Afternoon, all. It”™s been a fun Monday”¦ somewhat of an oxymoron, I know. Lots of cool stuff going on behind the scenes at Spotisfaction Towers (where Thom and I sit behind a curtain, using a lot of elaborate magic tricks and props to make ourselves seem awesome). Hopefully we”™ll have more info later this week.
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Today”™s playlist is a blissed out treat from young starlet, Steve Hatch. It”™s his first Spotisfaction (d”™awwww bless) so be kind, and let him know what you think of his mix in the comments.
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- Blessa – Toro Y Moi
- Round And Round – Ariel Pink”™s Haunted Graffiti
- Jesus, etc. – Wilco
- Night Time – The xx
- Crosses – Jose Gonzalez
- Three House – Nick Drake
- Creature Fear – Bon Iver
- To Be Alone With You – Sufjan Stevens
- Stay The Same – Bonobo, Andreya Triana
- Hoops – The Chemical Brothers
- Bonafied Lovin”™ – Jori Hulkkonen Remix – Chromeo
- Feel It All Around – Washed Out
- Lover Of Mine – Beach House
- Infinite Desert – Delorean
- Rollerdisco – Black Moth Super Rainbow
- Perpetual Motion – Tobacco
- Heaven Can Wait – Charlotte Gainsbourg
- Hunted By A Freak – Mogwai
Title: Chill Murray Mix
We all need to ride the Chillwaves from time to time”¦most of these tracks aren”™t chillwave, you could dispute if some of them are chill at all, but they work for me.
Stand outs (although this really does work better as a mix) –
”˜Toro Y Moi – Blessa”™ & ”˜Washed Out – Feel It All Around”™ embody what I”™d consider Chillwave, blissed out indie that sounds like it was made for the kind of summer we”™re having (gonna sit in a field and get my mexican light beer w/ lime on y”™all).
Bon Iver/Sufjan/Jose Gonzalez are obvious choices for chill acoustic tracks, but that”™s only because they work and they”™re damn good.
Chemical Brothers/Bonobo/Chromeo bring an electronic vibe. The Bonobo track is absolute GOLD. ChemBros track ”˜Hoops”™ was the first I heard that made me take them seriously. The Chromeo remix is a slow starter but it really is worth sticking with.
Black Moth Super Rainbow & Tobacco are my obscure choices, if you aren”™t hooked within 10secs, you probably won”™t ever be”¦
All capped off with a classic Mogwai track, which to this day makes me think of a Film4 advert that was on about 5-10 years ago”¦.
Hope you are suitably chilled by the end.