The Chill Dojo #112

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As it gets to the end of the year, you’ll see plenty of lists floating around the internet as different music curators aim to voice their opinions on the top tracks of 2014. No doubt Cazzette’s highly popular ‘Sleepless’ is likely to feature on quite a few of them, with a seemingly endless supply of remixes surfacing since its release. While the year is almost out, it seems like one of the best was saved until last, thanks to a super polished rendition from Hotel Garuda and Thero. You may have thought you had heard them all, but this smooth summery effort packs enough freshness to make you fall in love with the catchy lyrics all over again. All that combined with a sweet sax melody and you have a winner. Yearly lists are always a pretty contentious topic though, so we’ll keep our focus on the hottest tracks of the week as always, and the recent release from Sydney’s Hayden James has definitely made waves in its short lifetime so far. It’s no surprise that Future Classic knows how to put out ridiculous grooves on a consistent basis, but ‘Something About You’ is pretty close to perfection. Forgoing grasping at dramatic words to try and describe this properly, it’s just a straight-up tune, no better way to put it.

Keeping on trend with incredibly smooth sounds, Finnish talent Lenno has served up a special dish in his latest Wake Up EP that fits in just perfectly into the vibe we’re starting with for this edition. He’s no stranger to the Dojo, but ‘No More’ is certainly on the mellow side of his usual upbeat disco jams, and we’re digging this new approach. It’s a kind of style that’s bread and butter for another favorite artist in Moon Boots, and sure enough we’re gifted with another bumpin’ addition to the playlist from the man himself. Funky basslines and bright percussion hero this dancefloor starter, so gear up for some sweat-inducing antics when this one comes on. Pomo ensures that feeling continues on seamlessly, courtesy of his sweltering take on ‘Supernatural’. So addictive we just had to post about it twice, rest-assured it will be spun on heavy rotation well beyond any New Year’s celebrations. Slowing the tempo but not the quality, we return to another title from Hayden James as fellow Sydney producer Oshan gives us a fresh take on ‘Permission To Love’. Top notch vocal work and generous layers of funk make for one satisfying experience. Usually things this good have some kind of guilt attached to them, but you’ll find no strings attached to your enjoyment as you hit that replay button over and over again.

It’s hard enough to cut down a list of weekly features let alone a year’s worth of collation. If you want to look back at the best of 2014, there are another 50 previous selections where this came from. Peace out.

’Cazzette – Sleepless (Hotel Garuda & Thero Remix)’
’Hayden James – Something About You’
’Lenno – No More’
’Moon Boots – There’s No Love’
’AlunaGeorge – Supernatural (Pomo Remix)’
’Hayden James – Permission To Love (Oshan Edit)’
’La Mar – Anchor (GRMM Remix)’
’Tut Tut Child – The Last Time (Feat. Augustus Ghost)’
’Kilter – Coward Ft Ngaiire (Akouo Remix)’
’Sam Smith – Latch (TonyTritone Talkbox Remix)’
’Chiefs – Inside Out (Lazerdisk Remix)’
’Azealia Banks – Chasing Time (Nebbra Remix)’
’MNEK x Disclosure – White Noise (3Monkeyzz Remix)’
’Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn (Axala Remix)’
’2Pac feat. Kurupt – Still Ballin’ (Lucas Chambon Remix)’
’VOTIIV – Stay Away (Harrison’s Happy Version)’
’Bearson – Pink Medicine’
’Geotheory – Futuristic Love (Herzeloyde Remix)’
’UV Boi – Thank U (Re Strapped)’
’Sun City
Paralyse (Samuel Proffitt Remix)’
’Tydes – Atlas’
’aywy. & Ekali – Contempt’
’Sango – Used To The Melody (Ft. SPZRKT)’
’ouravenue – Forever In My Mind’
’LeMoti X Knight Riderz – Golden Boy’
’The Hics – Lines (YK Remix)’
’Tom Misch & Carmody – With You’
’Y//2//K x Honest – Funeral’
’Culprate – Relucent ft. Zes’
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Mr G Sings – The Caged Bird Sings (Maywald Remix) [PREMIERE]

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Mr G Sings
The Caged Bird Sings (Maywald Remix)
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning. – Maya Angelou

Last month, Mr G Sings dropped a lovely tribute to not only one of the most prolific poets of all time, but also one of the most prolific people of all time. With her unfortunate passing earlier this year, it was a perfect time to pay respects to Miss Maya Angelou, and “The Caged Bird Sings” does so with effortless beauty.

Today we have the privilege of brightening up your Monday morning with a glowing tropical house remix from German deep house producer Maywald. Taking sections of the original vocals and the iconic whistling from the original, this remixer has re-crafted this pop tune into something perfect for some much needed pool time, a long drive, or even grooving around in your bathroom while you’re getting ready to head out for the morning.

We’re offering up the premiere of the stream today, but you can snag this tomorrow for your personal collection via Ultra Records.

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VÉRITÉ – Heartbeat (Lightwaves Remix) [PREMIERE]


New York based singer/songwriter VÉRITÉ has seen a tremendous following swell to almost unimaginable numbers within the past year. Included in that adoration are some notable achievements including becoming most blogged about artist twice over, charting on popular charts on Hype Machine, and racking up hundreds of thousands of plays on souncloud. It’s pretty damn apparent that the blogosphere has a new darling, and it’s not hard to see why.

Released just a month ago, “Heartbeat” features a clean soundscape created by a pronounced bassline, emphatic percussion, and glowing vocal harmonies. With those pieces in place, there was more than enough for a stellar remix to follow, which is exactly what we’re bringing you today.

DC-based electronic pop outfit Lightwaves have spun this tune into a sultry, vibe-driven lounge classic complete with a lush bassline and glowing melody. VÉRITÉ’s vocals shimmer across the head-nodding percussion with ease, once again displaying why remixes of her work are some of the most popular tunes on the internet.

Below you’ll find the remix, along with a few other of our favorite tracks. If you’re not familiar with this rising star, take a few minutes to sit back and drink it all in.

’Heartbeat (Lightwaves Remix)’
’Strange Enough’
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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 128)


It might be a rainy day but that doesn’t mean you should lock yourselves indoors and give up on having a kick ass weekend. We’ve got your 128th volume of FPP to help make all those ugly Christmas sweater parties that much more turnt. So grab the rum and egg nog and get ready to make Santa proud – and by that we mean be naughty.

#Danceirresponsibly ninjas.

Until next time.

’Prince – FUNKNROLL (Canblaster ReMIX)’
’Jump In Another Land (Koyote Edit) Will Sparks // Harry Belafonte’
’Showtek – Space Jungle (Instant Party! vs. Party Thieves Remix)’
’Dj Kool – Let Me Clear My Throat (LUZCID Bootleg)’
’Lady Parts UNBLVBL’
’Shlump – Beef’
’MOTi – Lion (Dropwizz Festival Trap VIP) ‘
’Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (K Theory Remix)’
’Skepta – Thats Not Me (Howler’s Forefather Edit)’
’Sigma – Nobody To Love (Young Bombs Remix)’
’Ariana Grande – Problem Feat. Iggy Azalea (TKDJS Remix)’
’Dante Klein – Ertesuppe (Club Mix)’
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[Electronic] VÉRITÉ – Weekend (Almond & FKYA Remix)

Weekend (Almond & FKYA Remix)

With the weekend slowly approaching, it’s safe to say that we are ready to to pull on those ugly Christmas sweaters, spike the egg nog, and bump some anthems to get us in the holiday spirit. Helping get us from 0 to 100 are Almond and FKYA and their remix of VÉRITÉ’s latest hit single, “Weekend”. Without straying too far from the original melody, the two producers throw in a heaping dose of progressive elements that instantly rattle your bones. Almond and FKYA give us more the reason to kick things off with a bang this weekend, so grab your drinks, turn on the Christmas lights, and get ready to have a ho ho ho down with all your friends.

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[Chill] Dave Matthews Band – Dreamgirl (Deuxième Remix)

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Dreamgirl (Deuxième Remix)

As I sit here curled up in a heavy blanket with my headphones over my ears and the Winter vibes aimlessly float along the air, I can’t help but swoon to these melancholic frequencies from Deuxième and their sensational remix of the infamous song “Dreamgirl” by Dave Matthews Band. You heard that right – Dave Matthews Band. With such an iconic song in the palm of their hands, Deuxième transformed this legendary song into a chilled out electronic masterpiece. Filled with heavy, sidechained synths, trippy snare patterns, and that oh so charming “Dreamigirl” guitar melody, Deuxième gave us more the reason to surrender our vulnerable minds to such a strong sound resonance and experience something entirely new. With this only being their second release as a duo, I can say that the ninjas here are anxiously awaiting to see hear what these two do in the near future. Grab your free download here.

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[New] Bearson – Pink Medicine (Original)

Pink Medicine

Every single time we see the name ‘Bearson‘ or ‘Next Wave Records’, we automatically know that we are about to experience something truly, truly amazing. Known for his tropical productions and his impressive remix archive, Bearson is no doubt the next big thing in dance music. Today we have a new one from the Norwegian stud and this time an original.

Displaying his talents as a multi-genre producer, his first original “Pink Medicine” is a departure for the young artist. Subtle fading synths paired with ambient, soothing beats over distorted echoing Anime-esque vocals, Bearson’s first original has impressed fans and fellow producers alike. One of the many all-star artists on Next Wave Records roster, Bearson is celebrating hitting 20K followers on Soundcloud by tossing his first original out for free, so grab your Free Download below!

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