KCRW Private Playlist

Episode Private Playlist: Ambient accordionist Walt McClements drifts into musical abstraction
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Walt McClements pilots an ambient excursion from Allen Toussaint to Mary Lattimore.
Episode object code Private Playlist: Indie-pop alchemist Jelani Aryeh is hearing new messages in his favorite songs
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Jelani Aryeh recounts his lifelong musical fascinations, from Roxy Music to Childish Gambino and beyond.
Episode Private Playlist: Art-pop chanteuse Gel Set shares perfect picks for hot parties and cool winters
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Gel Set selects her most satisfying sounds for hot dancefloors and cold winter nights, from Tangerine Dream to Machine Girl.
Episode Private Playlist: Lionel Boy conjures a soundtrack for his island-bound adolescence
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Lionel Boy constructs an elegy for his island-bound adolescence through songs by Morphine, Paula Fuga, and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.
Episode Private Playlist: Nick Waterhouse crate digs for his most transformative tunes
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Nick Waterhouse picks five discs that changed the course of his life, including Mose Allison and Dee Clark.
Episode Private Playlist: kezia reps their favorite lyrical heavy-hitters
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” kezia selects songs with the most spellbinding lyrics, including Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, and Modest Mouse.
Episode Private Playlist: Pianist Paul Cornish unpacks 5 crucial records from boundary-stretching musicians
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” pianist Paul Cornish picks his most transcendent, challenging, and inspiring favorites, from Joni Mitchell to Jason Moran.
Episode C header Private Playlist: The Growth Eternal drops into his favorite musical landscapes and environments
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” The Growth Eternal selects a cinematic assortment of songs which evoke landscapes and environments, from Steve Reich to Esperanza Spalding.
Episode Private Playlist: Bachelor shares their soundtrack to suit the many moods of friendship
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Bachelor’s Jay Som and Palehound chat about their springtime soundtrack, from Boards of Canada to ScHoolboy Q.
Episode Private Playlist: Wallice extols the virtues of teenage mixtapes and moody sleepover soundtracks
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Wallice recalls her favorite song on a teenage mixtape, spooking a sleepover with Radiohead, and coming around to Lana Del Rey.
Episode Private Playlist: V.C.R’s seeds of musical growth, from Minnie Riperton to Erykah Badu
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” V.C.R shares the music that inspired her cinematic soul, from Ottorino Respighi to Minnie Riperton.
Episode Private Playlist: Edith Crash shares music that opens doors to other worlds
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Edith Crash selects five songs that open doors to other worlds, from Dead Can Dance to Psychic TV.
Episode Private Playlist: Bedouine swoons to her favorite songs that evoke a mood
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Bedouine selects her favorite mood-setting songs, from the rootsy funk of Bobby Charles to the swoon-inducing Chet Baker.
Episode Private Playlist: Rosie Tucker recommends songs of hope, humor, and resiliency
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Rosie Tucker recommends songs of hope, humor, and resiliency, from Pharoah Sanders to the Replacements.
Episode Private Playlist: Ah Mer Ah Su makes the case for danceable melancholy
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Ah Mer Ah Su recommends music for twerking, crying, and singing into a hairbrush, from Lady Gaga to Tei Shi.
Episode Private Playlist: Topaz Faerie traces her journey from sublime jazz to futuristic pop
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Topaz Faerie traces her musical history from Geri Allen’s sublime jazz to Hiatus Kaiyote’s pop futurism.
Episode Private Playlist: Ana Roxanne fills your head with a selection of her favorite vocalists
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Ana Roxanne recommends vocalists whose music fills your head, including H.E.R. and Ethiopia’s Bezawork Asfaw.
Episode Troff document Private Playlist: jez.who shares music for empathy and affirmation
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” jez.who speaks about empathy and affirmation through the music of Celia Cruz, A Tribe Called Quest, and more.
Episode Private Playlist: Vinyl Williams collects opalescent musical jewels from mysterious beaches
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Vinyl Williams spans the decades for a set of astral masterpieces from A.R. Kane, Montage, The Peace, and more.
Episode Private Playlist: Sasami explores the wholesome world of animal songs
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Sasami offers a selection of animal-themed songs by everyone from Linda McCartney to Moondog.
Episode x-conference/x-cooltalk Private Playlist: Dante Elephante is slowing down his life with sides of vinyl
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Ruben Zarate of Dante Elephante talks about Harry Nilsson’s ghost and Jeff Buckley’s funk period.
Episode Private Playlist: The Koreatown Oddity is raising his daughter on a colorful musical diet
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” The Koreatown Oddity digs into the crates for deep cuts from Madlib, The Stranglers, Horace Silver, and more.
Episode Private Playlist: Frankie Reyes marries technology with tradition
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Frankie Reyes highlights his favorite “techno-indigenous” composers blending old traditions with new technologies.
Episode Private Playlist: Genevieve Artadi is learning Bach and living moment by moment
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Genevieve Artadi shares music made by friends, loved ones, and lifelong influences, from Nancy Wilson to Pedro Martins.
Episode Private Playlist: Gabe Goodman longs for the sound of live musicians in a room
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Gabe Goodman reflects on the musical masters he’s studied in quarantine, from Paul Simon to Tune-Yards.
Episode Private Playlist: Lady Blackbird honors fearless and transcendent artistry
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Lady Blackbird honors the fearless and transcendent artistry of her influences, including Billie Holiday, Donny Hathaway, and more.
Episode Private Playlist: Xinxin’s Janize Ablaza spins a soundtrack for space travel
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Xinxin singer/guitarist Janize Ablaza spins the best music for interplanetary travel, including Herbie Hancock and Cibo Matto.
Episode ECMAScript program Private Playlist: Karriem Riggins embraces the infinite possibilities in creating
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” drummer Karriem Riggins offers a tour of the music that’s shaped his own playing, from J Dilla to Elvin Jones.
Episode Private Playlist: Qur’an Shaheed is revealing her inner truth through music
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Qur’an Shaheed is using music to reveal her inner truth, including Minnie Riperton and Duval Timothy.
Episode Private Playlist: Channel Tres shares the classic songs that created his world
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Channel Tres reflects on the music that made him whole as an artist and a person, from Prince and Nate Dogg to D’Angelo and Pharrell.