As we close in on the end of Summer it’s only fair that we share some of our current favorite songs on our monthly mixtape. As usual, our contributors have chosen some of their recent discoveries and some hidden gems you may have overlooked while sunning and funning over the past few months.

Culture Czar added some of his new faves to the mix including Anna Calvi (a track featuring music genius David Byrne), Sharon Van Etten, Six Organs of Admittance, Starflyer 59, and The Married Monk.

Here are some words from “the Czar” on his picks:

“I opted for some artists I love that are lesser known this month. SVE is getting some serious love for this record (as she should), but some of these others don’t get the attention they deserve in the US IMO…”

As for me, I opted for some more funky, modern R&B tracks by the likes of Kindness, Foxygen, Jungle, and Blood Orange (Side Note: If I could go back and add another record from 2013 to my “Best of” list I would totally add Blood Orange’s “Cupid Deluxe” record. Dev Hynes is truly the future of pop music and should be one of the top producers in the world), and I also decided to slow it down a touch with the moody How to Dress Well and FKA Twigs.

Whit brought some of her new favorite picks to add to the mix as well. The new track from Cam’Ron feat. Nicki Manaj (shouts out to Dipset), a song from hot indie buzz band Alvvays, Rizzle Kicks, Portugal. the Man, Goldroom and alt-J.

You can subscribe to our mixtape below and be on the look out for more content from this music website. Stay thirsty my friends.


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