The downtempo genres are quite tricky. It’s so easy to fall for cliches and end up as a pretty unimaginative, generic track.
So the more happy I get when I during my search for new music come across tracks that steer clear of those pitfalls! Continue reading Double downtempo: A wall of chill
A double chillout feature this time, with two quite dreamy tracks and both with a layer of female voices.
Plus, some words on side-chaining. Don’t overdo it, guys. Continue reading Sweeper’s “Down” & ZIINO’s “You Know”: Enter Zen here.
Sometimes, all we need is a chill track. And here’s a good one. Lounge style, classy horns, elegant lady singing, I’m pretty sure she wears a long back dress during the recording. She must have. Continue reading State of Emergency, “Red Flag”: The lounge we want to chill in
Heavenly synth strings. Windy pads. Quiet beat. Lazy, deep bass. Windbell sounds. El-piano. Yeah, the cliches are stacked in this track.
Still, there’s something about this track that made me stop. Maybe it simply is that it’s just so very well made. Well mixed, well arranged, it does what it does very well. But what it does… We’ve heard it before, haven’t we? Continue reading Phlox, “Farewell”: A formula that works
How I separate the good Chillout and lounge music from the average, is to what extent the track takes me somewhere.
They can’t just be harmonic, nice melodies. That’s boring. They need to take me on their tender shoulders and lead me somewhere nice.
Continue reading NOGYMX, “Komorebi”: Welcome to my lounge
It goes without saying, some submissions I receive are more special than others. And here’s one of the more special ones, or what do you say about the following pitch from the artist: “Sampled percussion includes bears chewing on bones. Yum”! Continue reading Junior Knits, “Yellowstone Modem”: An imaginary interaction between animals and electronics