As the desire to enjoy a serene summer evening grows, so does the urge to relax, while the warmth of the sun rays caresses your skin and a slight sea breeze makes you drift away from reality. Here to help you cope with these urges, Armada presents the second instalment of Armada Chill. Armada Chill 2015 contains the most soothing records, combining lush and enchanting atmospheres with beautiful chords and melodies and hypnotizing rhythms. Featuring no less than 21 tracks per part and counting up to the whopping amount of 42 songs in this compilation, Armada Chill combines outstanding tunes from Joris Voorn, Kraak & Smaak, Sunlounger, Felix Jaehn and many more with gems like Lost Frequencies’ remix of Armin van Buuren’s ‘In And Out Of Love’ (feat Sharon den Adel)…
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.
4CD Box Set. 72 tracks featuring Stan Gets, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Muligan, Thelonius Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Claude Thornhill, Nat King Cole, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt, Julie London, Art Pepper and many, many more..
With its global line-up of talent and generally high quality control, the Chill Out Or Die series from Rising High Records played a major role in the rebirth of ambient music via dance and rave culture in the 1990's. The music on the Chill Out Or Die albums was actually an exception to the majority of the label's output which focused on club records, from gabba hardcore and hard techno to more accessible trance, techno and house. The joy of discovery, the sense of wonder, the weirdness of trying new things with new technological tools: it's all there in abundance on the Chill Out Or Die series…
Chill Out! (The Techno Evolution Continues) is a bona fide classic collection of ambient sounds from the dance world of the time. There's beauty and wonder everywhere: rich, pulsating chords, spacey melodies and bleepy grooves, shimmering landscapes, euphoric ambient trance and just occasionally something more twisted and dark. The music is often exotic, too, a signpost to ethno-ambient trance and exotic dub that would appear in great quantities over the following decades. The ambient breakbeat epic "Sunrise" by Young American Primitive is a stunner, its arpeggios and gorgeous strings anchored by a deep tribal drum groove…