Chilla[xxx]ation (#28): A Minimal, Soulful Electronic Mixtape Download & Stream

Chillaxxxation Mixtape

As the falling leaves turn to frost and hint at the impending cold to come, something happens to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere who are lucky enough to experience wintry climates but not so unlucky as to live in the frozen tundra. We turn indoors, often shunning social activity completely, to become intimate with the isolation of the great indoors. We enjoy the pampering of ourselves with warm baths, hot soups, and plenty of television — and, if we’re lucky, we find other bodies with which to share those comforts of isolation. This mixtape is dedicated to that kind of sharing — not quite as public as that of holiday festivities but just as important — of sexy intertwining beneath comforters, and discovering just how much a heater pales in comparison to the heat generated by another body.

These tracks have been collected throughout the duration of 2013, with some dating slightly further back. It’s been a long time in the making — but what all these musicians have in common is a shared sensibility towards the warmth that can be found in electronic music, when it is not tinny, rigid, and overly logical — but relaxed, soulful, and downright human.

Curated by Vivian Hua and Troy Micheau; Mixed by Troy Micheau

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[audiotrack title=”Chillaxxxation” songwriter=”REDEFINE magazine” mp3=”/wp-content/uploads/traxxx/REDEFINE_027_Chillaxxxation.mp3″] Download Mixtape (77.6 MB)

  1. Bondax – “All Inside” (Ultra Music)
  2. Seekae – “Two” (Rice Is Nice)
  3. Antilux – “Another Train” (Boya Entertainment)
  4. The Meryl Streeps – “One” (Club Mod)
  5. fLako – “Mating Dance” (Five Easy Pieces)
  6. Tirzah – “Slow Jam” (Greco-Roman)
  7. Elephant & Castle – “I Will” (Plug Research)
  8. Boards of Canada – “Reach for the Dead” (Warp Records)
  9. Jessy Lanza – “5785021” (Hyperdub)
  10. Shigeto – “Miss U” (Ghostly International)
  11. Barker & Baumecker – “No Body” (Ostgut Ton)
  12. Forest Swords – “Anneka’s Battle” (Tri Angle Records)
  13. Cécile – “Your Eyes” (Club Mod)
  14. Zapp & Roger – “Computer Love” (Warner Brothers Records)


Written by
Vivian Hua 華婷婷 and Troy Micheau

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits.

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