online: paul smith x apple music

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having come of age in the 1960s and 1970s, british designer paul smith experienced one of the most exciting times in the history of contemporary music, and it doesn't really come as a surprise that many iconic artists and tunes from that period have made an indelible mark on his creative output. the london-based designer has now teamed up with streaming service apple music to curated three playlists featuring personal favourite classics and new tracks that make up the soundtrack to his youth, his travels, and inspire his creative work in the studio. the first playlist is entitled around the world in 20 tracks, and is pretty much a soundtrack to smith's constant global travels, blending past and present influences, in addition to a tribute to some of his favourite jazz musicians, who he was lucky enough to see perform live as a younger man. the three playlists are also accompanied by a short film that was shot in various locations around london's notting hill area, including smith’s favourite record shop rough trade, and his very own office in covent garden. paul smith's playlist is now available exclusively on apple music.

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