Your Summer Weekend Playlist, Courtesy of DJ Jasmine Solano

Perrie Samotin
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Now that Friday’s–finally–here, you’ll likely be spending your weekend in a perpetual state of chill, which obviously calls for a killer playlist.

Our curator this week: New York-based DJ and musician Jasmine Solano, a familiar presence at fashion events (she’s spun for brands like Fendi, DKNY, and Margiela), music festivals (Glastonbury in England, Island Vibe Festival in Australia and Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn) and a go-to DJ for artists like Beyoncé and Wiz Khalifa.

Needless to say, this girl knows her stuff, so we’ll be blasting her suggestions all weekend

Years & Years—“Desire” (Gryffin Remix)
“As my favorite band in the whole wide world, I have to start with Years & Years. You may have caught me spinning their after party in NYC earlier this year or you may have just bought their new album. Either way, if you don’t know about them yet, you will soon!”

2. Laura Nyro—“I Met Him On A Sunday”
“This classic will always remind me of my mother, and singing as a young girl.”

3. Skepta—“Shutdown”
“I’ve been a fan of Skepta for a while, and he’s now blowing up stateside. Tell your Uber driver to turn this one up!”

4. Timaya—“Ukwu”
Straight african vibes. Play this at any summer barbecue and I guarantee hips will be moving.

5. Mura Masa—“Firefly”
Be prepared to get a little emo listening to this one. I suggest blasting on the beach during sunset—why not dive into your emotions 🙂

6. Jamie XX ft. Young Thug & Popcaan—”I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)”
The ultimate summer anthem. I would love to be climbing through a jungle with this playing, but Iíll settle for Central Park.

7. Major Lazer ft. Nyla—“Light It Up”
Probably my favorite song on Major Lazer’s newest album. Nyla gives this track the exact dancehall element it needs.

8. Odesza ft. Zyra—“Say My Name (Hayden James Remix)”
Hayden James has released some epic remixes this year, especially this Odesza track. I’m a sucker for R&B and house music, so this steals my heart.

9. Melanie Fiona—“Bite The Bullet”
Her newest song, Melanie woos us all on this reggae ballad. Summertime-approved!

10. MØ“Walk This Way (Alle Farben Remix)”
With her international hit “Lean On,” it’s easy to forget MØ’s other music is just as major. I love this remix, showcasing her smooth vocals with a jazz-house beat.

11. The Black Crowes—“Thorn In My Pride”
And let’s not forget my favorite rock band, The Black Crowes. A quintessential piece to any summer drive!

12. Julietta—”Conquest” (Body Language Remix)
Really liking this new artist Julietta, and have always been into Body Language. Her music’s pretty moody but for this one, there’s a nice chill dance rework.

Want more music? Check out our other DJ-curated summer playlists!

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