[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2014 Round #3)

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Plastic Flowers
Summertime Pop
ZHU
Paradise Awaits.
Arling & Cameron
NY is burning (small speaker_320kb)
Monogem
Wait And See
Jacob Clarke
Oaksome Gust (WIP)
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[Chill/Electronic] Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Shine (Kygo Remix)

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Shine (Kygo Remix)

Fresh off of his sold-out debut gig in London, Kygo has been slowly starting to assert himself as one of the world’s electronic giants. It seems with every passing release the downtempo, melodic dance artist rockets to the top of every blog aggregator or college dance radio chart within hours, and we think his latest rework will be no different. Again, our cruise director has taken an act who on paper has no business even being mentioned within the confines of the dance world, and flips the tune for a beautiful spin through his eyes, this time on Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s “Shine”. Right out of the gate, a charming pan-flute bolstered by a little shaker induced four-four clap segue wonderfully into those unmistakable Leftwich vocals, which themselves are thickened up with a bit of reverb as well. You might have heard this one on Kygo’s recent mix for BBC Radio One’s Diplo & Friends radio show, and if you were anything like us, you couldn’t wait for its official release. We think this will be the perfect recovery tune for our friends getting back from Indio today, so take her for a spin and snag a free download here.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2014 Round #2)

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Music does something for our souls. Something magical, something memorable, something we all can’t live without. Which is why we are happy to bring you a plethora of songs on the daily. We are happy making you happy with something that makes us all happy. Happiness! Yay!

St Paul & The Broken Bones
Sugar Dyed
Pepa Knight
Rahh!
Sky Wallace
Dead Things PT II
Linus Young
City Of Sin
THIEF
Dont Let Go (En Vogue Cover)
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[The Love Playlist] Indie Songs for Lovers Vol. 2 (70+ Tracks)

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As we slowly wake up from our hibernation laden winter, we’re gleefully looking ahead to spirited adventures with that special someone. There’s something about it, isn’t there? The warm weather. The flowers. The waves slowly lapping against the shores. Some people may argue that summer is the best time to be single, but we know all of you hopeless romantics out there disagree, as you patiently wait for the grand-scale plans that you have laid out.

Back in 2012 we released our first “Indie Songs for Lovers” playlist with a resounding appreciation from you all. While we may have missed the boat last year, we’re back at it again with a heart-warming selection of over 70 tracks that will leave your lover swooning.

Starting with accoustic folk, this playlist will take you on a journey through poppy indie rock all the way to some smooth rolling beats to set the mood.

Press play and get lost in love, ninjas.

James Vincent McMorrow
Cavalier
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advanced falconry
Dawn Golden
All I Want
Josh Record
For Your Love
Josh and Mer
All Was Right
Panama
Always
Josh and Mer
From The Sea
Frett
Porcelain
I Know Leopard
She
Imaginary Future
The Thick and the Thin
Few Bits
Shell
The Last Song
Tom Misch & Carmody
Joel Baker
Every Vessel Every Vein
Blue Stahli
Ghost of Love (David Lynch cover)
RY X
VAMPIRES

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2014 Round #1)

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Most things in our lives don’t just happen if we all sit around and wait for them. Sometimes, we’ve got to get up off our asses and give it all we got. Sure the grind is exhausting, but if you really want something, the only way you’re gonna get it is to go out and get it. Unless all you want is a simple playlist for your listening enjoyment that is. In that case, don’t you dare lift a finger. Well, lift one finger….but only to press play.

Joel Baker
Every Vessel Every Vein
Sarafyn
Take To The Skies
Frett
Porcelain
L A Y L A
Smokestacks
Cosmos Sheldrake
The Fly
Daughter
Love (BAILE Remix)

 

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[Amazing] Asgeir – Dreaming

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Dreaming

Growing up in the late 80′s and 90′s, I always wondered what it would be like to ride Falcor from the Never Ending Story. Something about riding a half dragon, half dog, way up above the rest of the world was a fantasy I often indulged in. Thanks to Asgier, I now fully know what that seemingly impossible feat would feel like.

All kidding aside, there’s something in the water up in Iceland. They have such a knack for blending gorgeous vocal tones with impeccable harmonies and meticulous piano work. Staying in the same vein as one of our long-time favorites, Sigur Ros, Asgier has created a booming, cinematic song that’s worthy of any classic epic tale. If they make a movie about the Iliad, this song should be in the soundtrack.

This one is extremely easy to wander off to, so we suggest a solid pair of headphones and a good cocktail to accompany it.

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[Indie] RBTS WIN – Death Magic

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RBTS WIN
Death Magic

Up-and-comer duo RBTS WIN tease us with upcoming summer vibes in “Death Magic,” a sneak preview into their album Palm Sunday. Semblant to Painted Palms and the laid-back Vacationer sound (give the song “Trip” a go), this track sets a sultry pace in an easy 20 seconds. It’s got that balanced combo of psychedelia and pop that really exhales that sunny vibrancy.

Soak it all up. The easy cadence will transport you instantly to a beachside boardwalk, midsummer or to a sunlit, sun-basking easy mountain hike. The hazy, warm nostalgia meanders gently and brings you some of their native warmth from Miami Beach all the way up to their current outpost in Asheville, NC.

As the weather’s finally waking everyone up from hibernation, let this track welcome all things warm and laid-back to come. We’re stoked to let this one roll on repeat and wait as patiently as possible for the full album to ease its way out.

 

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