Well it’s a new year and hopefully we have all well and truly recovered from the revels of the celebrations that have taken place over the last week. For those still in need of some downtime or just wanting to kick 2013 off the right way, the Chill Dojo makes its triumphant return for the first Sunday of the year. There are plenty of treasures still to find from 2012, and this will likely be the case for many weeks to come, but rest-assured that the new year will deliver a stack of more incredible tunage our way in no time at all.With new names arising and stellar vibes aplenty, this is certainly the time for amazing discoveries.
And speaking of hidden gems, our first track for the year is none other than a remix of one of the breakout songs of 2012 in Seven Lions’ ‘Days to Come’. A collaboration from trio of friends, Slander, 7DeadlySynths, and DireWolfe, this stellar trapstyle take on the original substitutes the heavy bass hits for hi-hats and mellow synths which work just magically with the euphoric vocals of Fiora. Now prepared to get your funk on as we move on to our next few features, the first two being some absolute jams courtesy of Dutch beat-maker Moods, who is a strong prediction to be a name that will continue to pop up in 2013, and we have a good track record with these things. The other is an old-school jazz delight from a fellow Dutch producer in Demouche, whose entire Food For Happiness EP is filled with vintage treats like this and should definitely be checked out. Like, right now. ‘Youth’ has been the inspiration for many chill mixes in 2012, and another one just recently discovered is thanks to German producer Alle Farben, crafting a gentle and hypnotic bassline that perfectly caresses the acoustics of the original and creates vibes that are on another level. You’ll also find a familiar name in WISKIM with his first release for the new year that bodes much promise for good things for the months to come.
So there you have it, a strong start that makes 2013 seem brighter already. Surely things will only continue to grow from all the wonderful sounds of the previous year. Peace out.