Every day in the RouteNote office is filled with music, whether it be the awesome stuff uploaded to us or our own office playlist streaming all our favourite tunes through the Sonos.
With the sunny season finally here for another year the team have shared the songs that make our summers.
Real Estate – The Bend
What’s that you hear? Summer? The definitive surf shack song straight from the sun itself!
Puscifer – Momma Sed
This is my summer track as I used to blast it a lot while driving to work or round the coast during the summer a few years back.
Hiatus Kaiyote – Nakamarra
I first heard this song from a distant land as I paddled down the Mississippi River. I was drawn to it from afar like a sailor to a siren.
Groove Armada – At The River
That’s me! The entirety of Groove Armada’s Vertigo is brilliant chilled house and the perfect soundtrack for any summer evening, or day if you wanna be like that. At The River is arguably the peak of their vibe-packed album.
Lowlife – Ramified
It was the summer of 69′ when I first heard this record. Man, we were killin’ time, we were young and restless. We needed to unwind, I guess nothin’ can last forever, forever? no.
Clean Bandit – Symphony (Myth of Unity cover)
I selected this song for an old school style on a new track that just draws you back in time and time again.
Oceansize – Commemorative 9/11 T-Shirt
Asking me to round down my favourite things into a singular certain thing is a one way ticket to existential dread. If I happen upon a particular aisle in the supermarket, let’s say one that contains frozen treats, then inexorably I will end up pacing back and forth between two or three prime contenders for selection – My brain caught in a feedback loop.
This only ends at the realisation that my indecision has caused me to be ten minutes late for work. You might be wondering what exactly this has to do with the RouteNote Summer List – Well my analysis paralysis put me in mind of Commemorative T-shirt by Oceansize.
Also I got a Solero.
Fatboy Slim – Don’t Let the Man Get You Down
I like the way it builds up into a funky beat and the repeating sample makes it easy to sing and get down to.
Moonchild – Cure
I wanted to choose a song with a lighthearted, chilled vibe and as the amazing Moonchild have just conveniently released an entire album of summer feel good tunes it was the perfect option, this song is one of my faves from the album!
Jacob Miller – Baby I Love You So
Summer doesn’t feel right without thick bass lines and songs about love.
Dan Auerbach – Shine On Me
The Black Keys have always tickled my fancies and this latest single by lead man Dan Auerbach makes me want to tickle them back.
Los Porcos – Do You Wanna Live
It’s a fun track that gets me every summer
Beastie Boys – Just a Test
Although I was born in the 90’s, it transports me to the rise of Hip Hop, Skate Culture and Graffiti. Hard to imagine anyone would need another reason to listen to this killer track.
Funkshone – Purification Pt. 1
I heard it a party and asked them when it was released thinking he was going to say 1965 but i then found out it was 2006! Made me pleased that people are still going for that retro sound.
Samaris – R4vin
I stumbled across Samaris while watching Youtube videos of the ‘Icelandic Airwaves’ festival. A great trip-hop/electronic band somewhere between Portishead and The Knife.
Grouch – Soul Provider
I chose it because Jacca told me I had to.
Smashing Pumpkins – Mayonaise
A hellish slice of spangled, nostalgic, luminescent face melt.
Will Smith – Summertime
Big Willy style, say no more