Seasonal Timeline: Summer Sounds Mixtapes

September 22nd officially marks the end of summer 2013 in the Northern Hemisphere — and to celebrate the passing of time, we’ve decided to create a timeline to forever remember the songs currently trending on our site, as well as take a look back on the music that has colored and given life to our past summers, dating back to 2010. We would go even further, but that may be a task for later; Soundcloud playlist embeds are non-existent prior to that point. This is an ongoing article that will be updated annually.

Click on any available link for more in-depth articles on artists and their tracks. Happy easy listening.

2013 Summer Sounds Playlist

1. Major Lazer – “Get Free” (Vacationer Remix)
2. Tirzah – “Slow Jam”
3. Pure Bathing Culture – “Pendulum”
4. Portugal. The Man – “Evil Friends”
5. Swahili – “Vestal”
6. Royal Canoe – “Today We’re Believers”
7. Jon Hopkins – “Breathe This Air” feat. Purity Ring
8. Transitions – “Adjust”
9. Empress Of – “Tristeza”
10. Kisses – “The Hardest Part”
11. High Wolf – “707”
12. Boyfrndz – “Moving Parts”
13. Grumbling Fur – “Protogenesis”
14. CocoRosie – “Gravediggress”
15. Should We Run – “Dimensions In My Crown”
16. Blackfeet Braves – “Misery Loves Company”
17. The Reflections – “Disconnected” (Gardens & Villa Remix)
18. Bonobo – “Know You” (SuperVision Remix)
19. CFCF – “Jump Out Of The Train”
20. Demon Queen – “Bad Route”
21. DREAM KOALA – “Odyssey”
22. Shortcircles – “Tunnels”
23. Forest Swords – “The Weight Of Gold”
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2012 Summer Sounds Playlist

1. Grizzly Bear – “Sleeping Ute”
2. Taken By Trees – “Large”
3. Toro Y Moi – “Rose Quartz”
4. Fallulah – I Lay My Head (Shook Remix)
5. Psychic Twin – “Gonna Get Her”
6. Yeasayer – “Longevity”
7. Shintaro Sakamoto – “How To Live With A Phantom”
8. Gardens & Villa – “Dreams” (Fleetwood Mac Cover)
9. Polica – “Wandering Star”
10. Flying Lotus – “See Thru To U”
11. Peaking Lights – “LO HI”
12. Tame Impala – “Elephant”
13. Night Moves – “Headlights”
14. Stealing Sheep – “Shut Eye”
15. Menomena – “Heavy Is As Heavy Does”
16. Deep Time – “Clouds”
17. ANOTHER – “Helicopter” (Ambinate Remix)
18. How To Dress Well – Cold Nites (Koreless Remix)
19. Cat Power – “Cherokee” (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
20. Bryan Ellis – “SHE”
21. Nguzunguzu – “Smoke Alarm”
22. The Miracles Club – “The Wheel”


2011 Summer Sounds Playlist

1. Gardens & Villa – “Black Hills”
2. Nurses – “Fever Dreams”
3. Twin Sister – “Bad Street”
4. Chad VanGaalen – “Peace On The Rise”
5. Low – “Try To Sleep”
6. Little Wings – “Gold Teeth”
7. Mattress – “Eldorado”
8. My Disco – “Turn”
9. Swahili – “Soma”
10. Midday Veil – “Anthem”
##. Young Circles – “Summer Noose”
##. The Nocturnes – “The Road”
##. Summer Daze Psychedelic / Dub Mixtape
##. Colourful Environment Afrofunk Mixtape


2010 Summer Sounds Playlist

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WOMEN – “Eyesore”
Black Mountain – “Old Fangs”
Buke & Gass – “Your Face Left Before You”
Kyle Andrews – “You Always Make Me Smile”
Wildbirds & Peacedrums – “Iris: The Well”
Secret Colours – “Love”
The Budos Band – “Unbroken, Unshaven”
tUnE-yArDs – “Hatari”
Menomena – “Five Little Rooms”
Tallest Trees – “Alouette!”
Von Haze – “Looking Down”
Casiokids – “Finn Bikkjen!”
Blitzen Trapper – “Heaven And Earth”
Teenage Fanclub – “Baby Lee”

 

 

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Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits.

Ask Vivian about MARSHMALLOWS, cuz she's gross... and being tips for being frugal while nomading!

Vivian Hua
vivian.redefine@gmail.com

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits. Ask Vivian about MARSHMALLOWS, cuz she's gross... and being tips for being frugal while nomading!