The best mixes are ones that deliver the time-honored one-two. The one being the familiar, and the two being the new sound. This week’s V:Music playlist is skilled in doing just that — for the former, we’ve got the names that pay the bills and provide the thrills: Get comfortable with fresh cuts heralding returns from Lorde, Wolf Alice, The Killers, Arcade Fire, Portugal. The Man, Fleet Foxes, Joywave, Macklemore, and that girls who taught us to love it all, Icona Pop.
On the discovery tip comes that vaunted next wave, including selected tracks from All Tvvins, Angus & Julia Stone, DeJ Loaf, XYLO, Jaira Burns, Snow Culture, Aron, and V:Music faves Terror Jr.