Saturday, November 24, 2018

Random Access Memories

New Zealand punk, Thai oldies, Soviet space disco, Algerian 78s, Euro psych, and female hip hop pioneers

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Hosono House Party

One of the most beloved Japanese musicians of all time, a man of many hats -- composer, folk musician, pop star, producer, rapper, rocker, songwriter -- Hauromi "Harry" Hosono's reputation and influence extends far beyond the archipelago. A member of Apryl Fool, Happy End, Yellow Magic Orchestra, and Tin Pan Alley, Hosono helped shape nearly every significant Japanese pop music trend of the last 50 years.

We've put together a career-spanning tribute, from the early psychedelic rock and folk 70s, through the electronic and city pop eighties and collaborative nineties, to 21st century soundtracks and tributes.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Left Field

Three hours of unexpected hip hop from unexpected places

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Nobody Knows About Persian Cats | Iran, 1906 - 2018

Photo by Taleen Dersdepanian

Persian classical, folk, funk, hip hop, pop, and psychedelic tracks, spanning most of last century and all of this one

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