Ballad of Dreamland


“Take me to your dreamland
A place where we can be forever
As our bones crumble to dust
Our souls will astray
Into your dreamland
Away from endless pain
Our hearts will be mended
Our minds will be found
Let us live for the moment eternally”

Take Me to Your Dreamland by ok okay


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Hatsü ― Floating Between Worlds

03:50
Jonathan Warman ― Branta

09:27
Jakob Ahlbom ― At the Break of Dawn

11:51
From Overseas ― The Silent Life

15:04
David Helpling ― Waiting For The Wind

17:54
Aatom ― Filland

22:30
Dear Gravity ― entrance

25:52
Mei Wyatt ― Aether Talk

28:11
Adam Bokesch, Sound Bath ― Quiet Stream

31:02
Sleepaholics ― Star Drop

33:05
marine eyes ― filler of hearts

34:50
Tonepoet ― The Dream Is Now

37:50
The Stolen Orchestra ― Effervescent

40:00
Seaworthy ― Ammunition 6

40:42
Vangelis ― La Petite Fille de la Mer

45:22
Chihei Hatakeyama ― Sleeping Queen

49:04
Lost Dream ― Shelter

50:40
Hiemal ― Vallées Polaires III

Sentimental Journey


Nov 15 is Uplifting Pills’ birthday, and this year it’s turning 6! The two series, Chill Pills and Calm Pills, have come a long way since their humble beginnings, both in quality and reach. What a magnificent journey this continues to be and what a privilege to reach more and more likeminded listeners every day. I’m also happy to report the combined shows are now clocking in ~160,000 worldwide downloads a month! 😅

Leave a review to let me know how you’re enjoying this double album I put together to celebrate this occasion. Cheers! 🥂


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Midival Punditz ― Rebirth (Edit)

03:58
Honeyroot ― Drifter

08:20
Mark Knopfler ― Metroland Theme

10:23
Melounge ― Maledives Beach (Islands Of Chill Del Mar Cafe mix)

14:14
John H. Clarke ― Aguila Cosmica

18:17
Jose Delgado ― Sal Rossa

22:04
Blank & Jones ― Face À La Mer

28:26
Bliss ― Child

33:31
Clannad ― Mystery Game

37:36
Dido ― Look No Further

44:28
Sacral Reason ― Whisper Of An Angel

47:04
Bryan Adams feat. Sarah McLachlan ― Don’t Let Go

50:44
Tino Izzo ― Revival

55:31
Buddha Sounds feat. Lila Liu ― All I Need (Loving Mix)

58:57
Elia Kazah ― Return Home (Tee2 Remix)

01:02:59
Dario G ― Voices

01:06:53
DT Tactics ― Movers & Shakers (InContext Remix)

01:09:41
Jon Hopkins ― Circle

01:16:13
Ulrich Schnauss ― Shine

01:20:41
Chris Spheeris ― Forever… My Love

01:25:45
Epic45 ― Winterbirds

01:29:20
Hammock ― I Can Almost See You

01:33:03
Jon Hopkins ― Grace

01:36:16
Mazzy Star ― Blue Light

01:40:08
Blank & Jones ― Blue Moon

01:44:40
Sine ― Dreamin

01:47:10
Sonar ― Sentimental Journey

01:51:16
Sunsphere ― The Perfect Moment With You

01:55:56
atb ― Magnetic Girl

02:00:06
John H. Clarke ― Un Tren

Falling Up


Gratefulness and humility are two qualities that elevate humankind. Combined, they cushion our falls in life. Because in a way, they help us “fall upwards”, such that our hardships become catalyst for ever greater appreciation of blessings we once had, and ones we continue to have. When we let go of entitlement, we develop a sense of awe towards everything we get to experience, no matter the magnitude or level of familiarity.

Lee Brown (IG @fallingup79) writes some beautiful heartfelt reflections. He shared with me the following passage that he wrote while listening to a Calm Pill mix:

“I am humbled that I get to be here for a little while. That I get to experience taste, touch, sight, and sound. I’m in awe that I get to feel deeply. That I get to experience joy and sadness, love and loss. I’m amazed at being broken open and becoming whole again. What a gift to be on this great journey. What an honor to be the hands and feet of the universe. To reach into the unknown and find meaning — and ultimately myself.”


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Palancar ― The Rain is Full of Ghosts Tonight (Excerpt)

02:16
Applefish ― Call of the Sea

05:54
Synthy Lights ― Voices of the Sea

06:26
Spheruleus ― The Ocean Yawns

10:32
v e n n ― Buoy

12:36
Spirit Minds ― Beautiful Awakening

14:48
Kazuma Okabayashi ― Rising

18:12
Hilyard ― Somnolent

23:08
anthéne ― fallen mountains

25:24
anthéne ― The Sun Is Up, My Eyes Are Open

28:22
Francesco Siano ― Wavering Heart

30:43
The Monk by the Sea ― Asleep

34:24
Endless Melancholy ― A Neverending Descent (Excerpt)

35:28
Steve Roach ― Holding Light

42:08
Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana ― The Graceful Sky

52:40
Spacecraft ― Light Years

55:28
Kilometre Club ― Drifting Through

Live for Another Day


Seeing Hollow Coves live for the first time this year was a jolt of inspiration to craft this mix. Their incredibly uplifting music is a gift to this world, and I wanted to extend it with a wrapping of my own. A line up of amazing artists and hand-picked soul-soothing songs awaits you. Enjoy!


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Paper Ocean ― we’ll be ok

01:08
Hollow Coves ― Anew

05:13
Lights & Motion ― As The World Goes Away (Edit)

07:30
Steve Jablonsky ― I Believe In Fitness

09:20
Attom ― That One Summer

13:03
Aquilo ― Put Me Down

15:34
v e n n, Sound Therapist, Dear Gravity ― Pastel Stars (Twilight Edit)

19:08
City Girl ― a light is never dim, cold or alone

21:55
WMD ― Dawn Chorus

23:39
Andrew Belle ― When the End Comes

28:42
Lights & Motion ― Sparks

30:46
U137 ― Awakening

34:13
Zazenkai, Chill Advisor ― Breeze

36:36
Maribou State ― Glasshouses

40:26
atb ― Restart

43:02
Cloud Break, Full Skies ― Breakaway

45:30
Young Collective ― Rest. Repeat

50:57
Caduceus ― Youth

52:59
Paper Ocean ― we’ll be ok

53:27
Hollow Coves ― Anew (Acoustic)

All That Blooms Must Fall


“One autumn day I was in the park. Absorbed in the contemplations of a very small, beautiful leaf 🍁. Shaped like a heart, it was barely hanging on the branch, nearly ready to fall down. I asked the leaf if it was frightened because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling.

The leaf told me, “No. During the whole spring and summer I was completely alive. I worked hard to help nourish the tree, and now much of me is in the tree. I am not limited by this form. I am also the whole tree, and when I go back to the soil, I will continue to nourish the tree. So I don’t worry at all. As I leave this branch and float to the ground, I will wave to the tree and tell her, ‘I will see you again very soon.’”

― From Like a leaf by Thich Nhat Hanh


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Alaskan Tapes ― Then

02:56
We Dream of Eden ― Morning Mist

06:16
Broken Peak ― Above the Plain

09:10
Be Still the Earth, Dear Gravity ― Fragmented

11:32
Poemme ― The Gentle Warmth of Morning

17:16
Nobuto Suda ― Nine

22:32
SymphoCat ― North Silence Tape

30:48
drifting / sleeping, Antarctic Wastelands ― sleep.i / hidden

32:57
awakened souls ― In Between Days

38:28
ID ― Water and Ambience

46:56
Yui Onodera ― Too Ne IV

52:20
City Of Dawn ― Solus

Coffee & Chill


I love coffee and I love chillout music (especially lofi), so this mix was bound to happen! I set out to infuse the two to give you the aroma of Sunday morning relaxation. Grab your favorite cup of joe and decompress with these thoughtfully curated and harmonically mixed instrumental tunes. Enjoy!


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Josh Leake ― Young Summer (Edit)

03:10
Prithvi & Project AER ― One for Winter

05:23
fnonose ― Empty Space

07:50
Purple Decades ― Kyoto

10:30
Henrik Lindstrand ― Campfire

12:33
No Spirit ― Forest Lake Walk

15:06
v i v ― When The Lights Go Off

17:53
Nina Humphreys ― Thoughts from the Balcony

18:12
Project AER ― Anywhere Else (feat. cxlt.)

20:22
Lofi Fruits Music, Fets, Chill Fruits Music ― Jocelyn Flores

22:06
Peter Broderick ― The Last Christmas

23:22
Tatami Construct, Towerz ― good friends

25:13
smplsmth, Kyyushi ― Lookout Mountain

27:27
Sillage, Farnell Newton ― Lovely Morning

30:34
Peter Pearson ― Bewitched

33:50
DJ Lagoa ― Aquela Paz

36:46
brillion. x HM Surf ― Kiptime

38:54
Enra & Sleepermane ― Tomorrows That Follow

40:18
Dimension 32, Purrple Cat, Banks ― Ease Your Mind

42:16
Rui Massena ― A Song

44:05
Bcalm, Banks, No Spirit ― your eyes

46:01
Delayde ― Bird In The Floorboards

47:25
Flovry ― Laze

48:42
W00ds ― Electric Soul

50:36
Adam Fielding ― Phoenix Sunrise

54:06
Blure & moshimoss ― Reminiscence

57:41
Test Card ― We Have Helium Balloons

62:35
ALLP ― Sunset in the City

Return to Eden


“imagine, the time when we all learn the art of living
rather than just continuous breathing
there’ll be no more lies
there’ll be no more cries
we’ll all have our sun shining through
and we’ll look at the same skies of blue
peace will be at hand

wave farewell to the terror of the nights
terminated are the painful fights
For there will be no more battle
inside the heart of a love-filled human vessel

yes love, I promise you all these.

what you imagine today, will be our paradise tomorrow.”

― From someday in our paradise by Stephanie


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Adam Fielding ― The Initiation (Ambient) (Edit)

02:28
Phillip Wilkerson ― Part 2: The Last Day Here (Edit)

03:40
Test Card ― Through stolen green given favours

07:40
AstroPilot ― Earthwalk

13:15
Ben Lukas Boysen & Martyn Heyne ― Sparkling Anxiety

16:08
Hirotaka Shirotsubaki ― Eizawa

21:19
TOMC ― Extraverted Sensing (Akasaka)

24:24
Hilyard ― Orb

28:16
zakè, City of Dawn ― Fragile Dreaming In A Fragile Mind (Edit)

32:48
Steve Roach ― Further Inside

42:18
Eden Lore ― The Road Not Taken (Ambient)

46:00
Rafael Anton Irisarri ― Black Days Follow Me Around

49:28
Hollan Holmes ― Mist and Myth

56:08
Lauge ― Clear

Down Under


I just came back from a month long trip in Australia. It was a marvelous first experience with many sights to remember. This mix is dedicated to all the awesome wonders of this beautiful land.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Hiatus Feat. Shura ― Tiny Doors

03:05
Helios ― Every Hair On Your Head

05:37
Brian Eno & Harold Budd ― An Arc Of Doves (Edit)

10:08
Goldmund ― Ashoken Farewell

12:35
Jon Hopkins ― Luna Moth

17:41
Enya ― And Winter Came…

20:32
Rhythm Of Mankind & Nature ― Moon Dance

23:26
All India Radio ― Tijuana Dream (Edit)

28:26
A.R. Rahman ― Family Pictures

30:41
Fiona Joy Hawkins ― Freedom

32:08
Reuben Halsey ― Death of the Snowflake

36:56
Fade ― Days Of Grace (Edit)

39:28
Alex Fox ― Winds

43:21
Diefenbach ― Up For Ping Pong?

46:39
Jonas Kroon ― Her Er Eg (Xerxes Remix)

51:07
Vangelis ― Prelude

54:39
Patrick O’Hearn ― The Beauty Within

55:58
Keith Kenniff ― Letters

Ember


“In each of us
There once was a fire
And for some of us
There seem as if there are only ashes now

But when we dig in the ashes
We find one ember
And very gently we fan that ember
Blow on it
It gets brighter
And from that ember we rebuild the fire

Only thing that’s important is that ember
That’s what you and I are here to celebrate

The ember gets stronger
Flame starts to flicker a bit
And pretty soon you realize that all we’re going to do for eternity
Is sit around the fire.”

― From The Spiritual Fire by Ram Dass


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Jon Hopkins ― Sit Around The Fire (feat. Ram Dass & East Forest)

08:23
Dear Gravity ― Perpetual Stir

10:24
Matt Borghi ― Dream Journal

15:56
Solidarity Hymn ― Dropped Beneath the Downs

22:22
Quantum Collisions ― Adrift

30:04
Gallery Six ― In Every Color of Leaves

33:26
Broken Peak ― Harbor

35:32
Remi Solati ― Etna

36:32
Pablo Bolivar, Mind Groove ― Hope

38:32
Matt Borghi ― Unified Mind

45:20
Gallery Six ― Trickle

48:50
Nils Frahm ― Talisman

51:52
Hilyard ― Night Swept the Forest

57:17
Jon Hopkins ― Sit Around The Fire (feat. Ram Dass & East Forest) (Edit)

58:00
Wezi Mkandawire ― First Steps

Last Train Home


“Here is your last chance to escape the mundane
billowing smoke ascends ahead
the arrival of the final train

Plan, if you can, a momentous ride
in the darkness of yearning, strength resides
sketched from dreams by a moving hand
quickly board the impatient train

Conjure a life beyond the narrows
fashion a life lived like art
without regret and free of sorrows”

Last Train by Elizabeth Barton


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
The Middle East ― Sydney To Newcastle

02:02
Helios ― Bless This Morning Year

07:42
Hol Baumann ― One Step Behind (Edit)

09:17
Schiller ― Nightflight

13:40
Yuhki Kuramoto ― Paris In Winter (Edit)

15:03
Jon Hopkins ― Autumn Hill

16:56
Ulrich Schnauss ― Suddenly The Trees Are Giving Way (Edit)

23:04
Epic45 ― The Stars In Spring

27:05
Marc Cohn ― Ghost Train

31:12
Rabaz ― Majestic Maksoum

35:32
Chicane ― Time Of Your Life Part 2

39:03
J. Ralph Feat. Scarlett Johansson & Joshua Bell ― Before My Time

41:32
Helios ― Hollie

44:40
Hammock ― The House Where We Grew Up

47:45
Skeptical ― Song For Dylan

53:34
Yiruma ― Love

Chance for Splendor


“Cold and drifting,
nothingness and floating,
swimming through zero gravity,
A thought emerges slowly,
drudging through the whale’s mind.

“What is this..?”
This lonesome earth is not my home
I’m just wanderin’ through
I’m waiting on my chariot ride
To home beyond the blue.

What splendor there awaits!”

― From Final Thoughts of a Whale in Space by Monica Belle Brand,
weaved in with Awaiting Splendor by Kenny Whiting


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Inquiri ― Ruminating

03:52
Wings of an Angel ― The Ever-Present Chance for Splendor (Edit)

06:16
AstroPilot, Spacecraft ― Weightless

08:56
Ishq ― Valley Rain

14:24
Steve Roach & Loren Nerell ― Gravity Of Liquids (Excerpt)

17:00
Gallery Six ― The Summer Banquet

21:07
Hypnagogue ― Inward

24:58
Steve Roach ― Left Perfectly Alone

26:36
Human Is Alive ― Observing Nature

28:23
Nils Frahm ― Our Own Roof

32:32
Rudy Adrian ― Dreaming Of Winter

37:52
Isaac Helsen ― Sunlight on the Surface of Water

43:12
Jogging House ― Host

51:36
Ian Hawgood + Giulio Aldinucci ― Other Ashes (Stijn Hüwels Rework)

Ethni-City


This mix is an ode to one of my favorite ambient mix series of the same name by Alex Hephaestian. Themed around highlighting ethnic ambient music from around the world, Alex’s mix series (which you can stream on Mixcloud) shows such mastery in combining exquisite mixing and mystical storytelling. It chronicles the journey of Oushie who travels far from his home to visit Ethni-City the capital of the land where he was born. My favorite episode of that series, and one I remember drifting off to sleep with many nights, is #5: The Mystic Shows Oushie the Way to Find His Spirit Guide.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Andrew Tasselmyer ― Nara Sunset

03:37
Michael Meara ― Bloom

05:39
Illuha ― The Relationship Of Gravity To The Persistence Of Sound

09:10
Science Of Sleeping ― Syzygy

11:48
Blank Embrace ― Flambeau

15:44
Sense ― View from the peephole

19:23
Cardamom ― Evening

22:12
zakè, City of Dawn ― Eternal Resonance 3

23:48
Deborah Martin, Greg Klamt & Mark Rownd ― Dreamwalking

31:00
Oöphoi ― Let The Nightsky Envelope Us

36:12
Steve Roach ― Slow Dissolve (Excerpt)

38:08
Ishq ― Migration of Clouds

42:16
Dreamware ― Periphery

45:45
Rudy Adrian ― Desert Realms

51:49
Antarctic Wastelands ― Many Have Walked This Place Before

53:48
Gallery Six ― Mizore

We Are One


“How do we close our eyes and fly away
when we find we are only human
wearing a dress of skin
and we remember how we met
and built bridges to be together?
Still, we both know
that a music flows between us
and neither one of us
can ever forget the words.

The doors are wide open
and nothing is different,
our love is full of life and time.
Unlock the dreamless sleep
and see the truth, my beloved,
look at us
in the evening of our hearts’.
We are still one
even if unnoticed by anyone
in the light of day.”

Unlock the Dreamless Sleep by Neva Flores Varga Smith


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Andrea Guerra ― Possibly

01:38
The Cinematic Orchestra feat. Lou Rhodes ― Crimson Skies

04:50
Lauge&baba Gnohm ― Structures

12:43
Helios ― A Mountain Of Ice

16:38
Transa ― Timeless

20:02
Hiatus feat. Shura ― Fortune’s Fool

23:48
Roman Pavlov ― Gentleness (Edit)

24:04
Kirsty McGee ― Sandman (I’ll Be There)

27:27
Hammock ― Glacial

27:39
Rosario Dawson & Rick Smith ― Sandman (I’ll be There)

28:38
The Cinematic Orchestra ― Hatching

33:17
Kelly Sweet ― We Are One

36:31
Rick Smith ― Solomon

38:36
Owen Ear ― Drawing in the Snow (Edit)

44:12
Jason Tyrello ― What The Memories Say

48:12
Kajis ― Sands Of Anguilla (Original Chill Mix)

52:40
Helios ― Dragonfly Across an Ancient Sky

58:17
Meadows ― Where The Wild Winds Blow

The Artist


“When you fall in love with a work of art, you’d die to meet the artist.

I am a student of the galleries of Pacific sunsets, full moon rises on the ocean, the clouds from an airplane, autumn forests in Raleigh, and first fallen snows.

And I’m dying to meet the artist.”

Poetry by Yasmin Mogahed, from her book Reclaim Your Heart


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Test Card ― Let Single Sideband Loneliness Receivers Be Happy

04:52
Music Within ― To the Horizon

07:21
Be Still the Earth, Dear Gravity ― De Novo

10:31
awakened souls ― golden buddha

15:34
Chandeliers ― Look Up, Dear

25:18
Essie Jain ― The Healing

31:52
Gallery Six ― Beyond The Horizon

35:15
awakened souls ― a decade

39:28
Moby ― LA6

50:48
Jonn Serrie ― Glyder

55:48
An Imaginal Space ― Thankyou and Goodbye

Words of Our Story


This mix got inspired by one of my best discoveries of this year: Zane Callister, whose Young Collective productions and UTAH band music embody the uplifting spirit of Chill Pill mixes. Check him out at soundcloud.com/young-collective.

Another inspiration came from the second track, Her Name by Arros & Light Memory, which samples words from one of my favorite sci-fi films Her. The whole quote goes like this:

It’s like I’m reading a book… and it’s a book I deeply love. But I’m reading it slowly now. So the words are really far apart and the spaces between the words are almost infinite. I can still feel you… and the words of our story… but it’s in this endless space between the words that I’m finding myself now. It’s a place that’s not of the physical world. It’s where everything else is that I didn’t even know existed. I love you so much. But this is where I am now. And this who I am now. And I need you to let me go. As much as I want to, I can’t live your book any more.

Finally, don’t miss the exclusive mashup track I made in this mix, combining Coldplay (my all-time favorite band) and a classic chillout tune by Helios. This whole mix really took some doing and I hope you enjoy it.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Young Collective ― The Beginning of Everything (Edit)

01:43
Cygni Vox ― Solstice Link

02:01
Arros & moty ― Her Name

06:44
Tibeauthetraveler, snoozegod & Lodge Records ― Feel Good

08:36
Tibeauthetraveler & Lawrence Walther ― Whispers

10:44
Lowercase Noises ― The Right Kind Of Dark

14:21
Eleven33 ― Afterthought

19:13
Chris Rea ― Heaven

22:58
Rodrigo Boechat ― Prelúdio Da Independência

24:21
Project AER ― Fine

27:09
People Just Pretending ― Always Have You

31:44
Jordan Seigel ― Eloise

32:25
Coldplay vs. Helios ― Human Heart in Hope Valley Hill (Uplifting Pills Mashup)

37:47
Paul van Dyk & Vega4 ― Time Of Our Lives (Escape Mix)

41:58
Massimiliano Lazzaretti & Tatiana Mele ― Le Vie Di Napoli

43:16
Young Collective ― The Beginning of Everything (Edit)

45:49
Cardamom ― On the Day We Reappear

46:29
Andre Rieu ― Tristesse – Etude In E Major, Op. 10 No. 3 (Chopin)

51:00
Jérôme Lemonnier ― La balade sauvage

53:25
Relaxing Chillout Music Zone Nature ― Friday Night (Good Time)

54:50
Nacho Sotomayor ― Cafe Del Mar

The Perfect Life


Music inspires most of my mixes, but every now and then different forms of art do, be it written or visual. This mix is inspired by the latter. A wonderful painting, called “The ocean is my happy place”, from the talented, Florida-based artist Lena Belyaeva (instagram.com/lenasart2019). You can almost say her paintings are the visual version of my uplifting mixes, so I’m honored to feature her work as cover art. It really brings me so much joy every time I scroll through her paintings, and I couldn’t think of a better title for the mix than the feeling her works imbued.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Sacral Reason ― Disappointment (Edit)

01:40
Reuben Halsey ― Where The Heart Is

06:01
All India Radio ― The Quiet Ambient

09:13
Danny Elfman ― Walking Home

10:14
Painted Water ― Song Of Spring (Edit)

12:26
Cliff Martinez ― I Drive

13:35
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole ― Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World

18:29
Bliss ― Kissing

22:28
Max Melvin ― Slowburn

26:55
Paul Schwartz ― Ombra Mai Fu

31:45
Roger Shah Presents Sunlounger ― Balearic Beauty (Chillout Mix)

34:06
Kira B.M.J. ― Stars Above The Beach (Edit)

36:29
Danny Elfman ― Traveling

38:35
Ludovico Einaudi ― Reverie

42:15
Green Sun ― We Remember You Michael

47:58
David Lanz & Paul Speer ― Song Of The East (In This Dream)

51:48
John O’Callaghan vs. Neptune Project ― Rhea (Chillout Mix) (Edit)

53:16
Moby feat. Wayne Coyne ― The Perfect Life (Edit)

Quiet Peace


“The sun is so beautiful in the early morning. It does something to the trees that you don’t see any other time of the day. I think we all want the same thing: A quiet peace. Maybe just even a single moment of it, to close our eyes and just be okay. For even a single second, to not feel worried about something, sad about something. To not crave something we don’t–or can’t–have. Just to be there, okay. Still. Silent. On the inside. Maybe that’s what’s so beautiful about this time of the day: The stillness. And the hope that maybe this day will be different.”
Poetry by Yasmin Mogahed, from her book Reclaim Your Heart


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Science Of Sleeping ― The Valley Is My Home

04:12
Cousin Silas ― Ukranian Sunrise (for Oleg)

08:26
Willebrant, Scarless Arms ― Jan

09:42
Colliding Galaxies ― Yugen

11:21
Andrew Lahiff ― Pure Path

13:46
Dronny Darko & protoU ― Riparian Forest [ 300 Million Years Ago ]

16:04
Rudy Adrian & Ron Boots ― Dawn Across The Southern Ocean

20:28
Andrew Lahiff ― Remaining Silent

26:24
Saltbreaker ― Leaf, Pt. 2

29:08
anthéne ― desert night

31:04
Massergy ― Peridot

35:36
Ten and Tracer ― Falling Asleep in Sadness

38:00
The Monk by the Sea ― 2:22

39:32
Und1fin3d ― Try

42:39
Andrew Lahiff ― Only Tomorrow

45:52
Rebecka Aether ― Becalming

47:22
Indigo Symbol ― Gleaming Horizon

Today, Forever Ago


One year apart, but it’s the “forever” part that still haunts me.

In bed, after a day of purposeful distractions, my thoughts coalesce to pose the same old question I have asked since Feb 9, 2021: how, in a blink of an eye, does a story end like this?


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Hollow Coves ― Pictures

04:47
Craig Armstrong ― Meet Will

05:22
Endless Melancholy ― Their Hearts Erased (Edit)

06:43
Coldplay & Selena Gomez ― Let Somebody Go

10:37
S N U G & Nuver ― Holidays

12:32
Hammock ― Ineffable

15:07
Aaron Static, Chase Vass ― When We Love

20:28
Rob Law ― Harmonic

21:06
Leo Almunia ― Can’t Hold A Lover That Is Gone

25:48
Strong.AL& & Pueblo Vista ― Floating Mind (Into The Clouds)

27:46
Justin Burnett ― Prologue

29:01
Justin Burnett ― Can’t Stop Loving You (Edit)

29:36
Lily Kershaw ― Soft Dark Nothing

32:42
Frou Frou ― Old Piano

34:48
Tibeauthetraveler & Lawrence Walther ― Memory Lane

37:15
Christophe Goze ― Moonlight (New Version)

41:44
Spacecraft ― Evening Star

42:45
Dido ― The Day Before The Day

46:39
Peter Pearson ― Let It Go

50:36
HOUNDTRACK, INKY! vs. Alan Walker ― Faded Escape (Uplifting Pills Mashup)

53:15
Alan Walker ― Faded (Piano Version) (Edit)

54:52
Chasing Dreams ― August 25, 1609

55:16
Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek ― Homecoming

57:36
The Milk Carton Kids ― A Sea of Roses

Letting Go


This mix is inspired by heal., a magnificent meditative album by the talented man behind Project AER. He usually produces heartfelt lofi music, but when he turns to ambient, his work lives up to that of the best you’ve ever heard.


“What’s meant for you will be
The rest will fade away
Just give it time and see
That some things just can’t stay

Don’t think that they are lost
But rather just observe
Your heart now has more space
For things that you deserve.”
Tamara Lynn


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Project AER ― one foot in front of the other

06:10
Alex Somers ― Forrest

07:45
Lowercase Noises ― Of Course It’s All Things

10:47
4lienetic ― Mistakes (Rework)

12:07
Spheriá ― A Day By The Sea Without Her

13:00
Andrew Tasselmyer ― Dream States

15:36
An Imaginal Space ― Hope

21:00
Sugar Candy ― moonflower

23:51
Alpha Wave Movement ― Suspended In The Hanging Garden

29:17
36 ― Dangerous Days

34:18
Max Corbacho ― Light-Matrix Portal

45:52
Andrew Lahiff ― Ancient Stones Looking Outwards

49:45
Spheriá ― Otjánbird Pt. V

52:56
Andrew Lahiff ― Patterns in the Light

56:21
kwajbasket ― Sucof Ni Enots

59:02
Superposition ― Cloudrealms

A Walk to the Lake


An ode to delightful summer days, from someone who dreads the cold 🙂


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Bombay Dub Orchestra ― Beauty and the East (Excerpt)

01:27
Cafe Del Chillia ― New Day [New Mix]

04:07
Emotional ― So Free (Vocalchill Mix)

08:25
Pochill ― Lullaby

12:13
Bella Sonus ― Gypsy

14:22
Goldmund ― The Ballad Of Barbara Allen

15:58
Eva Cassidy ― What A Wonderful World

20:10
Blank & Jones ― Entspannt

22:31
Soleil Armada ― When the Sun Goes Down (Big Chill On the Beach Mix)

26:45
John H. Clarke ― A Walk To The Lake

30:19
Sunsphere ― Flash Water

35:37
Jewel ― Daydream Land

38:45
Stray Theories ― Even Though We Sleep

41:56
The Head and The Heart ― Let’s Be Still

46:14
Lauge & Baba Gnohm ― Memories

49:06
Sine ― Dreamin

52:31
fin2limb feat. Sleeper Train ― Naked Sun

55:16
Erothyme feat. Steven Polendey ― Letting Go

57:32
Blank & Jones feat. Mike Francis ― Someone Like You

Rebirth


To Chris, in celebration of his birthday, life, and legacy. He would have been 37 today (Jan 13). Less than a year ago, his passing was our rebirth. It imbued me, his sister and his family with a sense of duty to live out his legacy. The life that he could have had. The life he would have wished for us. Rest in peace my friend.

“So it begins my friend.
The end, but not the end.
The end of a chapter. The end of a stanza.
A sheltered life; the life of my past.

I hear in the air, the call of a Siren.
A call to my soul. A call to my fate.
The Siren of change.
She announces my time.
The time of rebirth.
My hour of epiphany.

I am awake.
I can breathe. I am free.
This is where the new chapter begins.”

Rebirth by The Whisper


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Test Card ― The Willows

05:08
Kane Ikin ― A Synthetic Setting

06:44
adham shaikh ― Blossom Part 2

11:58
Jóhann Jóhannsson and Yair Elazar Glotman ― The Last Men

14:52
An Imaginal Space ― 24th August 2014

18:24
Nobuto Suda ― Fleeting Moments Orchestra In The Afternoon Nap

20:55
Test Card ― Data taken over under rating

26:24
Phillip Wilkerson ― Falling Toward Polaris

28:28
Gallery Six ― In This Perfect Dream

35:12
Linear Bells ― a closer listen

37:37
Biosphere ― From A Solid To A Liquid

40:00
Andrew Tasselmyer ― F (Heat)

41:16
Phillip Wilkerson ― Old Enough to Remember

44:04
Tobias Hellkvist ― New Years

46:13
Andrew J Klimek ― A Minute Before Sunrise

47:58
Porya Hatami ― Homecoming

Fabric of Our Universe


“Deeper than any indigo sea
Wider than the largest celestial galaxy
Is the linking web which conjoins life
Whether it be a couple
Or two strangers separated by thousands of miles
We are all connected in a universal way

Discerned by all or none, we are still unified
By a link impossible to hear, see, or touch
It sprawls the universe, entangling infinite threads
Which weave endlessly through space
Creating the ever-changing fabric
That binds all of mankind.”

A Universal Fabric by Matthew Ellis


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Rhythm Of Mankind & Nature ― Water, Serf & Eternity In You Heart

03:43
Hiatus ― Dawn

06:05
Joshua Radin ― Wanted

08:36
Makis Ablianitis ― Sagarmatha (Edit)

11:56
Fort Road ― Fluke

15:08
Bliss ― Lento

19:08
Mike Foyle ― Shipwrecked (Original Chillout Mix)

22:28
ATB ― One Small Step

25:32
Sunsphere ― Lost Island (Original Mix)

29:32
Orion ― See Me Here (Acoustic Mix)

33:02
Enigma ― Gravity Of Love

36:40
Erik Wøllo ― Silent Currents 1, Part 4

38:18
Andrew Bayer ― Need Your Love

41:34
Masters & Nickson ― Out There (5th Dimension) (Christian Rusch’s Chillout Mix)

50:33
Alex Fox ― Buongiorno Principessa

53:26
Lucinda Drayton ― Fields Of Gold

57:26
Georges Delerue ― Suite (From “Rich And Famous”)

We Have Been Here Before


As 2021 comes to a wrap, it feels like we should be seeing the pandemic off, but the reality is anything but. With more imposed restrictions coinciding with the holiday season, I released this mix to hopefully provide solace to those celebrating alone or unable to spend it with some of their loved ones.

Musically, this mix features 3 tracks from a masterpiece new album by Jon Hopkins called Music for Psychedelic Therapy. Test Card returns with two intriguing pieces from his latest album Music For The Towers. Finally, Martin Domas opens the mix up with a track that inspired this mix. As always, please support the artists you like by streaming or purchasing their music.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Martin Domas ― Gobi

02:52
David Lanz ― Her Solitude

07:02
Dear Gravity ― Strangers Among Our Own

09:56
Human Is Alive ― Among The Trees (Silent Travelers Rework)

12:46
Polar Moon ― A Perfect Picture of Her [Tyresta rework]

15:12
Jon Hopkins ― Arriving (feat. 7RAYS)

17:19
Stars Over Foy & Vechigen ― Want To Leave This World (Into Space)

24:00
An Imaginal Space ― Seascape 01.01.15

25:58
Low Howl ― Augur

29:29
Test Card ― Four Zero Five Line Rewind

32:28
Jon Hopkins ― Ascending, Dawn Sky

40:16
awakened souls & Pepo Galán ― Center Of The Sea

43:22
Polar Moon ― Daylight Moon

45:28
tsone ― A Strange Economy

50:52
Jon Hopkins ― Love Flows Over Us In Prismatic Waves

55:40
Test Card ― We Oscillated Like Sheep Grazing On Grassy Waveforms

Yellow


Last mix of 2021. I named it Yellow not only after the amazing chillout cover of Coldplay’s song you’ll hear here, but also because I want to look forward to next year with positive intent. It hasn’t been an easy year especially with the loss of my best friend to COVID early on. Alas, such is life. Loss is inevitable, but we choose how to carry it forward with us as we honor their memory by living the life they would have wished for us.

Special shoutout to Test Card (testcardmusic.bandcamp.com) for his opening track that inspired this mix.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Test Card ― Super 8 Sunset

03:44
S N U G & Caezura ― Hyde Park

05:33
Frozen Skies ― Yellow (Michael Saupe Sunrise Mix)

10:47
Schwarz & Funk ― Dream On

14:59
Sunlight Ascending ― Vanil-Requiescat (Edit)

17:28
Thesan Project ― While You Sleep

21:00
The Wind and The Wave ― This House Is a Hotel

24:26
Lux-Inspira ― Hope

28:24
H.1 ― Dreams

30:19
Sophie Zelmani ― Oh Dear

36:26
S N U G ― Missing You

38:07
mvnners ― perdida entre sus flores

40:18
Andrea Cardillo ― Beyond The Moon

44:15
Pochill ― By and By

47:31
Erik Wøllo ― Nocturne 1

50:28
Chris Wonderful ― With You Forever (Original Mix)

53:52
Lindsey Stirling ― Song Of The Caged Bird

56:52
Luis M Deltell ― Brothers

Way Back When


It’s my 39th birthday today 🙂 🎂

Inspired by the soothing music of Human Is Alive (humanisalive.bandcamp.com), I wanted this mix to induce reminiscence of happy moments from our past. Amidst the swirl of incessant, attention-demanding world we live in, I sometimes get these fleeting recollections of past events, people, or even things that brought me joy. I made this mix for such moments, so it can hopefully fade to the background while the mind takes a trip down memory lane.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Human Is Alive ― Dawn (Lauge Rework)

04:09
Ambire Seiche ― Blue is the Sun

05:14
Hilyard ― Spore

07:32
Jordi Bachbush ― Funebre

09:13
An Imaginal Space ― Dreaming

12:24
Andrew Lahiff ― Gliding

17:08
Jeannine Schulz ― Heaven-Sent

19:22
zakè ― Night Shineth as the Day

23:00
Luis Miehlich ― seasons

24:20
Max Richter ― Never Fade Into Nothingness

32:44
Keith Kenniff ― Stranded

33:50
Rudy Adrian ― Subterranean River

39:38
Altus ― Hypnotize

51:06
An Imaginal Space ― 9th July 2014

52:13
An Imaginal Space ― 22nd July 2014

52:52
Andrew Lahiff ― We Lost Sight Of The Island

56:48
Human Is Alive ― Moonbeam

Burning Heart


Rays ignite the shadows
Where the sun forgets to fade
Blazing a path of brilliance
When memories are made

Life it has no boundaries
No rules for you or me
An endless path of possibility
Eternal destiny

A fire that burns in the heart
Scorching dark, cold days
Ignite the light of tomorrow
Burning blinding rays

A smoldering pyre of passion
That glows through the soul
A dream that’s not extinguished
A life that’s in control”

Burning Heart by Dean Fraser-Phillips


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Aqualung ― Arrivals

05:21
Blank & Jones ― From N’Ney With Love

09:46
Henschkeschlott & Pascal Von Wroblewsky ― Good Thing

12:59
Haruka Nakamura ― Sign

16:01
Aleksey Chistilin ― The Feeling of Fly

19:25
P!nk ― Glitter In The Air (Edit)

22:45
Secret Garden ― Hymn To Hope (Edit)

24:40
Enya ― Watermark

27:03
Honeyroot ― Falling

35:32
A.R. Rahman ― Frankie’s Burning Desire (Edit)

36:12
Deepak Chopra ― My Burning Heart

37:12
Madonna ― Bittersweet

39:36
Deepak Chopra ― Intoxicated By Love

40:59
Seoan feat. Ekaterina ― Under The Moon (Full Moon Mix)

44:32
Code Indigo ― Galileo (Edit)

45:41
Dido ― Honestly OK

50:17
Fiona Joy Hawkins ― Love In The Refrigerator (Edit)

51:55
Stephen Simmonds ― Where Is My Love

56:22
Painted Water ― Ilana’s Mansion

61:42
David Lanz ― Wings To Altair

Moon Shadows


“In the shadow of a moonlight gaze
a cold and misty type of haze
washes over me as if my soul
has left and made me half, not whole
as night envelops everything around
the darkness heaps its magic on the ground
as features change and dampness marks its place
a pleasing smile appears upon my face
I love that nature calls me every day
Inviting me to meet it on the way
and taking me to places dark, yet grey
showing all its beauty on the way”

Moonlight Shadow by Phil Soar


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Cousin Silas & musicformessier ― Sol

02:50
TUNESURGE ― Death from the Skies

04:05
Phillip Wilkerson & Chris Russell ― Far Past

06:31
awakened souls & Pepo Galán ― Fall To Pieces

10:33
Thom Brennan ― Stories From The Forest Part 8

15:20
Warmth ― Every Day From Now

22:40
adham shaikh ― Blossom Part 3

27:08
Andrew Lahiff ― The Quiet Memory

31:28
Rudy Adrian ― Blue Horizon

34:56
David Helpling ― Loss Of Words

39:48
The Monk by the Sea ― Sea

43:07
Ben Woods ― Talk

45:22
Ben Lukas Boysen ― Eos

48:16
James Johnson ― Minimum#4

LaLa Land


“We stumbled on a view that’s tailor-made for two”

I love this quote from the film La La Land and I wanted to create the soundtrack mix to one such view. This is an enchanting mix, full of love and positivity, to take with you on your next escapade.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
No Spirit x Kyle McEvoy vs. Bliss ― It’s Been A Year, Returning Home (Uplifting Pills Mashup)

02:15
Schiller ― For You (with Tawgs Salter)

05:56
Almadrava ― Two Friends

10:35
Ol’ Burger Beats ― It’s New

11:58
Chillwalker ― Weed (Laid Back Mix)

18:23
Purrple Cat ― Green Tea

21:00
Blank & Jones ― Above the Clouds

23:30
Hans Zimmer, David Fleming, Derek Trucks, Nile Marr & Tina Guo ― Resignation

24:40
The Piano Guys (Jon Schmidt & Steven Sharp Nelson) ― Over The Rainbow / Simple Gifts

28:17
STJ feat. Gerith Sommer ― My Moon (Garden of Soul Mix)

32:48
Den Russ ― Hold Me

37:48
Konstantin Klashtorni ― Everywhere I Go

41:31
Ingo Herrmann ― Lala-Land

45:04
Tony Anderson ― New Life

46:56
Michael E ― La Nuit (Original Mix)

51:58
Randy Crawford ― Time For Love

55:27
Tim Janis ― Mountain Road

57:33
Bliss ― Returning Home

58:06
Ulrich Schnauss ― Blumenthal

Harmony


This episode celebrates 50th Calm Pill milestone 🎉 Thank you everyone for supporting the show by tuning in, sharing it with friends or leaving a review. And thanks to those who choose to express their gratitude with small donations. It really warms my heart to see the impact this music has on so many people, and it gives me the motivation to keep going. Here’s to the next 50 🥂


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
awakened souls & Pepo Galán ― Kneeling Above the Blue

03:13
marine eyes ― pink moment

06:48
Ludvig Cimbrelius ― Someone Listening (pour H.)

13:34
tonepoet ― Showers Of Lilac

18:17
Lowercase Noises ― Beauty Into Wreck

23:16
Gallery Six ― A Green Awakening

27:20
marine eyes ― you’ll find me

30:12
Hammock ― Mysterium

36:40
Macroform ― The Root Chakra (Vocal “UH”chant)

44:26
Kip Mazuy ― Harmony

51:52
Purl ― sus (summer of innocence edit)

Fifty Shades of Chill


We’ve made it to 50! I am so very proud of how far this show has come. Since its inception in 2016, my goal has been to produce quality uplifting chillout mixes. Every one of them, including this anniversary mix, is a true labor of love. I have so many favorites to mention here, and if you like what you hear here, there’s a catalog full of them to explore.

Thank you all for your support. I’ve received some wonderful feedback, messages of encouragement, stories of how this music is helping you get through their daily lives. I read every single one of them and it always makes my day to do so.

Here’s to the next 50 🥂


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Leo Almunia ― Minor Circle

06:53
Gary B ― Time To Slow It Down

10:52
Club Camarillo ― Baracoa

15:12
DJ Maretimo ― Una Historia De La Mar (Siesta Stories Mix)

21:01
atb ― Love the Silence

26:30
Yann Tiersen ― Coma

27:32
Tom Day ― Who We Want To Be (Soundtrack Version)

29:21
Pochill ― Discipline

33:53
Conjure One ― I Dream In Colour (Radio Edit)

37:54
Kupla ― The Past, The Present

40:52
BE ― Hey (It’s A Perfect Day)

44:41
Eriq Johnson ― Hold My Hand (Original Mix)

47:53
Darin Sysoev ― In Less Than No Time

49:16
Stray Theories ― A Distant Light

53:05
Jerez-Texas ― Paris Sous La Pluie

57:34
Andre Rieu ― Mon Amant De Saint-Jean

Solitude


“When everything has left you, You are alone When you left everything behind that’s solitude.”

These words, sampled from Schiller’s classic track Solitude, really sum up what this mix is all about. Being in a temporary solitude is not like choosing to be lonely and isolated. It’s a wonderful state of disconnecting from the stress and strains of today’s fast-paced environment and focusing your energy on your well-being and things that truly matter to you.


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
Alex M.O.R.P.H. ― Sunset Boulevard (Purple Acoustic Mix)

05:27
Schiller ― Solitude (DJ Seroton’s Vocal Cut)

05:43
Sacral Reason ― Deux Coeurs

11:52
Painted Water ― Sorrow

16:45
Vangelis ― Movement X (Epilogue)

22:28
Hammock ― Always Wishing You Were Somewhere Else

25:28
Velvet Girl And Colin Replay ― Show Me The Way (Domenico Cascarino & Luca Lombardi Ambient Version)

33:30
Workbench ― De La Terre À La Cime (I & II)

51:01
Amethystium ― Hymnody

55:16
Hammock ― Sparkle And Fade

55:37
Max Melvin ― Slowburn

Aloft


So what about it all my friend ?
Has life smiled upon your face?
Do you feel the warming emanate
From within the planet’s grace?

Dare you hold the flame aloft for me
To strive under your spell ?
…For should you guide me to tomorrow
We can tomorrow’s burdens break

— From To He Who Holds His Hand Aloft by Marshal Gebbie


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Marconi Union ― Losing The Light

06:21
Hirotaka Shirotsubaki ― Isyo-an

10:02
Warmth ― Extent

13:40
poemme ― clear depths

18:15
Kip Mazuy ― Water Falling

27:08
Good Weather For An Airstrike ― Lah

36:04
offthesky ― Okay Aloft

40:43
Brambles ― Such Owls As You

44:52
John Foxx And Harold Budd ― Linger

46:46
Oöphoi ― Ism-el Azam (Birth And Death Of The Sound)

50:36
Brother Saturn ― Apogee

Autumn Leaves


“I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived.
And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.”

― Dodinsky


If you missed last episode, I was happy to share that Chill Pills Radio, a 24/7 online ad-free station, is now available on any Alexa or Google Assistant-enabled device or smart speaker. You can follow the link above or simply say “Alexa, Open Chill Pills Radio” or “Ok Google, Ask Chill Pills Radio to play“. It also support routines so you can have shorter command to play it or embed it in your morning or evening routines.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
A.R. Rahman, Suzanne ― Latika’s Theme

02:59
Tigerforest ― Sunset Destination

07:53
De Santos ― Ojos De Sol

11:23
John O’Callaghan ― Bring Back The Sun

14:49
ATB ― The Autumn Leaves

20:10
Hammock ― The World We Knew As Children

25:21
Altair ― Reminisce

29:06
Epic45 ― We Grew Up Playing In The Fields Of England

33:37
John H. Clarke ― Signal Urchin Rostrum

36:30
Andre Rieu ― La Derniere Rose De L’ete

39:44
Painted Water ― Forgiveness

42:50
Bliss ― The World Is Lost To Me

46:14
Bliss ― Wait And Wonder

52:21
Hammock ― Gold Star Mothers

53:08
Jose Padilla ― Adios Ayer

Chakra Meditation


Inspired by Constance Demby’s album Sonic Immersion, my hope for this mix is to help you bring calmness to a disturbed mind, inviting you to interface with the moment in full awareness. Take a deep breath and embark on this journey. See you on the other side.

If you missed last episode, I was happy to share that Calm Pills Radio, a 24/7 online ad-free station, is now available on any Alexa or Google Assistant-enabled device or smart speaker. You can follow the link above or simply say “Alexa, Open Calm Pills Radio” or “Ok Google, Ask Calm Pills Radio to play“. It also support routines so you can have shorter command to play it or embed it in your morning or evening routines.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Paul Winter ― Rain Blessing

00:41
Constance Demby ― Chakra #1 (Edit)

01:40
Jonn Serrie & Gary Stroutsos ― Earth Sky

06:20
Alio Die & Mathias Grassow ― Winds From The Other World

14:05
Bliss ― Diamond Rain

21:10
Adham Shaikh ― Zero G

25:55
Hammock ― Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow

31:24
Steve Roach, Kevin Braheny, Michael Stearns ― From The Heart Of Darkness

35:04
Rudy Adrian ― At The Edge Of The Desert

37:21
Alio Die & Aglaia ― Cirrus

48:15
Rudy Adrian & Ron Boots ― Ancestral Graves

52:38
Sola Translatio ― The Gate

Come Away With Me


When curating and crafting a mix, sometimes two songs don’t just mix well together; with some thoughtful arrangement, they are meant to be played together. In this mix, released 6 years ago under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton, you will hear two mashups I made of songs that are match-made in heaven. First, Allie Moss’s Wait It Out is sandwiched between two great instrumental tracks by Ólafur Arnalds and Secret Garden. Second, Erothyme and Bliss’s respective songs about gratitude combine for an amplified message.

I also have great news: Chill Pills Radio, a 24/7 online ad-free station, is now available on any Alexa or Google Assistant-enabled device or smart speaker. You can follow the link above or simply say “Alexa, Open Chill Pills Radio” or “Ok Google, Ask Chill Pills Radio to play“. It also support routines so you can have shorter command to play it or embed it in your morning or evening routines.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
All India Radio ― Solstice

03:09
Norah Jones ― Come Away With Me

05:55
Cliff Martinez ― Wrong Floor (Excerpt)

06:14
Brian Eno ― And Then So Clear

11:38
The Quiet After ― Landing On Barren Earth

14:35
Aaron Zigman ― Will You Wait For Me?

15:33
Ólafur Arnalds ― Ljósið

17:31
Allie Moss ― Wait It Out

19:47
Secret Garden ― Sometimes When It Rains (Edit)

22:20
Erothyme vs. Bliss ― Gratuitous Thank You (DJ Seroton Mashup)

25:52
Blank & Jones ― Warm Weather (Norderney Version)

28:23
Erik Wøllo ― Sounds Of The Seen

29:41
Bill Laswell ― One Love (People Get Ready)

32:31
Sunsphere ― Sunlight

38:33
Apple & Stone ― Crying Emotions

41:21
Gary B ― Time To Slow It Down

45:06
Andrew Lahiff ― Stellar Gateway (Excerpt)

45:27
LastEDEN ― Cold Fingers

49:33
DJ Rostej ― Sad Sea

53:37
Adam Fielding ― These Small Victories (Edit)

55:50
Solarstone & Betsie Larkin ― Where Do We Go from Here

Evanesce


This mix is inspired by the meditative music of Macroform, from a wonderful song called Deep Breath (Meditation). Check him out at linktr.ee/macroform.

I also have great news: Calm Pills Radio, a 24/7 online ad-free station, is now available on any Alexa or Google Assistant-enabled device or smart speaker. You can follow the link above or simply say “Alexa, Open Calm Pills Radio” or “Ok Google, Ask Calm Pills Radio to play“. It also support routines so you can have shorter command to play it or embed it in your morning or evening routines.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Tonepoet ― kə-ˈlī-də-ˌskōp (A Beginning)

02:09
Jason van Wyk ― Depart

04:44
Jason van Wyk ― Evanesce

05:47
The Meditone Project ― Dusk

10:56
Macroform ― The Throat Chakra

17:48
Ex Confusion ― Epilogue (Death)

20:50
SiJ ― Immersion

27:10
Macroform ― Deep Breath (Meditation)

32:58
Jeff Greinke ― City Light

39:10
Jonn Serrie ― The Veils of Beta Pavonis

48:48
Tonepoet & CloudFall ― Free Falling Through Life’s Cavernous Atmosphere

Cloud Nine


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 (calm.upliftingpills.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)

Morning Dew


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 (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


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

The Silencer


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 (calm.upliftingpills.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

Sense of Idle


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 (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


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

One


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 (calm.upliftingpills.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

Into the Dream


“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 (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


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

You Move Me


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 (calm.upliftingpills.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)

From Within


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 (calm.upliftingpills.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

Place to Rest My Head


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 (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


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

Priceless Jewel


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, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
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

Suspended Memories

I’m pleased to announce the launch of Calm Pills Ambient Radio (calmradio.uppmixes.com): a free 24/7 online radio station playing your favorite Calm Pill mixes which you can tune into anytime and just hit play!

Calm 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 Calm Pill mix.

Hope you enjoy the station. I’m working on making it available through smart speakers. In the meantime, if you have any feedback on improving station’s experience, email me a line at uppmixes.com/contact. You can also sign up for new releases mailing list (uppmixes.com/mailinglist) to get an update when smart speakers support is available.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Danny Elfman ― Finale (From “The Kingdom”)

06:45
Jon Hopkins ― Opalescent

08:22
Jeff Pearce ― The Hidden Sky

11:46
Cliff Martinez ― He Had A Good Time

13:00
Global Communication ― 12:18

17:56
Tetsu Inoue ― Low Of Vibration

23:08
James Johnson ― Minimum #5

33:39
David Helping ― All Things End

37:24
Alio Die ― The Circular Development Of Time

45:09
Steve Roach ― Saguaro

47:09
Aeoliah ― Whispers Among The Stars

Thank You for All of It


“The greatest tribute to the dead is not grief, but gratitude,” Thornton Wilder once wrote.

Two months in, my grief for losing my best friend Chris is still ever-present. Nevertheless, realizing that painful separation was always going to be an inevitable price for attachment, I started attempting to derail the train of sorrow onto the path of gratitude.

Chris’s arrival and presence in my life sparked countless joyful moments. He got me through difficult times, not by doing anything extraordinary, but by just being there. He was an inspiration too. You’re here listening to this show because Chris was there at the beginning with me in 2016, brainstorming how I might go about creating and branding it.

For all of these things and everything else, I made this mix to say: thank you for all of it Chris! For the ups and downs, for the highs and lows, for the sights and sounds, for the inspiration to be all I can be, for believing in me and pushing me to realize my potential.

And… I even tucked in here your favorite song: “When She Loved Me”. They played it at your funeral’s closing ceremony. I will always remember how the last piano note of this song and subsequent silence made me feel then: like it was curtains closing on our lives together. But now I realize it was the beginning of my journey to find you again, through sheer gratitude for our time together.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Above & Beyond ― Making Plans (feat. Alex Vargas)

04:43
Coldplay ― O

08:28
George Kallis ― The River of Life (Instrumental)

11:04
No Spirit ― Washed Ashore (feat. Mondo Loops)

13:01
Bliss ― Thank You

17:18
Blake Ewing ― Peaks

19:93
Dido ― Sitting on the Roof of the World

22:37
Day 7 ― The End

26:45
Chris Snelling ― Together We Will Live Forever (Edit)

28:08
Aaron Zigman ― The Last Goodbye (Edit)

29:45
Sarah McLachlan ― When She Loved Me

32:30
Craig Armstrong ― Ivan Remembers

32:55
Craig Armstrong ― Through the Mall (Edit)

33:56
ATB ― Within a Dream

38:32
Jonathan Ogden ― 07:00 the Morning Comes

40:48
Ulrich Schnauss ― As If You’ve Never Been Away

46:40
Craig Armstrong ― Life Returns to Normal

47:30
Lucinda Drayton ― Thank You For All Of It

51:59
Tom Day ― Goodbye Friends

54:53
the album leaf ― Tied Knots

Remember Me


I dedicated my last Chill Pill mix to my best friend who left this world all too quickly last month from his short-lived flight with COVID. Since then, and following the funeral that I couldn’t attend in person, I fell into a deep existential breaking point as I realized the fragility of life, and grabbled with the conviction that this can’t be all that we are, all that we live for, and all that remains of us. I imagined that even if Chris was ready to go, that he’d want me to remember him, to tell the world that he walked this earth with kindness, humility and desire to make it a better place.

To me, what’s harder than the helplessness I feel against the raging monster of never-again, is the thought that with every passing day, his memory is slipping away, one tiny fragment at a time. I don’t know how long this mix will live on, but while it does, I hope it tells the story of a man who once existed, who was a best friend to me through thick and thin. I may or may never have a friend like him again, but for the rest of my days I’m going to remember and cherish all the moments I was blessed to have shared with him.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
amble ― May Kasahara

03:21
David Helpling ― The Real World

04:34
Spheriá ― Don’t Forget Me

07:56
amble ― Circumambulation

14:12
Thom Brennan ― Stories From The Forest Part 1

17:36
Warmth ― Every Day From Now

25:08
Cousin Silas ― October Grasslands

29:48
Biosphere ― Kyle

30:06
amble ― Narcissus and Goldmund

33:32
Andrew Tasselmyer ― Dawn Light

35:13
Kip Mazuy ― Where We Dissappear As One

41:52
Michael Stearns ― Sabana

45:47
Andrew Tasselmyer ― Number 6

48:02
Harold Budd & Robin Guthrie ― The Belles Of Saint Andrew

51:07
Slow Dancing Society ― Nerves

58:54
José Venditti ― The Phantom of the Night

60:44
Ben Lukas Boysen ― Sorry

Goodbye My Friend (Tribute to Chris Magwood)


On the eve of the 1st anniversary of when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, I mourn the loss of my best friend who lost his short-lived fight to it last month. I made this mix in an attempt to process my shock, my disbelief that years of talking to him every single day have been undone, and came to an indisputable irreversible end, in a matter of a week. He was my rock through thick and thin and I never imagined losing him this soon, at the young age of 36.

But I also made this for all of you out there who lost a dearly beloved, be it to any cause, foreseen or sudden. Much has been written about grief, but contending with it and living in a post-traumatic shock is something no one can prepare you for. Words escape me and I find myself in whirlwind of emotions that come in unpredictable waves. Emotions like anger, denial, sorrow, disbelief and regret. I go about my day feeling numb, aimless and dejected. I’m told time is a healer, but what if I don’t want to be healed? I’m scared of our memories fading into oblivion.

Maybe this mix will be a solace for all of us who grieve. It has the highs and lows, the ebbs and flows, the wave of emotions that come to define our experience living with such insurmountable loss.

And to Chris I whisper:

Goodbye, my friend; your journey has ended.
Your struggles have now begun to cease.
Time to close your eyes to happy dreams
And wake to eternal peace.

Goodbye, my friend; I don’t want to let go.
We’ve been together many years.
It’s hard to see what lies ahead.
It’s blurry through the tears.

Our two souls are forever entwined.
There will always be a hollow spot.
I will miss you until it becomes my time.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
No Spirit ― Memories We Made

03:54
Hollow Coves ― These Memories

08:25
An Imaginal Space ― Belated

08:40
Lights & Motion ― Northern Lights

10:31
Jon Hopkins ― Feel First Life

14:46
Spheriá ― Reminiscent Of Spring

15:23
The Captive Oceans ― There Is A World Better Off Without Me

19:39
Not a Number ― Awaiting Stasis (Excerpt)

20:17
Embrace ― I Had A Time

25:33
Ayan Das ― Remembrance (feat. Zan)

27:48
Michael FK ― Farewell

32:57
U137 ― Adam Forever (Album Version)

36:30
Amir Hedayah ― Mindspace

37:22
Amir Hedayah ― Betrayed

38:24
Susan Boyle ― Somewhere Over The Rainbow

43:50
Laibach ― End Title (We Leave in Peace)

46:11
Lovey James feat. Daniel Seavey ― See You Again (Cover Version)

50:00
No Spirit ― Trees In The Wind

53:00
Max Richter ― When She Came Back

55:16
Jon Hopkins ― Small Memory

56:30
the album leaf ― Another Day

60:16
J. Ralph Feat. Scarlett Johansson & Joshua Bell ― Before My Time

An Ocean of Stars


I’m happy to present the very first guest mix on this show, by none other than my friend and previous collaborator Tonepoet. His ambient mixes on his Spaceman’s Transmissions podcast are exquisitely crafted pieces of art, and he is gracing this show with a beautiful painting that he describes below. He also creates beautiful guitar-infused ambient music which I have featured heavily in the past. Check out his music and mixes below and enjoy the show.

mixcloud.com/Tonepoet
tonepoet.bandcamp.com

“Look up at the night sky, dear listeners, and tell me what you see. A vast and empty curtain that swallows up light? A void riddled with tiny diamonds? A dark and lifeless pasture? Now, look past that, and begin to transcend above these former descriptions of the cosmic drape. It is the cosmic ocean, and it’s much more vast that we can conceive. This galactic wall is graced with glistening stars like well-worn shells that are eroding to reveal a delicate sheen, planet illuminated that produce reflective shimmers not unlike ocean waves, and a stunning moon that drifts like a sand dollar in the sky. This is the true cosmic skyscape for all of us: the limitless sea of unimagined intensity and grace. See it for what it really is, and immerse yourself within its cleansing cosmic tide.

As we drift within the cosmic tide, allow the ceremony of cleansing your senses and mind with the sweet nectar of this aural current of sound and light that carries you into the ether. Allow this current to guide you to that destination that yields an oasis of wonderment, purity, and self-purpose. It is here on this island within the star speckled ocean in which you are rewarded with an awareness of your potential and creative drive. Spark your ambitions with this flame of enlightenment.

The staff here at Spaceman’s Transmissions takes deep pride in producing only the highest quality products for our clients. When you old boy Tonepoet steps out to get fresh air, do not think that he has abandoned you as an aimless, drifting co-pilot without a mission or destination. This detour is only an effort to reassess the correct pathway to our destination and forge new means for attaining the zenith of our journey. You, the co-pilot, are vital to all of our voyages. So it is said.

An absolute acknowledgement and ridiculously extreme ‘thank you’ goes out to Calm Pills for not only serving up like-minded initiatives, but for hosting this mix and being an amazing resource and friend. Cheers, Aladdin!

Peace.

Turn on, tune in, drift in the ether…”


Tracklist

00:00
Nobody ― Sounds Of The Sea

00:30
Abstract Aprils ― We’re All Clouds

03:13
Parks ― When The Last Ferry Left Helsingborg

09:26
Benoît Pioulard ― &c. (Excerpt)

12:14
Caustic Reverie ― Induction Sermon

15:10
Max Ananyev ― Golden Haze

20:26
Steve Gibbs ― Adrift

25:45
Somniscape ― Catamaran

28:28
626 ― Echaskech (Kevin Bryce Remix) (Excerpt)

29:55
Ben Woods ― Thought

32:55
Virus ― Seconda Parte (Excerpt)

33:24
Panoptique Electrical ― Night Dance (Excerpt)

37:03
halftribe ― Balm

39:41
Latent Places ― Altitude (Excerpt)

41:28
Matt Starling ― Music For Nina (6 Minute Edit)

46:16
Olan Mill ― Pine

48:31
Yair Elazar Glotman & Mats Erlandsson ― Procession (Excerpt)

51:09
Jónsi & Alex Somers ― Hundslappadrífa

55:21
Morimoto Naoki ― Off

Awakened Souls


In this album, I would like to invite you to sample the world of awakened souls (awakenedsouls.bandcamp.com), an ambient music project of veteran electronic music producer James Bernard and his wife Cynthia. When I stumbled on their album how we heal, I knew I had found an artist who creates music for the same reason I create these mixes: to heal. Their mission is to “help others find the sense of healing that music brings to them” and their name comes from their “hope to be in touch with the most authentic parts of ourselves.” I think you will find that their music indeed lives up to this ambition and is conducive to quite reflection.

As always, if you like what you hear, check out the time-stamped track list and support awakened souls and all the other great artists featured on this mix by buying and streaming their music.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Gallery Six ― Under the Morning Mist

02:34
Rudy Adrian ― Shelter From The Storm

06:58
Andrew Tasselmyer ― Mai Khao Sunset

10:13
Warmth ― Reflector

17:06
Dreamware ― Periphery

21:02
Stijn Hüwels ― A kind of a path

23:36
awakened souls ― A New Era

28:24
Tonepoet ― A Lonely Dwarf Revolves In Peace

32:09
awakened souls ― bodhichitta

36:29
An Imaginal Space ― Circles

39:17
awakened souls ― nightly meditation

44:44
Murcof ― Chapitre VI

47:24
awakened souls ― citrus sunset

Imagine


This mix is dedicated to all people who dream of a better world, one without the conflicts and fractions that plagued our world today.

Sometimes I like to zone out and run my imagination wild and free. I like to think that one day, somehow humans will find a way to coexist. To be able to give and take. To share this planet Earth equally and fairly among all of us, and to nourish it so that our future generations will be able to do the same.

So when you’re listening to this mix, just set back, relax and imagine. Imagine you’re in a wide open green field, setting next to a tree in the early hours of the day. It’s the break of dawn and the sky above you is slowly but surely starting to light up from darkness. The clouds are clearing up and the early rays of sunshine are passing through, touching upon the grass and creating moving waves of lights. And while you’re enjoying the breeze in this peaceful atmosphere, reflect on what it feels like to live in a city of hope, a city were people loved and where kind to each other. They don’t speak the same language, have the same color or share the same religion, but they’ve found a way to embrace and accept one another, for better and worse.

I released this mix 9 years ago under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton in a series called Unwind. It was one of my most popular Unwind mixes. Sensational, soulful and dreamy with influence from classical music, it was inspired by the fourth track of the same name by Gregorian.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Amethystium ― Break of Dawn

04:32
Ryan Farish ― Look To You

06:21
ATB ― City Of Hope

08:34
Gregorian ― Imagine

12:51
Vangelis ― Memories of Blue

17:49
Chris Botti ― Hallelujah

20:24
Yiruma ― Our Same Word

22:34
Enya ― Hope Has A Place

27:15
Terry Davies ― Epilogue (Beethoven Piano Concerto no 5 “Emperor”-II)

30:15
Roger Matura ― Time Is A River (Prologue)

32:36
Jon Hopkins ― Apparition

34:25
ATB ― Moving Backwards

38:13
Brian Eno ― Just Another Day

42:15
Hammock ― Losing You to You

48:01
Helios ― Hope Valley Hill

53:00
ATB ― Trilogy (The Final Chapter)

Weightless


Happy new year everyone. Let’s make the best of 2021. I’m energized and looking forward to crafting for you more mixes showcasing the best of what ambient genre has to offer.

Let’s start this year with another trip back in time to a mix I released 5 years ago as part of my Drifter ambient series, which I created under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton. At the time, I dedicated it to the wonderful people behind Ambient-Nights (mixcloud.com/Ambient_Nights), who I had the pleasure of joining as part of the Ambient-Nights Mixer Family. Ambient-Nights was the site that got me hooked on ambient music since I discovered it in 2007. The quality of their mixes is really extraordinary, and they have a body of work that will sure take some time to go through, but the experience will be just as rewarding.

Fun fact: I decided to call this mix after the second track, Weightless by Marconi Union. Few years after this mix was released, scientists singled out this song as “the world’s most relaxing song.” The song is filled with dreamy, mellow synths, soothing melodies and instrumentation composed of piano, guitar and electronic samples of natural soundscapes. Read this for more information:
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/relaxing-song-best-weightless-marconi-union-youtube-surgery-anxiety-a9011971.html


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Another Green World ― Stream of Consciousness

06:16
Marconi Union ― Weightless

13:46
Andrew Lahiff ― Deserted

18:14
J Butler ― Grey

21:39
An Imaginal Space ― Cloudscape Timelapse 10.06.15 (Loop 16.05.15)

23:49
Jonson ― From the Outside Part Two

30:21
Cliff Martinez ― My Name On A Car

32:10
Bing Satellites ― 19 February 2012 part 2

35:04
Michael Stearns ― Procession (Sacred Ceremony) (Edit)

36:42
All India Radio ― Little Desert Ambient

38:43
Ben Woods ― Together Standing

42:10
Pete Namlook & Dr. Atmo ― Trip From Mars (Excerpt)

43:01
Eluvium ― Show Us Our Homes

47:26
Alio Die ― Spring Music

56:02
Secede ― Shrine

I Will Rise Up Now


Happy new year everyone!

This mix is inspired by a beautiful song called Love & Hate by Michael Kiwanuka, and the mix is dedicated to my brother Ahmad who recommended it when I asked him for his favorite song to make a mix around. I loved the empowering message of the song that I decided to make an uplifting mix themed around it.

Let’s make 2021 count!

“Always on the outside, through a window looking in
Never the right time, so the chance goes by again

The lines begin to show, when we feel broken
To move on we have to drop the pieces we’re holding

And no one is perfect
You don’t need to be strong, every single day

Chase the wind again, knowing just what they’ll say
Don’t care anymore, can’t stay still anyway

No one really knows along the way
that the best things in life won’t be, perfect anyway”

From track #7 Seraphine, the Starry-Eyed Songstress


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Marga Sol ― Bliss Of Water (Original Mix)

05:49
Shaheen Sheik ― Wildflower World (Wild Orchid Mix)

09:36
Koru ― The Meeting

13:03
Michael Kiwanuka ― Love & Hate

19:09
Markus Gleissner ― I Will Rise up Now (Instrumental)

21:29
Alexandre Navarro ― Universes

21:47
League of Legends featuring Jasmine Clarke ― Seraphine, the Starry-Eyed Songstress

25:59
Blank & Jones ― Flowing

29:31
Flitz&Suppe, Gas-Lab ― Slice of Life

31:06
The Universe’s Howl ― Sehnsucht

35:18
Yağız Oral ― Light Me Up (Instrumental)

37:50
Christiaan Verbeek ― Things From Her

39:06
Conjure One ― Center Of The Sun (Solarstone’s Chilled Out Remix)

48:31
Paulsen & Stryczek ― Tripping Down A Desert Road

51:11
Guggenz ― This Love I’ve Met

55:02
Alejandro De Pinedo ― Wonderland

My Secret Life


I released this mix 9 years ago under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton in a series called Unwind.  It was inspired by the first track, In My Secret Life, by the late Leonard Cohen.

It was a personal mix to some extent. The following words by Gregory L. and Brenda Person sum up how I was feeling at the time. Perhaps you can relate to it. Either way, I hope you enjoy it. It certainly brings back memories for me.

“There are so many secrets about life I will never know. I may never know what road I should have taken, the one less travelled or the one I know.
There are the could haves, the maybes, should haves, never haves and must haves but will I ever know? Will I ever know for sure what life is really like? Will it be chock-full of promises or filled with disappointing doubts?
Who am I? Where am I going? Will I travel down the road of life not making a single stop? Will I recognize that awkward moment when my future is in sight?
I think before I bare my soul, I hold some back. Have I ever given my whole?
I may not be the person you see. There is no way of knowing all the possibilities that life could be.
Some of life’s secrets are meant to be kept forever more.”

My Secret Life by Gregory L. and Brenda Person


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Leonard Cohen ― In My Secret Life

04:41
John O’Callaghan vs. Neptune Project ― Rhea (Chillout Mix)

06:16
Bliss ― Remember My Name

11:37
Vitam Venturi feat. Ben Hatten ― Walking On Clouds Part 1

16:41
Enigma ― From East To Innocence (DJ Seroton’s Mashup)

21:16
Kira B.M.J. ― Stars Above The Beach

23:58
Blank & Jones ― Balearic Blue

30:07
Ulrich Schnauss ― As If You’ve Never Been Away

36:22
Corderoy ― Born Again

41:03
Vargo ― Relax (Blank & Jones, Vargo Vocal Remix)

46:51
Chris Coco ― My Beach House

53:47
Jon Hopkins ― Afterlife

56:33
Enigma ― Goodbye Milky Way

Tomorrow’s Lights


What a year 2020 has been! We’re not out of the woods yet, but we’re here and we have few things we can be thankful for as this years draws to an end.

I’m thankful for all of you listeners and supporters of this show. I have recently been graced by an uptick of positive reviews on Apple Podcasts and other apps where this show is available. I treasure each one because it lets me know the positive effect this music has on your life.

I’m also thankful for the artists whose music make this show possible. Whenever you can, check out the timestamped playlist in the episode description and look up the songs you like.

Happy holidays everyone. Stay safe and cherish your loved ones. Tomorrow’s lights will shine, and we will be together again.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Harry Gregson-Williams ― Mars

02:15
Dear Gravity ― Migrant

03:17
Dear Gravity ― Settled Odds

05:22
Michael FK feat. Solace ― Things We Wouldn’t Say

12:09
David Helpling & Jon Jenkins ― Above All

14:34
Hollan Holmes ― Threshold

17:06
A Winged Victory For The Sullen ― A Symphony Pathetique

22:29
Aurastore ― Drift

34:04
Antonymes ― 311210

35:48
Slow Dancing Society ― The Delicate Sound of Silence

39:03
Mnemonic45 ― Sud

42:40
TUNESURGE ― I Saw Three Moons

44:28
Wolfgang Gsell & Lutz Thuns ― Urban Midnight Constellations (Excerpt)

47:38
City Of Dawn ― As She Quietly Dance in the Wander of Stars

53:02
Endless Melancholy ― A Minute In Between

53:48
Not a Number ― Cryodream Two

57:11
Thomas Köner ― Dalmatinska, Beograd

58:38
Luttrell ― Outro (Original Mix)

Thick As Thieves


Most mixes I create are typically inspired by a single song that I hear and feel strongly about creating a themed mix around. This one, however, has two sources of inspiration.

First, I stumbled upon the dreamy, hazy and romantic style of a band called Cigarettes After Sex (the name beats me!). They became an instant favorite and their song Falling in Love was crying out to be the star of a mix. A little after that, Hans Zimmer and co. mesmerized me in the emotionally epic soundtrack to the Netflix original film Hillbilly Elegy. This mix begins and ends with music from the soundtrack, which gives it a particularly high note to end on that I hope would leave you with a lingering sense of love and hope.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Hans Zimmer, David Fleming, Derek Trucks, Nile Marr & Tina Guo ― We Respect Our Dead

02:01
Cerah ― The Things She Wanted to Say.

05:01
Cigarettes After Sex ― Falling in Love

08:47
Greetings From Tuskan ― To Forget (Edit)

10:56
Van Morrison ― Some Like You

14:33
Nordsø & Theill ― Sun fo Ni

21:56
Hans Zimmer, David Fleming, Derek Trucks, Nile Marr & Tina Guo ― Kentucky 1997

23:36
Hans Zimmer, David Fleming, Derek Trucks, Nile Marr & Tina Guo ― Usha

26:31
Lowercase Noises ― Song For No One

30:53
The Cinematic Orchestra feat. Patrick Watson ― To Build A Home

37:18
Hans Zimmer, David Fleming, Derek Trucks, Nile Marr & Tina Guo ― Transformation (End Titles)

40:40
Yanni ― Whispers In The Dark

44:27
Klaus Schoenning ― Sunlight In The Ripples

47:49
DJ Sammy & Yanou Featuring Do ― Heaven (Yanou’s Candlelight Mix)

51:49
Helios ― Halving the Compass

56:23
Bon Jovi ― Thick As Thieves

61:06
Aaron Zigman ― WE CAN MISS HER TOGETHER

61:28
Aaron Zigman ― PEACE, WE SHOULD GO

61:59
Hans Zimmer, David Fleming, Derek Trucks, Nile Marr & Tina Guo ― Steel In Our Veins

One


On the eve of the 4th anniversary of Calm Pills (this series began back in Nov 15, 2016), let’s take a trip back in time to the very first ambient mix I ever created. This is mix number one! I created it 8 years ago under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton, and to this day it remains one of the best ones I have ever done. This is what I wrote in the release notes back in Jan 16, 2012:

What puts you to sleep?

I bet the answer to this question will vary from one person to the other. For me, I like total darkness, comfy pillow, and believe it or not, the constant sound of AC, which I’ve grown to appreciate as a way of eliminating little on-off noises from around the building. On top of that, when I’m in the mood, nothing beats a good playlist of pure and peaceful ambient music.

I first came to discover this wonderful style of music back in 2007, when I accidentally stumbled on a great site called Ambient Nights. Not knowing what this style of music was all about, I decided to give it a try and downloaded few of the mixes, created by Alex Hephaestion. I was in the middle of preparing a public speech at the time, my first one ever, and while researching my material, I would put these mixes on.

To my surprise, these mixes magically helped me focus and zone into my work in a weird but awesome way. I said weird because when you’re listening to ambient music, the idea is not to listen intently, but in a passive way. You just let it play in the background, and it’ll do its thing. This is best described by Brian Eno, one of the most influential artists in this genre and the one believed to have coined the term “ambient music“, who was quoted describing it as the kind of music that can be “actively listened to with attention or as easily ignored, depending on the choice of the listener”, and that exists on the “cusp between melody and texture”.

Not all ambient music is created equal. Over the years since my discovery, I’ve been curating my collection of ambient music that’s truly relaxing and in no way disturbing or weighs too much on the dark side. I think all that boils down to what you’re going to listen to in this 1 hour mix.

But mixing this style of music has proved a little challenging for me. When I sat out to create this mix, I wanted a mix that’s perfect to sleep to. This is easier said than done, because when you’re trying to sleep to music, the slightest off beat or melody can wake you up. So the mix must flow seamlessly from start to finish, and not have any surprises in the middle since the person listening to it might, and most likely will, drift off in the middle.

Also while creating this mix, it’s not just enough to make sure tracks flow seamlessly into each other. You’ve got to listen over and over to the entire mix to make sure you’re setting and maintaining the right mood, in this case sleeping mode, throughout the mix.

Overall, I think I’ve done a pretty good job with this one. I’ve even took it for a spin and tried sleeping to it. After a few tweaks, I think I’ve managed to perfect it. Well, at least I hope you do think so.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Danny Elfman ― Friendship

04:07
Brian Eno ― The Real

06:12
Christopher Short ― Twilight

13:28
Aeolian String Ensemble ― Eclipse

15:42
Sven Väth ― Ballet Dancer

20:45
David Brunn ― Crater Lake (Hephaestion Edit)

23:53
Chris Spheeris & Paul Voudouris ― Passage

30:24
ATB ― Under The Sky

33:52
David ― Ruhe

36:07
Harold Budd, Brian Eno ― Failing Light

39:40
Mind Over Matter ― Brahman

42:08
Byron Metcalf, Mark Seelig, Steve Roach ― Gone…Beyond

52:04
Transambient Communications ― Ocean Waves At Sunset

55:10
Moby ― Overland

Deathless Slumber


I’m back with yet another guest mix. This time I approached Alessio who hosts Corsica One, a series that showcases carefully curated selection of uplifting and evocative soundscapes. His show is all about variety, and that inspired me to do something a bit different to start this Calm Pill mix with, something a bit more mystic. I think you’ll like it.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Tonepoet ― Impulses (Excerpt)

01:22
Nox Arcana ― Nyarlathotep

01:52
Moonshine Blues ― Dawn (Excerpt)

02:38
Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue ― Morning Spirit

03:00
Rebekkah’s Cousin Silas ― the Rachel suite – part 009

04:15
Jonn Serrie & Gary Stroutsos ― Sea of Clouds

09:51
Ornament ― Ambeyond

16:24
Darren Harper ― Vanishing Point (the receding edge pt.2)

23:24
Cousin Silas ― Moving Away

33:46
John Foxx & Harold Budd ― A Delicate Romance

39:30
Tonepoet & Wings Of An Angel ― Dreaming Out Loud

43:58
Matt Borghi & Michael Teager ― Convocation

51:37
Diatonis ― The River Flowing

Turn Back Time


This is a throwback mix released 5 years ago under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton in a series called Unwind.

The mix was inspired by the 5th track (More Than Nothing), and is centered around our desire to sometimes “turn back the hands of the clock” and do something we missed out on doing. Even though the song describes a man’s regret for not pursuing a relationship, I’d like to think of this idea more generically to include everything we procrastinate or never get to do that we later wish we would have done, or at least tried!

Musically, this mix was by far the most time-consuming 1-hour mix I’ve ever created! It almost burnt me out trying to perfect all aspects of the mix, especially the first of the two mashups, track 13, which is made up of two equally amazing songs by DeYarmond Edison and All India Radio.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Rob Fleming ― First Light

02:05
Rhythm Of Mankind & Nature ― Between Space And Time

05:15
Aleksey Chistilin ― Mood (Edit)

08:20
Erik Wøllo ― A Sublime Place (Excerpt)

08:34
Mansions on the Moon feat. Codi ― More Than Nothing

12:06
Fort Road ― Fluke (Subsets Remix)

15:05
Equal Stones & Endless Melancholy ― Disappear in Light

18:27
Ioflow ― Impermanence

19:41
Barcelona ― Please Don’t Go

23:25
Green Sun ― The First Birth

27:15
Erik Håkansson ― Summer Vibe (Chill version)

32:08
Andrew Lahiff ― Ascending to the Dream Horizon (Excerpt)

32:18
DeYarmond Edison vs. All India Radio ― Lucky My Whole Life Long (DJ Seroton Mashup)

38:39
Constance Demby ― Eternal Return (Unfolding, Enfolding, Return) (Edit)

42:43
Brian Keane & Omar Faruk Tekbilek ― Desert Twilight

46:14
Michael Bublé ― Always on My Mind

50:34
The Eager Seas vs. Helios ― You Gave Me Clementine (DJ Seroton Mashup)

55:54
Ensoul ― Fire

Spherule


In his seminal album Ambient 1: Music for Airports, Brian Eno proclaimed “Ambient Music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting”. Over at AmbientSoundbath.com podcast, Matt has been curating and producing longform ambient albums that are faithful to that aspirational ideal of ambient music. I really admire the work Matt is doing, including his YouTube channel, that I reached out to him with a proposal to create a guest mix, and he graciously accepted.

Check out Matt’s Ambient Soundbath podcast:
https://ambientsoundbath.com/

And his ambient guitar albums:
https://mattborghi.bandcamp.com/


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Warmth ― Essay

07:48
Hakobune ― love knows where

17:20
Andrew Lahiff ― Distant Fragments

23:21
Fading Language ― A Space in the Silence

25:34
Andrew Lahiff ― A Lingering Light

30:21
Tonepoet ― Solar Wind

34:47
kwajbasket ― and then i entered the void to find you

37:52
Max Corbacho ― No Day nor Night

41:00
Oöphoi ― Riding A White Swan Over Silent Lands

48:32
Warmth ― Spherule

54:40
Havenaire ― Brute Camp

59:56
Ishq ― Midnight Grove (Excerpt)

Arms Of The Angel


“May your dreams bring you peace in the darkness,
May you always rise over the rain.
May the light from above always lead you to love,
May you stay in the arms of the angels.”

from the opening track Lullaby For A Soldier (Arms Of The Angels) by Maggie Siff & The Forest Rangers, taken from Sons of Anarchy soundtrack.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Maggie Siff & The Forest Rangers ― Lullaby For A Soldier (Arms Of The Angels)

02:50
Alex Somers ― Water (Not Go Home)

03:25
Escape By Night ― Where Joy Shall Reign (Original Mix)

07:32
We Are All Astronauts ― Doves (Edit)

11:07
Coldplay ― Kaleidoscope (Edit)

12:11
The Echelon Effect ― Watching Over The Headland

17:15
Misha Mishenko ― Andrew’s Dream

18:42
Peter Pearson ― A Time Gone By

21:13
Floyd Cramer ― Losers Weepers

23:15
Eisu x softy ― Snowflakes

24:45
Kool&Klean ― Solace

29:26
Steve Gibbs ― Adrift

33:45
The Echelon Effect ― Tired Wings

38:53
Ludovico Einaudi ― Be Mine Tonight

41:25
City Girl ― Memories of a Dream

44:29
Need A Name ― Everything is Moving, But Not the Sky

47:09
Coldplay ― Us Against The World

51:04
Cousin Silas ― Dagmar Dreams

58:12
Sade ― The Sweetest Gift

Stasis


I call to you in longing
by the light of the moon,
billowing clouds envelope me
with absence of pain or fear
all time suspended.

In the stillness of this night,
peace washes over me
as I listen to the Universe…
do you hear its whisper,
do you feel its heartbeat?

You smile inside the clouds
as we yearn to become one,
lingering until the color of dawn
spills across the sky.

The Stillness of This Night by James Casey


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist
00:00
Olivia Belli ― Wheeling Stars (REMIX)02:06
Federico Durand ― La Casa De Los Abuelos04:00
Kip Mazuy ― Sweet Stillness11:08
kwajbasket ― Shuttr16:32
Bedroom ― Pirouttes

19:36
Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea ― alpha

24:12
Piotr Michałowski ― Phoenix

26:40
Porya Hatami ― Restless

29:20
Tonepoet ― A Wandering Soul Is Not Always A Lost One

33:12
Slow Dancing Society ― Radiance

36:56
Warmth ― Parallel rework

40:31
adham shaikh ― BLossom Part 7

46:00
Stars Of The Lid ― Summertimes

49:18
Wayne Robert Thomas ― Allemandes I and II

54:12
Otto A Totland ― Aquet

57:06
Otto A Totland ― Closer

Melting Our Colors


We are all painters
Holding a color palette
Conceiving a painting
It’s how we mix the colors
Depending on our imagination
Whether we paint happiness
Or scenes of saddened gray
Situations yield the paintings
Sometimes splashing all colors
Or else black colors gloom
Universe has mostly dark energy
Yet, we have found our colors
To paint our abode, we inhabit
No matter, colors of joy and sorrow
We celebrate all colors
We are all painters, wielding the brush
To create new colors of hope

Colors by Amitav Radiance


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Groove Chiller ― Dawn (Polished Mix) (Edit)

04:02
Martin Liege ― Time To Chill

06:55
Luminous ― Forever

11:28
Martin Liege ― Morning Coffee (Original Mix)

15:15
The American Dollar ― Oracle (Ambient) (Edit)

16:57
Strehlow ― Cold Beach

18:57
sleepy fish x Philanthrope x mommy ― morning rises

21:21
Cristina Camacho ― Wicked Game

25:05
Raff feat. Gushi ― Pride (In The Name Of Love)

28:55
Asian Chill Art ― Shengapur (Chilled Asia Mix)

33:47
The Buddha Lounge Ensemble ― My Immortal (Edit)

36:29
Hazy Year, C4C ― Melted

38:15
Katie Melua ― No Fear Of Heights

40:42
Syntheticsax ― Goodbye Summer

44:01
Misha Mishenko ― Scent of a Holiday

47:15
City Girl ― on the train somewhere between my apartment and you

50:03
Tycho ― A Walk

54:57
Olan Mill ― Postponed Mindfulness

55:22
4lienetic ― Mistakes (Rework)

Marseille


This is a throwback mix released 6 years ago under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton in a series called Unwind. It was a 30-min guest mix I did for a Chillout show that I loved called Special Chill Session, created by Dave Harrigan. It’s inspired by the sensation one would get when enjoying the beaches of France’s second largest city: Marseille. I had fun hand picking and mixing the track list of this mix, and I hope you enjoy it on your next beach getaway.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Rhythm Of Mankind & Nature ― When The Sun Touches The Ocean

05:57
Melibea ― Wake Up

10:21
Velvet Dreamer ― French Kisses

15:19
Florzinho & Euphonic Traveller feat. Barbara Yaa Boahene ― Like the First Moment

20:29
Royspop ― Mid Summer Nights (Luxury Deluxe Mix)

26:25
DJ San Martino ― Velvet Dreams

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 (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Woob ― Stranger Air (Error #1) – Repurpose

02:21
Umber ― Öpik-Oort

04:41
Aural Method ― As I Awoke…

06:00
Pseudosphère ― Aperception III

11:03
Monk By The Sea ― Lighthouse

13:58
Good Weather For An Airstrike ― Awaiting Your Arrival

17:44
Ben Lovett ― Surrender

20:28
Tonepoet ― Within My Mind An Ocean Appears

21:27
Tonepoet ― Things Left Unsaid

24:14
Umber feat. Good Weather For An Airstrike ― Sunshine Youth

28:24
Brambles ― To Speak Of Solitude

31:04
Aaron Zigman ― Anna On The Floor

31:32
Bing Satellites ― Soothing Image 46

34:09
Bing Satellites ― Dark Clouds

38:49
Adham Shaikh & Tim Floyd ― Portals (Part II)

43:35
Jonson ― Reason of Senses

49:05
Otto A Totland ― Seveen

50:09
Stars Of The Lid ― I Will Surround You

52:15
Ben Woods ― The Brightest Lights in the Darkest Skies

Drowning Last Light


Brilliant colors wash over the sky
The wonder of it all brings out a sigh

Clouds bathed in the rich tones at dusk
Give way to a crimson, for some it’s a must

The elegance of the sun sinking into the sea
Did God make all this especially for me?

The stars emerge through the deepened sky
And one by one they brighten ones eye

Moonbeams dance; sparkling upon the waves
This awesome sight, always brings out the raves

There is a joy in viewing this scene
To clarify the memory of what life means

As steady as the breeze that blows from the sea
I’ll always cherish sunsets made special for me

As constant as the pounding of the surf
As sure as the green grass weaves on the turf

With the certainty that the sun will rise
Love will go on if seen with these eyes

Fading Light by James Casey


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Quiet Evenings ― Riverbend (Excerpt)

03:26
Andrew Lahiff ― We Lost Sight Of The Island

07:03
Christina Vantzou ― Shadow Sun

11:40
Ψystein Sevεg ― Thundernight

13:11
Ben Johnson Music Factory ― Sunset In Anchorage

15:01
Luke Faulkner ― Silhouette

16:53
Nils Frahm ― The Roughest Trade

19:36
Aurastore ― Worlds Of Possibilities

23:13
Hazy ― Forever

26:11
An Imaginal Space feat. Zefora ― Lamentations Part VI

34:06
Dylan C. Jones ― Drowning Last Light

39:32
Benjamin Dauer ― The Softest of Light

46:42
Brian Eno ― A Clearing

49:12
Macroform ― The Heart Chakra

Night and Chill


With this mix, I want to invite you to fall in love with a style of chillout music called Chillhop. It’s a style that brings together lofi hip hop beats with a rather jazzy and relaxed feel.

One day, I was sampling music on Bandcamp when I stumbled across City Girl’s incredible album: Siren of the Formless. I had heard (and previously featured) this style of music, but never have I heard such an exquisite full-length album showcasing wonderful combination of smooth jazz elements, dusty vintage samples, and laid back hip-hop beats. I listened to this album on repeat and set out on a journey to discover the best of what this genre has to offer.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
City Girl ― In the Sunlight

02:56
middle school, Aso ― Cypress

05:12
Aso ― Sunsets

07:46
City Girl ― Radiant & Voiceless

09:49
City Girl ― Pond of Lillies

12:49
Hang Øver ― Home

14:18
Sleepy Fish ― Fall’s Echos

16:21
John H. Clarke ― Cielo

21:01
City Girl ― Silver Ribbons in Lavender Hair

24:34
Barnes Blvd. feat. Rook1e ― Intro

25:10
City Girl ― Ji-Eun’s Favorite

28:49
Bardalimov ― Wait for Your Heart

33:09
Weathertunes ― Hymn Of Peace

36:47
CDM ― Many Rivers To Cross

41:52
Daniel Benjamin ― The Flying Kite

44:58
City Girl ― Siren of the Formless

48:05
Palaraga ― Cyprus Morning (Original mix)

51:37
Pandrezz ― Cuddlin

54:25
4lienetic ― Words

55:42
løøver ― Giulia

57:31
Ben Woods ― A Vacant Stream of Light (Excerpt)

58:26
Greg Haines ― Better

Seclusion


This album is dedicated to Antonymes, an artist whose work has inspired me for years. Ian’s music has been described as “rich in ambient textures and tonal arrangements that are both beautiful and haunting. If you close your eyes you can see a landscape that pulses with color and life that cannot be seen with the human eye.” (Joseph Timmons, blogcritics.org)

The opening track, Coming Into Silence, was Ian’s contribution to a charity compilation album called Gap In Time, whose proceeds go to WHO’s efforts to counteract the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. This highlights yet another side of Ian’s character. His humane, down-to-earth and generous qualities shed light on the wonderful human being behind this mesmerizing music.

As if this wasn’t enough, Ian’s an avid designer and photographer. He carved out a unique niche in photography: documenting disused properties across the UK and Europe. The cover photo of this album was shot by Ian, and is part of a great set of photos reflecting the haunting decay of abandoned buildings.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Antonymes ― Coming Into Silence

04:58
An Imaginal Space ― 22nd July 2014

06:02
Cousin Silas & Kuutana ― Between Heaven And Earth

14:49
Tonepoet ― The Beginning Of The End (Edit)

21:12
TUNESURGE ― The Lunar Voyage

24:11
Andrew Lahiff ― Longing

26:06
ontol ― Bethantrobl

30:31
Marconi Union ― Blue Collar Parade

36:13
Tonepoet ― The Stars Above

37:36
Ben Woods ― Above & Beyond

39:38
Max Richter ― If You Came This Way

47:47
Weingarten – Charlton ― Comfort In Silence

51:18
Jóhann Jóhannsson ― Melodia (IV) (Live at Ancienne Belgique)

53:00
Sabled Sun ― Acid Rain

55:47
Antonymes ― 261210

Touch the Ground


“Promise of New Beginnings Among Old Endings”, a beautiful upbeat track by the talented producer Fort Road, has inspired me to create a mix themed around our deep-rooted desire to be free from oppression and be in control of our destiny.

This is yet another throwback mix that was released exactly 5 years ago under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton in a series called Unwind. I worked on this mix for a while, and I was so pleased with how it turned out. To my delight, friskyRadio quite liked it and decided to promote it as a guest mix on their long-running Chillout Sundays on 7/6/2015. The mix aired and did really well that friskyRadio approached me for an offer to have a monthly show, which airs to this day. It was an incredible feeling to finally get a worldwide stage for my mixes and a chance to reach bigger audience of people who appreciate this kind of melodic and positive chillout and ambient music.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Bruno Sanfilippo ― Introvisions (Edit)

01:29
Fort Road ― Promise of New Beginnings Among Old Endings

06:27
Frédéric Chopin ― Nocturne No 2

09:46
Reuben Halsey ― Touch The Ground (Edit)

15:03
Eternal Love ― Radiant Horizon (Edit)

17:41
Aly & Fila With Aruna ― The Other Shore

20:58
Safri Duo ― Apollo (Edit)

23:33
Coldplay ― Fix You (Aylen Remix)

27:42
Christina Perri ― Jar Of Hearts (Official Karaoke Version)

31:31
Fort Road ― And Just Like That, You’re Gone

35:00
Bryan Adams ― Here I Am (Soundtrack Version)

38:14
Andrew Fields ― White Sand

41:42
David Vade ― The Mystery Of Two Hearts

44:32
Erik Wøllo ― Expedition

46:34
Andrew Bayer feat. Ane Brun ― Lose Sight

50:17
Loxx & Luca Lombardi vs. Fort Road ― Looking For New Beginnings (DJ Seroton Mashup)

57:24
Adam Fielding ― For What Remains

4 Years


Time goes by but memories never fade. I released this mix on this day 4 years ago, a week after my friend passed away. It would become the 9th and final episode of my Drifter ambient series. It is a deeply personal mix in which I tried to express a never-before-felt outpouring of grief. Somehow the tracks I’ve chosen had titles that told a similar story, and those words by Megan Bokowski were quite consoling at the time:

The time soon comes for parting,
And our time is at an end,
The rest of your life is starting,
And we have no time at all to spend.

You knew one day you’d have to go,
But thought you’d have more time.
We can’t reverse time’s one-way flow,
But at least you’ll have this rhyme.

You had your shining moments,
Upon this life’s darkened stage,
And in my book of wonderments,
You’ll never be just another page.

Like the exploding of a star,
You’ve changed me in and out,
Your light will travel with me far,
Past when all other lights go out.

Drifter’s Melody by Megan R. Bokowski


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Kreng ― Karcist

01:39
Rob Simonsen ― I Want to Call Him

03:21
Accelra ― The Woodworker (Remix)

10:57
Solarsoul & Nimanty ― The Starry Sky (Original Space Ambient Mix)

19:12
Sokkyō ― Las Perseidas

22:01
Stray Theories ― Blackout

28:04
Andrew Lahiff ― Clouds

30:38
Eluvium ― Wind Book (Excerpt)

32:21
Ben Woods ― No Word From Above

34:02
Kreng ― Acceptance

36:04
Rudy Adrian ― Fading Light

37:20
Biosphere ― Hyperborea (Excerpt)

38:43
36 ― Another World

42:16
Marconi Union ― Northern Stations

45:08
Fellirium ― Beyond the Dream (part 3)

54:44
Stray Theories ― Breathless

Stream of Thought


I’m lost in a stream of thoughts
Afraid of controlling the dark
If hope shall come to question
It’s surprise to hesitation

Whither away for memories
Hide the past from destiny
It’s a lesson to hold for
To try and gain more

Lost in a Stream of Thought by Emma Vernacchia


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
4lienetic ― Fem

02:48
Porya Hatami & Lee Anthony Norris ― Orpheus In The Willow

08:43
Abstract Aprils ― Gravity

12:29
Jim Perkins ― Outside

14:08
Biba Dupont ― L’Asie se élève

16:10
Geotic ― The Human

26:16
Gang Violins ― Greater Forces (Comp Version)

27:51
Ex Confusion ― Sketches For The Truth

31:08
Ben Woods ― Things Weren’t Always This Way

33:21
Antonymes ― 291210

33:53
Time Rival ― Drain the Sun

37:08
Kip Mazuy ― Now Is Forever

47:30
An Imaginal Space ― Kernow

51:20
Porya Hatami ― Transition

54:56
Adham Shaikh & Tim Floyd ― Lullaby

Refracted World


This mix is inspired by one of the best ambient albums I have heard in recent memory: Kaleidoscope by none other than my good friend and previous mix collaborator Tonepoet. Released on his birthday this year, he describes it as a semi-autobiographical album representing some of life changes he has been going through. What drew me to this album, besides the phenomenal music, is the message that Tom wanted to convey about seeing the world refracted through a metaphorical kaleidoscope to see its beauty with childlike wonder and innocence. Tom has a better way with words so I’m going to cite his words describing the album below. I highly encourage you to check out and purchase his albums, and if you were to ask what other ambient mixes I recommend, his Spaceman’s Transmissions mixes are the first ones I’d recommend!

“The title ‘Kaleidoscope’ was chosen as a reference to the device used (mostly) by kids to refract the world around them and display it in a fascinatingly colorful recreation. No matter how you twist and turn the device, it yields a captivating image that for a mere moment represents your entire world. I honestly can’t remember a time as a child when I thought that every single representation I created wasn’t the best thing ever.

While this children’s toy is a symmetrical world and makes a lot of sense, the adult world is asymmetrical and seen in many different and ever changing angles. We seek to (blindly and effortlessly) navigate through the ether by jumping from one distorted angle of perceived success to the next with hopes that we land on our feet.

In an attempt to feel and act grown up, we’ve abandoned our true inner longings and dreams, our childlike wonder and innocence. Instead of ‘finding the time’, MAKE the time to restore yourself back to that refracted world of enthusiasm and elation with a renewed sense of how to achieve your objectives with an innocence that is a dynamic reflection of your innocent creativity. I know that I will. Peace.”


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Tonepoet ― The Young Boy Finds The World

02:24
Robert Scott Thompson & James Johnson ― Stolen Moment

05:38
Cousin Silas ― Naomi’s Lullaby

09:02
Tonepoet ― Infinity Machine

12:48
Kip Mazuy ― Lullaby

17:02
Good Weather For An Airstrike ― Twisted Knuckles

18:25
Geotic ― Filling Our Lives With Each Other

22:38
Tonepoet ― kalos eïdos skopeïn (An Ending)

25:45
Christina Vantzou ― 11:11

29:34
Ben Woods ― Realms of Detachment

34:18
Olan Mill ― Flume

37:52
Tonepoet ― Memories Of Dust

44:06
Toaster ― Shannon

48:32
Jordan Christoff ― Wash

51:41
Jeff Pearce ― Rain Clouds

59:16
Tonepoet ― An Imaginary Stream Illuminated With Bright Fishes

Blossom


Blossom by blossom the spring begins.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Above & Beyond ― Hello

02:30
Jazzbuzz ― Here I Go

06:45
Noctilucent ― The Air

10:38
Ben Bada Boom ― Blossom

12:21
Andres Newman ― Daydreamer

17:10
Jason Mraz ― Rise

17:50
Erik Wollo ― Glowing

21:34
Cafe Americaine ― Jingles (Laid Back Holidays Mix)

26:45
Mark Knopfler & Evelyn Glennie ― Maria

30:26
Bryan Adams ― We Found What We Were Looking For

33:52
Team Morale ― Totoro

38:07
Sol Rising ― Chillaxing

41:20
Peter Broderick ― Null

42:54
The Album Leaf ― Brennivin

46:20
Michael Hoppe & Harold Moses ― Serenity II

49:23
James Joshua Otto ― What Is Whispered In Your Ear Proclaim It From The Rooftops

53:06
Ludovico Einaudi ― Love Is A Mystery

55:12
David Sylvian ― Darkest Dreaming

57:42
Michael Hoppe ― Renouncement

Ray of Hope


“We need to have music that contributes to the well-being of the spirit. Music that cradles people’s lives and makes things a little easier. That’s what I try to do, and what I want to do. You don’t want to close the door on hope.” – Merle Haggard

This is yet another throwback mix that was released exactly 7 years ago under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton in a series called Unwind. I decided to give those mixes a second life in this channel because they embody the same uplifting feel as the Chill Pills you have come to love.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Ryan Farish ― Arrival of Spring (Edit)

02:15
Ryan Miller ― Popped Collar

03:14
Peter Vicary ― Mirror

06:20
Moby ― Wait For Me

09:43
Toltec ― Ray Of Hope (Inverse Ratio Chillout Mix)

12:49
Pochill ― Violet Theme

17:20
Alexei Zakharov feat. Alex Alpidovsky ― Linger (Original Mix)

19:14
Mono ― Life in Mono

22:21
Omar Akram ― A Vision Of You (Edit)

23:42
Tino Izzo ― One Hundred Years Of Solitude

28:43
Ryan Farish ― Touch the Sky

32:31
Rhythm Of Mankind & Nature ― In The Depth

36:26
Lighthouse Family ― You Always Want What You Haven’t Got

40:15
¡Hasta La Otra México! ― Chantelear Nibor (Edit)

42:58
Coldplay ― Reign Of Love

45:45
A.R. Rahman ― Tacos

49:19
Reuben Halsey feat. Miranda Dickinson ― Running Home

53:19
A.R. Rahman ― People Like Us

55:17
A.R. Rahman ― Breakfast For Mom / Just Be People

55:54
John H. Clarke ― Tierra

Slow Drifter


Holding the compass of uncertainties,
Carrying the baggage of memories,
The drifter is drifting along with the tides…

Without boundaries or borders,
Floating with the moment,
The drifter is weaving timeless dreams…

The journey of love and joy,
Build in every pause life takes,
Never holding back the voyage,
The drifter survives in the passion…

Miles and milestones left behind,
The strides always ahead of the past,
Moving forward in the distance,
The drifter fades between the lines of present and future…

from The Drifter by Jayakumar K


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Gallery Six ― limicoline

04:19
Tone Color ― An English Summer

06:42
Accelra ― Resistance

09:25
Ten and Tracer ― Hetch Hetchy Crowd

10:10
Alio Die ― Il Tempo Magico Di Saturnia Pavonia

18:02
Kip Mazuy ― Love & Devotion

25:54
Hauschka ― Old Man Playing Boules

28:20
Billow Observatory ― Odessa

29:04
TUNESURGE ― Island Surf

31:52
Good Weather For An Airstrike ― An Ode To Fring

33:52
Jóhann Jóhannsson ― Flight From The City

36:56
Hollan Holmes ― The Eternal Cosmos

43:12
Olan Mill ― Gurriva

46:30
James Johnson & Robert Scott Thompson ― Endless

51:04
The Captive Oceans ― A Will To Live (Thrive)

56:23
Elskavon ― Fair Fading

A Happy Place


What is your happy place? For me, it’s really a state of mind. It can be sparked by a place, person or even a memory that brings me joy. I wanted this mix to be the soundtrack to that; a mix to uplift us and give us hope for a better tomorrow.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Gare du Nord ― Hey, Mr Glider

03:47
Baby Grand ― Azure

06:35
Billie Holiday ― Speak Low (Bent Remix)

10:08
Jason Mraz ― The World As I See It

13:46
Tierra Negra ― Süßer die Glocken nie klingen

16:44
Watching Colours ― Karma Chameleon

20:40
Lounge Captain ― Jam @ Jamaica (Steel Drum Mix)

25:04
Sly5thave feat. Cory Henry ― California Love (Cory Henry Edit)

27:30
Blank & Jones ― Pura Vida (Jazzed By Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr)

32:54
Kinobe ― Looking Up

35:55
Katie Melua ― A Happy Place (Edit)

38:15
ABBA ― Move On

42:48
Andrew Bayer ― We Will Return

46:06
jellis ― Ethereal

49:03
MAIRI ― What Color Is Your Life?

52:25
General Fuzz ― Cream

56:55
Adam Fielding ― For What Remains (Ambient) (Edit)

58:33
KISNOU & Kaj ― Where Our Story Ends

Holiday


Many of us were hoping for a nice little spring break but instead were told to lay low until this virus outbreak is under control. When you can’t travel for a holiday, this mix hopefully gives you the soundtrack of one. It starts off with the classic ‘Holiday’ by the Scorpions, and then progresses through a mix of upbeat and mellow chillout tunes that are hand-picked to give you the feeling of being in a different place, filled with new experiences, culture and different sounds of music.

This mix was actually released exactly 8 years ago under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton in a series called Unwind. I decided to give those mixes a second life in this channel because they embody the same uplifting feel as the Chill Pills you have come to love.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Scorpions ― Holiday

05:08
Makis Ablianitis ― Love Secret

08:11
Cantoma ― Marisi

14:34
Ferry Tayle ― Revanche (Ferry Tayle Sit On the Sand Mix)

20:29
Enigma ― Beyond The Invisible

25:15
Alex Venge ― Talking With Soul

31:58
Chris Spheeris ― Culture

36:04
Vangelis ― Monastery Of La Rabida

39:22
Chris Spheeris ― Elektra

44:43
Shalimar Sector ― Garden Of Lust

50:53
Seon feat. Ekaterina ― Under The Moon (Full Moon Mix)

54:44
In Credo ― The Strings Of Spain (Offshore Mix)

59:35
Bliss ― Breathe

64:03
ATB ― Distant Earth

Planetarium


Nils Feldhus is one the most productive and talented fellow mix producers that I know. He hosts two shows on Proton and Frisky Radio and have been curating ambient and atmospheric electronic music mixes under Helioscope and Planetarium brands since 2011 (right around the same time I started making mixes under the DJ Seroton pseudonym).

I’m especially a fan of his Planetarium selections, which share a lot of the same ambient feel as my Calm Pills (and previously Drifter) mixes. I approached him and he was happy to have me guest mix on his show. I think this turned out to be one of the best ones I’ve created and I hope you like it too.

I would also like to dedicate this mix to my friend Alaeddin Naasani. I’ve known him since college and I was surprised that the day I silently put a “tip me” link on my website (for fans of the show who want to show their support and appreciation), he was the first to do so with a generous amount that I proceeded to use to buy the songs featured on this episode. Thanks Alaeddin!


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Good Weather For An Airstrike ― A Quiet Day

05:37
Ben McElroy ― Ocean Left Unspoken

09:00
Jon Hopkins ― Immunity (with King Creosote)

12:56
Slow Meadow ― Helium Life Jacket

16:12
Alio Die & Antonio Testa ― One Nairb (Edit)

22:48
Brother Saturn ― As Empty as I Seem (Way Out Here)

27:20
Ashot Danielyan ― C-Meditation

30:44
Good Weather For An Airstrike ― Storm Fronts

34:52
Pepo Galán ― Bleeding Eyes (Shuta Yasukochi Remix)

38:55
Blake Ewing ― North

40:29
Stars Of The Lid ― Articulate Silences, Pt. 1

44:46
Gallery Six ― Awayuki

48:51
Moby ― Homeward Angel

57:21
Slow Meadow ― Lonesome Summer (Bonus Track)

Midnight Forest


I’m lonely, walking through
midnight forest is my soul
I’m climbing up above
Praying just to never stop

My storm is painful, it is wild
I sometimes used to be a child
But only now I realize
I must be conscious of my life

To fight the feelings is the hardest
Flames that burn the midnight forest
I am climbing up above
Praying just to never stop

Excerpt from Midnight Forest by Hoyaa featuring Aminda


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Aaron Static ― Escapism

04:38
Hoyaa feat. Aminda ― Midnight Forest (Adyjay Chillout Remix)

09:07
Alex DJ Zeya ― Hear Your Heartbeat (Out Of Smile Mix)

10:26
Bing Satellites ― Procession

10:44
Ryan Farish ― Everlasting Light

12:38
Random Forest ― Shadows Fall (Edit)

16:36
John Dyson ― Beyond the Gates (Part 2)

20:40
Zeos ― M12

21:14
Keane ― Hamburg Song

25:37
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions ― Fall Aside

29:47
L’Art Mystique ― China White (Ibiza Spa Mix)

33:57
Baby Grand ― Elise’s Theme

37:29
Summer Witch Music ― Pink Fluid

39:28
Elskavon ― Blue (Edit)

41:13
Keola Beamer ― Barefoot on the Range

44:49
Alexi Murdoch ― Orange Sky

50:21
Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà ― I giorni

Quarantine


My thoughts and prayers are with the people affected by the vicious 2019-nCoV Novel Coronavirus. I can’t imagine what it feels like to be isolated and quarantined, along with your fears of the unknown. This mix is for you. I hope it eases your affliction.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Lucy Claire ― Paelistin

04:40
Jonn Serrie & Gary Stroutsos ― Vision Lake

06:47
Tom Hartney feat. Dyllan Joyce ― Insular

08:21
factory ― all that remains

09:51
Alio Die ― Time In Absence (Exercpt)

11:36
Andrew Lahiff ― Night in a Winter Forest

18:39
Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd ― My Monochrome Vision

22:20
Brother Saturn ― By Dreaming, You’ll Wake Up

25:41
Spheriá ― Otjánbird Pt. I

27:54
Justin Hurwitz ― Baby Mark / I Oughta Be Getting Home / Crater

30:46
Lucette Bourdin ― Dweller in the Infinite

35:56
Cousin Silas & Martin Neuhold ― Reflections From Childhood

42:00
Justin Hurwitz ― Pat and Janet / Squawk Box

45:46
Apocryphos ― Consanguineous Spirit

50:56
Cygni Vox ― The Door Into Autumn

57:23
Bing Satellites & Daniel Land ― Of North Wales

59:36
A Cerulean State ― Perhaps Things Had Finally Begun to Move

Guido’s Lounge Café


I have been a fan of Guido’s lounge mixes ever since I developed a passion for mixing back in 2011. He is such a great musician, DJ and above all a supportive friend. He graciously accepted my invitation to guest mix on his show on Mixcloud. To my amazement and delight, this mix has topped the charts less than a week since its release! If you enjoy the mix of chillout and lounge tunes presented here, be sure to check out Guido’s vast library of quality lounge mixes that he ever so expertly curates and produces.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Roberto Bronco ― Diving Deeper

02:31
Baby Grand ― The Road to Portofino

06:51
Lounge Ibiza Cafè ― On The River

09:00
Sant Remo ― Rainmaker (Jazz Club Edit)

11:45
Baby Grand vs. Zaa feat. Aneym ― Just Dance With Me (Uplifting Pills Mashup)

15:34
Lorenz Freddy ― You Wanna Dance (Original Mix)

18:46
Jazz L’amour ― Summer Dreams (See the Light Mix)

23:23
Ash Walker ― Bongo Legs (Edit)

25:43
Don Shiva feat. Lay G. & Moldenhauer ― Simulation (Instrumental)

29:39
Choying Drolma & Sina Vodjani ― Dak Gi Rambu (Excerpt)

30:18
Bombay Dub Orchestra ― The Berber of Seville (The Berber of Suburbia Mix)

36:08
Bombay Dub Orchestra ― The Berber of Seville Orchestral Version (Father Mackay’s Celestial Vision) (Excerpt)

36:52
Solaris Navis ― Children Of The Sun

41:21
Alexander Chereshnev ― Ordinary Pictures

44:55
Albosel ― Fireball

47:12
Marcus Koch ― Stay By Your Side

52:08
A.R.D.I & Cynthia Hall ― Sunflowers (R.I.B Chill Out Mix)

56:25
Stray Theories ― The Moment I Need You

58:38
Clarice Jensen, Ben Russell, Yuki Numata Resnick & Max Richter ― Dream 13 (Short Edit)

Unabridged Rest


“Cool night air lulls us to cast away our net defenses, and bury our weariness deep into our soft pillow. The troubles of the day are behind us, and joyful hope awaits us when remove the vale of sweet slumber.” ― Joseph Kushnir


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
r.roo ― vdokh

02:21
Antonymes ― Means Of Escape (i)

05:36
Colliding Galaxies ― Arctic

06:16
Cousin Silas ― Cascading Sky

11:28
DJsNeverEndingStory ― Unabridged Rest

18:48
Purl ― Oceanima

25:47
Antonymes ― Elegy IV

29:02
Calicofrost ― Melting Your Wings Into The Night

32:56
Ocean in a Bottle ― From Winter…

38:53
John Foxx & Harold Budd ― Raindust

44:00
Gulan ― Floating In Space

50:02
Simon Wilkinson ― Parallax Frequency Shift

Gravity


This mix is inspired by Jim Carrey’s 2014 commencement speech at the Maharishi University of Management:

“Our eyes are not only viewers, but also projectors that are running a second story over the picture we see in front of us all the time. Fear is writing that script and the working title is, ‘I’ll never be enough.'”


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Random Forest ― Hibernation Reprise

02:51
Andrea Guerra ― To The Game/Touchdown

04:12
Cash feat. Ferven ― Sentaku

09:47
Elskavon ― Letting Go

13:58
Coldplay ― Gravity

19:36
The Echelon Effect ― 180 From Yesterday

23:43
Luminous feat. Julie Harrington ― Let You In

28:15
Ben Woods ― Kinookimaw

29:51
Tenaya ― Awakening

34:37
Above & Beyond ― Making Plans

38:51
Damien Jurado ― Sorry Is for You

39:36
c a s h ― nocturne

43:27
Need A Name ― Aerial

50:13
Max Richter ― A Lovers Complaint

53:32
Talquin ― Waking

55:53
Alexandr Fullin feat. James Joshua Otto ― Hush

Beauty In Decay


Every season has its special beauty and autumn is no exception. Watching the trees turn from a uniform green to all varieties of gold, yellow and red is a spectacular experience. One can almost be blinded by the fiery brilliance. How can it be that all this beauty is sign of death and decay? With all this beauty there is a certain sadness in knowing that the changing colors foreshadow the arrival of a long cold winter.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Warmth ― Wave Growth

04:42
Kip Mazuy ― A Sensual Dawn

11:12
Tomasz Bednarczyk ― Little Spring (Excerpt)

11:56
Ben Lukas Boysen ― The Veil

18:06
Ben Lukas Boysen ― Only In The Dark

20:44
Gallery Six ― syunsui

24:51
Nils Frahm ― Passing

29:06
Gallery Six ― glimpse

30:02
Luke Howard ― Forgotten Postcards

33:56
Stars Of The Lid ― Even (Out) +

35:53
Stars Of The Lid ― Dopamine Clouds Over Craven Cottage

38:52
Gallery Six ― sojou

42:24
Michael Stearns ― The Dream

43:16
Moshimoss ― My Everlong

45:32
Stellardrone ― Nightscape

52:20
A Winged Victory For The Sullen ― All Farewells Are Sudden

57:19
Endless Melancholy ― End Credits

Umbrella


Whether rain, shine, celebration or gloom;
I honour myself to stand tall, held high,
Above your head, to dignify, comfort and protect;
As always, and for ever and ever –
I’m your Umbrella

– Excerpt from I’m Your Umbrella by Zebu Mathew


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Indigolab feat. Dave Greening ― Greenfields

03:37
Ember Island ― Umbrella (Solace Remix)

06:51
Lana Lupercio ― Miles Away

09:08
Big Wild feat. Hundred Waters ― Show Me

12:36
Simon Jeffes ― Hallfield Piano Idea 1

14:28
Last Days ― Missing Photos

14:52
Blank & Jones with Sarah McLachlan ― Angel

18:40
Tenaya ― Louder Than Words

21:07
Helios ― A Rising Wind

26:03
Elskavon ― Lækkandi (Excerpt)

27:31
U137 ― Let Me Keep This Memory

31:05
William Ackerman ― B4B

33:19
Random Forest ― The Great Plains

35:36
Book of Dreams ― Garden of Secret (Mystic Sphere Mix)

41:09
Josh Leake ― Out In The Cold

43:48
Chris Wonderful ― Life

46:32
Josh Leake ― Young Summer

50:57
Alexi Murdoch ― Crinan Wood

Heaven Sings


May the music of the heavens,
Dance around you in the air;
May each step that you are taking,
Be paved with great success;
And behind each door you open,
There be love and happiness.

May angels keep guard over you,
As you walk along lifes way;
And may your life be truly blessed,
As you start each brand new day.

― Excerpt from Heaven’s Song by Allison Chambers Coxsey


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Clemens Ruh ― In The Dark

02:20
Keith Kenniff ― Remnants

04:58
Lowercase Noises ― 9

07:06
Alexandre Desplat ― At Home with Mum

11:59
Jacob David ― Omkuld

15:40
Arros ― Refresh One’s Memory

19:32
ID ― Lullaby

25:00
Olan Mill ― Seadailer

27:53
Paul Avgerinos ― Heaven Sings

30:08
Tenaya ― If This Is Real I Don’t Need To Dream

33:26
Abstract Aprils ― Daring Remedy

40:42
Michael Manring ― Far

41:58
Tonepoet ― The Journey Of A Single Breath (For Paula)

46:24
Library Tapes ― Fragment II

49:43
subtractiveLAD ― Nocturne

Blue Café


Here’s my way now
I’m feeling like a river
Looking for the place
Where I can touch the sea

Where have you been?
Where are you going to?
I want to know what is new
I want to go with you
So meet me down at the Blue Café

– Excerpts from Feeling Like A River and The Blue Café tracks


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Baby Grand ― Out Of The City

02:36
Chris Rea ― The Blue Cafe

06:42
Avenue H ― Careless Whisper

09:56
Deuter ― Cinque (Edit)

12:34
Santerna feat. Vadim Kapustin ― Feeling Like A River (Chillout Mix)

16:46
The Charlie North Michael e Project ― Chinese Whispers (Edit)

18:45
John Hubbard ― You

21:41
Baby Grand ― Hot Days, Cool Breezes

27:11
Jens Buchert ― Smooth Dpt. (Brazil Mix) (Edit)

30:03
Sine ― To the Sun

34:06
Conjure One ― The Distance

37:32
Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra ― Fellini’s Roma (Bent Remix)

41:23
Fabrizio Paterlini ― Everyone Wants to Be Found

43:16
ATB ― Get High

47:00
Cafe Americaine ― Mariachi De Mexico (Sierra Groove Cut)

50:15
Electus ― Pandora

53:09
Martian ― Too Late (Original Mix)

58:10
Max Richter ― Whale Window Hotel

59:23
Craig Armstrong ― Talk with Dad

Ascension


After some time in the works, I’m happy to share this latest installment in the Calm Pill series: a first of a kind double album that I created exclusively as a guest mix on AmbientMusicGuide.com.

It’s inspired by The Endless, a 2018 supernatural indie film that made an impression on me. The mix uses several tracks from the score and sprinkles key passages from the dialog throughout. My intention was to recreate the surreal feeling I had watching the film through a music. Fun fact: the mix runs for the exact same duration as the film.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
The Album Leaf ― Forgiveness

01:46
Purl ― Anticipation (Bliss Forest Remix)

07:27
Andrew Lahiff ― The Wait

09:46
Ike Yoshihiro ― Angels Share

12:54
Atrium Carceri ― Childhood I

16:21
Cousin Silas & Ashot Danielyan ― Between The Words

20:09
Luis Miehlich ― ∞

23:25
Sonitus Eco ― Ascention To Nowhere

30:03
Rudy Adrian ― Cloudburst

35:58
Wavestar ― Chord

37:34
Michael Stearns ― Alone Together

38:26
The Album Leaf ― Discovery / Ascension / The Moment

42:11
TUNESURGE ― At the sea port

45:37
Cryobiosis ― Departure

49:26
Fading Language ― Autumn Warmth

52:42
Markus Guentner ― Babylon (Original Mix)

57:27
dreamhub ― Crab Nebula

61:65
C.paradisi ― Celestial

71:48
The Album Leaf ― Two Moons

72:27
Keith Kenniff ― Stranded

73:54
TUNESURGE ― Between the Shining Seas

77:42
Luke Howard & Nadje Noordhuis ― Bluebird

80:06
Hessien ― Breaking Webs

83:30
The Album Leaf ― Jenny

84:03
Cousin Silas ― Beneath the treeline

90:35
the Picturesque Episodes ― Ant Wall

92:32
The Album Leaf ― The Third Moon

94:00
An Imaginal Space ― Ambient Soundscape: Two

97:48
SineRider ― Lost Along the Way

99:50
Ayan Das ― They Filled The Sky With SkyRockets

103:02
Lowercase Noises ― Voluntary Separation

Soul Asylum


Make me forget, take me away.
Zone me in, let me stay

I’ll pay attention to you, and forget me
I need to not feel, please hide me.

The beats and lyrics
Pull me away from reality
Let me escape, help me to see

Hiding in my refuge of music
Drowning out all emotions
Finally forgetting myself
Not having to go through the motions.

– Refuge Of Music by Kate Gabrielle


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Grodko ― When all else fails.

02:39
Lowercase Noises ― Almost So Clear

05:39
Jens Buchert ― Neptunia

09:46
Bliss ― Desert Sun

15:15
The Bird’s Companion ― Falling

18:08
Oh Wonder ― Heart Hope

22:02
Max Richter ― Mantegna / Entropy

22:26
ATB feat. Boss and Swan ― Beam Me Up

26:38
Chicane feat. Lisa Gerrard ― Orleans

30:18
Epic45 ― Their Voices In The Rafters

33:08
Illuha ― Structures Based on the Plasticity of Sphere Surface Tension (Edit)

34:45
Ben Woods ― Lay Back and Shoot Stars

39:13
Rhian Sheehan ― Thoughts on Nature

40:37
Epic45 ― We Were Never Here

44:32
Skysurfer ― Always Away (Wide Open Mix)

49:20
Ben Woods ― About To Fall

52:31
Jóhann Jóhannsson ― Good Morning, Midnight

53:15
Jóhann Jóhannsson ― By The Roes, And By The Hinds Of The Field

55:46
Aurora ― Half The World Away

Before Sunset


The spirit of spring rises,
into a blissful gate to heaven.
Where dreams revive, and flourish,
into a luscious landscape,
set like a haven.

When the sunset shields,
against the vibrant contours of nature,
in a garden of enticing and cultivated blossoms,
leaving a spectacular scenery,
with glamour, and a feeling of rapture.

― from When The Sunset Shields by Gladys P


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
An Imaginal Space ― Hope

08:12
Tonepoet & Wings Of An Angel ― Discovering The Divinity We Share

12:29
of the quiet stars ― wading in overflowed meadows

14:11
Eluvium ― Night Projections

22:45
An Imaginal Space ― Roads

25:53
Bing Satellites ― Sunrise, South London, June 2016

33:40
Olan Mill & Svitlana Samoylenko ― Stalled Boson

40:19
Ruven Nunez ― As Above, So Below

Lounge Edition


I love some good uplifting vocals set to captivating melodies, but sometimes the mood calls for purely instrumental music that don’t command too much of your attention. This mix marks my first foray into the world of lounge music, with a perfect blend of intoxicating grooves for your foot-tapping pleasure!


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Wezi Mkandawire ― Dawning

02:30
Citrus Jam ― Nice Holiday (Sax’n’Chill Mix)

07:59
Erothyme ― Let’s Take It Slow

11:42
Jano De Rhodos feat. Bento ― Degustar

16:57
Alex Nathlich ― Time for Us

20:05
Gabin ― Sweet Sadness

24:35
Ludovico Einaudi ― A Fuoco

28:38
Smooth Pack ― So Much More (Sensual Sax Mix)

32:43
Dream Lab ― Cosmotherapy

37:11
David Helpling & Jon Jenkins ― From The Smallest Seed

42:17
Chill Out Music Zone ― Garden Party

44:41
Cafe Americaine ― Seaview (Open Sea Mix)

48:48
Afterlife ― Smooch

53:27
Alessandro Boschi ― Sentosa

57:42
Patrick Saussois & Alma Sinti ― Amour, mon cher Amour

Day & Night


Do you trust night to turn to day?
I think I trusted it once.
Maybe a long time ago.
I know my brain believes,
letting go gets you gobbled up,
so you never see the day.

Still, I feel my heart telling me,
to trust and just let go,
to know the world has hope,
to know that love is shown.

Stop running from it all,
stop chasing all that’s wrong.
let the night keep rolling on,
and watch it turn to day.

― from The Night Will Turn To Day by Kephra Rubin


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Sad Radio On Cassini ― Back To The Village

03:31
Yoe Mase ― Missing In Action

06:29
Michael Hoppé & Harold Moses ― Serenity VII

08:06
Antonymes ― My Salvation

10:49
Bubble ― Gumball

12:39
dreamhub ― Messier 82

16:11
Thomas Newman ― Angela Undress

17:26
The Monk by the Sea ― Just Before The Rain

20:32
Sima Kim & Elintseeker ― Reminisce

25:25
Darren Harper ― The Long Goodnight

37:56
Chandeliers ― Blossom

40:20
Ocean in a Bottle ― circling the air

46:09
The Echelon Effect ― The Best Place To Hide

48:44
Stray Theories ― Closer

50:56
Warmth ― Decade

57:05
Purl ― bäckens sång

Set Sail


Life seems like a river you know.
It is continually running on,
Where it goes no one ever knows.

The beauty that we pass on our way,
a sweet smile from a friend or lover,
a kiss and tender moment shared,
time spent with family.

They are rivaled by none, it is our own.
the moments shared and,
the memories that we create,
will last a lifetime and then some.

So be aware of the good and bad.
But most of all enjoy the ride,
because life is like a river.

― from Life is like a River by Jared Mangum


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Tracklist

00:00
eeph ― Near The River

01:31
Motif feat. Hannah Magenta ― The Sign (Chillout Mix)

05:55
Michael FK ― Petrichor

10:09
Forgotten Wolf ― A Warm Journey

14:22
Vladi Strecker ― Sailor’s Dream (Over the Ocean Mix)

23:34
Mark Knopfler & Evelyn Glennie ― Farewell To Altamira

25:47
Paul Avgerinos ― River Of Life

32:00
Emancipator ― Vision Quest

36:39
Xavier Rudd & Izintaba ― Soften The Blow

41:14
Tracey Chattaway ― To Hope

45:15
The Album Leaf ― Falling From The Sun

49:34
Beach Party Chillout Music Ensemble ― Paradise Island

52:20
Dj Rostej ― Changes

57:42
Michael Hoppé feat. Heidi Fielding & Harold Moses ― Farewell, for viola, soprano & keyboards

Star Encounter


We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of Infinity. Life is Eternal. But the expressions of life are ephemeral, momentary, transient.

We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile

― from The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Steve Gibbs ― Passion

03:43
Nest ― In The Androgynous Dark (Nest Version)

06:42
Alaskan Tapes ― Adrift

09:25
Bruno Sanfilippo ― The Andes

12:25
Dub Tractor ― Goodnight (54)

16:54
Bengalfuel ― Arcs

20:27
Michael Stearns ― Distant Thunder: Solitary Witness

25:07
Bing Satellites ― Dawn Chorus

34:52
Alonefold ― Wanderer And Stone

49:20
Rudy Adrian ― Apple Tree Bay

53:54
Jóhann Jóhannsson ― The Burning Mountain

55:52
Daigo Hanada ― Silhouette (Clemens Ruh Remix)

57:32
Max Richter ― Departure (Reflection)

Wonderful Life


To live a wonderful life, create more, buy less, hug more, scold less, give more, take less, forgive more, worry less, and be grateful everyday for life.

― Bryant McGill


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Tracklist

00:00
Katie Melua ― Wonderful Life

04:15
Chris Coco ― Riviera

08:04
Peter Gabriel ― Bread And Wine

09:08
Nils Frahm ― Me (Analogue Dear Rework)

10:44
Blank & Jones with Jason Caesar ― Hideaway

15:23
Elskavon ― These Letters Are Only For You

17:29
Arros ― Something Close

23:16
Dreamlag ― Ghost (Original Mix)

26:24
City to City ― The Road Ahead (Miles of the Unknown)

29:52
William Ackerman ― Zuzu’s Petals

33:58
James Everingham ― Breakaway

36:52
Dario Lupo ― A New Home

42:45
Shook ― Picture Moment

46:10
Misha Mishenko ― Changes

49:29
Gary B ― Life Is Beautiful

55:14
The Cinematic Orchestra ― Opening Titles

Painting Twilight


“There is a sense of timelessness in the twilight.
Of time standing still and extending into the infinite.
Of sadness and hope.
Of yearning and satisfaction.
Of unrest and peace.
Where time has no meaning and
the mundane melts away into the symphony of colours in the sky..

..and your eyes follow the fading light and your soul knows its purpose once again.”

Happy new year my dear listeners!

Twilight by Kim


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Alaskan Tapes ― Einhvers Staðar

04:42
moshimoss ― FIIElI(2011)

09:04
An Imaginal Space ― Ghosts

12:08
Andrew Lahiff ― The Dream Lives Forever

19:44
Twisted Perspective feat. Bliss Forest ― It Was January

22:12
Mark Rownd ― Painting Twilight

31:23
Max Richter ― Cumulonimbus

40:03
Night Note ― In Autumn Fog

46:13
An Imaginal Space ― Hypnagogia

51:22
Brock Hewitt ― Peaceful Mind

54:13
Olan Mill ― 5

55:14
Luke Howard ― Bower

Opalescent


Summing up the depth of intrigue opal embodies, Terri Guillemets once said: “There are worlds in an opal.” In every Uplifting Pills mix, I set out to create the musical equivalent of an opal, with songs that shine together in incredible union to color a picture of hope and cure a melancholic heart.

Happy holidays everyone. Here’s to a brand new year filled with happiness, gratitude and beautiful future memories.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Norah Jones ― December

03:09
Max Richter ― Realities

04:07
Josh Leake ― Horizon

06:29
Misha Mishenko feat. Nikita Chaykin ― Record №2

07:46
Ólafur Arnalds ― Þau hafa sloppið undan þunga myrkursins

11:22
Josh Rouse ― Reminiscent

15:08
Passenger ― Things That Stop You Dreaming

18:39
Ludovico Einaudi ― White Night

21:23
Joshua Radin ― They Bring Me To You

25:16
Júníus Meyvant ― Color Decay

28:41
Jon Hopkins ― Opalescent

30:16
relatvty ― Until Then

32:48
William Ackerman ― West of Shoshone

36:33
Atlan Chill ― September

40:09
Elskavon ― Seattle

41:49
Embrace ― Many Will Learn

45:48
Sigur Rós ― Fjögur píanó

49:58
daniel robert lahey ― Afternoon Sun

Absolvo


A sunny afternoon at the park lake.
Waves ripple ashore.
Birds sing in the trees.
Children laugh and shout at some playground in the distance.

And here you stand looking at your reflection
trembling on the water, you ask: Who am I?
And your picture looks back at you and answers:
You’re no longer who you were, you’re almost who you’ll be.

Ego te absolvo.

You bend down.
You pick up a stone.
And as you hold it in your hand
it’s getting heavier and heavier.
And just before it’s too weighty to hold any longer,
you throw it with all your might into your face on the water.
And all of a sudden you feel lighter, relieved, free.

And angels start to sing.

― From The Story of “Absolvo” by Enigma

 


Tracklist

00:00
Enigma ― The Story of “Absolvo”

01:24
Enigma ― Absolvo

03:15
Rudy Adrian ― The Healing Lake

05:18
Bing Satellites ― Again At A Distance

06:43
Nest ― The Twelve

09:48
Goldmund ― Threnody

14:16
The Monk by the Sea ― Chorale (Hassler/Bach)

16:08
Harold Budd & Robin Guthrie ― Deva C

19:33
A Winged Victory For The Sullen ― Minuet For A Cheap Piano Number Two

22:25
Ben Lukas Boysen ― Keep Watch

27:14
Warmth ― Youth

33:42
Antonymes ― 271210

34:40
Otto A Totland ― Flomé

37:18
Warmth ― Time as a Reward (Album Version)

45:18
Sola Translatio ― Vipers On The Waters

48:43
Black Hill ― Ghost Hunting In The Raby Castle

51:46
Gang Violins ― Deep State

Yearning for the Past


“Ever wonder what it would be like if there were no time
live in every dimension live through every moment
Sometimes I wish I can just be young again
oh what I would do to be able to just go back
all those feelings, all that love
all my memories now floating around somewhere.

I’d live every dream, free of all concern
my heart yearns for the past
but my feet won’t ever take me there.

But as the lights pull me forward in time
and the past slips through my hands
I’ll know what to remember, and what to forget.”

― From “Remember to Forget” by Grodko


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Tracklist

00:00
Grodko ― Remember To Forget

04:03
Zimpzon & Braak ― Aurora

08:17
Aaron Zigman ― Taylor & Anna

09:55
Spice Girls ― Viva Forever

14:44
Emancipator ― Nevergreen

17:44
DJ Rostej ― Your Desire to Love (Original Mix)

21:39
FLako ― Gelis

24:33
Dan Gibson’s Solitudes ― Dreaming By The Stream

30:04
Coldplay ― Oceans

33:34
William Ackerman ― Night Slip

36:35
Solarsoul ― Santa Maria (Original Mix)

38:46
Zaa feat. Aneym ― Dance With Me (Allende Downtempo Remix)

42:39
Sunsphere ― Café del Mar

47:14
ATB feat. Stefan Erbe ― When Angels Travel

53:10
Peter Pearson ― Sunset Trip

57:10
Lerry Müller feat. Anetta Grant ― Dreaming (Original Mix)

Introverted Chords


There is comfort in reclusion. With the sensual beauty of the piano, this mix will caress you into a state of peacefulness.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Michael Harris ― Introverted Chords

01:59
Levi Patel ― Reflection

06:45
Tonepoet ― Bound By Light

11:41
Antonymes ― A Feeling Of Being Closer

20:00
Bing Satellites ― Soothing Image 14

25:51
Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd ― The Unknown, Part Two

28:21
Kip Mazuy ― And now I see

34:51
Hilyard ― Canopy

45:54
Not a Number ― Cryodream Four

55:56
Ten and Tracer ― Dallon

58:40
Wixel ― (vaarwel)

Journeys of a Dreamer

Lay perfectly still
and wait until the bass makes your face vibrate.
Mindfolds on in perfect darkness
feel the music start to bring you solace.
Body goes numb and with it the mind
sleep paralysis sets in try not to fight it.

Hallucinations so vivid,
a reality so lucid.
Let it overwhelm you or run the risk of losing it.
Get lost in a dream of your own design
carefully constructed behind your eyes.
It’s a tall task if you want to build your own city,
Or feel the emptiness of space and experience infinity.

― Lyrics Without Music


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Tracklist

00:00
Dreamlag ― Lighthouse (Original Mix) (Edit)

03:21
Tycho ― Awake (Edit)

06:30
Flight74 ― Full Strings (Edit)

07:04
Emancipator ― Vines (The Great Mundane Remix) (Edit)

09:55
Mathieu & Florzinho ― Maha – Amba (Original Mix) (Edit)

11:34
Hiatus ― This Means Something

13:24
Data Rebel ― Think of view

18:10
Davy Spillane ― Journeys of a Dreamer

21:06
Orkidea ― Beautiful (Ambient Mix)

25:25
Ben Nicky ― Special Moment (Gorm Sorensen Chillout Mix) (Edit)

28:51
Lemonjazz ― Close Your Eyes (Erotic Sunset to Sunrise Mix)

33:24
Buddhatronic ― World of Grace (Mystic Voice Mix)

37:51
Govinda ― Calm

42:16
Talvin Singh ― Traveller (Kid Loco’s Once Upon A Time In The East Mix)

46:55
Zero Cult ― P-Ray (2010 Edit)

52:56
Erik Wøllo & Bernhard Wostheinrich ― Midnight Sun

56:49
Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm ― 01:41

It Was Beautiful


It was beautiful
It was green and clean.
The smell of fresh air
The sound of the river flowing
I love everything happening there.
I pinched myself to see if it was real.
That was when I realized I was dreaming.
Couldn’t it be real?


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Last Days ― All The Lighthouses

02:40
kwajbasket ― Cykxz

03:09
Antonymes ― Little Emblems of Eternity (Edit)

05:41
The Captive Oceans ― Anew

07:29
A Winged Victory For The Sullen ― Requiem For The Static King Part One

08:59
Rhian Sheehan ― Beginning

10:30
Hior Chronik ― Transition 2

16:03
Purl ― Eagles (Original Mix)

19:23
Jon Hopkins ― Campfire

21:04
Jon Hopkins ― Apparition

22:42
Ten and Tracer ― The Tradewasp

25:35
Animula ― Letter (Outro)

29:12
Antonymes ― Little Emblems of Eternity (Edit)

31:33
Steve Roach ― Perfect Dream

45:36
Steve Roach ― Light Sound

46:33
Item Caligo ― Back to the Dreamland

56:02
Rudy Adrian ― Enveloping Mists

Island of the Mind


In the back of the heart, there is always an island
Solitary, away from even friendly people
An island meant sometimes to share with one
I never showed my island to anyone before
but you can see it if you like
In return, I don’t ask for much
Now and then a touch
Perhaps a friendly word, the sight of your eyes invading my private world
And yes, perhaps a little love, not much at first, but more than you give to strangers.

― Glenn Yarbrough


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Tracklist

00:00
Glenn Yarbrough ― An Island of the Mind

02:16
Justin Hurwitz ― Mia Gets Home

02:28
Sade ― Please Send Me

06:00
Slow Dancing Society ― The Time We’ve Spent

10:07
Coldplay ― We Never Change

13:54
Chris Spheeris & Anthony Mazzella ― Forever… My Love

19:07
Ottmar Liebert ― Bombay

23:57
Enigma ― The Dream of the Dolphin

26:14
Sade ― All About Our Love

28:44
Lowercase Noises ― The Things Your Eyes Have Seen

32:03
Clemens Ruh ― Preen Your Own Wings

35:56
Sunlounger ― White Sand (Chillout Mix)

40:34
Sean Harkness ― Puesta Del Sol

45:24
Nick Urata ― Which One Do You Like Best?

47:10
Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler ― Sweet Dreams

50:34
Stacey Kent ― What A Wonderful World

54:51
Elskavon ― Absent Regrets

The Healing Lake (TV-PG)


I shall have some peace here, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

― “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by William Butler Yeats


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Clemens Ruh ― The Awakening

03:01
Tonepoet ― Echoes Of Clouds

05:52
Jonn Serrie ― Amazing Grace

09:03
Wixel ― Moon

12:08
Celer ― Fathom This Young Life

12:40
Hior Chronik ― In the Morning I’ll Be with You

15:16
Bruno Sanfilippo ― White Wind

18:36
Steve Roach & Brian Parnham ― When The Raven Flies

22:55
Robin Guthrie ― Cuanto Tiempo?

25:57
Havdis ― Drops On An Inner Lake

31:53
Pete Namlook & Geir Jenssen ― In Heaven

40:47
David Helpling & Jon Jenkins ― Not A Soul, Not A Sound

49:44
Rudy Adrian ― Promise Of Snow

55:05
Marconi Union ― Northern Stations

57:49
Andrew Lahiff ― Longing

Morning Miracles


“It is the subtle, little everyday things which go unnoticed that can become the most meaningful. The heat of the sunlight that dances across your skin, or the morning dew that promises a fresh start to a brand new day, a brilliant day.

You are loved by more than the human mind can see. You are surrounded by peace.”

― Kelly C. G. Carr


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
The Hope Arsenal ― In the Morning

05:52
Balmorhea ― March 4, 1831

07:28
Robin Guthrie ― The Little Light Fades

09:09
Helios ― The Toy Garden

13:02
Tony Anderson feat. Michael Miyahara ― The Kingdom of Heaven

16:52
Beck ― Morning (Edit)

20:52
Josh Rouse ― Life

23:28
Matt Fax ― Shift (Asleep version)

26:49
Ron Sexsmith ― Miracles

29:14
Speck Mountain ― Summer Above

34:11
OKA ― Galiano

39:32
James Joshua Otto ― Come And Behold

42:21
Cafe Americaine ― Rain over Paris (French Toast Cut)

46:37
Melibea ― Antología Café del Mar

52:20
Balmorhea ― The Summer

55:39
Erik Wøllo ― A Sublime Place

56:21
Lowercase Noises ― 22

Tone Poetry


This mix is an ode to my good friend Tonepoet. His original guitar-infused ambient productions and mixes are second to none and are always a source of inspiration to me. I’ve collaborated with him on two previous mixes which are to this day some of my best work and a source of pride in my mixing career. He has a new album in the works and I’ve featured some of his finest works in this mix, which you can also explore more of through his Bandcamp page.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Tonepoet & Wings Of An Angel ― If Only For A Moment

03:21
Blake Ewing ― Muir

05:19
Steve Gibbs ― Råklipp

07:31
Tonepoet ― The Moment You Were Swept From My Memory

12:46
Tonepoet ― Celestial Moments In Green

16:28
kwajbasket ― NeverNever

21:04
Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd ― A Silhouette Approaches

23:24
Steve Roach & Dirk Serries ― Bow

36:31
Tonepoet ― Beyond The Realm Of Dreams

40:02
Tonepoet & Wings Of An Angel ― Echoing The Love Words I’ve Heard From Above

44:08
Celer And Hakobune ― Merges Of Hysterical Exhilaration

New Beginnings


“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.”
― Louis L’Amour


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Erothyme feat. Steven Polendey ― Letting Go

02:18
Nacho Sotomayor feat. Jose Luis Encinas ― Untitled For A Guitar

05:43
Diefenbach ― Up For Ping Pong?

08:06
March ― Evening Glow

11:42
Slow Dancing Society ― Reach Out

12:15
Paul Schwartz ― Pavane

15:57
Blank & Jones ― Summer Sun (Ambient Mix)

22:24
Aloha From Hawaii ― Lazy Summer Day (Clearwater Beach Mix)

28:48
Chillwalker ― Sentimental Sunshine

35:12
Crueger ― For Joy

37:36
The Rosen Corporation ― Fading Memories, A Past Life

40:40
The American Dollar ― Glow (Later Demo)

45:23
The Echelon Effect ― Debris

47:39
36 ― Song for Florence

49:18
Sam Smith ― Stay With Me (Nelsaan Chillout Remix)

52:51
Den Russ ― Hold Me

Beacon


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Listening to this mix, think of someone you know who can use such an act of kindness, and remember:

“A lighthouse is not interested in who gets its light! It just gives it without thinking! Giving light is its nature!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Steve Gibbs ― Patterns

04:37
Nest Cad ― Goddeu (Revised)

08:46
Michael Stearns ― Chronos: Portraits Theme

11:15
Oophoi ― I Hear The Wind Singing Part 1

19:07
Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd ― The Discovery

21:12
Andrew Lahiff ― Dawn Returning

31:13
Spheriá ― Otjбnbird Pt. II

36:06
Max Richter ― Afghanistan

36:37
Adham Shaikh & Tim Floyd ― Beacon

39:37
Altus ― Catching a Glimpse

44:19
David Helpling & Jon Jenkins ― Now More Than Ever

52:08
Piotr Janeczek (Ashaneen) ― Peace (Original Mix)

Reminiscenes


A nostalgic soundtrack for a rainy day.

“Memories warm these rainy days
we’re safely silently inside listening
the pitter patter plays a sad refrain
smiling yet our eyes are glistening

If I could I’d take you back to then
but there’s no road leading there
and while the memories are sweet
we both have all eternity to share

So we sigh reminiscing in the rain
about this precious life we’ve led
cherishing our fondest memories
knowing many more yet lie ahead.”

Mike Frawley


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
The Cinematic Orchestra ― Life of the Bird (Edit)

02:04
Doris Day ― Oh, How I Miss You Tonight

04:53
Michael Hoppé ― Reminiscences

07:16
The Limeliters ― Reedy River

10:02
Erik Wøllo ― Crystal Bells 1

15:54
Antonín Dvořák ― Largo (extract) (‘New World’ Symphony) (arr. Bates) (Edit)

19:11
Yanni ― The End Of August

23:55
Alexi Murdoch ― Towards The Sun

28:02
Michael Hoppé and Tim Wheater ― Memories In Dark (For Marion Davies)

31:57
Damien Jurado ― Silver Joy

34:51
Umber ― The Day We Left For Earth

38:32
DeYarmond Edison ― Time To Know

44:11
J. Ralph feat. Scarlett Johansson & Joshua Bell ― Before My Time

47:36
Blank & Jones & Marcus Loeber ― Feel Good (jazzed)

52:56
Alan Moorhouse ― Moonlight Magic

56:12
Doris Day ― Till We Meet Again

Peaceful Moments


When peace sets over, no feeling compares. A mellow, loving feeling pervades this mix, helping you turn down the volume knob on life.

“Every hour of your life that ticks by, there are numerous points and moments when you can choose to pause – and be aware of your mental and physical state. At any given point, you can freeze the flow that is your life, and be fully conscious for a moment.”
― Kevin Michel, Moving Through Parallel Worlds To Achieve Your Dreams


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Luke Howard & Nadje Noordhuis ― Oversky

04:25
Michelle Qureshi ― Light of Dawn

05:01
Steve Gibbs ― Adrift

08:50
Endless Melancholy ― Embrace The Sunlight

13:29
Luke Howard & Nadje Noordhuis ― Mess Hall

16:33
John Foxx & Harold Budd ― After All This Time

18:52
Tonepoet ― The End Is Not So Bitter After All

24:39
Alonefold ― Merging and Still Alive

34:25
Stars Of The Lid ― The Mouthchew (Part 2)

37:09
John Foxx & Harold Budd ― Arriving

38:13
Bing Satellites ― In The Beginning

47:16
Robert Scott Thompson ― The Moon & Certain Angels

53:16
Ashot Danielyan & Lutz Thuns ― Peaceful Moments

Wish You Were Here


It’s extraordinarily difficult to find replacements for the old friends we’ve had when we were younger. These are the people who “knew us when”, people with whom we shared many experiences and who helped shape the person we are today. This mix is a nostalgic celebration of the precious times we had with these unforgettable people.

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.” ― Edna St. Vincent Millay


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Tangerine Dream ― Wish You Were Here

05:18
Lowercase Noises ― Prepare to Die, But Sow the Rye

10:18
Melanie C ― Both Sides Now

14:48
Fiona Joy Hawkins ― Frozen Rose

18:10
Merge of Lounge ― Universal Island (Relax and Chill Summer Beach Mix)

22:20
Lenny Ibizarre ― Las Brisas

27:17
OneRepublic ― Something I Need

31:15
Keegan DeWitt ― I’ll See You In My Dreams

33:51
Reuben Halsey ― Finding Zen

39:02
Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie ― This Is What It Feels Like (John Ewbank Classical Remix)

42:14
Jacoo ― Stars Of Malek (Original)

44:38
Hans Zimmer ― A Free Man

45:49
ATB feat. Sean Ryan ― Straight to the Stars (Original Mix)

50:03
Roger Shah Presents Sunlounger feat. Andre Frauenstein ― Mojito (Chillout Mix)

52:44
The Echelon Effect ― Nobility Of Loneliness

57:26
Tony Anderson ― Against the Odds

Dreams from the Sea


I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking,

I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.
― John Masefield


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
A Winged Victory For The Sullen ― Galerie

02:56
Bing Satellites ― Brief Encounter

13:59
Amir Baghiri ― Galileo’s Dream

18:57
Purl ― Dreams From The Sea

26:18
Last Days ― All The Lighthouses

28:42
The Monk by the Sea ― Nude

33:22
Hilyard ― Asleep in Amber

41:53
Jon Hopkins ― Campfire

43:20
Purl ― Drown in Love

51:52
Jonn Serrie ― Muroc

56:03
Strom Noir ― Malovanie Duhy

Oasis


For me, the artistic journey I take in creating mixes like this is my oasis: a place of refuge from life’s rumblings. What’s your “oasis”?


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Eleven33 ― Rise

06:18
Ambray ― Kiss The Messenger (Chillout Mix)

10:52
Misha Mishenko ― Amy’s Dream

11:38
Reuben Halsey ― November Sparrow (Edit)

15:21
Tracey Chattaway ― Starlights

18:51
Neil Halstead vs. The Album Leaf ― Spinning For Jonathan (Uplifting Pills Mashup)

24:02
Tirovi Umoto ― Mediterranean Rain [Rmx]

26:46
The Madison ― Tonight (Lukas Termena’s Balearic Remix)

30:28
Bella Sonus ― From a Standstill

33:49
Patrick O’Hearn ― The Lone Man

34:55
Blank & Jones ― Midnight Blue

37:29
Steen Thottrup feat. Katie McGregor ― Sunset People

41:39
Beach Party Chillout Music Ensemble ― Fun Time (Edit)

42:50
James Everingham ― Kauai (Part 2)

45:02
All India Radio ― Lightship

46:53
Sunsphere ― Ambient Night

48:59
Enigma ― The Language of Sound

52:40
Velvet Dreamer ― Oasis

57:48
Riccardo Eberspacher feat. Odali ― Time

Fragments of Memories


Today’s moments are tomorrow’s memories, but sometimes we don’t know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. What would you do differently if you knew?

“Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.”― Bob Dylan


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
No Common Era ― A Toad Under the Streetlamp

02:44
Otto A Totland ― Bluss

04:37
Andrew Lahiff ― Beyond the Edge of Memory

11:13
Markus Guentner feat. The Sight Below ― Baryon

16:24
Sola Translatio ― The Gate

19:44
kwajbasket ― and then i entered the void to find you

22:28
Bing & Ruth ― Postcard From Brilliant Orange

27:28
Rafael Anton Irisarri ― The Witness

30:43
Bing Satellites ― Soothing Image 28

35:08
Oöphoi & Ran Kirlian ― Transmigration

39:47
Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd ― Halloween

43:01
Alio Die ― Time In Absence

50:59
Jóhann Jóhannsson ― Fragment I

51:59
Bing Satellites ― Scremerston

Amazing Day


Life has a beautiful, crazy design. There’s beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere if we just open our eyes to witness them.

This is my motto starting a new life now in 🇨🇦 Canada, which I’ve just moved back to this week. I’m incredibly excited about the possibilities in the days and years to come, and I’m determined to live every day to the fullest.


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Gontiti ― Cora (Edit)

01:36
Coldplay ― Amazing Day

05:23
Michael Hoppé & Tim Wheater ― Careless Hearts

05:58
Darshan Ambient ― Furniture Of Time

08:38
Jan Martin ― Pillows (Sinerider And Mango Remix)

13:58
The Eager Seas ― Through The Wilderness Year

17:30
Mark Knopfler ― In the Sky

24:43
Paul Horn ― Joyous

25:13
Coldplay ― Miracles

29:03
Five for Fighting ― Heaven Knows

32:30
The Piano Guys ― A Thousand Years (Twilight)

36:23
Ólafur Arnalds ― This Place Is A Shelter

38:18
Emancipator ― Anthem

43:12
Savage Garden ― Universe

47:15
Five Seasons ― To a Better Day

51:27
Aly & Fila ― Rosaires (Chill Out Mix)

54:36
Elskavon ― August Evenings

Clair de Lune


The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand. Perhaps we can learn to appreciate its peaceful beauty and with this kind of relaxing piano music.

“How beautiful the moonlight’s shining on this bank!
Let’s sit here and let the music fill our ears.
Stillness and nighttime are perfect for beautiful music.
Sit down, Jessica. Look at the stars,
See how the floor of heaven is inlaid with small disks of bright gold.
Stars and planets move in such perfect harmony
that some believe you can hear music in their movement.
If you believe this, even the smallest star sings like an angel in its motion.
Souls have that same kind of harmony.
But because we’re here on earth in our earthly bodies, we can’t hear it.”

― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (from No Fear Shakespeare)


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Michael Harris ― Distant

02:49
Stars Of The Lid ― Dopamine Clouds Over Craven Cottage

04:30
Luke Howard ― Midnight Commute

07:20
Otto A Totland ― Oana

08:48
36 ― One

10:39
Michael Hoppé, Martin Tillman, Tim Wheater ― Distant Call

12:49
Claude Debussy ― Clair de Lune

16:30
Ludovico Einaudi ― Corale

17:54
Solarsoul ― Heavenly Berth (Original Ambient Space Mix)

23:26
Michael Hoppé ― Jude’s Theme (Piano Version)

27:20
A Winged Victory For The Sullen ― Atomos VII (Excerpt)

29:34
Rudy Adrian ― Island Of The Pirates (Delaware River, Pennsylvania)

35:40
Alio Die ― Concerning Simple Fire

39:45
Nils Frahm ― Chant

43:51
Max Richter ― Cassiopeia

Sunny Side Up


Keep your sunny side up and welcome 2017 with an optimistic soul. This mix has the contrast of sounding sunny yet warms your heart with feelings of melancholy.

“Here’s a wishing well
Here’s a penny for
Any thought it is
That makes you smile
Every diamond dream
Everything that brings
Love and happiness
To your life

You will always have a lucky star
That shines because of what you are
Even in the deepest dark
Because your aim is true
And if I could only have one wish
Darling, then I would be this
Love and happiness for you”

― from “Love and Happiness” by Mark Knopfler, Emmylou Harris and Kimmie Rhodes


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
AJ Hochhalter ― The Way Things Were

01:55
Lowercase Noises ― Working And Paying And Living And Dying

05:28
Beck ― Phase

05:51
Josh Rouse ― Sunshine

09:02
All India Radio ― Sunshine Briefly

10:36
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris ― Love and Happiness

14:40
Max Richter ― Retinal

15:01
Blank & Jones // Marcus Loeber ― Sunny Side Up (jazzed)

19:48
Yann Tiersen ― Letters

21:02
Enigma ― Gravity Of Love (Chilled Club Mix)

25:34
Emma Luna ― Lunas

28:54
Andrea Guerra ― Welcome Chris

32:23
John H. Clarke ― Friends

35:13
Tierra Negra ― Siempre, Siempre

38:18
Theodore Shapiro ― Facebook Friends

40:25
James Joshua Otto ― Come And Behold

44:40
Konrad Blank ― When The Sun Goes Down (Chillout Mix)

47:45
Rhythm Of Mankind & Nature ― The Voice Of The Moon

50:51
Yanni ― A Word In Private

53:25
Vangelis ― Belief

56:12
Coldplay ― See You Soon

The Safest Place


Every one of us has their comfort zone. This mix invites you to ponder what’s beyond. Is your safest place really what you think it is?

“Safety and constancy were illusions granted only to those afraid enough not to peer beyond the walls.” ― James Rozoff


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Lucy Claire ― Bound In Sea

03:57
James Everingham ― Progress

07:19
Nils Frahm ― Little Boy in a Space Suit

10:13
Ben Woods ― Together Standing

13:28
Last Days ― The Safest Place

17:17
Michael Stearns ― Seasons – Chapter 3 – Fall

20:30
Echo-ES ― June Morning (Original Mix)

27:49
Rudy Adrian ― Return To Fire Island

30:41
Jonn Serrie ― Century Seasons

36:17
tonepoet ― So Gently We Go

44:44
Michael Neil ― Corona

Oblivion


Oblivion is the fate of almost everything in this world. It’s not something to fear, though, but to be motivated with. What masterpiece will you leave behind?

“There’s gonna come a time when all of us are dead. There was a time before humans, and there’s gonna be a time after. It could be tomorrow, could be a million years from now, and when it does there will be no one left to remember Cleopatra, or Muhammad Ali, or Mozart, let alone any of us. Oblivion’s inevitable. And if that scared you, then I suggest you ignore it. God knows, it’s what everyone else does.” ― John Green (from The Fault in Our Stars)


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Balmorhea ― San Solomon

02:34
Resonata & Fort Road ― Oblivion

07:09
The Echelon Effect ― Marazion

11:24
Daft Punk ― Within

14:25
Aaron Steve ― Still Phil

16:41
M83, Anthony Gonzalez, Joseph Trapanese ― Undimmed By Time, Unbound By Death

17:31
Max Richter ― The Assassins Journey

17:50
Painted Water ― New Shores

21:41
Oh Wonder ― Technicolour Beat

24:26
Bright and Beautiful ― Night Rains (Sound of Ibiza Mix)

28:46
Enigma ― Mea Culpa (Fade To Spirit Mix) (Edit)

33:26
Drift ― Ember (Rem-Ember Mix)

40:21
Cocogroove ― Martini Royale (Kiss Me James Mix)

45:36
Vasim ― Expectation

47:31
Shakira ― Try Everything From Zootopia (Valerie Rose Cover) (Alexamin Remix)

50:57
Xavier Rudd ― Home

55:59
Umber ― The Day We Left For Earth

Tawny Days


It’s hard to be a bright light in a dim world. Uplifting music like this mix can give you the motivation to live, learn and shine again.

“Shine with all you have. If someone tries to blow you out, just take their oxygen and burn brighter.” ― Katelyn S. Bolds


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Michael Hoppe & Tim Wheater ― Tawny

01:48
Jon Hopkins ― Fading Glow

03:27
Blank & Jones ― Nighttime Lovers

06:34
Cross Blend ― Gravity

11:58
Ambientium ― Star Birthday

18:07
Dubdriver ― Shine (Dubdriver Dinkel Mix)

22:55
Morcheeba ― Post Houmous

24:30
ATB ― Obsession

27:18
Erik Wøllo ― Awakening

28:32
ATB ― Malibu Road

31:46
Cantoma ― Out Of Town (Original Mix)

35:24
Honeyroot ― Starshine

42:14
Marie Therese ― Walk in the Rain

45:33
CJ Mind ― And I’m Feeling Young Again (Cut Version)

50:09
Loreena McKennitt ― Kecharitomene

54:30
Mark Knopfler & Evelyn Glennie ― Glory Of The Cave

55:22
Chill De Lucia ― Without Walls (Spanish Mix)

Lullaby for Grownups


Good night – may you fall asleep in the arms of this graceful ambient mix.

“Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high, there’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true” ― Yip Harburg


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Exist Strategy ― Balcony

03:19
Bing Satellites ― Aerial

05:36
Jeff Pearce ― On Silent Paths

08:42
Sowing Paranoia ― Ambient 3

11:06
kwajbasket ― archive VIII

14:26
Giovanni Guidi Trio ― Carried Away

17:12
Hirotaka Shirotsubaki ― Chaenomeles Speciosa

19:08
Bruno Sanfilippo ― Piano Textures 3 VI

23:24
Alio Die & Festina Lente ― L’Oblio Nella Culla Dorata (Excerpt)

28:13
the album leaf ― Off White Room + Computer Love (Excerpt)

31:24
Havdis ― Aprils Ease

37:46
Andrew Lahiff ― Only Tomorrow

40:32
tonepoet ― The Colour Of Hope

43:04
Liquid Mind ― Lullaby for Grownups

46:59
Patrick O’Hearn ― Still Standing

48:34
Nobuto Suda ― Anim

Somewhere Only We Know


Do you have a favorite secluded spot where you retreat from a noisy world? This chillout mix will help give you back the positivity you need to face it back.

“Stop waiting for the perfect day or the perfect moment. Take THIS day, THIS moment and lead it to perfection.” ― Steve Maraboli


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
Secret Garden ― Greenwaves (Excerpt)

00:52
Peter Broderick ― Part 4: The Dream (Excerpt)

01:45
Rob Simonsen ― It’s in the Air

02:28
Escape By Night Feat. Felicia Farerre ― Where Joy Shall Reign (Original Mix)

07:05
Lowercase Noises vs. Lily Allen ― A Grain of Rye, Somewhere Only We Know (Uplifting Pills Mashup)

15:20
Heather McIntosh ― The Church

17:24
Ronan Keating ― Both Sides Now

21:08
Ólafur Arnalds ― Arcade

22:01
Brombaer ― The Quietness

23:27
Johann Sebastian Bach ― Sheep May Safely Graze (arr. Marriner)

27:57
Enya ― Marble Halls

31:29
Elskavon ― Solitude

35:17
Chrypton ― Left Behind

40:09
Electus ― Seize The Day

43:24
Rob Simonsen ― Epictacular Then

44:12
Nilotpala ― В Дожде (In the Rain)

46:23
David Lanz ― Dorado

51:03
Escape By Night ― All My Life

53:52
Conjure One ― I Dream In Colour (Dub Chill Remix)

Slowly Dusk


Through stained glass, ever deepening colors, slowly dusk.

“I find it incredibly amazing how at every sunset, the sky is a different shade. No cloud is ever in the same place. Each day is a new masterpiece. A new wonder. A new memory.” ― Sanober Khan


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Michael Hoppe & Brett Brady ― Thru Stained Glass

01:31
Warmth ― Insight

06:28
Andrew Lahiff ― Almost Imperceptible

09:42
Levi Patel ― And She Translated Into The Sky

16:41
William Basinski ― 92982.1 (Excerpt)

18:51
Bruno Sanfilippo & Mathias Grassow ― Ambessence piano & drones 3

24:50
Rudy Adrian & Ron Boots ― Across The Silver River

29:45
Purl & Andrew Klimek ― Anticipation (Bliss Forest Remix)

32:25
Ekko ― Call Of The Delta

41:19
Aidan Baker ― Carrizozo

46:54
Antonymes ― Elegy (IV)

50:36
Constance Demby ― Ave’s Trance

53:33
Michael Hoppe & Brett Brady ― Thru Stained Glass

53:40
Last Days ― Points Bridge

Still Habitat


When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness.

“There is a presence, a silence, a stillness which is here by itself. There is no doer of it, no creator of this stillness. It is simply here in you, with you. It is the fragrance of your own self. There is nothing to do about this, it is naturally present. This fragrance of peace, this spaciousness, it is the fragrance of your own being.” ― Mooji


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). 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, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.


Tracklist

00:00
Stray Theories ― Only You

02:25
Eskmo ― Tamara

04:39
Not a Number ― Awaiting Stasis

06:45
Olan Mill ― A Heavy Leg Cycle

08:31
Elskavon ― Lækkandi

12:12
The Monk by the Sea feat. Zefora ― November

14:37
Warmth ― Nineteen Eighty (1980)

17:10
kwajbasket ― Resolutions

19:48
Nest ― Stillness

23:56
Altus ― Waiting for the Cover of White

30:00
Mind Over Midi ― Ecotone

31:44
Jónhann Jóhannsson ― Odi Et Amo – Bis

33:36
Logic Moon ― Eremit

41:22
Jónhann Jóhannsson ― Ef Ég Hefði Aldrei…

42:22
Loscil ― Micro Hydro (Excerpt)

43:52
Ben Lukas Boysen ― Selene

46:42
Bruno Sanfilippo & Mathias Grassow ― Ambessence piano & drones 1

56:22
Rudy Adrian ― Afterwards

I Will Always Return


Unwind chillout mix series started it all. Chill Pills are the evolution. The same great feel-good sounds you loved, with a greater dose of uplifting emotions.

“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart” ― Pablo Casals


For something calmer, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills (calm.upliftingpills.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
ChAnGeR ― Sunrise Breeze (Chill Out Mix)

04:01
ATB ― Talismanic

08:08
Max Denoise feat. Claire Willis ― Bring To Me Life (Original Mix)

12:50
Yiruma ― My Belief

16:52
Keith Kenniff ― Amber

17:59
David Vade ― The Mystery Of Two Hearts

20:17
Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick feat. Shawnee Taylor ― Live Your Life (Eddie Thoneick’s Chill Out Mix)

23:48
The American Dollar ― Time (Film Edit)

25:42
Hugh Grant ― Dance with Me Tonight

29:26
Gordon Geco ― Leave the World Behind

33:53
Emma Luna ― Eschbannja

36:40
Armik ― Our Night

41:04
Paul Hicks ― Crying in the Taxi

41:54
Blank & Jones ― Luftschloss

48:11
Damir Halilic-Hal ― Tonight We Dance (Arbassential’s Chill Mode)

53:06
Sine vs. Bryan Adams ― I Will Always Return To the Sun (Uplifting Pills Mashup)

55:39
Chris Botti ― A Few More Days, A Few More Weeks

56:54
Nils Frahm ― Me (Bonus Track)

Chill Pills – Trailer

Calm Pills – Trailer