Grab your headphones and prepare to be happily lost in the embracing melodies and soothing basslines of Silk Royal. If you’re like me and adore deep progressive compilations like Anjunadeep:04 and our Tokyo Bliss mixes, you’re going to absolutely <3 the second installment of the Silk Royal Showcase (partial album artwork above), out now on iTunes and Beatport. It has an excellent amount of underground talent, and stands as both an elegant and generous helping of the label’s roster.
The first disc brings through heartwarming vibes and blissful harmony courtesy of Philly-based label co-founder Jacob Henry. It begins with his own intro tune Hopeful Romantic. This track really sets the mood for the laidback mix, which stands as the perfect playlist to cruise down the highway to or relax with in your bedroom. The second mix continues with more smooth and elegant grooves brought to you by Finland’s Tom Fall. It’s just as satisfying as the first mix, and even features another incredible tune by Jacob Henry called Serengeti with Coastal. Named after the geograpical region in Africa, its peaceful piano rolls and tribal vocal samples help it leave quite an impression. The compilation features some female vocals as well; I’m finding myself quite easily sucked into the irresistible humming in Gregory Esayan’s tune When You Love.