We're entering the season of morning sun rays and blooming. For this energizing time of the year, we asked our Amsterdam-based friend Lee
to create a mixtape.

Informed by the seasonal theme of Maha Moods, Lee put together a mix that sonically represents the changing of seasons. In a way, it's also a metaphor for keeping a positive mindset during these trying times. This mix is meant to take the listener on a fun little journey from the melting winter snow to the blooming spring flowers.

      

Informed by the seasonal theme of Maha Moods, Lee put together a mix that sonically represents the changing of seasons. In a way, it's also a metaphor for keeping a positive mindset during these trying times. This mix is meant to take the listener on a fun little journey from the melting winter snow to the blooming spring flowers.

 

- Winter - Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Although it's not an actual Christmas song, Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" always reminds me of winter times.
It's one of those songs that manages to move me like no other and stirs up very deep emotions. I love music that is able to connect
and evoke such an emotional reaction upon every single listen.

- Precious memory - The Weeknd - Die For You
I was on holiday in Tokyo with a group of friends when The Weeknd's "Starboy" album was about to release. A local friend of mine
had arranged a club booking for us to DJ at, and I played "Die For You" as my last song, which none of my friends had heard yet.
That delightful night with wonderful friends in my beloved Tokyo, paired with this amazing song made it a very memorable moment
filled with feels.

- Nostalgic - Sade - Your Love Is King
Sade's "Your Love Is King" came out when I was 8 years old. Needless to say Sade Adu became my first childhood crush, and I still
have a crush on her to this day. Even a clueless kid such as myself could tell that this lady was special. It was also around this age
that I started to pay closer attention to music, and started to develop personal taste.

- Heartbreak - Jodeci - Cry For You
There are hundreds, if not thousands of great tunes about heartbreak, but few deliver like Jodeci did. They made pain sound so good,
stomping on your bleeding soul with that raw Carolina gospel and at the same time making you horny. And that's why Jodeci is
one of the greatest R&B groups of all time.

- Love song - Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love
Obviously it is impossible to choose just one, but "Inside My Love" is definitely up there with the best of them. I love the contrast
between Minnie’s innocent voice and the super sexual energy in the lyrics. Double entendres never sounded this good.

- Party - KW Griff - Bring In the Katz (Sinjin Hawke Edit)
If I'm playing prime time, you'll 100% catch me playing this in my DJ sets, it's been stuck in my playlists for years and it's not going
anywhere. I think it's amazing to see a packed dancefloor not knowing how to react to this because the energy level is so wild and
all over the place.

- Guilty pleasure - Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
According to the internet, Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" is one of the top guilty pleasure songs, but honestly, I don't believe in that term.
If you like it you like it, if you don't you don't. There's no shame in that. Rep it with your chest.

Tracklist
01 Winter Intro
02 Jailo - 143100
03 JU-LIA - Addicted (Masta Lee Edit)
04 Sam Tiba - Sunshine Pulse feat. SIROJ
05 Selena Gomez - Look At Her Now (Zora Jones Bootleg)
06 Playboi Carti - Location (Andrew Edit)
07 Club Cheval - Basement To the Roof (Greybox Edit)
08 Yerin Baek - 0415
09 Pomo - Cherry Funk feat. Kaytranada
10 DJ Nab - Uta
11 Sander Kleinenberg - The Healer (Shazam Remix)
12 Sim Fane - Sapphire
13 Airynore - Without U
14 Masta Lee - Peach Boy
15 Emiranda - Time To Go
16 Cosmo's Midnight - Ether feat. Hi Tom
17 Neet - Andromeda
18 Solange - Don't Touch My Hair (Jaymie Silk Edition)
19 Minmi - イマガイイ feat. JP the Wavy
20 Girl Unit - WYWD feat. Kelela (Remix)
21 Sam Tiba - Sunshine Pulse In Kyoto (Canblaster V-day Flight)
22 Canblaster - I Think About U
23 Charli XCX - Focus
24 Justin Timberlake - My Love (Break Edit)
25 Kelis - Millionaire (rAHHH Edit)
26 Art of Noise - Moments In Love (Arma Edit)
27 Fletcher - Forever (SOPHIE Remix)
28 Spring Outro