Spires Summer Hitwave
The sun on your back is often best accompanied by the strains of summer tunes. But how to find them?
Radio can take us to atmospheric destinations and introduce you to unique soundscapes - with the DJ as your guides.
We suggest five of the most vibrant stations on the Mediterranean and include a selection of 'summer hitwave' beats added to our specially curated playlist to help get you through the summer.
It's late afternoon, the Balearic sky is still bright. The breeze soft and the minuscule ripples are rolling across the waters. Kick-back and enjoy beats from Mallorca's very own homegrown music scene
Join Radio, Athens
This self-funded station is one of the city's most popular listens. Playing a well-tuned repertoire, alternating between electronica, funk and neo-soul.
Radio Italia's afternoon show hosted by former Italian MTV's live music-request show TRL as well as the channel's breezy MTV on the Beach, Marco Maccarini. Playing Italian easy-listening tracks, from 1960's singer songwriter classics to contemporary pop.
Radio Grenouille, Marseille
DJ Élodie Rama, offers something for everyone on her weekly programme Hangtime. Playing very happy music including bass-maestro Thundercat and R&B outfit Children of Zeus, also hosting homegrown talent from the likes of singer La Chica.
Light FM, Beirut
Offering a feelgood mix of hits, the station also plays a selection of leftfield music. The station is a big contributor to Beirut's music scene not only through their station but also through the parties, concerts and playing a part in supporting the rise of Lebanese electro-pop band Mashrou' Leila.