Playlists

Our WEST COAST SOUL.de Spotify playlists showcase new releases, favourites, classics and the obscure from West Coast, Yacht Rock, AOR, Blue-Eyed Soul, Sunset Disco, Smooth Pop, R&B, Jazz, Slow Funk and Brazilian Boogie. Discover our “West Coast Music Specials”, keep up to date with new discoveries in our “Smooth & Soulful Sounds” series or dive into our “Best Of West Coast” playlist with over 24 hours of music. We have the right playlists for the best moments in life. Join us on Spotify!


SMOOTH & SOULFUL SOUNDS VOL. 7.

With our Spotify series “Smooth & Soulful Sounds”, the WEST COAST SOUL.de editorial team presents current favourites, potential hits as well as fresh songs and artists from West Coast Music, Smooth Pop, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Slow Funk & Sunset Disco.
Our 7th volume features tracks by Silk Sonic, Todd Rundgren & The Roots, Leona Berlin, Andrew Gabbard, Neal Francis, Arosa, Crosstalk, Moods, Orgone, CAPYAC, Curtis Harding, Blow, Lady Wray, Nightmares On Wax, The Superhighway Band and Terrace Martin.


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SMOOTH & SOULFUL SOUNDS VOL. 6

With our Spotify series “Smooth & Soulful Sounds”, the WEST COAST SOUL.de editorial team presents current favourites, potential hits as well as fresh songs and artists from West Coast Music, Smooth Pop, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Slow Funk & Sunset Disco.

Our 6th volume features tracks by The Superhighway Band, TOINE, Darius, Benny Sings, Nicolaas feat. Kimchii, Joel Sarakula, Leo Sidran, BLOW, Bobby Oroza, Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18, Izo FitzRoy, The Shacks, Parcels, Mocky, LEISURE, Jean Tonique, Jamie and The Numbers, Kraak & Smaak and DeRobert & The Half-Truths.

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SMOOTH & SOULFUL SOUNDS VOL. 5

With our Spotify series “Smooth & Soulful Sounds”, the WEST COAST SOUL.de editorial team presents current favourites, potential hits as well as fresh songs and artists from West Coast Music, Smooth Pop, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Slow Funk & Sunset Disco.

Our 5th volume features tracks by Durand Jones & The Indications, Izo FitzRoy, Joel Culpepper, Super db, Leisure, Nick Corbin, Silvertwin, Eyedress, Kraak & Smaak, Flamingosis, David Crosby, Sam and Journey.

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SMOOTH & SOULFUL SOUNDS VOL. 4

With our Spotify series “Smooth & Soulful Sounds”, the WEST COAST SOUL.de editorial team presents current favourites, potential hits as well as fresh songs and artists from West Coast Music, Smooth Pop, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Slow Funk & Sunset Disco.

Our fourth volume features tracks by Durand Jones & The Indications, Garçon de Plage , Joel Culpepper, David Guez, Kings of Convenience- KOC, Leo Sidran, Khruangbin , DAVID A. TOBIN Music World, John Carroll Kirby, Brainstory, Joe Armon-Jones and Nicolas Godin feat. We Are KING.

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SMOOTH & SOULFUL SOUNDS VOL. 3

With our Spotify series “Smooth & Soulful Sounds”, the WEST COAST SOUL.de editorial team presents current favorites, potential hits as well as fresh songs and artists that deserve more airplay. Discover the latest from Soul, West Coast, Slow Funk and Sunset Disco – this time featuring Shawn Lee, Monophonics, Brainstory, Mndsgn, Gaspard Augé (Justice), Carl Hudson, Str4ta, L’Impératrice, Benny Sings, Balthazar, Kimchii (Too Slow To Disco) and Kiefer.

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SMOOTH & SOULFUL SOUNDS VOL. 2

With our Spotify series “Smooth & Soulful Sounds”, the WEST COAST SOUL.de editorial team presents current favorites, potential hits as well as fresh songs and artists that deserve more airplay. Discover the latest from Soul, West Coast, Slow Funk and Sunset Disco – this time featuring Joel Culpepper & Shawn Lee, Flamingosis, L’Impératrice, Benny Sings, LaTasha Lee, Nubiyan Twist, Myles Sanko, A.J. Croce, Silk Sonic, Tony Joe White, Men I Trust and Jungle.

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SMOOTH & SOULFUL SOUNDS VOL. 1

With our new series “Smooth & Soulful Sounds”, the WEST COAST SOUL.de editorial team presents current favorites, potential hits as well as fresh songs and artists that deserve more airplay. Discover the latest from Soul, West Coast, Slow Funk and Sunset Disco – this time featuring Aaron Frazer, Dante Elephante, Luxxury, Bobby Oroza, Discodor, Carwyn Ellis, Eddie Chacon, Menahan Street Band, Luxxury, Pearl Charles, Benny Sings, Durand Jones & The Indications, Khruangbin and Hamburg Spinners.

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THE BEST OF NEW WESTCOAST

Thanks in no small part to the “Yacht Rock” phenomenon that started in 2005, West Coast music is experiencing a long-lasting renaissance and steadily gaining a new audience.

In recent years, new artists have entered the scene and given the genre fresh impetus. West Coast music has long since ceased to be a purely US-American domain; rather, artists and bands from Europe and South America in particular are enriching the genre with creativity and passion.

Elements of the smooth sound, which has its roots in the 70s and early 80s, have long since found their way into current pop and dance music.

Our Spotify Special presents classics, favourites and lesser-known gems of “Nu West Coast” and West Coast influenced pop music from the past few years that make it clear that this genre has lost none of its vitality. It’s all about rousing music, great arrangements and productions and the right feeling for groove and melody. West Coast music has long since become a way of life.

You can expect over five hours of music from great artists like Young Gun Silver Fox, Ed Motta, Monkey House, Kere Buchanan, Martin & Garp, William Sikström, Viktor Jakob-Jonsson, Page99, Super db, Sun Rai, PREP, Ole Børud, Tristan, The Norwegian Fords, Thundercat, High South, Lucas Arruda, Al Sunny, David Guez, Matt Duncan, Diane Birch, Fat Night, Mayer Hawthorne, State Cows, Mandoo, Peter Friestedt, Donny Benet and many more.


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ONE OF THESE NIGHTS… – HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

“One Of These Nights…” is our spooky, not entirely serious Spotify Halloween special. Discover classics and rarities from West Coast AOR and Smooth Funk fresh from the crypt, compiled by the WEST COAST SOUL.de editorial team. Happy Halloween!

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LAUREL CANYON DAYS

Our WEST COAST SOUL.de Spotify playlist “Laurel Canyon Days” goes back to the beginnings of West Coast Music, to the Los Angeles of the 60s and early 70s, where bands like the Byrds, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Joni Mitchell, The Mamas and the Papas and later artists like Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther and The Eagles created a sound that was to conquer the world from California. Dream the California Dream with us once again and join us on a three-hour journey back in time!

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SPACE COAST – SPACEY TUNES & GROOVES FROM THE 70S

In the 1960s and 1970s, space travel inspired popular culture: movies, music, literature, but also fashion and architecture teemed with cosmic visions. Enthusiasm for the infinite expanses stopped at no genre boundaries and found its way into pop, rock, West Coast AOR, jazz, R&B and disco.

Besides the concrete examination of fantastic extraterrestrial worlds and science fiction themes in the lyrics and the entry of galactic references in song titles and band names, new “spacey”, atmospheric sounds played an important role – synthesizers defined how the music of the future should sound.

Our Spotify playlist “Space Coast” takes you on an intergalactic journey into the vastness of the spacey and space-related music of the 70s, which oscillated between fantasy, utopia, social criticism, hedonism, playfulness and experimentation.

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1981 – THE WEST COAST MUSIC SPECIAL

1981 is a pivotal year in West Coast music history. In 2021, this golden vintage celebrates its 40th anniversary.

The AM/FM airwaves enabled the triumph of West Coast AOR in the mid 70s. After the phenomenal success of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” in 1977, the final worldwide breakthrough of the smooth and mellow sound from California came in the Late 70s and early 80s. This was the golden age of legendary hired guns, big studios, musical perfectionism and high fidelity.

Our Spotify Special brings back favourites, classics and the obscure of West Coast, Yacht Rock, AOR and blue-eyed Soul from the dawn of the 80s.

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1980 – THE WEST COAST MUSIC SPECIAL

At the beginning of a new decade, the sound from Los Angeles was in full bloom. It was the era of the legendary “hired guns” and big studios, of musical perfectionism and high fidelity. At the same time, it was a year of major changes in the music business: disco was considered dead, new wave was picking up speed and digital recording techniques began their triumphal march. But at the dawn of the 80s the smooth sound from L.A. continued to dominate the radio waves worldwide and its protagonists were celebrating success in the charts.

Our Spotify playlist “1980 – The West Coast Music Special” brings back favorites, classics and the obscure of West Coast, Yacht Rock, AOR and blue-eyed Soul from this special year.

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1979 – THE WEST COAST MUSIC SPECIAL

The AM/FM airwaves enabled the triumph of West Coast AOR in the mid 70s. After the phenomenal success of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” in 1977, the final worldwide breakthrough of the smooth and mellow sound from California came in the late 70s. This was the golden age of legendary hired guns, big studios, musical perfectionism and high fidelity.

Our Spotify Special brings back favourites, classics and the obscure of West Coast, Yacht Rock, AOR and blue-eyed Soul from this golden year in music history.

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1978 – THE WEST COAST MUSIC SPECIAL

The AM/FM airwaves enabled the triumph of West Coast AOR in the mid 70s. After the phenomenal success of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” in 1977, the final worldwide breakthrough of the smooth and mellow sound from California came in the late 70s. This was the golden age of legendary hired guns, big studios, musical perfectionism and high fidelity.

Our Spotify Special brings back favourites, classics and the obscure of West Coast, Yacht Rock, AOR and blue-eyed Soul from this golden year in music history.

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WEST COAST SOUL PRESENTS “BEST OF WEST COAST, YACHT ROCK, SOUL & SUNSET DISCO”

Our “Best of West Coast Soul” Spotify Playlist presents favorites, classics and the obscure of West Coast, Yacht Rock, AOR, blue-eyed soul, midnight disco, R&B, jazz funk and Brazilian boogie – from the past and present. Over 24 hours of music.

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WEST COAST SOUL.DE – ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2020

If you want to not only read about our albums of the year, but also discover a selection of the best songs from these releases, you can now listen to the “West Coast Soul.de – Albums of the Year 2020” Spotify playlist – our soundtrack for the end of the year.

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