With the 2018 U.S. Open now in full swing and our friends at RACQUET recently dropping the 7th edition of their always stellar mag, we thought it would be tight to mix up some fitting end-of-summer vibes from the likes of Tirzah, Anemone, Channel Tres, Yumi Zouma, MUNYA, and more to soundtrack the new issue. Pick up issue #7 here + listen to the mix below:
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 new monthly mix for June 2018, featuring some of the best new tracks we heard over the past month, from Hana Vu, Chromatics, Dilly Dally, Kornél Kovács, Mr Twin Sister, Hater + more:
Listen to our August 2017 monthly mix, featuring some of the best new tracks from the past month by Anna of the North, SLEEP ∞ OVER, Harlem, Yaeji, DJDS, John Maus, Kotomi + more:
LA composer/producer/songwriter Lauren Hillman aka Kotomi drops a late summer jam of 2017 contender with this balmy electronic pop banger, which elicits all the magical nervous energy and anticipation of a steamy late night dancefloor encounter in some exotic tropical locale, as it smolders and pulses with shades of the best of Chairlift, Major Lazer, and early Madonna...
Listen to our June 2017 monthly mix, featuring some of the best new tracks from the past month by Blue Hawaii, Kedr Livanskiy, Alvvays, Morly, Baltra, Jim-E Stack + more:
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: