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Late Night Beats

The Playlist for Your Car Ride at Midnight

The cover image is by John Wilinski. http://johnwilinski.tumblr.com

It is dark outside. The weather is starting to go down. You're in your car, alone, riding on the freeway. Or you're in your bed and your head is starting to wonder. All you're missing is the perfect playlist to accompany you in this midnight adventure. Here are your late night beats.

1. Fall in Love - Barcelona

The minimal beats in the verse are perfect for the night. The mellow voice of the singer is going to make you feel things you didn't even know you can feel.

2. Doomed - Moses Sumney

This almost A Capella song is magical. His soothing voice will travel in your whole body and in your dreams.

3. Second Sun - Bonobo

Every Bonobo song is perfect for a mellow late night. But something about this one makes me want to lay on the floor and just love life.

4. Apocalypse - Cigarettes After Sex

Cigarettes After Sex is the ultimate late night band. Their mellow sound and the soothing voice of Greg Gonzalez will guide you through the night.

5. Cold Wave - Dear Criminals

This trio from Montreal combines soft synth sound with both feminine and masculine soft voices. Their sound brings a sort of nostalgia you didn't know you had.

6. I, Promise - Ford

The original song is "Promise" by Ben Howard (which you should really check out if you don't know him). The song starts with a spoken intro taken from the short film "Let It Be" (which I also recommend you should check out). The poetic words of Ben Howard mixed with the magical beats of Ford is just perfect.

7. I Need a Forest Fire (feat. Bon Iver) - James Blake

If you know James Blake, you probably already know this song. But for you that don't know who James Blake is, this is a great song. If my heart gets broken, I want it to be on that song. 

8. Downtown - Majical Cloudz

This is my favorite Magical Cloudz's song. There is something pure about this song that I can't quite describe but it's beautiful.

If you like this song you should check out the cover by Lilla Vargen.

9. Elephant - Milk & Bone

Camille Poliquin and Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, members of the duo Milk  & Bone, created a beautiful atmosphere. It makes me want to call my ex and crawl in their bed.

10. Dreamin' - Mounika

The name of the song says it all. The vocalizing mixed with the soft beat makes you dream without having to sleep.

11. Painfully Obvious - Twin Cabins

Words can not describe this song. Just listen to this electro-jazz piece and your life will be complete.

12. Floating - Audio Dope

Floating is the right word to describe the feeling when you listen to this song. The down-tempo mixed with the more upbeat core of the song is perfect.

13. Weight - Maddee

There is something about her voice that is just pure. It makes you want to follow her voice by moving or dancing.

14. Tadow - Masego & FKJ

Here is the live version of this song. It's hypnotizing to see them play all the instruments. These two talented artists are worth discovering if you didn't already know this song.


Here you have it. A playlist for your midnight thoughts. I strongly recommend you to check out other songs by these artists. It's magical.

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