Presenting the fourth annual installment in our series of modern yacht rock summer mixtapes: this year's mix was loosely inspired and guided by Light in the Attic's absurdly dope Pacific Breeze compilation of late '70s and early '80s Japanese City Pop that dropped this spring, which the label says lands in some nebulous zone encompassing "easy listening with mutant exotica, tilted techno-pop, and steamy boogie bubbling beneath the gloss"...
modern yacht rock
Presenting the third installment in our series of annual modern yacht rock summer mixtapes: As always, we’re expanding the yacht rock universe here to include more modern sounds inspired by those classic easy listening FM-gold guilty pleasures of the late '70s and early '80s, while occasionally veering off into balearica, pillowy soft funk, sophisti-pop, long-lost obscurities, exotica, and darker forms of hypnogogia. Listen/download + check the full tracklist below:
Presenting our second annual summer mixtape of modern yacht rock vibes: Like last year, we’re using the term "yacht rock" loosely here, to include myriad sounds inspired by smooth, sumptous soft rock grooves, while occasionally veering off into balearica, pillowy soft funk, sophistipop, cosmic disco novelties, psych-soul, and darker forms of hypnogogia. Listen/download + check the full tracklist below:
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: