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Have you ever wandered through the city at night, wearing your headphones as you journey to a lover’s welcoming, well lit door? In the darkness, passing under flickering streetlamps and by bars where laughter echoes, the streets seem to come alive with erotic possibility.  This playlist conjures such an act of nocturnal flâneurie. Let the seductive sound of Yusef Lateef’s saxophone and the crackle of aged vinyl caress your ears. Space Afrika’s ‘Love You Beau’ emanates like a song playing out from an open window or car stereo, its haunting melody full of longing, before Moondog’s electric violin plucks at your heartstrings. Like a highrise, panoramic view, Harold Budd’s ambient composition stretches over the horizon. It’s in these moments of soundtracked sentimentality, listening to music while walking, cycling or driving, hypnotised by the beauty of an urban scene; the lights of the subway or apartment buildings, that the city opens up as a sensuous playground and we fall in love all over again. Playlist by: Loes Verstappen

  • 01 In a Little Spanish Town (T'was on a Night Like This) - Yusef Lateef
  • 02 Gole Yakh - Kourosh Yaghmaei
  • 03 Lose You Beau - Space Afrika
  • 04 Romance in G - Moondog
  • 05 Raga Saga - V.S. Narasimhan
  • 06 Burning Eyes - Gloria Ann Taylor
  • 07 Lament - Julia Reidy
  • 08 Bloom - baby___asl
  • 09 Pearls That Were His Eyes - Sylvain van Iniitu
  • 10 Serge Poliakoff - Harold Budd
  • 11 Sycamore Trees - Jimmy Scott, Angelo Badalamenti