There’s no better way to shake off a tough winter than to dance. Thankfully, we’ve ggot Jay Smooth on deck with an exclusive mix for the spring. It features a little bit of everybody–from Betty Carter to Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce to De La Soul, Kelis to Pharoe Monch. So say farewell to a wicked winter and enjoy! –Editors

Colorlines Spring Mix by Jay Smooth by Colorlines on Mixcloud

Betty Carter — “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most”
Ann Peebles — “I Can’t Stand The Rain”
Pharoahe Monch — “Losing My Mind”
Karol Conka — “Boa Noite”
DJ Rashad — “Show U How” (feat. Spinn)
Kelis — “Runnin’ ” (Machinedrum Remix)
Jackson 5 — “Ain’t No Sunshine”
Kendrick Lamar — “Black Boy Fly”
D’Angelo — “Everybody Loves The Sunshine”
De La Soul — “Marvin Jaye” (feat. Dilla & Marvin Gaye)
Aretha Franklin — “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”
Eddie Kendricks — “Date With The Rain”
Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers — “Blow Your Whistle”
Bugz In The Attic — “Waiting” (Afronaught Remix)
Beyonce — “Blow”
Teena Marie — “Square Biz”
Chaka Khan — “Clouds”
Nina Simone — “I Shall Be Released”