KCRW’s Private Playlist: DUCKWRTH

KCRW’s Private Playlist is a listening session with Southern California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments. DUCKWRTH grew up in South LA, where his formative musical experiences included singing in a Pentecostal church choir and absorbing the classic funk and R&B of his neighborhood. Decamping to San Francisco to study graphic arts, he soon developed a distinctive musical and visual style which matched the expansiveness of his new surroundings. His early mixtapes garnered steam in advance of his proper debut album, 2016’s “I’M UGLY.” He subsequently ventured into fashion design and visual arts before releasing another mixtape in 2016 and, most recently, a new album, “SuperGood,” in August. The release was commemorated by a live streamed performance in a local roller skating rink, where he used music, visuals, and theatrical techniques to represent the album.