Sunset Sound System x the Chill Out Tent

Here’s the a/v set from Galen & Mark Johns of the Sunset Soundsystem as performed as part of our July 2020 Chill Out Tent Edition #4 . Beautiful music and blissful visuals from the San Francisco maestros…

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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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Chill Out Tent Guest Mix & Interview On Music for Beaches Sydney

Chill Out Tent crew member Matt Nearest Faraway-Place did a guest mix and interview with the lovely Dave Howell from the Music for Beaches radio show in Sydney, he had a chat about the Chill Out Tent and shared some fab music. Do check out the archive of shows, always a great selection of chilled sounds from Dave.

1. Greg Foat – Island Life
2. Joan Bibiloni – Sa Fosca
3. Pink Floyd – San Tropez
4. Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti – EVA
5. Luca Averna, Chris Coco, Micko Roche – Mare
6. John Beltran – Entardecer (Motor City Wine – Peter Croce’s label!)
7. Roisin Murphy – Something More
8. Steely Dan – Jack of Speed (Air Zaire Edit)
9. Mild Life – Rare Air
10. Steve & Theresa – Catching a Wave
11. Wilson Tanner – Sun Room

Belle Isle Balearic live for The Chill Out Tent: Around The World For Solstice

Belle Isle Balearic aka Rocksteady Disco aka Peter Croce and Blair French played a magic hour from a rooftop in downtown Detroit, for The Chill Out Tent – Around The World. As the sun dipped and helicopters tracking the Black Lives Matter protests swooped overhead they weaved together a back to back set of brilliant Balearic beauties. It’s now available as a limited cassette only release on their Bandcamp page 

‘One of the things we miss the most about pandemic-induced-lockdown times is how fewer “music-makes-the-world-feel-smaller” moments I have. Chat rooms and connecting with old friends is wonderful and I’m so grateful for that. But making new friends traveling through Detroit or making friends on my own travels is one of the greatest perks of the job.

But 2020’s Summer Solstice created those serendipitous beloved community moments again thanks to The Chill Out Tent. Phat Phil and Chris Coco orchestrated an around the world sunset tour to celebrate the solstice, with a heavy lineup to boot. The joy started the Monday before, when we filmed with Christian Lathers, Corey Boland, and Gene Wilson. Amy Kaherl saved the day by providing a perfect location to film— flanked by the buildings that HQ Underground Resistance, Kenny Dixon Jr, Dirt Tech Reck, & and the former Fit building. Heavy vibes.

Blair & I plugged in the CDJs, E&S, and a delay pedal while our crew setup their battery of cameras. We started playing some mood music, cracked some Labatts, and waited for the sun to set just a little lower before we pressed record. Once the sun was in position we were off. Despite not playing together for months Blair and I gelled right back into our yin & yang selves.

We traversed the globe musically, from Benin to London to Belgium to Chicago to Norway and of course Detroit. We played some exclusive edits and unreleased tunes just for the set. A deeply spiritual highlight was playing Island Times’s unreleased Acoustic mix of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”, less than a mile from the Motown HQ while police helicopters flew overhead to track the protestors.

Massive love to Phat Phil, Chris Coco, Amy Kaherl, Christian Lathers, Corey Boland, Gene Wilson, Blair French, the producers of the music we played, and everyone who shared so much love with us in the chat room.

Enjoy the mix for free and cop the cassette if you dig it. $4 of each cassette purchase will go towards the Detroit Justice Center for Black Lives Matter. ‘

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