Polo & Pan’s Summer Party Playlist for COOL HUNTING

Upbeat, danceable tunes for your next pool party

In celebration of their new EP Gengis, an upcoming tour and summer in general, French electro-pop duo Polo & Pan (aka Paul Armand-Delille and Alexandre Grynszpan) have created a party mixtape for COOL HUNTING readers. From a Soulwax remix of Charlotte Gainsbourg to Yuksek, Breakbot, and Hubbabubbaklubb, the playlist is meant to get the party started right—which the duo says should look “like the pool …

Prince: Manic Monday

While it’s fairly common pop knowledge that Prince wrote “Manic Monday”—which ended up being a breakout tune for The Bangles—almost nobody (except the band) had heard his 1984 demo, until now. Along with archival footage of Prince rehearsing for his Purple Rain tour (which occurred the same year he wrote “Manic Monday,” and countless other songs), the original version has been released—some 35 years later. …

“Ivry” by Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith

Inspired by and honoring the life of French poet Antonin Artaud

With The Peyote Dance, Patti Smith joins experimental sound outfit Soundwalk Collective in a work in tribute of French poet Antonin Artaud. Soundwalk Collective’s founder Stéphan Crasneanscki traveled to the Norogachi municipality of Mexico’s Sierra Tarahumara (otherwise known as the Copper Canyon), where Artaud himself traveled in 1936—curious to know whether a peyote shaman from the Rarámuri people could free him of an opioid addiction. Soundwalk …