“mirage” by Hamilton, Canada-based producer and multi-instrumentalist [zoethecat] is a laid-back, chillhop-inspired track based around the opening chords of Erik Satie’s Gymnopédies and a flowing guitar riff. Intended to evoke images of a low-key, summer day on the beach, it’s a perfect backdrop for chilling, studying, or just relaxing.
I wanted to capture the feel of a lazy summer day. The opening chords of Erik Satie’s Gymnopédies No. 1 was a great starting point. I grew up a few kilometers from the sandy beaches on the southeast shores of Georgian Bay. Every summer the beaches would flood with tourists. But even with the influx of people, life seemed to operate in slow motion. With ‘mirage’ I tired to capture a snapshot of childhood nostalgia – families on the beach, a soft wind rushing through the trees, waves gently lapping at the shore. I hope you can feel it too. –Michael aka [zoethecat]