Now that Friday’s–finally–here, you’ll likely be spending your weekend in a perpetual state of chill, which obviously calls for a list of perfect jams to play everywhere from the beach to a rooftop cocktail session.
Enter New York-based DJ and owner of e-comm site Vetta Vintage Jasmine Chess, whose roots run deep in the music industry—her grandfather, Leonard Chess, founded Chess Records in 1950 and discovered blues and soul legends Muddy Waters, Etta James and Chuck Berry, while her father founded The Rolling Stones’ record label in the 1970s. Three generations later, Chess can be found spinning at key fashion events for brands like Alexander McQueen, La Perla, Missoni, and Vogue.
Needless to say, this girl knows a thing or two about how to make a killer playlist, and we’ll be blasting her suggestions–the perfect mix of pop and old-timey blues–all weekend.
Jack Ü – Where Are Ü Now (with Justin Bieber)
“A great summer song for car rides or hanging by the pool. And I have to say I’m really feeling Bieber on this track!”
Jamie xx – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)
“This song is fire… Loving all Jamie xx’s tunes from his first solo album In Colour.”
Kat Deluna – Bum Bum (feat. Trey Songz)
“Perfect summer mash up of reggae, hip/hop. Listen by the pool all summer long.”
CHVRCHES – Leave A Trace
“One of my favorite ‘bands’ in the past years. They’re dropping their sophomore album, ‘Leave a Trace’ is their new single, and its just the epitome of girl synth-pop. Love.”
Sam Feldt – Show Me Love – EDX’s Indian Summer Remix
“Show me love is always a great song choice to start the party… But this fresh remix is more than perfect, with a fresh new spin on it. Great for any dance party.”
Janet Jackson – No Sleeep
“This is the new jam from Ms. Jackson, check it: The first one in seven years. Perfect for all laid-back scenarios this summer.”
Fontella Bass – Rescue Me
“Classic, Classic, Classic… Always a crowd pleaser, the perfect sing along, and a part of my family history 🙂 Recorded in the Chess studios in 1965!”
OMI – Cheerleader – Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit
“I’m so happy this song went mainstream. It’s been out for a few years and this remix shed some major light to itAnother on-repeat hit!”
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Could You Be Loved
“The ultimate party starter. #thebestever”
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
“In love with The Weeknd—everything he puts out I play on repeat. This single is something from the past [like] Michael Jackson, but with his perfect smooth spin on it. Listen to it literally everywhere!”