Chill Dojo number 47 may seem a little smaller than the massive playlists from recent weeks, but that’s to be expected with the summer music kicking off with such a tremendous pace. It’s only the start of August, so rest-assured there’s plenty more summer to come, and we’re bringing you the best of the chill offerings around.
And starting off this selection is an uplifting remix of the stunning Ellie Goulding, courtesy of the ever-versatile At Dawn We Rage. Well-known for a harder brand of electronic music, the group will every so often explore their downtempo style, which makes for great dojo features. The buildup in this track could easily have taken the heavier bass-filled route as many Ellie Goulding remixes do, so it was pleasantly surprising to hear they opted for a restrained chill approach over an ‘insane drop’. No surprises what to expect with this next one though, because when you have the vocals of Miguel with Blackbird Blackbird on the remix, it’s bound to be soulful and sexy. The slower future style of sound is a different direction for the American producer though, but one that is definitely hot right now. Also a topic of sexiness and big things right now is AlunaGeorge, and Canada’s Pat Lok has certainly done his bit to bring that to another level with a blissful edit of ‘Outlines’. It’s groovy, vibe-intense goodness together with the voice of Aluna Francis, so what’s not to love? If that’s still not hot enough for your August, we’ve also got the latest re-worked version of Goldroom’s summer classic ‘Fifteen’, along with some fresh summer funk from Civilian in a way that only the French know how.
We’re still well and truly entrenched in our favorite time of the year, but we’ll never give up on those summertime feelings no matter what the calendar says. Peace out.
Burn (At Dawn We Rage Light It Up Remix)
All I Want Is You (Blackbird Blackbird Remix)
Outlines (Pat Lok Crayola Edit)
Fifteen (Oxford Club Mix)
Hooked On You (Civilian Summer Edit)
Thinking Bout The Things
Open (AA I Need Bootleg)
Mirror Vibe (Kendrick Lamar x Cashmere Cat)
Cant Believe It (Figgy Remix)
Early In The Morning