KCRW's Guest DJ Project

KCRW's Guest DJ Project


KCRW's Guest DJ Project invites an array of cultural icons to share and discuss songs that have inspired and moved them with KCRW DJs. Actors, authors, chefs, athletes, directors, tech entrepreneurs and more share their musical passions, giving deep insight into both their lives and their creative process. Check back each week for new sessions with notable guests in this ongoing exclusive feature.More from KCRW's Guest DJ Project »

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Special Chefs Edition

Food and music are almost always plated together and, in this special edition of the Guest DJ Project, six all-star chefs share songs that inspire their process. KCRW Good Food host Evan Kleiman guides the way.

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Lucy Jones

Dr. Lucy Jones is among the world's most influential seismologists and works for the U.S. Geological Survey, based at CalTech. She may be LA?s resident earthquake expert, but she?s also an expert in 15th century classical music. She digs into the connection between science and music in her genre-spanning DJ set. Hosted by Eric J Lawrence.

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John John Florence

Professional surfer John John Florence made history as the youngest competitor to surf the Triple Crown of Surfing at age 13. The Hawaii native selects some classics from Neil Young and the Rolling Stones alongside the premiere of a brand new track by Jack Johnson, written for Florence's new surf film View from a Blue Moon. Hosted by Anthony Valadez.

Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels is a fitness guru who appeared on the NBC show The Biggest Loser for a decade. Her Guest DJ set includes a track that brings out her inner fighter, a ?cheesy pop song? she uses for work out motivation and a dedication to her haters.

Michaela Watkins

From her memorable stint on Saturday Night Live, to scene-stealing moments on VEEP, The New Girl and Transparent, actress Michaela Watkins is always one to watch. She narrates her life through music in her Guest DJ set, with many laughs along the way.

Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso may be the founder of online fashion retailer Nasty Gal, but music is her true love. She shares her appreciation for loner ballads, finds the joy in ?feel bad music? and picks a track from the irreverent ? and uber-stylish ? funk singer Betty Davis. Sophia?s book Girl Boss is a New York Times? Best Seller and is out now in paperback.

Andrew Garfield

Actor Andrew Garfield followed up his stint as the title character in the Amazing Spider-Man movies with critically acclaimed work on Broadway. His thoughtful song selections are deeply connected to his pursuit of acting and show his more playful side as well. Andrew stars in and produced the film 99 Homes, out on October 2.

Mick Rock

Photographer Mick Rock is known as ?the man who shot the 1970?s,? for his iconic photos of David Bowie, Lou Reed, Queen, Iggy Pop, Roxy Music, Blondie, and many more. He not only captured the era with his photos, but took part in the action as well and we hear all about it. TASCHEN Gallery is hosting an exhibition of his work now, and have released a collector?s edition of his new book, The Rise of David Bowie.

Ransom Riggs

Author Ransom Riggs is best known for the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The evocative imagery and haunting quality that define his writings can also be found in all of his song picks, from an old blues tune to Tom Waits.

DJ Lance Rock aka Lance Robertson

Lance Robertson is better known as DJ Lance Rock from the hugely popular children's show Yo Gabba Gabba! For his Guest DJ set, he shies away from the hits in favor of deeper album tracks and edgier material from Iggy Pop, the Isley Brothers, Skinny Puppy and more.

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