Inside The Chill Out Tent

We did an interview with the Nearest Faraway Place blog about the Chill Out Tent, our inspiration and some plans for the future. Worth a look if you’d like to know where we’re coming from and where we’re going…

This radio interview that Chris did with Dave Howell on Music for Beaches is another chance to hear the Chill Out Tent story...

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Soulwax – Close to Paradise

Reminded of this 2017 release from Soulwax recently, a typically classy production with some fascinating interviews with veteran Ibiza residents, the film below made in collaboration with fashion house Loewe is a joyful reminder of the beauty of the white island. The limited edition vinyl is long gone but the tracks & the interviews are available from the Soulwax Bandcamp, see link below.

DJ Supermarkt – A Tropical Beach Bar in Space

We’re back this Sunday, the 25th April with Edition #13 of the Chill Out Tent, our monthly streaming event and it’s become a tradition to close out the event with an after party. This month we’re honoured to welcome DJ Supermarkt to the Chill Out Tent decks. He’s most well known for curating the popular Too Slow to Disco compilation series on his own label ‘How Do You Are Records’.

He’s promised us an exclusive ‘Tropical Beach Bar in Space‘ mix, which sounds just about perfect. Join us on Mixcloud Live at 17:45 BST on Sunday to hear this special session.

Edit 28/4/21 – here’s the audio of the full ‘My Favourite Beach Bar on the Moon’ set as broadcast on the Chill Out Tent Edition #13 Sunday 25/4/21

ELSE – Neither in the Time

This Sunday, the 25th April  it’s Edition #13 of the Chill Out Tent and the second section of the show will feature ELSE, The East London Sound Ensemble. Join us on Mixcloud Live at 17:45 BST

They describe themselves as ‘sound artists, composers and musicians from different backgrounds where we explore new ideas in sound and music by merging the diverse cultural elements in an innovative way. We all come from different backgrounds but we all share an interest in forming an intercultural musical language with using various instruments and electronics in a hybrid way. We are after exploring and producing different sounds and create new music.’

We will be sharing a film of a performance called ‘Neither in time / Nor entirely out of it’

It takes its concept and inspiration from a Turkish poem by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar. Tanpinar is widely regarded as one of the most important representatives of modernism in Turkish literature. An English transcription of the poem can be found below:

I’m neither in the time
Nor entirely out of it
I am in an unbreakable stream of
a monolithic, wide moment.

With the colour of a strange dream
Every shape seems paralysed
Even a feather flying in the wind
not as light as me.

My head grinds the silence,
like a mill infinitely wide
Inside of me – has reached its desires,
A coatless and cloakless dervish

The world became an ivy,
I sense its roots within me.
Blue, a light that is so blue
I am swimming inside of it

Programme:

Netiher In Time – Part I
Zeynebim (Turkish Folk Song)
Transitions
Kanuock
Raindrops by Hugh Shrapnel
Incecikten bir kar yagar (Turkish Folk Song)
Masal by Ahmet Adnan Saygun
Neither In The Time – Part II

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K5 Loft Streaming with Calm & Eita

This Sunday, the 25th April  it’s Edition #13 of the Chill Out Tent, and we’re very excited to be starting the event with a session from Tokyo. The K5 Loft Streaming sessions are recorded at a prestigious new venue in the city with some of Tokyo’s finest food, coffee, cocktails and beer in addition to some beautiful guest rooms & suites. The hosts describe the concept as follows…

These streaming events deliver Bedroom / Lounge Music which is courteously selected by two Japanese sound curators, Calm and EITA, who curate music for the hotel. The setting scene for the first session is ”Nap.” People everywhere in the world including Tokyo are facing various difficulties lately. We believe that we may need take a rest a bit time (Nap) staying home and living calmly. Then, the world will slowly wake up and move forward. The two sound curators alternately put records on to create an impromptu playlist. Music is selected from a wide range of Japanese and international records.’

We think you’ll agree this sounds a perfect fit for the Chill Out Tent, expect beautiful calming music presented with reverence and style.

Join us on Mixcloud Live at 17:45 BST

The Chill Out Tent Edition #13

We’re back this Sunday, the 25th April with Edition #13 of the Chill Out Tent, our monthly streaming event celebrating all things calm and chilled out. Another international selection of carefully curated film & music to share with our growing community who gather in the chat room. More details on all this months contributors over the next few days…

18.00 – Calm & Eita Godo – K5 Loft (Japan)

19.00 – East London Sound Ensemble

19.30 – Jay Ward – DJ Set

20.30 – Exploding Digital Inevitable – New music & video shorts

21.00 – DJ Supermarkt (After Party) A Tropical Beach Bar in Space

Join us on Mixcloud Live at 17:45 BST

Jose Padilla Café del Mar Mixtape Vol 2 Side 1

This is the digitised version of side 1 of a mixtape made on cassette by Jose Padilla and sold at the Cafe Del Mar in the early 1990’s. It was played with a video from that era in Edition 12 of The Chill Out Tent in March 2021.  It’s a seminal collection, Jose’s Balearic blue print of ambient, electronics, classical, new-age, film scores and rock all going into the mix…

  1. Wally Baderou – Mt. Fuji and the Mime
  2. Jean-Michel Jarre – Souvenir of China
  3. Yello – Blue Green
  4. Wally Baderou – The Dachstein Angels
  5. Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Perpetuum Mobile
  6. Jon & Vangelis – I hear you now
  7. Steve Miller – Wild Honey
  8. Laurie Anderson – White lily

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