Today I saw @UBLF ‘s blog post about Twitter accounts to follow to find chillout/downtempo music and I thought I would do a quick post on where I find some great chillout tracks.
When I am doing stuff around the house I usually have Sirius/XM Chill on my TV/stereo system (channel 857 on DirecTV). They have a strong mix of different artists (popular and obscure) and various types of downtempo/chill, but it is usually always perfect for chillin’.
I get a lot of suggestions from Blip.fm (see our Blip playlist HERE) off of other people’s “Blips.” I previously blogged about Blip here at ChilloutScene.com. I love hearing what misoc other people like to chillout to and hear their playlists. It’s also great to get feedback on our playlist and Blips too. Good to know what works and what doesn’t!
Pandora.com has been my favorite for listening at work. Works great on the Iphone app on my phone and I can listen to thousands of different artists/tracks/genres/etc. Some of my favorite “channels” are- David Holmes (from Ocean’s 11 soundtrack fame) radio, Sure Thing (by St Germain) radio, Air radio, and In the Waiting Line (from Zero 7) radio.
The best part about Pandora is you can input a track, artist, or album and it will play tons of similar music for you. I LOVE it!!
I also listen to Last.Fm, which is a great compliment to Pandora, but I prefer the Pandora app’s ease of use and deeper track selections.
Of course MySpace has given us a lot of great friend suggestions and free listens to all sorts of chillout tracks. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention them. Check us out there at myspace.com/chilloutscene. I really think MySpace has some great things to offer musicians; especially indie acts that are just coming on to the scene.
A couple blogs I like are of course UBLF, Bedtime Tunes where you can listen to some downtempo tracks while drifting off to sleep, and of course my favorite Lakers fan Anji Bee at the Chillcast. Anji always has some great tracks to chill to on her podcast. Also check out her work at www.lovespirals.com.