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Ahmed ’16 “Netflix and Chill” playlist


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So Below – “Drift”

“Drift” is New Zealander So Below’s debut, and she crafts a song that delivers both on luxurious electropop and a growing sense of disquiet and uneasiness. It’s good for when you want to Mulholland Drive and chill.


Phantogram – “Black Out Days (Future Islands Remix)”

The original song is such a perfect psych-pop gem that it seems unnecessary to mess with it at all. And while this remix flattens the original’s dissonance, it also stretches out into a lush, sprawling sonic landscape.


Beach House – “Space Song”

Now on their fifth album, just released last month, dream pop duo Beach House diverged little from their expected formula. And yet the result is just as captivating as ever. “Space Song” offers a luscious, dreamy sound with enough moodiness to keep it interesting.


Empress Of – “Hat Trick”

This is perfect for when you’re so chilled out, your brain needs some subtly complex, intricate dream pop to focus on.


Dum Dum Girls – “Coming Down”

Dum Dum Girls released “Coming Down” four years ago, but it still sounds as fresh now as it did in 2011. With a masterful buildup that remains engaging for well over six minutes, this is honestly shoegaze at its finest.

For the full playlist, check out “Netflix and Chill” here: and follow Maryam Ahmed on Soundcloud for more playlists to come soon!