Throughout the last two years, we’ve been keeping a close eye on Dream Journal’s releases. From his single “Circles” featuring the soft vocals of Kaisu Mirth, to his ethereal remix of “Young” by Vallis Alps. Although it’s a slow drip-feed of tunes from Dream Journal at times, it makes every release that much more special. “Take You Home” is no exception. An introduction of gentle piano and an intimate vocal daydream by Maiah Manser swiftly takes root and is carriedRead More
For those of you who listen to Café Chill on the radio, you may have heard a few of the catchy little bumps that we use between segments. Some of our recent favorites come to us from California-based beat maker Jinsang. With the release of his album “life.” in late 2016, Jinsang quickly became a house favorite for escaping the bitter cold clutches of winter and accompanying our hangouts in the off chance that we receive a day of sun.Read More
Back in September of 2015, lost somewhere in the middle of the month-long Seattle music celebration that once was Decibel Festival, I found myself standing in the upper deck of The Crocodile watching over the venue as the crowd waited for Stwo to take the stage. Little did I realize that the highlight of the show would actually be the support, Dylan Stark. Having felt slightly out of place in a night fueled by trap and DJ sets, Stark broughtRead More
Step into the realm of jazz for just a little while with Freud’s new three-song EP “Velvet Dance”. Elegantly tying the worlds of jazz, hip hop, and electronic music together, Freud has delivered a wonderful small collection of songs for both the passive and the active listeners out there.
A new artist to us here at Café Chill, Haquin delivers some new music to accompany the seasons change! Based out of Leeds, England, Haquin brings us an almost meditative and calming avant-garde (or avant-chill, according to his tags) sound reminiscent of the affably sporadic blooms, blossoms, scents and colors of spring time. To further emphasize the idea and beauty of this season, the song title “Vṛddhi” is a Sanskrit term for “growth”. How absolutely fitting. Have a listen to Haquin’sRead More
Chrome Sparks caught us with a surprise release this week! After his release of 2016’s catchy and detuned “All or Nothing” featuring Angelica Bess of Body Language, we’ve been waiting for an album and tour announcement. Although there is still no album announcement, having been big fans of his work and performances over the last several years, we were ecstatic to get our hands on the new single. Chrome Sparks (Jeremy Malvin) reveals that the song stems from a spanRead More
As we slowly roll out of the winter months, anticipating the yearly return of the sweetly scented cherry blossoms and the spirit of the sun, we turn to artist Feverkin for one last intimate gathering around the old wood stove. Following the release of his enchanting 2016 EP “From Your Window”, Feverkin has taken on the Calendar Project in a monthly effort to refine his already brilliant audio production talents and brush up on visual production. February pairs Feverkin withRead More
Our Adelaide-based buddies PINES are back, bringing us a fresh collaboration with a second Australian duo named Water Park. The song is driven by a flux of soft saw-wave synths, and gently guides us along with contemplative and halcyon vocals. In addition to the new release, PINES has announced that they will be performing and hanging out at SXSW, March 10-19 in Austin, TX. Keep your eyes peeled!
Seattle-based producer Lusine has come back with a tune sure to catch your attention. His new single Slow Motion is held tightly together with familiar melodies of gentle analog synths dancing and ducking in either ear, slowly leading into a swirl of reversed field-recordings and textures. Slow Motion is the second single off of Lusine’s upcoming album “Sensorimotor”, due out March 3rd under Ghostly International. Listen: