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New Ambient Chillout on Spotify

Ambient chillout is an electronic music style that fuses downtempo, dub, psychedelic trance, and world music. It’s ideal listening for when you’re either in an altered state (ahem) or very VERY late at night. My favourite artists in this genre are Shpongle and Entheogenic (both on Spotify), but here are three other great new chilled albums on Spotify.

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Something for the Weekend

Last week I bought something for the weekend: a Spotify day pass. I was entertaining a very special friend and had put together a downtempo playlist on Spotify to have on in the background. Luckily my PC is connected to the main amp in my living room, so we could drink our wine on the sofa while enjoying some chilled tunes. Of course the last thing I wanted was to be interrupted every 20 minutes with some mood-spoiling ad at just the wrong moment, so a Spotify day pass was an essential purchase. It’s easy to buy: no need to type in loads of address details, just a credit card number, expiry date, and that’s about it. A PayPal option might be even simpler, and because I was feeling lucky I wanted a day pass for two days but had to enter my details twice (there’s no “How many days do you want?” option). No real problem though.

Anyway, we had a lovely evening in together and I’m really glad I’d bought something for the weekend 😉 Perhaps you too have a bit of entertaining you should (or could) be doing – if so, get yourself a Spotify day pass, switch off the TV for the night and enjoy these chilled tunes:

Afront’s Something for the Weekend

Air – La Femme d’argent
Thievery Corporation – Treasures
Gotan Project – Queremos paz
Koop – Koop Island Blues
Nicola Conte – Karma Flower
Bebel Gilberto – CÊu Distante (DJ Spinna mix)
Massive Attack – Angel
Morcheeba – The Sea
Portishead – Mysterons
Tricky – Pumpkin
Tosca – Chocolate Elvis
Sofa Surfers – Sofa Rockers (Dorfmeister Remix)
Kruder & Dorfmeister – Deep Shit, Parts 1 & 2
Herbert – Suddenly
A Guy Called Gerald – Fever (Blackdog Remix)
Kid Loco – Flyin’ On 747
Boozoo Bajou – Second To None
St. Germain – Rose Roughe
Bonobo – Days To Come
Waldeck – The Night Garden
Zero 7 – I Have Seen
Nightmares on Wax – Da Feelin
Fila Brazillia – Harmonies Are Stars
Brazilian Girls – Lazy Lover
Husky Rescue – Sweet Little Kitten
Baby Mammoth – Mysterious Muses
Lemon Jelly – Nice Weather for Ducks