers of all kinds. Among the artists…
694 - Ding Dong Scrambled Eggs
Nov 8, 2019 • 53 min
This is the ‘work ding dong scrambled eggs into a conversation’ Music That Matters Podcast featuring the best in international and local music, from Angel Olsen and Georgia to SISTERS and Lisa Prank, and hosted by your pal John Richards. 1. Swans - It’s…
693 - Iceland Airwaves 2019
Nov 1, 2019 • 109 min
DJ Kevin Cole guides you through some of the best of this year’s Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, one of the world’s premier music discovery festivals showcasing awesome new and emerging Nordic artists alongside forward-thinking international acts across…
692 - SPOT Festival in Aarhus
Oct 25, 2019 • 75 min
Your overnight goblin, Abbie, takes you on a journey of musical discovery inspired by her visit to SPOT Festival in Aarhus, Denmark this past Spring. Founded in 1994, SPOT began as a local music event and has since grown considerably, hosting early…
691 - NOW That’s What I Call Sean’s Podcast! 27
Oct 18, 2019 • 72 min
Are you ready for NOW? Seventeen of today’s hottest superstars in one all new power-packed podcast! Move into a new dimension with the year’s biggest songs! NOW you can have all your favorite hits right here, right NOW! Chart-toppers from Cherushii &…
690 - Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Oct 11, 2019 • 84 min
In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, KEXP DJs Gabriel Teodros, OCnotes, Miss Ashley and Chilly put together a mix featuring music from and inspired by Indigenous artists all around the globe. Encompassing a diversity of voices, soundscapes and histories,…
689 - Here Right Now
Oct 4, 2019 • 99 min
Greg Vandy delivers a diverse mix of super indie roots and rock n’ roll songs for Right Now. Twenty-three mostly new recordings from your soon-to-be favorite bands and space cowboys. 1. Garrett T. Capps - Here Right Now 2. The Nude Party - Feels Alright…
688 - The Mostest Bestest
Sep 27, 2019 • 53 min
A tour de force of the mostest bestest songs from KEXP’s Morning Show, hosted by Mr. John Richards. This may one day be regarded as the definitive podcast of the year 2019. Your move, world. 1. Black Country, New Road - Sunglasses 2. IDLES - I Dream…
687 - Encendemos
Sep 20, 2019 • 96 min
KEXP’s El Sonido compiles a mix of recent modern Latin favorites featuring a wide array of genres spanning 14 different countries, including Argentina, Peru, Guatemala, El Salvador, Brazil and beyond. 1. Daymé Arocena - La Rumba Me Llamo Yo (Canyonazo…
686 - Transitions (Virgo Szn)
Sep 13, 2019 • 54 min
DJ Mike Ramos – born September 20, on the Virgo/Libra cusp – brings you a diverse mix reflecting on summer highlights and preparing for the approaching fall. Features local and international artists ranging from rising young talents (Deaton Chris Anthony,…
685 - Yakamoz
Sep 6, 2019 • 58 min
The fragrance of adventure and poetry endlessly pervades DJ Kevin Cole’s latest music mix featuring new sounds from Vanishing Twin, KOKOKO!, Khruangbin, girl in red, Sleater-Kinney, and more bands to delight and inspire. 1. Penelope Isles - Gnarbone 2.…
684 - Runcast, Marathon Edition
Aug 30, 2019 • 224 min
It’s literally the MARATHON edition of the Music That Matters Podcast. Hosted by KEXP’s John Richards, and infused with music and inspirational messages, this 3-plus hour podcast takes you through every aspect and emotion of running a marathon. We’re…
683 - Melody of Love
Aug 23, 2019 • 73 min
Take a cathartic sonic journey through love and loss with DJ Cheryl Waters on her latest mix featuring tracks from Julia Jacklin, Purple Mountains, Ty Segall, and Combo Chimbita. 1. Julia Jacklin - Body 2. Camp Saint Helene - Farfisa Song 3. Juliper Sky -…
682 - Mixtape Week Edition
Aug 16, 2019 • 54 min
DJ Riz delivers a smooth late-night mix featuring Four Tet, Blood Orange, Quelle Chris, JusMoni and Makaya McCraven. In his words, “In honor of KEXP’s mixtape week, here’s a little contemporary something I put together in my head then on ‘tape. I don’t…
681 - Black August Mixtape
Aug 9, 2019 • 57 min
Celebrating Black liberation and global solidarity movements, DJ Gabriel Teodros curates this powerful mix featuring stand-out tracks from Salaam Remi & Black Thought, Shafiq Husayn, DAM, Tobe Nwigwe, Klassy & Ruby Ibarra, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley…
680 - Dancing in the Streets
Aug 2, 2019 • 48 min
Summer festival season is upon us! It’s time to gather together with your family, friends, and neighbors, celebrating the sunny weather and all that your community has to offer. With new tracks from Bleached, Mal Blum, Apex Manor, and more, DJ Kevin Cole…
679 - Stars Are The Light
Jul 26, 2019 • 75 min
DJ Cheryl Waters’ latest mix is the perfect cosmic soundtrack to stargazing on late summer nights. With energetic new tracks from Broken Social Scene, Moon Duo, Kishi Bashi, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, you might even get a glimpse into another…
678 - Shut Up and Play the Riffs
Jul 19, 2019 • 54 min
Overnight DJ Reeves brings a mix of some of the best new guitar riffs from around the world, featuring the rock of Sheer Mag, the metal of Russian Circles, the punk of Otoboke Beaver & the desert rock of Mdou Moctar. Air guitar not required, but highly…
677 - Runcast, Vol. 17
Jul 12, 2019 • 63 min
This one (pardon the pun) runs the gammut from amazing music to jokes about runners. Sing, laugh, run! 1. Sharon Van Etten - Every Time the Sun Comes Up 2. Slaughter Beach, Dog - Good Ones 3. Cave Singers - Have to Pretend 4. Spoon - I Turn My Camera On…
676 - Grand-Slammable
Jul 5, 2019 • 46 min
DJ Kevin Cole hits it out of the park with a rockin’ music mix featuring new Sleater-Kinney, Amyl and the Sniffers, Bill Callahan, Sufjan Stevens, and local artist Hezza Fezza sampling the purple one explain his concept of time. Glam slam grand slam. 1.…
675 - Big Gay Podcast 2019
Jun 28, 2019 • 63 min
In celebration of Pride Month, DJs Riz, Brit Hansen, StasTHEEBoss, and Larry Rose curate a mix of LGBTQ artists from across the globe whose work is pushing creative boundaries, including Melanie Charles, Girl In Red, Wizard Apprentice, and Jusmoni. 1.…
674 - Colors
Jun 21, 2019 • 63 min
Put some color into your ears and your life with DJ Cheryl Waters’ mix, featuring vibrant new songs from Just Mustard, Stef Chura, and Charly Bliss. 1. Just Mustard - Frank 2. Alex Lahey - Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself 3. Supercrush - I’ve Been Around 4.…
673 - Runcast, Vol. 16
Jun 14, 2019 • 61 min
John Richards and special guest, KEXP volunteer and marathon expert Ken Tarleton, take you through the DOs of being a runner. 1. Liela Moss - “Wild as Fire” 2. Mitski - “Geyser” 3. Blushing - “The Truth” 4. Calexico and Iron and Wine - “Father Mountain”…
672 - My Body My Choice
Jun 7, 2019 • 51 min
Greta Rose has collected 13 tracks that take you on an immersive, sonic adventure ranging from celestial shoegaze to dream-pop and eminent rock. An auspicious compilation climaxing with a trancey number “My Body” - the song and inspiration for the title…
671 - Silken Peacock
May 31, 2019 • 61 min
Like the extravagant iridescent plumage of the peacock, DJ Kevin Cole’s latest Music That Matters mixtape comes in many musical colors and includes new songs from Hatchie, Kishi Bashi, Jamila Woods, Chong the Nomad, and Ibibio Sound Machine. Silken…
670 - Trans Musicales 2018 Highlights
May 24, 2019 • 74 min
DJ Morgan guides you through a musical journey of the sessions that KEXP captured at the 2018 Trans Musicales Festival in Rennes, France, including tracks from Sink Ya Teeth, Nabihah Iqbal, and WOOZE. 1. The Blind Suns - Personal Way of Love 2. Nabihah…
669 - Another Kind of Love
May 17, 2019 • 62 min
Seattle summer is just around the corner and Cheryl Waters is here to bring you the soundtrack to warm days and nights, featuring new tracks from Diane Coffee, Body Type, Tacocat, and MorMor. Ida Wenøe - Another Kind of Love Laura Gibson - Domestication…
668 - Runcast, Vol. 15
May 10, 2019 • 64 min
KEXP’s John Richards takes you along the full journey of a long run with songs of inspiration and fun including the one song he played 13-straight times while running the NY Marathon. Devon Welsh - I’ll Be Your Ladder Star Slinger - Choose Yourself Stats…
667 - Descubre El Sonido
May 3, 2019 • 69 min
DJ Chilly, host of KEXP’s El Sonido, compiles a mix of recent modern Latin favorites featuring a wide array of genres from eleven different countries - from Costa Rica to Spain, the U.S.A. to Colombia and beyond. ¡Buen provecho! 1. Nicola Cruz - Hacia…
666 - The One With All The Shiny Songs
Apr 26, 2019 • 39 min
In this ominously numbered episode, DJ Evie returns with a devilishly good set of sparkly songs that shimmer and shine, including new tracks from Kero Kero Bonito, Barrie, and Jamila Woods. 1. MorMor - Outside 2. Pure Bathing Culture - Devotion 3. Kero K
665 - Favorite Flavors of La Troix
Apr 19, 2019 • 49 min
DJ Troy “La Troix” Nelson picks out his favorite musical flavors in this bubbly mix that washes down like a fancy beverage. Sample new tracks from Weyes Blood, Julia Shapiro, and Diane Coffee in twelve-pack of melodic refreshments. 1. Weyes Blood - Every
664 - About The Light
Apr 12, 2019 • 71 min
Need some new music for your springtime adventures? Cheryl Waters has you covered with new tracks from Kevin Morby, Shana Cleveland, and Weyes Blood to bring more light into your musical life. 1. Shana Cleveland - Face of the Sun 2. Emma Lee Toyoda - Pl
663 - Good Advice
Apr 5, 2019 • 62 min
Would you like some good advice? Well, you’ve come to the right spot! It’s the good advice Music That Matters podcast with John Richards, featuring new songs from Damien Jurado, Swervedriver, The Budos Band, and Leggy! 1. Star Slinger - Choose Yourself
662 - The Power Is In You
Mar 29, 2019 • 45 min
You’ve made it this far against the odds and the power is in you. DJ Kevin Cole provides your next level soundtrack with new music from Fontaines D.C., illuminati hotties, Helado Negro, Queen Zee, and more! 1. illuminati hotties - I Wanna Keep Yr Dog
661 - Pacific Notions 101
Mar 22, 2019 • 89 min
DJ Alex hosts an intro course on his new weekly specialty show Pacific Notions that airs Sunday mornings 6-9 am PST and spotlights the best in ambient, neo-classical, new age, downtempo, post-rock, and other atmospheric styles. 1. Umber - Harvest 2. Jef
660 - Can’t Calm Down
Mar 15, 2019 • 66 min
As the Seattle spring starts to emerge, amazing music is coming hard and fast and Cheryl Waters’ latest mix helps you pick out some of the highlights of the last few weeks, featuring new tracks from Lady Lamb, Sharon Van Etten, Tacocat, and Better Oblivio
659 - The Earworms Come Out In The Spring
Mar 8, 2019 • 47 min
Grab your passport and join DJ Larry Rose as he takes an international journey to seek out some of the most infectious earworms from South Korea, Japan, South Africa, Germany, London, Canada, and the US. Included in the mix are great new songs from Chroma
658 - Glossy Neo-Soul Guitar Rock
Mar 1, 2019 • 57 min
The latest episode of the Music That Matters podcast (starring John Richards as John Richards) isn’t a running podcast but that doesn’t mean you can’t run to to these new songs from Strand of Oaks, Nanami Ozone, and Left At London. 1. Strand of Oaks - We
657 - Songs For Times Like These
Feb 22, 2019 • 39 min
DJ Don Slack goes through the lineage of American music to present a mix of songs for the moment we’re in, including new songs from Ryan Bingham, Hayes Carll, and Adia Victoria. 1. Hayes Carll – Times Like These 2. Ryan Bingham – Jingle and Go 3. Steve
656 - Breathe More Deeply
Feb 15, 2019 • 54 min
DJ Kevin Cole brings you a new music mix to circulate deep within your personal galaxy tapping into the lifeforce of sonic awesomeness with new songs from Ellis May, Pedro the Lion, Ibibio Sound Machine, Please the Trees, and more! 1. Criminal Hygiene -
655 - 2019 MoPOP Sound Off! Semifinalists
Feb 8, 2019 • 53 min
Ahead of the 2019 MoPOP Sound Off! semifinals, Audioasis host Eva Walker showcases the 12 Northwestern Under 21 artists competing in the local music competition. 1. Alex Cade - Woosha 2. Baja Boy - Finally Done 3. Crissy P - My Mind 4. Fuzz Mutt - Qui
654 - Island Vibes
Feb 1, 2019 • 55 min
DJ Miss Ashley brings you some of her current favorites from Jamaica to Zambia, Toronto to Italy, spanning reggae, Latin pop, and hip-hop beats. Let new songs from Jah9, Alex Anwandter, Waahli, and more bring you the right vibes from all over the globe!
653 - Nobody Puts Abbie In The Corner
Jan 25, 2019 • 64 min
Follow the insomnia-ridden princess of the KEXP overnight onto the dancefloor to shake out your stresses and excesses while she weaves together her favorite new releases that include a placeholder, a Berlin heroine, and hidden gems from the enchanted land
652 - Thank You Maximum Rocknroll
Jan 18, 2019 • 29 min
Sonic Reducer’s DJ Jenn highlights a wave of brilliant new punks including Khiis, Lexicon, and Jabber, and pays tribute to Maximum Rocknroll on the day it announced the end of the print run of the essential punk zine. 1. Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastrie
651 - The Not Goth but Still Sorta Witchy Podcast
Jan 11, 2019 • 58 min
DJ Atticus returns with another round of music colored with shades of goth, including tracks from The Twilight Sad, Parisalexa, All Them Witches, and plenty of other witches. 1. All Them Witches - Diamond 2. Blackwater Holylight - Sunrise 3. Klaus Johann
650 - Drowning in the Sound
Jan 4, 2019 • 60 min
Start off your year by surrounding yourself with new aural experiences when you dive into Cheryl Waters’ latest mix of her current favorites, including new songs from Sloucher, Amanda Palmer, and Big Joanie. 1. Team Dreams - Black Screen 2. Matthew Dear
649 - Colossus - 2018 Year In Review
Dec 28, 2018 • 83 min
DJ Kevin Cole brings a colossus mix of some of the best music of 2018, including tracks from artists both new and established that ruled KEXP’s airwaves and in-studio sessions all year long. Love yourself and love this mix! It’s what’s really going on… 1
648 - Merry Xmas (Face The Future)
Dec 21, 2018 • 51 min
Ahead of his traditional Christmas Day show, Brian Foss, host of Sonic Reducer and KEXP’s de facto authority on non-traditional Christmas songs, brings you a mix of newer holiday songs that have tickled his fancy this season, including tracks from BEAK>,
647 - Now That’s What I Call Troy, Vol. 8
Dec 14, 2018 • 54 min
Looking for something to soundtrack your holiday party that isn’t holiday music? Troy Nelson’s latest collection of certified smash hits will light up any occasion with new songs from Toro Y Moi, El Ten Eleven, and Foxxxy Mulder. 1. Cobra Man - Bad Feeli
646 - These Northwest Songs Are Awesome
Dec 7, 2018 • 67 min
Looking for more awesome music in your life? Check out some of the freshest sounds from the Northwest as Audioasis host Eva Walker takes you through a mix highlighting music from Tres Leches, Riot AF, Familiars, and Prom Queen and others. 1. Tres Leches
645 - The Promise of Every Path
Nov 30, 2018 • 73 min
DJ Kevin Cole unleashes an ambitious mix that is all over the map musically and literally with independent label punk, hip-hop, neo-soul, global folk, and electronica from Ireland, Italy, Turkey, France, Germany, and all over the States including Minneapo
644 - Dose Your Dreams
Nov 23, 2018 • 62 min
Cheryl Waters’ latest mix is filled dope, devoted, and dosed songs to soundtrack your consciousness - or, if you listen as you fall asleep, your dreams - with new music from IAN SWEET, Adia Victoria, and Kikagaku Moyo. 1. Ocean Hope - Devotion 2. Maribo
643 - You Can Do Almost Anything
Nov 16, 2018 • 55 min
It’s the “You Can Do Almost Anything to This Podcast” Music That Matters Podcast, featuring the finest in new music from Liela Moss, Tres Leches, Guerilla Toss, and The Twilight Sad, as well as more music from across this golden, shimmering universe we c
642 - Orange Leaf Music For When You’re Feelin’ Blue
Nov 9, 2018 • 53 min
Open your ears and mind as Sunday Soul host OCNotes sets you on the path to a blissed-out autumn with a mix featuring tracks from Blvck Spvde, Sen Morimoto, Lion Babe, and Brett Eclectic. 1. Blvck Spvde - After 2. Brett Eclectic - My Fix Of U 3. 10-4
641 - Iceland Airwaves 2018 Preview Part Two: Fire
Nov 5, 2018 • 59 min
Part two of DJ Kevin Cole’s Iceland Airwaves 2018 music festival preview features new pop and rock leaning tracks, from the hardcore sounds of Une Miserè, to the atmospheric post rock of Sólstafir, to the beautiful harmonies of Árstíðir. 1. Teitur Magnú
640 - Iceland Airwaves 2018 Preview Part One: Ice
Nov 2, 2018 • 58 min
DJ Kevin Cole previews the 2018 Iceland Airwaves music festival and the rich Icelandic music scene. Episode one, Ice, features a slew of brilliant atmospheric and chill songs along with a bit of goth-tinged electronica and a smoking hot new Júníus Meyvan
639 - All Is Love
Oct 26, 2018 • 58 min
DJ Shannon unleashes her favorite songs from the best UK bands right now such as long-time favorites, Frightened Rabbit and Twilight Sad. Also featuring new amazing talents: Idles, Boy Azooga, Avalanche Party and more. That’s entertainment! 1. Frightened
638 - Hi Hello
Oct 19, 2018 • 64 min
Hazy melodies from legends and upstarts alike flow through Cheryl Waters’ latest mix of her favorite songs, featuring new songs from Johnny Marr, J Mascis, Menace Beach, and Boy Azooga. 1. Eggshells - Bone Marrow 2. Chromatics - Blue Girl 3. Film School
637 - Runcast, Vol. 14
Oct 12, 2018 • 67 min
John Richards’ latest installment in the Runner Powered Podcast series takes songs from Matthew Dear, Spirit Award, and Shakey Graves to inspire you to keep you running (with a special surprise at the end.) 1. Matthew Dear - Bunny’s Dream 2. Maribou Stat
636 - An Autumn Mix
Oct 5, 2018 • 61 min
“With sounds both psychedelic and silver, DJ Hans leads you through the desert and into a musical oasis on this week’s episode of Music That Matters, featuring new songs from Kikagaku Moyo, John Grant, and Charles Bradley. 1. Kikagaku Moyo - Dripping Sun
635 - Awesome Tapes From Africa Spotlight
Sep 28, 2018 • 102 min
On this episode of Music That Matters, Wo’ Pop host Darek Mazzone highlights artists on the record label Awesome Tapes From Africa, including Professor Rhythm, Dur-Dur Band, and Awa Poulo. 1. Professor Rhythm - Raditaba (Nozindaba) 2. Hailu Mergia - Tizi
634 - Embrace The Gift
Sep 21, 2018 • 51 min
DJ Kevin Cole lays down a new music mix that flows together into an expressive, wondrously beautiful whole. Take the journey with new music from Say Sue Me, Art d’Ecco, Ross From Friends, Laura Gibson, and more. 1. Say Sue Me - Just Joking Around 2. Ou
633 - The Echo of The World
Sep 14, 2018 • 70 min
Sublime guitars, processed beats, and resonant tones echo through Cheryl Waters’ latest Music That Matters mix, featuring new songs from NAVVI, Cloud Nothings, OCNotes, and Our Girl. 1. Planes on Paper - All That’s Flesh Is Grass 2. OCNotes - True To
632 - Runcast, Vol. 13
Sep 7, 2018 • 70 min
John Richards leads you through the latest installment of our Runner Powered Podcasts - the “I like to eat, and drink, a lot (everything hurts and I’m dying!) running podcast”, featuring music from Virginia Wing, Metric, Grapetooth, and Spiritualized. 1.
631 - This Feeling
Aug 31, 2018 • 65 min
Chase that feeling as the summer comes to a close with Cheryl Waters’ latest mix of new music from Neko Case, Tres Leches, Forth Wanderers, and Wand. 1. Neko Case - Last Lion of Albion 2. Candi Staton - Confidence 3. Tres Leches - No Llores 4. Wand - Th
630 - Patio Mixer Late Summer Mixdown Mix
Aug 24, 2018 • 61 min
“It’s almost September and I haven’t even been to Colman Pool yet,” you think, gazing at a half-full coconut LaCroix perched precariously on the railing outside. The sky is clogged with smoke and yes, Leo season went by quickly, but don’t despair! Late su
629 - Luminous Waves
Aug 17, 2018 • 52 min
Discover luminous waves of song on DJ Kevin Cole’s latest Music That Matters mixtape featuring new tracks from Still Corners, Tunng, Spiritualized, Shy Boys, Desert Mountain Tribe, and many more! 1. Smokescreens - Used To Yesterday 2. Cold Soda - House