We don’t often open the Dojo in this way, but this week we’re kicking off proceedings with a lyrical gem from a silky electronic duo coming out of Sydney. Atlas Bound treat us to a smooth delight that is all kinds of soulful right down to its very title. Bustling percussion meets sweet piano chords in a marriage that emanates the warmth of a rich coffee blend, and it well and truly has us addicted. In much the same way, we hang on every new release from the rising Lido, and it was impossible to miss this big remix of alt-J which was finally unleashed on Soundcloud earlier in the month. The popular Norwegian delivers yet another unique dose of future bass, with an unshakeable freshness that continues to blow our minds each and every time. We’re also big advocates of the young German talent LCAW, and this week he gave us yet another reason to sing his praises with a breakout edit of ‘Paradise Awaits’ from the venerable ZHU. It’s a version that’s deep and brooding, a perfect match for the eclectic stylings of the original, with a mysterious beauty that fixates your attention like a stranger in the night.
Still on that funk trip, we’re brightening things up a bit with an infectious jam from Dojo-favorite jackLNDN, taking on the unforgettable ‘Talk Talk’. This was the twist that we’ve been waiting for since hearing the majestic voice of George Maple, and the deep groove has us overdosing on that feel-good vibe that oozes from every chord. Now is about right to sip on that tropical cocktail once again, but this time it’s being served by a new entrant in Swedish producers Samuraii. If their moniker alone wasn’t enough to prove they are more than worthy of gracing the Chill Dojo, their mellow version of the magical ‘Heart’ will quickly steal yours away to an aural paradise. We very much hope that there will be plenty of future entries from this name in sessions to come. This week’s write-up comes to a close with a lifelong member in Lane 8, who has been gifting our ears with sweet melodies since the very beginning. His latest smooth offering on Anjunadeep is one his very best, with an undeniable charm that stems from a soulful simplicity. It’s all about hitting the right spot, and this one does the trick with little fanfare needed.
This one may be a little shorter than the huge collections of late, but oh how sweet it is. Peace out.
Left Hand Free (Lido Remix)
Paradise Awaits ( LCAW Remix )
Talk Talk (JackLNDN Remix)
Heart (Samuraii Remix)
Good Life (CS & Miskeyz Remix)
Cooler Than Me (Eau Claire Remix)
Breeze (Tontario & SaxoKid Remix)
Red Lights (Glastrophobie Remix)
I Loved You (Braxton Remix)
Kuaga (Sonny Alven Remix)
Lana Del Rey
West Coast Cover (Berger&Shaqiri Edit)
Magnetic (AObeats Remix)
Burning Gold (Stint Remix)
Touch Fuzzy Get Dizzy