Courtesy of the artist
New Zealander and teenage star Lorde.
New Zealander and teenage star Lorde. Courtesy of the artist
This month on Heavy Rotation — the series in which public-radio hosts and DJs share their favorite new songs — we have music from all over the map. Hip-hop, punk, EDM, folk, pop: It's all here. Meet this month's panel of pickers:
- David Dye, host of NPR's World Cafe
- Rita Houston, program director of WFUV in New York City
- David Brown, host of Texas Music Matters for KUTX in Austin
- Jessi Whitten, music director at Colorado Public Radio's OpenAir indie station
- Alex Ruder, DJ at KEXP in Seattle
- Kim Ruehl, a writer for FolkAlley.com
- Andrea Swensson, blogger for TheCurrent.org
- Travis Holcombe, a new daytime host for KCRW in Santa Monica, Calif.
- Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley of NPR Music Radio's hip-hop station Microphone Check
- Otis Hart, coordinator of NPR Music Radio