Jeremy Ellis, DJ Jazzy Jeff & Questlove Astound The Philly Younglings With Mario Beats.

Just in case you’d lost all hope that EDM had swallowed everything that was good and true in electronica, DJ Jazzy Jeff has returned (never left for those of us paying attention) to save the day. This extensive demonstration of skill, talent and live production chops will make your random Rave Bro shut his damn yapper about that big room track you can’t get away from. Jeremy Ellis & Jazzy Jeff push into some amazing beat work that is all done on the fly. Mario beats turn into some fantastic music made on the fly to light up Illadelphia. Real turntablism, real pad manipulation, and even a mistake or two if you know what to look for (via TWD Industries)

Midnight Music: Summmmer Playlist By Samantha Irby

So, I don’t usually post about things involving either writers or Spotify, but I’ve gotta make an exception for this. Her piece on clubbing when not 12 in Chicago is a triumph. My absolute favorite user of words on the internet put out a Summer playlist to match her new blog post. I’d probably figure out something to say about it even if it was shit, just to get y’all to go read her hilariousness, but frankly, the playlist is solid. The Rapture, David Lynch, J Dilla, DJ Jazzy Jeff  (fuck yea), Wailers Marley, Mount Kimbie and SOHN are joined by a bunch of heads I’m not familiar with, so I’ve been putting them in the face since I started reading the article, and haven’t been disappointed. There’s not a stitch of EDM or wack, Heineken-infused brostep here because, in case you can’t tell after reading a paragraph, she’s the exact opposite of basic. Put it into your face when you go drink champagne in the park wearing Aviator sunglasses with your friends that one time this summer. (Photo from the blog post. If you like it, hit up the book here