selections from my trip-hop playlist

I spent last weekend at a board gaming retreat we call WBC-West. We stayed at Doug’s family’s house in central Oregon and played (mostly) board wargames. When you’re hanging out inside all day playing games, it’s nice to have some tunes going and several of our iPods took turns as DJ.

I put on my trip-hop playlist that I have been building, pruning and refining over the last several years. It’s a mix of techno downtempo, chill and trip-hop that I listen to at work. For me, it’s a great mix to listen to while working as there are not a ton of lyrics to distract, but there’s always good beat to keep you going. I think it works well as gaming background for similar reasons. I got some complements and inquires on the playlist – Eric even said that he’s going to spend his next month’s eMusic quota on bands from the list. So now after 2 post-weekend emails requesting more info on the list, here’s the scoop:

  • 9 Lazy 9
    • The Herb
  • Amon Tobin
    • Bricolage
    • Out From Out Where
    • Permutation
    • Remixes & Collaborations
    • Supermodified
  • Blockhead
    • Downtown Science
    • Music By Cavelight
    • Uncle Tony’s Coloring Book
  • Bonobo
    • Animal Magic
    • Days to Come
    • Dial ‘M’ for Monkey
    • Live Sessions EP
    • One off Remixes and B-Sides
    • Solid Steel Presents: It Came from the Sea
    • Sweetness
  • Chris W. Paine
    • Weird Conversations
  • Cut Chemist
    • The Audience’s Listening
  • Czarny Wladek
    • Wolnosc
  • DJ /rupture
    • Uproot
  • DJ Krush
    • Kakusei
  • DJ Shadow
    • Entroducing……
    • Preemptive Strike
    • Private Press
    • Bombay the Hard Way
  • Free the Robots
    • Free the Robots EP
  • Gotan Project
    • Inspiracion-Espiracion Remix
    • La Revancha del Tango
    • Lunatico
    • Mare Tranquillitatis
  • Greyboy
    • Land of the Lost
  • Groove Armada
    • AnotherLateNight
    • Back to Mine
    • Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)
    • Love Box
    • Northern Star
    • Vertigo
  • Helicopter Down!
    • Junshi
  • Kruder Dorfmeister
    • The K&D Sessions
  • Massive Attack
    • 100th Window
    • Blue Lines
    • Mezzanine
    • Nexus (Bootleg)
    • No Protection: Massive Attack Vs. Mad Professor
    • Pi (Symbol)
    • Protection
    • Rising Tears
    • the karmacoma e.p.
  • Mocean Worker
    • Aural & Hearty
    • Enter The MoWo!
    • Home Movies From The Brainforest
  • Orbital
    • Snivilisation
  • Portishead
    • Dummy
    • Portishead
    • Third
  • RJD2
    • Dead Ringer
  • St. Germain
    • Tourist
  • Strange Republik
    • Infiltration
    • No Tomorrow
  • Thievery Corporation
    • 18th Street Lounge Comp.
    • DJ Kicks
    • Hi-Fidelity Lounge
    • Om Lounge, Vol. 1
    • Radio Retaliation
    • Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi
    • The Cosmic Game
    • The Mirror Conspiracy
    • The Outernational Sound
    • The Richest Man In Babylon
  • Thunderball
    • Scorpio Rising
  • U.N.K.L.E
    • Psyence Fiction
  • Ulrich Schnauss
    • A Strangely Isolated Place
    • Far Away Trains Passing By
  • Wax Tailor
    • Hope And Sorrow
    • Tales Of The Forgotten Melodies
  • Zero 7
    • Simple Things

Wow, that’s a long list. I regularly refine it, so not all tracks from all these albums are actually part of it, but still…

If you have any suggestions of other bands or albums for me, please comment.

Enjoy the chill.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Eric
    May 20, 2009 @ 21:32:18

    Dude, you rock. Or chill. Or something.

    Many of these I have already, but there’s some names on there that are new to me.



  2. Eric
    May 20, 2009 @ 21:33:46

    Oh – check out Spunkshine. He might be a little uptempo for this list, but he’s a big favorite of mine.

  3. JD
    May 22, 2009 @ 07:17:29

    Might be a little downtempo compared to the rest of what you’ve got here, but I’ve really been liking Sigur Ros lately.

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