February 26, 2021
For the past few weeks we've familiarized you with our February 2021 Artist of the Month, Wes Denzel. This retro-minded hip-hop/R&B blender's blown us away with his creativity on each new release and just because Denzel's featured on the shortest month, he's built up high expectations for the future. Made clear by his My KUTX playlist and the '80s flashback that is his "Don't Change" music video, Denzel's got a soft spot for the early-mid-'00s style of production. But as heard in our exclusive live performance, Wes Denzel sure as heck doesn't need all the in-studio accoutrements to give a killer…Listen
February 25, 2021
In the "before times" of live music, it was pretty hard to miss common collaborators across various groups. And perhaps the most "traded" player of all (at least in recent years) has been drummer Josh Halpern. Stellar percussion skills aside, this Native Austinite is also quite the competent composer, as evidenced by his solo project J Halp. J Halp made his debut last June with his first single, revealing more of Halpern's vocal abilities that'd been historically masked by frontmen, not to mention an impressive sense of compactness, arrangement, and production across July's Ahlen EP. On Valentine's Day J Halp continued his…Listen
February 24, 2021
If you've kept KUTX company the past half decade then you're well acquainted with Mobley. We named Mobley our Artist of the Month back in April 2018 and since then this multi-instrumentalist/producer has only seemed to get better and better at his craft. Mobley's outspoken political stances have kept up alongside the evolution of his songwriting, heard most recently on his new EP, Young & Dying in the Occident Supreme. Young & Dying dropped last Friday and Mobley kicks off his Devil in a Daydream virtual tour tomorrow. So enjoy Mobley in the comfort of your home when you can, and sift through the…Listen
Through countless emails, personal connections, and the occasional poach in the digital wild, each Song of the Day is hand-picked for sound quality, relevance, and recommendableness. Eclecticism across the week is a must, so expect a blend of several genres. Song of the Day launched in December 2012 and has since been heard on KUTX’s airwaves every weekday at approximately 12:55PM Central Standard Time. Song of the Day’s online iterations exists as permanent streaming links with a free download in the first 24 hours of posting. Song of the Day’s on-air theme is composed by producer Jack Anderson.
Jack Anderson is a native Austinite who’s kept his musical network close throughout his time at KUTX. Jack took piano lessons at a young age before transitioning to trumpet in the sixth grade. Though he provided trumpet for Austin collective Sip Sip during his college years, since high school Jack has been primarily focused on hip-hop instrumental production under the handle Back Handerson. As a longtime musician, occasional NPR Music journalist, and lifelong resident, Jack has developed a recondite understanding of what the “Austin music experience” is and attempts to incorporate that into Song of the Day when he can. Former hosts include KUTX Weekend Host Paul Carrubba (2012-2014), KUTX Senior Producer Art Levy (2012-2017), and KUTX Morning Host Taylor Wallace (2016-2018). Jack began co-hosting Song of the Day in 2016 and has been the full-time host since 2018.