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The Restless Thrum

The Restless Thrum

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global chill out chart, 1st in the global eclectic chart, 2nd in the global chill chart, 4th in the global jazz chart and 7th in the global chillout chart.

I have done several train mixes over the years. They basically come about because I hear a tune and think - Hey, that would be great in a train mix. So it was with this one. I heard the track "A.O.E." by Portico Quartet and I knew immediately that I need to build a mix around it.

This mix differs from most of my other train mixes(except one) because it's mostly a jazz influenced mix. Berlin-school sequencers have been replaced by a drum kit and synth washes with horns. I folded in some recordings of trains and subways but I didn't want to over do it, so I kept it to 3 spots in the mix.

The mix has some good energy and I could see it being a great companion for bike riding.

The tracklist is in the comments.



Barry Scott

Nice mix 🙏🙏🎶


Tom vr has a new release “keep shimmering” I think you would like. Stay well.

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Thanks for the heads up, there's some good train vibes going on there. Cheers!


Always beautiful Dave. Thank you.


Wow, been ages since listening to some of this ace quality, so happy to see this back and with a roar! A quiet, calming roar.

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Thanks for hanging out and absorbing the rhythmic vibes. Cheers!


Awesome Imaginary Train Ride 🚂

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Thanks for coming along on the trip! I'm glad you enjoyed the tracks(train & music).

Paul Asbury Seaman

Amazing how such different musical genres can produce a similar vibe... although I think this mix has a more cheerful feel than most of the train-themed mixes I've put together. Nicely done.

And as always, where **DO** you find the time to discover (let alone keep track of) all these new artists?!!

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So glad you're digging the mix! A lot of these tracks I stumbled upon during my Spotify listening sessions at work. If I ever have to change jobs, to one where I can't listen to as much music as I do now, I'm toast. Cheers!

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T R A C K L I S T :
00:00 Portico Quartet - A.O.E. (Monument 2021)
05:30 Nick Garbett & Mike Majkowski - Aerial (The Glider 2021)
11:35 Snow Palms - Kojo Yakei (Land Waves 2020)
15:08 Tangents - Terracotta (New Bodies 2018)
21:20 Elskavon & John Hayes - Vermilion (Du Nord 2020)
23:23 Nala Sinephro - Space 6 (Space 1.8 2021)
26:50 Portico Quartet - Terrain: III (Terrain 2021)
36:30 Olafur Arnalds - Undir (re:member 2018)
39:27 Bell Orchestra - Movement (House Music 2021)
45:00 Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society - Shadow Conductor (Mandatory Reality 2019)
52:42 Daniel Brandt - Eternal Something (Eternal Something 2017)
58:45 Alapastel - Transmission (Ceremony 2021)
64:16 end