Music Mix: Sunglasses & Sangrias

Soundtracks of summertime always remind me of vacations, family reunions, day parties, and amazing experiences with family and friends.  Every summer, we vibe to the infectious music of the moment, and we hear classics that remind us of years past.  This month, we share our midsummer jam, Sunglasses & Sangrias.  

“Sitting with your friends as y’all reminisce, about the days growing up and the first person you kissed… and as I think back makes me wonder how the smell from a grill could spark up nostalgia”

– DJ Jazzy Jeff  & The Fresh Prince “Summertime”



The Sunglasses & Sangrias mix spotlights 100 songs, mixing R&B and hip-hop with a touch of jazz and a pop sprinkle on top.  It’s perfect to vibe out whether you’re on vacation, relaxing with friends, or even at work when you want to getaway.  The playlist includes new music from some of our favorite artists like The Carters (Beyoncé & Jay-Z), Janelle Monae, Drake, H.E.R., Toni Braxton, Teyana Taylor, and more. 

You will delight in summer classics like Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo” and the Isley Bros. “Summer Breeze” and be intrigued by young artists like Ella Mai, Jorja Smith, Khalid, and Taylor Bennett.  When the sangria kicks in, you will feel a little Latin flair from Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, and Camila Cabello and revel in songs like Drakes “In My Feelings” or Big Freedia’s “Play” when you’re ready to turn up.

Click the link above to check out The Black Unicorn Project – Sunglasses and Sangrias Mix on Spotify.  Download it, play it, and share it with your crew.  Check us out every month for a new Spotify playlist. Don’t forget to follow me, Trey Payadue on Spotify to get access to new playlists first.  

Trey Payadue is a contributing blogger and curator of music for The Black Unicorn Project. He was raised on the west bank of the New Orleans Metropolitan Area in the small town of Marrero, Louisiana. Brought up in the Black Catholic church, Trey was completely immersed in New Orleans music and Black culture through local fairs and famous celebrations like Mardi Gras, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and the Essence Fest. He was also exposed to various styles of music, such as gospel, pop, rock, funk, hip-hop, bounce and his first love, rhythm & blues, at a young age. His inherent love and appreciation, paired with his exposure to New Orleans Culture and events, ignited an infectious passion for music. Trey quickly became known as “The Music Man”, amateur house party DJ and the mixtape go-to guy for new music. Currently, Trey juggles a 9-5 while moonlighting as a curator of good music, a patron of popular music and Black culture, and a student of where all three intersect. Follow him on Instagram & Twitter @SumthinSevere and get access to shared playlists on Spotify.

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