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.