Music Special Programming

Music Special Programming

7 min

Discover KCRW's exclusive artist interviews, live performances, original programming and streaming playlists. Our digital-first music programming is on-demand and updated weekly.

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For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Walt McClements pilots an ambient excursion from Allen Toussaint to Mary Lattimore.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Jelani Aryeh recounts his lifelong musical fascinations, from Roxy Music to Childish Gambino and beyond.

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.

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.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Nick Waterhouse picks five discs that changed the course of his life, including Mose Allison and Dee Clark.

The iconoclastic composer and trumpet player Jon Hassell died on June 26 at the age of 84.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” kezia selects songs with the most spellbinding lyrics, including Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, and Modest Mouse.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” pianist Paul Cornish picks his most transcendent, challenging, and inspiring favorites, from Joni Mitchell to Jason Moran.

More from KCRW

Anthony and Novena kick off your Tuesday with the latest from DJ Nu Mark, who covers a Snoop Dog classic on the cumbia tip with a little help from LA’s Jungle Fire.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

LA-based Robin Schorr makes music under the handle of Blond in Car. Hints of Sade lace the song “Another Girl,” a vignette that calls out smooth operators.

from Today's Top Tune

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

from Eclectic 24

The Latest

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh nightly.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, September 20, 2021

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh nightly.

from Travis Holcombe

Big changes are coming to KCRW’s schedule tonight. DJ Travis Holcombe is taking over the 8-10 p.m. slot every weeknight. His new show is called “Freaks Only.”

DJ Travis Holcombe’s new nightly show is called ‘Freaks Only,’ but everyone’s invited to listen

Big changes are coming to KCRW’s schedule tonight. DJ Travis Holcombe is taking over the 8-10 p.m. slot every weeknight. His new show is called “Freaks Only.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After the success of a hit single, 13 year old Stevie Wonder's voice was changing from puberty and he was in a bit of a slump. Berry Gordy was even ready to drop him from Motown.

MBE Sept. 20: The story behind Stevie Wonder’s career-saving hit

After the success of a hit single, 13 year old Stevie Wonder's voice was changing from puberty and he was in a bit of a slump. Berry Gordy was even ready to drop him from Motown.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Catch the unstoppable Durand Jones & The Indications as they unlock a wide range of new sounds on their new album “Private Space,” anchored by the lush vocals of Aaron Frazer on “Sea…

Durand Jones & The Indications: ‘Sea of Love’

Catch the unstoppable Durand Jones & The Indications as they unlock a wide range of new sounds on their new album “Private Space,” anchored by the lush vocals of Aaron Frazer on “Sea…

from Today's Top Tune

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

LeRoy Downs' playlist, September 19, 2021

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

from LeRoy Downs

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

Jason Kramer's playlist, September 19, 2021

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

from Jason Kramer

Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.

Anne Litt's playlist, September 19, 2021

Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.

from Anne Litt

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

Raul Campos' playlist, September 19, 2021

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

from Raul Campos