When the sun is shining and summer’s in the air, there’s no better soundtrack to life than a smooth, funky nu disco mix. Check out our countdown of the best nu disco mixes of the year (so far). Each one is perfect for the beach, a road trip, campfire, or any other quintessential summer activity.
10. The Magician | Magic Tape 34
This Magician always brings the hottest tracks, compiling them together into a mix that’s full of perfect summer vibes. This mix includes some Todd Terje, Disclosure, and plenty more.
9. Jupiter | SPF30 Mixtape
When the heat strikes, we would suggest SFP50 if you’re venturing outside, but SPF30 is good for your ears as French disco-poppers Jupiter have put together this lush summery mix to compliment the climate.
8. Treasure Fingers | Spring Thirteen
Treasure Fingers delivered this mix early in the summer season, and months later we still can’t get enough. With tracks from Groove Phenomenon, Solidisco, and some originals, you’ll definitely be hitting the replay button.
7. Moon Boots | Liftoff Mixtape
This is an older mix from Moon Boots, but it’s just too perfect for summer to not include in this list. On this mix you’ll hear some Perseus, Isaac Tichauer, Chris Malinchak, and much more. It’s filled with old classics and undoubtedly some new favorites.
6. Chela | Zero Mixtape
Chela has lent her ambient vocals to the tracks of some nu disco comrades on this list (Goldroom’s “Fifteen” and Viceroy’s “Dream of Bombay”), but now it’s time to tune in to her own mixtape that is nothing short of amazing.
5. Viceroy | Vita Tapes Vol. 2
This upbeat, eclectic mix from Viceroy is full of great tracks from Daft Punk, Rudimental, Flight Facilities, and many more. Its funky vibes will have you dancing all through summer.
4. Zimmer | Solé Fixtape Vol. 14
Zimmer delivered this mix as part of the excellent Fixtape series from Solé Bicycles. The latter part of the mix has a stronger house feel than Zimmer usually creates, but it’s definitely an experiment that we fully support!
3. Le Youth | Summer Nights
Le Youth’s aptly named mix is full of great tracks from the likes of Satin Jackets, Notorious B.I.G., Janet Jackson, and more. It’s the perfect blend of R&B and nu disco that will certainly have you groovin’ well into any summer night.
2. Tropicool | Ambrosia Daze
Tropicool combines tracks from Jessie Ware, Classixx, Phoenix, and plenty more to create this entrancing summer mix. This mix has zero inhibitions and beautiful vibes – enjoy it in excess.
1. Goldroom | Verano Mix 2013
The #1 spot had to go to Goldroom’s Verano Mix, which encapsulates a summer day from sunrise to sunset. Turn this mix on and escape the world for a while. With tracks from plenty of amazing artists including Poolside, Cyril Hahn, and some Goldroom originals this mix is, in a word, perfect.
Did we get it wrong? Miss something? Let us know your top 10 in the comments below!