Summer is bringing a whole bunch of hot music with it! Frisco artist Ella Red kicked off the show with her new in-your-face single “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” while Dallas artist Dana Harper had us totally grooving with “Daydreaming.” Fort Worth group The Sellers released the single “Brooklyn Nights”- a song about heartbreak in NYC that ends in tragedy- ahead of the band’s new album 42 and we even got a new love song from Ghost Cloak.
Check out the full playlist after the highlights and if you are an artist from North Texas, be sure to submit your music here.
Harper is an alum of the NBC show The Voice (she was Team Blake on Season 11!). Her new song “Daydreaming” pays homage to the song of the same name by Aretha Franklin while taking us on a funk-filled journey that is all her own.
Ghost Cloak is the project from British-born and Mckinney-based artist Hasan Naeem, who became the first artist signed to the Matte Black Sound Company in Fort Worth. KXT writer Waffles talked to him about his last release, “On The Line”, and now Ghost Cloak is back with the love song “Pop Rocks.”
Frisco artist Ella Red first stepped into the world of music as a cello player and has grown into a multifaceted artist. “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” is a catchy tune that carries the challenge of being who you say you are.
The KXT Local Show- 5/25/23
Ella Red- Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
Rafa- Trate Bien
TRVR- Better Off Alone
Ghost Cloak- Pop Rocks
Yeah Huh- Just Keep It Real
Byron Davis Jr. I Need That Energy
Dana Harper- Daydreaming
Peyton Stilling- Overthinkers Club
Andy Yu- Pretty People
TIGRIS- Happy New Year
Ayden Trammel- Lose
Home & Away- Don’t Talk To Stranglers
Kirk Thurmond- Campari & Soda
The Sellers- Brooklyn Nights
Nathan Mongol Wells- Beulah Land
Lorena Leigh- Whales
Featured Image: Dana Harper
The KXT Local Show is a weekly radio program curated and hosted by Nilufer Arsala. Tune in every Thursday from 7-8pm to hear new and classic tunes from North Texas artists spanning a broad mix of genres, including hip hop, Latin, rock, blues, jazz, folk and R&B.
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