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Jason Bentley captures the hypnotic pulse of modern city life on Saturday night.

Jason Bentley captures the hypnotic pulse of modern city life on Saturday night.

Location:

Santa Monica, CA

Networks:

KCRW

Description:

Jason Bentley captures the hypnotic pulse of modern city life on Saturday night.

Language:

English

Contact:

1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-450-5183


Episodes

Metropolis playlist, May 16, 2020

5/17/2020
This week, Metropolis features outstanding new singles from The Magician as well as Pat Lok, a classic David Byrne collaboration with X-Press 2, Soulwax geeks-out on a vintage synth as inspiration for their latest EP, Jason Bentley premieres his remix of Phantom Planet (creative pursuits during the pandemic), and Iceland’s official submission to the 2020 Eurovision song contest gets a remix by Hot Chip.

Duration:01:53:56

Metropolis playlist, May 9, 2020

5/10/2020
Jason Bentley captures the hypnotic pulse of modern city life in a weekly dance show on Saturday nights.

Duration:01:58:46

Stephanie Barbosa Guest Hosts

12/1/2019
Stephanie Barbosa sits in for Jason Bentley.

Duration:01:58:31

Jacques Greene Mix

11/24/2019
Hailing from Montreal, Jacques Greene is a luminary in the world of house music. We’ve always appreciated his ever-changing approach to producing, which places him at the forefront of artists shaping electronica.

Duration:00:45:12

Willaris. K Mix

11/17/2019
Rising Australian artist Willaris. K (aka Jack McAllister) was an electrician working at a power plant by day, but by night, indulged his passion for electronic music, DJing in Brisbane whilst working on writing music.

Duration:00:44:19

Yotto Mix

9/15/2019
Finnish DJ and producer Otto Yliperttula, better known as Yotto, has taken the electronic scene by storm these past few years. Around his eclectic productions, performances, and an aptly named record label, Odd One Out, he's continued to evolve his individual style with irreverence and humor, built on a deep appreciation for dance music.

Duration:00:39:55

Rüfüs Du Sol Mix

9/8/2019
When Australian dance trio Rüfüs Du Sol burst onto the electronic scene in 2013 with their debut album Atlas, it peaked at #1 in the land down under. Flash forward to 2019, and the electronic trio — made up of Australia natives Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt — have played to massive crowds on world tours with several outstanding albums featuring their emotive and sultry musical style.

Duration:00:46:34

Sander van Doorn Mix

9/8/2019
Dutch powerhouse Sander van Doorn is a generation-defining artist who has been reshaping our perception of what dance music can be. His work over the course of the past decade has been nothing short of legendary, as he continues to dabble between several sub-genres including electro house, progressive, and trance.

Duration:00:45:28

Amon Tobin Mix

8/25/2019
Amon Tobin is the enigmatic Brazilian producer behind the highly-recognized electronic albums ISAM, Foley Room and his latest release, Fear in a Handful of Dust. His blend of music production and sound design has secured his place as one of electronic music’s most fascinating pioneers, renowned for his continually evolving sound. Items in Tobin’s sonic toolbelt include eclectic jazz, jungle samples, and lush soundscapes blended with experimental analog hardware. Tobin continues to push the...

Duration:00:45:12

MK Mix

8/18/2019
Detroit DJ, producer and remixer MK (Marc Kinchen) has been a heavy-hitter in the dance music scene since he hit number one on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in both 1993 and 1994 with “Always” and “Love Changes”. Through his sound, MK gives kudos his native Detroit, which clearly influenced his creative spirit since day one.

Duration:00:45:12

Tourist Mix

8/4/2019
Hailing from South-East London, producer and DJ Will “Tourist” Phillips is known for his compelling take on electronic sounds and intricate production style. With a Grammy under his belt for co-writing Sam Smith's platinum, multi-award-winning "Stay With Me," Tourist commands the spotlight on his own as a self-taught artist.

Duration:00:30:01

Mr. Pauer Guest Mix

7/7/2019
In Latin electrónica, DJ/Producer Mr. Pauer is considered a pioneer. He’s credited as the creator of "Electrópico", a fusion of electronic dance music with the sounds of Salsa, Zouk, Reggae, Cumbia, Dancehall, Merengue, and Kuduro. The result is a totally unique sound born in and of Miami culture — where Mr. Pauer has been shaping the scene from behind the decks for over twenty years.

Duration:00:45:29

Kidnap Mix

6/2/2019
DJ/producer Matt Relton, formerly known as Kidnap Kid, first gained recognition when his release "Vehl” was named Best Electronic Track of 2012 on iTunes. Since then, the English producer has rapidly carved out his place with a unique and intelligent sound. More recently, Relton has gone through a time of change and reflection, dropping the “Kid” from his name and releasing new music under Kidnap. And based on what we hear now, it feels like there is a new man behind the moniker.

Duration:00:45:20

Interview With Redinho

4/3/2015
Redinho has a Portuguese name, lives in London and released his self-titled debut on a Scottish label, so it’s fair to say he has a wide range of influences. He set out to break down electronic music stereotypes since he stepped out on his own as a solo producer and we hear how he does it.

Duration:00:13:59

Interview With MK

2/27/2015
Marc Kinchen, better known as MK, is one-third of a new dance music trio known as Pleasure State. He joins Metropolis for a discussion of his past, present and future as a prominent producer and remixer.

Duration:00:20:08

Cut Copy

11/23/2013
Australian dance group Cut Copy sit down with Jason at the NPR headquarters in New York City ahead of their show for Metropolis in Manhattan.

Duration:00:27:00

Fatboy Slim

10/3/2013
As Fatboy Slim, Norman Cook has been a mainstay on the dance music circuit for the last couple decades with a no-nonsense brand of fun and funky grooves.

Duration:00:10:24

Claude VonStroke

9/20/2013
Claude VonStroke stops by KCRW to talk to Jason about the Dirty Bird sound, the range of artists on the label, and his own new album Urban Animal.

Duration:00:20:27

Jon Hopkins Interview

9/6/2013
Striking a thoughtful balance between melodic and avant-garde composition, Jon's sound seemed to evolve on it's own terms.

Duration:00:18:48

From Electrospective: A-Trak

7/26/2013
An outspoken and thoughtful leader in dance music and DJ culture, A-Trak stopped by KCRW for a conversation on his evolution as a DJ, Producer, and record label head.

Duration:00:26:05