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

Pacific Notions host DJ Alex shares a calming springtime mix of ambient, neo-classical, and new age songs to welcome the new season and provide some sonic so...

Persian New Year, or Norooz, occurs every spring equinox and dates back 3,000 years. In celebration of this tradition, DJ Darek Mazzone shares songs from the...

DJ Kevin Cole features some of the best of the Eurosonic Noorderslag music festival ― a festival designed to break new and emerging bands and artists.

Cheryl Waters shares her curated mix for International Womxn's Day, highlighting the voices of powerful women creating genre-bending and envelope-pushing mus...

Allow John Richards to introduce John...Richards. It's the international podcast of mystery podcast. Austin Powers jokes aside, this one starts off in Spain ...

Wo’Pop host Darek Mazzone shares music from this year’s 17th annual Globalfest in New York City, where 12 bands from around the world showcased a range of bo...

DJ Michele from KEXP’s ”Friday Night” spins Love & Fire: Songs of Devotion & Combustion to heat up your Valentine’s Day, featuring Sampa the Great, The Kills...

Leading up to MoPOP’s annual Sound Off! competition, Audioasis host Eva Walker showcases the 12 Pacific Northwestern 21-and-under artists competing in the se...

The music spins, the energy spins, and DJ Kevin Cole spins the soundtrack with new TORRES, Akasha System, Poliça, Rocketship and more swirling wonderment.

John Richards is proud to present this episode of the Music That Matters podcast, spotlighting a diverse group of artists who are sharing beauty, intensity, ...

KEXP DJs Cheryl Waters, Kevin Cole, and John Richards pick their favorite songs of the decade, from Arcade Fire to Lizzo, Deerhunter to A Tribe Called Quest,...

In this unique edition of Music That Matters, KEXP’s Atticus focuses on Sweden’s PNKSLM Recordings (Sudakistan, Chemtrails, HOLY).

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