In The Groove: Post-Memorial Day chill out mix just for you

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

A massively chilled out show coming out of Memorial Day weekend — where you either danced ’til your knees hurt at Movement and the surrounding ecosystem of dance parties (like I did), or if you chilled all weekend — I just want to bring you back into the real world on a gentle sonic pillow of sound.

Is that cool? 

New music from Molly Lewis, Cousin Kula, Charlotte Day Wilson, somesurprises and a spotlight on Common’s masterpiece Be album, which was released this month back in 2005.


In The Groove with Ryan Patrick Hooper Playlist for May 28. 2024

  • “Daddy’s Gonna Tell You No Lie” – Red Hot Org, Laraaji, Kronos Quartet & Sun Ra
  • “Star Blanket River Child” – Brightblack Morning Light 
  • “Paper Trails” – Darkside
  • “Silhouette” – Molly Lewis & Menahan Street Band
  • “Coffee” – Yuna
  • “Half The Truth” – Sūn Byrd
  • “They Say” (feat. Kanye West & John Legend) – Common
  • “Be (Intro)” – Common
  • “Ago-Ra” – Ian Fink
  • “Hit Or Miss” (live) – Odetta
  • “Running on a Rainy Day (Paul White’s Seagull Mansion Live Version)” – Paul White
  • “Holy Thursday” – David Axelrod
  • “I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun” – Rotary Connection
  • “Altitude (feat. Joel Ross & Michael Mayo)” – Nate Smith
  • “Clothes Off” – Cousin Kula
  • “Walk In The Night” – Grant Green
  • “Golden Lady” – José Feliciano
  • “My Way” – Charlotte Day Wilson
  • “Mad” – Hope Tala
  • “Insane” – Madison McFerrin
  • “Be Reasonable” – somesurprises
  • “Asiko (In a Silent Mix)” [Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix] – Tony Allen
  • “Bassa Bassa” – Jembaa Groove
  • “Dream Of You” – Lionlimb, Angel Olsen
  • “Dream State” – Kamasi Washington, Andre 3000
  • “Right, Wrong or Ready” – Kara Jackson
  • “Silver” – Say She She

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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.