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 …

Sound and Sorrow: Nite Jewel Discusses Her Upcoming Album, “No Sun”

The singer-songwriter, musician, producer and scholar on laments, loss and the lack of hierarchy in her new music

Nite Jewel—aka singer-songwriter, producer and scholar, Ramona Gonzalez—is poised to release her first new album in four years. No Sun (out on her own Gloriette Records, 27 August) is a vehicle not only to express the impossible to express, but also to explore and experiment with genre and song creation. The LA-based artist set out to make the record with just a Moog synth and …

Recording Artist Yndi’s Playlist for COOL HUNTING

As with her compelling debut album "Noir Brésil," this 10-track playlist is an emotional excursion

Franco-Brazilian trans artist, composer and producer Yndi (formerly known as Dream Koala, from 2012 to 2020) released a debut LP this May, entitled Noir Brésil, that sets her beautiful, dynamic vocals within transfixing orchestral complexity. To celebrate the ravishing release, Yndi generously assembled a playlist of tracks that have garnered her attention in the way that her powerful album captured ours. “These tracks are songs that I’m …