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Featured Songs on djSwade Radio - January 2022 Edition

Updated: Feb 25, 2022

In August 2021, I debuted djSwade Radio on Pandora. Because I enjoyed the songs and artists so much, I decided to pick three that I really dug and describe what spoke to me about them. I had a blast doing it, so I'm making it a monthly thing. My only criteria for picking these songs is that I really enjoy them. It doesn't matter to me whether they're old or new as long as they groove. So, in no particular order, here are my picks for January 2022.

I liked this song the moment I heard the name. It sounds like a quiet, contemplative place to start the day, sitting in a comfortable chair, sipping your favorite hot beverage, the sun warming your skin. The song's beat is hypnotic and soothing. As it moves along, I hear faint discord, as if I'm worrying about what I need to do today, about leaving the security of the morning room. Then, I hear the piano play and it calms me, starting into a reassuring passage accompanied by the ever-present beat and some keyboards. My sense of well-being builds as the song reaches its end. Excellent piece!

This is a cool title and the group's name is epic! The song itself doesn't disappoint either. I hear new age in this one and it's the kind of song that I can listen to as a counterpoint to deep concentration on a project or other task. This song also feels like it's going somewhere. I'm not sure of the destination, but it doesn't really matter. Each listener can go to the place of their choice. I love the way the song builds and the different instruments come together as the song comes to a close.

Such a great phrase - comfort zone. The name of this group is classic. What is "general fuzz" anyway? I'd like to find out. Piano and synth anchor this song and plaintive violins lead it, beautifully played. It literally puts me in a comfort zone. Then, the song takes a turn, the violins become silent, and I feel a faint sense of wandering, dissonance and restlessness, as if the song's telling me to go beyond and experience something new. That indecisiveness gives way to the violin theme again, but I feel a little less satisfied about about staying in my comfort zone. Instead, I feel the need to get out and find a challenge or make a change.


I highly recommend all these songs. You can hear them on djSwade Radio. You can also click the direct link to each song, artist or album provided above. If you like what you hear on djSwade Radio, you can also listen to my album Audiostrata (available on Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music and other online stores), as well as my new singles "Lemon Cello" (available on Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music and other online stories), "Sky's the Limit" (available on Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music and other online stores) and "Ascending Acoustic" (available on Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music and other online stores).

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