The producer shares the playlist for 8 by YOOX’s all-day summertime affair at The Surf Lodge in Montauk
DJ and producer Luka Tacon, founder of New York collective The Deep and Another Creative Agency, knows how to get a party going—that’s why he’s charged with music programming at Public, An Ian Schrager Hotel. Brands like Prada, Calvin Klein, and Google have partnered with Tacon, while music-scene mainstays Le Bain and Output gave the DJ residencies. The artist learned the ropes on the New York indie rock scene of the aughts before delving into other genres like soul, jazz, and techno.
Milan-based fashion retailer YOOX tapped Tacon to provide the soundtrack for an all-day summertime affair at The Surf Lodge in Montauk on July 16th to celebrate its private label 8 by YOOX’s weeklong beach spotlight store. Tacon DJd the whole affair, from the brunch filled with guests like Ellie Thumann, Mia Kang, Rae Rodriguez, and Igee Okafor, to its Sunshine Sessions party, where Poolside treated the crowd to a live performance. Document browsed through the takeover of The Surf Lodge boutique, eyeing fuschia maxi dresses, vegan leather tops, and knits adorned with palm tree prints. Salmon quinoa bowls and avocado toast were served as endless glasses of Hampton Water rosé flowed throughout the day. Later, a crowd filled the stylish waterside boîte to catch Poolside play its summer-appropriate remake, “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young.
For Document, Tacon shares his Yoox x Surf Lodge summer playlist to extend that warm summer day at The Surf Lodge year-round.
“Brother Sister (Ray Mang Remix)” by Cho & Random Impetus
“I think this song has such a monumental opening, followed by an obvious banger. I waited and waited for this song to come out, and it’s finally here. Ray Mang forever!”
“Brand New Drop (Nuff Pedals Remix)” by Addison Grove
“This song perfectly encapsulates an unbearably hot sweaty summer day, not unlike the Saturday of the 8 by YOOX Sunshine Sessions at The Surf Lodge.”
“Fancy Shoes” by James Patterson
“So well written and performed by James Patterson, this really gets me—and anyone with a soul—into gear when headed into a hot summer night.”
“OnlyL” by TSHA (ft. NIMMO)
“Is this the best club tune to come out last year?”
“Lost Island” by DJ Seinfeld
“I really dig the ethereal synths in this colossal summer smasher from the Swedish lo-fi mainstay.”
“What You Won’t Do For Love” by Junior Boys
“An oldie but a goodie. A favorite cover of mine.”
“Legacy” by Oveous x Don Kamares
“This is the best club release this year, in my humble opinion. Never not bubbling up on the dancefloor.”
Daphni – “Cherry” by Daphni
“So sweet, so heavy, so vibey, all at once. Daphni forever too!”
“Too Late (Soulwax Remix)” by Wet Leg
“This tune packs so much punch. Shout out to my lil sis Maya Rose for showing it to me. Real peak time belter, as my friend Declan would say.”
“Mine” by Baynk (Ft. Cub Sort)
“The perfect way to set everyone back on solid ground after a sunset.”