CD 1 written & produced by Jake Stephenson (aliases here: Ganja Beats, Bass Meditation, Lunar and more).
CD 2 was compiled by Chris Organic at the Organic Control Centre, London. Heyoka, Mental Flozz, Karmahacker and more.
CD 3 written & produced by Phil Merrall (aliases here: Jupiterhead, Freq, Trance Twin Quartet, Beat System and more).
CD 4 written & produced by Matthew Hillier from Ishq. (Aliases here: Ark, Sunshine Superman, Protein Injection Queen and more).
40 soothing ambient grooves. Music inspired and created by Jake Stephenson, David Hendry, Phil Merrall, Simon Williams and Andrew Taylor.
40 soothing ambient grooves. Music inspired and created by Jake Stephenson, David Hendry, Phil Merrall, Simon Williams & Colin James.
One of his finest '90s recordings, Chill Out balances the guitar-glitz of Carlos Santana's guest shot on the karmic title cut with a handful of profoundly deep Hooker solo performances. Among those are new versions of his standards "Tupelo" and "Annie Mae," and the soulful "If You've Never Been in Love," where expert slide-man Roy Rogers provides subtle accompaniment to Hooker's spontaneous storytelling. The band numbers that bookend the album are weak, relying on Hooker's strong vocal presence to overcome sketchy writing. Van Morrison, pianist Charles Brown, and M.G.'s leader Booker T. Jones also lend a hand. But Hooker doesn't need anybody's help to get to the passionate heart of his blues. One last note: Anton Corbijn's CD-booklet photographs of ol' Johnny Lee are terrific.
As we find ourselves at the start of a summer season sure to relieve us of any remaining winter cold and rainy days, you better get ready for some serious chill time. Get yourself a few ice-cold margaritas, set up your lounge chair in the perfect spot, and let the sun rays keep you warm as you enjoy some lovely music. The music of 'Armada Chill 2016' to be precise. Completing the ultimate chill experience, 'Armada Chill 2016' has no less than 40 (39 on this Poland release) of the finest chill tunes of the moment at its core. Ranging from laid-back compositions by Arty, Pablo Nouvelle, Rodg, Robin Schulz, and Wild Royal Coast to the distinct Deep House vibes of 16 Bit Lolitas, HRRSN, Jan Blomqvist, Sebastien, and Silience, this two-disc selection is all you need to really enjoy all that life is about.