Monday, August 24, 2009

Another place to chill

I just recently found another great place to chill (based upon Urbanspoon reviews) in Toronto, Canada.

It's called Insomnia Cafe and it appears as though they have tasty martinis, a comfortable atmosphere, good food, and also "downtempo breaks" on Fridays with DJ Riss-K.

If you're in Toronto or anywhere near, we'd love to hear your reviews on the place as well.

Keep chillin'


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Give us some more JUICE!

JP Juice, that is. He also goes by Naoki Kenji and I've been listening to quite a few of his tracks lately. To say the least, they are GORGEOUS!

"Le Soleil" from his "Fukai" album seems to fit perfectly with waking up in the morning and watching the sunrise or even meditating. The laid back beat and whispering vocals make it a perfect chill track. Here’s a video for Le Soleil.

The breathtaking video of varying natural landscapes is a great backdrop for this song. There are a myriad of other JP Juice/Kenji videos on YouTube and you can check out some of Naoki's work on his MySpace and LastFM sites as well.

Naoki Kenji has an extensive discography between his self titled and JP Juice records. His latest release titled "Less Ordinary" features the track "Lost" which is first on his myspace playlist. Lost is similar to Le Soleil in its laid back beat, however Le Soleil is a bit more hypnotic where Lost is a bit more of a dance track. It's not really fair to compare the two tracks, but those are the first two that caught my attention, so I thought I would. He definitely has the chillout bug and I am going to be picking up most of his albums soon. JP Juice is quintessential chill music.

Keep chillin'


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