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01. Pharoah Sanders Greeting to Saud
Shanti Celeste: "This is absolutely amazing. The piano is so beautiful, especially at around three minutes in when it changes. It gives me goosebumps and makes me feel happy and slightly emotional…but mainly it makes me feel inspired in the morning, which is just what I need!"
02. Leif My Heart Stopped Beating
Shanti Celeste: "I like the sample in this tune – its very calming and nice to listen to on a lazy morning – especially if it's sunny."
03. DJ Sotofett & Gilb'r Dripping For 97 Mix
Shanti Celeste: "For a slightly more energetic start to the day. This whole record is a good morning listen. A summer breakfast in the garden with this on is very nice. I'm setting the scene with all these, aren't I?!"
04. Letta Mbulu Down by the River
Shanti Celeste: "I love this song! I grew up next to a massive river in the middle of nowhere in Chile, and this tune weirdly makes me want to go back and sit and listen to it there. It feels nostalgic, even though I'd never heard it when I was growing up."
05. Gap Band Outstanding
Shanti Celeste: "I like the lyrics in this one, and the chords. It's romantic AND uplifting!"
06. Talking Heads Burning Down The House
Shanti Celeste: "This just reminds me of when I was younger, because my sister used to put this album on all the time. It's a banger."
07. Sass Much Too Much
Shanti Celeste: "I love listening to boogie in general in the morning and this one is especially good."
08. Theo Parrish feat. Billy Love Can't Keep Running Away
Shanti Celeste: "This tune is lovely, obviously. I really like it because it's long and if I put it on, I have time to make a coffee and sometimes breakfast (depending what I'm having) before I have to flip the record!"
09. Kool & The Gang Summer Madness
Shanti Celeste: "Rhodesssssss!!!!! We all love a Rhodes. The synth lead/trumpety thing is good too. It is a very relaxing tune."
10. Pandetta Kelly Stand in for Love
Shanti Celeste: "Soul is another type of music that I love listening to in the morning. It always features amazing singers that make my hairs stand on end and is gentle music perfect for waking up."
Shanti Celeste plays secretsundaze at Village Underground on August 30th (tickets).