Beverly Glenn Copeland – Sunset Village

Our Chill Out Tent classic this week is the sublime ‘Sunset Village’ from Beverly Glenn Copeland, originaly released on cassette in 1986. It remained relatively unknown until a few year ago where it began to circulate among collectors. This rediscovery has lead to a second blossoming of his career, a documentary biopic, the re- release of his full discography and recognition of the significance of his new age, folk, electronica compositions. Enjoy the music and films below, don’t miss his RBMA interview and who knows maybe we can get to see him perform live one day soon?

Norman Jay – Essential Mix – Carnival Special 1995

For our weekly Chill Out Tent ‘Classic’ this week we turn to a 1995 BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix that our interview guest Norman Jay recorded in 1995. A classic, ground breaking mix of house, disco, jazz, funk and reggae from from Mr Goodtimes for sure. Hear him talk about music, carnival, politics and much more from 18:00 BST today.

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Building the Beat: Inside Legendary Roland TR-808 Tracks

This week’s Chill Out Tent Classic isn’t a track or a song, we’re going to honour the classic Roland TR-808 drum machine in the week of the 8th day of the 8th month, it’s the legendary machine’s 40th birthday!

The legacy of the TR-808’s boom transcends genre—touching on everything from hip-hop and R&B to techno and house. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary drum machine, a group of musical luminaries break down their stone-cold 808 classics.

Watch Arthur Baker, A Guy Called Gerald, Carl Craig and many more discuss how the 808 helped to shape the classics from their discographies.

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The Chill Out Tent Classics – California Dreaming

Our ‘classic’ this week is the album ‘California Dreaming’ inspired by our collaborators for this weekend’s event the Sunset Sound System from San Francisco. This album came out on FFRR in 1993 and featured some pioneering west coast artists and producers, like the Hardkiss brothers, Zoemagick Records and Exist Dance. Bringing together the hippy psychedelic vibes from the early Californian full moon parties where acid house sounds met bay area sensibilities. We’re highlighting two favourites today; there’s a fantastic tripped our live version of Cantamilla from Tranquility Bass and the classic breakbeat chug of Transmit Liberation from the Single Cell Orchestra, both worthy additions to our Chill Out Tent Classics hall of fame, enjoy!

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Manuel Göttsching ‎ E2-E4

Our classic this week is Manuel Gottsching’s seminal 1984 masterpiece, famously recorded by the Ash Ra Temple maestro in one take. Played by Larry Levan in the Paradise Garage and Jose Padilla at the Cafe del Mar and everyone in between, shamelessly sampled to create Italian dreamhouse favourite Sueno Latino. One hour of pulsing, hypnotic, looping guitars and synths, it demands that you sit down and listen to the whole piece.

Fancy sharing your Kosmiche credentials with a cheeky T-shirt? Head over to Turbo Island pronto!

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Ennio Morricone – Once Upon a Time in America – OST – Cockeye’s Song

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 most famous compositions…

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jul/06/ennio-morricone-dies-aged-91-film-composer-good-bad-ugly

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Sade – Paradise

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’…

Om Shanti – Alice Coltrane

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.’

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