As The World Comes Into Focus

This mix was released on this day 5 years ago as part of my Drifter ambient series, which I created under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton. It was the second collaboration I have done with the talented musician Tonepoet, who creates an excellent ambient mix podcast called Spaceman’s Transmissions. We gave this mix the title of “As The World Comes into Focus”. It’s essentially an exploration of our inner senses as we drift in and out of consciousness. You may recognize this feeling from a time when you drifted off to sleep and then brought back somehow to faint awakening, only to drift back afterwards into a peaceful and restful sleep.

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

“While a simple mix from myself would seem sufficient, having the partnership with the humbling DJ SEROTON is one thing that pushes this mix far over the edge. I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to create 2 mixes with him (the other is DRIFTER VOL. 6). For this particular mix, I stirred up the first half of the set, and he countered my vision with an unparalleled mix of intensity, beauty, and authority. It’s really nice to have someone enhance my intentions and gives a fresh vibe to the set. The unpredictability of the outcome is what provides inspiration smiles. Not only is DJ Seroton such a very cool guy and like-minded music aficionado, but his production standards of both his art and presentation are of the highest standards. I really felt that I should do my best so as to really raise the standard of what we both could offer our peace seeking listeners. I’m very confident that together we have woven the perfect texture of sound and color; using light as glue and sealing it all in a consumable format for your mind and ears.

My hope is that the music brings you a sense of solitude and elation. Feel free to use the music any time you need those sensations. Peace.”

Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of mixing craftmanship but focuses on more genres of downtempo music spanning chillout, lofi chill hop and lounge.


Woob ― Stranger Air (Error #1) – Repurpose

Umber ― Öpik-Oort

Aural Method ― As I Awoke…

Pseudosphère ― Aperception III

Monk By The Sea ― Lighthouse

Good Weather For An Airstrike ― Awaiting Your Arrival

Ben Lovett ― Surrender

Tonepoet ― Within My Mind An Ocean Appears

Tonepoet ― Things Left Unsaid

Umber feat. Good Weather For An Airstrike ― Sunshine Youth

Brambles ― To Speak Of Solitude

Aaron Zigman ― Anna On The Floor

Bing Satellites ― Soothing Image 46

Bing Satellites ― Dark Clouds

Adham Shaikh & Tim Floyd ― Portals (Part II)

Jonson ― Reason of Senses

Otto A Totland ― Seveen

Stars Of The Lid ― I Will Surround You

Ben Woods ― The Brightest Lights in the Darkest Skies

August 7, 2020

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