Om Unit – Patterning
Always a fan of his tunes, but especially love the groove on this one.
Memotone – Niigghht
Incredible musician. I always love his more ambient stuff like this.
DjRum – Blue Violet
Probably the most talented producer I know, this was my favourite track from this album.
deadmau5 – chill
I can’t say I’m familiar with his other work, but I watched the film this was from and was pleasantly surprised it was deadmau5.
Boards of Canada – Amo Bishop Roden
Hard to pick a favourite, but this is one I’ve always come back to and often end my more chilled DJ sets with.
Pole – Raum 1 – Original
I remember getting the album years ago and being blown away by the sparseness and how well it worked with the glitches and dub influence. Love it.
Skee Mask – Vli
This guys work is incredible. This song soundtracked many train/plane journeys coming back from shows.
Global Communication – 4:14
This album had a profound effect on me and is still one of my favourite ambient albums of all time.
Stars Of The Lid – Articulate Silences, Pt. 1
One of those acts you wish you’d heard earlier. Love the instrumental based ambience.
Aphex Twin – #3
Hard to pick between this and Blue Calyx, but today I’ll go for this track which I’ve always found incredibly beautiful and emotive.
Phaeleh – Embers (Undertow)
Since his debut release in 2008, Phaeleh aka Matt Preston has developed an inimitable style of cinematic electronic music, which floats between the shifting tempos and timbres of dubstep, garage, electronica and house music. Phaeleh’s large catalogue of epic releases have cemented his position as one of the most exciting and consistent producers to emerge from his current hometown, Bristol. Phaeleh has a busy touring schedule seeing him DJ and playing live all over Europe and North America in addition to releasing various long players and singles on his Undertow imprint. Opener ‘Moving On’ is a deep and moody piece of ambient laced but rhythmic bass music. The synths are gorgeous and the keys celestial as you float through the cosmos on a wave of subtle joy. ‘Spellbound’ has the angelic vocals of Amy Kirkpatrick drifting above Phaeleh’s brilliantly weightless drums and deft synth motifs, while ‘Unity’ is a more propulsive track with a skeletal garage beat, humid atmosphere and distant pads all getting you into a dream state while you dance. Kirkpatrick reappears on ‘Floods’ with more of her sensuous vocal whispers. A rugged arp props up the track, which rolls at an invitingly slow tempo and pulls you deep into the mix. ‘When You Left’ gets dark, with organic drum sounds and sombre chord sweeps all making for an emotionally heavy mood, but ‘Halo’ then lifts your spirits with its harmonic hang drum sounds casting you afloat once again. Closer ‘Solace in Tomorrow’ layers up twinkling keys with gentle synth washes that are contemplative and beautiful in equal measure.