Do you need some audial sunshine in your life? Summer has officially begun and I’m ready to start playing my summer vibes playlist as I chill at the pool, enjoy the beach, or go for a scenic stroll or drive. In no particular order, here are 13 of my summer favorites so far of 2014:

“I Got U” (ft. Jax Jones) – Duke Dumont
High spirited dance anthem driven by a great steel drum melody

“King & Cross (Saul Sweet remix)” – Ásgier
Icelandic singer/songwriter gets a tropical house makeover

“Salt” – Bad Suns
Beach ready indie with a great groove

“Shame (That’s Nice Remix)” – All The Colours
Radiant indietronica

“You Are My Pride” – Nora En Pure
Enjoy life with this bouncy melodic house beat

“Is this Love (Montmartre Remix)” – Bob Marley
No summer playlist is complete without some Bob Marley, so here’s a great sparkling remix

“My Friend Has A Swimming Pool” – Mausi
This year’s pool party pop house staple

“Primadonna (Skogsrå Remix)” – Goldbass
Can’t help but nod to this jubilant nu-funk jam

“Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Thomas Jack Remix)” – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Uplifting tropical house remix of this Hawaiian classic

“Make Me Feel Better” – Alex Adair
Pleasant tropical house jam to soothe the soul

“Return Of The Mac (Cheeky Caseno Cover)” – Mark Morrison
Great nu-disco poolside remix

“Sun Goes Down” – Felix Jaehn & Freddy Verano
Deep house perfect for the end of a summer day

“Best Friend (Wave Racer Remix)” – Foster The People
– I really like everything Wave Racer has been putting out

“Stand Still (Wave Racer Remix)” – Flight Facilities
Bright, future beat with an unbelievably catchy whistling hook

Songs in this set of positive, summer vibes could work well in fresh indie/indie electronic core programs like Subterranean and Perimeter as well as programs that could do with a bit of sunlight.

– Submitted by Jesse Nathason, Music Design