[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #77

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Every so often a truly unique sound surfaces on the web, and the power of originality alone can create a sensation that simply needs to be shared. There’s not much out there about the mysterious moniker Point Point, but what we can tell you is that ‘Life in Grey’ is unlike anything you’ve heard before. It’s hard to describe just how good the level of production is on this one, but it certainly stamped itself as the track of the week in an instant. Porter Robinson made similar waves with ‘Sea of Voices’, which shook the need for any bass with the use of sheer musical emotion instead. Of course in this era a remix is never far away, but thankfully there are plenty out there which respect the beauty of the original, and maintain a serene atmosphere just perfect for the Chill Dojo. Spaveech and RAC are our top choices for sure, so check them below if you crave music that makes you feel. On the flipside, we have plenty of love for mellow edits of the big hits as well, and Rossi Sure’s fresh take on ‘Take Me Home’ will make you forgive the amount of times you’ve heard the radio bleed the track dry. Forget about heavy drops, the bright melodic hook is the perfect new direction to take this Cash Cash banger. Sydney’s Hayden James is no stranger to innovation either, and this week’s trick is a glorious combination of Rufus and some renowned Australian future sound. This song is pure feels, and the vocals will let you know that many times over. That’s certainly triggered a desire for more sultry beats, and luckily Royal’s refix of ‘Crave You’ is just what the doctor ordered. You’re sure to have heard the iconic lyrics countless times in past, but the young beatmaker amplifies the vibes to maximum for a tune just saturated in good feelings.  Kygo’s exceptional edit of ‘Cut Your Teeth’ would have left plenty of listeners content to call game over for any other producers attempting a remix. It’s a good thing that brothers Hippie Sabotage didn’t share the same attitude, because otherwise we would never get to experience the tingling sensation from their gorgeous downtempo rendition. You’ll also notice new stuff from names like Koan Sound and Skrillex, who continue to amaze with the versatility of the sounds they are capable of. We’ve preached this many times before, but never box an artist into one style or genre, because you’ll never expect when they might show up here.

It’s been a week stacked in awesome discoveries, so there will be plenty here to amaze you. Peace out.

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Point Point
Life In Grey
Porter Robinson
Sea Of Voices (SPAVEECH REMIX)
Porter Robinson
Sea Of Voices (RAC Mix)
Cash Cash Ft Rexha
Take Me Home (Rossi Sure Remix)
Rufus
Sundream (Hayden James Remix)
Flight Facilities
Crave You (Royal Refix)
Kyla La Grange
Cut Your Teeth (Hippie Sabotage Remix)
Koan Sound
Lost In Thought
Skrillex
Fire Away.mp3
3LAU, Paris & Simo feat. Bright Lights
Escape (Skrux Remix)
Skrux
Escapade (Original Mix)
Armando Junior & Dekkon
Everyday People
Mighty Oaks
Just One Day (The Jury RMX)
Angus and Julia Stone
And The Boys (Glastrophobie Remix)
James Vincent McMorrow
We Dont Eat (Glastrophobie Remix)
Glen Check
Ive Got This Feeling (Kartell Remix)
Rattraps
Smitten (Paces Remix)
Kraak & Smaak
How We Gonna Stop The Time (Monitor 66 Remix)
Fabich & Ferdinand Weber
Joy
Toyboy & Robin
Beneath The Cold (Ft. FEMME)
Mar
Man X Woman (Linier Edit)
Mar
Man X Woman (Syv Remix)
esta
Carousel.
Obeson
Hazy (Feat. Abigail Press)
GrooveU & Dr.Benz
Afterglow (Original Mix)
Banks
Waiting Game (Loston Rework)
Vindata
All I Really Need (Regulators Remix)
Thriftworks
lest you be judged
Atu
Close (Zuper Edit)
Solboi & Yeek
Kimono Virgin
SevnthWonder
Missing U
Juan Cristobal
Under The Sheets (SevnthWonder Remix)
Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland
Dilemma (Dave Luxe Mustard Fix)
SchoolBoy Q ft Kendrick Lamar
Collard Greens (Jeftuz Remix)
SYZ
Sunlick
Earthquake Island
Naked Water (Go Yama Remix)
BeAle
Souvenir.
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[Deep House] Fabich & Ferdinand Weber – Joy

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Fabich & Ferdinand Weber
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The combined efforts of German duo Fabich & Ferdinand Weber have already produced some amazing things in the early part of 2014, and they’re stamping their claim on the rest of the year by taking this partnership to the next level. We all know a relationship isn’t sealed until it’s Facebook official, and their latest release comes with the news of a brand new page combining this exciting artist package into one. It’s a joyous occasion for sure, and they’re celebrating this union by sharing this happiness in the form of another solid deep house original. It’s the uplifting experience we’ve quickly grown fond of from this talented pair, with a bright rhythmic groove that makes this as perfect for dancefloors as it is just flowing from your headphones in a solitary chill session. Look for this one to get a good rinse in sets across the upcoming summer season, and make sure you’re keeping up with all the latest from these two names that will only get bigger this year.

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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist (Vol 96)

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Ninjas! Happy hour is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to gear up with some fresh new tunes. As usual, we’ve put together a collection of tasty free downloads that will keep the party going all weekend long.

What are you waiting for? Press play and crack open a cold one. It’s Friday.

#danceirresponsibly

Getting There
TLC vs. Haim
Falling Scrubs (Carlos Serrano Mix)
Aint No Rest For The Wicked (Bass Physics Remix)
Jooris Voorn
Ringo (Madd Hatter Remix)
Pharrell
Gust Of Wind Ft. Daft Punk (Dem Slackers Bootleg)
You & Zenit (Koyote Edit) Nero // Steve Angello // Dirty South // Zac Waters
Porter Robinson
Sea of Voices (Social Status Remix)
Capital Cities
Safe And Sound (Carlos Serrano Remix)
Zedd
Find You (Zack Edward Remix)
Type Of Way (Dotcom Remix)
Caked Up & Meaux Green
Thirsty (JEFF074)
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Tchami – Untrue [TMN EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE]

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Untrue (Extended Mix)[Available April 4]

Within the annals of music history, Parisians have always seemed to loom near the forefront of the next big sounds, especially within the confines of electronic music, which in turn has always made us a bit excited when we latch on to new artists from the city of love. Tchami has been the latest French producer to really steal a piece of our heart through releasing some of the choicest cuts of house, deep-house and future thus far in 2014 and his latest single “Untrue” -which officially sees the light of day on April 4th through the always on point Spinnin camp- follows that established blueprint of bouncy, emotive but subdued dance instrumentation. Every one of Tchami’s compressed kicks or muted bass stabs serves a necessary purpose in the construction of “Untrue”, which effortlessly climbs to it first build before delving into a rousing lead synth playing in harmony with such an infectious, clubby bassline. We absolutely couldn’t seem to pull this melodic house anthem out of our heads after one listen, and we’re thrilled to put our ‘TMN Premiere’ stamp on this one. Be on the lookout for more inviting tunes from Tchami, and if you were wanting to stumble a little further down the rabbit hole with the mysterious producer, check out his official Soundcloud here which is rife with free downloads.

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Rebecca and Fiona Interview [TMN EXCLUSIVE]

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There was a time where “Turn it Down” played in just about every car, house and club in the world. Obviously this Swedish duo experienced tremendous success with their collab with Kaskade, but they’ve also made a name for themselves with plenty of other songs over the past few years.

Rebecca and Fiona recently came to the Mile High City to play at the legendary Beta Nightclub. Before their set, we stole a quick 20 minutes to talk to them. Check out what they had to say about growing up in musical households, opening for Robyn, and how they find their new music.

TMN: Hello ladies. Thank you so much for sitting down with us tonight. Let’s start off by talking about about being in Denver playing at Beta Nightclub. Are you guys excited to play for this crowd?

R: Really excited! We’ve never been to Denver before, so we’re excited.

F: We’ve heard a lot of great stuff about the club (Beta). We’ve been wanting to go here for a long time.

TMN: Have you been through Colorado before?

F: I’ve been here because I have relatives here, but it was a long time ago.

TMN: Let’s talk about the beginnings. You two met in the mid 2000s, and then started making music in 2010. How did you guys come to this decision?

R: Yeah, exactly

F: It came kind of naturally. We knew we wanted to work together and we were really into finding new music. We just wanted to be able to make money off of doing something together.

R: Something that was fun!

TMN: Let’s go even further back. What are your musical roots? Were you both in piano lessons as little girls? Did your passion for music come as a teenager?

R: My father is a classical pianist, so I grew up with a lot of classical ways of learning music. I was in a high level choir school, then I went to music school, but I really didn’t enjoy the classical ways of learning music. I just wanted to make music from my own creativity, not from the rules of making music. So, I kind of took a stand from that when I graduated. Then we met (Fiona) and she grew up with a father that’s really into producing. He actually brought the synthesizer into Sweden to sell to Swedish musicians. She grew up with a synth-pop producer Dad and I had the classical background.

F: In Sweden you get to study music for free, as well. So, both of us got to try out the flute, the piano, the violin…
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 3/20

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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)
- This deal is NOT valid for tonight’s show this week. Lo siento, amigos.

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

Fedde Le Grand - March 20th
Fedde Le Grand
Dont Give Up (Danny Howard BBC Radio 1 premiere)

Funtcase - March 21st
FuntCase & DJ Hatcha
Fire Puja

Thomas Gold - March 22nd
Thomas Gold Ft. Kaelyn Behr
Remember (Axtone) Out now!
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[Event Review] The M Machine – 3/13

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Lucid Dreams (The M Machine Remix)

There’s that buzzword “synergy” that pops up all too often on corporate nonsense or virtually any intangible product’s fine print that serves as a crutch to bolster said proposal or product. Shake that connotation. I spent a night with The M Machine, up close and personal, at the Bluebird Theater who truly exemplify the meaning of the word.

As a fan, I first caught wind of the San Francisco-based trio at Global Dance Festival at the one and only Red Rocks a few years back, prior to any major EP or album release. Under the then-moniker “Metropolis,” The M Machine set the foundation for fan-ship with their haunting-yet-driving melodies and pulsating, infectious rhythms. Did I mention they played earlier in the evening on a side stage then?

Flash forward 3 years to March of 2014. They’re headlining their own tour, and representing the OWSLA force in full. The large, DJ-controlled LED “M” from previous shows has been put aside and replaced by a massive, live video projection that zooms in and out of a mechanical M-shaped frame, set perfectly to the live show with transitional flares and bursts. Based on the 1927 film Metropolis, The M Machine’s music and visuals draw in part upon the film’s dystopian narrative, although updated and contrasted with approachable animation and highly danceable soundscapes.

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