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Top 5 Summer Playlists



You need 3 things for when you set foot onto the brilliant, sun-baked surface of Planet Summer: Beer. Sun-cream. MUSIC.
Today we’re addressing number 3 on that list. We’ve enlisted the help of some of the planet’s great musical minds to bring you our TOP 5 KILLER PLAYLISTS to rhythmically jerk your skeleton to this Summer.

1. Destination planet summer


1Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard has hand-picked some perfect Summer tunes from the likes of Caribou, Prince and Midnight Magic. 

Some you’ll know, some you won’t, but all are guaranteed to instantly transport you to the town of Good Times, population: 1.

2. jazztronica for the summer

If you like your electronica wearing a porkpie hat and staring off moodily into the middle distance, check out our jazz-infused playlist as selected by Blue Lab Beats.

3. laid back sundowners

Did someone say Laid back Sundowners? No? We must be hearing things. Regardless, this super-chilled selection of low-slung R&B and blissed out soul from singer-songwriter Willie J Healey will immediately melt away all worries.

4. balmy evening beats

When the evening heat kicks in and the light turns golden, now’s the time to stick on our Balmy Evening Beats as chosen by Aroop Roy. Eclectic electrobeats from around the globe to soundtrack your BBQ, park session or back garden beer.

5. guide to queens of the stone age

To get you in the mood for what we've got coming on Monday, legendary Radio 1 DJ and musician Daniel P Carter chooses some of the tracks that have guided the sound of Queens of the Stone Age and made them into global superstars. Best enjoyed loud.

What's coming on Monday, you ask? Find out here.

And finally, if that’s whetted your whistle, and other such obscene sayings, come and enjoy some live music in person with our amazing Summer Collaboration Sessions. 5 nights, 5 cities, 5 collaborations from some of the most exciting artists around. Details here.