Pauline Black is the front-woman of the legendary U.K. ska band, The Selecter. Back in the '80s, they and groups like The Specials revived the genre with socially conscious lyrics and punk energy. The Selecter's new album, "Subculture," is out now. Pauline prepares a playlist with a few legendary soul singers for a legendary night.
Shamir's androgynous voice and killer hooks landed him a record deal just out of high school. The Las Vegas native, who released his debut LP "Ratchet" in May to rave reviews, gives us an eclectic playlist filled with mid-tempo tunes that won't make you fall asleep on your plate.
Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Bejar has been crafting songs and performing as the frontman for Destroyer since the '90s. A couple weeks back he released his 11th full-length album, called "Poison Season." This week, Dan gives us a monomaniacal list of party tunes.
Carly Rae Jepsen is out with her third album, "E·MO·TION." It's fun, '80s-pop-inspired, earworm-heavy, and the critics dig it. The Canadian singer serves up a soundtrack for a night feasting on homemade lasagna, grooving on the dance floor, and mending broken hearts.
For 30 years, Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley have recorded everything from acoustic ballads to noise pop, as two out of three members of indie rock stalwarts Yo La Tengo. That diversity is evident on the group's latest album of cover songs, called "Stuff Like That There." They DJ a dinner party filled with new takes on familiar tunes.
Thundercat, a.k.a. Stephen Bruner, played bass for the seminal thrash band Suicidal Tendencies and has become known lately for his funky, jazzy work with musicians like Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar. On the eve of his solo tour, he presents us with a party playlist that celebrates debauchery -- on the road, at a house party, or on the high seas.
The pop hit maker returns to the show and creates a party playlist that'll envelop you in good vibes... and then, not surprisingly, funk you up.
Singer-songwriter Joy Williams, half of the late great Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars, is about to release her latest solo effort, "Venus." She provides us with a playlist for the kind of dinner party that features comfort food and air-drumming.
The 20-year-old singer-songwriter, whose debut album will be released in the U.S. on July 17, crafts a sensuous playlist for lovers, dreamers, and jealous guys.
Alexis Taylor of the UK band Hot Chip crafts a playlist without pretense featuring artists like Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and Keith Rowe.