I have divided my playlist into four sections of five songs each… Together we will explore four different themes of the Apocalypse in chronological order. The themes are titled: Warning Signs, The Fall, The Aftermath and Beyond The Grave. By doing this I hope you can experience the music in a new light and treat the playlist and the subsections within it as a soundtrack to a narrative.
I hope you can enjoy my playlist. Introducing my take on “The sounds of the apocalypse…”
CELES7E is one of my favorite producers, his sound is very cinematic and his music often has a giant climax near the end. It’s always exciting listening to what’s coming next… Or in the case of an apocalypse, the opposite haha. It’s the perfect song to welcome the beginning of the world tearing apart.
WWWINGS is well known for their dark, experimental sound design, rhythm and melodic choices so there is no way I couldn’t include them in this playlist. While listening to ERA try imagine robots on the rampage through a city on the brink of total annihilation. It’s very fitting!
On the topic of robots on the rampage, with this song we can imagine ourselves running from our inevitable doom. It’s only a matter of time… This song also sounds amazing in a club on big speakers. Play it loud with the subwoofer on!
If Ronin wasn’t enough to drive through the feeling of the apocalypse, suffocate is the perfect way to “suffocate” the last bit of life you had left! Whipped Cream’s Hi-Fi production is on a completely different level.
“dosing (short for Dreaming of Sleeping) are a Tokyo-based collective of artists and musicians designing dreamscapes with the insomniac in mind, drawing inspiration from the shackles of sleep deprivation. The innovators at dosing deliver a welcomed breath of life into the Tokyo underground nightlife scene by producing and promoting forward-thinking art/music and organizing events previously only conceivable in dreams.”
Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Electric Candy Sand started by DJing and organising small club events at popular night venue Cassette Nine. He has supported world renowned acts such as XXYYXX, as well as performing at New Zealand’s largest New Year’s music festival, Rhythm and Vines. He was involved in the creation and organisation of an independent music festival called Chronophonium, which quickly generated a cult following. After moving to Osaka, Japan in 2013, he continued to perform around various locations in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo before relocating to Tokyo in 2014. He performed as a resident DJ for White Rabbit and played a supporting show for OWSLA’s ETNIK. In 2015, Electric Candy Sand began to produce his own blend of electronic music, merging together ideas from a wide range of genre’s, from hip hop to juke and other forms of bass music. After teaming up with HIRO THA JAP (Sex Cult Records) and Steffen ￥oshiki, the three of them went on to form dosing (dreaming of sleeping), an event planning and production company as well as a collective of musicians and artists, hosting regular events in Shibuya, Aoyama. Electric Candy Sand in concurrent with dosing is currently working towards a number of music releases and new event productions across Tokyo.