• Kyle V. Hiller

Summer Ice Cream Dream Vol. VI B-Sides | Promises: Rose X Rose

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After returning from my first trip to Seattle, a city I've longed to visit, I couldn't sleep that night. So what else do you do when you're jetlagged and exhausted from all the walking and traveling and dealing with a swelling depression that would settle in for the next several months? You start making a mix right before the summer dawn, and let the music guide you.

This mix is deeply personal to me. Sailor Moon R: Promise of the Rose is an (arguably) strongly written film. It's commentary on sexuality, love, loyalty and companionship resonated with me in a new way. I remember taking one of my first trips out of town in 8th grade and returning home with VHS tapes of all three Sailor Moon movies--subbed, no less--which was rare then. You couldn't find anime anywhere in the late 90s, so to find these gems was a stroke of luck and magic. I remember watching them all in my room, but this one really stuck to me. Now, when I travel, even 20 years later, I feel the urge to watch this movie.

Around the Seattle trip, I had been having deep contemplation around sexuality, love, loyalty, ,and companionship. Sailor Moon has been a beacon for me lately, and this playlist digs into those themes.

This is one of the most poetic mixes I'll ever make, and is definitely in the Chillgood 101 realm.

Track Listing:

  1. Lana Del Rey - Doin' Time

  2. Carly Rae Jepsen - Everything He Needs

  3. Ari Lennox - Pedigree

  4. Ross from Friends - Talk to Me You'll Understand

  5. Andres - You're Still the One

  6. Jorja Smith - February 3rd

  7. Childish Gambino - The Palisades (feat. Christian Rich)

  8. Lizzo - Lingerie

  9. The Isley Brothers - Footsteps in the Dark, Pts. 1 & 2

  10. Grand Puba - I Like It (I Wanna Be WHere You Are)

  11. Jadu Heart - Harry Brompton's Ice Tea

  12. Angelica Bass - Sail To The Sun (feat. Machinedrum)

  13. DJ Rashad - Cause I Know U Feel (feat. Gant-Man)

  14. AbJo - Alma Del Sol - Introdução

  15. Shocking Blue - Send Me A Postcard

  16. Herbie Hancock - Come Running to Me

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