Jamie xx ft. Young Thug and Popcaan – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)

Jamie xx is poised for takeover and this song features two emerging leaders in hip hop and dancehall respectively. Lewd and playful, just like a hot summer dance party.

Hot Chip – Easy to Get

I love Hot Chip and their most recent release is probably their most R&B-sounding album yet. Of all the tracks on the new Why Make Sense?, this song fuses most beautifully the old and new Hot Chip sound.

 

Kero Kero Bonito – Flamingo

The third British artist on this playlist, Kero Kero Bonito mixes J-pop flavor with some minimalists video game beats.
 

Blur – Ghost Ship

As a China-lover, I was excited to learn Blur’s newest album, released after a decade-long hiatus, is set in Hong Kong. This song sounds very beach ready, so grab that bubble tea and hit Lantau Island!
 

Snoop Dogg ft. T.I. – Edibles

Snoop is back and this song will hypnotize you.
 

Janet Jackson – Miss You Much

One of my favorite 90s songs and videos. Love you, Janet!
 

Nautic – Lay Back

Another London-based trio, Nautic will soothe you into a warm summer evening.

Complete Playlist