Private Playlist

Songwriter/rapper/vocalist DUCKWRTH has a voracious appetite for music new and old. His session for KCRW’s Private Playlist runs the gamut from Michael Jackson to Machinedrum.

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A special one-hour edition of KCRW’s Private Playlist, featuring seven of our favorite listening sessions with Southern California’s most notable musical figures.

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Composer/producer Julianna Barwick chooses her favorite new music mixing emotion and experimentation, from Jónsi to Perfume Genius.

Private Playlist: Julianna Barwick recommends music with emotion and experimentation

Composer/producer Julianna Barwick chooses her favorite new music mixing emotion and experimentation, from Jónsi to Perfume Genius.

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Singer-songwriter Ndidi O shares her soundtrack for melancholy autumn walks with KCRW’s Private Playlist, including Portishead and Sade.

Private Playlist: Ndidi O selects music for a melancholy autumn

Singer-songwriter Ndidi O shares her soundtrack for melancholy autumn walks with KCRW’s Private Playlist, including Portishead and Sade.

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Harpist Mary Lattimore speaks with KCRW’s Private Playlist about her favorite quarantine listening by kindred spirits including The Cure, Harmonia and Julianna Barwick.

Private Playlist: Mary Lattimore is communing with musical kindred spirits

Harpist Mary Lattimore speaks with KCRW’s Private Playlist about her favorite quarantine listening by kindred spirits including The Cure, Harmonia and Julianna Barwick.

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Go Betty Go singer Nicolette Vilar shares her love of Mazzy Star, Dusty Springfield, Paul Simon, and more for KCRW’s Private Playlist.

Private Playlist: Go Betty Go’s Nicolette Vilar shares music that’s honey to her ears

Go Betty Go singer Nicolette Vilar shares her love of Mazzy Star, Dusty Springfield, Paul Simon, and more for KCRW’s Private Playlist.

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Legendary DJ Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix) brings a fresh stack of recent favorites to KCRW’s Private Playlist, including SAULT, Bakar, and NEZ with ScHoolboy Q.

Private Playlist: Pete Tong is comfortable with musical melancholy

Legendary DJ Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix) brings a fresh stack of recent favorites to KCRW’s Private Playlist, including SAULT, Bakar, and NEZ with ScHoolboy Q.

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La Marisoul of La Santa Cecilia joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about sharing stereo time with a four-year-old, living in her “sad-girl feels” with Cuco, and finding hope for the…

Private Playlist: La Santa Cecilia's La Marisoul finds hope for the future in music

La Marisoul of La Santa Cecilia joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about sharing stereo time with a four-year-old, living in her “sad-girl feels” with Cuco, and finding hope for the…

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The legendary Bob Mould joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about his lifelong love of the Byrds, discovering The Avalanches in NYC, and the liberating gifts of Janelle Monáe.

Private Playlist: Bob Mould seeks artful inspiration from Janelle Monáe, Elliott Smith, and The Byrds

The legendary Bob Mould joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about his lifelong love of the Byrds, discovering The Avalanches in NYC, and the liberating gifts of Janelle Monáe.

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Vocalist/musician San Cha joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about thinking big in a shrinking world; the universal appeal of Juan Gabriel; the enduring hope of Chavela Vargas; and…

Private Playlist: San Cha believes we can create, no matter our circumstances

Vocalist/musician San Cha joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about thinking big in a shrinking world; the universal appeal of Juan Gabriel; the enduring hope of Chavela Vargas; and…

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Guitarist/producer M. Ward joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about Curtis Mayfield’s early work, the beautiful grit of Manuel Galbán, and the sense of discovery in John Coltrane.

Private Playlist: M. Ward is listening to music by his influences’ influencers

Guitarist/producer M. Ward joins KCRW’s Private Playlist to talk about Curtis Mayfield’s early work, the beautiful grit of Manuel Galbán, and the sense of discovery in John Coltrane.

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L.A. punk legend Alice Bag joins KCRW's Private Playlist to share her favorite recent jams, including selections from her punk-rock exercise series, "Fit for the Apocalypse."

Private Playlist: Alice Bag is doing the live music withdrawal dance

L.A. punk legend Alice Bag joins KCRW's Private Playlist to share her favorite recent jams, including selections from her punk-rock exercise series, "Fit for the Apocalypse."

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Musician and activist Madame Gandhi joins KCRW's Private Playlist to talk about Fela Kuti’s enduring message; the strange bravery of Brian Eno and Jon Hassell; and Kondi Band’s…

Private Playlist: Madame Gandhi on Fela, feminism, and the bravery of Brian Eno and Jon Hassell

Musician and activist Madame Gandhi joins KCRW's Private Playlist to talk about Fela Kuti’s enduring message; the strange bravery of Brian Eno and Jon Hassell; and Kondi Band’s…

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Acclaimed singer-songwriter Aimee Mann joins KCRW's Private Playlist to talk about Judee Sill's deceptive sweetness, the unspoken vulnerability of Steely Dan, and Linda McCartney's…

Private Playlist: Aimee Mann looks past the snark to appreciate Steely Dan’s craft

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Aimee Mann joins KCRW's Private Playlist to talk about Judee Sill's deceptive sweetness, the unspoken vulnerability of Steely Dan, and Linda McCartney's…

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In this special edition of Private Playlist, Younge and Muhammad reflect on the music that’s currently giving them communion, inspiration, and release amidst the uprisings.

Private Playlist: Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad on finding solace in Gil Scott-Heron

In this special edition of Private Playlist, Younge and Muhammad reflect on the music that’s currently giving them communion, inspiration, and release amidst the uprisings.

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Jennifer Lee   spoke with KCRW on how she got her start in the beat battles of Leimert Park, and quickly carved out a space in the legendary Low End Theory scene out of Lincoln…

Private Playlist: TOKiMONSTA is rediscovering her love for the guitar

Jennifer Lee  spoke with KCRW on how she got her start in the beat battles of Leimert Park, and quickly carved out a space in the legendary Low End Theory scene out of Lincoln…

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Guitarist Jeff Parker spoke with KCRW about his  expansive and eclectic studio credits.

Private Playlist: Jeff Parker is busy studying music in hibernation mode

Guitarist Jeff Parker spoke with KCRW about his  expansive and eclectic studio credits.

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Dorian  Wood spoke with KCRW about the joy of supporting creative friends, the importance of embracing one’s darkness, and “the Impossible Burger of songs.”

Private Playlist: Dorian Wood is walking a tightrope and trying not to look down

Dorian  Wood spoke with KCRW about the joy of supporting creative friends, the importance of embracing one’s darkness, and “the Impossible Burger of songs.”

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Stephen Bruner spoke with KCRW about the night Jaco Pastorius changed his life, the importance of listening to albums from the beginning, and the record that helps him through strange…

Private Playlist: Thundercat on the importance of albums as a journey

Stephen Bruner spoke with KCRW about the night Jaco Pastorius changed his life, the importance of listening to albums from the beginning, and the record that helps him through strange…

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Alan    Palomo spoke with KCRW about the pleasures of Tropicália, Peru’s answer to the Ramones, and the perfect soundtrack for thinking.

Private Playlist: Neon Indian shares music for your inner monologue

Alan   Palomo spoke with KCRW about the pleasures of Tropicália, Peru’s answer to the Ramones, and the perfect soundtrack for thinking.

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