Favorite Sessions

KCRW Presents: KelisKCRW

For her sixth album Food, R&B singer Kelis once again explores a new style with the help of a talented producer. This time, it's TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, who eased her transition from dance diva to a sound more rooted in funk, soul and gospel. On a recent night in Santa Monica, Kelis packed a 12-member soul band onto the small stage at Apogee Studio to showcase her new songs, including "Friday Fish Fry."

Watch KCRW's entire session with Kelis on KCRW.com.

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Listen to the rollicking soul band perform songs from its upcoming sophomore album, Sea Of Noise.

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The pioneering British funk and soul band gathers in the studio for a stirring performance of "Bra."

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The singer performs four songs live, including a haunting cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

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First Watch: Alexis Roberts, 'Play House'

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First Watch: PJ, 'Gangster'

A quiet fixture of the R&B/hip-hop scene comes into her own with a hat-tip to Alanis Morissette.

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First Watch: OSHUN, 'Protect Your Self'

The neo-soul and hip-hop duo wages a war against superficiality that spares no one.

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Charles Bradley, Live In Concert: SXSW 2016

Several music fans at SXSW walked away from our showcase claiming this was the concert of the night. Watch to find out why.

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