With our weekly series, Chill Out Mondays, we cover the latest and greatest chill out releases. Â Consider it a â€œchill pillâ€ for those Monday morning blues!Â This week we feature a variety of chilled out tracks ranging from minimal, lo-fi, downtempo, ambient pop, and deep house. Featured artists this week include: Teen Ravine, Beacon, Chaos in the CBD, Maribou State, and Kauf.Â
Today we feature “Hall of Horrors” an ambient pop song off of Teen Ravine’s self-titled album. The members of Teen Ravine,Â Nick Rose & Dan Griffin, conceived this album during periods of isolation as â€œan exercise in recovery and an exploration of physical and emotional alienation.â€ How appropriate considering one of the singles off their album, â€œHall of Horrorsâ€ helped get me through 2017: a personally traumatizing emotional rollercoaster of a year. I highly recommend listening to the entire album, it will pull on your heartstrings in a captivating way!
Ghostly International artist, Beacon, embodies minimalist, abstractive pop at its finest. With their latest song “Be My Organ,” they weave breathy vocal melodies into a beautifully constructed synth and guitar production. Their music has been a staple in my music collection since 2012 via music platform Drip.FM (which in recent years migrated as a service on Bandcamp).
Chaos in the CBD dropped their latest record, Multiverse, on September 3rd. I particularly enjoyed listening to â€œDrum Therapy,â€ a track off that particular release. Their music is perfect for our Chill Out Mondays due to their jazzy, minimalist house tracks.
Because Maribou Stateâ€™s latest album is so incredible, I decided to feature two of my favorite tracks off their album which dropped on September 7th. I am so stoked that Maribou State features Khruangbin on their new album with their track, â€œFeel Good.â€ This track has all the positive, uplifting vibes. â€œKingdom â€“ Editâ€ aptly concludes the record with chill, yet infectious groovy vibes.
In late August, Kauf dropped an entire remix album of his acclaimed 2017 album, â€œRegrowth.â€ The artists involved in the album are an impressive testament to Kaufâ€™s artistry. My two favorite remixes off the album are from Blue Motel and Jeffrey Brodsky. This fall, Kauf embarks on a tour with Cut Copy and is slated to perform at House of Creatives Music & Arts Festival in Miami.
Lastly, you can listen to all the music goodness featured in this article by checking out our playlist on Spotify!