yumi zouma: music your life-source to

Decompressing and recharging your batteries never sounded this good.

by Briony Wright
15 August 2016, 6:25am

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
Marching Bands Of Manhattan - Death Cab For Cutie 
The Wallflowers - One Headlight
The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979

Music to heal a broken heart...
Both Sides, Now (Both Sides Now version) - Joni Mitchell 
Elodie - Ten Fe

Music to get high to...
Ben Webster - Where Are You?
Stan Getz - Very Early  
Claudine Longet - Meditation

Music to change your night from mediocre to magnificent...
I Wanna Be Your Lover- Prince  
Music Sounds Better With You - Stardust  
Starlight (feat. Mani Hoffman) - The Superman Lovers  

Music to take a long drive to...
The Cranberries - Dreams  
No Doubt - Don't Speak  
Steal My Sunshine - Len  

Music to walk down the aisle to...
The Cure - Just Like Heaven  
Mac DeMarco - Still Together 
Charli XCX - Boom Clap

Music you'd like played at your funeral...
Maggie Rogers - Alaska
Cleanse Song - Bright Eyes 

Music to have sex to...
ÄÄNIPÄÄ - Mirror of Mirror Dreams  
Sunn O))) - Black Wedding
White Ring - IxC999

Music to celebrate your birthday to...
Brimful of Asha (Norman Cook Remix) - Cornershop 
Carly Rae Jepsen - Boy Problems

Music guaranteed to give you serious swagger...
Extreme Ways - Moby  
Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees  

Music to make even the wallflowers dance...
C'est La Vie - B*witched  
Moony - Dove (I'll Be Loving You)

Music to play at the afterparty when it's 6am and the sun is beginning to rise...
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen 

Music that could put even an insomniac to sleep...
Unknown - Loving (O.C. Edit)


Tour information and tickets here. 


Text Briony Wright