Podcast

Episode 2024-09: Lyli J, THC.XLR, Arovane and more

February 26, 2024 Podcast
Tiny, delicate wildflowers with white blooms and slender green stems bask in the warm glow of an late winter sunrise.

Episode 2024-09

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • SwuM – If I Leave
      Release: Chillhop Essentials Winter 2019
      Label: Chillhop Music
  • Windows 96 – Hello Earth
      Release: Enchanted Instrumentals and Whispers
      Label: Windows 96
  • Lux Natura – Rains
      Release: Ephemerals
      Label: 718048 Records DK
  • THC.XLR – see ya space cowboy…
      Release: archive.01: the_cabin
      Label: THC.XLR
  • Arms and Sleepers – For Us To Be Safe
      Release: For Us To Be Safe – Single
      Label: DXFXWXU Collective
  • Fujii – Waves
      Release: Euphoria
      Label: -AVERSIAC-
  • Shigeto – Safe in Here
      Release: No Better Time Than Now
      Label: Ghostly International
  • Arovane – Passage To Nagoya (2023 Remaster)
      Release: Lilies (2023 Remaster)
      Label: Keplar
  • Tycho – Into the Woods
      Release: Simulcast
      Label: Mom+Pop
  • Hotel Pools – Distance (feat. Memorex Memories)
      Release: Distance (feat. Memorex Memories) – Single
      Label: Lofi Records
  • Bowcraft – Tiles
      Release: Many Distant Cities
      Label: 1469535 Records DK
  • Pbs’73 – Kaleidosphere
      Release: Viewers Like You
      Label: Magic Square Records
  • Firephly – Know What I Need
      Release: Safe In Sound
      Label: 591184 Records DK2
  • Lyli J – Frost
      Release: Vibrance – Single
      Label: Lyli J
  • Past Palms – Midnight Sun
      Release: When the Sun Reaches Its Highest Point in the Sky – Single
      Label: 581097 Records DK
  • Sleepdealer – Astoria
      Release: Yerba
      Label: Nettwerk Music Group



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Photo: “Bluets”. Credit: Acadia National Park/National Park Service, public domain [i].

Episode 2024-08: Lyli J, Visible Cloaks, Warm Ghost and more

February 19, 2024 Podcast
Looking up through a forest canopy from the ground. Most trees are evergreen, with a green and blue mixed canopy due to sunlight filtering through. Patches of sunlight peek through the leaves.

Episode 2024-08

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • IOM – You Promised to Come Back
      Release: Jupiter Himself
      Label: beatsupply
  • Daneel – Debris
      Release: Debris – EP
      Label: Inner Ocean Records
  • Warm Ghost – I Will Return (Heathered Pearls’ Coasting In Circles Remix)
      Release: Loyal
      Label: Ghostly International
  • Christopher Willits – Clear
      Release: Opening
      Label: Ghostly International
  • Steve Moore – Future 99
      Release: Broken Kills – EP
      Label: L.I.E.S.
  • Lyli J – Kotos
      Release: Vibrance – EP
      Label: Monoke Records
  • Visible Cloaks – Wheel
      Release: Lex – EP
      Label: RVNG Intl.
  • Planet Boelex – Exist
      Release: Exist
      Label: Soft Phase
  • The Tin Box – Moving Body (Movement V)
      Release: Movement I – V
      Label: The Tin Box
  • Elsa Hewitt – Massive Charade
      Release: ghostcats
      Label: ERH
  • Tycho – PBS
      Release: Past Is Prologue
      Label: ISO50 Records
  • Pablo Bolivar & Sensual Physics – Backen Punch
      Release: Details Am Rande
      Label: Seven Villas
  • Marley Carroll – After Ours
      Release: Flight Patterns
      Label: Loci Records



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Photo: “Looking Up At Trees, Pine Crest Park”. Credit: Team Cafe Chill.

Episode 2024-07: Feverkin & VOLO, Wave damage and more

February 12, 2024 Podcast
A black paved path disappears into dense woods shrouded in ground fog, with a trimmed bush emerging from the swirling mist in the foreground.

Episode 2024-07

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • Manatee Commune – Cascade
      Release: Brush
      Label: Record Union
  • Tenda Senda – Swing a Little
      Release: Swing a Little – Single
      Label: Inner Ocean Records
  • Six Missing – Barking Outside Go Check
      Release: Collages – EP
      Label: Inner Ocean Records
  • Gold Falls – KMNK
      Release: KMNK – Single
      Label: Gold Falls
  • Blackbird Belle – Runnin’ Like Clockwork (Extended Mix)
      Release: Celestial Nighthawk
      Label: Inner Ocean Records
  • Feverkin & VOLO – Bird of Passage
      Release: Bird of Passage – Single
      Label: Feverkin and VOLO
  • Yppah – Shot into the Sun
      Release: Sunset in the Deep End
      Label: Future Archive Recordings
  • RUMTUM – Commit Way
      Release: Isles in Indigo
      Label: MERLIN – Bastard Jazz Recordings
  • Tycho – Easy
      Release: Simulcast
      Label: Mom+Pop
  • Wave damage – Reoccurring Dream
      Release: Evil Play – EP
      Label: 4530854 Records DK
  • Invention & Ben Bada Boom – Scala Naturae (ft. Evil Needle)
      Release: Holism
      Label: Blvnt Records
  • City Girl – Mist Beneath Your Apartment
      Release: Neon Impasse
      Label: City Girl Records
  • Arms and Sleepers – Thru & True
      Release: Former Kingdoms
      Label: Achillea Music
  • A Sol Mechanic – Flight
      Release: Flight – Single
      Label: A Sol Mechanic
  • Jinx & Nightflyer – Solace (Nightflyer Mix)
      Release: Solace (Nightflyer Mix) – Single
      Label: Nightflyer
  • TOR – Eleuthera (Catching Flies Remix)
      Release: Oasis Sky (Remixes)
      Label: Youth and Progress Recordings



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Photo: “Ground Fog”. Credit: Cowpens National Battlefield/National Park Service, public domain [i].

Episode 2024-06: SwuM & Delayde, Koresma and more

February 5, 2024 Podcast
A rustic brown cabin nestled in a snowy forest clearing. Snow-laden evergreen trees stand tall in the background and foreground, framing the quaint cabin. A light dusting of snow blankets the ground, creating a peaceful winter wonderland scene.

Episode 2024-06

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • Shigeto – Huron River Drive
      Release: Lineage
      Label: Ghostly International
  • Teebs – NES
      Release: Did It Again – Single
      Label: Brainfeeder
  • Feverkin & Kalaido – Jewel
      Release: Jewel – Single
      Label: 559975 Records DK2
  • Hello Meteor – Ten Forward
      Release: The Turn After a Storm
      Label: Evergreen Prefecture
  • Koresma – Northern Lights
      Release: Compass
      Label: Koresma
  • Blackbird Belle – Champagne Birthday
      Release: Microcosm
      Label: Inner Ocean Records
  • Secret Terminal – Chromatablast
      Release: Unity
      Label: 1264937 Records DK
  • Fujii – Astray
      Release: EP-Tape1 – EP
      Label: -AVERSIAC-
  • Whirl – Soft Grass
      Release: Urban Landscape
      Label: Whirl
  • il:lo – Vega
      Release: Vega
      Label: Nettwerk Music Group
  • Hello Meteor – South Shore Rain
      Release: The End of All Known Land
      Label: Evergreen Prefecture
  • P.SUS – End of the Rainbow
      Release: Sound Traveler
      Label: P.SUS
  • Space Ghost – Ufo
      Release: Dance Planet
      Label: Tartelet Records
  • A.L.I.S.O.N – Crystal Bloom
      Release: Crystal Bloom – Single
      Label: A.L.I.S.O.N
  • Manatee Commune – Thalassophobia
      Release: Crescent Lake – EP
      Label: Bastard Jazz Recordings
  • SwuM & Delayde – Motions
      Release: Chillhop Essentials Spring 2021
      Label: Chillhop Music



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Photo: “The Caretaker’s Cabin in Winter”. Credit: Valles Caldera National Preserve/National Park Service, public domain [i].

Episode 2024-05: Teen Daze, Invisible Language, Firephly and more

January 29, 2024 Podcast
A solitary rock formation stands stoic against the backdrop of a vast desert landscape. The forces of nature have sculpted this ancient rock formation into a mesmerizing work of art, its weathered beauty a testament to the passage of time.

Episode 2024-05

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • Giraffage – Girl
      Release: Comfort
      Label: Giraffage
  • Rosentwig – Psithurism
      Release: Kopfkino – EP
      Label: 904678 Records DK
  • Firephly – A Fracture In Time
      Release: A Fracture In Time – Single
      Label: Firephly
  • IG88 – Hiding in My Hands
      Release: Hiding in My Hands
      Label: STYLSS
  • A.L.I.S.O.N & Hotel Pools – Lifted
      Release: Ultrasound
      Label: Tone Tree Music / Wild Nature / Stratford Ct.
  • Emancipator – Pancakes
      Release: Baralku
      Label: Loci Records
  • Birocratic – Wrapped Up
      Release: Wrapped up / Falling to Pieces – Single
      Label: Birocracy
  • Chemtrails – Elapse
      Release: Taking Things Lightly
      Label: Chemtrails
  • Tycho – From Home (Mux Mool Remix)
      Release: Past Is Prologue
      Label: Ghostly International
  • Volo – Wild Mind
      Release: Wild Mind – EP
      Label: Vibecast
  • Lone – Echo Paths
      Release: Always Inside Your Head
      Label: Greco-Roman
  • Invisible Language – Release
      Release: Forgive EP
      Label: Invisible Language Music
  • Teen Daze – Quiet City
      Release: Quiet City – Single
      Label: FLORA
  • Gold Panda – Pink and Green
      Release: Good Luck and Do Your Best
      Label: City Slang



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Photo: “Cracked Rocks”. Credit: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park/National Park Service, public domain [i].

Episode 2024-04: Qaett, Helios and more

January 22, 2024 Podcast
On a cold, wintry December afternoon there is a white sky with wintry trees in the background and poles in the foreground.

Episode 2024-04

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • Shigeto – Lineage
      Release: Lineage
      Label: Ghostly International
  • Sundrenched – Down Moon
      Release: The Sundrenched Lofi Guitar Ensemble Vol. 4
      Label: Dust-Tone
  • Qaett – Along the Shore
      Release: Warm Reminders
      Label: Fedbymachines Audio
  • Space Ghost – 4 Am
      Release: 4 Am – Single
      Label: Tartelet Records
  • Horizon Fire – Asimov
      Release: Earthlight
      Label: DistroKid.com 579457
  • D.K. – Juicy
      Release: Drop
      Label: BELIEVE – Antinote
  • Eric Hadley – Trembling Sound
      Release: The Passerine Tapes – EP
      Label: 1442394 Records DK
  • Count.00 – Wanderer
      Release: Positive Delay – EP
      Label: Sauce of Life
  • Yppah – R. Mullen
      Release: Eighty One (Bonus Track Version)
      Label: Ninja Tune
  • monoscape – Elysian Valley
      Release: Worldview
      Label: monoscape
  • Virtual Cat – Hydrangea
      Release: June Cat
      Label: Ikimono Records
  • Helios – Well Within
      Release: Espera
      Label: Ghostly International
  • Andy Leech – Thinking of You
      Release: Thinking of You – Single
      Label: 668939 Records DK
  • AWITW – Through Memories
      Release: Inside World
      Label: Golden Forest Records
  • Monster Rally – Tropical Showers
      Release: Return to Paradise
      Label: Monster Rally



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Photo: “Winter Sky at Borgensdorf Ferry”. Credit: Darius Doom Scott, Conningsby, Stuffy Land, Borgensdorf Ferry, December 9, 2023. Used by permission.

Episode 2024-03: Forhill, Christ., Koresma and more

January 15, 2024 Podcast
A fully frozen cascading waterfall covered mostly in snow. The waterway ice is blue. Trees and bushes surround the waterway.

Episode 2024-03

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • Submerse – Let’s Never Come Back Here Again
      Release: Slow Waves
      Label: Project Mooncircle
  • Past Palms – Flowerbed
      Release: Empyrean – EP
      Label: 581097 Records DK
  • 100 Day Delay – Yarrow
      Release: Yarrow
      Label: 645497 Records DK
  • Departure – Ocean Breeze
      Release: Ocean Breeze – Single
      Label: DEPARTURE
  • Forhill – Tangled
      Release: Tangled – Single
      Label: Forhill
  • Mvnners – soft drive
      Release: soft drive – Single
      Label: SXN
  • Frequency Control Centre – National Sound Division
      Release: Exp.1
      Label: Bad Bat Records
  • Christ. – Making a Snow Angel (Remastered)
      Release: Blue Shift Emissions (Remastered)
      Label: Ambidextrous Records
  • Sun Glitters – TThhiinnggss TToo DDoo
      Release: SSoofftt TToouucchh
      Label: Future Archive Recordings
  • Freud – Cuban Episode
      Release: Velvet Dance – EP
      Label: Substruct Audio
  • Arms and Sleepers – Disintegrating In Your Soul (Crookram Remix)
      Release: Former Kingdoms Remixed
      Label: DXFXWXU Collective
  • Koresma – Bridges
      Release: Compass
      Label: Koresma
  • Teebs – NES
      Release: Did It Again – Single
      Label: Brainfeeder
  • A.L.I.S.O.N – Subtract
      Release: Signal Flow – EP
      Label: A.L.I.S.O.N



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Photo: “Ice Flow”. Credit: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore/National Park Service, public domain [i].

Episode 2024-02: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Florida Skyline, AWITW and more

January 8, 2024 Podcast
In the foreground is a lake with calm blue waters. The shore of the lake is forested, mostly with evergreen trees. In the background are tall mountains, the ones the furthest away are snow covered. The sky is blue with a three-quarter moon showing in the daylight.

Episode 2024-02

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • Virtual Cat – Cat looking forward to summer
      Release: June Cat
      Label: Ikimono Records
  • Sundrenched – Flyby
      Release: SVMMER SVN vol. 7
      Label: SVNSET WAVES
  • Soosh – Always (Shigeto Remix)
      Release: Always (Shigeto Remix)
      Label: Soosh
  • Leon Vynehall – Movements (Chapter III)
      Release: Nothing Is Still
      Label: Ninja Tune
  • Swimming TV – With You
      Release: Raindance – EP
      Label: Cosmonostro
  • Creme – Keep On
      Release: Close Up
      Label: Alpha Pup
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Mt Baker
      Release: @0 EP1
      Label: MERLIN – Ahead Of Our Time
  • Manatee Commune – Routine
      Release: Brush
      Label: Record Union
  • Vanilla – Gigi
      Release: Origin
      Label: VinDig
  • D.K. – Juicy
      Release: Drop
      Label: BELIEVE – Antinote
  • Florida Skyline – Let’s Go Home Now
      Release: Anesthesia
      Label: Midwest Collective
  • AWITW – The Mist
      Release: Inside World
      Label: Golden Forest Records
  • Horizon Fire – Asimov
      Release: Earthlight
      Label: DistroKid.com 579457
  • Jon Hopkins – Immunity
      Release: Immunity
      Label: MERLIN – Domino Recording Co



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Photo: “Beautiful Alaskan views from a Dry Bay lodge”. Credit: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve/National Park Service, public domain [i].

Episode 2024-01: Manatee Commune, Possums at Twilight, Space Ghost and more

January 1, 2024 Podcast
In the foreground is a landscape with flowing hills and no vegetation. The hills are covered in a shallow blanket of snow. Behind the hills are a line of trees, about a quarter mile away. The sky shows a bright moon about to set on the horizon. The sky is blue and purple.

Episode 2024-01

Happy New Year!

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • Peter Bark – Back Roads
      Release: Empty Rooms
      Label: Inner Ocean Records
  • Daneel – Karma Chamomile
      Release: Debris – EP
      Label: Inner Ocean Records
  • Koji. – Solstice
      Release: Solstice – Single
      Label: Cafe Quality
  • C-Smitten – Operation Ruthless: Filtered Bounce Mix
      Release: Hey Arnold! Beat Tape: 10th Anniversary Edition
      Label: C-Smitten
  • High Skies – Sumatra
      Release: Sumatra – EP
      Label: Miso
  • Possums at Twilight – The Day Slowly Elapses
      Release: Moments, Final
      Label: Twilight Possums
  • Space Ghost – New World Energy (Ambient Mix)
      Release: New World Energy (Ambient Mix) – Single
      Label: Tartelet Records
  • Hotel Pools – Modes
      Release: Modes – Single
      Label: Wild Nature
  • Soft Static – I am an Ocean
      Release: I am an Ocean – Single
      Label: 3736632 Records DK
  • AWITW – The Mist
      Release: Inside World
      Label: Golden Forest Records
  • Adamlondon – Maple
      Release: Hiddenhills
      Label: SVNSET WAVES
  • edapollo – Synesthesia
      Release: Synesthesia (Teen Daze Remix) – Single
      Label: Foreign Family Collective
  • Hello Meteor – Heated Seats
      Release: Community Broadcasting
      Label: Evergreen Prefecture
  • Manatee Commune – Cast
      Release: Cast – Single
      Label: Bastard Jazz Recordings
  • Gold Panda – Your Good Times Are Just Beginning
      Release: Good Luck and Do Your Best
      Label: City Slang
  • Sensi Sye – Wake Up
      Release: Wake Up – Single
      Label: Sensi Sye



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Photo: “Moonset in Winter”. Credit: Wind Cave National Park/National Park Service, public domain. [i].

Episode 2023-52: Cloudchord, Helios, Koresma and more

December 25, 2023 Podcast
Icicles hanging from below an escarpment. The icycles are robust and light blue. There is white ice on the ground.

Episode 2023-52

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • IOM – You Promised to Come Back
      Release: Jupiter Himself
      Label: beatsupply
  • SwuM & Delayde – Motions
      Release: Chillhop Essentials Spring 2021
      Label: Chillhop Music
  • Cloudchord – Slippers (feat. Karavelo)
      Release: Reverence
      Label: Cloudchord
  • Birocratic – At Most
      Release: Chillhop Essentials Winter 2017
      Label: Chillhop Music
  • Rsrch Chmcls – This Evening
      Release: This Evening – EP
      Label: 956233 Records DK
  • Hello Meteor – Cozy Mart
      Release: Comfortable Loneliness
      Label: Evergreen Prefecture
  • Fujii – Sleep On The Way
      Release: EUPHORIA
      Label: -AVERSIAC-
  • The Aurora Principle – Wishful Sleeping
      Release: Wishful Sleeping – Single
      Label: 599578 Records DK
  • Igama – Cold
      Release: Endure – Single
      Label: 666608 Records DK2
  • Helios – Well Within
      Release: Espera
      Label: Ghostly International
  • Bad Snacks – While You Sleep
      Release: Bathtub Bumps
      Label: Nettwerk Music Group
  • Tycho – Hours
      Release: Dive
      Label: Ghostly International
  • Blank Banshee – Frozen Flame
      Release: Mega
      Label: Hologram Bay
  • Koresma – Northern Lights
      Release: Compass
      Label: Koresma
  • Emancipator – Eve II (Odesza Remix)
      Release: Dusk to Dawn Remixes
      Label: Loci Records
  • Jinsang – Untold
      Release: Life
      Label: VinDig



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Photo: “Ice Formations Along the Pictured Rocks Escarpment off Sand Point Road”. Credit: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore/National Park Service, public domain [i].

About Café Chill

Café Chill is Public Radio's human curated chill mix, produced by KNHC Productions in Seattle, WA.
  • Host & Curator: Seth B.
  • Manager: Richard J Dalton
Café Chill is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

About The Curator/Host

Seth  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.