Around this time of the year the blogosphere gets inundated with love-making playlists curated especially for that one day in February. There’s no point adding more of the same, so we’re going to stick to what we know best and just bring you the best chill songs discovered the week. What you choose to use them for is completely up to you.
One thing did manage to steal our hearts this week though, and that is this incredible edit of an enchanting indie original courtesy of Tennyson. The young Canadian flaunts production skills far beyond his years, injecting serious vibes and a feline persona that could easily be taken as a nod to the work of Cashmere Cat. In any case, one point of no contention is that those keys are absolutely killer, traveling express from the ears to the soul in an instant. Fans of Myst should have no hesitation pointing and clicking to play this next track. NJ producer Au5 deviates from his usual heavy style with an ambient tribute to the cult videogame series, but you don’t need to be in any way familiar to enjoy the pure tranquility flowing from your speakers here. One thing just about everyone has heard about though is Flume’s remix of ‘Hyperparadise’ and this week GANZ’s flip on the track is proving to be just as popular, building an insane amount of views and for good reason too. The original has likely been on heavy rotation in your library ever since its release, and this fresh take certainly commands the same replayability. This week also saw a free compilation released from Pilerates Records containing plenty of chill material to beef up your playlists. Electric Mantis grabbed our immediate attention with his lush composition ‘Ticking and Tocking’, which is just as beautifully hypnotic as its name suggests. Meanwhile Trill Scott Heron has done a number on another one of his tracks, saturating it with his future sounds like only he knows how. Denmark’s Galimatias continues to prove why he’s a favourite in our eyes, combining with Joppe and the lyricism of Goldlink for a hip hop experience of tomorrow. The production here is next level with an undeniable beat to match, and we sincerely hope this kind of soul food will be generously served all through 2014.
So who really cares about that one day in the year? This kind of music has us falling in love every day. Peace out.
For You (Tennyson Remix)
Hyperparadise (GANZ Flip)
Ticking And Tocking
Gymnopedie + POS (Beat) (Trillys dranked out edit)
One Step Back Ft. GoldLink
Californication (GAMPER & DADONI Remix)
Hey Now (Kilter Remix)
Come Alive (The Magician Remix)
Sun Models ft. Madelyn Grant
Man / Woman (Genius Vision)
Ready For Your Love (Bearcubs Bootleg)
Earlier That Day...
Dont Wanna Be Your Girl (Branchez Remix)
Cavalier (Minorstep remix)