12 Pack: A Dozen DJ Mixes to Enjoy This Summer

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014


Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

Summer fun is never complete without a dope soundtrack. When you’re setting up your barbecue, and getting all the food and drinks and chairs and all that together, it’s important to never forget that key element to set the mood right for your guests—music. But hiring a DJ costs money, and crafting your own playlist takes time, so to save you a few chips and some ticks on the clock, we compiled a list of twelve DJ mixes available online for you to throw on this summer. And if you’re too busy grinding to party, well, these mixes will sound great in your whip, headphones, or office speakers, too. Crack all twelve open below.

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