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12 earthy, organic and blissful record picks by e/tape

As a DJ and musician, Eli has spent the last decade working on the sound archive of ambient music. Born in Slovenia but a true citizen of the world, he started the e/tape project out of his desire to expand his inner self and invite others to join him on these expanded states of consciousness. He strongly gravitates towards an electronic sound space that lies somewhere between the heavenly and the blissful.

As Eli is equally passionate about using sound as a powerful tool to set the mood, we were naturally curious about what albums would float his boat.

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7 albums for domestic hibernation by Jamison Isaak

Since 2010, Jamison Isaak has been creating music under a multitude of different aliases. Whether it’s the ambient-leaning synth pop sounds of Teen Daze, sun-drenched dance tracks of Pacific Coliseum, or the quiet and meditative folk songs as Two Bicycles, Jamison just never fails to set the mood with his melodic and atmospheric tracks. For this mood list, Jamison gravitates towards a sentiment that hits close to home.

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reliving a long lost youth with Pablo’s Eye

The 90s was undoubtedly a prolific decade for Pablo’s Eye. Aside from releasing six albums between 1989 and 1999, they were also heavily involved in many artistic projects where music meets architecture, video, theatre, dance and design. Curious to know more about the people behind the collective, we met Axel Libeert and Marie Mandi in their lovely apartment in the heart of Brussels for an inspiring evening filled with ruminations and insights into the unique world of Pablo’s Eye.

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10 albums for a mild & placid evening by Daniel Jahn

For our next mood list, we’ve invited one of our earliest supporters Daniel Jahn from the Hamburg-based label Bureau B. Aside from curating for Bureau B, Daniel is also a member of the unhappybirthday band. The trio revels in a deep sense of melancholy in their arsenal of dreamy, melodic yet ultimately upbeat and uplifting songs.

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taking snapshots of time with Celia Hollander

Celia Hollander is a Los Angeles based artist and composer working with audio, scores, performance, installation and text. Intrigued by her fascination for space and time and also her ongoing list of questions, we set out to have a chat with her to have a glimpse into her unique approach to music making.

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playing exquisite corpse with Cucina Povera

Our next mood talk brings us all the way to Finland where we spoke with Maria Rossi about how she found inspiration in the simplicity of Italian cooking and the joys of playing exquisite corpses with artists that have seemingly different approaches.

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Kong’s 7 record picks for gentle mornings

Passionately spreading the real house sound for longer than anyone can remember, Koen Galle is one of the most industrious tastemakers of Belgium’s scene. Aside from his close relationship with the capital’s paramount underground club C12, he’s been relentlessly busy unearthing many stories about the rich Belgian electronic music and vinyl culture scene. As a thriving creature of the night, we’re mostly curious about how Koen spends his mornings.

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ruminating about the meaning of music with Roméo Poirier

Hailing from Strasbourg, Roméo Poirier had always been making music as long as he can remember. He currently lives in Brussels, so we met up with him for a chat where we talked about his fascination for water, his love for languages, and his never-ending quest for music. Though much of the conversation was dominated by buzzing wasps, it didn’t stop Roméo from sharing what’s on his mind.

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a juggling act with Jeroen De Wandel

For Jeroen De Wandel, the juggle is real. On top of his 9-5 corporate job, he also does a weekly radio show for Urgent.fm, runs a label called Icarus, programs concerts for Democrazy, all while slowly building his art career. It’s a handful, isn’t it? But Jeroen makes it all look so easy.

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