For Fourth of July, we’re bringing back DJ and contributor Jerry Nice’s 2013 July 4th weekend party mixtape featuring a great collection of smooth throwbacks.

Look no further for a dope July 4th playlist. DJ and FRANK contributor Jerry Nice has assembled a mixtape just for us that features a collection of smooth throwbacks from masters of suave like Raphael Saadiq, A Tribe Called Quest, D’Angelo, and the Gap Band that will keep everyone vibing and enjoying the summer weather.

The tracks won’t overpower a small get together and will keep a larger party flipping burgers and tipping bottles. There’s not much of a dance flow to the mix, but who really wants to rave in the Independence Day heat? Jerry Nice is known for unearthing just the right vinyl, and this collection of hip-hop, funk, and soul fills the atmosphere with a smoky ease. You’ll be cooled down and won’t stop bobbing and tapping without any fuss about the crowd or time.

Artwork by Alex Reyes

Tracklist for KaBoom Box: A FRANK July 4th Mix by DJ Jerry Nice
01. Spread Love (Remix)
02. B.Cause – In the Sea
03. D’Angelo – Devil’s Pie
04. Johnny “Guitar” Watson – Superman Lover
05. Nite Jewel – What Did He Say
06. Curtis Mayfield – Tripping Out
07. Camp Lo – Black Nostaljack (a.k.a. Come On)
08. Raphael Saadiq (feat. Q-Tip) – Get Involved
09. The Gap Band – Outstanding
10. A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God
11. Toto – Georgy Porgy