15 Cool Accounts To Follow On Spotify

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Whether you’re looking for new music for your commute or a chilled soundtrack for some summer drinks, these are the best places on Spotify to find what you need…

BEST FOR MOTOWN HITS

At Home With Mr Porter

Mr Porter doesn’t just curate great menswear edits. The brand has nearly 100 playlists on Spotify, including ‘At Home’ which features Motown hits for easy listening day or night. Sit back and enjoy five hours of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Al Green, The Temptations and more. 

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BEST FOR SOMETHING UPBEAT

Our Daily Edit

Outstanding Brighton clothes store Our Daily Edit has built a series of playlists compiled by friends of the store. The first was put together by TonyoftheSea, the man behind Wonder Yeahs – Brighton's longest running 90s club night. Our current favourite is the soundtrack to the team’s recent buying trip to Paris, featuring everyone from Burna Boy to Bon Iver.

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BEST FOR JAZZ FANS

Ronnie Scott’s

Soho jazz institution Ronnie Scott’s has released plenty of physical compilations over the years, but its Spotify account is the place to look for the latest bands and songs inspiring the team. Its current mix features three hours of everyone from Tony Bennett to Goldie.

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BEST FOR AN ECLECTIC MIX

Bottega Residency

Fashion house Bottega Veneta has just one playlist on the streaming service – but when it’s as good as this, why curate more? Featuring over 250 songs played at the brand’s runway shows and from artists who have featured in its campaigns (like Little Simz), it’s an eclectic mix of some of the greatest tunes of all time. 

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BEST FOR A ROAD TRIP

90s Alternative Rock By Filtr US

This edit by party playlist service Filtr US is perfect for blasting on your next road trip. Made for 80s kids, it has 100 of the best 90s alt rock and indie songs, like ‘Bulls on Parade’ by Rage Against the Machine and ‘Big Me’ by Foo Fighters. Stick it on shuffle and listen out for anthems by Oasis, Wheatus and Semisonic.

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BEST FOR A KILLER REMIX

Idris Elba’s DJ Mix

Idris Elba isn’t just Stringer Bell from The Wire. Or the current face of Booking.com. He’s been DJing since the early noughties and went mainstream with his dancehall anthem ‘Boasty’ back in 2019. A slightly different tempo, this DJ set is one long mix of dance songs by Low Steppa, Inner City and TCTS.

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BEST FOR SETTING THE SCENE

DS & Durga

Hip Brooklyn fragrance house DS & Durga creates a Spotify playlist for every one of its scents, each tailored to the time and place that inspired the bottle. Our current favourites are ‘Big Sur After Rain’, which takes inspiration from California (though it still features Scotland’s own The Jesus and Mary Chain) and ‘Italian Citrus’ which will transport you to Tuscany.

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BEST FOR OLD-SCHOOL ROMANCE

Maison Assouline

Martine and Prosper Assouline created lifestyle brand Assouline in the early 90s. Now synonymous with its aspirational coffee table books, the flagship store in St James’s curates playlists based on each destination book. Its most popular mix is its master playlist which features soul and jazz songs from the last century, from Nat King Cole to Amy Winehouse.

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BEST FOR BALEARIC BEATS

Pacha Ibiza 40 Years

Pacha has hundreds of playlists and albums to its name, but we always go back to its anniversary special – featuring some of the biggest dance and techno tracks played at Ibiza’s oldest and most iconic institution between 1973 and 2013. Be transported to the White Isle with Balearic beats from Bob Sinclair, Eric Prydz and Swedish House Mafia.

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BEST FOR THE LATEST HIP HOP & RAP

Summer Drip By Ray-Ban

Get hyped up with Ray-Ban’s edit of the best hip hop, trap and rap from both sides of the Atlantic. The playlist is updated weekly so expect fresh tracks from grime kingpins Dave and Tion Wayne, as well as Drake, Ye and the new kid making waves, Jack Harlow.  

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BEST FOR PLAYING AIR GUITAR TO

100 Greatest Guitar Songs Of All Time

Rolling Stone magazine has been interviewing the biggest musicians in the world since the 60s. This edit features its 100 top guitar songs of all time, from Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Purple Haze’ to ‘Adam Raised a Cain’ by Bruce Springsteen. Turn your speaker up high and play on repeat.  

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BEST FOR COOKING TO

Chilling With Massimo Bottura by Gucci

Gucci is one fashion house really making the most of Spotify, pulling together regular themed playlists. Of the recent mixes, we’ve been listening to Chilling with Massimo Bottura – the Italian Michelin-starred chef who gave us Osteria Francescana. Massimo’s top picks include tracks from Carole King, Macy Gray, Norah Jones and Lauryn Hill.

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BEST FOR NEW DISCOVERIES

Adidas Store Drops

Adidas has whole teams dedicated to the music you see in its adverts and the tracks played in each store around the world. This playlist gets updated monthly with the hottest tunes from under-the-radar artists and global names – the current edit includes new releases from BenjiFlow, Alex Gough and Summer Soul.

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BEST FOR CHILLED R&B

Patty & Bun Official

Not content with making some of the best burgers in the capital, Patty & Bun has curated an R&B playlist perfect for Friday nights. They’ve even called it ‘the greatest playlist in the galaxy’ – and you’ll probably agree if Snoop Dog, Aaliyah and Frank Ocean are your go-tos. 

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BEST FOR HOUSE PARTIES

Maison Kitsuné

Maison Kitsuné’s Spotify account harks back to the French fashion brand’s original guise as a record label. Its most recent mixes are coffee break themed, but its most popular mix by far is its ‘New, Hot & Fresh’ playlist, which has 42,000 subscribers and is updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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