• UO Mixtape: Volume 8


    The latest edition of our monthly cassette tape was made for beach days and summer nights—think sun-soaked tracks by Knxwledge, Christian Rich, Day Wave, and more.

    You can get your hands on one of the exclusive mixtapes on the Urban Outfitters Men’s Instagram—or stream it for free below. And as a bonus, we quizzed some of the bands featured to find out what tracks they love the most once the warm weather hits. Get their answers and more below.

    JAHKOY

    What song best captures summer for you?
    “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon.
    Where’s your favorite place to spend the summer?
    I’ve never spent summer anywhere other than Toronto, and I’m just looking forward to seeing what this summer has in store.
    What are you most excited to be doing this summer?
    Making new music!

    The Holydrug Couple
    What song best captures summer for you?
    “This Will Be Our Year” by the Zombies. It’s not necessarily a summer song, but it's the first thing that came to mind; it's like the clouds giving way to the sun.
    Where’s your favorite place to spend the summer?
    A nice air conditioned movie theater.
    What are you most excited to be doing this summer?
    BBQs and trips upstate.

    Christian Rich
    What song best captures summer for you?
    “The Palisades” by Childish Gambino featuring Christian Rich. It’s the perfect summer vibe, and those bossa nova type guitar chords really take you somewhere else.  Plus, it's arguably our favorite song we produced.
    Where’s your favorite place to spend the summer?
    Berlin, Germany. Berlin is almost like a second home to us, and we fell in love with it the first time we got there. The city is electric at night and the people are so open and welcoming.  The women also make it memorable.  
    What are you most excited to be doing this summer?
    Working on our new album—we're always working, so we're amped to put out these ideas we've been thinking about. We want to keep coming with new content and pushing the envelope.

    Mitchell Adam Johnson
    What song best captures summer for you?
    “Don't Worry Baby”  by The Beach Boys.
    Where's your favorite place to spend the summer?
    Kensington Gardens in London.
    What are you most excited to be doing this summer?
    I'm really looking forward to taking a small road trip here in Minnesota. I’m driving up to Hibbing and Grand Rapids to see where Bob Dylan and Judy Garland grew up.

    HAUNTED

    What song best captures summer for you?
    “Mind Mischief” by Tame Impala—or really, any Tame Impala song.
    Where's your favorite place to spend the summer?
    The best place to be in the summer is NYC to me: It can get way too hot, but nothing beats a late night rooftop sesh chilling.
    What are you most excited to be doing this summer?
    Very excited to play all these new jams. Also excited to do some traveling.

    Wicca Woo
    What song best captures summer for you?

    “(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding.
    Where's your favorite place to spend the summer?
    Any place where it feels like you and whoever you're with are the only people in the world…or a pool float.
    What are you most excited to be doing this summer?
    Finally moving out of Florida!