When this time of year comes around, it’s hard to even think about music in terms of anything but summer: “This is the perfect song to start off summer,” or “This song will forever remind me of summer 2012.” Maybe you’ve been keeping a song in your back pocket, knowing that when things get crazy enough on some muggy summer night, that’s going to be the soundtrack.

At the rate music is dropping these days, most of us can’t even tell you what year an album came out, but we can all name some of our favorite summer, winter, fall, and spring albums of the past years. Maybe not spring. Spring’s a weird time, where we mostly just go through the motions until summer’s here. But yo, summer is here. For the third year in a row, Daily Beatz has rounded up some bloggers and asked for one summer song each. The result is the mix below. It’s just an hour over of seamless, sunny summer music. Download it. Take it to the beach. Shoutout to all the blogs involved. Shoutout to summer. Enjoy.


Team Spirit – Fuck The Beach [Pretty Much Amazing]
DIIV – Doused [dailybeatz]
Wildcat! Wildcat! – Mr. Quiche [smokeDONTsmoke]
Kindness – Gee Up [Nialler9]
Summer Heart – I Wanna Go [The Music Ninja]
Dauwd – What’s There (Fort Romeau Remix) [Gluttony Is The New Black]
Ditt Inre – Manljus (saknad) [creamteam]
AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It [Turntable Kitchen]
SoHo – Hot Music [Tastes Like Caramel]
The Orwells – In My Bed [Aquarium Drunkard]
Whistle Peak – Wings Won’t Behave [We Listen For You]
Dustin Wong – Pink Diamond [Stadiums and Shrines]
Tom Flynn – Truth Hurts [The Leaving Scene]
Theophilus London – Why Even Try (Bloody Beetroots Remix) [Discobelle]
Donnie And Joe Emerson – Baby [Gorilla vs Bear]
Thallus – Here Is The Life [No Fear Of Pop]
Phedre – Aphrodite [No Modest Bear]
Xylos – Summerlong [Pigeons and Planes]
School of Seven Bells – Lafaye (Scissor Sisters Remix) [The Culture of Me]
Kelpe – I Felt Fuzzy [Dipped In Dollars]
Twin Shadow – Five Seconds [Audiovole]