COOL HUNTING’s End of Summer Playlist

Sad bangers and beautiful bummers for the season's transition

Understanding that it’s hard to say goodby to summer, we’ve made a mixtape of bittersweet songs that provide an apt soundtrack to the seasonal transition. From ethereal new wave to dramatic dream-pop and mellow neo-disco, the playlist includes tracks from various countries and decades. With music by Cocteau Twins, Robyn, Frankie Knuckles, yaeji and Arlo Parks, the vibe is one of beautiful bummers, melancholy bops …

Toro y Moi: drip bounce _ 7_24_18

From Toro y Moi’s lo-fi mixtape Soul Trash (which initially debuted as raw files on Dropbox), “drip bounce _ 7_24_18” fuses bluesy guitar with textural drums and vulnerable vocals. While clearly recognizable as Tor y Moi (aka Chaz Bear), the song feels like the beginning of something—the title perhaps offering insight into future tracks or versions. While the tune and Bear’s vocals are laidback and …

TEREZA: BADUOLOGY

German DJ TEREZA celebrated the queen Erykah Badu’s birthday yesterday by sharing a mixtape of the singer/songwriter/musician’s music. The one hour mix, called BADUOLOGY, features songs that she’s sampled, as well as skits and tracks she’s featured on—for example, right after “Love of My Life Worldwide”(which features Queen Latifah, Bahamadia and Angie Stone) comes the track sampled, “Funk You Up” by The Sequence. With a …