slumber session: chris loco

Step inside this incredible musical voyage of a slumber session courtesy of the don Chris Loco.

by i-D Staff
12 November 2015, 12:06am

Your latest instalment of mid-week chill comes from London-based beatsmith Chris Loco. Having spent many hours behind the scenes writing and producing for the likes of Ghetts, Emeli Sandé, Wiley and more, it is now his time. Chris recently dropped his debut EP, See No Evil, which featured friends and previous collaborators Etta Bond, Avelino, Raye, Ina Wroldsen and Kojey Radical. Understandably, it's awesome. Polished production topped with some of the finest vocal talent going - it's clear that Chris is destined for big things and we're super stoked to welcome him into the mix for i-D. Venturing through the sounds of Jamie XX, Kelela, SG Lewis, Thundercat and Lauryn Hill, press play on this musical voyage of a slumber session courtesy of the don Chris Loco.

The party's still going strong, but you want to call it a night. What track do you pop on when everyone's still raving and it's time to go to sleep?
Fleetwood Mac, Dreams

Where do you go when the record ends and the lights come on?
To a candlelit drinking parlour with a bunch of romantic thugs.

After a hectic tour schedule, you finally get home, what track do you put on to kick back and relax?
NAO, Bad Blood

Do you ever fall asleep to music, and if so what do you play?
Music usually makes me think too much when I'm trying to sleep, I don't mind a nice bit of talk radio though. Some of those Radio 4 dons have soothing voices.

What's the best dream you've ever had?
I had a dream where I was doing huge flying jumps between some floating island things like the ones that hang in the sky in Avatar, that was pretty cool. I felt properly free.

Who is the last person you kissed goodnight?
My girlfriend.

You've caught each other's eye across a crowded dancefloor. What do you play to ensure things move from the box to the bedroom?
Bobby Caldwell, Open Your Eyes

Sleep is always the hardest to come by when you need it the most. What track is guaranteed to bring on the shut eye after a heavy weekend?
Portishead, Glorybox

What track makes you want to cuddle up to the one you love?
Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs, Like Rock & Roll and Radio

What song gets you out of bed in the morning?
That horrible 'Radar' iPhone alert. I used to set songs I loved as my alarm but that made me resent them massively alex

What is the most relaxing track/ mix/ playlist in your collection? And what do you like to do when listening to it?
My Mrs made a slow jams playlist called 'Ashleigh's badboy babymakers' which is pretty wavy, we haven't made any babies yet but we stick it on to clean the house sometimes. It's a very rock 'n' roll lifestyle.

Finish the sentence, the music sounds better with...
…a little bit of weed in your system.

Mix Tracklist
1. Gil Scott-Heron - Where Did The Night Go
2. Jamie xx - Sleep Sound
3. Vacant - Hollow
4. SG Lewis - Warm
5. NAO - Bad Blood
6. Kelela - Hallucinogen
7. A2 - Love Songs About Nobody
8. Arca - Wound
9. Portishead - Roads
10. Thundercat - Evangelion
11. Grover Washington Jr. - Moonstreams
12. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Bibo No Aozora
13. Harris Cole - Waves
14. Lauryn Hill - Nothing Even Matters
15. Nujabes - Mystline
16. Lonnie Liston Smith - A Garden Of Peace
17. Samuel Truth - Last Call

Jamie XX
chill out
slumber session
chris loco