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…”
There’s no song that paints the picture of the aftermath of a massive traumatic worldwide disaster than this. It sounds like the sound of a million souls forced to flee to the afterlife in one single moment. Well done Meuko! Meuko! and GIL for making it harder for me to sleep at night.
When I was scrolling through songs I stumbled across this and the mood it gave me resonated immediately with what I had been imagining. A world totally barren and empty, devoid from life. The damage was already done and any survivors remaining are still in shock. The visual element in this song is incredible. Just close your eyes and listen! Speechless…
I wanted to keep a little bit of variation in genres for this playlist and I came across this song which is full of mood but also has slaying 808 bass. In my mind I’m imagining something like this: After the initial shock survivors have come to terms with their reality and are mourning the past. They’re broken and lost.
This song is a collaboration between stei from my crew and the trackmaker for most of KOHH’s best songs, such as Living Legend. It fit perfectly into my tale! This is what I imagine: This is the beginning of an exploration through this new world. Searching ruins for survivors, food and maybe a new home.
I thought I should include one song of my own and Wasteland is a song that I was really strongly “visualizing” while I made it. Like this playlist I hope that my music can be “visualized” more than just “heard.” In the context of this playlist I see it like this: People have adapted to this new world and some have taken advantage of it already, seizing power and control from the ruins.
“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.