No matter how anxious that Monday alarm clock makes us feel, there's one beacon of light that can yank us out of bed with gusto (coupled with a macchiato): KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Those live jams get us bright-eyed despite the occasional malaise of morning. The man pulling off that massive feat is hunky host and 89.9FM music director Jason Bentley, who first served as a volunteer for the non-profit in '88, and has since thrown Adele, Miike Snow, Florence + The Machine, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros into the A&R zeitgeist. He's DJ'ed Oscar parties, scored films like TRON: Legacy
with Daft Punk, and will even set sail spinning on the S.S. Coachella
, later this year.
So, we asked the music guru to drum up the best tunes themed to three hallmark SoCal functions: the blowout bash, the mellow dinner party, and the backyard BBQ-slash-poolside affair.
Spotify 'em up, folks! Trust us, your guests will be floating on-air
in no time.