Ritual – Ritual – Ritual
It’s what’s been running through my mind for a month now and I think I’m almost ready to commit. ‘cos that’s the hard part isn’t it – committing…
Generally – as a rule – the tracks you find on this playlist don’t have lyrics – the reasoning being that if you’re writing – you don’t need someone else’s words taking up cognitive space. But it’s not really a rule – it’s more of a “best practice” – at the end of the day, tracks make this list if I’m able to write to them and wow – look at me typing…
I don’t know what’s going on for you right now, but if you feel like you need to take a couple of hours to float down a river of sound, you’re in the right place. Hyperflow is built for that next-level of escapism, when you’re having a real hard time disengaging. Featuring artists like: Solar Fields • Jason Barty • ford. • Robot Koch • Emancipator • Cygna • IHF • L’Indécis
Breach new ground with Bon-Psy – featuring artists like Ekcle • Bonobo • Weird Inside • Iglooghost • Oneohtrix Point Never • Sam Gellaitry • Lapalux • Rival Consoles
A powerful journey through an eclectic mix of genre fluid composers – featuring artists like Max Richter • Anna Meredith • Sufjan Stevens • Ryuichi Sakamoto • Bryce Dessner • Bob Braun • Hannah Peel • Duval Timothy
Dancy Soundscapes – featuring artists likeFrancis Inferno Orchestra • HNNY • letherette • Harvey Sutherland • Floating Points • Peggy Gou • Karizma • Mr. Fingers
I’m not trying to scare you off. I just don’t want you to go hopping realities with the kind of naivety I did. You think jet lag is bad, try cosmic desynchrony. I’d take all my worst hangovers and times them by a hundred over this any night. Featuring artists like: Yotto • Emancipator • CloZee • Bonobo • vivaellipsis • Roslyn • Robot Koch • HAAi
Straight up Jazz and the more leftfield sounds of the dancefloor – featuring artists like Mark De Clive-Lowe • Pie Eye Collective • Scrimshire • Funky French League • Eye of the High • Werkha • Tony Allen • London Afrobeat Collective
Dreamy and relaxing beats for late night talks and walks – featuring artists like Luppe • Latte Chills • otysse • Stoise • Soulomon B • Taloha Beats • Draw Beats • Lo-Fi Luke
Music for serious lovers of dance music – featuring artists like Bicep • Alok • Martin Garrix • Silk City • Alan Walker • Tiesto
We are truly epic beings, built from primordial realities, reaching for future worlds. Let’s connect and experience epic sonic dimensions together! Featuring artists like MitiS • Illenium • Star Goes Nova • Seven Lions
A DMCA-friendly playlist, played daily on stream by dinossindgeil. Featuring artists like: The Midnight • Magic Sword • Kid Quill • PRIZM • The 8-Bit Big Band • Droid Bishop • Kalax
Chill beats to calm the mind; featuring my favourite electronic, ambient and deep house tracks. Updated bi-weekly | reach-out: @kiskadee__. Featuring artists like Jamie XX • Bonobo • Kiskadee • Four Tet • Tourist • Caribou • Bicep • Weval
Lunarscapes: a playlist from the music to escape reality cinematic universe. Featuring artists like: Bonobo • Yotto • Emancipator • CamelPhat • ODESZA • Carpenter Brut • deadmau5 • Tinlicker • Four Tet • Jacques Greene • Tchami • RÜFÜS DU SOL • Tourist • Luttrell • Oliver Heldens • BMTH • Lastlings • Durante
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a lot of things. It’s interesting to see life as a series of past events and then finally accepting it as the here and now.
This is a bit of a mess of a piece. Think of it as a stream of consciousness, an examination of the pieces of thoughts that lie scattered about the ol’ mindscape.
I think we all like feeling like we have a sanctuary that we can safely say is ‘ours’, a secure base from which we can derive a sense of consistency and control in spite of all the other uncertainty the world can and will offer us.
When I think about what I want in life, it all points toward quite a simple vision really. I think getting this pinned down has been one of the main reasons why I felt so lost throughout my late teens and early twenties.
Since I’m in the middle of trying to figure out how I can incorporate my playlist into my increasingly-elaborate project, I figured I’d simply drop some tracks that I can’t stop listening to at the moment.
My love for Enter Shikari by no means unconditional, and I certainly don’t love everything they release unquestioningly. It took me a VERY long time to appreciate The Spark, and there isn’t a single album of theirs where I like every single song.
And so we’re leaving our little moon for a New Sky. As Himalia crumbles and falls apart around us, we depart for our new home.
A lifetime has passed; an ocean of eternity has washed over me…
‘Drifting, floating, falling, but never moving… Time ripples around me but I can’t reach it, and I’m held here in a stasis that lasts an eternity and spans an entire universe…
‘After a time, the beauty of the garden started to fade away into something altogether more ominous. Even though we’d been trailing for hours, the same landmarks kept appearing on our horizon…’
BMTH deserve a mountain of praise for even having the balls to do this album, never mind to have pulled it off with such finesse. It must be an incredibly fine line to walk between staying true to your own creative goals, and not alienating the people who allowed you to be in that position in the first place.
As a woman who loves techno, I feel it is my personal duty to draw attention to all the incredible techno DJs out there who also happen to be ladies. That’s why occasionally I’ll use this playlist as my platform (hey, everyone needs a soapbox, ok?)
Marketed as a brooding and often dark tech house floor filler, what I like most about ‘Sacred Geometry’ is how the track evolves with layers of filtered synth parts, building percussion over the track’s 7 and a half minutes.
Max Cooper creates “highly produced, emotional electronica made for both the dance floor and sit-down concerts.” When I hear this song I am immediately reminded of the deep, introspective journey that music sometimes takes me on. There I am in the middle of dance floor, surrounded by gyrating strangers and dancing lights. I close my eyes and go on a mini-vacation in my mind.
Because this song is a bit slower than the other tracks on the playlist, it’s great for getting in the zone (or pretending your life is in slow motion.) It’s a dreamy trip to the moon without ever having to leave the comfort of your room.
The other night I had the arduous task of putting together an IKEA bed that I had bought secondhand. The task was arduous because 1. There were no instructions, 2. I had never put together a bed before.
When I hear the words “set it off” I immediately think of one of two things; the 90s crime action film featuring the Queen (Latifah) herself (if you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and get on that..right now) or else I think of the 1984 song by Strafe, “y’all wan’t this party started quickly, right?”
There was once a time in my life where I was driving one hour to sit in a cubicle and proofread dog food labels for eight hours straight. When I wasn’t having long existential conversations with myself on the way home, I was listening to songs like this. After a few months of contemplation, the levy broke, I knew just what I had to do. I quit my job, bought a one way ticket to Berlin, and never looked back.