Welcome to The Daily Swim, a running series on The Sights and Sounds. As a daily swimmer, water has always served as a dichotomy to my psyche – wholly and unswervingly calming in it’s vast simplicity yet at the same time able to harness and create massive amounts of energy. Which is exactly the type of music The Daily Swim will feature – no fuss posts with tracks from great artists that serve as both calming and energizing to get you through the deep end of your day.
Part of me felt like writing this at sunrise. But who am I kidding, the only time I see sunrise is after a long night; after all, everyone sees sunsets, but sunrises are earned. And listening the The xx again after such a long hiatus got me thinking about new beginnings, especially with stereoGO‘s chilled remix of “Intro”. I chose sunrise because, as the track title suggests, it’s the beginning of a new day, a chance to start fresh, a chance to begin a new journey. Every day offers us an intro into something new and the ability to wipe the slate clean. With the rise of the sun comes hope, energy, and with it a little bit of magic. Chicago local stereoGO keeps the effortless chill of the original track, yet adds a bit of bounce with the reverberating synths, echoing the serene calm and revitalizing energy sunrise exudes. Check out the remix below and if you’re digging the mix, grab your free download here.