22 Songs To Cook To: A Soulful Playlist by DJ Eko

Have fun while cooking with these songs!

We found DJ Eko this 4th of July via her super pumped up Electro Yum mix. Hopping online and visiting her website we learned that she has DJ’d for Beyonce and was featured in Martha Stewart Magazine [how to find real djs for weddings]. DJ Eko generally globe trots, splitting her time between NYC and the West Coast. Seeing her vast catalogue of mixes and the fact she plays everything from yoga classes to Coachella, we figured she could curate an amazing list of special goodies as a soundtrack to inspire all of our readers in the kitchen.

So, while you pull out the veggies to chop and cut, slice and dice, here are DJ eko’s soulful, upbeat tunes for a good long session of cooking and grooving in the kitchen.

If you want more tunes for Sunday pancake-making sessions or cocktail hour, hightail it over to her sunny downtempo mix entitled, Sol Du Brasil. If you need to burn all of the nom-nom calories off, hit Electro Yum – Turbo for an awesome gym workout soundtrack.

1. Settle Down
Kimbra – 94 BPM Amazon/iTunes

2. Horchata
Vampire Weekend – 120 BPM Amazon/iTunes

3. Dog Days – MTV Live
Florence and the Machine – 150 BPM Amazon/iTunes

4. Never Forget You
Noisettes – 142 BPM Amazon/iTunes 

5. I’ve Got a Woman
Ray Charles – 130 BPM Amazon/iTunes

6. Lady Luck
Jamie Woon – 100 BPM Amazon/iTunes

7. Everybody Got Their Something
Nikka Costa – 104 BPM Amazon/iTunes

8. Wandering Eye
Fat Freddy’s Drop – 120 BPM Amazon/iTunes

9. Me Gustas Tu
Manu Chao – 176 BPM Amazon/iTunes

10. Come Over
Estelle – 82 BPM Amazon/iTunes

11. Pressure Drop
Toots & The Maytals – 146 BPM Amazon/iTunes 

12. The Willhelm Scream
The Bamboos – 150 BPM Amazon/iTunes

13. The Happy Song
Otis Redding – 100 BPM Amazon/iTunes

14. Mi Swing Es Tropical
Nickodemus – 100 BPM Amazon/iTunes

15. By Your Side (cottonbelly remix)
Sade – 146 BPM Amazon/iTunes

16. Average Fruit
Quadron – 108 BPM Amazon/iTunes

17. Mr. Magic
Amy Winehouse – 100 BPM Amazon/iTunes

18. Love and Happiness (Shoes rework)
Al Green

19. Paper Planes (DFA remix)
M.I.A. – 95 BPM Amazon

20. No Letting Go (Icehouseindustry rmx)

21. Love You Down
Sonora y Mundaca

22. Thinking About You
Frank Ocean – 129 BPM Amazon/iTunes

Fitness Lovers: be sure to check out Electro Yum – Turbo for an awesome gym workout soundtrack.  Comment below and let us know what you think of the music.

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