KCRW Private Playlist

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.
Episode Pascal source code Private Playlist: Machinedrum keeps it chill with music for self-reflection
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Machinedrum opens his bag to share his favorite music for self-reflection, from the ambient pop of Sam Prekop to Tigran Hamasyan’s modern/classical hybrids.
Episode Private Playlist: Open Mike Eagle on dark purple jams and musical velvet paintings
Open Mike Eagle shares dark purple jams from The Breeders and a musical velvet painting by DJ Jazzy Jeff among his favorite musical selections for KCRW’s “Private Playlist.”
Episode chemical/x-isostar Private Playlist: Lyric Jones is all about music that makes you hit rewind
Lyric Jones joins KCRW’s “Private Playlist” to share the music that makes her hit rewind, from early influences like Georgia Anne Muldrow to current favorites like CARRTOOONS.
Episode chemical/x-isostar Private Playlist: Maral shares music that creates its own unique world
Maral’s richly psychedelic electronic music draws on influences near and far. Her session for KCRW’s Private Playlist moves from Nico to Iranian classical music and beyond.
Episode chemical/x-isostar Private Playlist: DUCKWRTH brews a perfect blend of classic and contemporary
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.
Episode Private Playlist: A playlist featuring seven of our favorite segments
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. Includes Thundercat, Aimee Mann, Bob Mould, and more.
Episode chemical/x-isostar 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.
Episode chemical/x-isostar 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.
Episode chemical/x-isostar 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.
Episode chemical/x-isostar 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.
Episode chemical/x-isostar 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.
Episode chemical/x-isostar 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 future in Mercedes Sosa.
Episode chemical/x-isostar 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.
Episode Octet Stream 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 the reclaiming of one’s stolen culture.