Private Playlist is a listening session with Southern California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments. Every week, we invite a local artist to share a handful of tunes they can’t stop listening to. It’s a celebration of the energy and inspiration that turns music lovers into music makers. For this special edition, Anne Litt and I chose seven of our favorite Private Playlist installments. In the spirit of KCRW, you’ll hear music that runs the gamut from vintage ambient to Delta country blues; from Anime soundtracks to Nigerian funk. And, above all, you’ll hear some amazing artists talk passionately about the music that keeps their creative hearts beating.