Music that Matters

Check out some of the KEXP DJ's favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP's Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world's best independent artists.

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Music that Matters Episodes

John Richards' latest installment in the Runner Powered Podcast series takes songs from Matthew Dear, Spirit Award, and Shakey Graves to inspire you to keep ...

With sounds both psychedelic and silver, DJ Hans leads you through the desert and into a musical oasis on this week's episode of Music That Matters, featurin...

On this episode of Music That Matters, Wo' Pop host Darek Mazzone highlights artists on the record label Awesome Tapes From Africa, including Professor Rhyth...

DJ Kevin Cole lays down a new music mix that flows together into an expressive, wondrously beautiful whole.

Sublime guitars, processed beats, and resonant tones echo through Cheryl Waters' latest Music That Matters mix, featuring new songs from NAVVI, Cloud Nothing...

John Richards leads you through the latest installment of our Runner Powered Podcasts - the "I like to eat, and drink, a lot (everything hurts and I'm dying!...

Chase that feeling as the summer comes to a close with Cheryl Waters' latest mix of new music from Neko Case, Tres Leches, Forth Wanderers, and Wand.

The sky is clogged with smoke and yes, Leo season went by quickly, but don't despair! Late summer has its charms too, so invite some people over, position yo...

Discover luminous waves of song on DJ Kevin Cole's latest Music That Matters mixtape featuring new tracks from Still Corners, Tunng, Spiritualized, Shy Boys,...

DJ Alex shines a spotlight on emerging new artists and cutting-edge sounds from all over the globe in this epic podcast, exploring everything from cinematic ...

Search for that runner's high with another soundtrack to your run curated by John Richards featuring music from Amen Dunes, Dessa, Loma, and Beach Slang.

Pulling from all the best greens in his garden, DJ Gabriel Teodros is bringing you a mix that's good for what ails you from Be Steadwell, Zaki Ibrahim, Calin...

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