What better way to release a super chill remix than all the way from the tropical paradise of Fiji. A lucky few will have been partying it up with Sydney producer Kilter at the Your Paradise festival over the weekend, but for the rest of us, his stellar take on Autograf’s ‘Metaphysical’ will have to suffice as a taste of what would have taken place. Thankfully the groove is so sublime that it’s enough for us to get our own little dance on wherever we may be listening. Still on that summery vibe, Branchez takes us back to what he does best with a slower-paced emotional anthem that is sure to be stuck in your head all week. With a style that is very reminiscent of the flow on his legendary ‘High You Are’ remix, ‘Dreamer’ has all the makings of becoming the same crowd-pleasing success it was only a few years ago.
Anything Odesza has generally been a winner with this year’s music tastes, and while 2015 has had more than its fair share of remixes, we’re still being surprised by some of the gold that is out there. This week Kidswaste dove into the archives to dig out this previously unreleased edit of ‘Say My Name’, and it hasn’t lost a hint of freshness despite its time tucked away. Upbeat synths reinvigorate the energy behind the iconic vocals, breathing new life into a song that will continue to be reinvented well beyond the bounds of this year. We’ll round out this write-up by shining light on a Dojo newcomer in Tonton and his glorious collaboration with WTN3. Well it’s less about us shining light on ‘Try Me’ than it is this future-laced tune grabbing our attention in a remarkable display of colorful sound and blissful beats. Either way, it is well worth a listen or three.
Who said the party ends once the weekend’s over? Peace out.
Metaphysical (Kilter Remix)
Dreamer (feat. Santell)
Say My Name (Kidswaste Remix)
KRNE x Traxell
Dive In (Pat Lok Remix)
Drive Darling (Anaa Remix)
Wasnt Me (Viceroy Jet Life Remix)
Somethin About U
Takes My Body Higher (feat. Lincoln Jesser)
De Hofnar X Goodluck
Back In The Day (Radio Edit)
Varien & Mr FijiWiji
We Are The Lights
Tied Up (feat. Huntar)
Tontario x Leo Islo
Forever, She said.
TastyTreat x Dathan
Venza & D.Vault
U Get Me ft. Eve DeVault
Journey (CloZee Remix)
Syzurp (w/ KMB, OY, Amazing Prophet)
After a heavy week of news there is great comfort in music, so hopefully this week’s edition can help to provide the right feelings to get us through whatever hardship we may be facing. An emotional piece from Lendrox has captured our hearts as he crafts beautiful piano and a chill beat to accompany the longing vocals from Noctilucent’s ‘All Alone’. At only 15 years of age, it’s one thing to create such an enchanting reinterpretation of the melodic bass-filled original, but it’s something else entirely to have your work released on MrSuicideSheep. Clearly there are big things in store for this talented youngster. A little further on in years, Grimecraft recently celebrated his 26th birthday in style with a fun rework of ‘Make Me Feel’. Incorporating a number of different quirky influences from slap bass to Zelda samples, this bouncy jam has given us a much needed smile this week.
A Dojo newcomer in DZZ keeps that happiness flowing with a charming song that encapsulates the bright creativity that exists within his mind. Jumping between styles and tempos, it’s hard to pin down exactly what makes this tune so mesmerizing, but there is definitely a uniqueness to it all that can’t help but be admired. It’s equally as difficult to settle on one definition of groove, but as we concluded a few days ago, FKJ is one artist who wields the art with soulful finesse. ‘Better Give U Up’ is just another example of that signature smoothness he brings to all of his irresistible concoctions.
And with that, we’re reminded that despite everything, the joy in this world can never be drowned out. Peace out.
All Alone (Lendrox Remix)
Make me Feel (Grimecraft Remix)
Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend
Like Im Gonna Lose You (Kue Remix)
High Tide (ft. Aaron Taos)
Snakehips ft Tinashe & Chance The Rapper
All My Friends (99 Souls Remix)
Drake feat. Conor Maynard
Hotline Bling (Papermind Remix)
Here (Thoughts From A Tour Bus)
Metaphysical (Daktyl Remix)
Crazy in Luv (Dabin Remix)
senojnayr + madbliss
Anderson .Paak feat. ScHoolboy Q prod. by POMO
Am I Wrong
Kiss Me Clean (Satin Jackets Remix)
AK & Mapps
Life Cycle (AK VIP)
Swimming Away ft. Geoffroy
High (ft. Sarah De Warren)
cosmos (thank u for 70k)
We’re kicking off Dojo #155 with some nu-disco action courtesy of Plastic Plates and his funky brand of feel good vibes. After being renowned for his own remix work, it’s only fitting that Oliver Nelson’s first original track receives a similar treatment of smooth elevation we’re used to hearing him dish out himself. ‘Found Your Love’ was already one of our favorite jams of 2015, and this summer-filled flip is a timely reminder that this year still has plenty of gold to discover before it’s done. Another producer who keeps reminding us of that fact is the ever-reliable jackLNDN, his latest EP Summer Never Ends Vol. 2 a testament to the endless stream of amazing tunes we discover every week. We’ve featured two tracks of this very nature from the release, ‘Hit Refresh’ carrying his signature polished groove, while ‘Streams’ travels down a more soulful jazzy route that is a delightful deviation from his usual style.
After a bit of a hiatus, Swiss producer Insan3Lik3 has returned to explore the future bass space, combining with Creepa to concoct a melodic yet restrained sound that has us keen to hear more artistic experimentation like this. No matter the quality of tools at their disposal, there is always going to be magic made when friends collaborate, and that’s exactly what j.roosevelt and Lea Beiley have proven with their stunning mellow single ‘Subtract & Divide’. We’re all about those bedroom gems that only take a little bit of polish to really shine, and boy do those vocals glisten in the light of those glorious keys. That’s not the only partnership we want to hero from the week either, with Kidswaste and Lolaby revealing an emotion-filled EP in the works, heralded by the beautiful ‘Make U Mine’. There is purity in the feelings that went into crafting this song, and it’s a simple message to be shared with the one you hold them for.
As for the rest of this playlist, that’s our message to you. Peace out.
Oliver Nelson Ft. Heir
Found Your Love (Plastic Plates Remix)
5555 (with Creepa)
j. roosevelt x lea beiley
subtract & divide
Kidswaste X Lolaby
Make U Mine
Someone Out Of Town (Rusty Hook & Katuchat Remix)
Time (Daktyl Remix)
Autumn (Original Mix)
KOAN Sound x Culprate x Asa x Opiuo
If You Hadnt
H3llo (Anevo Remix)
Hello (LYAR ft. Taps & JDam Cover)
Fast Car ft. River
Aint Nobody (Produced by TCTS & Karma Kid)
Dots (feat. Jenny Broke The Window)
Best Thing (feat. Gavrielle)
Miracles (ft. Bjørnskov)
On June Feat. Tesity
The Devils Tears (Sam Feldt Edit)
The Worlds We Discovered (Tommy Kratch Remix)
Red & Black Light (20syl Remix)
At All (ft. Veronika Redd)
It’s been a little while since we last heard the combination of Ark Patrol’s captivating brand of electronica together with the sophisticated vocals of Veronika Redd, but with the impending release of his latest album Primo we’ve been given another taste of what creativity their collaborations can conjure. They last teamed up for the soulful mellow single ‘Let Go’ back in April, but the Hawaiian-born producer has promised a more experimental approach to the upcoming album, and this song is a good indication of the diversity he will bring to his sound. A plodding beat sets the stage for Veronika’s profound lyrical work, with layers of curious soundscape interwoven throughout. While this formula carries through for the first half of the track, the intensity rises thereafter with his signature pulsating synths providing a driving force behind her words. Together it makes for a powerful piece of music that sets the tone for what to expect once the full album drops on the 20th of this month.
It’s been a little while since we’ve indulged in the floating sounds of MaLuca, but his recent silence has been broken with a gorgeous collaboration with songstress I The Victor in ‘Plans’. It’s a stunning combination of his signature drifting tones with the serene vocals letting this one truly take flight. From float to bounce, Belgian producer No TV No Radio delivers a groovy little jam complete with Kolada’s beautifully pure voice. With vibes reminiscent of Mura Masa, ‘Come Back’ will definitely have you doing just that, as one listen just isn’t enough. Speaking of obsession, we watch Sam Gellaitry’s Soundcloud like a hawk, waiting for his next lush beat to drop. He’s brought his smooth touch once again with a delightful sampling of John Legend to boot. This kid can do no wrong.
If his moniker wasn’t enough, another young gun in Montreal’s dojo shows it’s more than just his name that makes him the perfect fit for our humble playlist. Flaunting bright future vibes in ‘flower power’, this song represents all the things in life that make you smile. Monstercat veterans Richard Caddock and Hyper Potions are all about creating music with these similar sentiments, revealing their latest future bass hit ahead of today’s release of the 24th label compilation album Vanguard. It’s a glorious collision of colorful melody and anthemic lyrics, offering another reason to keep smiling all week. You can count on us doing the same. Peace out.
I The Victor X MaLuca
No TV No Radio
Come Back feat Kolada
shake (have another one)
Richard Caddock & Hyper Potions
PYRMDPLAZA & Gravez
Kehlani X Charlie Puth
Hotline Bling (Idealism Remix)
Lose It (EMBRZ Remix)
Feels (Hotel Garuda Remix)
KRONO Feat. Belle
We Are So Animal
Tough Love (Andrew Rai Remix)
Wait and See (Thero Remix)
Speechless (feat. RKCB)
Want You Feat River
Drop It Like Its Hot (The Golden Pony Remix)
We All Fall Down feat. Jamie Lidell (Jarreau Vandal Remix)
Memories That You Call (PETIT BISCUIT Remix)
Melodic Sin Ft. Lolaby
sleepyhead (octbr flip)
Smile (Ony Remix)
Dont pull away (ft. Milosh)
The Chill Dojo is all about showcasing talent, and KHAI delivers that in spades with a whimsical feature from his recently released IF YOU EP. Following our recent interview with the emerging Austin artist, ‘Take’ was unveiled as the only collaborative piece on the EP, and it immediately captured our hearts with its magical air. The interwoven vocals of CYN are a glorious addition to this hypnotically beautiful song, with a few cheeky samples from another mystical character thrown in for good measure. This next combination needs no introduction, because Brasstracks taking on GoldLink is every bit as brilliant as the names suggest. ‘Dance On Me’ really was the perfect canvas for the duo to unleash their uplifting sound, providing a unique flow to the track that’s on another level.
While the bass has definitely not been held back from Illenium’s latest melodic masterpiece, there’s no denying that the intense emotion-filled experience of ‘Only One’ has that chill feel to qualify for a place in the Dojo ranks. It’s only the first single from his upcoming album, and our breath has already been taken away by its ambient builds and incredible percussion hits. In a similar fashion, Joshua Cherney has teamed up with PRXZM to deliver a dose of future bliss that may have you as crazily obsessed as its name suggests. While the bursts of synth are nothing short of slick, we’re all about the vibe from those soulful vocals that make this ideal easy-listening material. Norway’s Autolaser was one of the first in the future game, and his wealth of experience leaves him more than capable of re-imagining a classic with his signature creativity. We close this write-up with ‘Return Of The Mack’ like you’ve never heard it before, original funkiness intact, but amplified with explosions of colorful bass.
Of course we haven’t forgotten about the laid-back feel as well, so make sure to soak it all up. Peace out.
Dance On Me (Brasstracks Remix)
Only One (Ft. Nina Sung)
Joshua Cherney x PRXZM
Return Of The Mack (Autolaser Remix)
GrizzRivers & Shift
Stolensnares & StéLouse
Drusilla (feat. JJ)
Brave ft. Ill esha (Stolensnares Remix)
Charlie Puth x Kehlani
Hotline Bling (lux.impala edit)
The Garden Of Imperfections (ft. QAila)
Ukiyo (Zathlute Remix)
Ukiyo (Yvng Jalapeño Remix)
Waiting To Ignite (feat. Ren Farren)
Movements feat. Yung Fusion (Delusion Remix)
cant feel my face (3 roses x ember island cover)
Found Someone (ft. Tribes)
Open Up (Blackbird Blackbird Remix)
Bag Full Of Wishes (Moods Remix)
The Chill Dojo is back after a few weeks off, but the music world certainly hasn’t slowed down while we were gone. Big news over this time was the release of Wave Racer’s eagerly anticipated Flash Drive EP, which included a massive collaboration with the one and only Lido. ‘World Record’ is everything you could imagine from this duo combining their production styles into one track, bursting with waves of happiness from start to finish. The care-free playfulness continues into ‘Bubble Wrap’, stirring up that warm fuzzy feeling that he weaves with so much ease. It’s definitely a sound that has caused a movement in the future game, and you can hear the inspiration in Dojo newcomer Shindig. ‘Hiccup’ shines with that same glint of blissful melody, but truly comes into its own with some serious chord shredding and a slick slap bass interlude. Melbourne’s own Moving Castle representative Dugong Jr is no stranger to a feel-good jam either, and together with TR!CK$ he’s crushed a jersey-influenced remix of ‘Goddess’ that emits positive vibes all day long.
UK producer Daktyl put his spin on a Future Classic hit, taking George Maple’s ‘Where You End And I Begin’ and amplifying the addictive chorus with some serious beats. Grande Marshall’s verse also receives a funk injection to add an extra layer of smoothness to the slick lyrical flow. The label has definitely been busy over the past few weeks, and fittingly we end the write-up as we began, with the release of another Future Classic EP. ‘Air’ is the final track in Basenji’s Trackpad EP, and much like the rest of the collection it’s steeped in vocally led emotion, layered with his ethereal goosebump-inducing sound.
As you would expect, two weeks off has left us plenty of catching up to do in the playlist below. Enjoy what we’ve been keeping track of. Peace out.
World Record feat. Lido
Goddess (Dugong Jr & TR!CK$ Remix)
George Maple (feat. Grande Marshall)
Where You End And I Begin (Daktyl Remix)
Thrill & Omniment
I Miss You
Forever 1 (Cashmere Cat Edit)
Quiet Minds feat. Emily
Take It Slow ft. Blest Jones (Akouo Remix)
Feel Something (w/ Atlas)
ZEN & kev.
Pink Sand (Mark Redito Promise Flip)
Lovers (Notdib Remix)
Now You See Me
Charlíe Puth x Kehlaní
Hotlíne Blíng (DATHAN Flip)
Palm Reader feat. Lido (SIROJ Remix)
Really Love (Machinedrum Remix)
Satisfy (Khamsin Remix)
Tennessee (Milk N Cooks Remix)
Giraffage & Viceroy
Impression Of You (feat. Patrick Baker) (Electric Mantis Remix)
IDFC (SevnthWonder Remix)
5AM (ft. K.B. Starr)
Bend (D Pulse Remix)
Ocean Drive (Michael Calfan Remix)
Disappear (feat. Mango, Andre Frauenstein, & Stefan Ludik)
Chase The Sun (Just A Gent Remix)
new ways to long for you.
Search Party (Bearcubs Remix)
Let It Out (KAASI Remix)
Haunted (ft. Sevdaliza)
Get A Chance (ft. Evil)
Jupiter And Pluto
Magnets ft Lorde (SG Lewis Remix)