With the heat of summer at its peak, we're happy to soundtrack the season for you, whether you're dancing with friends or hanging solo.

As usual, our quarterly playlist is culled from a combination of new music we love and selections from artists recently featured by Variance. It's a healthy blend of more than three hours of the newest, freshest songs of the season and the most buzzworthy indie, underground and mainstream music we currently love. 

The playlist, which is now on Spotify, features new music from favorites like Phantogram, Mac Miller, Rick Ross, Beck, The 1975, Usher, How to Dress Well, Danny Brown and Local Natives, in addition to up-and-comers such as Hunger, William Arcane, Strong Asian Mothers, MIYNT, Skott, Khalid, Gold Dash, Tender, Leisure and more.

Hear the full playlist below and follow it on Spotify, as we may add new music to it.  


Sounds of Summer Tracklist:
BANKS - Fuck with Myself
Banks & Steelz - Giant
Beck - Wow
Bibi Bourelly - Perfect. (feat. Earl St. Clair)
CVIRO & GXNXVS - Problem
DJ Khaled - Holy Key (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean & Betty Wright)
Danny Brown - When It Rain
Draper - Break Over You (feat. PRIDES)
Du Tonc - Slow Down
Gold Dash - Feel It Now
HUNTAR - Blindspot
Hayden Calnin - Small Leaf
How to Dress Well - Lost Youth / Lost You
Hozier - Better Love
Hunger - Amused
James Vincent McMorrow - Rising Water
Jarryd James - 1000x (feat. BROODS)
JoJo - Fuck Apologies (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
Jon Bellion - Maybe IDK
Junior Empire - West Coast
Kehlani - CRZY
Khalid - Let’s Go
Lady Leshurr - Where Are You Now
Lauv - Question (feat. Travis Mills)
Leisure - Nobody (feat. GoldLink)
Local Natives - Fountain of Youth
MIYNT - After the Gold Rush
Mac Miller - Dang! (feat. Anderson .Paak)
Mathew V - If I’m Enough
NEEDTOBREATHE - Great Night (feat. Shovels & Rope)
Opia - Shadow Dances
Oscar & the Wolf - The Game
Phantogram - Run Run Blood
Saint Motel - Move
Shura - Make It Up
Shy Girls - I Am Only a Man
Skizzy Mars - Hit Me Harder (feat. Jaymes Young)
Skott - Porcelain
Skrillex & Rick Ross - Purple Lamborghini
Snakehips - Cruel (feat. Zayn Malik)
Strong Asian Mothers - The More That I
Tender - Afternoon
The 1975 - Somebody Else
The Head and the Heart - All We Ever Knew
The Naked and Famous - Higher
Tove Lo - Cool Girl
Transviolet - LA Love
Usher - Crash
Will Joseph Cook - Take Me Dancing
William Arcane - Body on Call
Wrabel - 11 Blocks