Enjoying some time alone is crucial to creativity. This was another one of those inspired mixes where I cobbled it all together within a few days. Hopefully this can be a nice, short mix to work into your day and make it a little better.
DJ Okawari - Coffee Break [Libyus]
Substantial ft. Malcom Jackson - Effortless [Self-release]
Damu The Fudgemunk - Colorful Storms (Remix) (Instrumental) [Self-release]
Ljones - Dead Leaves [United Common]
Freddie Joachim - Serenade [Jakarta]
Blazo - Sky Blue [IntroDuCing!]
Blue In Green - Rainy Streets [Cold Busted]
Esbe - Autumn Bliss [Cold Busted]
SoulChef - Springtime [Chillhop]
Jazz Liberatorz - Blue Avenue [Kif]
Dela - Stakes Is High [Drink Water]
Freddie Joachim ft. Natalie Oliveri - Backyards [Jakarta]
Pete Rock - Dreamer [Tru Soul]
Lord Finesse - Midas Era [Slice-of-Spice]
Edo. G & Pete Rock - Just Call My Name (Instrumental) [Fat Beats]
SoulChef - Next to Nothing (Instrumental) [Hip Dozer]
Camp Lo - Luchini aka This Is It (Instrumental) [Profile]
Jinsang - Providah [Self-release]
Ah yes, forgot to reply about this. It's a nice set, does exactly what's expected of it. Obviously the mixing is very minimal, but the flow between the tunes is nice and easy. It's funny that a set like this, without really much technical skill on show or any obvious jaw-dropping great tunes, is probably more satisfying and re-listenable than the majority of DJ sets I'll hear this year.
Thanks, Jack. Yeah, this was pretty simple and straightforward but I made sure to play some stuff that actually had some sort of funk. Exploring this genre you will find a scene littered with Nujabes clones falling all over themselves to create the most Japanese-inspired, woman wearing a kimono walking through cherry blossoms in spring, songs that are overly saturated with saccharine pianos and violins. I played some easy weather channel type stuff until the Esbe track tuned it up a bit. This was fun to make and definitely goes nice in the car. Appreciate the good review man.