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At Sonos offices around the world, work is music and music is work. There’s a soundtrack to every day in the office, and depending on who picks the playlist, you may be treated to classic tunes, brand new artists, or a little bit of everything. This series introduces you to members of the Sonos band and gives you a peek into what we’re listening to at Sonos. Here is Lisa.

Playlists are great no matter when or what the occasion. But summer playlists are some of my favorites. What I love most is that I can pick one point in time, when I love the same songs and just listen to them on my own over and over or share with friends while entertaining. Nothing like putting on a playlist while you are hanging out with your friends and just letting it flow.

Lisa's Summer Playlist

This playlist has a little bit of everything. Some old favorites like The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” and New Order’s “Ceremony” (true classics!) ­mixed it in with new collaborations I’ve just recently discovered, like “Déjà vu” by Giorgio Moroder, featuring Sia, and “Yoga” by Janelle Monae, featuring Jidenna. As a true fan of hip hop and R&B, I’m currently obsessed with Miguel’s “Coffee” and the new Nicki Minaj featuring Beyonce, “Feeling Myself”. Check out their exclusive video on Tidal. Love it! Also included, two of my all-time favorites–I can listen to them no matter what mood I’m in and just start smiling–“Dreamers” by Savior Adore and “Wings” by Haerts.

There is a lot of energy in this playlist. It’s summer, come on! However, I did throw in some slower jams like Mikky Ekko’s “Love You Crazy.” I caught him live recently at Sonos Studio in LA and I have to say it was one of my all-time favorite performances. He sings with so much conviction and passion, it really was a memorable experience,. Oh and of course, how can I forget Hot Chip and Vampire Weekend? Both bands just scream summer, with all the excitement their music generates. I love having a mix of music–from high energy to chill classics that just make it easy to enjoy whatever it is you’re doing this summer: kayaking, hanging at the beach, barbequing in your backyard with friends. Hope you enjoy some of these classic old faves and that you’ll also discover some new songs you might not have heard before.

Check out this awesome playlist here: Ra Ra Shish Koom Ba – It’s Summer! To listen on Sonos: Add this playlist to your favorites on Tidal. You should now see this playlist in your Tidal music services’ favorites on the Sonos App. Enjoy!

Contributed by Lisa Cardoso, Music Partnership Marketing at Sonos. Lisa works out of our Boston office and is an avid fan of music. Like any true music lover, Lisa claims there are just too many great songs and too many amazing bands to narrow down it all down to a single list of favorites. Which is where the real beauty of creating different playlists comes in.