The Best Of 2018 Chillout Part 2: Top 20 Chillout Tracks
Happy 2019 Chill Heads! Back in the summer we gathered together our 20 favourite chill tracks from the first half of 2018 into one blissed-out playlist (check it out here), and we are very happy to bring you The Best Of 2018 Chillout Part 2, our favourite chillout tracks from July to December of 2018.
You can listen to the Top 20 Chillout playlist here while you read:
Our Best of 2018 list includes a variety of styles: cinematic ambient, groove-inducing chillgressive, classic psychedelic chill, glitchy soundscapes, and trippy psydub. We hope you find the key to your personal chill space here!
Top 20 Chillout Tracks Second Half of 2018
Logical Elements – A Purple Rose In The Sky Garden
From Melusine Records’ Ancestral Lullabies III compilation, this serene and floating psychill track is a worthy contribution to a charity release that benefits “Casuta Bucuriei” ( The House of Joy), an orphanage in Romania
Earth Sine & Earth Connect – Connected Sine
The tandem of Earth Sine & Earth Connect walks you slowly into the desert with shimmering guitar work that reveals the hidden hum of life on this dusty trail.
Master Margherita – Eight Degrees South (Ultimae Dub)
Pure calming ambient from Master Margherita and a highlight from Ultimae Records in 2018.
Transponder – Beholder
One of the first releases of newborn ambient label Exosphere Records, Transponder delivers darkly cinematic ambient flavoured with a Berlin School touch.
Zoungla – Goodmorning Ozora
Bright, cheerful psydub from Canada’s own Zoungla. A morning anthem for the chill festivals.
Ascendant – Beyond the Horizon
Ascendant’s space ambient music always makes the universe seem less cold and vast, and more inviting and joyful.
Scion – Sky Ocean
Scion builds worlds with his music, and the world of Sky Ocean is a beauty.
Lumino – Step Through (Organic Patterns Mix)
The night can be frightening, but Lumino & Organic Patterns’ lullaby spreads the path to calmness with glowing mushrooms.
Symbolico – Human Beans
We human beans are a silly lot, but we do love our rollicking psydub!
ekaOlogik – Perseida
The title track from ekaOlogik’s Perseida album is one of our favourite examples of chillgressive to be released this year. Highly recommended for chill festival DJs!
Sync24 – Bunnies on shrooms
Sync24 returned in 2018 with Omnious, perhaps the most anticipated psychill album of 2018. We were happy, and the tripping bunnies certainly were happy.
Ludo Ji – Valley Of Flowers
Ludo Ji reveals the enchantments of India through his world-chill album Organic Nasha 2.
Axsemetrix – Star Shepherd
We feel underwater, but something is guiding us to the stars. An evocative ambient piece.
Merlyn Silva – Woven
There is a touch of psytrance in this dancefloor-friendly chill track.
Noosfære – Remembrance
Multilayered, this track will keep you mesmerised as glitchy psychedelic sounds explode in front of your eyes like firecrackers.
Rhizomorphic – Cerebral Reflections
A bubbling cauldron psychedelic soundscapes that somehow manage to stay cohesive and utterly relaxing.
Panda On The Bamboo Tree – Unwavering Lush Sonority
Panda On The Bamboo Tree’s mission was to combine many acoustic forms and instruments into a single chill experience, and Unwavering Lush Sonority is clinically-tested psychill for the REM sleeper.
Essence Project – Groovy Way of Relaxing
Psydub that has travelled the world and learned a few languages along the way.
Bansara – Rising Storm
Bansara’s music perhaps could be called “World Psychil.” Bansara’s sound is a quest to harmonize ancient wisdom with modern technology, and a call to protect nature.
Takkra – Merging Matter with Spirit
Deeply spiritual and thoroughly psychedelic, Merging Matter with Spirit is a celebration of the exploration of the mind.
Check out Top 20 Chillout track of 2017: https://trancentral.tv/2018/01/top-ten-psychill-tracks-2017/