The Chill Dojo #137

chill dojo

We’re all about bringing that smile to your Monday, and Deon Custom has plenty to be grinning about this week as he officially enters the Monstercat family with his new single ‘Roses’. Top of the world and top of our humble playlist, this is a future-filled tune that is bursting with color and dreamy melodies that drift along in waves of happiness. And while we’re talking maritime vibes, the always bubbly Grynpyret gifts us with another charming manifestation of his imagination in ‘Boba Beach’. A song this sweet and addictive cannot be good for you, but there’s just no resisting all the bright elements that form this glimpse into blissful paradise.

The Noisy Freaks are well known for their ability to bring the funk with their quality remixes, but this week they’ve shaken things up a notch with a true diversification of their production game. Maintaining groove at the heart of everything they do, their take on Clairity’s ‘Sharks In The Swimming Pool’ unsuspectingly builds towards an explosive dose of future bass that will have you believe they’ve been making it from the very start. Expertly paced from start to finish, the lyrics are given plenty of time to shine between the moments of uncontrollable dancing. In much the same way, the original female vocals form the heart of this next track from XXYYXX’s new side project Icterine. Don’t be lured into a false sense of security by its ambient beginnings, because this track is driven by emotional moments of synth heavy crescendo that give no warning. A roller-coaster journey of reflection and powerful expression, this is a unique piece of music unlike anything we’ve heard before.

Your cure for Monday blues extends way beyond that though, so make sure to soak up every moment of joyful listening below. Peace out.

Deon Custom
Boba Beach
Sharks In The Swimming Pool (The Noisy Freaks Remix)
Allie X
Tumor (Icterine Remix)
One T & Cool T
The Magic Key (LeMarquis & FAB Remix)
Jengi Beats
Aint No Mountain High Enough feat. CJ
Jengi Beats x Mill
Tom Misch
Stay (Machinedrum Remix) feat. Dive Deep
Jessie Ware
Cruel (Klaves Remix)
Antony & Cleopatra
Take Me (Pat Lok Yukon Funk Mix)
Moon Boots
Bag Raiders
Vapour Trails
The Chainsmokers
Roses ft. Rozes (Original Mix)
Masego x Medasin
Shut Up & Groove
Chelsea Jade
Night Swimmer (Tetleyroad Remix)
Bon Iver
perth (mi ka remix)
AK & Mapps
Life Cycle
Long Time No See ft. Atu (Ekali Remix)
Long Time No See feat. Atu (Le Nonsense Heart Club Mix)
Poison (Good Life Remix)
George Ezra
Barcelona (Calper Remix)
Men I Trust
Break For Lovers Ft. Helena
Golden Vessel
Borrowed Time (ft. Tiana Khasi)
Da P dabeatx
First To Know (feat. River Tiber)
Related items:

[Chill] Cosmic Quest – Synchronicity ft. Lolaby

Cosmic Quest
Synchronicity ft. Lolaby

The music game is a crazy business that connects people in many different ways, but there’s something inherently special about songs that are created from something as simple as friends hanging out. ‘Synchronicity’ is a collaboration that encompasses a pure love for music and channels that into waves of complex wonder. Where Cosmic Quest paints a canvas of color with his galactic ambience and orchestral vibes, the silky vocals of Lolaby guide us through this astral journey, drawing us deeper and deeper into the dream-like atmosphere. There’s a sweetness to it all that could only come from two artists whose thoughts and creativity are on the same wavelength, and it’s this synchronization that leaves us fairly confident this won’t be the last we hear from this pair of cosmic cats.

Related items:

[Future] The Chainsmokers – Roses Feat. ROZES

Roses email
The Chainsmokers
Roses ft. Rozes (Original Mix)

The first thing we do when we wake up in the morning, at least most of us, is look out our windows to see what the weather is like. Usually just this simple act can set our mood for the rest of the day. Whether good things or bad things come your way within those next 24 hours, the way you perceive everything is predetermined by that one glance. But this is when music becomes the hero. Just one push of the play button and a single song can completely change our attitude for the remainder of the day.

So what’s a perfect example of one of these powerfully effective songs? How about The Chainsmokers’ newly released original, “Roses,” featuring Philly vocalist, ROZES? From start to end, the signature uplifting and melodically rich production of the charismatic duo fills your ears with sweetness and your mind with visions of cloudless skies and sunshine. Surfacing this is the soft, yet resonating voice of ROZES, who sings of the notion of a beautiful romance. Her voice harmonizes with a not-so-familiar voice during the buildup, that of The Chainsmokers’ very own, Drew, consequently adding a sense of depth to the track.

So go ahead and click that play button, because the next time you wake up, you will be smelling nothing but “Roses.”

Related items:

[House] Bordertown – All This Before (Endor Remix)

All This Before (Endor Remix)

Back in May, we had a chance to feature the complete Part 1 EP  for U.K. House duo Bordertown’s “All This Before”; and it was no secret that the Whitney Houston sampled tune earned quite the coveted spot amongst our dance aficionados here at TMN. On the heels of the first round of remixes from Jack Ritchie and Volac, the tastemaking House-heads at U.K. imprint Love & Other have tapped another group of excellent producers to lend their remix duties to to the malleable club romper and we’ve landed our first taste through London floor-mover Endor. Endor leaves the original’s essence throughout his revision, pacing with some Chicago approved grand piano stabs and pitched vocal licks, but shifts gears, opting to pull “All This Before” further away from the more vintage House feel and into more contemporary club frequencies behind rumbling sub bass and apex reaching topline synths. It’s Friday Ninjas, follow our lead and take your listening to the dance hall. Stream Endor’s “All This Before” Remix above.

Related items:

[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 6/18 – 6/20


Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)
– Secret Ninja Pass is valid for ONLY Friday and Saturday shows

A-Trak - 6/18
Let You Go ft. Great Good Fine Ok (A
Trak Remix)
ETC! ETC! / NGHTMRE - 6/19
ETC!ETC! x Tha Trickaz
Supa Hot Fire (OUT NOW!)
The Prodigy
Rhythm Bomb feat. Flux Pavilion (NGHTMRE Remix)
Shiba San - 6/20
Destructo feat Problem
Dare You 2 Move (Shiba San Remix)
Related items:

[Indie/Funk-Pop] Favored Nations – Always

Favored Nations

If you haven’t yet come into contact with globe-spanning electronic supergroup Favored Nations then a) You probably never beat Grand Theft Auto V’s complete story mode to be blessed with the single best closing song to a video game in “The Setup” and b) We wholeheartedly forgive you. The trio, comprised of indie-dance and house producer James Curd, Empires of the Sun guitarist Surahn Sidhu, and former Diamond Nights lead vocalist Morgan Phalen, are back with the announcement of a pending full LP release titled The Great Unknown through fledgling L.A. label Antler Records on September 18th, and brand new single “Always”. “Always” follows the forward thinking synth based framework laid down by Favored Nations’ past material, but flirts more tenderly with numerous funk-inspired sonic elements including a bit of Nile Rodgers tipping guitar licks and padded disco strings to unveil yet another, more mature corner of their songwriting abilities. We’ve been waiting patiently for new material from Favored Nations’ holy triumvirate for just under two years now, and we’ll happily consume “Always” ad nauseum until more trickles out of their camp. Until then, stream “Always” above.

Related items:

Introducing our Resident Artist for June: Little People

little people
Start Shootin'

It’s safe to say that we’re full-on Little People fanboys and girls over here at TMN. Our first listen through Mickey Mouse Operation all those years ago lead us down a path filled with glee-filled, full-album sessions, stopping only when someone painfully interrupted that start-to-finish experience.

If you’re not familiar with this inventive artist, we’re going to do our damnedest to try and get you acquainted over the next month, starting with today.

People are often surprised when they find out Laurent Clerc, aka Little People, grew up in the Swiss Alps. With a style stemming from an early adoration of hip hop, it’s not easy to fathom a vast selection being available in that part of the world. No matter how it happened though, it did, and it laid the foundation for the glorious instrumental electronic music we’ve come to know and love from him.

Now focused on organic instrumentation, Clerc’s music has come to be an ingenious combination of warm synths, intricate melodies, string arrangements, and well-articulated samples.

We don’t want to lead you too far in today though. We’re planning on saving some of our insight for our upcoming interview with him. Until then, start by watching one of our favorite videos of all time, followed by a deep dive into his SoundCloud.

Little People – Aldgate Patterns (official video) from littlepeoplemusic on Vimeo.

Related items: