[Mellow Electronic] The 1975 – Settle Down (EMBRZ Remix)

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The 1975
Settle Down (EMBRZ Remix)

Is it ok to say I want to melt into this song?
EMBRZ delivers a beautiful melodic remix of The 1975’s ‘Settle Down’. He takes the original piece and adds mellow electronic beats while casually making the vocals of the song almost none-word like. EMBRZ takes a causal stance on settling someone down full of his coolness in the beats he intertwines throughout the song and the way his own choice of sounds mixes into their own individual sounds.
This remix makes me want to settle down in the best way possible.

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[Chill/Electronic] M83 – Wait (Kygo Remix)

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M83
Wait (Kygo Remix)

Things have continued to heat up for Norwegian electronic producer Kygo, which is a name most TMN readers should be aware of at this point. After his remix of Syn Cole’s “Miami 82″, a tune we featured about a month back, captured the eyes of music critics far and wide, the big wigs at Avicii’s Le7els imprint quickly snapped up the tune for a proper release. The move rather quickly elevated Kygo out of the blogosphere and into mainstream consciousness, while landing him a coveted spot on Diplo’s ‘Diplo & Friends’ radio show last week. But that’s enough yammering for now, and let’s get to his latest tune;  a remix of M83′s ethereal pop track “Wait”. Kygo slows up his cadence a bit more than usual to stay in line with M83′s vision, rather opting for a long burning ride while fusing his indistinguishable synth kit onto the entire movement. Quite honestly the remix feels as if it could have been an alternate recording of the original, and we hope that comes across as a huge compliment, seeing as M83′s Anthony Gonzalez has been spending much of his time lately being commissioned by some of the world’s best musicians to score entire films. As Kygo has just eclipsed 200,000 fans on Facebook, this one is being given away for free on his Facebook page as a thank you, and he had this to say about it: “Here’s the first out of two free remixes to thank you all for the amazing support so far and that you’ve helped me break 200k likes on Facebook! Hope you guys like it”. Yes, we like it very much.

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[TMN EXCLUSIVE] Daft Punk + Martin Garrix – Unreleased Track

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Martin Garrix and Daft Punk
Unreleased Track

Holy shit, ninjas! We were able to get our hands on a sneak preview of a blockbuster collaboration between Martin Garrix and Daft Punk. The word on the street is, you’ll be able to catch this song at Coachella, which has huge ties to Daft Punk. Maybe we’ll see those famous helmets come up on stage with Martin for this monster of a track. Who knows?

All we can say is, this track is a dance floor slaying beast. The bassline is huge, which will provide ample material for all of the dancing festival folks. While the melody is truly spectacular, the drop is what really sold us on this tune. We’re not quite sure what the release date is, but we can guarantee that it will be one of the most remixed songs for the following months.

What are you waiting for? Press play and get ready to hear the anthem for 2014.

UPDATE: If you haven’t already figured this out yet, this was obviously an April Fool’s Day prank. Neither Martin Garrix nor Daft Punk had anything to do with this song. However, we’d like to offer up a sincere thank you to Jontron for helping us pull together a convincing troll. :)

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[New Motown] Temptations – Cloud Nine (FKJ Remix)

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Temptations
Cloud Nine (FKJ Remix)

It takes a lot for me not to scoff at an attempt to remix one of the greats from the Motown era. I grew up on the Temptations, the Four Tops, Gladys Knight and the Pips, etc. My mom played it endlessly, giving me an early appreciation of soul music.

With that being said, I have to offer a tip of the cap to French producer French Kiwi Juice for dialing up this new-school take on a legendary tune. The soulful vibe is very much so alive and well, freshened up with some sexy sampling and a groovy beat. It maintains everything that was great about the original, while coupling in some 2014 flavor.

As an added bonus, my mom even gave a nod of approval. Nice work, FKJ.

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[Indie/Electronic] Friendly Fires – Velo

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Friendly Fires & The Asphodells
Velo

Friendly Fires continue to roll out new material with the release of their latest track “Velo.”

Recorded alongside electronic duo The Asphodells (Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J Fairplay), this is the second track from the group since the release of their 2011 album Pala. Following the release of The Asphodells 2013 debut album Passion Destroyed By Lust, the pair met up with the London art-pop group to discuss working on a project together. Their goal, to “produce music that came from a place outside of their respective usual musical styles.”

The result is a nine-minute, crushing collaboration of catchy, art-rock infused melodies from Friendly Fires and sensational synth mix from The Asphodells. Tranquil sounds of nature provide intermittent background noise to blended instrumentals that build into an enormous explosion of electronic euphoria.

“Velo,” and new track “Before Your Eyes,” will be released as a AA-sided, 12” single and will be featured as the inaugural release for Friendly Fires’ new label Telophase.

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[Chill/Electro-Pop] Truls – Out of Yourself (Roosevelt Remix)

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TrulsMusic
Out Of Yourself (Roosevelt Remix)

Let’s cut to the chase. Remixes are a music blogger’s dream. They allow simultaneous coverage of multiple artists, provide public exposure to the remixer or remixee that they may not have been privy to, and they create an easy avenue to push out some extra sentences in an article. But often times, they can be the miscalculated product of a major label forcing separate entities to strenuously fuse conflicting sounds just to release out into the blogosphere. So, after the long winded introduction, it’s absolutely safe to say that Cologne’s most noted electronic tastemaker Roosevelt along with his sterling remix of Norwegian upstart Truls debut track “Out of Yourself”, which was released this morning, falls nowhere near those manufactured misfires. “Out Of Yourself” is the lead track from Truls’ debut solo album which is due for release later this year via Universal Music, and Roosevelt has shaped the tune into the perfect fit for his indie electronic sound. His cascade of electronic pads, claps and snaps beautifully envelop the original, while inducing a healthy dose of Spring time smiles. Just try not to crack one while rinsing this one, we dare you. After last year’s incredible Elliot EP and a gorgeous leaked cover of John Martyn’s classic “Small Hours”, it’s safe to say that each time a new Roosevelt tune is unearthed, we’d like to be somewhere near the drop zone, so here we are again with another great Roosevelt remix. Stream the remix above, and let your psyche drift into space a little early today.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #78

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It’s a stress-busting edition of feel-good tunes for dojo number 78, so welcome the grind with open arms knowing we’ve got the perfect playlist to get you through. Soulful blues singer/songwriter Kelvin Jones has very quickly shot to internet fame in 2014 with his display of talent across a number of covers and originals. ‘Call You Home’ has been without a doubt his greatest success, attracting not only mass viewership but also inspiring deep house edits from around Europe which will only grow his exposure further. Norway’s Jam Couche and Germany’s Felix Jaehn have teamed up to transform this into a summer-ready anthem, bolstering the appeal of the original with a charming melody lead by none other than the xylophone. We’ve sung the praises of this underrated instrument before, and it’s something which will instantly propel a track into this playlist without a second listen. Between this and the gorgeous acoustics of MOWE’s popular bootleg edition, we just couldn’t separate them. We’re happy to give the Austrian duo equal share of the props for these two stunning interpretations. There are a few hidden treasures when it comes to the artists featured this week, and none more so than Lobo, Hailing from the UK, this young producer is one we’d put money on seeing in many future playlists this year. Take a listen to the nu-disco jam ‘Wonder Be Free’ and you’ll tend to agree, he’s got the recipe for a slick chill tune down pat. There’s no questioning the skills of dojo favourite Galimatias when it comes to this area, and when you combine this with the melodic firepower of Haywyre, it’s guaranteed sparks will fly. This comes in the form of the dangerously funky ‘Voice of Reason’, which flaunts a goosebump-inducing vibe and mesmerizing beat. Just an insanely good production hands down. But what’s a Chill Dojo without a dose of future sounds from down under? This week Perth’s Palace has us covered with some tropical heat in ‘Slow Burn’, which is just too damn catchy for it’s own good. You’ll be bouncing to this one all summer. We’re keeping that groove going though, because DJ AA is back and he’s brought with him an RnB blast from the past. His latest bootleg is a mash of hits from different times, taking vocals from the 90′s jam ‘My Love is the Shhh!’ and blending them seamlessly with Fakear’s excellent Flume remix. It doesn’t matter what generation you fancy, this bootleg specialist will find the perfect vocals to fit any chill music from today. If we had the time, we’d write up the entire playlist this week, but we can’t end proceedings without mentioning the glorious jazz-hop sounds of French beatmaker 20syl. Unique music is golden in this day and age, and the fact that we are amazed each and every week with talent like this is a gift.

It’s ours to share though, and spreading good music like this is what keeps us going every day. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #78 zip

Kelvin Jones
Call You Home (Jam Couché & Felix Jaehn Remix)
MÖWE
Call You Home (Bootleg)
Lobo
Wonder Be Free
Haywyre & Galimatias
Voice Of Reason
Palace
Slow Burn
Somethin For The People, Flume & Fakear
My Love Is The Shhh! (AA Sleepless Bootleg)
The Drops
Atalante (20syl Remix)
Sam Feldt & De Hofnar
Bloesem (Original Mix)
NONONO
Pumping Blood (Eau Claire Remix)
Karma Kid
Between Sheets
Tinashe ft Schoolboy Q
2 On (TOKiMONSTA remix)
XO
Whats Luv? (feat. Emma Corbett Usher)
The 1975
Settle Down (EMBRZ Remix)
Isaac Tichauer
Changes
Felon, Syn Cole & Sebastian Carter
Isla (AA Miami 82 Bootleg)
Morgan Page
Fight For You (Imbue Remix)
Tensnake
Love Sublime (Le Youth Remix)
P.E.O
Insane About It (Nicolas Haelg Remix)
Goon Bags
Always Here For You (Goon Bags Remix)
Thief
Closer (Akouo Remix)
O L V
Close To Us (GXNXVS Remix) (Feat. Låpsley)
Pharrell
Happy (ForteBowie 1988 SOUL TRAIN EDIT)
Say Lou Lou
Everything We Touch (Nightizm Remix)
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At Fault (feat. There Is A Fox)
Kid Atlaas
M.
IAMNOBODI
Inspiration Motivation
NiceGuyxVinny
Miguel (Ft.Colin Devane)
Kenji
Enough
Zuper
Wake Up With You
Insightful
Geaux
birocratic
Passage
Kruisemode
Closer Ft. Mike Knight (WE SINK Remix)
Figgy
Do It Like Us
French Horn Rebellion
Swing Into It feat. HAERTS (Chordashian Remix)
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