Summer Playlist for BBQs and More



With summer fully underway, we decided the best way to soak up the rays was to create some playlists for you to enjoy. Over the next few days, each of us will be publishing our own summer jams.┬áToday’s playlist is by SF Critic’s editor, David:

The sun’s warmth has always typified the music I listen to during the summer. Hazy, washed and spacey tunes that envelope me as my mind drifts with the ripples of the pool. The smoke emanating from the bbq, wafting smells that evoke memories of past summers. I want to be taken, but I cannot be lost. Amidst every two of three tracks that slowly pulse in the background, I like to have a song that enters and begs to be noticed. It might be lyrical. It might have a bumping rhythm. But whatever it is, it reminds you that you’re here now–welcoming summer.

This is my summer playlist for early in the night, as you soak in the weather and take a sip of your drink of choice.


  1. Rhye – The Fall (Maurice Fulton Alt Mix)
  2. Lion Babe – Treat Me Like Fire
  3. Little Dragon – Sunshine (Shlohmo Remix)
  4. Elephant – Skyscraper
  5. Nosaj Thing & Chance The Rapper – Paranoia
  6. Washed Out – Feel It All Around
  7. Shlohmo – Bo Peep (Do U Right) ft. Jeremih
  8. Letherette – Gas Stations & Restaurants
  9. Jessie Ware – What You Won’t Do For Love
  10. Silver Hands – Skulls
  11. Bamboo – Bibi Yangu
  12. Disclosure – You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle (Toro Y Moi remix)
  13. Ms Mr – Fantasy
  14. Major Lazer – Get Free ft. Amber of Dirty Projectors
  15. Beck – I Won’t Be Long
  16. Fyfe – Conversations