The Chill Out Tent Singles of 2021

Again, not a chart, more of an awesome playlist of some amazing singles / EP’s we’ve loved this year. We could easily add another 25 titles to this list (maybe we will?) Let us know about the inevitable glaring omissions yeah?

We love all the tracks listed below but if had to choose a number one the David Holmes release could be it, a defiant call to arms for our troubled times – ‘Let’s Make Some Changes’ – we can hope right? Here as a Spotify playlist too…

The Chill Out Tent – Phil Mison Exclusive Mix

The Chill Out Tent - Phil Mison

If anyone DJing today is the epitome of Balearic, it’s probably, Phil Mison. His eclectic taste; his history, playing Cafe Del Mar in its heyday in the 90s alongside Jose Padilla; his consistently great production work as Cantoma; and his dry sense of, well, everything; mean he is often seen as the DJs DJ, the carrier of the Balearic flame. So, yep, you get the picture, we think he’s pretty good, and a very nice bloke too. So here’s a mix he made exclusively for The Chill Out Tent.

The Chill Out Tent #19 – Sunday 7/11/21

Back once again with the chill behaviour! It’s our next monthly streaming event on Sunday 7/11/21 at 19:00 GMT. We’ve got another amazing line up of music, film and culture ready to share. 

Featuring…

Sunrise Sessions – Plastic Fantastic from Oslo Norway

Yasushi Ide – Cosmic Suite Live

Space Ghost in collaboration with Fault Radio

With new music and films from Rob Lewis (Ambient Zone), Chris Coco, Andrea Terrano (Ambient Zone), Zoon Van Snook, SONLIFE, Nick & Samantha and Kalabrese.

Join us for this free streaming event on Mixcloud Live at 19:00 GMT Sunday 7/11/21, pop in to the chat box and say ‘hello’ 

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The Chill Out Tent #18 – 3/10/21

And we’re back with our next monthly streaming event on Sunday 3/10/21 at 19:00 BST. We’ve got another amazing line up of music, film and culture ready to share. 

At 19:00 we’ve got our own Chris Coco with his very special ambient ‘Brutalist Sunrise

19:30 – Andy Pye (Balearic Social) shares the latest Sunrise Session

20:30 – Ogawa & Tokoru (Vinifonica)

21:30 – Wildblood & Queenie – from Lodgefest – Summer rainstorm live set from the Chill Out Tent

22:00 – After Party – Leo Zero – from the York Rise Street Festival

Join us for this free streaming event on Mixcloud Live at 19:00 BST Sunday 1/8/21, pop in to the chat box and say ‘hello’ 🙂

This is our 18th consecutive monthly streaming event, a year and a half since we started at the beginning of the first lock down. We’ve curated more than 150 wildly diverse DJ sets, interviews, films, documentaries, commissioned custom animation, artwork and photography from all over the world to a growing audience of thousands.

We always aimed to be much more than a static camera on a bedroom DJ set. Our aim has been to celebrate and champion the music, culture, artists and venues that we love. Particularly at a time when they were under threat from a range of challenges, both viral and societal.

Now that the worst of the pandemic is over we’re giving some thought to what’s next for the Chill Out Tent. Our first live festival event at Lodgefest in July was an inspiring reminder of the joy of dancing together in a field and we’re planning for more live adventures in the months ahead.

We’d love your ideas on future events, collaborations and projects, perhaps we could bring the Chill Out Tent experience to your town, city, field, gallery or festival, get in touch, we’d love to talk. Thanks to all the Chill Out Tent community who’ve been so amazing over the last 18 months, we love you all 🙂

The Chill Out Tent #17 – 29/8/21

Our next monthly streaming event will be happening on Sunday 29/8/21 at 19:00 BST. We’ve got another amazing line up of music, film and culture ready to share. 

We’ve got Sheffield americana expert and digger extrordinaire Bobby Lee with an amazing set that explores the hippy roots of the Balearic sound, a fascinating documentary on ambient pioneers Brian Eno and Harold Budd. Then we’re off to West Coast California for an exclusive set from San Franciso legend Gavin Hardkiss. The after party this month come courtesy of the lovely Paper Recordings crew, with another of their ‘tag team’ DJ relays. We’ve got loads more new music, films and animation in the mix too.

Join us for this free streaming event on Mixcloud Live at 19:00 BST Sunday 1/8/21, pop in to the chat box and say ‘hello’ 🙂

The Chill Out Tent #16 – 1/8/21

Our next monthly streaming event will be happening on Sunday 1/8/21 at 19:00 BST. We’ve got another amazing line up of music, film and culture ready to share. We’ll be including the second instalment of the Plastic Fantastic sunrise sessions, this time featuring everyone’s favourite Balearic legend Phil Mison. Full details…

Chill Out Tent Edition #16

Schedule…

19:00 – Mixmaster Morris (In the real life Chill Out Tent from Lodgefest!)


SONLIFE – The One


20:00 – Phil Mison (Plastic Fantastic Sunrise Session #2)


Antonio Prosper – Revenge At Sunset


21:00 – Sadeedo (at Soulgood, Ibiza)


Solar Moon – Mwezi


22:00Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy (after party)

Join us for this free streaming event on Mixcloud Live at 19:00 BST Sunday 1/8/21, pop in to the chat box and say ‘hello’ 🙂

The Chill Out Tent x The Idler – Bring Back the Chill Out Room!

The Idler is the magazine for people who want to ‘slow down, have fun and live well‘, edited by writer Tom Hodgkinson. We’ve been fans of the magazine for years and when we wanted to tell the story of Chill Out culture we knew it would be the perfect home for the piece we’d been working on. So a few months ago we reached out to Tom, had a conversation about our shared memories of hazy chill out rooms deep in the mists of time and began planning our extended essay ‘License to Chill – is it time to revisit the Chill Out room?. The piece can be read in full in the July/August edition, it’s a seven page exploration of the rise and fall and inevitable rise again of these precious spaces. (You can Subscribe to the Idler here and get 26% off the cover price plus a free tote or order single issues here.)

Afterparty #15 – Alfredo / Amnesia 1986

Edition #15 of the Chill Out Tent has a packed schedule of 8+ hours for our Summer Solstice Sleepover this Sunday 20/6/21, and one of the highlights has to be our after party session at 22:00 BST. This is because we’ll be featuring an archive mix from Alfredo behind the decks at Amnesia in 1986 that a friend in Ibiza found on cassette and we’ve digitized it and combined it with some classic video from that iconic open air dance floor. Expect an insight into the early days of that legendary Balearic sound years before the British invasion, it’s a time capsule from another era. While we wait for the mix do check out this in depth interview with the maestro himself….

Join us for this free streaming event on Mixcloud Live at 19:00 BST

Edit 30/6/21 – Here’s the mix!

The Chill Out Tent Edition #15 – Summer Solstice Sleepover

We’re back slightly early this month, for Edition #15 of the Chill Out Tent and it’s a special event to coincide with the Summer Solstice. Join us on Sunday June 20th at 19:00-23:00 BST for this special extended longest day program…

19:00 – Sun Deck Mix – Ben Osborne
19:50 – Love Is The Answer – The Campfire Circle Singers
20:00 – Soulgood Afternoon Session – George Solar
21:00 – Sunset at The Hut (Colwell Bay Isle of Wight) – Je Suis Anglais
22:00 – After Party – Amnesia 1986 mix with Alfredo

Then it’s into the shortest night with the Chill Out Tent’s Solstice Sleepover


23:00 – Live on Hamon Radio – Satoshi & Makoto
24:00 – K5 Loft Streaming part 2 – Calm & Eita Godo
01:30 – Kay Suzuki
02:30 – A Slender Homage To Harold Budd
03:00 – Sleep Fabbrica Sassetti – Giorgio Alvera

03:15 – Brutalist Sunrise – Chris Coco

More on all these artists and sessions over the next few days

Join us for this free streaming event on Mixcloud Live at 19:00 BST

Remember our globe spanning solstice journey from last year?

Turn on , Stay in, Chill Out…

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