Favorite Sessions

Grimes: Building Beats From The Ground UpKEXP

When electro-pop producer Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) visited the KEXP studios, we witnessed a young artist full of energy, humility and creativity. Enveloped in a fashionable oversized coat, she plopped down on the floor in the middle of the studio, surrounded herself with equipment, and began making magic with pedals and knobs. Her ethereal vocals — rising and falling one moment, weaving and darting another — and heady mix of sounds left us feeling a bit intoxicated. Grimes is a compelling performer, and we caught her at the beginning of what is certain to be an incredible journey.

Set List
  • "Symphonia IX (My Wait Is U)"
  • "Genesis"
  • "Be A Body"
Personnel

Host: Cheryl Waters; Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs; Cameras and video editing: Jim Beckmann

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All Songs TV

First Watch: Zomes, 'Ruminants'

Shannon Collis truly visualizes the drone duo's quiet, ever-shifting layers of sound.

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World Cafe

Boxed In On World Cafe

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Boxed In is led by London's Oli Bayston, who translates electronic and house music to a full band.

Boxed In On World Cafe

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