Category Archives: Mixes

Ambient Music Guide’s Best Of 2019 mix series

The 6-part Best Of 2019 mix series showcases some of the music from AMG’s Best Albums of 2019 Reviews feature, plus other outstanding tracks from the year that was. All mixes compiled by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound,Oct-Dec 2019. Like the sounds? Support my mixes and the artists by becoming a Mixcloud Select subscriber Mix […]

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New Ambient 2018 mix series

New Ambient 2018 is an ongoing mix series across the year, spotlighting choice tracks from recently released albums and EP’s including re-releases of older titles. Ambient, chillout, spacemusic, trip-hop, downtempo breaks, environmental, psyambient, neoclassical, post-rock, instrumental folk, ambient techno/trance, new age, ambient dub and more. Volume 1: Slowbeats Deluxe     Outstanding new downtempo instrumentals from […]

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Environments 04

styles: Environmental, soundscape, psyambient, tribal featured artists: Ishq, Wanderwelle (Silent Season), Michael Stearns, Soda Lite, Heavenly Music Corporation (Silent Records), Union Jack (Platipus), Darren McLure (Neotantra) and Mantaray mix length: 70 minutes release date: Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, July-August 2019     Environments showcases evocative new music and classics – a […]

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Ambitronica 05

styles: Dub, downtempo, ambient techno, ambient trance, psychill, lounge, progressive psy featured artists: Bluetech, 7th Plain, Entheogenic, Banco de Gaia, Hibernation, Vangelis & more. mix length: 73 minutes release date: Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, July 2019 The Ambitronica mix series mines the atmospheric grooves of ambient dance music at every […]

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Tranquility Drones 04

styles: Drone, psyambient, mod classical, environmental, new age featured artists: Tom Adams, Josh Alexander, Billow Observatory, Ethereal Ephemera, Lingua Lustra, Deuter, Emerald Web, David Parsons, Stephan Micus mix length: 58 minutes release date: Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, June 2019     The Tranquility Drones mix series showcases harmonic drones and dreamy […]

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Ambitronica 04

styles: Downtempo, lounge, dub, ambient trance, synthpop, psychill featured artists: Art of Noise, Sounds From The Ground, Bonobo, Quantic, Boozoo Bajou, Suns Of Arqa & more. mix length: 61 minutes release date: Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, June 2019 The Ambitronica mix series mines the atmospheric grooves of ambient dance music at […]

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Ambitronica 03: This Is Beaumont Hannant

styles: Ambient techno, IDM, electro, trip hop, house, ambient pop, alt rock featured artists: Beaumont Hannant, Autechre, Bjork, Lida Husik, Outcast, Mark Franklin, Husikesque, Yo3 mix length: 129 minutes release date: Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, March-May 2019 The Ambitronica mix series mines the atmospheric grooves of ambient dance music at […]

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Ambitronica 02

styles: Downtempo, ambient trance, ambient techno, synthpop, Berlin school, psychill featured artists: Jean-Michel Jarre, Martin Nonstatic, Tangerine Dream, Loom, Ishqmatics, Patrick O’Hearn & more. mix length: 67 minutes release date: Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, March 2019 The Ambitronica mix series mines the atmospheric grooves of ambient dance music at every […]

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Tranquility Drones 03

styles: Drone, psyambient, environmental, new age featured artists: Cluster & Eno, Deuter and Marconi Union, Ishq, Bing Satellites, Ishqamatics, Anaamaly, Transponder, iX7 mix length: 60 minutes release date: Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, March 2019     The Tranquility Drones mix series showcases harmonic drones and dreamy progressions, timeless music from then […]

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Tranquility Drones 02

styles: Drone, psyambient, environmental, new age featured artists: Jon Mark, Robert Rich, Celer, Umber, Rhucle, Transponder, Gavin Miller mix length: 62 minutes release date: Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, Feb 2019     The Tranquility Drones mix series showcases harmonic drones and dreamy progressions, timeless music from then and now. Volume 02 features newbies […]

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Ambitronica 01

styles: Downtempo, ambient trance, ambient techno, electro, tech trance featured artists: Sacred Seeds, Ishqamatics, Dan Armstrong, LSG, Beaumont Hannant, Data Rebel, Sven Kössler & Si Matthews, Citystate mix length: 60 minutes release date: Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, Feb 2019     The Ambitronica mix series mines the atmospheric grooves of ambient dance music […]

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Ambitronica mix series

The Ambitronica mix series mines the atmospheric grooves of ambient dance music at every level – newbies, classics, and the genre’s pre-90’s roots in early synthpop, dub, prog rock, art rock, lounge and Berlin-school trance. Ambitronica 04 Music by by Art of Noise, Sounds From The Ground, Bonobo, Quantic, Boozoo Bajou, Suns Of Arqa, Entheogenic, […]

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Tranquility Drones series

The Tranquility Drones mix series showcases harmonic drones and dreamy progressions, timeless music from then and now. Tranquility Drones 04     Recent music by Tom Adams, Josh Alexander, Billow Observatory, Ethereal Ephemera and Lingua Lustra, and classics from Deuter, Emerald Web, David Parsons and Stephan Micus. Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, […]

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Tranquility Drones 01

styles:Drone, psyambient, environmental, new age featured artists:Banco de Gaia, David Parsons, Sync24, Pool of Light, Biome, Astral Harmonies, Less Bells and Kenji Kihara. mix length:68 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, September 2018     The Tranquility Drones mix series showcases harmonic drones and dreamy progressions, timeless music from then and […]

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Environments 02 – new worlds to quietly blow your mind

styles:Environmental, soundscape, psyambient featured artists:Hiroshi Watanabe, Brian Eno, BLNDR, Stu Jenks, Endurance, Halftribe, Corrado Saija, Stephanie Sante, Zolan Fesco and RRUFF mix length:64 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, August 2018     Environments showcases evocative new music – a mix series about the psychoacoustic spaces and places that ambient builds […]

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Environments: new worlds to quietly blow your mind

Environments showcases evocative new music alongside some classics – a mix series about the psycho-acoustic spaces and places that ambient builds in the world between our ears. Enjoy the trip. Environments 04     Music by Ishq, Wanderwelle (Silent Season), Michael Stearns, Soda Lite, Heavenly Music Corporation (Silent Records), Union Jack (Platipus), Darren McLure (Neotantra) and […]

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New Music For Airports – a 40th anniversary Brian Eno tribute mixed by Mike G

styles:  environmental, drone, spacemusic, mod classical, post-rock featured artists:  Anaamaly, Alan Brown, Alex Crispin, Tapes & Topographies, Tim Linghaus, Taylor Deupree, Halftribe, Benjamin Finger, Confluent Phase, Hirotaka Shirotsubaki, Overlap, Olivia Summer, Elrox, William Bowden, Andrew Heath, Steve Roach, Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society, Bruno Sanfilippo, Levete, Ishq, Dalot, Relaxation Synthesis. Runtime: 126 minutes. Compiled & mixed […]

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New Ambient 2017 mix series

New Ambient 2017 is an ongoing mix series across the year, spotlighting choice tracks from recently released albums and EP’s including re-releases of older titles. Ambient, chillout, spacemusic, trip-hop, downtempo breaks, environmental, psyambient, neoclassical, post-rock, instrumental folk, ambient techno/trance, new age, ambient dub and more. Volume 1: Memory Blur Dreamy ambience and half memories – […]

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AMG’s Best Albums of 2017 Mixes

Mix #1: Atmospheric Grooves    Mix #2: Sounding The Deep      Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, Oct-Nov 2017. My annual mix is once again in two parts. Sounding The Deep features generally beatless music, while Atmospheric Grooves is much more rhythmic. These mixes are based on AMG’s Best Albums Of 2017 reviews, […]

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Antipodean Chill – Oz ambient mixed by Mike G for Red Bull Music Academy

styles:Various Australian ambient and chillout music 1986-2012 featured artists:Japetus, Robodop Snei, X1 Project, Ornament, Not Drowning Waving, John Elder, Avene, Sapien Trace, Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke, Citystate, Gondwanaland mix length:65 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, August 2017      The Red Bull Music Academy commissioned me to write the […]

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This is Mystical Sun

styles:Psyambient, ambient techno/trance, chillout, spacemusic featured albums:Primordial Atmospheres, Deeperworlds, Energy Mind Consciousness, 2600, Music For Supernovas, Panoramic, Altitude mix length:83 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, July 2017    Mystical Sun is one of the giants of 21st century psychedelic ambient, the solo project of San Francisco musician Richard Plom […]

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Chillsong vol. 1-2: Songs in the key of lush 1990-2016

styles: Ambient pop, ambient rock, lounge, trip hop, nu jazz, downtempo soul featured artists: Goldfrapp, Air,  Royksopp, Conjure One, Bonobo, Radiohead, Cinematic Orchestra, Massive Attack, Beanfield, Zero 7 & more. mix lengths: 62 minutes, 65 minutes release date: Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, Feb & March 2017 The Chillsong mix series features eclectic […]

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AMG’s Best Albums of 2016 Mixes

Part 1: Deep Mix       Part 2: Beats Mix       Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, Nov-Dec 2016. This is a two part mix series. Part 1 The Deep Mix features generally beatless music, while Part 2 The Beats Mix is generally more rhythmic. You’ll hear almost every strain of […]

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Guest mix: Rainshine by low light mixes

styles:Ambient, environmental, cinematic, impressionist, sound collage, experimental featured artists:John Luther Adams, Cyber Zen Sound Engine, Matt Borghi, Rist, Ruben Gracia, Steve Roach & more. mix length:58 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by low light mixes for Ambient Music Guide, July 2016     Rainshine is another exclusive mix for Ambient Music Guide by low light mixes. low […]

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New Ambient 2016 mix series

New Ambient 2016 is an ongoing mix series across the year, spotlighting choice tracks from recently released albums and EP’s including re-releases of older titles. Ambient, chillout, spacemusic, trip-hop, downtempo breaks, environmental, psyambient, neoclassical, post-rock, instrumental folk, ambient techno/trance, new age, ambient dub and more. Volume 1: Infinite Meadow       Pastoral ambience and hyperreal impressionism […]

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Detroit Melodik – atmospheric techno mixed by Mike G

styles:Detroit techno, ambient techno, electronica, tech-house, tech-jazz featured artists:Aril Brikha, Laurel, Derek Carr, Detroit Escalator Co, Carl Craig, R.H.X. (Richie Hawtin), Plastikman, F.U.S.E, Sans Soleil, Indio, Altitude mix length:104 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, April-May 2016    From uptempo to no tempo, this mix brings you the atmospheric, lush and more ambient end of the Detroit techno sound. […]

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AMG’s Best Albums of 2013 Mix

     Mix released May 2016. Originally compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, Nov-Dec 2013 for a webcast on the Cosmic Lounge Radio Show on the Chillout Channel @ Digitally Imported Net Radio. 2013…it was a very good year.  This 2-hour mix spans new age to ambient techno, rumbling dub to deep […]

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This Is Tim Story

styles:Ambient, neoclassical, electronica, chamber music, Krautrock album sources:Beguiled (1991), Lazy Arc (2014), Glass Green (1987), Buzzle (2006), The Perfect Flaw (1994), Shadowplay (2001), Caravan (2005), Wheat & Rust (1987), Threads (1981), Lunz (2002), Snowghost Pieces (2014), Inlandish (2008), 3 Feet From The Moon (1985) release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, Nov 2014 & April 2016. Length: 91 minutes        With a […]

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Vedic Space vol. 1

styles:Ethno-ambient, ambient trance, sacred chants, psychill, psyambient, Indian drone featured artists:David Parsons, Dr Atmo & Ramin, Pete Namlook and The Infinity Project. mix length:74 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, November 2005  Volume 1   Vedic Space is dark, deep, lush and beautiful. This is a trippy Eastern-flavoured mix of […]

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This Is Rising High vol. 1-3

styles:Ambient trance, ambient techno, ethno ambient, psychill, psyambient, environmental, ambient dub featured artists:Pete Namlook, Mixmaster Morris, Bedouin Ascent, Syzygy, James Bernard, Neutron 9000, New London School of Electronics, MLO & more. mix lengths:79 minutes, 79 minutes, 72 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, August-September 2013 Volume 1   Volume 2 […]

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This Is Pete Namlook vol. 1-3

styles:Ambient trance, ambient techno, nu lounge, ethno ambient, nu jazz, environmental, ambient dub featured artists:Pete Namlook, Klaus Schulze, Richie Hawtin, Mixmaster Morris, Spyra, Gaudi, Geir Jennson aka Biosphere, Dr. Atmo, Tetsu Inoue, Gabriel Le Mar mix lengths:96 minutes, 102 minutes, 85 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, March-April 2014 Volume […]

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The Psynatural World vol. 1

styles:Psyambient, environmental ambient, pastoral, new age, drone, Berlin-school, impressionist featured artists:Ishq, Brian Eno, Edgar Froese, Robert Rich, Steve Hillage, Deuter, James Bernard and John Elder mix length:104 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, January 2015  Volume 1   Nature is the inspiration, ambient is the sound. The Psynatural World mix […]

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This Is Oliver Lieb – A chillout mix 1992-2014

styles:Ambient, chillout, ambient techno, tech trance, downtempo, breakbeat, spacemusic album sources:Constellation, The Ambush, A Day On Our Planet, Music To Films, Into Deep, The Unreleased Album, The Singles Reworked, Inside Voices mix length:120 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, June-July 2014   German composer/producer/DJ Oliver Lieb’s enormous catalogue of club […]

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This Is Ishq

styles:Psyambient, environmental, new age, drone, ethno ambient, meditation, chillout album sources:Flowering Mountain Earth, Sama, And Awake, Orchid, Fluid Earth, Lotus, Invisible Landscape, Spacebound, Blue Infinity, Zennor Plane mix length:94 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, April -May 2014   From the St Ives region of Cornwall in England comes the […]

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The Groove Exotic

styles:Ambient dub, psychill, chillout, downtempo, progressive breaks, nu lounge, Balearic featured artists:Pitch Black, Shpongle, Stef, DAB, Anyma, Younger Brother, Delerium, Richard Bone, Winston Giles Orchestra, Bluetech, Cantoma mix length:74 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, May-June 2006    The Groove Exotic – a mix of thumping down-to-midtempo beats driven by […]

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The Cosmic Floyd – A Pink Floyd Mix by Mike G

styles:Progressive rock, ambient rock, psychedelic rock album sources:The Early Singles, Saucerful Of Secrets, More, Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, Momentary Lapse Of Reason. mix length:90 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, Oct-Dec 2013    Pink Floyd are the original ambient rock band. They […]

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The Dune Mix

styles:Drone, spacemusic, tribal, ethno ambient, ambient trance, neo classical, environmental, jazz featured artists:Spice Barons, Toto & the Vienna Philharmonic, Popol Vuh, Pete Namlook, Steve Roach & Kevin Braheny, Brian Eno, Michael Stearns mix length:75 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, June-August 2006     The Dune Mix is inspired by Frank […]

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The Deep East

styles:Ethno ambient, drone, environmental, Indian, sacred chants featured artists:Popol Vuh, David Parsons, Richard Bone, Michael Stearns, Dr Atmo & Ramin, Adham Shaikh, The Atman Project, Brian Eno, Mark Isham and more. mix length:79 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed at Rubycon Sound, July 2012   The Deep East started out as the 2nd volume of the Vedic […]

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Tangerine Dreaming vol. 1-3

styles:Berlin school, ambient trance, psyambient, Krautrock, spacemusic, cosmic rock, progressive rock, synthpop, new age, drone album sources:Various Tangerine Dream and TD member solo albums, mostly dating from 1970 to 1990. mix lengths:91 minutes, 103 minutes, 96 minutes release date:compiled & mixed at Rubycon Sound, Feb-August 2015 Volume 1   Volume 2   Volume 3   […]

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Spaced vol. 1

styles:Spacemusic, ethno ambient, drone, environmental, Krautock, cinematic, neoclassical featured artists:Woob, Tangerine Dream, Bruno Sanfilippo, Boy Is Fiction, Humate, Michael Stearns, Jonn Serrie, Odessi. Mystical Sun & more. mix length:78 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, August-Sept 2011  Volume 1   A journey in the key of space, both inner and […]

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Spooky Cinema

styles:Ambient, cinematic, electronica, 80’s synthpop, prog rock, progressive trance, Euro soundtrack featured artists:Woob, John Carpenter & Alan Howarth, Goblin, Ennio Morricone, Fabio Frizzai, Walter Rizzati and Peter Miller. mix length:91 minutes release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, July-August 2015    In the Spooky Cinema there’s no jumping cats or cheap jolts – […]

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New Ambient 2015 mix series

Volume 1   Volume 2   Volume 3   Volume 4: Beats Edition   Volume 5: Acoustic Edition   Volume 6: Cosmic Rhythm   Volume 7: Projekt Edition   Volume 8: Strange Air   Volume 9: Into The Fields   New Ambient 2015 was an ongoing mix series across the year, spotlighting choice tracks from […]

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New Age Archaeology vol. 1-4

styles:New age, drone, psychedelic, psyambient, space music, environmental, meditation featured artists:Upper Astral, Thom Brennan, Deuter, Steve Halpern, David Parsons, Michael Stearns, David Naegele, Emerald Web, J D Emmanuel & more. mix lengths:93 min, 89 min, 69 min, 59 min release date:Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, Feb-June 2015 Forget everything you’ve heard […]

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