Our long time friend, Anji Bee has a new EP out in advance of her soon to be released solo debut. The single is called “Put Some Music On” and it is delightfully chill.
The original track features Anji’s always beautiful vocals which are layered magnificently. It is a sultry and sexy tune, so much so that it will help set the mood for all sorts of nocturnal activities. The other remixes are tremendously done. I really enjoyed the “Intensity of Sound Deep House Excursion” which starts minimally with some synth sounds but then grows into an upbeat dance track even invoking a bit of a disco feel with the addition of some string sounds. Very groovy!
Speaking of grooves, “The Grooveblaster Mix” is also a very chill remix of this track and has my favorite sound in all of music, the muted trumpet. It just always reminds me of film noir and a smoke filled jazz club. It also has a bit of bluesy guitar sound which rounds out that blues/jazz sound nicely.
After checking out this EP, I cannot wait to hear the rest of the new album from the host of “The Chillcast with Anji Bee” and the vocalist/lyricist half of the duo “Lovespirals.” Go to Anji’s Bandcamp site to pick up this great EP. It’s definitely worth the five bucks!
Our friend Anji Bee at The Chillcast has just passed the five year mark in delivering her excellent weekly podcast of chilled out tracks. To commemorate the special occasion, she is releasing a compilation of favorite tracks called “5 Years of Chillin’.”
Some of Anji’s favorites include Chill Factor-5, Karmakoda, and 7 Day Visa. She made a guest appearance on the latest 7 Day Visa album “Buenos Aires” with a beautiful track called “Que Quiero”. They return the favor on this compilation with a mellow instrumental track appropriately named “Travel the World.”
Most of the material is previously unreleased music and she has even included some unreleased material from her solo project as well as a new Lovespirals track (her project with Ryan Lum) called “Try to Forget.” I really enjoyed the more uptempo track from Chill Factor-5 called “Destiny.” It has some nice ambient chords in the background while frenetic runs of synth race around samples and other electronic sounds to provide for a groovy mix. I also really liked the choppy off-beats and flowing synth chords of “You’ll Never Know” by Science for Girls.
You can check out this compilation simply by naming your price for the download at anjibee.bandcamp.com. Please donate as I believe Anji does a lot to keep the downtempo/chillout scene in the minds of music listeners everywhere by keeping the Chillcast coming each and every week.