Chillout, lounge, downtempo, ambient. Whatever you wish to call it, I'm a fan of the genre(s). I have a fair amount of it in my collection, whether it be albums and artists that are dedicated to the genre(s), or the odd track here and there that you often find within albums from other genres. I've long intended on making a mix that fits into that pigeon hole, and today wasn't going to be that day.
When I got up this morning I had thought about doing a mix along the lines of my Summer Slowdown / Dedicated To The Summer We Never Had mixes, but perhaps a little deeper and a little more influenced by the ambient sound. I posted a comment to that effect on my Facebook account this morning. However, Andy Pye from the excellent Balearic Social mix series/occasional night and now record label suggested that he'd be interested in doing a part 2 to my own mix, but with a stipulation - it should be beatfree. So I set about digging through my collection to have a few tracks ready to hand and to get me started, I settled in and clicked record and this is the result.
This mix was recorded live in one take, mostly from vinyl (so expect the odd pop or crackle) via Ed Davies at Disque 72, but with a couple of digital only tracks and a CD only track thrown in the mix too. You'll figure that out from the links provided in the tracklist.
I do hope this is something you can enjoy, I'm well aware that ambient is a fairly acquired taste of music, but if it encourages even a handful of new listeners to the genre, then I'm happy with that.
If you've enjoyed the vibe / spirit of the mix, then I'll be posting Part 2, which will come from Andy Pye, in the next week or so.
01. Floating Points - Elaenia - (Pluto)
02. Cass. - Emotioncode - (Emotional Response)
03. youAND:THEMACHINES - Desire - (Ornaments)
04. Dave Harrington ft. Tamara - Things Behind The Sun - (Other People)
05. Drvg Cvltvre - Moment 03 - (New York Haunted)
06. Joan Bibiloni - Val, I Vuw Ya - (Music From Memory)
07. Gigi Masin - Tharros - (The Bear On The Moon Records)
08. Karamika - Ton 9 - (ESP Institute)
09. Luke Wyatt - Time For Thick (Not Waving Remix) - (Emotional Response)
10. Chrome Canyon - Light - (Throne Of Blood)
11. Vangelis - Love Them From Blade Runner - (Off World / East West)
12. Gigi Masin - Consequences Of Goodbyes - (The Bear On The Moon Records)
13. Commodity Place - Clouds Inside Me - (Pocket Panther Records)
14. Vermont - Sharav - (Kompakt)
15. Proton Kinoun - Peripheral System - (Omnitropic)
16. 55 Cancri e - Belsebubs Tårar (del 1) - (Music For Dreams)
17. A.R.T. Wilson - Sarah's Theme (Air) - (Growing Bin Records)
18. Jonny Nash - A Shallow Space - (Melody As Truth)
19. Secret Circuit - Easter Island Electric Brain - (Emotional Response)
20. ambientsketchbook - A New Star - (Self Released)
21. Gunnar Haslam - Discouraged - (Mister Saturday Night Records)
22. Suzanne Kraft - Renee Sleeping - (Melody As Truth)
23. Hatchback - Horizon - (Be With Records)
24. Kettenkarussell - Drift - (Giegling)