One Track Mind: Letícia Gurjão
Letícia Gurjão, Executive Producer at Los York LA, embraces her Latin heritage when it comes to certain music, and is looking forward to listening to one particular Bond theme song, as she reveals her Isolation Radio Station playlist
What's the song you've listened to most during this isolation period?
I have been digging a lot of surf and classic movies lately, and I also miss my home country Brazil, so I’ve naturally been going for some tropical nostalgic vibes: old surf and guitar jams like Apache from The Ventures, and artists like Link Wray and The Bambi Molesters [below] (I know, interesting name). Philip Glass’s piano helps me to focus while I’ve been working from home, too.
What track always gets you on the dance floor?
There’s definitely more than one. Pretty much any Brazilian jams from Sergio Mendes or Jorge Ben Jor. The Libertines’ Can’t Stand Me Now is a fun one that reminds me of partying during my college days.
What's your 'guilty pleasure' track?
I would say Corazon latino style songs, line Juanes Amárrame because I grew up in South America. My neighborhood in LA has a big hispanic influence and I love being around everything latino. I’ve also always liked oriental mantras and I can’t get enough of Indonesian gamelan. I recognize that it might be a little weird for some.
What song always makes you turn off the stereo when it comes on?
90s R&B and Mariah Carey [below], or most of the top 40 pop songs like Beyonce or Taylor Swift that commonly play on the radio.
We can't go out right now, but when we're finally allowed to head out for a night on the town, what track will you listen to while you're getting ready?
Nancy Sinatra’s James Bond’s You only Live Twice theme song has such a sense of happiness and celebratory times. Cactus by Pixies makes me want to go out and explore the California Desert.