Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 20]

Hello ninjas, and welcome to Sunday Night Soul Volume 20. We embarked on this journey exactly 5 months ago with the goal of finding only the best tunes the internet had to offer. What started off as a fairly modest effort, has now grown substantially to the monstrosity you see here (and we mean “monstrosity” in the most loving way possible). We’re proud to see how the field has expanded to include various different soundscapes, increasingly pushing the genre to new limits. It’s an exciting time for R&B music, and we’re pleased to be to sitting right here in the front row, watching it evolve right before our eyes.Of course, you can hear that growth for yourself below.

This week’s collection includes multiple doubles. By doubles we mean you’ll be seeing more than a few names repeated multiple times throughout. Whether it’s through remixes or features, what it indicates is that plenty of your favorites were incredibly busy this week. Standouts come by way of Zuper, Dpat & Atu, SZA, White Lights, Bipolar Sunshine, Gallant, Z.Woods, Mila J, Rush Davis, Muzi, Ta-Ku, Fei-Fei, subdaio, elkco, Lido, ForteBowieTOKiMONSTAFiggy and Dolphin Tears. That might seem like a substantially long list already, but that’s just scratching the surface of what tonight’s pallet has to offer.

’Zuper – Wake Up With You’
’Plue Starfox – Gold Eater (Feat; Muzzy Legault)’
’Melo B. Jones – Perfect Girl (Produced By Oh4Re△L?!)’
’Chiara Noriko – Where Are You Gonna Take Me’
’Rochelle Jordan – How To Feel’
’abhi//dijon – Let You Know (Dpat & Atu Remix)’
’Aquilo – Part Of Your Life’
’SZA – Child’s Play (feat. Chance The Rapper)’
’// White Lights – Sleepyhead’
’Jay Stones – Agartha (Prod. The Most Hiii)’
’Soulpersona – Hot Shower Interlude feat Princess Freesia (From The Lapdancer album)’
’M&O – House ft Donnie Trumpet’
’Dana Williams – One More’
’James Fauntleroy – I Don’t Wanna Be Alone’
’Bipolar Sunshine – Long Live A$AP (A$AP Rocky Cover) – Radio 1 Live Lounge Late’
’Sam Smith – Stay With Me’
’Clara C – Things Untold’
’Asher Roth – Fast Life (Feat. Vic Mensa)’
’Will Wildfire – Days In The East (Call On Me)’
’Gallant – Jupiter Grayscale (prod. Maths Time Joy)’
’Z.Woods – Undo’
’August Alsina – Kissin On My Tattoos’
’MirImage – Mine’
’Jacquees – Future Baby Mama’
’Coline Creuzot – You Tried It’
’Mila J – Smoke, Drink, Break Up (Remix) (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)’
’Rush Davis – Sin Pays The Bills’
’India Shawn – Floating Away (ft. James Fauntleroy)’
’Eric Bellinger – Rihanna Feat. K2’
’Nsha Feat. J Staffz – Slow Down (Prod. By J Staffz)’
’MPrynt – Don’t Hurt Me’
’Songwriter TC – Done With Love’
’Tiffany Evans – Footprints’
’Elevation Theory – Valentines Day’
’TeeFLii – 24 Hours ft. 2 Chainz (Produced by DJ Mustard)’
’M&O – Hollow’
’Glass Animals – Holiest Feat. Tei–Shi’
’Tev’n – Chasing Storms (Kwes. Rework)’
’Drake – The Motion (AVAY Rework)’
’O L V – Close To Us (GXNXVS Remix) (Feat. Låpsley)’
’FDLUXX – Repent 94’
’The Code – Her’
’subdaio. – Apsara (ft. Muzzy Legault)’
’Pascäal – Drowning In You (Mincha Edit)’
’Duncan Gerow – Alicia Keys + J Dilla = Girlfriend’
’Duncan Gerow – Brandy + 40 = Full Moon’
’NiceGuyxVinny – Savannah’
’Fortune & MadBliss – Inside’
’Låpsley – Painter (Hazy Mountains Remix)’
’M.I.A. – XXXO (T.Hemingway Remix)’
’Jhene Aiko – My Afternoon Dream (BeAle Remix)’
’BANKS – Brain (Fei – Fei’s Feided Remix)’
’Miguel – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (prod. elkco rmx)’
’Chris Brown Feat. Tyga & Lil Wayne – Loyal (C. Justice Bootleg)’
’Pharrell – Happy (ForteBowie 1988 SOUL TRAIN EDIT)’
’Disclosure Ft. Sam Smith – Latch (Lido Remix)’
’Eric Bellinger ft K2 – Rihanna (Jeftuz Remix)’
’Uness – Top Down Caddy (produced by elkco rmx)’
’Tinashe ft Schoolboy Q – 2 On (TOKiMONSTA remix)’
’Seal – Kiss From A Rose (Durkin 3:30 AM Edit)’
’Foner – ctctct’
’✿ Harrison ✿ – How Can It Be (Feat. Maddee)’
’Stevie Wonder – Superstition (Autograf Remix)’
’Destiny’s Child x WKND – Say My Name’
’Tinashe – Vulnerable Feat. Travi$ Scott (Blood Diamonds Remix)’
’Ariel Camusso & Persian Empire – Time (123Mrk remix)’
’Figgy – Do It Like Us’
’LION KNGS – U & No One Else’
’Jeremih – Birthday Sex (Andrew Luce Remix)’
’Brandy – Paint This House (Ticklish Reboot)’
’DJ Cassidy feat. R. Kelly – Make The World Go Round’
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[Hip-Hop] 21 – The Pink Bride

The Pink Bride

Memphis native 21 hasn’t been featured on our pages before, but if he continues to churn out gold like this, chances are you’ll be seeing his name far more frequently around here. While hip-hop is no stranger to feelings of unrequited love and forlorn loneliness these days, the 19 year old, takes a fresh approach to the topic that many more seasoned emcees haven’t tried before. Utilizing complex wordplay and armed with confident wisdom beyond his years, the young rapper provides insight into a situation most of us have had the misfortune of dealing with before. 21 recently detailed some of this own thoughts about the track in an interview with Pigeons & Planes:

Basically ‘The Pink Bride’ is about loving someone who doesn’t fully love you back or love you back at all, which is something we’ve all been through,” 21 explains. “If you listen to the hook, she says, ‘I wanna say I love you, but it’s alright.’ That essentially sums everything up. So my process was just me thinking back on girls in the past who have led me on and had me in deep love with them, only to say they don’t feel the same way or only to be halfway in it. And the same for me, the girls I’ve led on and made them feel like I love them or was in love with them, only to let them down by not loving them the same. So it’s just about me telling my story about a girl (The Pink Bride) who led me to believe that she loved me as much as I loved her only to come to find out that she didn’t.”

Much of the single’s success can also be attributed to the use of Ta-Ku‘s “I Miss You” as the song’s instrumental, which itself utilizes a sample of Willow Smith‘s “Summer Fling,” whose sweet, almost despondent vocals add an extra layer of depth to the song’s message. Expanding on the concept Ta-Ku outlined in his own Songs To Break Up To EP, this one’s perfect for the heartbroken and the downtrodden among us, but still makes for an enjoyable listen regardless of your current mood.


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The Trap Dojo #64 [100+ Track MP3 Playlist]


The Trap Dojo went on a quick hiatus, and but don’t worry we made up for it with these 90+ heaters. Starting off with 3 tracks from Mr. Carmack, featuring his remix of “Aerosol Can” and recent Seppuku EP with Jacuzzi. Next up is a FREEbie from none other than Zeds Dead, and they remix Son Lux‘s track “Flickers”. ODESZA just dropped off this epic take on Pretty Lights track “Lost And Found”, both tracks being featured on the Divergent Soundtrack. Night Kruise is hailing from down under and brings some serious vibes with this track “Sunsets”. Falcons is killing it in 2014 and this remix of M.I.A.’s track “Yala” is very on point. Milo Mills also coming through with some vibes, in this track titled “Ocean Gang”. Penthouse Penthouse though….my god this track “MIAMI” is the future, don’t sleep. Dog Blood decided to drop a hand full of “Middle Finger Pt. 2 Remixes”. We featured the anthems from DJ Sliink, Alesia, and S-Type.

Make sure not to miss the other gems from: Rusie, AGO, Aylen, Kayzo, The Hood Internet, Vinata, ISLND, Peking Duk, Stwo, Vaski, 100s, LIZ, S-Type, Mr. Carmack, Skrillex, Dog Blood, Diplo, Flume, Sable, Shackles, Insightful, Maxx Baer, Salute, GANZ, ASAP Rocky, Gesaffelstein, PHAZZ, Fakear, Paper Diamond, LOUDPVCK, ESTA, Kid Kamillion, Wave Racer, Ryan Hemsworth, and many more.

’major lasers, pharrell – Aerosol Can (carmack refix)’
’Son Lux – Flickers (Zeds Dead Remix)’
’Jacuzzi – Torture feat. Mr. Carmack’
’Jacuzzi – Twilight feat. Mr. Carmack’
’Pretty Lights – Lost and Found (Odesza Remix) ‘
’Night Kruise – Sunsets’
’M.I.A. – Yala (Falcons remix)’
’Milo Mills – Ocean Gang’
’Penthouse Penthouse – MIAMI’
’Rustie – Starttt (Preview) BBC Radio 1 RIP’
’Syn Cole – Miami 82 (Kygo Remix)’
’alt J – Breezeblocks (Beshken Remix)’
’Schoolboy Q – The Purge / Rapfix Cypher (20syl Remix)’
’A$AP Rocky x In Distress Ft. Gesaffelstein’
’Sir Sly – Gold (Phazz Remix)’
’Machinedrum – Back Seat Ho (Rustie Remix)’
’Cashmere Cat – Wedding Bells ($aturn X Hekmah Remix)’
’Mapei – Don’t Wait (Giraffage Remix)’
’Ellie Goulding – Hanging On (I See MONSTAS Remix)’
’Just A Gent – Stars Beyond Stars (Vindata Edit) ‘
’The Weeknd – Or Nah (Stwo Edit)’
’Jeremih – F. U. All The Time (Illo Remix)’
’Janet Jackson – Love Will Never Do (Two Can Remix)’
’AGO (feat. Waldo & Joose) (prod. Sango & Mr. Carmack)’
’Tchami – Shot Caller (Aylen & Kayzo G Flip)’
’The Hood Internet – Fall In Cake (Drake & Jay
Z x Phantogram)’
’Kanye West – Bound 1’
’AGO – Royal Oats (ft. Waldo) (prod. Sango)’
’Vindata – All I Really Need (Featuring Kenzie May)’
’Paces – Open Up Your Eyes (ISLND Remix)’
’S Type – Flyp City’
’Vaski – The Nile’
’100s – Ten Freaky Hoes’
’LIZ – Don’t Say (feat. Tyga) (Prod. by Djemba Djemba, Colta and Mike Parvizi)’
’Da – P X TIGERBLOOD – Rock U’
’Aluna George (S
Type Version) – Attracting Flies’
’Y 2 K – Not Sad’
’Seafloor – BustnLoo’
’Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven (COFRESI Remix)’
’LAKIM – Thinkin’ Bout (Doin’ U)’

Last Two Weeks:

’Peking Duk – High (ft. Nicole Millar)’
’Wave Racer – Streamers (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)’
J – Breezeblocks (Beshken Remix)’
’Mr. Carmack – Jade’
’Skrillex feat. Ellie Goulding – Because’
’Dog Blood – ID (Jurassic)’
’Sable – Foolin”
’Mr Carmack – Rock Dem (Maxx Baer Re
’KEYS N KRATES – Cornell Haynes” (Unreleased KNK 100 Remix)’
’Sable – Feels So Good’
’Flume x WKND – Hyper Paradise’
’Beyonce – drunk n luv (diplo remix)’
’Major Lazer ft Pharrell – Aerosol Can (HaveThat Glued On Remix)’
’Flume – Sleepless (Fakear Remix)’
’Cut Your Teeth (Hippie Sabotage Remix)’
’Shackles – I Tried It’
’Insightful – Boog’
’KAPPA KAVI – Sparkles’
’Maxx Baer – Nightwatch’
’Low Pros – 100 Bottles feat. Travi$ Scott (Prod by A
’ESTA – Simply’
’Baby Bash – Suga Suga (SEABLAZE REMIX)’
’Diplo – Biggie Bounce (Kid Kamillion Remix) (feat. Angger Dimas & Travis Porter)’
’Hermitude x Flume – Hyperparadise (GANZ Flip) Free Download’
’Hamertje Tik – Sleepless Nights (GANZ remix)’
’Odesza – Sun Models ft. Madelyn Grant’
’Wave Racer – Streamers’
’Cashmere Cat – Wedding Bells’
’Smalltown DJs – See Thru feat. Lisa Lobsinger (Thugli Remix)’
’Steve Angello – KNAS (Dillon Francis Remix)’
’Chris Brown – Fine China (Royal Refix)’
’Shlohmo $ Jeremih – No More (VXNYL Remix) (DL in description)’
’The Cuban Brothers – So Sweet (Slumberjack Remix) feat. Mica Paris’
’Ginuwine – Pony (salute Remix)’
’Electric Mantis – Ticking And Tocking’
’Maribou State – Scarlett Groove (Hexes Remix)’
’Lenno – Rebirth (Alizzz Remix)’
’Trippy Turtle – Poison’
’EMOJI KING – slow it down bb  ❤’
’HWLS x ESTA – 003’
’Cashmere Cat – Rice Rain (Twinztrack Remix)’
’Elaksi – Want You’
’$aturn – Love You’
’$aturn – Love You (Just A Gent’s Edit)’
’Drippy  Dolphin – ♡Oooops♡’
’Py – Swimming Slow (Sweater Beats Remix)’
’Oliver Heldens – Gecko (Willy Joy Remix)’
’Prom Night (Lindsay Lowend Remix)’
’DJ Green Lantern & Valentino Khan “Know About Me” (Remix) feat. Iggy Azalea’
’Identical by $aturn’
’Ta ku – When I Met You (noï remix)’
’Rook Milo – Outland’
’Mr. Carmack – free baby’
’Penthouse Penthouse – it ain’t over’
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[End of Year Mix] The Best of the Chill Dojo 2013 (Mixed by DJ AA)

The Chill Dojo [TheMusicNinja.Com] (Best of 2013
Mixed by DJ AA)

It was an incredible year for chill music in 2013, and even though our Christmas edition officially wraps things up for the time being, we just had to cap things off with an homage to our favorite tracks from the artists that make all this possible. No stranger to the dojo himself, with many superb bootlegs featured throughout the year, DJ AA has kindly offered his skills in a compilation of our best featured songs this year. For anyone looking to kick-start new year celebrations in the chillest way possible, sit down and relax, the hard work has been done. Get some friends together and enjoy the next hour of easy listening at its very best.


We Sink feat. Eski Göten – White Lies
Dillon Francis feat. TEED – Without You (Hayden James Version)
Foxes & Stwo – Home (AA ‘Syrup’ Bootleg)
Flight Facilities feat. Micky Green – Stand Still (Wave Racer Remix)
Snakehips – On & On (Snakehips Edit)
MGMT – Electric Feel (Gespleu Downcast Edit)
Bondax – Gold (Snakehips Edit)
Ed Sheeran – I See Fire (Kygo Remix)
The Pharcyde – Runnin’ (Bit Funk Remix)
Michael Jackson – Remember The Time (Louis La Roche Remix)
Justin Timberlake – Suit & Tie (Ta-Ku Remix)
BANKS – Warm Water (Snakehips Remix)
Bondax feat. Josh Record – Fires
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Atlas Hands (Thomas Jack Remix)
Bondax – Giving It All (French Kiwi Juice Remix)
Druid Cloak – Ghost Iron
DCUP – Don’t Be Shy (La Felix Remix)
Claptone – No Eyes (Gamper & Dadoni Remix)
Patrick Baker – Summer Lover
Willow Beats – Blue
Bob Marley – Is This Love (Montmarte Remix)
Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith – La La La (Oliver Nelson & Tobtok Remix)


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The Trap Dojo #61 [MP3 Playlist]


Quite the lineup today for our 61st Trap Dojo, featuring pretty much every sound design that’s floating around the blogosphere. Starting off with arguably the hottest producer in the game right now, Wave Racer, who seems to only release anthems. His remix of Flight Facilities track, “Stand Still” could be his best yet, what do you think? Next is the new Cashmere Cat, he does by Basenji but were going to just call him ‘Dogmere Dog’ for now. I featured 3 glorious tracks from him today: “Dawn”, “Tribute To The Cat”, and “Speak With A Dofflin”. KAYTRANADA Edition of Disclosure, that’s really all you should have to read before listening to this remix of “January”. Jacuzzi is up next, and you don’t want to over look these two amazing tracks, “Tundra” and “Luxury”. Enjoy the rest of the tunes featuring: LOUDPVCK, Flosstradamus, Torro Torro, Flechette, Tom Size, ODESZA, Lambo, TastyTreat, salute, Free N Losh, Gent & Jawns, Big Gigantic, heRobust, Supervision, Bro Safari, UFO!, ESTA, Ta-ku, Com Truise, and more.

’Flight Facilities – Stand Still feat. Micky Green (Wave Racer Remix)’
’Basenji – Dawn’
’Disclosure – January (Kaytranada Edition)’
’ Brillz and Minxx – Fuzzy Peach (LOUDPVCK Remix) ‘
’Jacuzzi – Tundra’
’Dillon Francis – Without You (feat. T.E.E.D.) (Torro Torro Remix)’
’Tomsize & Flechette – The Twerking Dance’
’Pretty Lights – One Day They’ll Know (ODESZA Remix)’
’Big Gigantic – Touch the Sky’
’Gent & Jawns – SWIZZY’
’Pretty Lights – Press Pause (Free n Losh Remix)’
’Pretty Lights – Let’s Get Busy (heRobust Remix)’
’Pretty Lights – Always All Ways (SuperVision Remix)’
’Yung Lean – Kyoto Prod. Yung Gud’
’Brillz ft Teddy Tuxedo – Buckwild (Bro Safari & UFO! Remix)’
’Jackal – Bubblegum ft CRNKN (Lambo Remix)’
’Jacuzzi – Luxury’
’Basenji – Speak With A Dofflin’
’TastyTreat – Diamonds (Original Mix) OUT NOW ON TEENAGE RIOT RECORDS’
’salute – Blitzzz’
’Ta ku – Closer’
’Esta – Pure’
’Flight Facilities – Stand Still feat. Micky Green (Com Truise Remix)’
’avicii – YOU MAKE ME  (diplo & Ookay remix preview)’
’Lindstrom – Rakost (VILLAGE Remix)’
’Purple – The Club (Shlohmo Remix)’
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The Trap Dojo #60 [MP3 Playlist]


To make up for not dropping a Trap Dojo last week, we pulled out all the stops for #60. Starting off with What So Not‘s most recent anthem, “Jaguar”, no comment. Bro Safari and ETC!ETC! can do no wrong as they team up to remix Sub Focus‘ track “Turn Back Time”. LMC and Wayvee tackle Juicy J and Pusha T‘s track “Body Work”, just take a listen, it’s glorious. The Reddit discovered, upcoming prodigy, Electric Mantis comes through with won of the sexiest tunes of the most, titled, “Flip And Flops, Drips And Drops”.  Fools Gold Records had Nick Catchdubs release a mashup titled “Brown Bells – Dippin Demons” featuring Danny Brown’s vocals from “Dip”. Combined with Diplo’s remix of Sleigh Bells‘ track “Demons”, resulting in one of the most insane tracks in the Dojo. TC, who is mostly known for his mind blowing Drum N Bass, drops a horn infused, 808 banger, titled, “Do You Rock”. Make sure to check the rest of the tunes featuring: DiploTa-ku, Cashmere Cat, Louis Futon, TWRK, Grandtheft, Falcons, Tove Lo, Wave Racer, Penthouse Penthouse, Green Lantern, Mr Carmack, Jaime xx, Chrome Sparks, The Hood Internet, Antiserum, Mayhem, and more. 

’What So Not – JAGUAR (Original Mix)’
’Sub Focus – Turn Back Time (Bro Safari and Etc! Etc! Remix)’
’LMC x Wayvee – Bodywork (Remix)’
’Electric Mantis – Flips And Flops, Drips And Drops’
’Brown Bells – Dippin Demons (Danny Brown x Sleigh Bells)’
’TC – Do You Rock’
’Grizzly Bear – Will Calls (Diplo Remix)’
’Childish Gambino – Telegraph Ave (Ta ku Remix)’
’Cashmere Cat – With Me’
’Childish Gambino – 3005 (Louis Futon Remix)’
’Emoh Instead – Why Can’t You (Say So) (H3 Remix)’
’Kanye West – Flashing Lights (TWRK Remix)’
’Madeon – Technicolor (Grandtheft Edit)’
’Falcons – Cell’
’Falcons – Be Quiet’
’Danny Brown ‘Dip’ (Preditah Remix)’
’Stay High – Hippie Sabotage (Tove Lo Flip)’
’Milo & Otis – Pigeons (Original Mix)’
’Wave Racer – Stoopid (DE$iGNATED Remix) (Free DL Via Die High Records)’
’Penthouse Penthouse – Private Jet’
’Green Lantern – Bhangra Bounce’
’p.y.p. (carmack edit) – breezy lovejoy’
’Jamie xx – Untitled (Unreleased)’
’Antiserum & Mayhem – Horn Dog’
’The Hood Internet – Infinite Starts (Drake x Baauer x RL Grime)’
’Chrome Sparks – Lookin At Me’
’Justin Timberlake – My Love (Playground Mob Remix)’
’Cyril Hahn – Perfect Form Feat. Shy Girls (The Ninetys Remix)’
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[Hip-Hop] Childish Gambino – Telegraph Ave. + Ta-Ku Remix

’Childish Gambino – Telegraph Ave’
’Childish Gambino – Telegraph Ave (Ta ku Remix)’

Childish Gambino has been on a roll the last few weeks as he prepares for the December 10th release of his second album, Because of the Internet.  Earlier today, Bino re-tweeted a status from actor Michael B. Jordan, of The Wire and Fruitvale Station, that included the dreamy “Telegraph Ave.” and a remix from up and coming producer Ta-Ku. While we saw the higher-energy, punchline-heavy Childish on “Sweatpants”, he showcases his singing chops over floating, synth-heavy production only rapping briefly, but effectively, around the 2-minute mark. The title of the song refers to a main street that covers multiple cities, including Oakland, within the East Bay Area. While pure speculation, it seems possible that Michael B. Jordan’s recent role as Oakland’s Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station has some thing to do with the way it was released.

While the original is a treat in itself, the Ta-Ku remix might be the true gem of this release. The Huh What & Where affiliated artist puts a beautiful twist on the track chopping, and distorting, the vocals and speeding things up a bit with a variety of unique percussion.

Listen to both tracks above and grab a free download of them together HERE. You can check out the 14-second, “No Emoji” trailer for Because The Internet after the jump.

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