In The Groove: New music from Lido Pimienta, Yaya Bey, Esperanza Spalding + more

Listen to “In the Groove” with Ryan Patrick Hooper weekdays from noon-3 p.m. ET on 101.9 WDET.

Ryan Patrick Hooper inside the WDET studio.

What a musical journey it was today.

There’s a whole hour dedicated to mind melters, kicking off with brand new music from Canadian-Colombian artist Lido Pimienta, Jessica Pratt, Yaya Bey, a surprise release from BADBADNOTGOOD and Esperanza Spalding bridging a musical generational gap with legendary Brazilian singer Milton Nascimento.

As always, it’s ALL rhythm — NO algorithm!

In The Groove with Ryan Patrick Hooper Playlist for May 15, 2024

  • “He Venido Al Mar” – Lido Pimienta
  • “Suspended” – Sampha
  • “Astral Ascension” – Kyoto Jazz Massive
  • “Encontro (Azul)” [Glenn Astro Remix] – Ivan Conti
  • “Empires Never Know” – Jessica Pratt
  • “We Give Thanks” (KeiyaA Remix) – Kokoroko & KeiyaA
  • “Amplifier” (feat. Nii Noi Nortey) – Delasi
  • “the evidence” – Yaya Bey
  • “Could It B Ur Love” – Steve Spacek
  • “Take Me With You” – BADBADNOTGOOD
  • “Qadir” (BADBADNOTGOOD Remix) – Nick Hakim
  • “I’ll Go With You” – La Luz
  • “Eyes On Me” – BADBADNOTGOOD
  • “Caroline” – Baby Rose & BADBADNOTGOOD 
  • “Flight Time” – Donald Byrd
  • “The City” – The Dismemberment Plan
  • “Wow Signal” – Coral Grief
  • “Making Breakfast” – Samia
  • “The World’s Biggest Paving Slab” – English Teacher
  • “Troglodyte” – Viagra Boys
  • “When the Laughter Stops” (feat. Katy J Pearson) – Yard Act
  • “Pet Rock” – L’Rain
  • “To the Dancefloor” – DEBBY FRIDAY
  • “African Rumble” – Timo Lassy
  • “Cartagena” – Reyna Tropical
  • “Outubro” – Milton Nascimento & Esperanza Spalding
  • “Jasmim Parte 1” – Gabriel da Rosa
  • “Kelly Watch the Stars” (Moog Cookbook Remix) – Air
  • “Sun’s Abandon” – Rival Consoles
  • “Black Is…” (feat. DSTL, Sareem Poems & Rich Medina) – Tall Black Guy & Ozay Moore
  • “Honeydew” (feat. Feebi) – Mr. Scruff
  • “Flight Formation” (Danny Krivit Edit) – Soccer96

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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.