What better way to celebrate the season's sun-filled days and warm nights than with a mixtape of our collective favorite summer songs? For this installment of Substantial Sessions we put out the call for songs that remind us of summer and tried our best to make sense out of what came back. In true mixtape fashion you'll need to excuse the aural whiplash as we go from Roy Ayers' timeless soul to The Flaming Lips' ebullient rock to Glass Candy's synthy disco to classic hip hop (LL Cool J, A Tribe Called Quest). There's definitely something for everyone, so let us provide the soundtrack for your next cookout.
Roy Ayers - "Everybody Loves the Sunshine"
Broadcast - "Ominous Cloud"
Pavement - "Summer Babe (Winter Version)"
Monster Rally - "The Birds (Pts. 1-2)"
The Breeders - "Cannonball"
I Monster - "Sunny Delights"
The Flaming Lips - "Turn It On"
Beastie Boys - "In 3's"
Baron Zen - "Burn Rubber (Dam Funk Remix)"
A Tribe Called Quest - "Can I Kick It?"
Skee-Lo - "I Wish"
Glass Candy - "Candy Castle"
LL Cool J - "Going Back To Cali"
Caribou - "Melody Day"
Sun Airway - "American West (S&S Remix)"
Shout Out Louds - "Impossible (Possible Version by Studio)"
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - "Summertime"