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lewistgreen
post May 17 2020, 08:36 PM
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Just something I wanted to do as I've been a little obsessed with chillout tracks recently. Will try to post a recommendation weekly, and a Sunday seems like the perfect day for this, a song I think you should go and listen to. There'll be old tracks and new tracks, but overall some absolute gems.

Let's begin with one of the most iconic.

Groove Armada - At The River
Released: 1997 and re-released in 1999 (#19 UK)



What a perfect place to start, the epitome of the chillout genre. Officially a part of the group's second album Vertigo (though it did appear on Norther Star initially), At The River has blissful vocal, based on a sample of Old Cape Cod by Patti Page, laid across one of the smoothest productions ever. I don't need to say anything else other than revisit it in all its glory (or discover it if you haven't before).
Fun fact: Radio 1 were going to ignore this on their daytime playlist because they thought it was too slow ohmy.gif thanks to Rob da Bank and Zoe Ball (amongst others) spamming it the song got forced into rotation!
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post May 17 2020, 08:50 PM
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Love chillout music!

I found a short thread I started a few years ago, and notice what song I started that thread with too! laugh.gif

http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=192682

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post May 17 2020, 08:52 PM
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kink.gif an actual coincidence. Well, I hope to bring some more joy to the forum on this genre!
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post May 17 2020, 09:13 PM
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Try Smooth Radio Chill. It's actually really good and nothing like the main station. It plays chilled versions of dance tracks:- https://www.smoothradio.com/chill/

Recently played:-
Café Del Mar (Michael Woods Remix) - Energy 52
2People (RexKwondo Remix) - Jean Jacques Smoothie
Since I Left You - The Avalanches
Greece 2000 (Moonwatchers Mix) - Three Drives
Offshore (ambient mix) - Chicane
The Ocean (Escape Mix) - Paul Van Dyk / ARTY

https://www.smoothradio.com/chill/radio/playlist/


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post May 17 2020, 09:15 PM
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Oh mate I'm already there, it's what inspired this thread! I've been listening to it non-stop for the last couple of weeks laugh.gif

Very happy to see tracks from Escape Reality being played.
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post May 17 2020, 09:19 PM
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Great suggestion for a radio station, and I can definitely vouch for that Energy 52 remix and Avalanches and Chicane are great artists too.

My choice of chillout streaming that I’ve used for some years now (both as a paid and unpaid subscription) is di.fm which have a variety of chillout stations, my preferred is the vocal chillout station, but I dabble in and out of other stations too.

https://www.di.fm/vocalchillout
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post May 17 2020, 09:27 PM
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Smooth have done a good job at rebranding chill. actually. They just posted 312k listeners in the Q1 Rajar (300k in Q4 2019 which was its first set of stats) which isn't bad for a station that's only been going (in its current form) just under 9 months.
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post May 17 2020, 09:35 PM
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QUOTE(lewistgreen @ May 17 2020, 10:27 PM) *
Smooth have done a good job at rebranding chill. actually. They just posted 312k listeners in the Q1 Rajar which isn't bad for a station that's only been going (in its current form) just under 9 months.


It's on National DAB now so those numbers should increase in the next Rajar. Have to agree it's a great station, probably the best and most adventurous Global station.

My chillout tracks are:-

Massive Attack - Teardrop
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
Chicane - Saltwater
Chicane - Offshore
Chicane - Poppiholla
Moby - Natural Blues
Moby - Porciline
Moby - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?
Daft Punk - Something About Us
Portishead - Glory Box
Zero 7 - Destiny
M83 - Outro
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post May 17 2020, 09:43 PM
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^ Some of which I may feature in this thread biggrin.gif
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post May 17 2020, 09:53 PM
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QUOTE(gavindeejay @ May 17 2020, 10:35 PM) *
Chicane - Saltwater
Chicane - Offshore
Chicane - Poppiholla

If you're going to have those then also add this



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post May 17 2020, 09:57 PM
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Also just while we are on the subject of Chicane, there was a remastered album released last week which contained No Ordinary Morning and Saltwater.

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post May 17 2020, 10:13 PM
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and if you like the Paul van Dyk chill album, Ferry Corsten has just put one out too. haven't listened to either of them myself yet. and Above & Beyond also did one, which was out last year but they seem to have re-released it with some more spoken word tracks.

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post May 17 2020, 10:16 PM
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Flow State is a fabulous album heart.gif will have to check out the Ferry Corsten one at some point
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post May 18 2020, 07:39 PM
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I want to take an opportunity to promote DJ Shah’s work. He also goes by the alias Roger Shah and you may have heard some of his uptempo trance music, but his chillout music is very dear to me.

I’m especially fond of his side project called Sunlounger, which I bought CD’s of many years ago, and they are some of the finest chillout songs I’ve discovered before. I wanted to share some of the music with anyone searching for chillout music.

As DJ Shah he has released a couple of compilations which include both his own music and other music from his label;



He also released an album called Songbook which contains “acoustic” versions of all the tracks and they are very chilled;



But his best work in my opinion is what he has done under the alias of Sunlounger;



I don’t think he produces any more music under the Sunlounger alias anymore, but what he did make is worth listening to many times over as music to chill to! happy.gif
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post Sunday, 08:46 AM
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Time for a new one this week and it comes from American producer Luttrell. The track, Lucky Ones, features on his album of the same name released in March through Anjunadeep. Leaving Laurel are signed to the same label and the’ve turned the song into a beatless wonder, enjoy!

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post Sunday, 09:31 AM
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Moby's “God Moving Over the Face of the Waters” is also a great chill-out track. : )
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QUOTE(Doctor Blind @ May 24 2020, 10:31 AM) *
Moby's “God Moving Over the Face of the Waters” is also a great chill-out track. : )

I told you Lewis! laugh.gif

I will check out the Luttrell song now.
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Well that was certainly calming to listen to, such a restful piece of music.

In a similar vain, I will share this song from my library which I discovered some years ago which I consider to be one of the chillest songs of all time. It’s just such a mellow piece of music from an artist called Transa;

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