From Harry Styles to Rage: The 130th LA Weekly playlist, reviewing the musicians that we’ve been writing about all week, is live now. There’s electronic music from OCULA, hip-hop from Kenzo B, rock from Rage Against the Machine, indie from the La’s, pop from Belinda Carlisle, and so much more.
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From Harry Styles to Rage
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Print star Belinda Carlisle told us of her new SiriusXM show that, “Today I’m working on cover songs, which is really interesting to do because a lot of people have covered some interesting songs. I have that, then love songs and heartbreak songs, which are really fun to put together. My favorite lists are the Guilty Pleasures. My last one is Mixed Bag – I have some Mott the Hoople in there, and some things that I hope that people will discover. Some of this music that came out of, especially the late ‘70s, that really is kinda forgotten. I put in my Mott the Hoople, and it was so great. It was just before the punk movement. I love showing people old Bowie, old Roxy Music, and things that really inspired me to do what I want to do.”
In “Not Another DJ,” OCULA said, “I think if you listen back to my first stuff with Anjunadeep and This Never Happened, there’s a clear difference when listening to more recent stuff like my album, Crossroad, or my latest EP with Monstercat, On The Run. Overall though, I still believe there’s similarities between my music from 4 or 5 years ago to today – I love writing uplifting, euphoric and happy music, so I think you’ll find that as a constant throughout my catalog, aside from the occasional slightly moodier track like “Renaissance.” I’m a big believer in putting emotion into music, and the songs that have always inspired me over the years are typically very powerful and inspiring, so I think I’ve adopted that trait when producing.”
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