These strange times have called for a slight switch-up in our home soundtracking habits. It’s safe to admit we’ve been feeling drawn to albums, mixes and streams that err a little bit on the softer side in the midst of all the mayhem. Be it gentle ambient sessions to soothe the head after hours of nervous news viewing, or nimble house mixes to get limbs moving after a long day of sitting still, music has been one of the only things keeping us sane these past few weeks.
As well as launching our House Party stream series, a feel-good Spotify playlist, and a weekly Bandcamp round-up of our favourite new releases, we’ve had a dig through the archives of our various soundcloud series to find some of the best mixes to calm the nerves in these trying times of isolation and social distancing. From chilled out ambient and new age trips to mesmerising house and uplifting summer grooves, these mixes will make for perfect escapism soundtracks to your weekend at home, no matter what you get up to.
Mesmerising modular improvisations and lush ambience from Ann Annie.