Category: Chillwave

Ice Wharf

Eh it’s Monday so why not get into some easy listening electronic music. I just got done checking out Southern Shores’ new album, New World I happened to come across a remix they did of a Philly based band that makes self described sedative wave/smooth-fi.

Work Drugs is their name. I’ve been a casual fan of both for some time now. Work Drugs makes music specifically for dancing, boating, yachting, sexting, and living which sounds like a good fit for a Southern Shores remix who tend to creates sounds that make you think of twirling your toes in the sand on some idyllic tropical coastline. Eassssy listenin indeed…

Work Drugs – Ice Wharf (Southern Shores Remix)


Your Hand In Mine

After an epic weekend at the 22nd annul High Sierra Music Festival I’m back to the real world. In typical post festi recovery mode, I’m in the mood for some peaceful and melodic music.

The Polish Ambassador’s remix of an Explosions In The Sky track happens to be perfect for just that. So if you’re having one of those Mondays, throw this on and drift away. You’ll be back in time for the next party asap.

Explosions In The Sky – Your Hand In Mine (The Polish Ambassador Remix)

This isn’t new by any means, but it doesn’t have to be to be relevant. Things get lost in the mix so quickly these days with the face paced nature of a particular song, band, genre picking up speed. Anoraak (Frédéric Rivière) of Paris has been a favorite of mine for sometime.

“When Frédéric Rivière says something along the lines of “the sun and the sea are really important to me,” it’s easy to think, ‘Oh great, another chillwave artist who enjoys long walks on the beach and sitting on the dock of the bay all day.’

If only things were that simple. While he’s certainly into laser-guided synth lines and sepia-toned nostalgia trips, Rivière’s debut album as Anoraak (Wherever the Sun Sets) is more indebted to Italo disco, Motown-schooled funk and sepia-toned pop music—think: M83 on Ecstasy—than anything that’s lo-or-glo-fi.”

Anoraak – Dolphins & Highways