Memorial Day Playlist Fit for a Celebrity
JaKissa Taylor, a New York-based master of turntables also known as DJ Kiss, has spun for the likes of Madonna and Diddy – and if her taste in music is good enough for A-listers, why not our own parties? Here are her top picks for PEOPLE.com readers.
Whether it's lounging poolside or sweating on the dance floor of a nightclub, your summer playlist is set!
"Second Chance," Peter Bjorn and John: "This song is so fun! It sounds like a 2011 indie version of the Beach Boys. Perfect to listen to on your ipod at the Beach!" Listen here.
"The Edge of Glory," Lady Gaga: "My favorite song off of Lady Gaga’s new album! An epic sounding record that reminds me of great summer songs of the '80s." Listen here.
"Give Me Everything (Tonight)," Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo: "You can’t have summer without a new Pitbull record! He makes people feel good and want to dance!" Listen here.
"Save The World," Swedish House Mafia: "Incredible and uplifting song that’s perfect for summer! And the video is hilarious!" Listen here.
"I'm On One," DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne: "With 4 of the biggest hip-hop artists on the planet on one record, you know this song is going to be HUGE in nightclubs this summer." Listen here.
"New Beat," Toro y Moi: "Great indie pop record for the summer. The beat is so funky!" Listen here.
"What a Feeling," Alex Guadino Feat. Kelly Rowland: "I love Kelly Rowland on a great house track! Great to listen to riding in a convertible with the top down on a beautiful summer day." Listen here.
"Party Rock Anthem," LMFAO: "This just sounds like summer and gets all the party rockers on the dance floor! It's summer and like the song says, 'Everybody just have a good time.'" Listen here.
"Super Bass," Nicki Minaj: "Girls have been requesting this song left and right! Such a catchy record!" Listen here.
"Till The World Ends," Britney Spears: "It's Britney and she's back to make summer just a little bit sexier for all the ladies!" Listen here.
As for a classic bonus track, DJ Kiss recommends "Summertime," by Dj Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince which "sums up summer perfectly," she says. "It's my No. 1 favorite summer song of all time." Listen here.