Genres: Chillout, New Age, Ambient, Modern Classical
This mix marks a milestone: it’s the premier mix for my Unwind Chillout monthly show on friskyRadio, which airs every 2nd Sunday of the month at 11AM EST / 7PM KSA (GMT +3) starting July 12, 2015. This is the first ever radio residency for me! I’m quite honored with the words they chose to promote my residency and the Unwind show.
Unwind mixes have always been known to stretch the Chillout genre in interesting new directions, focusing solely on uplifting and melodic music that induces a feel-good vibe through “enlightening sound that carries a message and elevates all those who listen”, as friskyRadio eloquently puts it.
But in creating this mix, I thought about what being on the radio means for the artistic direction of this show. Do I play what people tuning in to a “Chill” channel typically expect to hear? or do I keep the same mixing philosophy that inspired Unwind mix series to start with, which I wrote about in a recent mix.
Funny enough, it turns out that the first track to this mix, which was recommended by a friend of mine, was the inspiration I needed to overcome this kind of “stage fright”. Unwind mixing philosophy is the reason I have reached this milestone, and it will be continue to fuel these mixes for the future to come.
- Dexter Britain – Overcoming Stage Fright
- fin2limb – Contrails
- Helios – Halving The Compass (Rhian Sheehan Remix)
- Roger Shah feat. Lorilee – When The World’s Asleep (Album Mix)
- Solarstone – 4Ever (Update Project Remix)
- Ben Woods – Across the Skies
- Airdream 62 – Air Dream
- OneRepublic – Don’t Look Down
- Bryan Adams – Cloud Number Nine (Chicane Mix)
- Honeyroot – Freeway
- City Lies – Tuesdays (Manu Zain Remix)
- Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Woody Van Eyden – Heavenly (Gavin & Nox Chillout Mix)
- Giuseppe Ottaviani feat. Faith – Angel (Original Mix)
- Pedro Del Mar & Blue Tente – You Left (Alexei Zakharov Chillout Mix)
- Yanni – Seasons
- Secret Garden – Illumination (DJ Seroton Edit)