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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Rob Corddry

Rob Corddry is an comedian, writer and actor who stars in the Adult Swim show Children?s Hospital, as well as the HBO series Ballers. Rob?s song picks tackle the topics of love, procreation and real estate ?all in a humorous fashion. He also pays tribute to his comedy inspiration, Steve Martin.

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Maria Bamford

Stand-up comedian Maria Bamford is truly one of a kind. Her comedy is imaginative and unconventional, as are some of her favorite artists, including Bjork and Nina Simone.

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Alex Ross

Comic book artist Alex Ross recently took on the Beatles, transforming some of their famous imagery into his painted, photorealist style. The Fab Four made his Guest DJ set song list, as did David Bowie, Queen and The Monkees. Alex also tells us the role of music in his creative process.

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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.

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