Near and Far
It’s almost as if, on The Marshall Mathers LP 2, he’s trying everything to be accepted and unacceptable, all at once. Yet his ability to be lyrically captivating through it all is astounding.
Soon-to-be London correspondent Ari Shapiro whipped up a playlist for NPR Music that’s especially for commuters who travel by bicycle. Even though you should totally never listen to music and bike at the same time.
From faithful solo sets to Television-indebted deconstructions, 2013 has been a renaissance to the fingerstyle guitar. And more so than any year, American Primitive ain’t just for loners anymore.
In this week’s two-hour mix, Metropolis host Jason Bentley spotlights a new single from German producer Tensnake, the latest from tech-house veterans Booka Shade and even a little Arcade Fire.
KPFK’s global music DJ recently visited Brazil, and he brings NPR’s Arun Rath a stack of new music he discovered there.
In this week’s two-hour mix, Metropolis host Jason Bentley spins production-duo-of-the-moment Dusky, BBC “future star” Jonas Rathsman, deep house posterboys Hot Natured, and much more.
From pulsing techno to alluring ambient, hear what happens when two seemingly opposite musical realms collide on the dance floor and in the chill room. Hear Madonna collaborator William Orbit’s take on Beethoven, a beatified version of Barber’s Adagio and a techno take on the Carmina Burana.
This week’s two-hour mix by Metropolis host Jason Bentley was recorded live at the Amsterdam Dance Event. Tracks include Booka Shade, Maya Jane Coles, and local heroes Kraak & Smaak.
Fiona Ritchie, host of The Thistle & Shamrock, picks a handful of Celtic songs that will get you rockin’ and reelin’ — from fiddler Eileen Ivers to Irish guitar master Arty McGlynn.
This week’s two-hour mix by Metropolis host Jason Bentley includes the futuristic dance sounds of R&B singer Jessy Lanza, trip-hop trio London Grammar, Norwegian disco god Todd Terje, and much more.