Rodarte’s Mulleavy Sisters DJ for Radio Station

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Rodarte's Laura and Kate Mulleavy

Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy often reference film in their collections, and it looks like their obsession with movies also influences their taste in music.

As part of the Guest DJ Project on Los Angeles radio station KCRW, the designing sisters unveiled their five-song playlist on the air. The lineup? “Here Comes My Girl” by Tom Petty, “Blue Moon” by Elvis Presley, “The End” by the Doors, “Oo-de-lally” by Roger Miller, and the Star Wars theme by John Williams.

“I can’t help but remove what the beginning of Star Wars is like to me,” said Laura. “I know the backstory of George Lucas breaking all the rules and leaving all the guilds because he wanted to have the words without the credits at the beginning and just have the powerful score.”

“And I think things like that, they ring true to us in the way that we want to work and the way that you kind of pave your own way and you have to break rules to make things happen,” she continued. “I kind of think that we admire that in people. I guess, I mean, I feel like there’s an affinity to that in a weird way.”

“The End,” from the film Apocalypse Now, was chosen because, as Laura put it, “It’s kind of the best moment in sound.” And Disney-philes might recognize “Oo-de-lally” from the beginning of the classic animated film Robin Hood.

“When we were really young, we watched it obsessively, and I remember being fascinated with the music in it,” said Kate. “I don’t know, some things that remain in your childhood, it’s like you don’t want to know overly about it, so I never actually sat down years later and thought, Who was the person who was actually singing those songs? or Who wrote the music to this film? It was just one of those things that stays in your memory in the way I think you think about things when you’re younger.”

You can listen to and download the Mulleavys' playlist here.

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