Hello, my devoted music lovers.
Do you know what today is? It’s our anniversary, made for you and me. YUPP! Today, July 26, is Jon ALi’s Blog 11-year anniversary!! Eleven years ago on this #blessed day, I decided to share my love for music and all the ridiculousness that comes with it on what is, truly, my everything… my baby, my escape, my labor of love, my home. You get the gist, right? First and foremost I wanted to thank YOU all for the endless love and support over these past few years. The emails, the (mostly) sweet comments, the Facebook shares, the re-tweets, the recommendations… EVERYTHING! Seriously. The fact that there’s many of you all around the world devoting time out of your day to read the silly things I have to say about music is an insane concept to grasp. I do not take it for granted.
Today also marks one year since I decided to put the site on hiatus for its eventual relaunch, which TRUST, was no easy task. I’m very thankful for devoted Aussie Selenator Justin Weller and my longtime sis Stevie NYC for helping me out during that time. I also want to give a shoutout to the new members of the Jon ALi familia, my contributors Chris Fields and Jamie Sward, I cherish you both dearly.
So with all that said, I now have a special treat for you all: The Jon ALi: Dance Summer Playlist 2017 – it’s finally here!
Yes, “technically” the first day of Summer was a month ago (June 21), but I like to take my time.. you should all know this by now. ANYWAY: For this 26-track collection, I wanted to try and please everyone and all their summer music needs while still remaining a fresh vibe throughout. The result is an eclectic and lively collection of songs that I’m super pumped to share with you all. This time around, the not-so-familiar acts outnumber the high-profile acts and it was done purposely – I want you to expand your horizons y’all!
As for the Dance Summer Playlist‘s accompanying artwork (displayed above and below), I teamed up with a good friend of mine: The very talented NYC-based Jesús Baez, who along with the help of Sky Vargas (another good friend) helped make my ’80s-inspired summer fantasy a reality. It doesn’t just end here either, we have full editorial story coming so make sure to keep your eyes on my Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Happy 11-Year Anniversary babes, I love you all so very much. Thank you, thank you!
- GET AMPED - 1. AOBeats & Annabel Jones – Strangers (Radio Edit) 2. We the Kids – Billion (Original Mix) 3. Niall Horan – Slow Hands (Basic Tape Remix) 4. No Way Back – Minute [feat. Sophia Black] (Joe Maz Remix) 5. Dagny – Wearing Nothing (Cheat Codes Remix) 6. Major Lazer – Know No Better (Huda & Skeptic UltiMix) [feat. Travis Scott, Camila Cabello & Quavo] - Steady Rockin' - 7. Selena Gomez – Fetish (U-GO-BOY Radio Edit) [feat. Gucci Mane] 8. Kygo – First Time [feat. Ellie Goulding] (Gryffin Remix) 9. Fickle Friends – Glue (Zac Samuel Radio Edit) 10. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (Tiësto Radio Edit) 11. Bridgit Mendler – Can't Bring This Down [feat. Pell] (Blended Babies Remix) - High High Tea - 12. Blonde – Just For One Night (feat. Astrid S) [JLV Remix] 13. Nick Jonas – Remember I Told You [feat. Anne Marie & Mike Posner] (Dave Aude Edit) 14. DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts (Bee's Knees Remix) [feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller] 15. Mabel – Bedroom (Oliver Nelson Edit) 16. Joe Stone – Make Love (Extended Mix) 17. Robin Schulz – OK (feat. James Blunt) [Black Saint Remix] - The Cool Wave - 18. Sigrid – Plot Twist (Disciples Remix) 19. Moon Boots – I Want Your Attention [feat. Fiora] (Original Mix) 20. Cedric Gervais – Somebody New [feat. Liza Owen] (Just Kiddin Remix) 21. Zedd – Get Low [feat. Liam Payne] (Christian Cole Radio Edit) 22. Vice – Obsession [feat. Jon Bellion] (RAC Mix) - El Fin - 23. Lauv – I Like Me Better (Ryan Riback Remix) 24. Sultan + Shepard – Almost Home (feat. Nadia Ali + IRO) 25. Felix Cartal – Get What You Give (DLMT & VANRIP Remix) 26. Bassjackers x Lucas & Steve – These Heights [feat. Caroline Pennell] (Extended Mix)