[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #97

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There’s been a lot of attention on the tropical house genre of late, and certainly a dramatic increase in the amount of producers looking to prove their worth with this style in 2014. Whether you could argue it’s a case of inspiration, pursuit of fame, or maybe just down to the season, we’re just happy to have heaps of quality chill material to feature each week.

But no matter the amount of artists that try their hand at the genre, Goldroom will forever be a name associated with championing the chill disco style, and nothing reinforces that better than his latest release in ‘Till Sunrise’. Luscious synths and floating pads embody the essence of what makes the artist the perfect accompaniment to warm climates and beach surroundings, and the dreamy vocals of Mammals act as the umbrella to this glorious summer cocktail. As we mentioned in the write-up from last week, these stems were actually made available weeks before the song’s release, providing ample opportunity for the inevitable flood of remixes to be put into motion well ahead of time. One of the best we’ve heard so far comes courtesy of disco diehard Justin Faust, who crafts a seriously sexy melody to complement this sun-drenched tune. In a similar fashion, Oliver Nelson and Skogsrå have elevated the latest single from Tobtok to new heights with their amazing edit. There’s a special kind of joy when you read about friends bringing their own elements to each other’s work, and the combined effort of all parties involved here has brought a very big smile to this ninja’s face.

When it comes to the tropical fever which has been rising this year, Norway has indeed been the epicenter of this craze, and Matoma has quickly become a favorite who proudly flies the flag for this style. His latest effort wraps his feel-good vibes around the solid vocal work of Marlon Roudette for another quality addition to his ever-growing arsenal of mellow magic. Oslo has plenty more talent to give though, and Jerry Folk is staking his claim for recognition with a laid-back funky rendition of ‘Wait’ off the recent Lemaitre Singularity EP. The young producer has struck the perfect groove with this lovely little jam, and shown plenty of promise for future success. One man who certainly deserves that kind of praise is dojo favorite Glastrophobie, who provides yet another beautiful interpretation of an indie original. Only this time his stunning piano composition is capped off with the sweet sounds of sax, which is a sure-fire way to get the thumbs up from us. Finally, we couldn’t end proceedings without a shout out to the latest remix from Samuel. His latest piece of summer-ready music takes on the soulful stylings of a Brandy classic, demonstrating a versatility that we’ll continue to encourage from him with each new release.

There’s no shortage of serene sounds in this week’s edition, so immerse yourself in the calm waters of number 97. Peace out.

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Goldroom
Till Sunrise
Goldroom
Till Sunrise (Justin Faust Premix)
Tobtok ft. Emil Heró
Higher (Oliver Nelson & Skogsrå Remix)
Marlon Roudette
When The Beat Drops Out (Matoma Tropical Remix)
Lemaitre
Wait (Jerry Folk Remix)
Hafdis Huld
Lucky (Glastrophobie Remix)
Brandy
Right Here (Samuel Remix)
Basic Tape
Sunny Spell
Jennifer Lopez Ft Ja Rule
Im Real (Basic Tape Remix)
Galimatias
Ocean Floor Kisses
Kilter
When You Walked In
Route 94
My Love (Prince Fox Remix)
Kendrick Lamar vs Tycho
Vibe Walk (Break Science Remix)
ABSRDST
Rare Ware
MaHi
Coast To Coast (Original Mix)
Bear Hands
Giants (Adrian Lux Remix)
DJ Cassidy
Make The World Go Round ft R Kelly (Gigamesh Remix)
The Kooks
Forgive & Forget (Oliver Nelson Remix)
Mystery Skulls
Paralyzed (Aeroplane Remix)
Bag Raiders
Nairobi (Drop Out Orchestra Barely Legal Remix)
Nico & Vinz
Am I Wrong (Gryffin Remix)
Phantogram
Fall In Love (NEUS Remix)
Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont
Feel Of Love (JackLNDN Remix)
Kastle Ft. Lotti
Anythings Possible
Cee Roo
Im So Happy
Zhu
Faded (BNJMN Rework)
Lucas
Keep U Warm
Sage The Gemini ft IamSu!
Gas Pedal (PHNM 5am Remix)
Raury
Cigarette Song (Snakehips Remix)
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Aura
Mario
Let Me Love You (Tío Remix)
GOLDIELOCKS
MOONBEAM
Bubbly Bulbasaur X DIVERSA
Lost (SH?M Edit)
Telepopmusik
Breathe (Myles.William X Grand&Warren Remix)
Astronauts
Skydive (Broke For Free Remix)
Hounded
Say My Name Feat. Beau Young Prince
FloFilz
Vigal
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[NEW] Caribou – Our Love

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Caribou.
Our Love

After an extended hiatus, Dan Snaith, aka Cariboumade a splash a couple months back with the announcement of an upcoming album and subsequent release of the first single, “Can’t Do Without You,” a euphoric, building dance masterpiece that immediately took the blogosphere by storm. The talented producer returns this morning with the title track from the project and it is absolutely stunning. On “Our Love” Caribou draws the listener in with a smooth electronic groove but, rather than keep it low-key, at about 3 minutes he switches the beat up with an addicting bass-line that dares you not to dance.

In many ways, Caribou has chosen the perfect time for his return falling in place with the incredible direction that producers like Jamie xx, Four Tet, Mr. Carmack, and oft-collaborator Burial are taking with their respective, distinct brands of experimental bass music. Kick your week off with some bounce above. Starting tomorrow, August 19th, this one will come as an instant download with pre-order of Our Love, which drops on October 7th via Merge Records

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[Trippy] aywy. – Murder

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Murder

We decided to turn down for relaxation last night because sometimes we like to sit at home by ourselves on a Saturday night with nothing but a glass of wine, a laptop, and music to vibe out to. We all know what happens when you open up a fresh SoundCloud tab and start going through your feed – scroll, scroll, OH OK THIS IS NICE, scroll, scroll, etc. When you follow people who just repost everything that sounds way too neat (guilty), you begin to wonder where the secret stash is hidden. Well ninjas, after hours upon hours of getting lost in an inception of beats, we found something that truly resonated well with us thanks to beat master, aywy. (short for Abstract Youth).

The Sydney producer (and Co-Founder of Flow-Fi) gives us an entirely new reason to fall more in love with the Aussies than we already are. Last night (or this morning their time), the beat doctor pumped some life into our lackluster feed with his latest 2 minute and 32 second banger, “Murder”. With its killer drum patterns, a bloody beat progression, and a haunting sub, “Murder” makes you feel as if you are literally about to be sent to your demise via sound frequencies. Prepare for some anxiety with this one because shit is about to get real.

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[Get Hyphy] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 117)

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What’s happenin’ ninjas? We’ve reached the end of the week and we know you’ve been biting at the bit for more free anthems to get the party goin’. So we’re going to keep things short and give you 4 and a half Buzz Feed reasons why you should listen to this weeks FPP:

1. It’s Friday.

2. It’s Friday.

3. It’s Friday.

4. It’s Friday.

1/2: Free music is the best music.

GET YO FREAK ON NINJAS.

Until next week. get hyphy, #danceirresponsibly, and shake what yo mama gave you.

DAN FARBER
KISS THE SKY
Dirt Monkey & Nathaniel Knows
Set It Off ft. Blackfeet
Jay Z
Tom Ford (PatrickReza and Kname Remix)
All The Time / Threat (Koyote Edit) LAXX, Tove Lo Flip, Keys N Krates
KR!P KILLV
White
Elliphant feat. Skrillex
Only Getting Younger (NGHTMRE X Imanos Remix)
R3hab & VINAI
How We Party (KROOKS Festival Trap Remix)
How We Party (Dotcoms WTF Trap Remix)
SCNDL
The Munsta (Jauz Remix)
RiFF RaFF
Tip Toe Wing In My Jawwdinz(TrapZillas Remix)
Snavs & Fabian Mazur
Ill (Original Mix)
Mercer & Autoerotique
Murda Dem (Luminox Rework)
Calvin Harris
Summer (JSTJR Bootleg)
Duck Sauce
NRG (Stanton Warriors Re
Jessie J Ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
Bang Bang (Bassel Remix)
Yellow Claw & Mightyfools
Lick Dat (Cesqeaux Remix)
GAWTBASS
Puzzles
Aero Chord
Warfare
Go Stupid!
DJ BL3ND, Ido B & Zooki
Blasterjaxx
Gravity (Dekku Trap Edit)
Joe Budden
Pump It Up (Kastra Remix)
Jason Derulo & Snoop Dogg
Wiggle (TWRK Remix) (Official)
TI Feat Iggy Azalea
No Mediocre (Hipshaker & Ken Roll Remix)
Sandro Sofa (Cobra Effect Biteleg)
Mugsy!
Simple
NoxiK
Romance
Trip Pony
Daze ft. Jaykin (Slumberjack Remix)
Mark Morrison
Return Of The Mack (SNBRN Remix)
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[TMN Resident Artist Interview] Le Castle Vania on Atlanta, his label, and the possibility of wearing a cape on stage

On a sunny afternoon last week we got to sit down with our resident artist Le Castle Vania and talk to him about all things music and much more.

TMN: First off, Dylan, thank you so much for being our Resident Artist this month!

LCV: Thank you guys for having me.

TMN: Now let’s rewind to the beginning, I’m talking about before there was even a Le Castle to be heard of, back to when you were just a little guy. Did you come from a household where music was present? Were you involved in any musical activities such as piano lessons or being in a choir when you were young?

LCV: No, I actually didn’t really start getting involved in music until I was about 16. Really there were no musicians in my house, I mean we enjoyed music but I just kind of started liking music more and more and tinkering with it when I was 16. The first instrument I got was drums, so played those for a while but then started messing with electronic music and started messing with midi-gear before I had a computer. Over time, learning to DJ, I enjoyed electronic music more and more, and experimenting with how to create it that is how I grew into my music. It was all very natural and self-taught, years of doing it and meeting other people and trading production secrets with one another, that’s really where it all comes from. Surrounding yourself with talented people and learning from one another.

TMN: I think a lot of kids really grasp the idea of music and liking bands when they reach middle school and high school, can you remember who you were listening to back then and why you liked those particular people and/or groups?

LCV: Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails, it was an interesting time to because that is when bands who were big at that time were starting to experiment with electronic elements. Like Smashing Pumpkins had that one whole album where they used drum machines. I was also into stuff like the Prodigy and The Crystal Method. Electronic music was pretty new in the United States, everyone called it ‘techno’ (laughs). Any way I became interested and inspired by the freshness of those sounds.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 8/14 – 8/16

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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)

That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

Bad Boy Bill - Aug 14
Bad Boy Bill
Can You Feel It (Remix)

Genetix + Coffi - August 15
Genetix ft. Padman
Aristocracy

Behrouz - August 16
Carl Kennedy & Tommy Trash
Blackwater (Behrouz Ibiza White Ireland Mix)
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[Ticket Giveaway] Little Daylight, Young Rising Sons, Motion Trap – Larimer Lounge 8/15

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It’s that time again. We have a couple of hot little tickets in our ninja glove covered hands, and we really need to hook one of our lucky fans up. This time around, we’re offering up two tickets to what is shaping up to be one hell of a show at Larimer Lounge. Opening up will be local Denver outfit Motion Trap, who are an instrumental electronic act. Playing the middle will be one of our new favorites, Young Rising Sons, who will provide catchy indie rock anthems left and right. If you haven’t checked them out yet, it won’t be long before you’re not only familiar, but also unaware as to how you know every lyric to their songs.

Closing out the night is Little Daylight, who are coming in all the way from Brooklyn NY. This trio (Nikki Taylor, Matt Lewkowicz, Eric Zeiler) have seen tremendous success in the blogosphere with choice remixes of artists like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and The Neighbourhood, and also have garnered a significant following through their infectious synth-driven pop originals.

Winner will be contacted by email tomorrow, Friday (8/15) at 10:00AM Mountain Time. PLEASE CHECK YO EMAIL, PEOPLE. This is the only way we can get a hold of you. If the winner does not reply by 11:00AM, we’ll go onto the next person.


UPDATE: Contest is closed. A winner has been notified via email


There are a few rules, of course:
- You must be 18 or over to enter.
- You are responsible for transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the door.
- You must sing “I’m a Little Teapot” in a Ron Burgandy-esque voice while waiting in line.
- We were kidding on that last one. However, if you do accomplish that, you will forever live in TMN contest infamy.



Good luck, ninjas!

Motion Trap
Styrofoam
Young Rising Sons
High
Little Daylight
My Life
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