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Ultra Chilled, Vol. 2
     

Ultra Chilled, Vol. 2

 
Matching the impressive down-tempo vibe of 2001's Ultra Chilled Vol. 1, this follow-up mix from New York DJ David Waxman strikes the perfect in-between chord: in between rock and dance, in between day and night. Of the two discs here, the first leans more heavily on moody, rock-based tracks, with mellow, meditative tracks from

Overview

Matching the impressive down-tempo vibe of 2001's Ultra Chilled Vol. 1, this follow-up mix from New York DJ David Waxman strikes the perfect in-between chord: in between rock and dance, in between day and night. Of the two discs here, the first leans more heavily on moody, rock-based tracks, with mellow, meditative tracks from Coldplay, Ivy, and Radiohead. In keeping with the in-between theme, Waxman includes tracks from pop-tronica acts like the noir-ish Goldfrapp, the soulful Groove Armada, and the Air-y Zero 7, and he spikes the mix with a hint of Latin flavor (remixes of tracks by Nelly Furtado and Bebel Gilberto). Complementing the vocal tracks on the first disc, its largely instrumental companion slows down the tempo even further, easing in with cushiony electronic tracks such as Max Melvin's woozy "Sand" and Tosca's "Honey," upping the pace to provoke a gentle sweat on Sasha's breezy ten-minute workout "Baja," and cooling down with a brace of folksy tunes speckled with vocals and acoustic guitars (Nitin Sawhney's serene "Sunset," Alphawezen's "Into the Stars"). Plunked in the middle -- and fitting in surprisingly well -- is the Specials' 1981 ska nugget "Ghost Town," its sinister organ lines acting as a foil to the lighthearted surroundings. A cool way to spend the evening -- and a cool way to sample a variety of sounds from points across the globe -- Ultra Chilled Vol. 2 is a soothing tonic.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
The blueprint for Ultra Chilled, Vol. 2 is the same as the solid first edition in Ultra's downbeat series -- which rose above the heap of substandard, commercialized chill-out compilations -- with compilers balancing a few downtempo tracks by a varying cast of vocal artists (Coldplay, the Specials, Black Box Recorder, Nelly Furtado, Bebel Gilberto, Radiohead) with electronica specialists (here, usual suspects like Boards of Canada, Groove Armada, Thievery Corporation, Tosca, Fila Brazillia, and Röyksopp).

Product Details

Release Date:
04/30/2002
Label:
Ultra Records
UPC:
0617465112126
catalogNumber:
1121

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Richie Havens   Vocals
Specials   Track Performer
Bebel Gilberto   Track Performer
Beth Orton   Track Performer
Sounds from the Ground   Track Performer
Witchman   Track Performer
Thievery Corporation   Track Performer
Tosca   Track Performer
Boards of Canada   Track Performer
Groove Armada   Track Performer
Timo Maas   Track Performer
Sasha   Track Performer
Waldeck   Track Performer
Brian Amos   Vocals
Goldfrapp   Track Performer
Zero 7   Track Performer
Röyksopp   Track Performer
Alphawezen   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lou Jacobi   Hard Disk Editing
Radiohead   Producer
Mario Caldato   Remixing
Eric Hilton   Producer
Pete Hofmann   Producer
Nitin Sawhney   Arranger,Producer
Mark "Spike" Stent   Producer
Nick Woolfson   Producer
Andreas Bruh   Producer
Nigel Godrich   Producer
Alison Goldfrapp   Composer,Producer
Brian West   Composer
Colin Greenwood   Composer
Jonny Greenwood   Composer
Ed O'Brien   Composer
Phil Selway   Composer
Charles Webster   Producer
Fila Brazillia   Producer
Richard Dorfmeister   Producer
Rupert Huber   Producer
Will Gregory   Composer,Producer
Gaeten Schurrer   Producer
Thom Yorke   Composer
Andy Chase   Producer
Gerald Eaton   Composer
Rob Garza   Producer
Black Box Recorder   Producer
Sasha A. Page   Producer
Kinobe   Producer
Brian Amos   Composer
Marcus Eoin   Producer
Coldplay   Producer
Nelly Furtado   Composer,Producer
Chris Martin   Composer
Will Champion   Composer
Guy Berryman   Composer
Jonny Buckland   Composer
Zero 7   Producer
Michael Sandison   Producer
David Waxman   Producer
Slusnik Luna   Producer
Svein Berge   Producer
Track & Field   Producer
Elliot Morgan-Jones   Producer
Stefan Rekittke   Producer
James Drabble   Producer

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