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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!

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    • 4.6 • 477 Ratings

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!

    Live on KEXP with Japanese Breakfast

    Live on KEXP with Japanese Breakfast

    Today, we bring you an episode of KEXP's Live on KEXP podcast featuring an exclusive session with Japanese Breakfast.

    There are many negative ways one could sum up 2021 but one shining bright positive title we can give it is "The Year of Michelle Zauner." The Oregon-born artist is probably best known as Japanese Breakfast and released the stellar album Jubilee this June but is also now an acclaimed author with the release of the New York Times bestseller Crying in H Mart in April. 

    For this episode of Live on KEXP we share a clip of Zauner’s conversation with Cheryl Waters about how writing the book exorcised the pain and trauma so that she could portray the joy felt on Jubilee. Zauner then plays four tracks from Jubilee plus one from her side project with Crying’s Ryan Galloway, BUMPER.

    Recorded June 21, 2021.

    Songs performed:


    Kokomo, IN


    Tactics


    Be Sweet


    Savage Good Boy


    Ballad O

    Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTube

    For a new KEXP session delivered to your feed every week, including recent favorites like Bachelor, José González, Arlo Parks, Yu Su, and Little Simz, subscribe to Live on KEXP wherever you listen to podcasts.

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    • 23 min
    Tori Amos on Synesthesia and Her New Album

    Tori Amos on Synesthesia and Her New Album

    Today, we bring you an exclusive interview with Tori Amos, from KEXP's Sound & Vision podcast.

    Tori Amos talks about her new album, 'Ocean to Ocean,' and how she experiences visual trips of synesthesia when playing and listening to music. She also discusses how the pandemic impacted her mental health, strengthened her connection to nature, and influenced songs on the album.

    For more stories like these, including recent interviews with The War On Drugs, Damon Albarn, and Wet Leg, check out KEXP's Sound & Vision wherever you listen to podcasts.

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    • 15 min
    Got Adventurous Taste?

    Got Adventurous Taste?

    John Richards has a message for you.

    Follow his advice and subscribe to KEXP's Song of the Day wherever you get your podcasts.

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    • 51 sec
    The End of The Weekly Mix...for now!

    The End of The Weekly Mix...for now!

    A message from John Richards about some changes to come on this feed. Stay subscribed for something new coming to this feed in 2022!

    In the meantime:
    Listen to previous episodes of The Weekly Mix here on this feed (they’re not going anywhere!)
    Explore the rest of KEXP's podcasts here. 
    Listen to your favorite DJson-demand via the KEXP app for iOS and Android or KEXP.ORG.
    Listen to artist-curated mixes through KEXP's Midnight in a Perfect World series.
    And of course, you can always listen to live DJ curation on KEXP radio at KEXP.ORG, the KEXP mobile app, or 90.3 FM in Seattle.

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    • 1 min
    The Weekly Mix, Vol. 787 - Runcast, Vol. 25

    The Weekly Mix, Vol. 787 - Runcast, Vol. 25

    In his final Runcast of the year – and KEXP's final episode of The Weekly Mix – John goes freeform to create a very personal Runcast just for you. Listen for advice, motivation, inspiration, and incredible music to power your run.

    1. The Antlers - Solstice
    2. Big Red Machine - Phoenix (feat. Fleet Foxes & Anaïs Mitchell)
    3. Big Red Machine - The Ghost of Cincinnati
    4. Public Service Broadcasting - Blue Heaven (feat. Andreya Casablanca)
    5. The Shivas - Undone
    6. The Parrots - You Work All Day And Then You Die
    7. Tycho & Benjamin Gibbard - Only Love
    8. Fort Romeau - Control
    9. Tycho - Pink & Blue
    10. Bad Bad Hats - Walkman
    11. Mac McCaughan - Dawn Bends
    12. Dummy - Daffodils
    13. The Violent Hearts - Everything and Nothing
    14. Lord Huron - Time to Run

    John Richards is the host of The Morning Show on KEXP, weekdays from 7-10am PT on KEXP.org, the KEXP app or 90.3 FM in Seattle.

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    • 1 hr
    The Weekly Mix, Vol. 786 - Best Laid Plans

    The Weekly Mix, Vol. 786 - Best Laid Plans

    DJ Kevin Cole curates tracks from some of the best albums of the year so far, songs from highly anticipated upcoming releases, and a few mind-benders from artists playing one of the best music festivals of the year, Iceland Airwaves. You’ll hear Arlo Parks, Ty Segall, Courtney Barnett, Hollis, Wet Leg and more!

    1. No-No Boy - The Best God Damn Band in Wyoming
    2. Wet Leg - Chaise Longue
    3. Nation of Language - This Fractured Mind
    4. Durand Jones & The Indications - Witchoo (feat. Aaron Frazer)
    5. Arlo Parks - Hurt
    6. Little Simz & Cleo Sol - Woman
    7. Emma-Jean Thackray - Say Something
    8. Ty Segall - Harmonizer
    9. Sleigh Bells - Locust Laced
    10. The Vega Bodegas - All My Fish Are Dead
    11. Squid - Narrator (feat. Martha Skye Murphy)
    12. TORRES - Thirstier
    13. The Weather Station - Tried To Tell You
    14. Mogwai - Ritchie Sacramento
    15. Ya Tseen - Knives (feat. Portugal. The Man)
    16. Yola - Stand for Myself
    17. Courtney Barnett - Rae Street
    18. HOLLIS - Less Like
    19. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Aces
    20. Black Pumas - Colors
    21. El Michels Affair - Murkit Gem
    22. Madlib & Four Tet - Road of the Lonely Ones
    23. Bicep - Sundial

    Kevin Cole is the host of Drive Time on KEXP, Tuesdays through Fridays from 4-7pm PT on KEXP.org, the KEXP app or 90.3 FM in Seattle.

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    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
477 Ratings

477 Ratings

olgaro79 ,

Running playlists are the best!

Such a great eclectic selection of music to help you get through whatever it is you’re doing! Love it!

typ993 ,

Sound quality has declined in last couple of months

KEXP podcasts have been sounding super-compressed in the last couple of months (June-Aug 2021), like a bad MP3 radio stream. I’ve sent my concern directly to KEXP, but haven’t heard back from them. Weird, since their radio stream doesn’t suffer from this. Really makes it hard to listen, since you know the music can sound a lot better than this.

Elh0bo ,

I love this! 😍

This is what I have been wanting! A playlist of curated eclectic music I can store on my phone so I don’t gotta use data. Thank you KEXP! Will be donating

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