Personally I’m tired of the hackneyed (Thanks SATs!) discourse on chillwave- what it is, where it came from, whether it actually exists and what does (or does not) qualify as chillwave. I just find it to be good music in all its mutations. It elicits a certain emotion that is deeper than the simple “nostalgia” that’s associated with “a day at the beach” as it’s often portrayed. For me it has a dynamic that propels us optimistically forward rather than harking back to better days (that we may or may not have had). It makes me feel good- no explanation needed.
Beat Connection is a duo hailing from Seattle. Like many of their contemporaries, the project started in a dormitory and came of age at local parties. They describe their music as “challenging surf-y-psychedelic-balearic-disco-dance-electro-pop infused with a healthy dose of rock and house music.” I think that’s called chillwave. We have for you a few of my favorite tracks off their recent EP “Surf Noir.” You can download the whole thing HERE.
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