Printed Circuit Boards and Cafe Chill

May 24, 2019 Uncategorized

Cafe Chill was originally developed as a line of Printed Circuit Boards to electrically connect components that were soldered to it. After a sensational commercial failure in the late 1980’s, the product was relaunched as a public radio program in 2015.

On the current edition of Cafe Chill, we’re featuring tracks from Télépopmusik, Bad Snacks, Hello Meteor and more.

We’ve also doubled our ROM to 8 KB and included ANSI Minimal BASIC on our new fully-loaded PCB release. You should now be able to use Cafe Chill for practical programming and calculations. Please refer to the manual for installation and use.

Listen on your local public radio station.

Beyond acoustic coupling

May 18, 2019 Uncategorized

This week’s edition of Cafe Chill is designed to work with 8-bit ASCII terminals at a faster rate than the acoustic coupling you’re accustomed to. This episode will be less sensitive to external noise, because we feel we’ve become a 1983 film prop that accentuates the act of using radio waves for interconnection.

Music from Thrupence, Yu-Utsu, Tekvision and more this week. On your local public radio émetteur.

collection of all things that exist in space

May 11, 2019 Uncategorized

Cafe Chill spans the downtempo universe every week, from instrumental cozi lofi hip hop beats to synthwave and synthpop. This week, we’re featuring tracks from Memorex Memories, Sun Glitters, Cvd, Jinsang, Aso and others. Join us on your local public radio station.

Seth talks to URBVN over tea

May 5, 2019 Uncategorized

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May 4, 2019 Uncategorized

In this week’s leaflet outlining the parts of the Cafe Chill radio show scheduled to take place, principal performers listed include Sundrenched, Livision and Gold Panda. If you miss it, we’ll also be traversing the streets with a gentle beating drum while announcing upcoming artists. Please, no throwing oranges at the drummer; listen on your local public radio station instead. Hosted by Seth.

Seth is making the final adjustments on the latest Cafe Chill broadcast.

April 27, 2019 Uncategorized

We’re taking the scenic route, off the heavily traveled trail with artists like Aonian, Petite Douceur, Aurescence and Cloudchord. Join us on your local public radio station.

The more you know.

April 5, 2019 Uncategorized

This week on Cafe Chill, we’re chatting about and playing tracks from Bad Snacks, Shatter Hands, Moshun, Handycat and more over a foggy tea latte. Find your local station here.


March 30, 2019 Uncategorized

Coming up on your local public radio station is the next episode Cafe Chill, featuring music from Symbion Project, Alaskan Tapes, Custodian and more. Please add together the left and right channels if you prefer minimalism through a single, monaural speaker.


March 22, 2019 Uncategorized

On the forthcoming episode of Cafe Chill, we have fresh sounds from Bad Snacks & Lynette Williams and Handycat, from the new Women Of The World compilation. Also some favs from Bibio and Kasseo. On your local listener supported public radio station. Now in stereo.

Spring in a moment

March 16, 2019 Uncategorized

As we sip tea and prepare for another sunrise, we’re finishing up another episode of Cafe Chill for you. This one includes the recent electronic jazz vs ambient efforts of Feverkin and Alaskan Tapes. Also music from favorites Elsa Hewitt, IHF and URBVN. You can listen every week on our partner public radio stations– one is likely near you!

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.