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Pilot Playlist – 101 of the Best Tunes to H&C to

Welcome to the first (and for some, long-awaited) DeannaCat playlist! This is a mix of this and that ~ the stuff we’re currently enjoying listening to. I tried to include a decent variety for this pilot playlist. A little something for everyone, maybe? Going forward, I intend to create more mixes in addition to genre-specific and mood playlists. You can most definitely look forward to a reggae/rub mix, a yoga/meditation mix, and so on!

If you are paying attention over on Instagram, you’ve probably already gathered that music plays a significant role on our Homestead! Whether we are working out in the garden, cookin’ it up in the kitchen, relaxing, reading, cleaning, or doing yoga, the tunes are pretty much always on.

A common love of music is one thing that drew Aaron and I together from the start. Some of our first dates and trips revolved around live music, and going to shows is still our absolute favorite way to spend a date out! Long before Aaron, my mom raised me as a music addict, since she is one herself! All of my childhood memories have a soundtrack. I’ve been making playlists for parties, friends, road trips, and even workplaces since the days of Napster.

Music is such a special, mood-enhancing, memory-building, body-moving, mind-freeing, spirit-lifting thing.  Aside from the garden, music is my therapy. It is what keeps me sane. Maybe you feel the same?

Our Set-Up

There have been a lot of questions of our “music set-up” – how we play our music, and why it sounds so nice (and sometimes, loud…) both inside and outside. To be honest, we prefer Pandora and generally use that, but I finally joined Spotify… just for you guys!

We have several wireless Sonos speakers throughout the house. They’re the best! Some are in rooms that face the back yard garden, one towards the coop garden, and one towards the front yard garden. The speakers are controlled through the Sonos app on my phone, and each speakers volume can be turned up and down independently. This is a wonderful and necessary feature, because it means we can choose to only bump music loudly out towards whatever yard space we’re currently hanging out in, easily changing it as we move from space to space, rather than keeping the entire house (and neighborhood) rockin’. Thankfully, the neighbors like our taste in music and never complain! We do try to be respectful of course.


Okay, enough about all that. You’re here to listen, not read.

I hope you enjoy the music, find some new artists to follow, and savor the good vibes!


Listen along here via YouTube




Check it out on Spotify

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Track list

#Homestead and Chill ~ Pilot Playlist
1Vibes Alive – Stick Figure
2Heartbeats – Live – The Knife
3Pure Sugar – 10 Ft. Ganja Plant
4Postales – Federico Aubele
5Good Vibes (feat. Lutan Fyah) – Rebelution
6When I’m Small – Phantogram
7Basher – Slightly Stoopid
8Every High – Kyson
9Pure Imagination (from Willy Wonka) – Emile Pandolfi
10Weight of Sound (feat. TJ O’Neill) – Stick Figure
11Trampoline – SHAED
12Walk On The Wild Side – DJ Disse
13Chakra – Fakear
14Tijuana – The Growlers
15Vibes – Fortunate Youth
16Stonyridge Terrace – Ian Pooley
17Short Change Hero – The Heavy
18Indra – Thievery Corporation
19So High – Dub – Rebelution
20Sueno en Paraguay – El Remolon Remix – Chancha Via Circuito
21Roads – Portishead
22Blues At Sunrise – Albert King
23Reckoner – Radiohead
24Boy – ODESZA
25Sun Is Shining – Yes King Remix – Bob Marley & The Wailers
26Le Niger – The Touré-Raichel Collective
27Uno Resuena – Lulacruza
28Where Is My Mind – Maxence Cyrin
29Heartland – Stick Figure
30Everloving – Moby
31Stepping Razor – Peter Tosh
32Double Trouble – Live From Madison Square Garden – Eric Clapton
33Jardines – Chancha Via Circuito
34Chico Gospel – MaMuse
35Farmer – Fortunate Youth
36Settle – Vera Blue
37Koto – ODESZA
38Smokin’ On The Deck – Grimy Styles
39Kala – Ali Farka Touré
40Speak to Me / Breathe (In the Air) [feat. Sluggy Ranks] – Easy Star All-Stars
41Old Folks – Mono Version – Miles Davis
42Tessellate – alt-J
43Fourth Dimension – Groundation
44Wicked Games (feat. Anna Naklab) – Radio Edit – Parra for Cuva
45Bird’s Lament – Moondog
46Crazy Woman – Magic Slim
47Suffering – Rebelution
48Glasshouses – Maribou State
49Sanación – Nicola Cruz
50Skinny Love – Bon Iver
51Glory Box – Portishead
52The Mummers’ Dance – Loreena McKennitt
53Closer to the Sun – Slightly Stoopid
54Peace Pipe – Nickodemus
55Hey Mami – Sylvan Esso
56Black Irish (Live) – The Devil Makes Three
57Bloom – ODESZA
58In The Garden – 10 Ft. Ganja Plant
59Man O To – Original Mix – Nu
60Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) – Flume
61In Fantasia – Kishi Bashi
62Dancing in the Rain – Through The Roots
63Bad Karma (Radio Edit) – Axel Thesleff
64Freak – Shana Halligan
65How To Fly – Sticky Fingers
66Vor í Vaglaskógi – Kaleo
67Cosmic Love – Florence + The Machine
68Song for Sienna – Brian Crain
69Anne – Santigold
70Anywhere I Go – Slightly Stoopid
71Clair de Lune – Flight Facilities
72Uprising – Fakear
73Champagne & Reefer – Live – Muddy Waters
74Roots Reggae Music (feat. Don Carlos) – Rebelution
75Faded – ODESZA Remix – ZHU
76A Long Time – Moby
77Green Haze – Miles Davis
78One Day They’ll Know (ODESZA Remix) – Pretty Lights
79Runaway Train – The Green
80Lotus Flower – Radiohead
81Marilyn Monroe – Sevdaliza
82Burn One – Fortunate Youth
83Dust – HÆLOS
84Crush – Dave Matthews Band
85Sexodus – M.I.A.
86Money (feat. Gary “Nesta” Pine & Dollarman) – Easy Star All-Stars
87Touching Silk – Frank Steiner Jr.
88American Dream – J.S. Ondara
89Colibria – Nicola Cruz
90Wicked Game – Chris Isaak
91Sound Czech – Grimy Styles
92Red Right Hand – 2011 Remastered Version – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
93Saudade – Thievery Corporation
94Claire De Lune – Claude Debussy
95Black Out Days – Phantogram
96Vibration Dub – Fortunate Youth
97Silence (feat. Sarah McLachlan) – Delerium
98Rise – Bonus Track – Fakear
99Coming Home – Stick Figure
100Journey Into The Unknown – Amber Mark
101Tree – Peter Davison

21 Comments

  • Carrisa

    This is so cool! Thanks for making a spotify list! Always enjoy the tunes playing in your Instagram Stories – Cheers~

  • Sparrow Sinclair

    Thank you for this post! I’m excited to listen to your play list. I have been dying inside lately because my music repertoire is so sad these days and I can never come up with anything that moves my soul. I have tried searching Youtube for conscious music which is always reggae (I love, but can only listen to so much) I even chased my yoga instructor down this morning to ask her what track she was playing (it was buti yoga so pretty dance-worthy) Then the universe brought me to you, lol. I am on off-grid vegetarian homesteader (almost three years) and have just started working on my social media and blog presence (can you say overwhelmed?). Your gardens are gorgeous, your website is fantastic. I’m super inspired and excited to see more of your work! And listen to that play list 🙂 Wholeness

    • DeannaCat

      Hey Sparrow! I hope you enjoy the tunes! They’re definitely what moves my soul. It sounds like you are living the dream over there! I am jealous! Do you have a lot of land to play on? Welcome, and thanks for saying hi!

      • Sparrow

        We do have lots of land (70 acres) which is good for me because I am such an introverted woods’ hippy with a slight paranoia of nosy neighbors. Funny you mentioned being jealous because when I look at all your gorgeous photos, I’m like.. no fair, where’s the mud?? Loved the play list!

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