For DJs John and Heidi Small, the 1980s was a decade of glowing, positive pop music.
KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to take a listen to songs by Puma Blue, Ric Wilson and Bardo Martinez.
For most people, "early music" means Beethoven, Bach and Debussy. But scholar Angela Mariani is interested in what came before.
Bo Leibowitz, DJ of the KCRW show "Strictly Jazz," shares the music he's been listening to, including singer Melody Gardot and archival tracks from Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
Mike Sharkey, host of "The Pickin' Post" on KUAF in Arkansas, shares some of his latest bluegrass and folk finds.
KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd shares new electronic music, including tracks by Cuco, Wajatta and Sudan Archives.
Atlanta's hip-hop scene is booming with new music from well-known acts like Migos and Lil Yachty. But there's a long list of up-and-comers bringing fresh sounds to the city.
To mark the 79th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's birth, KCRW DJ Liza Richardson digs through the Prince of Soul's archives.
De Lux's "Cause for Concern" and "A Girl Like You" by Alaskalaska are among KCRW DJ Mario Cotto's latest, danciest, favorites.
Óscar Esteban, DJ for "The Raving Caveman Show" on Barcelona City FM, shares selections from the Spanish psytrance scene.
KCRW DJ Karene Daniel shares music from several musicians pursuing solo projects, including Run Child Run, Hollie Cook of The Slits and Anna Burch of Failed Flowers.
Vannasone Keodara moved from Laos to the U.S. when she was a child, and now DJs on the radio show "Lao Diaspora."
KCRW DJ Marion Hodges shares her latest favorites, including the sentimental sounds of Sufjan Stevens, the bass grooves of Rhye and Gwenno, whose latest album is sung in Cornish.
WQXR DJ Terrance McKnight explores the history of the cello, including modern works from Philip Glass and Bright Sheng.
KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe shares his latest favorite funk-infused songs from artists including Ty Segall, Kali Uchis, and Superorganism.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson explores the Minneapolis music scene with Andrea Swensson, DJ and host on Minnesota Public Radio's The Current.
KCRW DJ Anne Litt's top choices include Texas band Khruangbin, Mexican singer Natalia Lafourcade and Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards.
KCRW's Eric J. Lawrence shares music from some of the overlooked musicians who died this year and deserve another listen, including pop singer Peter Sarstedt and jazz player Grady Tate.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson and DJ Mike Haile listen to some of their favorite Christmas songs, from Darlene Love to Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.
KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez shares his list of the top music from 2017, which includes musicians SZA, Yaeji and serpentwithfeet.