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We’re kicking off our FUNdraiser with 24 hours of jazz programming curated by our own Jazz Director, Michael Fishman. This event is brought to you in partnership with the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation (



Join us in the Harris Hall Courtyard for an outdoor screening of Invisible War ( from Academy Award Nominated Director, Kirby Dick. Co-presented with Program Board.



TIME: 7 PM to 10 PM

We’re partnering with GZ ( to bring you some rad students bands and a bingo game with awesome prizes (free milkshakes?). We personally can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday evening at USC.



TIME: 12 PM to 8PM

Tune-in for 8 hours of unique, live programming from DubLab (, an internet radio station that’s exploring the possibilities of audio entertainment. There will be special giveaways, DJ sets, live performances, and more.



TIME: 12 PM to 6PM

KXSC welcomes vendors from USC and the surrounding community for our first-ever flea market! Snatch a grab bag of CDs from our Music Department, check out the wares for sale, and jam to some blissed-out Sunday afternoon beats from KXSC DJs.



TIME: 10 AM to 8PM

Celebration of KXSC and the history of student radio here at USC, from the 1950's to today!

This event will devote an entire day of programming to every period of USC student radio's diverse history. On April 16th, we will be re-airing old programming and discussing the history of the station in order to celebrate our heritage and preserve it for future generations of DJs and staff.

Hear programming from all eras of college radio and interviews from passed DJs recalling all the trials and triumphs of being a student run college radio station



TIME: 8 PM to 12 AM

Come on down to Tommy’s Place ( to see some of the best student and local bands duke it out for killer prizes. Grand prize is 5 hours of studio recording, on-air promo, and a website profile of the band. If you can’t make it in person, never fear. We’ll be broadcasting the complete battle live on air. This event is proudly co-sponsored with Spectrum (



Happy Birthday to the First Lady of Song! We’re celebrating with 24 hours of Ella Fitzgerald recordings curated by our Jazz Director, Michael Fishman. Much thanks to the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation ( for their support!



We’re partnering with Traditions ( to bring you a special Traddies & KXSC happy hour, featuring live KXSC Djs, drink specials for students over 21 years-old, and food specials for all ages!



Come watch KXSC play a friendly tournament of kickball with other college stations (KXLU, UCLA, KSPC) while our sports DJs give a live play-by-play on-air.



Tune in for two weeks of 24 hour programming by our beloved DJs!

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Kavinsky Outruns Los Angeles

Many people know who Kavinsky is because of his signature tune “Nightcall” which was featured in the 2011 film Drive. For me however, the story first began on July 4, 2007 when I spent America’s Independence Day in Amsterdam watching him open up for Daft Punk at Heineken Music Hall with SebastiAn. Fans of The View From Nowhere might also recall we did an interview with the mysterious man himself in 2010.

This past month saw the release of Kavinky’s long awaited first LP, “Outrun,” an album that demonstrates the depth of Kavinsky as an artist across multiple genres, moods and soundscapes. To celebrate the release of Outrun in the US, Kavinsky’s Los Angeles fans were treated to a truly special evening in his only west coast performance during his current tour.

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KXSC Interview - Joachim Garraud

KXSC Interview – Joachim Garraud


A pioneer by any measure, Joachim Garraud created his own recording studio in the middle of Paris, which allowed him to remix, compose and produce a myriad of artists over the years such as David Guetta, Jean-Michel Jarre, Kylie Minogue Paul Johnson, David Bowie, Cassius, Ceronne, Moby, Robbie Rivera and many more. Today, Joachim keeps busy with a new studio in Los Angeles, a weekly radio show “ZeMIXX”, (available free on iTunes) with over 350 episodes and counting, a touring live show and slew of artist collaborations. KXSC’s own DJ Ahmar had a chance to chat with Joachim before the debut of his new 3D live show this Saturday at Exchange LA, recent move to the city of angels and the launch of the new Space Invader Label.

You began playing piano at an early age. What made you gravitate towards electronic music? What were some of your early influences?

Well, that’s an easy explanation. When you’re a teenager, it’s not very cool to play classical music like Bach, so you gravitate to other styles of music. Some of my early inspirations in electronic music would have to be Jean Michel Jarre or Kraftwerk.

Speaking of Jean Michel Jarre (a legend in his own right), you performed alongside him on December 31, 1999, live from the Cairo Pyramids. An event that drew over 2 billion television viewers! What can you tell us about that?

That was an incredible experience. First of all, both me and Jean Michel Jarre had an idea to do a an event on New Year’s Eve 2000, so we were both already interested in doing a live show. We worked on that show for almost 19 months, then a 2 week rehearsal in Egypt which involved hundreds of musicians including a full symphony to put on an incredible 5 hour show in front of the pyramids. It was amazing because first I was able to put on grand show in front of so many people in Egypt, and secondly the fact that over 2 billion people from around the world watched that show was incredible. That’s almost a third of the planet!

You recently moved to Los Angeles, what do you think of it so far? I know you are already a fan of LA label Dim Mak records.

Moving to Los Angeles is a dream for me now that I’m a father. Everything is in close proximity in Los Angeles. I can go to the beach or snow in the daytime, have dinner with my family, work in the studio in the evening, fly to Las Vegas to do a show all in the same weekend! I will also be producing with more American artists this year.

You’re known for your energetic live shows. I’m excited to see you’re debut 3D live show this Saturday at Exchange LA. What can you share with us about it? 

With all my live shows, I want to have direct contact with the audience. Several years ago, I met the pioneer of the DVJ and eventually, I added visuals to my show using Serato which allows you as the DJ to control the lighting and effects live on stage.

For the 3D show, I’ve been working on this more than 8 months. I wanted the audience to feel like they are inside of another world, to give them the ability to travel without moving. With the 3D Space invader masks, they will experience the show on a new level. It’s kind of like Avatar, only better.

You’re launching your brand new label, Space Invader Music. This isn’t your first time either, as you founded "F*** Me I'm Famous records" with David Guetta. What was your reason to found a new label?

Having your own label is the best way to bring brand new talent to the stage and have their music heard. I want younger generations to have more opportunities to get their music released. So if you are an aspiring musician or producer, we would like to hear your music. If you would like to send a promo, please message us with your best song at:


Since you are Mr. Space Invader himself, what is your favorite alien movie?

 The original Alien from 1979 with Sigourney Weaver, of course!


Are there any artists or albums you’re excited to hear this year?

It’s hard to name an album because it’s more and more rare for artists to put out albums nowadays. It used to be that fans would have to wait to wait 2 years or more before an artist would put out an album of music, but now it’s more often the case that an artist will put out EPs with , so you don’t have to wait as long for the music to get released.

One artist who been working on new music is Steve Aoki, and I’m really excited to see what he will release in 2013.

What can your fans expect in 2013?

I’ll be producing with many more US artists, more dates with the 3D live show and of course, the launch of my label Space Invader Music!

We look forward to it, thank you!

Follow Joachim Garraud on Facebook - Twitter - Website


“The View From Nowhere” is a weekly show hosted by DJ Ahmar airing on KXSC Radio in Los Angeles


KXSC Interview - Congorock

KXSC Interview - Congorock


From underground phenomenon to emerging star of the world's biggest dance floors: the hottest fresh face of international dance music hails from Italy: Congorock. In only two years, with the single Babylon, the remix of Somebody to Love (Boy George/Mark Ronson), and One (Swedish House Mafia), Rocco Rampino has earned the respect of the most famous names in the game. KXSC’s own DJ Ahmar had a chance to chat with Rocco on the first leg of his 2012 Summer Tour through North American.


How did you begin as a musician? Was this from an early age?

I started playing piano when I was 6. I grew up in a music environment because my dad was a music enthusiast who had all these keyboards and it was very natural for me to start playing piano. Then I followed some piano lessons and eventually started playing guitar in bands learning by myself. I wanted to play loud music because piano wasn’t loud enough for me. After bands, I decided to go on a solo project and try something by myself.


I understand punk music was one of your favorite genres. How did you have access to the music you were getting?

When I started listening to punk rock, there were no record stores in my village in Italy where you could get punk rock, so I bought many records from mail-order or through underground distributors. Back in that day, the internet wasn’t popular yet so I was placing my orders by phone or by mail.


I understand that your inspiration to begin producing music dance music came after first listening to the album “Rooty” by the Basement Jaxx

I think Basement Jaxx “Rooty” is the greatest dance album of all time. You know I love other artists like Daft Punk too, but looking at the whole album Rooty sounds like one great single after another. Also, I like the artwork and that album came out at the right time for me and reminds me of good memories.


What would you say was the turning point as a producer?

The Basement Jaxx album came out in 2001, but I also credit meeting Bob Rifo of the Bloody Beetroots many years later who showed me how to begin making dance music. Around 2007, a few months after I had met Bob who was teaching me how to produce dance music. I decided to make a song on my own and post it on a few music blogs like Discobelle. I got a message 2 days later from A-Trak who heard my song on Discobelle, wanting to sign me to Fool’s Gold Records.


You really seemed to reach a wide audience with your 2010 release “Babylon.” Was there a story behind making that song?

That track came out in a moment where I really was not inspired. For some reason at the time, it was the most experimental thing I had ever done. The day I wrote the song (a year before the actual release), the track was really experimental to me. I was trying to make tribal music sound aggressive. Maybe now it doesn’t seem so experimental because that sound became kind of popular, but at the time it sounded weird.


Not long ago you scored the Liu Kang theme for the recent Mortal Kombat game. What would you say are your favorite games to play?
Mass Effect is my favorite, but I also like The Elder Scrolls Skyrim and LA Noire


Any artists you’d like to collaborate with?

I’d really like to collaborate with Robyn. I’d also like to collaborate with Noah Lennox AKA Panda Bear from Animal Collective but I read somewhere he was working with Daft Punk so he’s probably taken :)


Would you ever be interested in collaborating with D.I.M. of Boys Noize records? It feels as if your sounds might work well together.

Yes, I really like the idea of working together with D.I.M., I think it would be interesting


Any new or upcoming artists you want to support?

I really believe NT89 is gonna be a DJ everybody is talking about. He’s young, has a great vision about his music and I think he’s gonna make great work in the next years.


With your latest release “Ivory” on Ultra Records, what can you tell us about the direction of your sound?

That’s another track I made without caring about any standard of club music. With Ivory, I did a track exactly the way I wanted and eventually it sounded very tribal, very percussive with a strong atmosphere and I really love the synth section. That seems to be my way, to make my songs sound a little bit exotic, but very loud and aggressive.


You’re starting on your North America tour this week with one of your first shows this Friday at the legendary Avalon in Hollywood for Control Fridays.

Yes, this is the first time I’ve done so many cities like this. This tour is exciting because I’m playing in so many cities I’ve never played before like Orlando, Mexico City and Victoria, BC.


Any cities you would love to play?

I hope to one day play in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I heard the shows there are real crazy. Hopefully I’ll get to play there, or maybe I’ll just make it there as a tourist.


What new projects can your fans expect coming out soon?

I’m doing a remix with Zedd, working on collaboration and finishing my album which should be coming out next fall.


We look forward to it, thank you!

Follow Congorock on Facebook - Twitter - Soundcloud

Congorock North American US Tour - Summer 2012

Thu June 7th – Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA

Fri June 8th – Avalon – Hollywood, CA

Sat June 9th – Auditorio Las Americas – Mexico City

Sun June 10th - Upstairs Cabaret - Victoria, BC

Thu June 14th – Lit Ultra Bar – Philadelphia, PA

Fri June 15th – Vain Nightclub – Orlando, FL

Sat June 16th – SET – Miami, FL

Sun June 17th – Wavehouse – San Diego, CA

Thu June 21st – Beta – Denver, CO

Fri June 22nd – Kingdom – Austin, TX

Sat June 23rd – The Great Saltair – Magna, UT

Sun June 24th - Ocean Club - Quincy, MA


“The View From Nowhere” is a weekly show hosted by DJ Ahmar airing on KXSC Radio in Los Angeles


T.G.I.F: Special KXSC Fest Edition

Ahhh, Friday. Time to get funky. Here's a quick playlist to prepare you for the FESTivities tomorrow. Go ahead and get familiar with these tracks before hearing them LIVE!

T is for...

"The Love Between" by White Fence

"To Resurrect" by Fiore

G is for...

"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Starfucker

"Green Machine" by TRMRS

I is for...

"IOIO" by Nosaj Thing

"Isabella of Castile" by Starfucker

F is for...

"Flesh Dance" by Gothic Tropic


"Fog" by Nosaj Thing

Thank God It's Friday, because TOMORROW is KXSC Fest! IT'S FREE! IT'S OPEN TO ALL AGES! IT'S GONNA BE EPIC! See y'all in Founder's Park tomorrow at 5 PM!!