Guest DJ: Viceroy and Giraffage Share Their 'Songs to Listen to While Taking Off'

San Francisco became the music world’s focus over the weekend with its annual Outside Lands festival, featuring a lineup of both burgeoning artists and mainstream acts. However, the city has a lot more than its Golden Gate Park venue to offer music lovers. Local beat gurus Viceroy and Giraffage of Dim Mak records have become increasingly popular with their signature, respective brands of mouthwatering electronica, landing them a plethora of international gigs and recognition.

Recently, the two paired up for the release of “Impressions Of You,” a joint track that’s already reached #1 on HypeMachine and won over both new and established fans, thanks to the track’s dazed, trop-pop perfection under the ballad-ready vocals of Patrick Baker.  To celebrate their collaboration and upcoming tours, BlackBook had Viceroy and Giraffage put together a playlist entitled “Songs To Listen to While Taking Off.” Check out the playlist below, as well as the official music video for “Impression Of You,” here

Viceroy:

John Denver – Leaving on a Jet Plane

I think this one is pretty self-explanatory. It’s an absolute jam, plus it has some pretty comforting vibes for taking off.

CCR – Fortunate Son This is my go-to song when I’m leaving on a vacation, preferably a trip with my best homies and whisky on the rocks in hand. Grateful Dead – Eyes of the World This song gets me excited to see the views as we take off, being on an airplane gives you a really awesome chance to look at the world from birds eye view. I love this track, especially listening to one of its live versions. 

A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It I love Tribe Called Quest’s music with a passion, especially their jam “Can I Kick It.” For me, it’s pretty perfect for cruising around with the top down or taking off in a plane. I just can’t be friends with someone who doesn’t love this song.

Tiesto feat. Sneaky Sound System – I will be here (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)

This may seem like a strange choice at first to most people, but it’s very nostalgic for me. I online casino first heard this song taking off on my flight to California when I was moving back to San Francisco. It has those classic progressive house vibes that you just don’t hear as much anymore, making it is extremely soothing. It never gets too intense and somehow stays in the sweet spot for the duration of the song.  

Giraffage:

The Field – Everyday

This is one of my favorite songs ever and it”s great for planes because it loops so hypnotically that I sometimes forget I”m even stuck in a super small, confined, hot space next to dudes fighting you for arm rest dominance.

Porter Robinson – Sad Machine

This song is epic and sometimes I pretend it”s a music video when you look out the window and see the entire city from an aerial view while this song is playing. 

Young Thug – Check

Leave it to Young Thug to be the best at drowning out the noise of a hundred babies crying. The baby cries are almost like ad libs sometimes. 

Explosions in the Sky – Your Hand In Mine

Something about listening to really pretty and epic post-rock while being thousands of feet in the air is awesome. 

American Football – Never Meant

When I first started touring a lot and flying, I would listen to the American Football album on repeat. 

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