May 2, 2013 — In this installment of Heavy Rotation, we partner with KCRW to bring you an exclusive download from Laura Mvula's Morning Becomes Eclectic session, as well as music from the post-punk band Savages, Portland songwriter Nick Jaina, Baltimore rapper Ellis and funk guitarist Shuggie Otis.
Apr 9, 2013 — Download new music from hip-hop veteran N.O.R.E., indie-rock favorites Telekinesis and Phosphorescent, soul man Charles Bradley, folksinger Samantha Crain and many more in this special edition of Heavy Rotation.
Mar 7, 2013 — Our panel of public-radio music obsessives has five more favorites to share. Download new music from CHVRCHES, Joey Bada$$, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper and Frightened Rabbit, plus a sick remix of Tame Impala by Australian producer Light Year.
Feb 13, 2013 — The DJs at public radio stations listen to a lot of songs every day. Download five of their recent favorites, including songs from The Milk Carton Kids, Cayucas, Chance the Rapper, Miranda Dodson and Katie Mullins.
Jan 22, 2013 — Download music from folk-country royalty Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, the New York garage band Parquet Courts, gospel star Bishop Richard "Mr. Clean" White, Austin songwriter Amy Cook and the jazz chamber ensemble PROJECT Trio.
Dec 19, 2012 — It's hard to keep track of new artists these days. So we asked our colleagues around the country to recommend recent discoveries from their communities. Download 10 songs that helped put these musicians on the map in 2012.
Nov 20, 2012 — Heavy Rotation is where public-radio tastemakers share their new favorite songs. For a limited time, download music from Foxygen, Marcus Miller, Rayna Gellert, Mary Bridget Davies and Esme Patterson.
Oct 25, 2012 — Every so often, an NPR station discovers a song that it can't stop playing. In this edition of Heavy Rotation, download music from R&B king Avant, dance-rock trio Yeasayer, folk up-and-comers Shovels & Rope and The Stray Birds, and pop singer Robert Francis.
Sep 18, 2012 — For a limited time, download five new songs curated by NPR stations, featuring music from country star Dwight Yoakam, blues singer Eric Bibb, Chicago rapper Mig Mora, Los Angeles soul producer Evan Bourgeois Lasry and Alaskan songwriter George Kuhar.
Aug 21, 2012 — This month's installment of Heavy Rotation demonstrates the breadth of music played on public radio stations every day. Hip-hop, electronica, contemporary classical, Cuban jazz, blues rock — it's a truly eclectic mix. Download music from California DJs Poolside, Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and more.