Chill Pill 46


Back in 2015, this mix premiered my residency on Frisky Radio’s CHILL channel, under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton. I had previously submitted a promo guest mix and they loved it enough to invite me to join their DJ roster. It was a big step for me and important validation of the image in which I sought to sculpt my chillout mixes, known as Unwind back then.

Their press release put this eloquently:

DJ Seroton believes in music with meaning, and his mixes are a reflection of the care and effort that he puts into sharing that feeling with others.  Filled with uplifting melodies, emotional connections, and complimentary energies, DJ Seroton’s love for the music comes through in his deep and thoughtful mixes. With a passion for chillout, ambient, and trance, he loves to create an enlightening sound that carries a message and elevates all those who listen. Through careful selection and passionate dedication, he connects every beat and every lyric to a purposeful message that creates deep and lasting effects.

DJ Seroton’s new show Unwind will be a welcome addition FRISKY Chill stream and its exceptional chillout and ambient roster. His music will be complementary yet unique, a quality that he always tries to bring out in his sets. His diverse and eclectic sound can be heard in his popular Chillout Sundays guest mix, where each track plays an important place in the complete package.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calmpodcast.uppmixes.com), which are soothing atmospheric ambient albums, seamlessly mixed to help with relaxation, meditation, reading or deep sleep. Mostly consisting of instrumental ambient sounds and soft piano music, these mixes will help you completely relax your mind and body.


Tracklist

00:00
Dexter Britain ― Overcoming Stage Fright

00:53
fin2limb ― Contrails

06:25
Helios ― Halving The Compass (Rhian Sheehan Remix)

11:55
Roger Shah feat. Lorilee ― When The World’s Asleep (Album Mix)

16:28
Solarstone ― 4Ever (Update Project Remix)

20:27
Ben Woods ― Across the Skies

21:30
Airdream 62 ― Air Dream

26:08
OneRepublic ― Don’t Look Down

27:14
Bryan Adams ― Cloud Number Nine (Chicane Mix)

31:24
Honeyroot ― Freeway

35:05
City Lies ― Tuesdays (Manu Zain Remix)

39:14
Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Woody Van Eyden ― Heavenly (Gavin & Nox Chillout Mix)

43:50
Giuseppe Ottaviani feat. Faith ― Angel (Original Mix)

47:54
Pedro Del Mar & Blue Tente ― You Left (Alexei Zakharov Chillout Mix)

54:29
Yanni ― Seasons

57:35
Secret Garden ― Illumination (Edit)

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This mix was released 6 years ago as part of my Drifter ambient series, which I created under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton. It was the first collaboration I have done with the talented musician Tonepoet, who creates an excellent ambient mix podcast called Spaceman’s Transmissions.

This is what Tonepoet had to say about the mix and our collaboration:

“Music speaks across boundaries of time, distance, and language, and what we present here is proof of that. We had some really great communication in getting this together and our mindsets were in line with each other in that we wanted to construct a seamless journey for your mind to bathe itself within. In creating this mix, we became completely taken in by each others concepts, and that friendly competition only stoked a passion to deliver our finest moments to your ears.”


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you’ve come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out:
https://link.chtbl.com/ChillPills


Tracklist

00:00
Porya Hatami ― Mej

06:39
Michael Stearns ― Night Currents

13:35
Jonn Serrie ― Le Trésor (Edit)

15:59
Rudy Adrian & Ron Boots ― The Morning Dew (For Barbara)

18:49
Harold Budd ― Steal Away

20:34
Antonymes ― 301210

26:03
Electric Skychurch ― Outside (Excerpt)

26:42
Bing Satellites & Daniel Land ― King Midas In Reverse

32:14
Darren Harper ― Will My Memories of You Hold True? (Excerpt)

35:52
Shane Morris ― Shimmering

39:04
Aural Method ― The Moonlit Towers Reached Above in Blue the Hours Beseeched Our Love

40:58
Stars Of The Lid ― Fac 21

43:18
John Foxx and Harold Budd ― Subtext

49:06
Good Weather For An Airstrike ― Clutch

50:49
Bing Satellites ― The Hottest Day of the Year (Part 1) (Excerpt)

52:56
Matt Stanfield ― Alex’s Theme

56:25
The Eager Seas ― The Night Was Cold And Long

56:41
Hammock ― The Whole Catastrophe

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Variety is the spice of life. Long time listeners of this show know that I favor heartfelt, melodic and emotionally-captivating music in my mixes, but every now and then I have my excursions into something purely fun and playful. Case in point this mix. It was featured on Guido’s Lounge Café on Mixcloud (big thanks to my friend Guido for hosting it) and it reached #1 in global chillout, lounge and downtempo charts:

It has the most interesting opening number of any Chill Pill that I did! It’s jazzy, soulful, and packed with sounds best enjoyed on a bigger soundstage. Take it for a spin, it might just hit you with all the right notes 🙂


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calmpodcast.uppmixes.com), which are soothing atmospheric ambient albums, seamlessly mixed to help with relaxation, meditation, reading or deep sleep. Mostly consisting of instrumental ambient sounds and soft piano music, these mixes will help you completely relax your mind and body.


Tracklist

00:00
Jeff Alexander With Alfred Hitchcock ― Music To Be Murdered By (Excerpt)

00:53
Vikki Carr ― The Silencers (Edit)

02:41
Nym ― Telapathetic

05:27
The Breed ― May – Beach Day

08:12
Konstantin Klashtorni ― Memories Of Us

12:10
Loop Therapy ― Old Skool Joint (Edit)

14:44
Ours Samplus ― Friday Remix 13

18:09
Koru ― Closer

23:03
Ours Samplus ― Le Refuge

26:32
Kinobe ― Slip into Something More Comfortable

30:30
Max Richter ― Powder Pills Truth

31:22
Andre Rieu ― Second Waltz

35:01
Ours Samplus ― Walk With Me

37:58
Chillaxing Jazz KolleKtion ― Just Ones

41:59
Enigma ― Find Love (Principles Of Lust II)

44:25
Sandstorm ― Les Nuits (Remix)

47:21
Citrus Jam ― Siesta Swing (Seagroove Cut)

51:56
Konstantin Klashtorni ― Good Life

55:49
Jakaber ― Emptiness (Excerpt)

56:46
A L E X ― Don’t Mess Me Up When I’m Tryin’ to Summon Bahamut

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There are 3 principles guiding the creation of Calm Pill mixes: song curation with variety, production value, and showcasing artists. On the last one, every Calm Pill mix features several artists whose great music deserves to be discovered and heard, but every now and then, a whole artist album inspires a mix of its own, and this is one such mix.

I’d like to present to you the debut album of marine eyes: idyll (marineeyes.bandcamp.com/album/idyll). She had but one simple intention in creating idyll: “to create a peaceful, gentle place.” And that she absolutely did! The album is exquisitely beautiful, combining ethereal vocals and soothing ambient chords with nature sounds she gathered from various locations like Ojai, LA hiking trails and even her bedroom window!

And if this beautiful music sounds familiar, it’s because I’ve featured Cynthia before in an album called awakened souls, which was inspired by the music of the ambient duo of the same name made up of Cynthia and her husband James Bernard. In fact, in recognition of the beautiful music this duo has gifted us over the years, the title of this album is a play on awakened souls’ album a sense of return and idyll.

As always, if you enjoyed this album, please look up the artists on Bandcamp or your favorite streaming service and support their music.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you’ve come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out:
https://link.chtbl.com/ChillPills


Tracklist

00:00
Luke Howard ― A Softer World (Excerpt)

02:29
Olan Mill ― 4

03:25
marine eyes ― idyll

08:04
Cousin Silas ― A Circle Of Trees (Shadows On The Hill)

13:42
Hollan Holmes ― Aeon

18:28
Billow Observatory ― Calumet

23:18
marine eyes ― first rain

27:29
An Imaginal Space ― Cloudscape Timelapse 16.06.15 (Sunday Afternoon)

29:29
marine eyes ― roses all alone

31:34
of the quiet stars ― wading in overflowed meadows

33:42
marine eyes ― cloud collecting

37:42
Black Brunswicker ― Austro-Hungarian Blues (Extended Version)

42:19
So I’m An Islander ― Æ Skilt Sum Paje Hjemar (The Sign That Points Home)

46:02
Halftribe ― Archipelago

50:01
Halftribe ― Pneuma

53:15
awakened souls ― a sense of return

57:18
marine eyes ― on this fresh morning

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This year marks 10 years since I started producing professional music mixes, and this was my very first mix, released under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton.

Before this mix, I got my first taste of chillout and ambient music when I stumbled on DJ River‘s catalogue of mixes, as well as MDB’s Beautiful Voices mixes. I completely fell in love with them and the genre as a whole. There was something magical about a free-flowing mix where carefully curated songs perfectly blended in to create something, a feeling, that’s bigger than the sum of the individual songs.

Here’s to the next 10 years of mixing and beyond. Just like these artists that inspired me, I remain committed to pushing the artform of mixing further as I bring you more of positive, uplifting music that delivers a dose of happiness with every listen.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calmpodcast.uppmixes.com), which are soothing atmospheric ambient albums, seamlessly mixed to help with relaxation, meditation, reading or deep sleep. Mostly consisting of instrumental ambient sounds and soft piano music, these mixes will help you completely relax your mind and body.


Tracklist

00:00
DJ Shah ― Balearic Feeling (Chillout Mix)

08:18
Chris Endres ― Capoeira Nights (Original Mix)

12:25
ATB ― Dooley’s World

17:01
Marco Torrance ― Stranded Feelings

26:11
Roger Shah presents Sunlounger ― Kuta Beach (Downtempo Version)

31:39
John O’Callaghan feat. Lo-Fi Sugar ― Never Fade Away

36:29
Enigma ― The Dream Of The Dolphin

38:50
Jon Hopkins ― Inner Peace

43:17
Moby ― JLTF

47:49
Emma ― In The Summertime

51:05
Retsiem ― The Nighttime

56:13
Coldplay ― The Escapist

58:00
Jon Hopkins ― Light Through The Veins

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“There’s a place where I go that no one else knows,
Where mysteries abound and excitement grows.
A place out of reach of any man’s hands,
Safely secluded in a far away land
Beyond the grasp of those who may plunder
The wealth of its power and its life changing wonder.
I go alone to my secret place, never leaving a trace
For someone to follow and discover my space
Where I keep my secrets, my fears, and my regrets
Away from the world and all of its threats.
I treasure the moments spent in this realm
Where anything is possible and I’m at the helm.
This place I describe is all that it seems …
It’s a magical place I call my dreams.”

― Dreams by John Raines


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you’ve come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out:
https://link.chtbl.com/ChillPills


Tracklist

00:00
Andrew Bayer ― All This Will Happen Again

03:54
All India Radio ― Surf On The Malecon (Edit)

04:22
Arcade Fire ― Dimensions (Edit)

07:09
All India Radio ― Losing Houston

10:10
Rudy Adrian ― Watery Moon

13:49
Jonn Serrie ― Annie by the Sea

24:24
Chicane ― Fin De Jours

26:47
Wavestar ― Landfall (Edit)

28:08
Tim Hecker ― Boreal Kiss, Part 1

29:55
Ólafur Arnalds ― Lokadu Augunum

32:59
Erik Wøllo ― Sphere (Into the Dream)

36:19
Bliss ― Spun Glass

41:41
Alio Die ― Intramundia

44:38
Stars Of The Lid ― The Kraut

51:39
Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue ― Morning Spirit (Edit)

52:45
Gulan ― Abstracto

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I dedicate this mix to the wonderful people in our lives, past and present, who inspire and move us. They move us to live, love and laugh. They compel out the best version of us, often decaying beneath layers of stagnation. They color our world with hope for a better future and contentment for our present blessings.

You move me
You give me courage I didn’t know I had
Out of myself and into the fire
Now I’m burning with love
And with hope and desire

You go whistling in the dark
Making light of it
And I follow with my heart
Laughing all the way

You get me dancing
You make me sing
You move me
Now I’m taking delight
In every little thing
How you move me

― From You Move Me by Garth Brooks


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calmpodcast.uppmixes.com), which are soothing atmospheric ambient albums, seamlessly mixed to help with relaxation, meditation, reading or deep sleep. Mostly consisting of instrumental ambient sounds and soft piano music, these mixes will help you completely relax your mind and body.


Tracklist

00:00
Blank & Jones ― Island Life

04:27
Ramasutra ― Magma Mama

10:00
DJ Mosavo ― Mystic Caravan

14:35
Rhythm of Mankind and Nature ― Water Relaxation

17:30
ATB ― Eternal Swells

22:01
Alejandro De Pinedo ― Aquarius

26:24
ATB and Armin van Buuren ― Vice Versa

32:38
Secret Garden ― Elegie

37:29
Makis Ablianitis ― River

40:08
Chris Botti ― You Move Me

44:57
Tiero ― Childhood

49:11
Rhythm of Mankind and Nature ― One Day Of The World

54:02
Slowly ― Shining Bright

60:00
Roger Abboud ― Beirut Chillout

64:38
Spiller ― Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) (Extended Vocal Mix)

69:15
Alex Fox ― Guitar On Fire (Latin Disco Version)

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This mix is inspired by the Epic45 track The Future Is Blinding and is themed around feeling content with what we have and finding happiness within. We get stuck in a vicious cycle of desperately wanting something that we think will make us happy, and pursuing it tirelessly in the hopes of attaining it. Once and if we do, and after we’ve adapted to it, the cycle starts again with something else that keeps us on our toes, forgetting to cherish the good life we already have.

“Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.”
― Lao Tzu

For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calmpodcast.uppmixes.com), which are soothing atmospheric ambient albums, seamlessly mixed to help with relaxation, meditation, reading or deep sleep. Mostly consisting of instrumental ambient sounds and soft piano music, these mixes will help you completely relax your mind and body.


Tracklist

00:00
Umber ― Spark Mountain

04:47
Blank & Jones ― After Love (Ambient Mix)

11:41
Epic45 ― The Future Is Blinding

16:34
Evan London ― Desire (Domenico Cascarino & Luca Lombardi Chillout Mix)

23:03
D. Batistatos ― Beyond The Ocean

28:14
Andrew Bayer ― A Brief Interlude

29:56
Umber ― Mellow Drizzle

32:50
ATB feat. Stefan Erbe ― When Angels Travel

39:29
Rhythm Of Mankind & Nature ― Feel Water’s Pulse

44:23
Rudy Adrian ― Shelter From The Storm

45:01
John H. Clarke ― Cielo

49:18
Vangelis ― Ballard

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As I lay my head to rest,
I pray my dreaming will be blessed:
With glittering starlight upon the moon,
Floating like a lost balloon.
With chuckling streams that catch the light,
And songbirds trilling with delight.
With soft white clouds in pure blue skies,
A lilting breeze that gently sighs.
With weeping willows that quietly droop
Their shadows, as they drape and stoop.
With blossom scents that chase the air,
Like children run without a care.
As I lay my head to sleep,
I pray my dreams are safe to keep.

― As I Lay My Head To Rest by Danielle Ward


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you’ve come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out:
https://link.chtbl.com/ChillPills


Tracklist

00:00
Jon Hopkins ― Abandon Window

05:16
Rudy Adrian ― Moonwater

08:31
Rudy Adrian & Ron Boots ― Papanui Lagoon

10:53
Adham Shaikh & Tim Floyd ― Embers

15:05
Darshan Ambient ― Soft Land

22:00
Antonymes ― No Dominion [Demo Excerpt]

27:14
Robert Rich & Lisa Moscow ― Bija

37:32
Pepe Sitra ― Phoenix

42:32
Jeff Pearce ― Opening Theme

45:54
Rudy Adrian ― Eclipse

49:58
Alan Stivell ― La harpe, l’eau, le vent 1 (Telenn, avel, dour)

54:41
Deep Forest ― The Second Twilight

57:26
Steve Roach ― Saguaro

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Imagine Earth restored to her real beauty
Steady trees seem to brush the deep blue sky
The clouds billow to form majestic peaks
The songs of birds fill the air
Creating a symphony upon symphony
Like a priceless jewel buried in dark layers of soil and stone
Earth radiates her brilliant beauty into the caverns of space and time
Embracing that energy within yourselves
Will bring all of you to a new understanding and valuing of life
A vision that inspires you to live and love on Planet Earth

– From Gamemaster by Mart Darey

Hope you enjoy this Earth Day special. I’m also excited to announce the launch of Chill Pills Uplifting Radio (chillradio.uppmixes.com): a free 24/7 online radio station playing your favorite Chill Pill mixes which you can tune into anytime and just hit play! Chill Pill library of mixes has grown over the years and many new listeners will not get to hear most of them due to how podcast episodes are presented (last to first), so it made sense to launch this station to help you discover your next favorite Chill Pill mix.

For something calmer and quieter, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (link.chtbl.com/CalmPills), which are soothing atmospheric ambient albums, seamlessly mixed to help with relaxation, meditation, reading or deep sleep. Mostly consisting of instrumental ambient sounds and soft piano music, these mixes will help you completely relax your mind and body.


Tracklist

00:00
Pete Namlock & Bill Laswell ― The Old World (Edit)

02:39
Mart Darey Pres Lost Tribe ― Gamemaster (Mandrake Chillout Breaks Mix)

09:02
Bliss ― Sleep Will Come

14:41
Omar Faruk Tekbilek ― I Love You

21:35
Chris Spheeris ― Psyche

26:15
Jazz Connection ― Smokey Eyes

31:04
Roman Pavlov ― The Prayer

33:57
Vangelis ― Movement III

40:13
Above & Beyond Pres Oceanlab ― Miracle

46:26
Phynn feat. Molly Bancroft ― No More Mistakes

50:53
Reuben Halsey ― At The End We Find Peace

53:40
2002 ― The Calling

58:01
Alexander V. Mogilco ― La Brise De L’amour