Music

Electro Swing Summer Playlist

Electro swing music (1930s swing music mixed with modern electro) became well-known in about 2011, around the release of the first two White Mink, Black Cotton compilations. Since then many of the most well-known songs have moved from the soundtrack to indie club nights to the soundtrack to adverts.

But I’ve been borderline obsessed with electro swing ever since I listened to it for the first time, and I’ve loved discovering new bands and albums that haven’t yet been stolen by B&Q, Littlewoods, and McDonald’s. With this in mind, here is a shiny summer playlist of the best, the brightest, and the funkiest: guaranteed to make you smile and put a spring in your step.

So sit in your garden, sip your gin & tonic, and crank it up.