yumi zouma: music to...re-charge your life-source to
Decompressing and recharging your batteries never sounded this good.
Photo courtesy Higher Plains
When we first caught up with Yumi Zouma almost two years ago the band members were making dreamy pop music over the internet from opposite sides of the planet. The 2011 earthquakes in their hometown of Christchurch, NZ, had led to the geographical break up of band members Josh Burgess, Christie Simpson, Sam Perry and Charlie Ryder but keeping the band going and writing music remained a priority.
Now back with their debut album Yoncalla and an international tour approaching, the band are back together. This mix for i-D was made during a rare moment of peace after Yumi Zouma finished the first half of a tour supporting their new album. In fact it came together on a 26 hour flight from France to New Zealand via Dubai after an afternoon spent rushing between the Boulevard Ney prefecture and the UK Immigration Centre in Paris, applying for French and UK visas. These songs are all favourites and were chosen in order to decompress and recharge the band's internal batteries. Press play and enjoy! <3
Hiroshi Yoshimura - 吉村弘 - Water Copy
Grouper - Alien Observer
Air - Alone In Kyoto
Sybille Baier - Tonight
Koronis - Weave
Ider - Sorry
Erykah Badu - Come And See Me
SoccerPractise - Haere Mai E Tama
Erik Satie - Gymnopédie No. 1
Maria Usbeck - Isla Magica
Laura Groves - Gamma Ray Blue
Andras & Oscar - Running Late
TUC - 4X5 83X2
Matthew Jonson - Learning To Fly (Dub)
Chromatics - The Bell
Astrud Gilberto - So Finha De Ser Com Voce
Henry Mancini - Nothing To Lose
Claudine Longet - Felicidade
Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again
Music to shift your mood from staying in to staying up all night...
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - Michael Jackson
Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) - Spiller feat Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Sing It Back - Moloko
One More Time - Daft Punk
Music for fiery arguments and emotional goodbyes...
Some Girls - Beautiful Rune
Wormrot - Compulsive Disposition
Deafheaven - Dreamhouse
Blood Brothers - Set Fire To The Face On Fire
Not So Experimental - Resist! Unlearn! Defy!
Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad - Moby
Music to kiss and make up to...
Metronomy - Not Made For Love
Daft Punk - Something About Us
ILYSB - LANY
Marching Bands Of Manhattan - Death Cab For Cutie
The Wallflowers - One Headlight
The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Music that could put even an insomniac to sleep...
Unknown - Loving (O.C. Edit)
Text Briony Wright