If this week has taught us anything, it’s that nature can reveal its two contrasting sides of pure beauty and sheer force at whim. It is the same with music. While there is electronic music capable of launching a crowd of thousands into the air to the beat of the bass, there are melodies capable of making thousands of individuals fall silent as they listen in awe of the sounds flowing from their speakers. This is the focus of The Chill Dojo, and this week we celebrate the milestone of #10 with a super-sized playlist of 20 amazing tracks for your listening pleasure.
And on this momentous occasion, the prestigious award for track of the week comes from dubstep producer Haze who brings us a glorious chillstep remix of ‘Big Love’. With haunting female vocals, dramatic drum patterns and of course, gentle doses of wub, this song is nothing less than enchanting. Sticking to the same genre for the time being, our second track from Draper was featured a little earlier in the week, but gorgeous melodic dubstep like this was too good to pass up for the dojo. We move on to more uplifting music now with remixes courtesy of Sunday favourites, Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver, RAC, and Goldroom. There’s not much I need to say about these tracks that would differ from the quality you’ve already come to expect from these artists, so you know they are all a sure-fire download. Something that does come out of left field though is the downtempo masterpiece from trance legends Above & Beyond, who this week released ‘Tokyo’ as a free download to mark the achievement of reaching over 100,000 fans on Facebook, which truly is an amazing feat. Chill drum and bass is something that we definitely don’t feature enough in the dojo, so this week’s playlist offers a double helping from Atlantic Connection and WiSkiM, who definitely fill the void for what we’ve been lacking. Finally, I can’t help but sneak in a cheeky reggae tune at the end of the dojo when I find one, so this week’s guilty pleasure is this fun take on Rihanna’s ‘You Da One’ by Jr Blender. Yeah it’s hella cheesy, but don’t fight it if you like it. Either way it’ll be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. You can thank me later.
Speaking of gratitude, if you thought the larger-than-normal playlist was the special gift I alluded to last week, then think again. We meant it when we said we have been inundated with amazing chill music of late, so we’re releasing the current backlog of 15 free downloads we have as a bonus zip to celebrate dojo #10. That is our thanks to you for the wonderful reception we’ve received from our Sunday serving of chill. Hope you’ve enjoyed it so far and will keep checking in to see what is on show each week. Peace out.