Welcome to #TBT Mixtape, Billboard‘s series that showcases artists’ very own throwback-themed playlists exclusive to Billboard‘s Spotify account. The curated set features the artists’ favorite tracks from their youth and childhood.
This week’s spin comes from X Ambassadors. The pop-rockers are gearing up for their second annual Cayuga Sound Festival, held Sept. 21-22 at Stewart Park in their hometown of Ithaca, N.Y. The band curated the eclectic lineup as a nod to the breadth of their sonic influences as kids, with sets from Young the Giant, Sofi Tukker, Matt and Kim, Talib Kweli and more.
To fete the occasion, the group is looking back with this week’s #TBT Mixtape. “We put together a throwback playlist inspired by our favorite super producers,” frontman Sam Harris tells Billboard of the hip-hop-heavy set. “Classics produced by Kanye West, Pharrell, The Neptunes and Dr. Dre.”
Give the set a spin, and also check out some throwback snaps of the group below. For more information on Cayuga Sound, head here.