Chill Pill 44


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

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

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


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


Tracklist

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

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

12:25
ATB ― Dooley’s World

17:01
Marco Torrance ― Stranded Feelings

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

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

36:29
Enigma ― The Dream Of The Dolphin

38:50
Jon Hopkins ― Inner Peace

43:17
Moby ― JLTF

47:49
Emma ― In The Summertime

51:05
Retsiem ― The Nighttime

56:13
Coldplay ― The Escapist

58:00
Jon Hopkins ― Light Through The Veins

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

― Dreams by John Raines


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


Tracklist

00:00
Andrew Bayer ― All This Will Happen Again

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

04:22
Arcade Fire ― Dimensions (Edit)

07:09
All India Radio ― Losing Houston

10:10
Rudy Adrian ― Watery Moon

13:49
Jonn Serrie ― Annie by the Sea

24:24
Chicane ― Fin De Jours

26:47
Wavestar ― Landfall (Edit)

28:08
Tim Hecker ― Boreal Kiss, Part 1

29:55
Ólafur Arnalds ― Lokadu Augunum

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

36:19
Bliss ― Spun Glass

41:41
Alio Die ― Intramundia

44:38
Stars Of The Lid ― The Kraut

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

52:45
Gulan ― Abstracto

Chill Pill 43


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

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

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

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

― From You Move Me by Garth Brooks


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


Tracklist

00:00
Blank & Jones ― Island Life

04:27
Ramasutra ― Magma Mama

10:00
DJ Mosavo ― Mystic Caravan

14:35
Rhythm of Mankind and Nature ― Water Relaxation

17:30
ATB ― Eternal Swells

22:01
Alejandro De Pinedo ― Aquarius

26:24
ATB and Armin van Buuren ― Vice Versa

32:38
Secret Garden ― Elegie

37:29
Makis Ablianitis ― River

40:08
Chris Botti ― You Move Me

44:57
Tiero ― Childhood

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

54:02
Slowly ― Shining Bright

60:00
Roger Abboud ― Beirut Chillout

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

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

Chill Pill 42


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

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

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


Tracklist

00:00
Umber ― Spark Mountain

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

11:41
Epic45 ― The Future Is Blinding

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

23:03
D. Batistatos ― Beyond The Ocean

28:14
Andrew Bayer ― A Brief Interlude

29:56
Umber ― Mellow Drizzle

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

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

44:23
Rudy Adrian ― Shelter From The Storm

45:01
John H. Clarke ― Cielo

49:18
Vangelis ― Ballard

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

― As I Lay My Head To Rest by Danielle Ward


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


Tracklist

00:00
Jon Hopkins ― Abandon Window

05:16
Rudy Adrian ― Moonwater

08:31
Rudy Adrian & Ron Boots ― Papanui Lagoon

10:53
Adham Shaikh & Tim Floyd ― Embers

15:05
Darshan Ambient ― Soft Land

22:00
Antonymes ― No Dominion [Demo Excerpt]

27:14
Robert Rich & Lisa Moscow ― Bija

37:32
Pepe Sitra ― Phoenix

42:32
Jeff Pearce ― Opening Theme

45:54
Rudy Adrian ― Eclipse

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

54:41
Deep Forest ― The Second Twilight

57:26
Steve Roach ― Saguaro

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

– From Gamemaster by Mart Darey

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

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


Tracklist

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

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

09:02
Bliss ― Sleep Will Come

14:41
Omar Faruk Tekbilek ― I Love You

21:35
Chris Spheeris ― Psyche

26:15
Jazz Connection ― Smokey Eyes

31:04
Roman Pavlov ― The Prayer

33:57
Vangelis ― Movement III

40:13
Above & Beyond Pres Oceanlab ― Miracle

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

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

53:40
2002 ― The Calling

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

Calm Pill 42

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


Tracklist

00:00
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

Chill Pill 40

“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 and quieter, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills, 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.
https://link.chtbl.com/CalmPills


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

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


Tracklist

00:00
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

Chill Pill 39

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 and quieter, check out my other podcast: Calm Pills, 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.
https://link.chtbl.com/CalmPills


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