Takeleave – “Habitat”, taste of new album

August 28, 2018 New Music

Fresh sounds from @MOONCIRCLE artist Takeleave as he drops “Habitat”, the first single from the upcoming album “Inner Sea”.

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Coming up on Cafe Chill

August 25, 2018 Upcoming on Cafe Chill

Getting the latest edition of Cafe Chill together for you. We’re featuring new music from Koresma, Feverkin & Sendai Mike, digging out some classic Gold Panda and exploring some jazz + trip hop sounds. Reach out to us on Instagram and Twitter — and listen for us on & support your public radio station.

Café Chill in Austin

August 24, 2018 Cafe Chill News

Café Chill was in Austin this past week for the Public Radio Content Conference. It was supercool to have so much forward-thinking talent in one place.

Looking forward to our new friendships on our journey!

憂鬱 – “Logo”

August 24, 2018 New Music

Check out the brand new 憂鬱 album “Logo” out on ! Perfect for a late night walk through the city.

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URBVN – Stay

June 19, 2018 New Music

There’s nothing quite like waking up to a tip-off from one of your newer favorite artists about what would become yet another one of your new favorite artists. In the very early hours of this morning, Yu-Utsu sent out a message to followers about the release of “Stay”, a fresh album from fellow Evergreen Prefecture label artist URBVN. Not one to pass on suggestions by other great musicians and producers, I dove right in to the first two singles asRead More

Yu-Utsu – Yu-Utsu

March 28, 2018 New Music

From the synthwave label Midwest Collective comes the brand new and fresh-faced artist Yu-Utsu! These days, it seems very likely that we are seeing a boom in interest and romanticism of our new-age space race. Similar to those who experienced and lived through the very first race through the Cold War: Part One, many artists these days have been drawn to ideas and the ever growing possibilities and fascinations of space and space travel. We’ve seen this with numerous modernRead More

Pacific Coliseum – Ocean City LP

March 20, 2018 New Music

Happy first day of spring! Here’s a little treat to help you soundtrack the beginnings of the season. Pacific Coliseum’s Ocean City LP is yet another perfect soundtrack for those seaside cruises against those orange and pink sunsets shimmering on the water. A slow breeze of 80s city-pop and Japanese jazz inspiration brought to you by Jamison Isaak of Teen Daze and owner of more recently formed record label Flora. The album is book-ended by two versions of Wave Catalyst.Read More

Pool Boy – Pool Boy LP

March 19, 2018 New Music

Within the shallow waters of the pastel-coated ambient/house oasis known as Coastal Haze lies the friendly sounds of artist Pool Boy. Released on the label’s Bandcamp page back in January, Pool Boy LP had been an extended sunlit hand of escapism and warmth through that last little stretch of a dark winter. Pool Boy LP opens with the slow ambient warmth of “Empty Buffet”, the song that originally grabbed our attention. A track soaked in seaside textures, a distant smoothRead More

Monster Rally – Mystery Cove LP

May 25, 2017 New Music

Summer of 2011. In the dense forests of the Olympic Peninsula, I lay on an uprooted mossy giant, bathing in the leaf-filtered sunlight and sharp echoes of bird calls. From the nearby trail I hear a faint repetitive rhythmic chime advancing forward, swirls of South Pacific strings becoming more apparent with every passing second. A beautifully eerie psychedelic loop of island instruments and hip-hop percussion pouring from one of twenty-something cargo pockets hanging loosely around a friends’ legs. Still lyingRead More

Star Slinger – Good Chance

April 28, 2017 New Music

In a slight deviation from his recent bass-heavy rap sounds, Star Slinger has taken to showcasing a few old and unreleased songs on Soundcloud. We were surprised to see it culminate in the release of his short but upbeat new song “Good Chance”. Sampling from soul artist Jimmy J. Barnes and topped with quick high-hat rolls, the song quickly takes shape as a fantastic little pick-me-up for your day. Good Chance by Star Slinger

Café Chill is Public Radio's weekly curated chill mix, produced by KNHC Productions in Seattle, WA. Your curator is Seth Bolin.
 
Café Chill is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

About The Curator/Host

Seth Bolin has been involved in the Pacific Northwest electronic music scene for years, as a member of Go Periscope and several other projects. In 2015, he became part of the Café Chill team, taking hosting and curation duties.