SOFI TUKKER’s New Year’s Eve Playlist for COOL HUNTING

A vibrant selection to enter the new year with a positive outlook

For anyone who wants a little zest for their New Year’s Eve party, dance-pop act SOFI TUKKER (aka Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern) has generously created a playlist for COOL HUNTING. “If the music is right, the party will go off. Start the new year with positive hopeful uplifting energy,” the duo tells us. With that in mind, they have chosen a playful, energetic selection that …

Ghostly International’s Sam Valenti on His Herb Sundays Project

The record label founder invites fellow music nerds to reveal their vulnerable side

It’s not altogether surprising that Sam Valenti IV—founder of the independent record label, Ghostly International—spent the pandemic lockdown listening to a lot of music. However, his housebound hobby went beyond professional research or entertainment value. To help ease anxiety at the NYC home he shares with his wife, a doctor, Valenti began “connecting and reconnecting with a lot of music, both current and past, and …

Caroline Kingsbury’s Pride 2022 Playlist for COOL HUNTING

This track list features dramatic dance-floor numbers and tales of empowerment

For our Pride playlist this year, LA-based queer indie-pop recording artist Caroline Kingsbury looked to a recent personal experience to inspire an energized, expressive and empowering track list around the self-selected theme “Chaotic Pride Breakup.” Kingsbury—who recently released a five-track EP, Remixes from Heaven, following her boldly textured and genre-spanning 2021 debut album, Heaven’s Just A Flight—chose songs she herself has been listening to following the end of …