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Listen to Diplo's Endless Summer Playlist

We asked D.J., producer, and Major Lazer leader Diplo to program the ultimate summer-barbecue soundtrack, and he sent us the names of these 98 tracks. “I chose these songs because they’re great new music,” he told us. And he guarantees they’ll sound good, even as your cookout winds down: “This looks like an after-party set to me.”

Blood Diamonds, “Phone Sex feat. Grimes” 
Miguel, “Adorn”
Unicorn Kid,  “Need U”
Major Lazer,  “Jah No Partial (Yellow Claw & Yung Felix Remix)”
Lana Del Rey,  “National Anthem (Cashmere Cat Remix)” 
Missy Elliott,  “Work It (R4 Remix)”
Ace Hood,  “Bugatti feat. Rick Ross and Future” 
Juyen Sebulba,  “Superjam” 
Shift K3y,  “Geeky Playtime”
Sibot,  “Magnet Jam”
TNGHT,  “Acrylics”
Doorly,  “Rush (Original Mix) feat. Soraya Vivian”
Twin Shadow,  “Golden Light”
Rita Ora,  “Radioactive (The Flexican Remix)”
Ginger & the Ghost,  “One Type of Dark (Ta-Ku Remix)”
Tinashe,  “Boss (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)”
A-Track,  “Landline 2.0 feat. GTA”
Chief Keef,  “Love Sosa (RL Grime Remix)
Regulators X Jimmy Burns, “Looted”
2 Chainz,  “No Lie feat. Drake (Cashmere Cat Edit)”
Rihanna,  “Cake (Sweater Beats Remix)”
Laura Mvula,  “She (Eagles for Hands Remix)”
DJ Snake,  “Bird Machine feat. Alesia”
Elvis Crespo,  “Suavamente (Kennedy Jones Trap Remix)”
Rustie,  “Triadzz”
Joker,  “Newham Generals”
Salva & Brenmar,  “Let Me Bang”
Liz,  “XTC”
Daft Punk,  “Get Lucky feat. Pharrell Williams”
Parachute Youth,  “Awake Now (What So Not Remix)”
Rihanna,  “Stay (Branchez Bootleg)”
French Montana,  “Marble Floors feat. Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Lil Wayne (Thugli Bootleg)”
The Partysquad,  “The Lion”
Torqux,  “Blazin’ feat. Lady Leshurr”
A-Trak,  “Disco Nap feat. Oliver”
Gregor Salto,  “Drumology”
Baauer,  “Dum Dum”
Sango,  “Owe Me (Ta-ku Remix)”
Sky Ferreira,  “Everything Is Embarrassing (Jim-E Stack Remix)”
Lockah,  “Platinum Blonde”
Yellow Clap & Cesqeaux,  “Make It Clap”
Astronomar,  “Razor Blade Lemonade”
GTA,  “The Crowd”
Inner City,  “Big Fun (Boyfriend Edit)”
Ryan Hemsworth,  “Proto”
Bobby Tank,  “Gurl U Know”
Miguel,  “Do You … (Cashmere Cat Remix)”
Knife Party,  “LRAD”
Solange,  “Losing You (Cyril Hahn Remix)”
Wretch 32,  “Blackout feat. Shakka”
Barbatuques,  “Baião Destemperado (Moska Bootleg)”
Beacon,  “Bring You Back (Kuhrye-oo Remix)”
No Doubt,  “Settle Down (Major Lazer Remix)”
Ciara,  “Oh! (Falcon and Mike G Remix)”
Big Chocolate,  “Blue Milk”
Monsta,  “Holdin’ On”
Dog Blood,  “Next Order”
Pusha T,  “Number on the Boards”
Baauer,  “Slip”
Birdy Nam Nam,  “Goin’ In (Skrillex Goin Down Mix)”
Psy,  “Gangnam Style (Diplo Remix feat. 2 Chainz and Tyga)”
Kendrick Lamar,  “Money Trees feat. Jay Rock”
Carnage,  “Kat!e feat. Katie Got Bands”
Niki & the Dove,  “The Fox”
Skitzofrenix and Jeff Doubleu,  “Campo Alegre”
Jakwob,  “Detox”
A$AP Rocky,  “Wild for the Night feat. Skrillex and Birdy Nam Nam”
Rocko  “U.O.E.N.O. feat. Future and Rick Ross”
Diplo,  “Express Yourself (Gent and Jawns Remix)”
James Blake,  “Life Round Here”
DJ Fresh vs. Diplo,  “Earthquake feat. Dominique Young Unique”
Banks,  “Fall Over (Djemba Djemba Remix)”
Sandro Silva and Quintino,  “Epic”
Jack Beats,  “War feat. Diplo and Example”
Walton,  “Baby”
Vampire Weekend,  “Diane Young”
Snoop Lion,  “No Guns Allowed feat. Drake (Shelco Garcia, Teenwolf, and Diplo Remix)”
GTA and Diplo,  “Boy Oh Boy”
Popcaan, Major Lazer, and Baauer  “Talk ’Bout Me”
ETC! ETC! and Brillz, “Swoop”
Major Lazer,  “Bubble Butt feat. Bruno Mars, Tyga, and Mystic”
Kendrick Lamar,  “Backseat Freestyle”
Crystal Castles,  “Not in Love feat. Robert Smith (Grandtheft Edit)”
Duke Dumont,  “Need U (100%)”
Keys N Krates,  “Treat Me Right”
Destiny’s Child,  “Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix)”
UZ,  “Trap Shit V. 11 feat. Trinidad James (I Ain’t Got No Patience)”
Lenkemz,  “FLO”
BenZel,  “Fallin’ Love”
Action Bronson,  “Strictly 4 My Jeeps”
Danny Brown,  “Witit”
Bart B More,  “Jack”
Diplo and Swick,  “Keep It Gully”
Bruno Mars,  “Locked Out of Heaven (Major Lazer Remix)”
Snoop Lion,  “Lighters Up feat. Mavado and Popcaan”
Dillon Francis,  “Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up)”
Tai and Diplo,  “Booty Drop”
Duke Dumont,  “Need U (100%) (Skream Remix)”

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*This article originally appeared in the June 3, 2013 issue of New York Magazine.

Photo: Shane McCauley/New York Magazine