Making a good playlist is an art form. Building up the beat in just the right places, tossing in the perfect '90s throwback, knowing when to mellow it out a little—not to mention all the song choices (from Frank Ocean to Kanye's new album)—there's a lot more to it than just keeping your favorites on shuffle. That's why we bow down to awesome DJs like R29 fave Chelsea Leyland, an extremely talented music mixologist, who's also a style star in her own right. Catch her groovin' along behind the ones and twos when you enter a party and you know it's not just a drive-by, grab-a-drink-and-bounce situation. So, naturally, we tapped Leyland for her ultimate fall playlist to get in on the hype—she's loaded up everything from Nina Simone to The xx, so you can play this exclusive set from (as Christina Milian would say) a.m. to p.m. without feeling any audio overkill. And yeah, since Chelsea's an artist, you can go ahead and file this mix as a collector's item…or your weekend pre-game soundtrack.
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