Okayplayer’s Songs of Summer 2019 [Playlist]

A 75+ song sequence to carry you through the summer and well beyond.

Holy hell, we made it. The first official day of summer is here and the calendar’s probably filling up in a hurry.

Between the beach trips, BBQs, backwoods and beer runs, the last thing on your mind should be what’s next on the dial. There’s enough to sort and aux cord anxiety can weigh a ton if you’re not careful. Which is why we’ve dug through the mountain of 2019 releases to compile a go-to sequence for any and all seasonal scenarios.

This year’s Songs of Summer playlist pulls from all regions, eras, and disciplines. There’s four-to-the-floor house heat c/o Channel Tres, Kaytranada, Planet Giza, Brijean, and Kindness. Some cosmic funk and disco jolts per Toro Y Moi, Roy Ayers, George Clinton, and Louis Cole. A grip of entrancing bits from a big year in and above the beat scene, thanks to Flying Lotus, Mndsgn, Shafiq Husayn, and Dam-Funk. Top it off with some trap triumphs and smokey r&b anthems from Tyler, The Creator, Ari Lennox, Yung Nudy, Valee, and Gloss Gang, along with hours of essential earworms that aren’t “Old Town Road,” and you’re armed for damn-near anything summer throws at you.

Slide into the fairest season with the Songs of Summer 2019 playlist below. Hit the link to follow Okayplayer’s Spotify channel and never miss another note.



Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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