So Long and Thanks for All the Fish 03-03-10

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Well here it is, the final episode of the Chill with The Chola podcast. After 3 years of podcasting, I have decided that it is time to bring this project to an end and focus on other projects. I have enjoyed producing the podcast, but, I have to admit that my heart has not been fully in to producing the monthly show for some time now.

I continue to enjoy downtempo music and I intend to release mixes from time to time, just not on Podomatic.com, not on a monthly basis, and not under the “Chill with The Chola” name. An ARCHIVE of the entire Chill with The Chola podcast has been brought online over at Definitive Downtempo so that you may access old episodes. Any future releases that I make will also be available on that site under the “Definitive Downtempo” title and category.

I would like to thank all of the loyal listeners of the Chill with The Chola podcast for making this project so much fun. If you would like to stay in touch, head on over to http://www.definitivedowntempo.com and subscibe to the RSS feed.

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish!

Here is the final tracklist…

01. Trotter- Is The Feeling (Umbo Remix)
02. Reel People and Tony Momrelle- Star (RP’s Club Mix)
03. LTJ X-perience- Cocos
04. Faltydl- Party
05. Apple Juice Kid- Kiss
06. Ethan Goldhammer- In The Pocket
07. Audio Lotion- Azul De Voce
08. Forces of Nature- Sol Wave
09. Modulo 5- Last Equinox
10. Berkstroem- Hugo
11. Jean F. Cochois- Stereotype
12. Dukespan NYC- Roxanne

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Best of 2009 12-17-09

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First off, my apologies for the delay in posting the “Best of 2009” podcast. A bad case of bronchitis really took the wind out of my sails (and my lungs for that matter.) Since I am already so late in posting this episode, I am going to forgo my typical “Best of the Best” editorial and just let the music speak for itself.

For those of you that are regular listeners here at the Chill with The Chola podcast, you know that the “Best of” shows are a culmination, and celebration, of a year’s worth of great music. For some of you that may just be joining us, the “Best Of” shows are a great way to get an idea of what this podcast is all about. So, be sure to check out the Best of 2008 and the Best of 2007 as well.

Each of the artists in this month’s podcast are excellent. As always, I encourage you to seek them out, learn about them, listen to their music, and support them by purchasing their music.

Here are the Best of 2009…

01. Gregor Salto ft. Helena Mendes– Mas Que Nada
02. Kenichiro Nishihara– From Time To Time ft. Gregg Green
03. The Hole In The Wall Gang- Apache King
04. Kendall Station– Tether
05. Jazzanova– Little Bird ft. Jose James
06. Ohm Guru– Please, Please, Please
07. Anam-owili Eger– The Moment
08. Quantic And His Combo Barbaro– Arianita
09. Zuco 103– Volta (Bossacucanova Remix)
10. Silvia Donati– Vamos Pra La ft. LTJ Xperience
11. Weather Pending– Midlands
12. Nickodemus– Conmigo ft. Sammy Ayala & The Candela Allstars
13. Lemongrass– Salon De Musique
14. Marter– Potsdamer Platz ft. Ayako Akashiba
15. Sundayman– Iambic Seahorses (Groovy Mix)

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Journey Into Space Music 11-05-09

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This month I decided it was time for me to explore one of my favorite styles of ambient music… “SPACE MUSIC.” Now I know that my “Space Traveler Series” touches on the spacey side of ambient music, however, those episodes are still very much tempo driven. This month’s downtempo podcast is comprised of music all but devoid of true tempo. The songs are much more freeform for the most part, only really driving tempos using arpeggiators or rhythmic sound. Space Music creates massive soundcapes that invoke mental imagery of far away worlds, stars, and nebulae.

I have been a fan of Space Music since I was a child. I think the first time I ever heard this style of music was during a car ride home from the beach while listening to “Hearts of Space” on NPR… I was fascinated with it. I have tinkered with my own space music throughout the years and decided to include an original, improvisational piece of music that I created and recorded on the fly for this podcast. Here is a link to download my song free of charge… Download Here.

While I am certainly an amateur at producing this wonderful music, I must say that it is an amazing experience to sit down to a keyboard and create it on the fly. Surrounded by LED’s, LCD’s, blinky lights, sliders, knobs… it almost feels as if you are piloting your own spacecraft through a universe of sound that you are creating with your own creative mind. I have a real appreciation for just how complicated it is to control so many timbers, morphing between sounds, tempos (or lack thereof,) keys… worlds… all the while keeping it all together, in a freeform flow of consciousness. Composers like Serrie, Gulan, Brennan, etc are true masters of this craft.

I invite you to put on a pair of headphones, turn off the lights, lay down, hit play… and drift away in to a wonderful universe of sound. Don’t worry, you will be back home in a little over 80 minutes. 😉

Here is this month’s tracklist…

01. Altus– For All Time
02. Kendall Station– Tether
03. Ulrich Schnauss– In Between the Years
04. Andrew Lahiff– Static Neon Flow
05. Gulan– The Black Hole
06. Jonn Serrie– Stratos
07. Chad Helenthal– Ambient Space Unknown
08. Thom Brennan– Raingardens

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Drink of the Day 10-07-09

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Oh yaaaaa! The drink of the day… it is something I am looking so forward to. For those of you that have ever been on a cruise, you completely understand how fun the “drink of the day” can be, and this month’s downtempo podcast is inspired by just that.

You see, I have an upcoming vacation that I am excited about. I am not taking a cruise (this time) but, we are going to carry over that wonderful idea to our trip in to unspoiled Florida. Good scenery, good fun, good drinks, and good company… who could ask for more? Well I guess me, because a good soundtrack to listen to while sipping the drink of the day is always a good idea. That is what this month’s set is all about. It is leisure time! 🙂

You are going to find a menagerie of music styles in this month’s podcast. Jazz, Salsa, Bossanova (you know I love the bossas,) downtempo, chillout, funk… it is quite diverse. Is it cocktail hour yet?

Here is this month’s tracklist…

01. Nickodemus– Conmigo ft. Sammy Ayala & The Candela Allstars
02. Belladonna– Bossa Esfera
03. Milano Jazz Dance Combo– Sam Blues
04. Clarisse Albrecht– Voce Me Da´
05. Crystal Stafford– My Secret
06. Banda Dalai Lam– Ya Tak Lublu
07. Silvia Donati– Vamos Pra La ft. LTJ Xperience
08. Alternative Jazz Lounge– To The Moon
09. Count To 9– Jazzy Street
10. Sun & Soul Shades– Wembley’s Stomp (Fed Conti Mix)
11. Weather Pending– Midlands
12. Clara Moreno– Deixa A Nega Ginga
13. Wigald Boning– Bossa Beirut
14. Tape Five– Femme Libertan

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September in the Suburbs 09-08-09

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This month is a follow up of sorts to my “August in the City” downtempo podcast from 2008. My girlfriend and I had tons of fun over the last year while she lived downtown . However, we are enjoying ourselves even more now that we live together out in the suburbs. The pace is a bit slower, and I have to say… that is right up my alley! 🙂

You will find some great chillout, downtempo, samba, bossa, and even a pretty funky MJ remix in this month’s podcast. Enjoy!

Here is this month’s tracklist…

01. Nicola Conte meets Aldemaro Romero– Tema de la Onda

02. Quantic And His Combo Barbaro– Arianita

03. The Funky Lowlives– Irreplaceable

04. Lemongrass– Salon De Musique

05. Brass Monkey Brass Band– Limbo Jazz

06. Merge of Equals– Take You There

07. The Jacksons– Lovely One (Regrooved by Slynk & DJP)

08. The Outer Rim– Sanctuary

09. Adolphe Lax– Fake Accent

10. Silvia Donati– Avenida ft. Clan Greco

11. Marco Di Meo ft. Nathan Haines– Take Off (Nicola Conte Campis Idea)

12. Sharif D – Take Time

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