Chill Pill 48


“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 (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
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

Calm Pill 48


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. 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
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

Chill Pill 47


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 (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
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

Calm Pill 47


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. 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
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

Chill Pill 46


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

Their press release put this eloquently:

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

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


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


Tracklist

00:00
Dexter Britain ― Overcoming Stage Fright

00:53
fin2limb ― Contrails

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

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

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

20:27
Ben Woods ― Across the Skies

21:30
Airdream 62 ― Air Dream

26:08
OneRepublic ― Don’t Look Down

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

31:24
Honeyroot ― Freeway

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

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

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

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

54:29
Yanni ― Seasons

57:35
Secret Garden ― Illumination (Edit)

Calm Pill 46


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

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

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


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


Tracklist

00:00
Porya Hatami ― Mej

06:39
Michael Stearns ― Night Currents

13:35
Jonn Serrie ― Le Trésor (Edit)

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

18:49
Harold Budd ― Steal Away

20:34
Antonymes ― 301210

26:03
Electric Skychurch ― Outside (Excerpt)

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

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

35:52
Shane Morris ― Shimmering

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

40:58
Stars Of The Lid ― Fac 21

43:18
John Foxx and Harold Budd ― Subtext

49:06
Good Weather For An Airstrike ― Clutch

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

52:56
Matt Stanfield ― Alex’s Theme

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

56:41
Hammock ― The Whole Catastrophe

Chill Pill 45


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

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


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


Tracklist

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

00:53
Vikki Carr ― The Silencers (Edit)

02:41
Nym ― Telapathetic

05:27
The Breed ― May – Beach Day

08:12
Konstantin Klashtorni ― Memories Of Us

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

14:44
Ours Samplus ― Friday Remix 13

18:09
Koru ― Closer

23:03
Ours Samplus ― Le Refuge

26:32
Kinobe ― Slip into Something More Comfortable

30:30
Max Richter ― Powder Pills Truth

31:22
Andre Rieu ― Second Waltz

35:01
Ours Samplus ― Walk With Me

37:58
Chillaxing Jazz KolleKtion ― Just Ones

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

44:25
Sandstorm ― Les Nuits (Remix)

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

51:56
Konstantin Klashtorni ― Good Life

55:49
Jakaber ― Emptiness (Excerpt)

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

Calm Pill 45


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

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

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

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


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


Tracklist

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

02:29
Olan Mill ― 4

03:25
marine eyes ― idyll

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

13:42
Hollan Holmes ― Aeon

18:28
Billow Observatory ― Calumet

23:18
marine eyes ― first rain

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

29:29
marine eyes ― roses all alone

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

33:42
marine eyes ― cloud collecting

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

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

46:02
Halftribe ― Archipelago

50:01
Halftribe ― Pneuma

53:15
awakened souls ― a sense of return

57:18
marine eyes ― on this fresh morning

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

Calm Pill 44


“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