My KUTX: John Doe’s ‘Travis County World Tour’

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My KUTX: John Doe’s ‘Travis County World Tour’

Posted by on Jan 15, 2021

Photo by Michael Minasi/KUTX

John Doe is a singer, songwriter, author, actor, and owner of the Austin bar Long Play Lounge. Doe got his start with X, the seminal L.A. punk band that helped bring American roots music to a new generation. On Wednesday, January 20, Doe also winds up his “Travis County World Tour” at the iconic Hole In The Wall. The tour is a series of acoustic virtual concerts to help raise money for independent music venues during the pandemic, and on Wednesday Doe promises “as many requests as I can remember and fit into 75+ minutes.” You can make a request on Doe’s Instagram.

This week on My KUTX, we’re rebroadcasting Doe’s 2019 guest DJ set, full of noisy favorites from the Cramps and Austin’s Big Boys, the inspiring Cat Power, and a few deep cuts from Doe’s long career. Hear John Doe’s My KUTX on Saturday, January 16 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime in the player above.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: X – “The Unheard Music”]

1. The Cramps – “Human Fly”

2. Big Boys – “Red/Green” (Live At Raul’s)

3. Howlin’ Wolf – “Forty Four”

4. John Doe – “Wheels”

5. Particle Kid – “Lucky Penny”

6. Cat Power – “Woman”

7. The Modern Lovers – “I’m Straight”

8. Lee Dorsey – “Ride Your Pony”

9. Peter Case – “I Hear Your Voice”

10. Folk Uke – “Don’t Bite Beyonce”

11. Skating Polly – “Louder In Outer Space”

12. The Flesh Eaters – “Miss Muerte”

Soundfounder: The Avalanches Talk About Sampling And Working With Leon Bridges

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Soundfounder: The Avalanches Talk About Sampling And Working With Leon Bridges

Posted by on Jan 13, 2021

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX

Every Wednesday night, 8-9 p.m., Soundfounder plays electronic and beat music from Austin and around the world, focusing on new releases and old classics. On this week’s show, he’s joined by Tony Di Blasi, one half of the Australian electronic pioneers the Avalanches. Di Blasi talks about his love of sampling and working with Leon Bridges, Perry Farrell, and Blood Orange on the Avalanches’ new album We Will Always Love You. Plus, this week’s show features new music from Madlib, Denton’s Juicy The Emissary, and more.

Playlist:

1. Madlib – “Hopprock”

2. Björk – “All Is Full Of Love”

3. Apifera – “Énék Hamaguro”

4. Mr. Scruff – “Music Takes Me Up” (feat. Alice Russell)

5. Machinedrum – “Star” (feat. Mono/Poly & Tanerélle)

6. Salami Rose Joe Louis – “We’re Dumb”

7. Interview with Tony Di Blasi of the Avalanches

8. Juice The Emissary – “Yumy/Muny”

9. DANGERDOOM – “Crosshairs”

10. The Deli & Lumes – “Mauve”

11. Lealani – “The Night”

12. Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me” (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

13. Modeselektor – “The White Flash” (feat. Thom Yorke)

14. Janet Jackson – “If” (Kaytranada remix)

My KUTX: Nané

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Nané

Posted by on Jan 8, 2021

Nané is the January 2021 Artist of the Month. Photo by Alex Parker.

Daniel Sahad, singer for breakout Austin soul-rockers Nané, has a keen ear for detail. For his guest DJ set, Sahad shares an hour of his singing inspirations, and it’s obvious he’s a student of music. He draws from a wide range of singers: Brittany Howard’s tender growl; James Blakes’ tone and timbre; the pain in Son Little’s voice; the expressive joy in Vagabon’s. Hear Nané’s My KUTX on Saturday, January 9 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime in the player above.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Alabama Shakes – “Sound & Color”

2. Moses Sumney – “Plastic” (Mid-City Island Version)

3. The Arcs – “Stay In My Corner”

4. Son Little – “Your Love Will Blow Me Away When My Heart Aches”

5. Fleetwood Mac – “Need Your Love So Bad”

6. Michael Kiwanuka – “The Final Frame”

7. Sault – “Living In America”

8. Franc Moody – “Dopamine”

9. Saint Motel – “My Type”

10. Steve Lacy – “Playground”

11. Vagabon – “Water Me Down”

12. James Blake – “Life Round Here” (feat. Chance The Rapper)

13. EARTHGANG – “UP”

Soundfounder: Remembering MF DOOM & Talking To Machinedrum

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Soundfounder: Remembering MF DOOM & Talking To Machinedrum

Posted by on Jan 6, 2021

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX

Every Wednesday night, 8-9 p.m., Soundfounder plays electronic and beat music from Austin and around the world, focusing on new releases and old classics. On this week’s show, Soundfounder remembers the late MF DOOM and his pioneering blend of rap, underground beatmaking, and collaborations with Gorillaz, Dangermouse, J Dilla, and more. Plus, Soundfounder talks to Machinedrum, the artist behind Soundfounder’s favorite album of 2020. Machinedrum opens up about his creative process, meeting Freddie Gibbs at SXSW, and more.

Playlist:

1. Madvillain – “Accordion”

2. MF DOOM – “Doomsday” (feat. Pebbles The Invisible Girl)

3. DANGERDOOM – “Crosshairs”

4. Gorillaz – “November Has Come” (feat. MF DOOM)

5. MF DOOM – “Lunch Break”

6. MF DOOM – “Gazzillion Ear” (feat. J Dilla)

7. Interview with Machinedrum

8. Four Tet – “Parallel 4”

9. Modeselektor – “Berlin” (feat. Miss Platnum)

10. Botany – “Farthest Visible Rooftop”

11. Stro Elliot – “Soul II Stro”

12. Vegyn – “It’s Nice To Be Alive”

13. DJ Shadow – “The Number Song”

14. The Avalanches – “Interstellar Love” (feat. Leon Bridges)

My KUTX: Micah Shalom

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My KUTX: Micah Shalom

Posted by on Jan 2, 2021

Photo by Michael Weintrob

Micah Shalom is a trumpet player and bandleader who explores a lot of different cultures and sounds within the Austin scene. He’s collaborated with members of Superfónicos, Atlas Maior, Cilantro Boombox, Hard Proof, and more, and he also leads his own reggae and ska band. Shalom’s latest release is “Baltimore Ska,” an upbeat song that pays homage to his grandmother and the city she grew up in. This week on My KUTX, Shalom also celebrates Austin and the wide range of sounds and genres that call this city home, from reggae and ska to Ethiopian jazz and Afrobeat. Hear Micah Shalom’s My KUTX on Saturday, January 2 at 6 p.m. or anytime in the player above.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. The Skatalites – “Police Woman”

2. Micah Shalom – “Baltimore Ska”

3. Mykal Rose – “Everybody Gwan Ska”

4. New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – “Freddie’s Bounce”

5. Superfónicos – “Ethiopian Dust”

6. Hard Proof – “Men Of Trouble”

7. Cilantro Boombox – “WOOHA” [Chacaito Dub Allstars remix]

8. Lion Heights – “Reggae On The Rise”

9. Micah Shalom – “Peace Rights Love”

10. Alan Moe Monsarrat – “Agriculture” (feat. General Smiley)

11. General Smiley – “(I Wish) No More War”

12. Toots & The Maytals – “Got To Be Tough”

13. Cedric Im Brooks – “Mun-Dun-Gu”