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End of Summer 2015 Mixtape: Sounds of Now Playlist


With warmer days soon coming to an end, we've got you covered with our End of Summer Mixtape, a playlist to get you through the changing of seasons.

As always, this quarterly playlist is culled from a combination of readers' favorites, staff selections and music from artists recently featured by Variance. It's a healthy blend of more than four hours of the newest, freshest songs of the season and the most buzzworthy indie, underground and mainstream music we currently love. And we guarantee you'll discover something new—or your money back!

The playlist, which can be heard below via Spotify, features new music from Drake, The Weeknd, JoJo, The Neighbourhood, CHVRCHES, Travi$ Scott and Majid Jordan, as well as a number of up-and-comers such as Huntar, Flor, Alessia Cara, Reece, Halsey, Michael Blume, La Mar, Lanks and more.

Listen to the full set below (followed by the tracklist for reference). Be sure to follow the playlist on Spotify, as we tend to add new music.


Huntar - Autumn

Alex Winston - The Day I Died

Delorean - Crystal

Beach Season - Evenings

Lust for Youth - Running

The Kite String Tangle - Illuminate (featuring Dustin Tebbutt)

EVVY - Tidal Wave

Tribe Society - Pain Told Love (featuring Kiesza)

Phases - I’m in Love with My Life

Huntar - Skin

Eden - End Credits

Meg Mac - Never Be

Flor - Unsaid

Zak Abel - Say Sumthin

Frances - Grow

Alessia Cara - Seventeen

Majid Jordan - My Love (featuring Drake)

The Weeknd - Prisoner (featuring Lana Del Rey)

JoJo - Say Love

The Neighbourhood - R.I.P. 2 My Youth

BØRNS - The Emotion

MUTEMATH - Monument

Kwamie Liv - Pleasure This Pain (featuring Angel Haze)

Gorgon City - Saving My Life

Lana Del Rey - High by the Beach

ODESZA - Light (featuring Little Dragon)

CHVRCHES - Never Ending Circles
Ryan Egan - Restoration

Reece - Don’t Go

Son Little - Lay Down

James Vincent McMorrow - How to Waste a Moment

Foals - Mountain at My Gates

Rhodes & Birdy - Let It All Go

Ansley Allen - Mad Caved In

Halsey - New Americana

Jarryd James - Give Me Something

FKA twigs - Figure 8

Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away with Me

CVIRO & GXNXVS - Sober

Gary Clark Jr. - The Healing

Gallant - Weight in Gold

Chet Faker - 1998 (featuring BANKS)

Josh Ritter - Getting Ready to Get Down

DeJ Loaf - Hey There (featuring Future)

XYLØ - Afterlife

Michael Blume - Manufactured Love

Seinabo Sey - Grizfolk

Atlas Genius - Molecules

Lion Babe - Impossible

La Mar - Trick of the Light
Kehlani - The Way (featuring Chance the Rapper)
Kaleo - Way Down We Go

Lanks - Aurelia

Oscar - Beautiful Words

Chelsea Jade - Low Brow

Jean-Michel Jarre - Glory (featuring M83)

Gold Fields - Make Me Feel (featuring KLP)

The Chainsmokers - Roses (featuring Rozes)

Charlie Brennan - The Ocean (featuring Lulu S & Donald Templeman

Travi$ Scott - 3500 (featuring Future & 2 Chainz)
Drake - Hotline Bling
The Paper Kites - Electric Indigo
cln - Hold Me
Elohim - She Talks Too Much