#1_MLS Bonobo – Recurring

Welcome to the opening post of my MLS series – My Life’s Soundtrack. I know this isn’t new nor revolutionary, but I wanna do it anyway. As you may already be aware, posts on Sifot are about Songs I Find Out There, and they’re posted only after the artist’s consent. The MLS series will be different on that, as I’ll be posting randomly about songs that mean something to me (or at least did in the past)…and hey, a lot of these people aren’t reachable…oh yes, and some are just dead. The title and concept of My Life’s Soundtrack are self-explanatory. So let’s begin! Oh, I almost forgot, use #1_MLS if you talk about this entry on your social media.

Bonobo – Recurring 

Back in 2004/2005 I started doing agressive inline – rollerskating while doing tricks etc. – and one day, I was watching skate and inline skate videos on youtube. That feeling of watching videos and then skate is priceless… skaters and action sports fans know exactly what I’m talking about. So I end up clicking on a vid of a pro inline skater (don’t remember the name). He was showing his pro model bla bla bla, and then a song started… It was “Recurring” from Bonobo.

After researching I realize that there was a genre called Downtempo, and I was blown away by it. This happened back in 2006 or 2007, same year I started producing some weird hip-hop beats. Later I understood I was doing some experimental downtempo. Anyway, I felt like that was my home, as it became my favorite music genre, instantly. Bonobo became my favorite musician, and still is.

This Recurring track is one of my favorite songs to skate, although I’m super rusty and not skating regularly now. Let me also say that I went to a Bonobo show, in Krakow – Poland (2014). And that’s it! I think this is the back story of Recurring in my life. Expect other Bonobo songs in the future loool…

Song – Recurring from Bonobo
Genre – I would say Downtempo, but don’t know if it is categorize differently.
First contact – Somewhere in 2006/2007. Definitely in the summer.
How I currently feel about it – Nostalgic; Still love it; Best song for skating;

(Video from Bonobo’s oficial Youtube Channel)

Final notes
1 – 
I will always do my back story with all the tracks I post in this format. Remember that Sifot is still a personal blog/site/project…
2 – You can check the complete list of My Life’s Soundtrack songs here.
3 – All tracks/videos posted in this MLS series will always have the original artists’ pages and channels as source.
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#19 Gustavsite – Sade

Hey hey! Are you sade? No, really…are you? I don’t know what does “sade” mean, but I’m happy with it (god, I’m terrible with jokes). So, Sade is the track I’m bringing you today. It was made by Gustavsite, from France. Just, to clarify, I really don’t know what “sade” means. After checking in google translator, no english or french was working for me. Google told me to check it in swedish. It seems that it means “say” (like someone “said” something), but I don’t think Gustavsite wanted to express anything in swedish lol. Forgot to ask.

Anyways… I don’t know about you, but I love downtempo related tracks with sax. Obviously I liked this one. But the whole song is cool, so even if you aren’t crazy with saxs as I am, you can still check it out.

Artist – Gustavsite
Song – Sade
Genre – Downtempo / Storyteller / Sade song? (Not sad…I’m just really bad with jokes)
Source – Downtempo Artists Group

You can follow Gustavsite’s work at:
Soundcloud 

Gustavsite was clear about all his tracks being free for download, so this is no exception:

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#17 Anjero – Air / 100 likes on FB

Hey ma people! First of all we have reached +100 likes on Sifot’s Facebook page. I know it is not much, but it is still important to me. I used this blog/site without a schedule nor a sense of obligation when posting. Just check the counting… we are at the 17th post hehehe. Anyway, I just want to thank you all =)

Today’s track is from Anjero from Russia. In fact I’m making a song with Anjero, although it’ been a while since I worked on it. The track I bring you makes me remember why I like Downtempo music. Maybe it’s the harmony of it, or the nice layers of sounds which makes me float. It relaxes me, but at the same time makes me enter in a kind of brainstorming, motivating me to do something. And these aren’t mere words, or some cliche review… but what nice downtempo makes me feel.

Artist – Anjero
Song – Air
Genre – Downtempo / Eletronic / Aerial music?
Source – Downtempo Artists Group

Follow Anjero’s work at:
Soundcloud | Twitter 

The good news is that you can listen and legally download the track for free. I’ve already done it:

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#15 The Mask of Chill – Soft Rain

The track I’m bringing you is not new, it has two years already, but I’ve found it more or less recently. It’s not difficult to mentally ramble, within anything that comes to your mind in the moment you listen to it. It feels like it was an experience song because it has only two minutes, and I would like to listen to the rest of the story. For instance, it could go from a “Soft Rain” to a “Heavy Rain” if you know what I mean (no, not the videogame).

Quentin Austin or, if you prefer, The Mask of Chill, is the creator of this peace and he lives somewhere in the clouds. So just visit his page for more content like this…

Artist – The Mask of Chill
Song – Soft Rain
Genre – Chill Out / Experimental / Two minutes track?
Source – Downtempo Artists Group 

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Soundcloud

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#14 Sub Liquid – Monday Whispers

Yo! Long time no see… I’ve just realized how said this site (blog?) is… I’m not posting anything, but at the same time I can’t forget it. Anyway… today I’m posting.

And today it is not monday, but I promise you’ll like this track I’ve found. The song is called Monday Whispers and it was made by Graham Pisarek, or Sub Liquid if you prefer. This track is the first song of his 2014 LP (Beneath Your Reflection):

“Beneath Your Reflection” is an eight track electronic exploration of Downtempo, Instrumental Hip Hop, and IDM. Based on found sound and organic instrumentation, with an emphasis on melody and atmosphere. The album marks the 10th release from the Northern California composer, and his first full length effort.” Sub Liquid’s Soundcloud

You can expect a nice guitar mixed with cool textures and electronic whispers (me trying to be poetic). I think it is best for you to listen to it…

Artist – Sub Liquid
Song – Monday Whispers (from Beneath Your Reflection LP)
Genre – Trip Hop/ IDM/ Monday songs?
Source – Downtempo Artists Group 

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Facebook – Soundcloud – Twitter  – Official Site

Beneath Your Reflection is for sale in a “name your price” system here, but you can listen to Monday Whispers (and other tracks) for free:

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