Welcome back to another edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. I am definitely glad to be back on track with some smooth electronica, ambient, and downtempo tracks for your enjoyment. It’s been (as usual) a very busy month and as I had mentioned on the FB group page, I’m transitioning the podcast from a weekly to monthly format. The reason is primarily to return to the type of content in blog and podcast that I originally started with at the inception of the podcast back in Dec 2007 – links, commentary (more), etc. This will also help with the amount of other musical production projects I’m involved with…oh, and then there’s my day job (wink).
I’m in the midst (with the rest of the DMV) of Snowpocalypse 2010…lol. We got over two feet of snow today and I haven’t shoveled a flake yet. Tomorrow morning I’m up at it early, and the earlier the better because there’s a LOT of white stuff out there!
This weekend has been, because of the snowstorm, pretty lazy. The tracks I am featuring are a few of my favorites, hopefully they’ll become the same for you. As I mentioned before, I often pick tracks that I think musically describe my general demeanor across a spectrum. If I had to pick a track from the playlist that fits how I feel at the moment, I’d say it’s Blackfish’s “Hidden Shore (Asia Mix)”, the opening track below. Of course, the definitive track, by constraint, this weekend IS Headphonism’s “Stay Home and Chill”. Any track I feature from Incognito is always a favorite, I think the group, for over 25 years has achieved a universal vibe that touches all in one way or another, an achievement that I think has been unparalleled by any other group. To fully round out the soundtrack, I always have to include some ambient goodness, this time around it’s Darshan Ambient’s ” The Geometer of Dreams” That being said, without further adieu, I bring you the playlist.
1. Hidden Shore (Asia Mix) – Blackfish/Finest Asia Lounge (The Year of The Monkey)
2. Magnetic Ocean – Incognito/Tribes, Vibes & Scribes
3. Wanderers Creek – Art Bleek/Between Yesterday & Tomorrow
4. Entropy – Chevalier/Balance
5. Gotta Be Love – Joey Youngman/Om Lounge, Vol. 10
6. Smooth – Alex Cortiz/Magnifico
7. Stay Home And Chill – Headphonism/Om.Chilled
8. Come Back (Bonus Track) – Jose Padilla/Café del Mar: The Best Of (Disc 2)
9. The Geometer of Dreams – Darshan Ambient/From Pale Hands To Weary Skies
10. Florent 2 A.M – Blank & Jones/Relax Edition 3 (Sun) – EP
This is the year where I hope to bring to you more of my tracks. Tracks that fall into the same genres I have been featuring on my podcast. There’s a love I have for instrumental music, especially downtempo and chillout tracks that can evoke a certain mood. Moods that in these days of rushing and running that are probably welcomed by all of us. They’ll vary from short interludes to full pieces…so…stay tuned.
I’d like to give a special shout out to The GRAMMYs for allowing me (as you know) to be the official community blogger for the Jazz nominees this year. It was a blast writing the blog posts and honor at the same time. I had a great time doing it and made some great connections as a result. Congrats to the other official bloggers as well:
Stay tuned next Sunday for a SPECIAL Sunday Soundtrack podcast, entitled Cupid’s Hunt 2010. One in a series of podcasts honoring the spirit of Valentine’s Day. I’ll be bringing to you a unique mix of tracks for you to, of course, chill to….
Until then…..keep it chilled.