Seduction City Playlist

Friday, January 21, 2011

Seduction City Hall of Fame: Lukas Termena

Who the heck is Lukas Termena? He is an enigma and a paradox. Aside from being a producer from Poland, little can be found about him on the net. But Mr. Termena should be lauded, curtseyed to and generally worshipped for achieving the impossible:

He made a Linkin Park song listenable.

In fact, his remix of New Divide is not only listenable, it's actually good. Not only that, but he's released a host of original songs as well that are some of the best produced chilltronica out there. A bona fide dual threat -- remixer and producer. The problem is tracking down his stuff, he doesn't have a proper album that I can find and in general mp3s are sparse.

Key tracks: Infinity, Weightlessness (Lukas Termena Chillout Mix), Apologize (Lukas Termena Chillout Mix), Broken Glass

Seduction City Hall of Fame: Emiliana Torrini

Emiliana Torrini was an easy pick as an inaugural member of Seduction City's Hall of Fame, with her unique voice and various trip-hop and electronic elements permeating her music. Hailing from Iceland, Torrini has been singing since the young spry age of 7, and ever since her intriguing voice has attracted attention, leading to a number of collaborations. She contributed vocals to Gus Gus' first album Polydistortion, which was the first time her voice entered my ears, and has also worked with Seduction City staples such as Thievery Corporation. She attracted none other than director Peter Jackson's attention who enlisted her to sing "Gollum's Song" for the second Lord of the Rings movie, The Two Towers.

But as far as we're concerned, it's her solo output, particularly 1999's Love in the Time of Sciencethat stand out. It is that first album that contained the most interesting production and intriguing soundscapes, ranging from melancholic (Unemployed in the Summertime) to sensual (Fingertips), it's electronic pop at its finest.

Key tracks:
Easy, Unemployed in the Summertime, Fingertips, Sunny Road (Manasseh Mix), If You Go Away, Me and Armini (Manasseh Mix), Baby Blue (Rae & Christian Remix), Ha Ha

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sounds of Seduction City 003 -- IT'S (A)LIVE!!!

This is the greatest hour-long mix in the history of Seduction City. An hour-long continuous mix by yours truly of pure downtempo gold. Some of these songs are brand-spanking new, never seen the light of day on the air. Others are old faves that I needed to dredge up once again. Lend me your ears and give me your feedback.
  1. Schiller - Delicately Yours (Schill Out Mix)
  2. Emiliana Torrini - Me and Armini (Manessah Mix)
  3. Wally Brill - A Loop in Time (Banco de Gaia Remix)
  4. DJ Krush feat. Esthero - Final Home (Piano Mix)
  5. Chumbawamba - All in Vain
  6. Teisto - Everything (Acoustic Version)
  7. Hooverphonic - Sarangi
  8. Sandra - Forgive Me (Chill Out Radio Edit)
  9. Interlude
  10. Moa - Tenderly
  11. Delerium - You & I (Slow Rise Mix)
  12. Blue Stone - The Silence
  13. Phobos - Temple King
  14. Airbiscuit - Lately

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Listener rating is dragging ass

I know this is a shameless shill, but can somebody please rate Seduction City on live365? All of a sudden the average has dropped to 9.33 with a meager 6 votes. A few months ago I had 20 votes and the rating was over 9.5. I know that I have more listeners than 6, please get off your duff and vote.

Yes, I'm being greedy, but it's only fair that we all do our part. Ask not what Seduction City can do for you, but what you can do for Seduction City.

See? I worked in a JFK reference--that deserves five stars. Or, if you're set on giving one star, give it to Chillout Beats.