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London-based Alessi Laurent-Marke performs her tender and charming folk-pop under the moniker Alessi’s Ark. Her music is innocent and quaint, but also vulnerable and intimate — qualities similar to artists like Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons, two acts that she’s shared the stage with many times. Though she’s only 21, she’s already recorded her debut album with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley), released a handful of EPs on major label Virgin Records, and crafted a sophisticated, impassioned sound that seems well beyond her years.
Your Wednesday mix is delivered today by DJRePete. Tune in for brand new alternative from Sleeping in the Aviary, rock from the Dum Dum Girls, and a beat from Speech Debelle featuring Roots Manuva & Realism.  Plus a jazzy set featuring a BTR throwback from the Maido Project out of Paris. And DJRePete weighs in on the end of the REM era with reflections on their breakthru beginnings. All today, on your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!