The special selection of songs are inspired by the Fall 2020 "Suburban Punk" collection.
Alexa Chung is going back to her DJ roots. This week, the British creative director and longtime music fan launched a Spotify channel for her namesake brand to coincide with the debut of its Fall 2020 collection, titled "Suburban Punk."
ALEXACHUNG will release bi-monthly playlists on Spotify, kicking off with one curated by Chung herself. Fittingly, the 18 selected tracks pay homage to the new collection's inspiration — the arrival of punk in the U.K. during the late 1970s — so the first-ever playlist boasts plenty of rebel rock icons, from the Buzzcocks to the Ramones.
"I used to play 'Take Me I'm Yours' as part of my DJ set when I was younger. I would be posted to various universities around the U.K. to play their leavers' balls and would get constant complaints that my music wasn’t fun enough, which then I was insulted by but now I realize nobody really wants to listen to Can or Orange Juice when you could be dancing to Whitney Houston or something. Not a floor-filler but I think it is."
"Patti Smith is a definite style icon of mine. Her androgynous suits and wild hair have always been a source of inspiration. I got to see her play a secret show at Electric Lady Studios in New York once and it was one of the best most intimate concerts I've been to."