With the recent return of Sirius XM's glorious seasonal yacht rock channel, we were inspired to compile this mixtape of modern soft rock, sophistipop, vaporwave, balearic pop, cosmic funk, and smooth hypnogogic jams from the past decade or so that would fit seamlessly in the station's rotation, or alongside the legends Fleetwood Mac, Loggins & Messina, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Toto, et al. on any yacht rock playlist. Shimmering and soothing summer-ready FM radio vibes for the weekend, with a nod to classic yacht rock's darker and weirder undertones. Listen/download + check the full tracklist below:
ford & lopatin
Listen to the haunting piano-based title track from Oneohtrix's Point Never's new LP Replica, a "song cycle based around lo-fi audio procured from television advertisement compilations." Replica is out November 5 on Software / Mexican Summer:
Listen to the new album from Joel Ford & Daniel Lopatin -- the bros formerly known as Games -- in its entirety below, via FACT. If you're looking for a place to start (other than the beginning), "Joey Rogers" and "Too Much MIDI" are the jams. Channel Pressure drops next week on Mexican Summer.