In The Groove: Listeners pick favorite songs of 2024 (so far), plus John Carroll Kirby, Girl Scout, Perfume Genius + more

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

This episode of In The Groove felt really good because you were a key part of the show!

We’re halfway through the year, so it’s time to take a look back on the first six months and ask, “what’s some of the best music that’s been released so far in 2024?”

But I wanna make sure you’re involved, too! Leave me a voicemail on the GROOVE-LINE at 313-577-3414 with your name, your favorite song released this year or maybe your favorite song/artist you discovered on In The Groove! I’ll play them all this week on the show. 

You can see the picks I played today (look for the listener pick in the playlist below), including music from Vince Staples, a lovely Velvet Underground cover courtesy of the one and only Keith Richards, Erick the Architect & George Clinton, musclecars and Detroit’s own Tammy Lakkis! 

Plus, an album anniversary for Perfume Genius and absolute rippers from Girl Scout and Our Girl. I went super hard on John Carroll Kirby and Kruangbin ahead of their show tonight at the Masonic.

Check the playlist below and listen to the episode for two weeks after it airs using the player above.

In The Groove with Ryan Patrick Hooper Playlist for June 4, 2024

  • “Virgo (feat. Julius Rodriguez)” – Meshell Ndegeocello & Brandee Younger
  • “Ha Ya! (Eternal Life) [feat. Natalie Greffel]” – musclecars (listener pick!)
  • “Hold Me Up (Thank You)” – Khruangbin
  • “First Class (Soul In The Horn Remix)” – Khruangbin & Natasha Diggs
  • “Ghost in the Mist” – John Carroll Kirby
  • “Queen” – Perfume Genius
  • “My Moon” – Habibi
  • “Étouffée” – Vince Staples (listener pick!)
  • “I’m Waiting for the Man” – Keith Richards (listener pick!)
  • “Sunday Morning” – Velvet Underground
  • “Venus In Furs” – Velvet Underground
  • “Starburster” – Fontaines D.C.
  • “Money Shows (feat. Eartheater)” – John Glacier
  • “Far Away” – Little Simz
  • “Mood Swings” – Little Simz
  • “Ezekiel’s Wheel” – Erick the Architect & George Clinton (listener pick!)
  • “Notice” – Tammy Lakkis (listener pick!)
  • “Subdued (Tammy Lakkis remix)” – Sara Marie Barron & Tammy Lakkis
  • “Thrown Around” – James Blake
  • “Unruly” – Dua Saleh & serpentwithfeet
  • “Spinning” – Julia Holter
  • “I Just Needed You To Know” – Girl Scout
  • “Spare Me The Decision (Cutouts Remix)” – Nation of Language
  • “Time” – Maria Chiara Argirò
  • “Relief” – Our Girl
  • “Be Reasonable” – somesurprises
  • “Fuku Wa Uchi Oni Wa Soto (feat. The Mizuhara Sisters)” – Haruomi Hosono & John Carroll Kirby
  • “P64 By My Side” – John Carroll Kirby
  • “People Everywhere (Still Alive)” [live at Stubb’s] – Khruangbin

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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.