mixtape: mndr

your summer party playlist starts with the help of this nylon music tour band.

by nylon

The NYLON Music Tour winds down this week--we've got our last four shows in Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio, so get your tickets now--but not without a major bang.

That's because CSS is being joined by party-starting electro duo MNDR.

While you gear up to dance hard, this summer playlist from the band's Amanda Warner should get you in the zone. "Listen to it in no particular order or genre, old and new," is her only advice.

Hear it for free below--and check out Warner's explanations for each pick while you listen!

Eats Everything - "The Withywood Walk"

If I were to live inside of a vegan cupcake, it would definitely be to this little nugget of happiness. God Bless Dirtybird!

Swans - "Mother Of The World"

"As the opening makes itself apparent in the side of the rocky mountain, I know that I would never find my way out. That is exactly what I was looking for. Also...Halloween." --Judy Station, "Earth Merchants"

Nate Dogg - "I Got Love"


Madonna - "Human Nature"

I also live by these mottos:

a. Express yourself don't repress yourself

b. I'm not sorry

c. Oops I didn't know we couldn't talk about sex

d. Did I stay too long?

e. I'm not your bitch don't hang your shit on me

Jodeci - "Freek'n You"

The pure genius of the layered usage of "Freek'n" keeps me mov'n.

Tokimonsta feat. Kool Keith - "The Force"

I mean, if someone were to say, "Hey should Kool Keith rap over Tokimonsta beats?" My answer would have been, "Yes!" And the best thing is that it already exists. Another moment...that I bathe in.

Disclosure - "Stimulation"

This entire album (not just this song) sounds like how what I want everything on the planet to sound like. It's so loud but still has dimension and dynamics. Very rare to hear on modern electronic records. No jokes from me on this description...just pure nerding.

Blaque - "808"

Two favorite lyrics from sassy sexy R&B:

a. Wha What Wha What Wha What Wha What?

b. Cause I Go Boom Like an 808

J Dilla - "Workinonit"

This is one of my favorite tracks from the brilliant Donuts album and probably one of the best things ever to happen on the planet. Also, R.I.P.

Jai Paul - "BTSTU"

Jai Paul is a lifestyle choice and I choose it every day. Hi-Low lifestyles. Please take me to your castle.

Britney Spears - "I'm A Slave 4 U"

This is the most experimental record I have heard on the Top 40 charts. It's like doing whippets underwater in a planet and atmosphere that traps you inside of a phaser.

Nick Olivetti - "Cash Money"

The breaks, the humor, the genius that is this record. Dear Nick, Zero Cash. Love, MNDR

Psychobuildings - "Wonderchamber"

The lyrics on this song are nothing short of perfect. Jim Jones, cult-focused pop songs? Calling MNDR, please. Also, wait until you hear "Some Nights." Just wait.