The Chill Dojo #121

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We’re ensuring you kick off the week with a smile on your face thanks to some fresh young talent coming out of the UK. Ollygon’s chipper take on ‘Promise’ is bubbling with brightness and positivity, with an infectious groove to back up all its youthful enthusiasm. Loaded with generous helpings of recognizable pop culture samples, this track is far more than novelty though, that change-up displaying just how much musical expertise is at play here. With the mood set right now, it’s time to radiate more sunshine courtesy of a European triple-threat in Freddy Verano, De Hofnar, and MÖWE. With their powers combined, they’ve crafted a summer-ready chill house delight topped off with catchy vocals and a glorious piano melody. You can picture this one playing at your favorite outdoor venue while the drinks are flowing. In similar fashion, Dutch duo Larrykoek have brewed a special little acoustic number with plenty of kick. The refreshing cocktail of joyful melody and dance floor beat make for the perfect fuel to your next summer party. LA producer Matt DiMona continues our obsession with this week’s feel-good vibe as he adds a little deep house flare to the stunning LANY original. The beauty in this remix lies in how all the elements are designed to amplify the vocals, and the pace is treated with pure finesse all throughout.

The happiness flows much deeper than that for edition 121 though, and we guarantee your grin won’t fade until well after you’re done here. Peace out.

Promise (Ollygon Remix)
Freddy Verano & De Hofnar & Möwe
Crazy Love (Original Edit)
Premiere Fois (Edit)
Bad, Bad, Bad (Matt DiMona Remix)
Out Of Violence (Louis La Roche Remix)
Higher Love (Fred Falke Remix)
Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney
FourFiveSeconds (Afrojack Remix)
George FitzGerald
Full Circle (feat Boxed In)
Where The Light Is
Higher Love (ft. Tokyo Megaplex & Stel Leo)
San Holo
We Rise
Want My Love (TastyTreat X Black Monday Remix)
Geronimo (Matoma Remix)
Ben Briggs
real slow
way up
Dirty Chocolate
Memory Cards
ryan jacob
joseph letranger
b thoughts
holy rain
56°c in West Palm Beach
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[Dance/Chill] Great Good Fine OK – Too Much to Handle (Shook Remix) [TMN Premiere]

Great Good Fine Ok
Too Much To Handle (Shook Remix)

Last week we featured the first remix  for Brooklyn based indie-pop troupe Great Good Fine OK‘s latest single “Too Much To Handle” from the always stellar Penguin Prison. Following that outstanding take, is the second offering from GGFO’s official remix selections; this time coming from enigmatic electronic producer Shook. Shook instills an almost Balearic atmosphere on top of his revision, fusing recognizably glossy and warm dance backing onto ripely plucked instrumental stems from the original. Furthering this one into a space of melancholy yet buoyant bliss is Jon Sandler’s soothing falsetto; which sits like a melting pad of butter on a big ol’ stack of Shook’s musical hotcakes. Those hotcakes of course being blithe synth stabs and a carefully arranged percussive melody of course. We’re beyond happy to bring you Shook’s remix of “Too Much to Handle” before anyone else, so hop to it before the rest of the blogosphere gets their hands err… ears on this gem.

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Rude – Winter EP [TMN PREMIERE]

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If there’s one thing you should know about the music industry, it’s that it never sleeps. Musicians are writing music around the clock, concertgoers are screaming at the top of their lungs till the wee hours of the morning, and music bloggers are up early on a Sunday morning to write up a premiere.

All of those aforementioned scenarios are culminating into today’s release, as we gleefully fill a larger-than-usual cup of coffee and throw on Winter EP from Birmingham-based Rude. We were already hip to this mysterious outfit after stumbling across their invigorating and enveloping lovelorn tale, “Heartbreaker,” and now we’re getting a more extended glimpse at their artistry to close out our weekend properly

The previously mentioned song has made another appearance in this EP, only this time it’s being accompanied by three other songs, highlighted by our personal favorite, “Sapphire.” A ghostly, luscious take on their craft, this tune boasts wavering synths that glow with a radiating aura. It’s got quite the anti-pop structure, encasing a section of vocals between a gorgeous build and outro. The final minute and a half is particularly stunning, as pronounced percussion and drawn-out legato guitar notes leave us in a state of blissful contentment.

You can pick up this four track EP today on iTunes. We recommend throwing it into your Sunday rotation, especially if you’re having a laid back day at home. And, don’t worry about wondering about upcoming music. Rude has a second EP coming up this spring.

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Justin Jay – Just in Time for Saturday Night [TMN RESIDENT PLAYLIST]


Just in time for your Saturday night festivities, Resident Artist Justin Jay has dialed up a tasty selection of groovy tunes that are perfect for whatever lies ahead. As you start to lock down your plans for this evening, press play on this bad boy and set the proper tone.

Whether you’re going out on the town, or just chilling at home, tonight’s going to be one for the books. At least, as far as the music is concerned.

Most Really Pretty Girls Have Pretty Ugly Feet
Kornél Kovács
Down Since 92 (Studio Barnhus, BARN 006)
Jack J Something (On My Mind)
Boiler Room Debuts
Denim Dreams (12
Seven Davis Jr. One (Live Edit)
What About Our Weekend Adam?
Sing It Back (Herberts Tasteful Dub) 1999
Sex In The Kitchen
Soul Clap R. kelly
metro area
Kyle Hall
Measure 2 Measure
(GYM007): B1. Max Graef
Nr 05 (Out soon!)
Harvey Sutherland
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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 137)


It’s Friday and all we want is an excessive amount of beer, drunken nights out, and some free tunes to help keep our limbs moving. After missing last weeks FPP, we just want to apologize for making you wait an entire week for the next volume to come out. Hopefully this playlist suits all your party needs.

As always, #danceirresponsibly

Until next week, ninjas.

All Knas Everything (Trinidad James // Steve Angello)
Drop Top ft. Travis Porter (Party Favor & Meaux Green Remix)
The Night
All About That Bass (PAZ Remix)
Noer the Boy
The Pack
Vans (Bleep Bloop Remix)
Keep It 100 (Statik Link Twerk Remix)
Pa7y X Overload
Evolution (Original Mix)
Julia Lauren
Reckless (Bobby Green Remix)
Mr. Collipark & Dirty Audio feat. DJ Kool
Phoebe Ryan
Mine (LYNOS remix)
The Chainsmokers
KANYE (Instant Party! OG VIP Mix)
Spring Break (feat. The Rej3ctz & Dougie F)
Take Over Control (Sweekuh Remix)
Lupe Fiasco x Jill Scott
Daydreamin (ANGELZ g house Edit)
Gaze (Original Mix)
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[House] Dirtytalks – Keep On Walkin’ ft. Give In

Keep On Walkin' Ft. Give In

Friday’s carry a bit of a dancefloor feel here around TMN what with our Friday Party Playlists (sorry for missing the last few!), and live shows galore on the brain for much of our staff. So needless to say, this writer’s choice day to feature some foot shuffling,  soulfully smooth house music happens to be this one. Dirtytalks is the collaborative house project of Boulder, CO’s Sloane Peterson and one of Los Angeles’ quickest rising daughters of dance  Bathhouse, and their latest tune “Keep On Walkin’” has been hypnotically wrapping its way around our heads all afternoon. Featuring vocal work from  another bubbling L.A. dance purveryor Give In, “Keep On Walkin’”, strikes a delicate balance between garagey percussion, and a deeper side of house while simultaneously keeping intact a refreshing pop sensibility to serve as the perfect tune heading into the weekend. Join us, and listen to Dirtytalks’ lush house soundscape above.

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SIROJ – Directions (Picard Brothers Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Directions (Picard Brothers Remix)

The Picard Brothers writing and production credits are already staggering between their work with Mad Decent and Pelican Fly, and the newest remix they are unleashing covers the self-proclaimed “SLOP” (A moniker SIROJ uses to classify his tunes that is mostly defined as a unique bridge between house and hip-hop) by Amsterdam native SIROJ. The brothers’ take on “Directions” certainly sits more on the Pelican Fly side of their production style, as they mutate the house structure of the original into a wavy deviation filled to the brim with big drums, lavish chords, and a breezy style that’s definitive of the future bass state of mind. Constant evolution with these types of tunes is key, and the Picard Brothers have once again nailed it with another notable remix.

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