The 26th edition of the Chill Dojo by all calculations marks exactly half a year since it first began. Since then, it’s definitely grown from being a humble collection of various mellow tunes to a mighty playlist with regular names, diverse genres and plenty of free downloads to add your collection. This week is a celebration of all those achievements, with 25 songs to vibe to, which is what it will always be about.
So let’s start this party with a track that has gained quite a bit of attention this week and is certainly well deserving of the prestigious track-of-the-week honours, ‘Skylarking’. Trance is a genre quite foreign to the Chill Dojo, but veteran artist BT has masterfully crafted something that can only be described as a musical experience, spanning over ten minutes of joyful bliss. If you want to lose yourself in sound today, this is the way to do it. Moving on now, and there are certain songs that will automatically be in strong contention for a dojo appearance no matter the countless remixes that have already featured (cough Goldroom’s ‘Fifteen’ cough). Well ‘Gold’ by Bondax is another title that holds that same prestige, and when you have a remix by none other than dojo favourite Moon Boots, you have yourself a surefire winner. Those smooth synths together with that infectious voice…so good. And speaking of Brits with addictive sounds, Kidnap kid is another name quickly making his mark on the dojo, pumping out some slick playful beats that will no doubt get you smiling and dancing along in little time. The next few in the list provide some stellar chill trap tunage, with remixes of big names and singles like Baby Bash’s RnB classic ‘Suga Suga’, Zedds’ ‘Clarity’, and ‘Stay’ by Rihanna. But as good as it is to find mellow takes on popular songs, it’s even more rewarding to discover hidden gems from artist you encounter for the first time, like this unique jam from UK producer Congi. Sometimes it only takes one song to fall in love with an artist’s sound, and this is definitely one to do it. There is plenty more that can be written about this week, but is best experienced via the play button than any written word.
With all that said, make sure to explore everything on offer and reap the rewards of the dojo’s journey so far. Peace out.