leisure suite: music to...eat alone to in a food court

Let this delicious mix brighten any lonely lunch breaks.

by i-D Staff
19 April 2017, 2:15am

This mix was inspired by the strange ecosystem of mall food courts. It's a world Leisure Suite's Bridgette Le became especially attuned to after returning home to Melbourne from Japan. Feeling low and lost, she'd often retreat into these brightly lit coves during her work lunch break, and increasingly came to notice that regardless of the location, the environments would always feel familiar in the same strange way. "Like Japan, most people I saw were eating alone looking pretty morose and I always thought it was kind of funny how all the tables and chairs were drilled into the ground — like you were trapped against your will in such a depressing space," she remembers.

In opposition to this creeping vibe, she created this mix to be listened to in those lunch breaks, "almost like an aural hug from me personally, to hopefully brighten up their day."

Music to shift your mood from staying in to staying up all night… Transmission 5, Paranoid London

Music for fiery arguments and emotional goodbyes… Wonderwall, Oasis

Music to kiss and make up to... Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby, Cigarettes After Sex

Music to heal a broken heart… In Another Time, Sade

Music to get high to… Homewards, MNDSGN

Music to change your night from mediocre to magnificent… Forbidden Colours, Ryuichi Sakamoto

Music to walk down the aisle to… Fade Into You, Mazzy Star

Music you'd like played at your funeral… Love Talkin' 'honey it's you', Tatsuro Yamashita

Music to have sex to… Again, Wun Two

Music to celebrate your birthday to… Birthday Sex, Jeremih

Music guaranteed to give you serious swagger… I Know What You Want, Mariah Carey and Busta Rhymes

Music to make even the wallflowers dance… Do It Again, Shinichiro Yokota

Music to play at the afterparty when it's 6am and the sun is beginning to rise… Fall In Love, Slum Village

Music that could put even an insomniac to sleep… Sleep Apnea, Beach Fossils

Track list

Wish You Still Felt This Way - Sophie Meiers

My <3 - Purpan

Aruarian Dance - Nujabes

Vibe Out - J Dilla

Purple - J Dilla

Catch Your Tears - Sol Monk

Carbonated - Mount Kimbie

Look 4 - Olive Oil

Again - Wun Two

Nakhodka - Khotin

Fall In Love - Flying Lotus

5_32PM - The Deli

Keep & Grind - Hubert Daviz

Lonely But Not When You Hold Me - Duendita



Photography James J. Robinson

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