Miles Bandit is definitely one of the most underrated bands around. Hailing from Oceanside, this artist brings chill ambiance with his groovy chord structures that both indie and jazz listeners can enjoy. We spoke with the mind behind the band, Stefan Christov, and got his top 5 picks.

Don’t miss Miles Bandit this month! The band is playing at the House of Blues San Diego in the Voodoo Room on January 28th. Get presales from Christov himself here!

Jons — “Blood Red LeBaron”

“I imagine driving along the coastline with the top down and with my girl by my side—just as a great night is about to begin. I love the recording quality, the bass line and choice of effects. Jons kills it on this one. I just got their cassette in the mail!”

Jay Israelson — “Conrad’s Theme (Quartet)”

“This is from a movie called The Longest Week. I fell in love with the soundtrack ever since I first saw the the movie. I think it sets the perfect mood for pretty much anything you’re about to do. This music along with the movie created such an elegant atmosphere.”

Aldous RH — “Eternal Affair (Silk Rhodes)”

“Just a straight up lathery track. A very silky smooth homage to Silk Rhodes. I think I overplayed it around my friends so I don’t play it anymore but it’s still absolutely amazing.”

Mndsgn — “paaaannttyyhoooseeee (jessieboykinsiiiflip)”

“PAAAANNTTYYHOOOSEEEE!!!”

Ennio Morricone — “Malena Theme”

“I have not seen the movie yet but I think this may be the most beautiful piece of classical music I have yet to hear. I almost cry every time. I’ve been watching this show called Mozart in the Jungle and it revitalized my love for classical music. The piece was not in the show but I stumbled upon it during the midst of watching it. Bellissimo!”