The Chill Dojo #138

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‘Fantasy’ was one of the standout chill tunes of 2014, and just a month after the release of the long-awaited Urban Flora EP, another batch of stellar remixes are set to reinvigorate the passion for the original masterpiece from Alina Baraz and Galimatias. Doing the honors in kicking off Dojo #138 with the first featured remix is a familiar name from Moving Castle in Vices. Representing the innovative brand of future sounds this collective champions, their interpretation is as glorious as you’ve come to expect. In a clever use of space and variation, the imaginative pair combine all the beautiful ambient elements of the original with their signature melodic progression and colorful bursts of delightful bass. For an entirely different spin on the track, TEEMID brings the deep house heat he knows all too well. While energetic dance floor vibes are undoubtedly the intention here, the whimsical sensations of the original are certainly not forgone, resulting in a sultry feel well suited to the later hours of the evening.

Another highlight of last year was Flight Facilities’ massive release ‘Heart Attack’, and to hear a remix from the legendary Snakehips this week could be nothing less than front page news. In perfect sync with the deep emotion in Owl Eyes’ vocals, our beloved UK duo craft impeccably smooth waves of silky groove in ways that only they know how. Adding to the list of stunning vocal treatment for this edition is Chet Porter and his magical rendition of Ember Island’s iconic cover. This is musical wonderment in all its beauty, with percussive builds straying from the path of the generic, and instead leading to soundscapes of hidden forest clearings that cast such vivid scenes in the listener’s mind.

Just one of many surprises you might find as you make your way down this week’s playlist. Peace out.

Alina Baraz & Galimatias
Fantasy (Vices Remix)
Alina Baraz & Galimatias
Fantasy (TEEMID Remix)
Flight Facilities
Heart Attack feat. Owl Eyes (Snakehips Remix)
Jack Ü/Ember Island
Where Are Ü Now (Chet Porter Remix)
Tove Lo
Talking Body (SYRE Remix)
Back To Life feat. Roman Kouder (LBCK Remix)
Things Gonna Be Okay
Mr. Carmack
time travel (carmack remix)
I WILL Ft. Jay Prince
Dance On Me (PYRMDPLAZA Remix)
French Kiwi Juice
Instant Need (Turbo Suit Remix)
Bubonic Tonic (Turbo Suit Remix)
Point Point
You Will Never Know
Hex Cougar
Sweet Dreams
Snoop Dogg
Sensual Seduction (Autolaser & PLS&TY Remix)
Young Brother
Kamikaze (Kill Them With Colour Remix)
Two Can
Pressing On Ft. Erin Marshall
call me
One Last Night (SMLE Remix)
Vibe Machine
Fossa Beats
U Know
So Far Away ft. Wonder (Original Mix)
Shrike (Niko The Kid VIP Edit)
Shaded In ft. Jordan Léser
kan g
The Internet
The Internet
Special Affair (E.DOZA Remix)
Wating For You ft. Jahkoy
Take A Chance (Satin Jackets Remix)
Pat Va Dyke
Talk To Em (Moods Remix feat Efe)
Annikas Theme
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[Electronic/Ambient] I’lls – Keep

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As we wind down our Friday afternoon, slowly scanning through our inbox, with drink in hand, we’re happily coming across tracks we missed earlier this week. Let’s be honest here, if we don’t catch them today, they’ll surely be buried by hundreds more come Monday morning.

Released earlier this week, I’lls’ “Keep” is a luscious, ambient, and emotive song from this inventive trio. It leaves an everlasting remembrance of acts like Burial and Aphex Twin, yet stands tall on its own. Listeners can expect a well-crated, thoughtful, and enveloping soundscape which is coupled with gorgeous,  subdued lead vocals, and haunting monastery-esque backup vocals, all of which provide a wonderfully inescapable retreat.

This is the second track released off of Can I Go With You To Go Back To my Country. We highly recommend grabbing it by clicking here.

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[Electronic] Panda Bear – Crosswords (Pete Rock Remix)

Panda Bear
Crosswords (Pete Rock Remix)

As we are now over halfway through the year, some of us music writers already start formulating our albums of the year list. Yes I know, it’s a bit early to be thinking about year end lists already, but such is the game inside the online publication world. One such album which is guaranteed to crop up near the top of countless such lists is Animal Collective founding member and acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear‘s excellent catalog addition, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. The LP takes on countless sonic mediums, never quite resting its laurels on any one sound; simultaneously functioning as a composition ripe for the remix picking. Needless to say, when we were tipped to a new remix EP, PBVSGR Remixes, to accompany the solid release, our pavlovian response manifested itself in the form of salivation. The third remix single to be released from the package after Andy Stott warped “Boys Latin” and Danny L. Harle took on “Come to Your Senses”, comes from Grammy Award winning Hip-Hop production legend Pete Rock, and it’s checked every box on our remix judgement-meter. An alternate but tasteful play on the original? Check. Gleaming production? Check. Keeping intact the original’s essence? Check.  Pete Rock’s nailed his revision, and we couldn’t wait to share it.

It’s Friday Ninjas, let’s start to get into that weekend spirit with Pete Rock’s “Crosswords” remix above. Check out the complete track listing for Panda Bear’s PBVSGR Remixes EP below.

1. Crosswords (Pete Rock remix)
2. Come To Your Senses (Danny L Harle remix)
3. Come To Your Senses (DJ Marfox remix)
4. Boys Latin (Andy Stott remix)
5. Mr. Noah (Container remix)

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[Electronic] Wild & Free – Tropique (Falqo Remix)

Wild & Free
Low Pressure (Falqo Remix)

Last month, we came across an excellent EP, Low Pressure, from L.A. based duo Wild & Free through Rock It Science Labs, and were immediately struck by their single “Tropique”. While we didn’t have a chance to feature the original, (as much as it pains this writer to reveal) we were blessed with underground dynamo Falqo‘s remix, and were even more entranced with “Tropique” than before. The Australian electronic savante pulls Wild & Free’s original towards a slightly more ambient sea of disco leaning modulation, landing somewhere between dance and chill. Which is exactly where we want to be this Thursday. Falqo’s slick implementation of the original stems flirts with a number of aural toys, from laidback chill-step to clubby house, but most importantly, it flirts heaviest with our ear drums.

Stream Falqo’s remix above, grab a free download here, slip into something comfortable, grab your favorite adult beverage (or not if you’re illegal) and unwind your Thursday.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta – 6/25-27


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

Paul Oakenfold - 6/25
Hibernate feat Victoria Gydov
Lux Tua (Paul Oakenfold Remix)
Skism / Must Die! - 6/26
SKisM X Habstrakt X Megalodon
Ectoplasm ft. MUST DIE!
Basement Jaxx - 6/27
Never Say Never feat. ETML
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[House] Digital Farm Animals – Didn’t Know ft. Yasmin (DFA Club Mix)

Digital Farm Animals
Didn't Know. Feat Yasmin (DFA Club Mix)

We’ve had our ears perked towards London based genre-skirting producer Digital Farm Animals for years now, and his latest evolution has only fanned the flames to our fire. Back in February we featured “Didn’t Know”, a sensual, electronic R&B burner from the Brit that had us all feeling some type of way. Today however, DFA’s taken the Yasmin featuring single straight to the floor with his own Club Mix on the tune, and quite honestly we can’t decide which we like better. While the original floats on top of the type of two-step melody and lush vocal work from which many of us were conceived, the club mix stokes Yasmin’s refrain with a perfect amount of reverb before delving into a huge, jackin’ synth sample and pointed cymbal shuffles to remind us all that we were listening to Digital Farm Animals’ housey side. And that reminder is always a welcome one. We won’t get too deep into our blurb however, and are opting to let Digital Farm Animals’ solid production do the talking instead; check out the DFA Club Mix for “Didn’t Know” above.

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[Electro] Zedd Feat. Jon Bellion – Beautiful Now (Far Out Remix)

Zedd Feat. Jon Bellion
Beautiful Now (Far Out Remix)

It’s Thursday, and you know what that means – we’re almost at another weekend of fun and relaxation! Since we know the next 24 hours looks like a never-ending hallway, we’re tossing you guys a little pick-me-up track for some much-needed motivation.

Ninjas, meet Canadian electro house duo Far Out. Only earlier today, they debuted their musical aptitude through a remix of Zedd’s “Beautiful Now,” which features the sublime vocals of Jon Bellion. The remix is nothing short of exhilarating, comprising crisp synth work that fills you with surging energy. So, go ahead and charge yourselves up with this free download!

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