The Summer Mix Series is a free for all of creative musical mixes.

That being said, there are a few guidelines you must adhere to.

  • 1
    Theme your mix. Put some effort and thought into this. Submissions more stringent this year.
  • 2
    80 minutes max running time. Restraints breed creativity.
  • 3
    Provide artwork, tracklisting and proper credit where credit is due. We will not link to MediaFire links, etc.
  • 4
    One mix per person. You get one chance, make it great.

Pick a theme! That's the whole point!

Seriously, "Recent Jams" are out! See below for some inspiration.

  • Better Choices for
    A Movie Soundtrack
  • Top Hits
    From Your Birth Year
  • All Tracks
    Local Music
  • Obtain the Orb
    Fantasy Songs
  • Implementing the Rules of
    Brian Eno
  • Alternately
    Alt Versions of Popular Songs
  • Slam Dunk!
    Songs about Sports
  • Movie Butter
    The Best Movie Songs
  • Songs Familiar
    Songs of Infringement
  • Same Name, Different Song
    Call It Kismet
Inspiring Theme Examples
  • Food Music
    Jeremy Okai Davis
  • Anything You Can Do
  • Roadhouse

Closed until Summer 2014. Start prepping your mix for next year!

Most Downloaded


153 Clicks

Surfing the Grid

136 Clicks

A Summer Feeling

130 Clicks

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Surfing the Grid




Vintage Obscura 2014

Kaptain Carbon

Most Commented

Surfing the Grid


A Summer Feeling




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Summer Mix Series takes no responsibility for any provided mix. We're just here to provide a portal to great tunes.

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Closed for the Summer

Thanks for your continued interest!

This was, likely, the final Summer Mix Series. Music discovery and curation seems to have found a life of its own on Mixcloud, Soundcloud, Rdio and Spotify. Maybe SMS will return but there's years of mixes in the archive to keep you busy should the series ever revive itself.

  • Stay Inside


    It was storming, so we stayed inside
  • Let's All Go To The Lobby


    For this year's Summer Mix Series, I've put together 20 songs (and one rap skit) about going to the movies. Also songs about making movies, movie stars and, in one case, popcorn. The cover photograph is by Hiroshi Sugimoto, with an animation by Don Hertzfeldt superimposed on top of it. Because movies.
  • Summer Rain


    SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE Fire On Rain // NATURAL SNOW BUILDINGS Rain Serenade // NEIL YOUNG See the Sky About to Rain // REPERATA & THE DELRONS I Can Hear The Rain // SKEETER DAVIS Raining In My Heart // THE HILLSIDERS Rain Is A Lonesome Thing // THE MEMORIES I Went Walking In The Rain // THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN In The Rain // KAREN DALTON Little Bit Of Rain // GIANT SAND Dirty From The Rain // EDDIE FLOYD Oh, How It Rained // ROY ORBISON Here Comes The Rain, Baby // PEANUT Thank Goodness For The Rain // MARMELADE I See The Rain // STEVIE WONDER Purple Rain Drops // FRANK SINATRA A Garden In The Rain // ASTRUD GILBERTO The Gentle Rain // THE PASTELS Summer Rain // THE BEATLES Rain (take 7) // THE CHOSEN FEW In The Rain // DIRTY THREE Rain On // SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE Rain On Fire
  • Just Your Typical Nutty Teenager in America

    Lions & Vultures

    Empire Records (songs for Deb)

    So stoked to share this!

    Dedicated to (and featuring clips from) Empire Records. Specifically Debra. You’re doing a good job, Deb.
  • Surfing the Grid


    Arpeggiators, synthesizers, drum machines
  • Vintage Obscura 2014 Bonus Edition

    Kaptain Carbon

    Bonus material not included on the Vintage Obscura Summer Mix [2014]
  • A Summer Feeling


    Sounds Vintage + Chill Summer Nostalgia