2013

This one starts off with a summery groove from the deep 70s catalog of the CTI label, followed by a 90s chillout classic. I’m very pleased that I finally worked some Duke Ellington into a mix! The 2010s are represented by three of my current favorites, Beach House, Empire of the Sun, and The xx. The closing track, from 1981 but unreleased until recently, is just another reminder of the brilliance of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. Of course it’s a pleasure to hear Johnny Mathis’ voice in any setting. As the song is ending, you’ll hear him holding a note for almost half a minute without fading a bit!

Listen to this mix at Mixcloud.

1. Deodato – Carly & Carole
2. Groove Armada with Patti Page – At the river
3. Beach House – Walk in the park
4. Al Green – Funny how time slips away
5. Duke Ellington – Blues in orbit
6. Quantic & Alice Russell with The Combo Bárbaro – Travelling song
7. Empire of the Sun – I’ll be around
8. Françoise Hardy – Le temps des souvenirs
9. Delroy Wilson – I’m still waiting
10. Kevin Yost – Seasons Change
11. The xx – Tides
12. Soul II Soul with Caron Wheeler – Ride on
13. Nat King Cole with Billy May – Rules of the road
14. Alain Ho – Dreamed of you
15. Billy Paul – Sooner or later
16. Astrud Gilberto – Só tinha de ser com você
17. Johnny Mathis and Chic – I want to fall in love

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