Give your go-to playlists a seasonal refresher
As the leaves turn and temperatures drop, your playlists could use a change too. Trade in your current favorites for these new tracks from up-and-coming and under-the-radar talent.
Love this? “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
Try this! “Keep It Moving” by Alex Newell
Hope you have comfortable shoes: These disco-pop grooves pack enough kinetic energy to have your feet sliding across the dance floor until last call.
Love this? “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars
Try this! “Kiss It Better” by Cerrone feat. Yasmin
As the “Uptown Funk!” star pays tribute to ’70s party jams, one of that era’s most influential producers brings disco into the 21st century.
Love this? “Closer” by The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey
Try this! “Whatever I Want” by Alexx Mack
Fresh tattoos, rumpled bedsheets—ah, young love, where the passion burns hot but the EDM-lite tracks are totally chill, bro.
Love this? “Sit Still, Look Pretty” by Daya
Try this! “Blink” by Frankie
Wise-beyond-their-years pop singers ponder their place in the world with plucky synth-pop anthems that are as deep as they are catchy.
Love this? “Don’t Wanna Know” by Maroon 5
Try this! “Love Like We Used To” by Captain Cuts feat. Nateur
Adam Levine’s band and the trio of songwriter-producers keep the beats breezy and buoyant as they long for old flames and old-fashioned dating.
Love this? “Perfect Illusion” by Lady Gaga
Try this! “Express Myself” by Ricky Reed
Gaga’s comeback has one of the most bombastic key changes ever; hitmaker Reed shows how to do those transitions right on this lilting, funk-lite tune.
Love this? “Let Me Love You” by DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber
Try this! “Anyway” by Huntar
The Biebs and the rising British crooner follow their hearts and chase their bliss over tropical house bass drops.
Love this? “Ain’t No Man” by The Avett Brothers
Try this! “Company Man” by Jamestown Revival
With scorching guitars and stomping rhythms, these songs feel like the sonic equivalent of cracking open a cold one.
Love this? “Come Down” by Anderson .Paak
Try this! “Get Up” by Nick Grant feat. WatchTheDuck
Like 2016 breakout Anderson .Paak, Nick Grant blends brassy soul, live-wire hip-hop, and a whole lotta charisma for infectious pop-rap jams.
Love this? “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane
Try this! “No Sleep” by Eearz feat. Chief Keef
Eearz, the new signee to producer Mike WiLL Made-It’s Ear Drummers crew, continues the nocturnal sound popularized by labelmates Rae Sremmurd.
Love this? “22 (OVER S∞∞N)” by Bon Iver
Try this! ‘hey” by Ricky Eat Acid
The experimental artists kick off their new albums with swelling, ambient tunes. They’re like pumpkin spice lattes—spiked with Mom’s Xanax.
Love this? “My Way” by Calvin Harris
Try this! “Heat” by The Knocks feat. Sam Nelson Harris
Swimsuit season ain’t over yet! The superstar DJ and this New York duo shine on beach-friendly bangers that will keep things hot in these cooler times.