Higher frequencies: Vegyn 'Game for Life' (soundhealing mix)

We deconstruct the producer's reflective track, combining restorative frequencies with hypnotising visuals to help you wind down for sleep

We deconstruct the producer's reflective track, combining restorative frequencies with hypnotising visuals to help you wind down for sleep

20 Apr 2022
3 mins read time
3 mins read time

Welcome to another instalment of Higher Frequencies: this is Woo’s audiovisual series which deconstructs tracks from your favourite artists, and combines them with restorative frequencies and hypnotising visuals to deliver sound healing sessions crafted just for you. Whether you want uplifted and energised, brought back to your breath or to aim for total chill mode – these new mixes offer access to your highest self through the power of visuals and sound.

Vegyn (Joe Thornalley) is known for his shape-shifting approach to production, crafting beats for the likes of Frank Ocean, Travis Scott and Porches. As an artist, he underscores trippy, ambient-lite soundscapes with a deadpan humour — one of his albums is titled Text While Driving If You Want to Meet God!, after all. When he’s not making music, he’s backing new artists a label owner, with his PLZ Make It Ruins imprint developing tastemaker status for backing underground London talents like John Glacier and George Riley.

This episode pulls apart his track “Game for Life [123 BPM]” from this year’s album, Don't Follow Me Because I'm Lost Too!!. The Higher Frequencies remix creates a relaxing atmosphere to help you wind down and get ready for sleep. The sound healing rework is by Aaron Horn, with neuroaesthetics design and curation by Kinda Studios, and animation by Butt Studios.

Ready to get back to your breath? Well, research has shown a link between listening to instrumental music (particularly if it puts a tingle down your spine) and the release of happiness-inducing brain chemical dopamine. It's pretty easy to tap into the feel-good factor of music, but you can harness its full therapeutic potential through sound healing: a practice which is thought to date back to Ancient Greece.

Sound healing (aka "music therapy") sees a professional practitioner use music to create emotional and mental health benefits. Music therapy is specifically helpful for people who have anxiety, depression, dementia, autism and PTSD and is believed to help lower stress, improve sleep and manage mood swings.

Different types of sound healing include guided meditation, binaural beats, and solfeggio frequencies. You can read more in our guide to sound healing here.

The releases so far include an upbeat rework of Ashnikko's "Daisy" for energy, and a meditative remix of Beabadoobee's "Talk". The remixes deconstruct their songs to follow music therapy principles, with the audio synchronised with specially designed videos using creative design and animation to maximise the restorative nature of sound.

Give this rework of Vegyn’s “Game for Life [123 BPM]” a go to help you drift off softly to sleep, all through the power of sound therapy.

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