Little bit of Miami Horror, part Niles Rodgers style guitar riff, a dash of Len’s Steal my Sunshine, some LA nu disco and a whole lot of summer vibes: The Knocks’ latest single Classic featuring Powers instantly garnered a spot on many a feel-good summer jam mix.
Not only that, but they wrote a very heartfelt letter announcing that this tune is the pinnacle of what they’ve been striving for for years. And it’s hard to disagree.
While the average end of the week playlist here focuses on sounds you would seek out from the hours of 9pm to 3am, this one should be able to carry you through everything in between. It’s a smattering of things with the common theme of an absurdly catchy chorus: a breezy Kygo remix with one of the best vocal-chopping hooks you’ll hear, a funky pop tune seemingly from another era brought to you by UK lady group JUCE, a couple of heartbreakers from the HAIM-esque Shura, finished off with Banks’ newest jam. This is tested-and-true park-lounging music.
Bonus tropical chill remix of Swedish House Mafia’s ONE. What!