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Ambient, melancholic trip-hop and IDM that evokes the feeling of being stranded in a large airport late at night.
Hypnotic breaks and pensive soundscapes from today's greatest electronica artists: the perfect soundtrack for reading, working, or just relaxing.
Hypnotic instrumental beats from new artists who blend the funky, sample-based approach of J Dilla with the soothing, electronic flourishes of downtempo producers.
Coined by DJs Dirty South Joe and Flufftronix, luvstep is a journey into the sexier side of modern bass music that's smoothly visceral and uniquely melodic. Dim the lights and turn up the stereo; you can apologize to the neighbors tomorrow.
As a freshman, Derek Smith left college to focus on music production full-time. Today, as Pretty Lights, Smith runs his own record label and is headlining festivals around the country. Listen to the best tracks from Pretty Lights, his contemporaries and label mates.
Atmospheric and ambient, this is the sound of hip hop producers left to their own devices. Without any vocal assists from rappers, the results are innovative, expressive, and sometimes more than a little trippy.
The sequel to our original French Hip Hop playlist, this playlist features even more essential cuts from France's hip hop scene.
It's that time just before dawn when the sky is a deep blue, and you've stayed up all night to see it. Soundtrack the view with this mellow blend of classic trip-hop and newer downtempo artists
You've got some reading you're ready to dive into, but you want to keep some music moving through the air. Here's an awesome array of ambient cuts perfect for putting a pillow of sound around your ears but subtle enough to avoid any distractions.
The Seven Fields of Aphelion,
Stars of the Lid