In Music – The Story Behind Mark Ronson’s Hit Song ‘Uptown Funk’

The producer says there was a time when his co-writers thought, “Maybe this song wasn’t meant to be.” He also describes working with Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars. Originally broadcast April 16, 2015.

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In Music – Go Ahead, Sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ Badly Tonight

Even if you don’t know the words, you know the song. Or… do you? Is the iconic holiday staple slipping away?

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In Music – Darlingside On Mountain Stage

Hear from the Massachusetts folk-pop band, which made host Larry Groce’s favorite song of 2015.

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In Music – Ring In The New Year, ‘Screwmbia’ Style

Pump up your New Year’s Eve dance party with help from Alt.Latino and Texas “screwmbia” DJ Luis Espada, better known as King Louie of the Peligrosa collective.

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In Music – KCRW Presents: Foals

Watch the U.K. rock band perform the stadium-ready “What Went Down” live at L.A.’s Apogee Studio.

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In Music – First Listen: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto & Bryce Dessner, ‘The Revenant’

The score gives Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film its emotional baseline, summoning the profound disquiet of a forbidding winter in the American West.

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In Music – First Listen: Hinds, ‘Leave Me Alone’

Debut album from Spanish all-girl, garage-pop quartet is the sound of youthful energy, beginners’ confidence and a band settling into exactly what it wanted to be all along.

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In Music – The Thistle & Shamrock: A Festive Celtic Celebration

Mark the season by exploring festive songs, carols and dances from traditions old and new.

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In Music – With No Museum, Thousands Of Mexican Instruments Pile Into This Apartment

One man in Mexico City has amassed a collection that spans the country’s history, from precolonial times to the present. Guillermo Contreras says they are the “most precious creations of humanity.”

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