Sweatbox 5 Year Anniversary Marathon in Seattle

Sweatbox, some of the West Cost’s finest purveyors of techno, are celebrating five years of making bodies move and squeegeeing theird eyes across two nights. The Video says it all. On April 19th, Derek Plaslaiko will be playing for 8 hours (10PM- 6AM) at a location TBA. Entry is $10 and 18+. Then on April 20th, is a 12 hour …

Featured Track: Humble Cub – “King of the Jungle”

Tacoma’s Humble Cub know how to write a melancholy pop song. Start with an unforgettable hook, darken the guitar tones, keep the production sparse and the vocals shaky, and you’ve got a track that’s simultaneously catchy and woebegone. “King of the Jungle” captures the heartaches of everyday life while giving permission to nod your head along to the music all …

Open House Interview + DJ Set with University President Ron Thomas

For our listeners who missed the interview and DJ set with President Thomas, the head honcho of the University of Puget Sound, during our open house a few weeks back…here it is! [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/kupstacoma/openhouseinterview” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”669″ height=”81″]   Thanks to everyone that came down to checkout the station during the open house. Huge thanks to President Thomas, Mel Köhler …

New Release: Harry Fraud – Adrift

New York producer Harry Fraud’s newest mixtape is a collection of tracks featuring both established and up and coming rappers such as Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Rick Ross, Bun B, Slim Thug, Curren$y, A$AP Twelvyy, Smoke DZA, and Pusha T. Although each track fits the style of the MCs featured, Harry’s production maintains a heavy trap influence. The horns, chimes, …

The Anacortes Unknown Music Series

In the second edition of the music festival located in Anacortes, Washington, is bringing together some of the finest musicians in the state. Their summer series included bigger names including Grouper, Calvin Johnson, Mount Eerie and Lake. This edition offers more of the same local flair. The Olympia based shoegaze band Broken Water is headlining, while Lori Goldston, a talented …

Cyanwave Conduit Podcast

Seattle-based electronic duo Cyanwave have brought their knack for dub-influenced hypnotic experiments to The CONDUIT podcast, with a curated mix of warehouse-worthy techno and dark, ethereal soundscapes. The mix features artists from across the globe, but has an emphasis on West Coast techno including a few tracks of their own including “Morphic Plate,” which was recently released on Subspec. Check …

New Release: Bilal – A Love Surreal

Last month, soul and R&B artist Bilal released his fourth studio album, A Love Surreal. A veteran in the neo soul scene, Bilal has worked with countless legends from ?uestlove to J Dilla to Dr. Dre. A Love Surreal finds Bilal continuing to evolve as a vocalist and a producer. For his previous album, Airtight’s Revenge, Bilal focused on complexity and turmoil. A Love Surreal finds …

Crown Hill Repeater “argyle chakra”

Each week KUPS will be featuring a free download courtesy of some of our favorite Pacific Northwest musicians! We’re kicking things off with something slightly left of center. Because we can. College Radio. Crown Hill Repeater is the Seattle Electronic Duo consisting of Eric Moon and Collin Snavely. More folks than ever before are making electronic music. Not many folks …

Toro y Moi, Sinkane, Dog Bit @ The Crocodile (2/27) Review

  Toro y Moi (https://www.facebook.com/toroymoi) is a “Chillwave” group originally from South Carolina headed by production master Chaz Bundwick. Chaz started out with just a laptop on his 2010 debut on Carpark Records, Causers of This. Since then he has come a long way by incorporating a band dynamic including a guitarist, bassist and drummer with himself working samples and …

Def Dee & Zar – Zulu Delta

Def Dee & Zar released “Zulu Delta”, a 7-song EP, on Mello Music Group in late January. Relatively unheard of, these two are extremely slept on. Free for download like Dee’s previous project released by MMG, “Cheap Heat”, I feel guilty not paying for it. Zar handles the rhymes on “Zulu Delta”, although Dee does chip in occasionally with some …