Welcome to Arcadian Forest!

“Good evening
This is the voice of Enigma

In the next hour
we will take you with us
into another world,
into the world of music, spirit and meditation

Turn off the light,
take a deep breath
and relax

start to move slowly,
very slowly
Let the rhythm be your
guiding light”

It all began with a few lyrics from an unknown artist in 1990.

Music had always been an important part of my life. Growing up, I would spend hours in my bedroom with the stereo playing. I would wake up in the middle of the night with my full ear headphones still attached to my head.

But in 1990, I was introduced to an artist named Enigma who opened a entirely new genre of music to me – New Age. A type of music that invokes a calm, serene sense of being. With the discovery of Enigma, came many others – Yanni, Vangelis, Enya, Delerium, Moby.

Along with my love of new age music, I was very heavy into the club scene and loved special mixes. Several radio stations would feature special dance mix shows on weekend nights and I would record and catalog each of the shows.

Then, around 2007, while searching for Enigma, Moby and other artists special mixes, I stumbled across MDB who has a series called Beautiful Voices. With this find, MDB introduced me to even more chillout and downtempo artists and DJ’s.

This website began as a way for me to keep track of what mixes I had downloaded from the artist and DJ’s that I listen to on a daily basis. After launching the website, I found that there were many others like myself who enjoy the same type of music. So, here we are…

Stay tuned to learn about the artists, my favorite releases, and any new DJ’s or artists that I may stumble upon in my search.