In The Groove: Kamasi Washington unleashes a masterpiece ahead of his Detroit show (May 6, 2024)

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WDET host Ryan Patrick Hooper

Ryan Patrick Hooper

It’s only May and there’s no doubt Kamasi Washington has released one of the best albums of the year with Fearless Movement, available now via Young Turks Recordings. I’ll keep a spotlight on Kamasi this week as we get ready for his live set in Detroit at Saint Andrew’s Hall on May 9.

Los Hermanos Detroit gets another spin today, plus new Jordan Rakei, Nilüfer Yanya, Ana Frango Elétrico, Jessica Pratt, Julius Rodriguez and so much more.

Check out the playlist below and listen to the episode on-demand for two weeks after it airs using the media player above.

In The Groove with Ryan Patrick Hooper Playlist for May 6, 2024

  • “Amöban” – Little Dragon
  • “Family” (feat. Ian O’Brien) – Los Hermanos Detroit
  • “1+1=11” (Beatless Mix) – Peggy Gou
  • “Friend or Foe” – Jordan Rakei
  • “Bad Bad News” – Leon Bridges
  • “Soapbox Soliloquy” – Speakers Corner Quartet, Kwake Bass, Raven Bush, Peter Bennie, Biscuit, Kelsey Lu & LEILAH
  • “One More Year” – Tame Impala
  • “Con Ana” (feat. Ana Frango Elétrico) – Tamborim Dream
  • “Insista em Mim” – Ana Frango Elétrico
  • “Silver” – Say She She
  • “Walk Through Fire” (feat. Tony Allen) – Yannis & The Yaw
  • “Broken Man” – St. Vincent
  • “Like I Say (I runaway)” – Nilüfer Yanya
  • “Money Shows” (feat. Eartheater) – John Glacier
  • “Times” – Wu-Lu
  • “Fugue (Bin Song)” – Squid
  • “The Last Year” – Jessica Pratt
  • “Kill Me” – Indigo De Souza
  • “Can’t Be Still” – Illuminati Hotties
  • “Build A Bridge” – Deeper
  • “Mission Statement” – Julius Rodriguez
  • “Dream of You” – Lionlimb, Angel Olsen
  • “Brown Paper Bag” – DIIV
  • “Fen Violet” – Underworld & KETTAMA
  • “Azul” (Contours Remix) – Ivan Conti
  • “Air” – Crystal Murray
  • “The Precision of Infinity” – Jlin, Phillip Glass
  • “Together” – Kamasi Washington, BJ the Chicago Kid
  • “Computer Love” (feat. Patrice Quinn, DJ Battlecat & Brandon Coleman) – Kamasi Washington
  • “I Get Down” – At One, Atjazz
  • “Morning Clouds” – Demuja
  • “Closer” – Maria Chiara Argirò

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  • Ryan Patrick Hooper
    Ryan Patrick Hooper is the award-winning host of "In the Groove" on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. Hooper has covered stories for the New York Times, NPR, Detroit Free Press, Hour Detroit, SPIN and Paste magazine.