See you all at the end of July for the totally sun bleached Edition #4 of The Chill Out Tent on 26-07-20. Save the date and stay tuned for more details. #livestream #chillout #festival #thechillouttent #balearic
Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer whose symphonic scores backed everything from spaghetti westerns to romance, horror and sci-fi films, has died aged 91. Our Chill Out Tent Classic this week is one of his compositions…
For the final hour of The Chill Out Tent – Around The World live-stream event, Pikes Ibiza resident DJ Camilo Miranda played a great after party set from a secret villa location somewhere on the island. Here it is in all its glory.
See all our bespoke DJ mixes here on out Mixcloud page.
Music & Meditation with Nemone
As some aspects of lock-down begin to ease we thought it would be timely to reflect on some positives that have arisen in the world of music from this strange and disorienting period.
The challenges of isolation and stresses of new ways of living have found many seeking new coping strategies, and for many music has been a source of comfort and escape. But what if your favourite playlist or mixtape wasn’t cutting through the psychological stress and strain like it used to?
One solution was created by BBC Radio 6 Music’s electronic ambassador, Nemone who had a huge response to her #midafternoonmeditation features. Here she would lead listeners through a softly spoken guided meditation, featuring breathing techniques and visualisations intended to ground and calm the mind. The feature would then conclude with a selection of three suitably soothing downtempo tracks.
These features are a collision between Nemone’s long time broadcasting career and her work as a practising Integrative Psychotherapist, as she says ‘I have been doing more breathing and grounding work with my therapy clients through this troubling period. Combining these skills with music was an obvious step as I have been a DJ and broadcaster for 20 years and have often found calm and stillness in all kinds of music.’
She gained an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Manchester in the 90’s before she went on to focus on her life in music. She returned to study for an MA in Psychotherapy in 2013 and has been working with her own clients since then.
Nemone is not alone in synthesising electronic beats with mental health and well-being, she’s followed by other dancefloor pioneers like Tom Middleton and his sleep coaching and Bestival legend Rob da Bank’s move into yoga and meditation.
This combination of beautiful music and therapeutic practice is totally in tune with our philosophy here at the Chill Out Tent, and we really hope that Nemone can join us for one of our events soon. For now, have a listen to some of the sessions and let them take the stress away…
This week’s Chill Out Tent classic is ‘Paradise’ from the always perfect Sade, just one gem from 1988’s ‘Stronger than Pride’ album. Effortlessly cool, with understated vocals, bubbling bass and sparse percussion combining to create the perfect soundtrack to a Summer evening, ‘Oh, what a life’…
This week’s Chill Out Tent classic is the soaring ‘Om Shanti’ from Alice Coltrane, an emotive, devotional chant intoned with choir and tabla percussion. We were reminded of this breathtakingly beautiful piece by Mixmaster Morris who included it in his session for last week’s ‘Around the World’ livestream event, and Richard Norris included it in the sublime ambient playlist he curated for us. Taken from her landmark album on Luaka Bop ‘The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda.’
Our friends at 1BTN radio have invited us to take over their esteemed airwaves on Wednesday 24th June for 8 hours from 12:00 ’till 20:00.
We’ll be sharing eight sets from this weekend’s awesome Chill Out Tent ‘Around the World’ solstice special. You’ll be able to listen online via their site or on FM if you’re in Brighton. They’ve got a really active chatroom to contact the presenters and listeners, we’ll be there for sure.
The schedule looks like this:
12pm – Rocksteady Disco with Blair French & Peter Croce (Detroit)
1pm – Hear & Now (Perugia Italy)
2pm – Mixmaster Morris Goes To India (Brighton)
3pm – Jura Soundsystem (Adelaide)
4pm – Dor Wand (Fault Radio) (San Francisco)
5pm – Dave Howell – Music For Beaches (Sydney)
6pm – Lone Star (Max Essa. Ken Hidaka. Dr Rob) (Tokyo)
7pm – Camilo Miranda Villa Afterparty Mix (Ibiza)
Huge thanks to 1BTN, a great station for a great city!
Turn On, Stay In, Chill Out.
Thanks to Richard Norris for taking time to curate a playlist for the Chill Out Tent. Richard is a musical maestro and renaissance man, you’ll know him from the Grid, Beyond the Wizards Sleeve, Time & Space Machine and an endless list of high profile collaborations with artists like Joe Strummer, Bryan Ferry and the Pet Shop Boys. He’s currently concentrating on ambient compositions with his Music for Healing releases and ‘Abstractions’ albums. His playlist here is full of deep, shimmering, beautiful ambience, a transcendental hour, do give it a listen. Thanks Richard!
We’re really happy to share a new selection from Pete Fowler, artist, DJ, bon viveur, one half of ambient legends Seahawks and all round gent. We glad to have this fab playlist and hope we can welcome him into the Chill Out Tent soon.