Episode 041 – Downtempo Chillout by Warren Daly

Soothing soundscapes, down-tempo beats and ambient goodness

Mix 41 in the AgentCast series. The podcast series covers a range of genres, including but not confined to Bass, Electronica, Electro, Techno, Dubstep and Breaks. Essentially anything with a touch of electronics. I like to include high quality Netlabel music if possible. (Actually I do that a lot)

What’s in this mix?

Soothing soundscapes, down-tempo beats and ambient goodness await you in this 90 minute mix. It’s another all Netlabel podcast. Thanks to Alex for the cover photo of an isolated footbridge near Ballycastle, Ireland. Check out Alex’s photo blog for more excellent photographs.

Music Recommendations

Meandering through electronica, ambient, and improvised recordings, I discovered some excellent artists I’ve never heard before. All 13 tracks are recommendations, but I usually mention artists I’ve just discovered. Please don’t get upset if I didn’t mention you, I’ve either recommended you before or I’m about to use more of your excellent creations in an upcoming mix. If you’re at the helm of a netlabel I try my best to promote you on my netlabel review.

Chris Whitehead‘s release South Gare combines natural and industrial sounds and explores sonic spaces between them. A perfect mix of such wonderful field recordings. Chris is certainly another artist for the RSS feeder. Nigul has a treasure trove of Ambient compositions available on Bandcamp. He’s been producing since 2005 and is another purveyor of quality netlabel music. I included a track by Hirobeep, he likes to produce retro 303 infused electro. However, Belt of Orion is very laid back and a great example of his diversity.

A new Netlabel and definitely one to watch out for is We Are All Ghosts. Started by Thomas Mathie aka Headphonaught.  Based in Scotland this fabulous netlabel specializes in Ambient Electronic Soundscapes and other genres. I thoroughly enjoy Apta‘s melodic post-rock electronica. I can’t wait to hear more from this Netlabel and from Apta.

So, there you have it. Enough genre boxing, now it’s time to get on with the music. I hope you enjoy the mix, please leave comments below.



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