Best Chilled Electronica Playlists on Spotify 2021
Ever since I came across the multi-colored sounds of ODESZA, I’ve really been fascinated with diverse forms of Electronic music. And during my time here at Stereofox I’ve witnessed how my taste has stretched to reach even the most left-field kinds of Electronica by virtue of the different music we cover. To the point where our interests as a team seamlessly align when it comes to our preference in Electronic music.
Below is a list of some of the best Electronic Chill playlists we’ve discovered on Spotify, and throughout our selection various vibes are provided to accommodate whatever kind of Electronica best teases your earbuds.
To get a sense of the kind of music we support in the Electronic realm, have a listen to our meticulously arranged Essential Electronica playlist – a playlist particularly made for cold late nights and early morning raves for when you’re feeling the party is far from over.
TRANSCENDANT CHILL BEATS by Peter de Ruiter (Audio Wanderlust)
Something which immediately sparked my attention while I had this on shuffle is the fact that a large majority of the artists present in this playlist embrace organic tones and percussion. And we’re introduced to plenty of smaller acts that have a similar sound to Electronic Chill heavyweights such as Bonobo, Tycho, and Four Tet. Peter de Ruiter has a range of other playlists associated with Audio Wanderlust and if you enjoy this, be sure to dive into his other playlists.
Electronic Chill by Enhanced Music
Enhanced Music is a label based in London and since 2008 they’ve been blurring the lines of genre with their forward-thinking sound, and have launched the careers of well-known artists today. We became acquainted with their Electronic Chill playlist when they featured one of our releases titled “Rothko” by Verdance last year.
The first time I dived into this playlist, I jammed it while I was working. But that wasn’t such a good idea as every now and then I’d check the name of the artist by virtue of the amount of gems I was finding. And what I really loved is the fact that Electronic Chill had many acts I’ve never heard of, making it perfect for discovery too.
High Vibe Radio by High Vibe Records
When I visit a playlist I usually shuffle the order of the tracks. Although my dive into this playlist was one of the few times I’d progressively go down the list, and I was amazed at the river-like cohesion the listener experiences on HVR. It’s this meticulous curation that I find is great for getting into a state of flow, and the music is right up my alley too particularly since many of the tracks contain a ‘world/ethnic’ vibe shadowing their sonic direction.
High Vibe Records is an artist-friendly record label run by producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist Equanimous, and the fact that they’ve been experiencing exponential growth since 2020 can’t escape mention. Their other playlists such as Chill Nights are worth exploring if you really enjoyed High Vibe Radio.
Ambient Electronica by Nik Davies
Nik Davies is quite a renowned guitar player based in Wales, and when you listen to his music compared to his playlist… You’d be in awe how far and wide his pallet is. As you would’ve guessed, this playlist consists of Ambient, Electronica, and Ambient Electronica.
A large majority of the tracks feel very spacious, and we’re also introduced to intricate Electronic and House, which further emphasizes Nik Davies seamless knack for diversity.
Electronic Chill and Deep House by UOAK
This is another artist-run playlist, and this time it’s no surprise that this leans towards a more Progressive House kind of Chill. UOAK rose to prominence in 2016 and has been wowing listeners with his atmospheric and melodious brand of Deep House.
The vibes of Lane 8, Yotto, RUFUS DU SOL, Nora En Pure, and Ben Bohmer run rampant throughout UOAK’s selection albeit presented in a more serene manner, and the inclusion of some beat-like tunes that are drenched in swirling synthesizers can’t escape mention too.
Soft House and Lounge by Rooftop Sessions
We continue through the House route with Rooftop Session’s Soft House and Lounge, a playlist for those who are looking for a bit of a groove while they slip into a relaxed mood. When I was younger I was really into Café Del Mar and the sound of this playlist alludes to that thanks to the range of lounge-y tunes lavishly decorated in Electronic textures and 4/4 rhythms.
Chillout Lounge by Get the Sound
Around the time we had our interview with Roche Label founder Cezaire, I discovered a plethora of other French labels, and Get the Sound was one of them. For their first 3 years, they predominantly operated as a YouTube Channel, and then they launch their own label called Get the Sound Records. They quickly established themselves as a real talent scout in the French and international scene after representing a slew of exciting acts.
Chillout Lounge actually leans towards a more upbeat sound, and when they say ‘lounge’ – it’s not the Café Del Mar type lounge. Think summer time and you and your mates are lounging about near the poolside… That’s the type Electronic Chill GTS provides and it’s perfect for a more social setting.
Chill Beats 2021 by Plus32 Records
Have you ever heard of the mesmerizing, soulful sounds of YellowStraps? Well, Plus32 Records is the label behind some of their most notable releases and as a fan of the YellowStraps, I immediately took interest in Plus32 too. They are a Belgium-based record company founded in 2020 with the purpose of offering custom label services to talented producers, mainly originating from +32.
Their Chill Beats playlist covers a multitude of different genres as you can play an FKJ track, and the next moment you'll find yourself listening to Petit Biscuit or even Nuages. Hip Hop, Soul, Electronica mingle ever so comfortably and cohesively throughout Plus32’s stellar curation on Chill Beats.
Muskox Selects by Muskox Records
Muskox Selects is yet another playlist that is House orientated… But there is a catch here. This playlist is littered with tracks that exhibit an experimental flair, meaning that you’re bound to bask in a wide array of forward-thinking Electronica as you plunge into the sounds of Muskox Selects.
Instrumental/Electronic Chill by Jackson Calder
Jackson Calder offers us SO MUCH music (+500 tracks) by artists we’re familiar with, and by amazing underground Electronic artists from across the globe. This is the kind of playlist you can listen to for your reading and chilling sessions for at least a couple of weeks, and you’ll be amazed at the amount of artists you’ll discover each time. Jackson is really into his Hip Hop too so if you’re a Hip Hop head, instrumentals that slightly lean towards an Electronic sound are abundant for you here.