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:
Listen to our June 2017 monthly mix, featuring some of the best new tracks from the past month by Laurel Halo, Toro y Moi, Kedr Livanskiy, DJDS, Clams Casino, Young Ejecta + more:
Listen to our April 2017 monthly mix, featuring some of the best new tracks from the past month by Nite Jewel, Kelly Lee Owens, Heaven, Laurel Halo, Molly Nilsson, Luke Reed + more:
Listen to our MAY 2016 monthly mix, featuring our favorite new tracks from the past month, below:
As we've mentioned repeatedly here and on our radio show, January Sun, the stellar debut 12" release from Russian producer/singer Yana Kedrina -- aka Kedr Livanskiy -- currently sits in rare company with Oh No, untitled unmastered., and Lemonade as one of the best records of 2016. And while the entrancing, beautifully lo-fi "No More Summer Rain" doesn't actually appear on the record, it was one of the first things we ever heard from Kedrina (via this charming video on her youtube channel), and it might be the most uplifting and hopefully nostalgic track in her oeuvre.