catlips: music to…swim at night to

The DJ brings her trademark cool-chiller-weirdo take on house music to this wavy mix.

by i-D Staff
11 February 2016, 1:20am

DJ and producer Catlips—Katie Campbell to her mum—has spent much of the past 12 months treating the country to her cool-chiller-weirdo take on house music. In that time she's graced more festival and gig line ups than we've got time to go into, but when we hit her up for our own special mix she was at home in Perth. As you may have noticed, Western Australia is currently sweating its way through an epic heat wave. Considering the 40 plus temperatures, it's no wonder Katie has water on her mind.

She told i-D that this mix was inspired by the nocturnal night beach trips her friends have been taking to survive the heat: "The ocean after dark has inspired me to make a mix, the incredibly reflective, evocative and wondrous nature should be enhanced by this listening aid; deep, smooth, vast and rhythmic."

Maybe you're not lucky enough to listen to this in a dreamy isolated beach city, but hot or cold the wavy tracks will still sweep you away.  

Music to shift your mood from staying in to staying up all night...
Sharif Laffrey - Turn it Up (Acid Not Acid Dub)

Music for fiery arguments and emotional goodbyes...
Beyonce - Me, Myself & I

Music to kiss and make up to...
Ralf Mousing & Elastic Headache - Still On My Mind

Music to heal a broken heart...
Evelyn Champagne King - Love Come Down

Music to get high to...
Bell Towers - Tonight I'm Flying

Music to change your night from mediocre to magnificent...
Ace & The Sandman - Let Your Body Talk

Music to take a long drive to...
Anything by Soichi Terada.

Music to walk down the aisle to...
No idea... something by The Band.

Music you'd like played at your funeral...
Joni Mitchell - A Case Of You

Music to have sex to...
Vakula - Joywind

Music to celebrate your birthday to...
No Zu - Medusa Music EP

Music guaranteed to give you serious swagger...
Ty Dolla $ign Feat. E-40 - Saved

Music to make even the wallflowers dance...
Zanzibar Chanel - Drunk at Jazz Club

Music to play at the afterparty when it's 6am and the sun is beginning to rise...
Mary Clark - Take Me I'm Yours

Music that could put even an insomniac to sleep...
Suzanne Kraft - Talk From Home 


1. Donkey Kong Country OST 9 Aquatic Ambiance

2. nigori springs - Holly Waxwing

3. Talking God (Benedek Remix) - Sasac

4. Endless Going - Long Body

5. Peter Tanaka - Palmbomen II

6. Body Glo - Bronze Savage

7. Migas - Joan Bibiloni

8. John Lee Roche - Palmbomen II

9. Rainbow Eucalypt - Leafy Suburbs

10. Licence To Dream - D.K.

11. Navajoa - Arthur Miles

12. La Nuit des Tropiques (Le Club) - Les Crocodiles

13. Life Goes On If You Are Lucky - Nico Motte

14. Arboreal Harp Jam (ft. Khotin) - Journeymann Trax

15. Otcho - Cloudface

16. On The Rocks - DJ Sonikku

17. Plum Jelly - Fatima Yamaha

18. Vocal Drift - Suzanne Kraft

19. Miks' tulet mun luo (Jori Hulkkonen Remix) - Kosonen

20. Rare Plastic - PLO Man

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