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."