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

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).

KEXP’s Stas THEE Boss, host of Street Sounds, brings you this week’s mix, featuring music from Pink Lotion, Kassa Overall, Akai Solo & Pink Siifu and more

Start the New Year with new music as DJ Kevin Cole features current favorites from all over the world including Slovakia, Colombia, Canada, Australia, German...

Sonic Reducer host and holiday music collector Brian Foss shares 13 festive tracks - Christmas music for people who don’t like Christmas music. The mix featu...

Moody, defiant, empowered, and completely original. Every song on Cheryl Waters’ latest musical collage is fit for a Queen.

Say "hovvdy" (howdy) to a great set of mellow music favorites from John Richards that would fit right in on any Lite FM...in Hell.

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