This month’s podcast is a continuation of my “Space Traveler” series and is once again dedicated to the folks over at Lounge Radio. I try to add an episode to this series every year and I figured it was time to slow things down, and, bring out the deeper side of downtempo for this month’s show.
I took a trip to Berlin in July and had an amazing time. I had the opportunity to visit a few clubs, lounges, and bars. It really seems that Germans love their Minimal Electronica. I was pretty surprised just how much that trip influenced my song selection this month. Almost inadvertently I found myself seeking out deeper, minimal types of music to mix along with ambient and chill out tunes. I am quite pleased with what came about from that subconscious decision. After listening to the complete episode, I am quite sure that Berlin has forever left its mark in my heart.
This month’s chillout podcast includes a wonderful selection of deeper chillout music, ambient, and what do you know… even a few minimal tunes. 🙂 Enjoy!
Datapusher was good enough to send over another excellent Drum and Bass mix just in time for the weekend. The mix is full of smoothed out DNB on the liquid tip… super melodic, dreamy, spaced out… AWESOME! This might be my favorite mix that he has sent over thus far.
Be sure to check out Datapusher’s podcast at http://datapusher.podomatic.com. He has informed me that he has quite a few new episodes on the way. From Breaks, to old-school, to DNB… he’ll have you covered.
Okay, it is time to bring things back home and slow the tempo down some again. This month I bring us “Back to The Lounge” with some great samba, bossanova, some awesome covers, and overall, just a loungey feel. Pour a martini and take a load off, it is time to chill out.
I am planning a trip to Berlin in the very near future and would love some recommendations of lounges, bars, clubs, and record stores to visit with a jazz, downtempo, or lounge, influence. If any of my listeners from Germany have some insight, please email me at chola @ podomatic.com. Thanks! 🙂
My good friend Datapusher over at Trans:verse Records was cool enough to send over a mid month posting for May. His set is full of spacey drum ‘n’ bass… some with a jazz influence, some with a deeper, darker, edgier feel. Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. Great Set!
Enjoy! Here is the tracklist…
01. Atlantic Connection- Situations (Zero T Remix)
02. Break- Out Of Nowhere
03. Stress Level- Waves (Survival Remix)
04. Electrosoul System- Moving In Transit BCee (Lomax Remix)
05. SpectraSoul- Alibi (Break Remix)
06. Komatic- Untold Stories
07. Steo and ZeroT- Refusal (Calibre Remix)
08. Alix Perez- Melanie
09. Lenzman- Mesmerized
10. Electrosoul System- With You
11. Lenzman- Ever So Slightly
12. Lomax- Metal Flange
13. Alix Perez and Youthman- Promise Land
14. Redeyes- Soul Brother
15. Cain Mos and Dabs- Relieve
16. Decem- True Lies
So this month I decided it was time to finally follow up 2007’s Jazz Steppin’ episode with another dose of chilled out drum and bass. Jazz Steppin’ is really about kicking up the tempo a bit but still maintaining a chilled out vibe. Lots of jazz, r&b, samba, and funk combined with intelligent drum and bass music.
A lot of Drum n Bass is hard and edgy these days. It seems that you really have to dig to find the jazzier stuff which is a real shame. However, spend some time digging and you will stumble across some great artists still producing music with a softer, more “musical” sound. Heavy DNB is fine for doing some serious “dancing” or for working out. However, the jazzier stuff is what I want for sofa surfing and just chilling out. 😉