Chill Hop
August 30, 2010 8:44 PM   Subscribe

So it's only the start of the week and already you feel sucky and stressed? Maybe you should lay back, take a sippy, or light a spliffy, and get lost in some French down-tempo chill-hop from Wax Tailor, then some slicky Tricky, and let's finish off with Bonobo Ketto. That's right, I said Bonobo Ketto. So very much more from goldNskilL, Like Chopin and Stand By Me.
posted by puny human (17 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
It's Bonobo - Ketto.
posted by iamck at 8:45 PM on August 30, 2010 [2 favorites]

Psychonauts - Essential Mix

Massive Attack - Essential Mix

Portishead - Essential Mix

6 Hours of Classic 90s Trip Hop, mixed by the best of the best.
posted by empath at 8:57 PM on August 30, 2010 [5 favorites]

Thanks, I love stuff like this.
posted by zinfandel at 8:58 PM on August 30, 2010

Given my current stress level, this is absolutely perfect. thanks!
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith at 9:01 PM on August 30, 2010

If you like your downtempo a little spacier, might I also suggest Ulrich Schnauss.
posted by a snickering nuthatch at 9:10 PM on August 30, 2010

Ulrich Schnauss

I like Schnauss, but the first few times I heard his stuff I was like "when did Boards of Canada come out with new tracks?"
posted by asterix at 9:41 PM on August 30, 2010

I like Schnauss, but the first few times I heard his stuff I was like "when did Boards of Canada come out with ooOOOOOOoorrange!

They're certainly similar. Schnauss seems to fill a huge space with vague clouds of nostalgia, wistfulness, or something between cheer and euphoria. What I've heard of BoC seems more distinct, concrete, and irreverent.
posted by a snickering nuthatch at 10:01 PM on August 30, 2010

This is my shit. I thank you.
posted by jellywerker at 12:27 AM on August 31, 2010

Today's music choices are well taken care of. Thanks.
posted by Work to Live at 7:17 AM on August 31, 2010

Oh, did someone say Bonobo? Mr. Simon Green has released four albums and a bunch of EPs, singles and some live material, and has teamed up with Andreya Triana to release her first album, Lost Where I Belong.

Bonobo is touring now, both as DJ sets and with a live band! If you're stressed from Thanksgiving stuff, he's playing with a band Los Angeles, along with TOKiMONSTA (YT sample tune)! Dear family of mine, it's not that I don't love you, but BONOBO IS PLAYING WITH A LIVE BAND. WITH TOKIMONSTA. IT WILL BE AWESOME. And probably a pretty quiet show, because it's after Thanksgiving.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:18 AM on August 31, 2010

Such quality music - thanks for the post Puny Human.

Slightly more uptempo: Aim, Air, Limp Twins, Waldeck, Alphwazen, Parov Stella etc - all very chilled. Good to dance to, good to smoke to, good to lounge to - just good too.
posted by Cogentesque at 7:21 AM on August 31, 2010

Can I plug my own mixes in this thread?
Check out: Particle 1000 0001
No One's Around, There's No Need To Fake It
Head In The Clouds
Chinchillin' (1, 2)

Or if you want more IDM-ey chill, try the Robots Are People Too series: parts 1, 2, 3
posted by Theta States at 7:37 AM on August 31, 2010 [1 favorite]

Oh man, I love Bonobo. This style of music is perfect for my worklife.
posted by amanzi at 8:18 AM on August 31, 2010

It's hard to beat Wax Tailor's remix of Que Sera Sera.
posted by svenx at 8:28 AM on August 31, 2010

Huh. A friend of mine from France gave me a Wax Tailor CD that's just been sitting in my desk for a few years. Maybe I'll give it a listen.
posted by circular at 10:31 AM on August 31, 2010

Wax Tailor's website has what looks like every one of his albums, plus singles and remixes in full for streaming on the 'sound' page. More bands should do this..
posted by mikw at 11:15 AM on August 31, 2010

Hey, great post! I moved to Bristol once because of my fascination with Massive Attack, and the bass riff from Karmacoma (Portishead Experience) was the reason I bought a bass. (Crap, what's that soundsystem doing on my lawn?) Felt compelled to post some oldschool chillout: DJ Cam, Kid Loco, and the picture of this very pleasantly spaced looking Morcheeba on this video made me laugh. I like stuff like umod too though. In terms of non-electronic downtempo, Medeski Martin & Wood's sort of attempt at trip hop/funk doesn't really work for me, but prefer downtempo funk tracks like Green Tea with John Scofield. Happy meandering...
posted by yoHighness at 12:12 PM on August 31, 2010

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