As the warm months approach and sundresses and Nantucket Red shorts are beginning to appear amongst the ladies and the gentlemen, one aspect of summer get-togethers is often overlooked: your playlist. As much as you want it to, the playlist that you made for your house party last semester just isn’t going to cut it when it’s 85 degrees and the sun is out. But never fear, for here are 5 sure-fire mainstays for your summer-time playlist.
If someone asks you for a “chill hip-hop song” suggestion, you just can’t go wrong with this guy right here. The best half of Dipset created a club hit that’s very hard to hate.
Absolutely classic summer song, and shame on you if you haven’t heard it before. In addition to being a great sing-along track, it has a fairly comical and fairly inappropriate double meaning to it. This is definitely a must for whatever your summer get-together is.
“Dancing with the DJ” is a dance/electronic song that I’ve just recently discovered. Ridiculously catchy, this is a great song to throw on if any of the drunk girls at your house say something like, “I WANNA DAAAAAAAAAAAANCE!”
In my opinion, THE summer hip-hop song, even more-so than “Hey Ma.” A crisp two-and-a-half minutes long, Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks float all over the lead single to their debut album When Fish Ride Bicycles.
The first hit from the Def Jam up-and-comer. You might know him from his recent collaborations with GOOD Music artists Pusha T and Big Sean, but John West has a great R&B vibe that is perfect for the warm weather which he shows off with this track.
And there you have it. Pepper these puppies in between the standards (Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, etc.) and your music will be one less thing you need to worry about this summer.
Well guys, the G-Eazy show was such a raging success, we’ve decided to sponsor another concert in our second month based out of San Francisco! This time around, we’ve switched from hip-hop to good old fashioned rock and roll. Filligar, a rock and roll band hailing from Chicago, will be taking the big stage, following opening performances by fellow rock bands Warm Weather and Terraplane Sun.
Filligar is visiting us in San Francisco after having wrapped up an international tour. They just might be on their way to becoming one of the youngest and hottest rock and roll bands in the world. It’s an enormous claim, but they have the ability to live up to it. Their sound is full, their energy is through the roof, and apparently they put on one of the best live shows the world has to offer. Needless to say, it’s going to be a fun night. The floors will be rattling in San Francisco…
MP3: “A Promise” – Warm Weather (via Knox Road)