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.
Thundercat – ‘Them Changes’
Stephen Bruner, a.k.a. the musician known as Thundercat, made ripples this year with his appearance on Kendrick Lamar's rap masterpiece "To Pimp a Butterfly." His new EP The Beyond -- Where the Giants Roam" is only going to raise his profile further. Here's a track from it called, "Them Changes."
Neil Young – ‘Wolf Moon’
Neil Young is a singer... well, you've heard of him. He's got a new album out this week called, "The Monsanto Years." Here's a track from it called "Wolf Moon."
Joy Williams’ Spirited Dinner Party Soundtrack
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 Triumphs and Tragedies of Nina Simone Through the Lens of Liz Garbus
Nina Simone, known as the "high priestess of soul," has returned to the zeitgeist recently and is the subject of a new documentary released this week on Netflix -- the first they've ever commissioned -- called "What Happened, Misss Simone?" The film's director, Liz Garbus, talks with Brendan about the singer's brilliant musical talent, her struggle with bipolar disorder, and her passion for the civil rights movement.
Flo Morrissey Fashions a Soundtrack for her Very First Dinner Party
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.
Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor DJs a Dinner Party Full of Synth and Soul
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.
Colleen’s Chill Playlist for a Laid-Back Dinner Party
French musician Cecile Schott, who performs under the name Colleen, has composed six albums of instrumental music featuring an ancient string instrument called the Viola da Gamba, layered with electronic effects. Pitchfork says several tracks on "Captain of None," her new album, "positively vibrate with melodic ideas." Here's Cecile with a chill party playlist.
Destroyer – ‘Dream Lover’
Canadian pop iconoclast Dan Bejar goes by the name "Destroyer," and he just announced he'll release a double LP called "Poison Season" on August 28. Here's the first single.
The Dinner Party Download Live at the Fitzgerald Theater Playlist
Check out a special playlist made just for our live show, because what would a Dinner Party Download event be without its own soundtrack?