the metamorphosis of sky and sovereignty – featuring artists like Piero Piccioni • BADBADNOTGOOD • Matthew Halsall • Andrew Wasylyk • Laraaji • L’éclair • Toumani Diabaté • Ballaké Sissoko
It’s hard to find the right words for expressing how you feel, but these tracks say it all. – featuring artists like Ms. Ñauryn Hill • Stevie Wonder • Donny Hathaway • Amy Winehouse • Erykah Badu • Alabama Shakes • The Carters • Lianne Las Havas
Today is a good day – a good day for being alive – a good day for remembering that we are not ephemeral creatures – we’re not goldfish – a day to remember how good past experiences were by experiencing them again.
moving through glaciers gifted by Going to the Sun… – featuring artists like Dungen • Jefre Cantu-Ledesma • Harold Budd • Laura Groves • Leifur James • Laraaji • Pharoh Sanders • Alice Coltrane
If you’ve gone to the trouble to create space for an idea to land – you may as well create an environment that will facilitate their capture.
To do this – you need movement.
sail a sea of sound where the only rule is “if it flows it goes” with Andrew & Matt – featuring artists like The Beatles • Enter Shikari • Alt-J • Band of Skulls • R.E.M. • Tame Impala • Stevie Wonder • Carpenter Brut
Tracks where the piano – and occasionally the organ make all the difference – featuring artists like Tom Waits • James Leg • The Belfast Cowboys • Lou Reed • Joe Jackson • Wilco • World Party • Nina Simone
Organic unexpected vibes from all over the world – featuring artists like Baden Powell • Monica Salmaso • Alain Péters • Fela Kuti • Anna Paes • Hamilton de Holanda • Luiz Bonfá • Quarteto Novo
A good day needs a good flow – featuring artists like People Under The Stairs • Pete Rock • Artifacts • Slum Village • Run-D.M.C. • De La Soul • Mos Def • The Pharcyde
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
The Wave Cowboys are calling upon to violently glide through the motions of nature – featuring artists like The Dead Rocks • Lost Acapulco • Laika & The Cosmonauts • Aqualads • The Avalanches • Dick Dale • Messer Chups • Rocky Velvet
Enjoy new sounds you may or may not have heard before! – featuring artists like CAN • K.C. Accidental • Fly Pan Am • Boards of Canada • Woody Guthrie • Robbie Basho • Arthur Russell • Air
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
Our best influences for Rusty Jaz MotorFunk – featuring artists like The Meters • Sly and the Family Stone • James Brown • Rusty Jaz MotorFunk • Vulfpeck • The Brooks • Prince • Jamiroquai
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
I was feeling sad – and I know why, but damn it’s so hard at times.
I’ve sat and watched as circumstance came in and deconstructed my defences one by one – constant pain leading to lack of sleep to lack of writing to lack of self care to lack of confidence to lack of hope to – STOP!
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
Brian is a close friend and an amazing singer and songwriter. I’m glad to be able to include him on my playlist and love this record.
RIP Chick Corea. A great song from an incredible band.
When you listen to music like this one you also remember what it is to be connected to nature, you remember part of the sound of nature in that organic sound, the wood just resonating to the sound of strings being touched, you remember the essential and feel ready to transport yourself again to the best parts of life.
There’s always a special feeling when I listen to Manoel Tosto’s music, it speaks to me about how life could be, I feel like I could really use some more of that kind of energy in my life.
The latest from #KingButch is a tactful type of funk. The grasp on their own sound is evident.
A creation of lively instrumental abundance. The act of speaking through sound without the boundaries or barriers confined within the walls of words. A universal feeling induced only by pure instrumentation to awaken the sounds of the soul…
We walked for days. The fleeting image had been more than a figment of our collective imagination, we knew it, and so we followed the trail of crooked lights deeper into the wilderness than any soul had dared go before us…
Be prepared to take a deep dive into your wild ocean of feelings while listening to Khruangbin. I had the glorious pleasure of recently witnessing the live performance of these three funky gurus creating pure sunlit sounds…
Writing up this week’s entry has been such a bizarre experience. Normally I’m not one to be stuck for something to say, but writing about my own track is like staring into the looking glass the wrong way.
A member of legendary hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, Phife Dawg died in 2016, but left an interesting solo work too. His 1999 EP “Bend Ova / Thought u wuz nice” was produced by J. Dilla (also a hip hop icon, gone 10 years before Phife) and contains pearls such as this track.
If you’re looking for a sad song this week I’m sorry but you’re shit out of luck. If however you’re looking to get to grips with your grief, maybe take it out and show it what you think of it – this might be the perfect track.
This song is so heavenly. The love maestro himself, Barry White, fronted the Love Unlimited Orchestra, and definitely gave this song his own flair, classical with a tinge of disco. In the 70s, many groups had lush instrumentation: Chicago, ELO, Earth, Wind and Fire. This song, however, was one of the few purely orchestral arrangements to make it to number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 and deservedly so.
I’ve received a lot of e-mails asking me how I write. The simple answer is, I write late at night, with my headphones on, listening to music. These are some songs I really like, especially for writing. They frequently find a place on my midnight playlist. I hope you like them, too.