In case I didn’t explicitly state this before, Headphone Commute is proud to be one of the Media Partners at this year’s Decibel Festival in Seattle. Yep, little ‘ol HC is right up there along with XLR8R, Beatport, Resident Advisor, and Red Bull Music Academy. To celebrate this honor, and build up the anticipation for the upcoming event, I decided to put together this mix, featuring some of my favorite artists which will be performing at Decibel. I kept the selection mostly on the ambient and modern classical side, showcasing almost all of the performers from the upcoming OPTICAL audiovisual series. I hope this will give you a taste of what’s to come. I know I’ll be listening to this mix on my flight to Seattle! See you there!


1. Nils Frahm – More // Felt [Erased Tapes, 2011]
2. Lissom – Downpour // Nest Of Iterations [Dragon’s Eye, 2009]
3. Biosphere – Houses On The Hill // Shenzhou [Touch, 2002]
4. bvdub – We Move As One // Tribes At The Temple of Silence [Home Normal, 2011]
5. Rafael Anton Irisarri – Blue Tomorrows // The North Bend [Room40, 2010]
6. Loscil – Rye Fields // Lost In The Humming Air [Oktaf, 2012]
7. Christina Vantzou – Adversary // No. 1 [Kranky, 2011]
8. Sylvain Chauveau – Il Fait Nuit Noire à Berlin // Un Autre Décembre [130701, 2003]
9. Tycho – Hours // Dive [Ghostly International, 2011]
10. Anenon – This Is What I Meant // Inner Hue [Non Projects, 2012]
11. Demdike Stare – Dasein // Elemental [Modern Love, 2012]
12. Andy Stott – Submission // We Stay Together [Modern Love, 2011]
13. The Sight Bellow – Stagger // It All Falls Apart [Ghostly International, 2010]

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