Playlist – Beach Ball Hell

Nice weather is finally upon us in 2018, so I thought I’d celebrate the occasion by starting off what will hopefully be a consistent stream of playlists, curated by yours truly. I’ve got a few works in progress right now, hopefully will start churning them out soon.

The main theme here is of course enjoying the nice, warm weather. For some reason the past few years, when the spring starts to shift into summer, I think of the times I had in 2009-2011, back when I was ending high school and starting college. Perhaps because those were the last few “free” summers I had. It was also the height of the chillwave phenomenon. A lot of folks like to post on the Internet now about how they look back at that time and scoff – how juvenile to enjoy pop music that’s been dumbed down to such lengths of being just “chill” and jacking a bunch of 70s and 80s samples / vibes.

Unlike those folks, I cherish that chillwave period and still indulge in its lavish, beach-friendly rhythms. I did, however, find that the genre was overwhelmingly dominated by male creators, which is a total drag. For this playlist, I mined that fertile period of 2009-2011 for the best and brightest chillwave bops I could find, while also bringing in some fringe cuts and some modern twists to the genre.

Listen to the whole thing HERE.

  1. Delorean – “Stay Close” [2010]
  2. Lemonade – “Lifted” [2010]
  3. Beat Connection – “In The Water” [2011]
  4. Tanlines – “Real Life” [2010]
  5. Anemone – “Bout De Toi” [2018]
  6. JJ – “From Africa To Malaga” [2009]
  7. Korallreven – “Honey Mine” [2011]
  8. Kisses – “Bermuda” [2010]
  9. Chad Valley – “Ensoniq Funk” [2010]
  10. The Radio Dept. – “David” [2010]
  11. Casa Del Mirto – “The Haste” [2011]
  12. Blackbird Blackbird – “Hawaii” [2010]
  13. Memory Cassette – “Asleep At A Party” [2009]
  14. White Hinterland – “Icarus” [2010]
  15. Antena – “Camino Del Sol” [1982/2004]
  16. Domenique Dumont – “L’esprit de l’escalier” [2015]
  17. Air France – “June Evenings” [2008]
  18. Southern Shores – “Antibo” [2012]
  19. Clive Tanaka y su orquesta – “Neu Chicago” [2010]
  20. CEO – “Come With Me” [2010]
  21. Boat Club – “Always Away” (listed as “Warmer Climes”) [2007]
  22. Washed Out – “Feel It All Around” [2009]
  23. Teen Daze – “Gone For The Summer” [2010]
  24. Taken By Trees – “Dreams” [2012]
  25. Mr. Twin Sister – “All Around And Away We Go” [2010]
  26. Men I Trust – “Tailwhip” [2017]
  27. Selebrities – “Time” [2011]
  28. Craft Spells – “Scandinavian Crush” [2011]
  29. Moss Of Aura – “Sweat” [2011]
  30. Cole M.G.N. – “If U Let Me” [2016]
  31. Ford & Lopatin – “Joey Rogers” [2011]
  32. Small Black – “Despicable Dogs (Washed Out Remix)” [2010]
  33. Teams – “Love Distance” [2012]
  34. Javelin – “Vibrationz” [2009]
  35. The Tough Alliance – “Miami” [2007]
  36. Neon Indian – “Deadbeat Summer” [2009]
  37. Toro y Moi – “Thanks Vision” [2010]
  38. Brothertiger – “Lovers” [2011]
  39. El Guincho – “Bombay” [2010]
  40. Keepaway – “Yellow Wings” [2010]

Hope you enjoy! If you have any requests for abstract ideas you want a playlist based around, feel free to message me.

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