Portland’s Jason Burns has been creating quite the ripple effect with his music as of late. The adept dance producer always carries with him a gracefully emotive touch to a unique blend of club and house music, and luckily for us to start our week, we’ve got his latest single before anyone else: “Everything” featuring the honeyed vocals of London based singer/songwriter Cybil. “Everything” is a smooth and suffuse blend of the UK club sound etched with little pieces of jackin’ garage, soulful deep corners, late 80’s house soul and even a smidgen of classic dubstep wobble on its rolling hook that quite simply has us begging for more. Needless to say, we’re quite consumed with Jason Burns more club-directed side.
With past releases already on sought after institutions like Nurvous, Anabatic and RAM; Burns has onceagain teamed up with one of our absolute favorite dance-only imprints: tastemaking cult U.K. label Love & Other Records to drop his latest tune on us, which has only supplemented our collective excitement. Already with past support from the likes of Hannah Wants, Skream & Subsoul “Everything” looks to continue on Burns’ viral trajectory and will see official release on September 25th through Traxsource and all other retailers on October 9th. Until then though, TMN is the place to be for Jason Burns & Cybil’s collaboration “Everything”. Stream above.
As we glance back on the greatness that was the weekend, it’s important to have an ample amount of laid back tunes to ease us into the start of the work week. Thankfully, for us, Antwerp-based Babel has his signature “hangover chill” persona all over this brand new remix.
After a few stellar remixes, and an impressive original, this up-and-coming producer has his sight set on a deliciously lush remix of the widely popular “Tennessee.” Taking well-crafted samples of kiiara’s glowing vocals, and key elements from Felix Snow’s original production, Babel has crafted something that pays an artful homage to the original, yet carries through his own distinctive style.
Driven by a gorgeous piano melody, and light, airy percussion, this re-imagination will surely kick your week off properly, as well as find a way into your regular “Chill Out” playlist.
The Chill Dojo reaches another milestone this week clocking over episode #150. While there won’t be any fanfare in our delivery, there’s no shortage of creative flair on display once again. We’ve seen a lot of talent emerge over the journey, so it’s only fitting that the honors of kicking off this special edition goes to a blissful remix from rising youngster Kidswaste. He’s featured in a number of recent playlists, but his delicate work on Kultur’s ‘Take it Slow’ is more than deserving of first mention here. Soaking in vibes and lush soundscapes, the serene melody emits that magical floating feeling that embodies the very reason we dedicate our time to this playlist every week. As far as our other passions go, we’re all about smooth synths and silky vocals, and that’s exactly what Sydney-based producer Oshan delivers in his latest original ‘Dafty’. The slick beat laid down is on point from the get go, working in perfect harmony with the lyrical flow of Krue to create a tune that just beckons you to sing along.
On that note, this next one from Gnash is a straight up anthem, combining with the masterful production of AObeats for one hell of an addictive track. That hook was just made to be belted out in unison with a festival crowd, with the chill beat doing the rest of the work in getting everybody moving as one. There’s no doubt that ‘Weight In Gold’ has that same powerful quality in spades, and while we’ve featured more than our fair share of remixes so far, every new week never fails to deliver another interpretations that just needs to be shared. One listen to this future-filled effort from Ekali and we’re sure you’ll agree. We started the write-up with a recent name in the Dojo, but we had to end it with a group that’s been around well before our first edition. Miami Horror have been smashing out hits for years, but this week they showed they’re just as good taking on the big songs from other artists as well. This cover of ‘Sober’ is even better than we could have imagined, casting a wave of glorious summer feelings over a track that needed no help in getting hearts racing.
150 down but there’s no end in sight as far as the quality of music goes. We hope you continue to enjoy this week after week. Peace out.
Kultur Take It Slow (ft. Blest Jones) (Kidswaste Remix)
You ever listen to a song and instantly go “woah this is amazing”? For us, this is one of those tracks. London-based producer Chris Loco has teamed up with singer/songwriter Raye for this epic track titled “Ego”, and it’s jaw-droppingly beautiful.
The slow and suspenseful trap beat is paired with Raye’s powerful vocals, which echoes throughout the whole song to create an ominous yet dramatic effect. A series of horn stabs and eerie distorted synths are used to further bring out the story behind the cinematic approach of the track. It’s almost like watching a movie that’s so good you feel like you’re living it.
The good news is that the official music video is coming out sooner than you think (shhh), and “Ego” is going to be one of four tracks under Loco’s upcoming See No Evil EP, set to be released this fall. We can’t wait for more dope songs/teasers to come from the mysterious producer.
“Mesmerised” is the latest John Hughes-era tipping single, from Sydney producer Jordan F, featuring the gorgeous voice of Canadian singer/songwriter Dana Jean Phoenix and it’s washed over us quite wonderfully on this warm Friday afternoon. The first taste of Jordan F’s impending sophomore LP, Timelines, “Mesmerised” keeps the Australian artist’s evocative synth sounds and infectious retro-meldies fully intact. A pulsating retro-wave beat drives “Mesmerised” while Dana Jean Phoenix’s delicate refrain has us drawing up comparison’s to College & Desire, while appreciating the full scope of Jordan F’s rangey production. Together, the pair have created a warm, atmospheric slice of synth-pop that is beyond easy to be swept up in and a perfect song to prime us for what will most likely be a rambunctious weekend. Stream “Mesmerised” above.
With TomorrowWorld slowly creeping up on the collective dance community, we reached out to a few of our favorite performing artists to commission a playlist for our listeners, their fans, and all of the festival attendees who are counting down the days till September 25th.
To kick this series off, we roped in Bixel Boys to pull together a selection of tasty tunes. Everyone dance fan out there should have this LA-based DJ/Producer/fashion duo on their radar at this point. With a slew of top notch remixes, impressive originals, and the seemingly everywhere #FREELIFE brand, it’s hard to go more than a week without being reminded of this multi-faceted, extremely talented duo.
Before you press play on this artfully crafted “classics and throwbacks” playlist from the Bixel Boys, please do these two things:
1. Put their set time in your lineup schedule (Mythical Frames stage on Saturday, September 26th from 7:15PM-8:45PM).
2. Pick up tickets for the Gathering, which is a Thursday night party for those camping at TomorrowWorld. While it doesn’t feature the Bixel Boys, we’re pretty damn sure you’ll want to pre-game here before the full festival gets kicked into gear.
Last month, Arthur Ashin, the New York avant-pop, -R&B and -soul experimentalist who records as Autre Ne Veut, announced the follow up to his excellent 2013 opus, Anxiety, with Age of Transparency (pre-order digitally here and on vinyl here). So far we’ve had the chance to hear “World War Pt. 2″ and watch its soul creeping video counterpart; and today we’ve been given the second dose from the forthcoming LP in the form of “Panic Room”. Autre Ne Veut’s latest tune remains within his genre-skirting, experimentalist niche, but may also be Ashin’s most sonically textured endeavor yet. Dizzying synth lines spark back and forth over a two-step drum pattern, a flitting flute sample and scuzzy electronic percussion which all coalesce like a dream to bring Ashin’s unique, soaring vocals to the forefront; especially on its layered and harmonized chorus.
We’ve taken it a step further and also included the brand, beautiful new video for the acapella version of “Panic Room” directed by Allie Avital, which features Ashin singing in front of a panel of judges (his manager, sister, and Pitchfork writer Ian Cohen); “reflecting the anxieties (we can all relate to) of being an artist in the public sphere”. We’re perked up and ready to catch Autre Ne Veut on his latest U.S. tour in October, and in the throws of our fandom urge our readers to be on the lookout for our special interview with Ashin in the next few weeks. Until then, enjoy “Panic Room” above, watch the music video and check out the complete U.S. tour dates for ANV below.
U.S. Tour Dates:
Thu Oct 01 – NYC, NY – Rough Trade Fri Oct 09 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour Sat Oct 10 – San Francisco, CA – Social Hall SF Mon Oct 12 – Portland, OR – Star Theater Tue Oct 13 – Seattle, WA – Barboza Fri Oct 16 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Sun Oct 18 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Tue – Oct 20 – Toronto, ON – The Hoxton Wed Oct 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle Thu Oct 22 – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs Fri Oct 23 – Washington, CD – U Street Music Hall Mon Oct 26 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom