Archive for the ‘Chill’ Category

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Sapient Dream – Slushii

July 27, 2016

Slushii (Photo by Donslens)

Here’s a bit of calm for your week. Slushii starts this song minimal, a staccato treble setting the stage before dropping a bit of a trap rhythm. Then a pitched up vocal swoops in, singing ambient soaring notes. It’s a moment of peace, a relaxed song that invites you to let go for the moment and take a deep breath before continuing on. Enjoy it.

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Beautiful Light – Uppermost

July 20, 2016

Uppermost

It’s Wednesday. For me that means it’s time for some chill music that will get me going and in a relaxed mood. Uppermost provides. The song starts off with a vocal sample and soon gains a casual drum line that always reminds me of a loping run. Added samples weave in and out of each other, making the song jazzy with the aid of reverb and a lovely relaxed backing tune. The vocal samples give the song a couple different hooks, starting with one, breaking into a second about halfway through. And then at one point the sample is allowed to break out of the loop, revealing that the source is Michael Jackson’s vocals from “Say Say Say.” I couldn’t say with any certainty whether the sampled hooks are all from the same song, chopped and screwed as they are. All in all it’s a lovely song, relaxing and beautiful with a hint of nostalgia. I hope this helps smooth out your hump day!

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Snowbound – Ahrix

May 16, 2016

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Ahrix offers a chill song in several senses. Opening with the whisper of a cold wind, a drum roll ushers in swelling chords and a sweet treble line. Eventually the beat drops and it sounds old school; electro, trance, or techno rhythms and synths. The breakdown introduces strings before returning to the fast paced child-like joy. It’s a sweet and cheerful tune. Savor it.

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So Bad (EDWYNN x TIKAL X Spirix Remix) – Brandon Skeie

May 13, 2016

Brandon Skeie

EDWYN X TIKAL and Spirix gave this emotional track a powerful new instrumental hook to match the drama of the vocals. Chopping up and sampling the word “you” adds weight to the longing in the song while the synths swell and the trap beat joins to add energy. Give it a listen and enjoy it!

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The Only – Synchronice

May 9, 2016

Synchronice

Synchronice made this track awhile ago and I still love it. It starts out dreamy, fuzzy and quiet, before building a jazzy and hopeful hook. It has a dubstep rhythm without the other dubstep sounds, featuring instead a wailing synth that follows the example of a good treble electric guitar solo. The vocals are simple and fit the track well. The pauses in the song make the return of sound that much more satisfying. Give it a listen!

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Waking Up – MYRNE & AIRWAV

May 6, 2016

MYRNE (Photo by Jared Ryan Rezel of Colossal Photos)

MYRNE and AIRWAV built a beautiful instrumental track, full of beautiful chords, sweetly chopped vocal samples, and varied warm percussion. It’s a sweet song that builds dramatically before bursting forth in a happy swell. Enjoy it and have a lovely weekend.

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tbh ily (Kidswaste Remix) – chet porter

May 2, 2016

Kidswaste

Let’s have something chill today. Kidswaste‘s remix of Chet Porter certainly fits that bill. Starting off with a whisper, this track introduces strings and laidback synths before a relaxed drum roll joins in with sweet male vocals, sung in harmony with a pitched up set of vocals. It’s tentative and sweet and exact. Every note and beat and snap seems chosen to calm and warm the listener. Listen and you’ll see what I mean.

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