Another month, another great mix of new music chosen by public radio's top DJs. Download an explosive new track from Neko Case, discover the Shabazz Palaces-approved Seattle rapper Porter Ray and get to know Valerie June, one of public radio's frontrunners for Best New Artist of 2013. Grab all 10 of our picks below, as chosen by the following contributors:
Chris Campbell, DJ at WDET's ALPHA channel in Detroit
Lars Gotrich, producer and host of Viking's Choice at NPR Music
Anne Litt, DJ at KCRW in Los Angeles
Larry Mizell Jr., DJ at KEXP in Seattle
Dave P., host of Making Time RADio at WXPN in Philadelphia
Jewel Parker, host of Strictly Hip-Hop on WEAA in Baltimore
Jeremy Petersen, DJ at opbmusic in Portland
Fiona Ritchie, host of NPR's Thistle & Shamrock
Kim Ruehl, writer for FolkAlley.com
Gwen Thompkins, host of Music Inside Out at WWNO in New Orleans
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— Jason Marsalis
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— Download Valerie June's "Workin' Woman Blues" in this month's edition of Heavy Rotation.
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— Jason Isbell's new album is called Southeastern.
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