It’s the same old story. You tell yourself this weekend you’re going to take it easy and catch up on some rest, but Monday comes around and you’ve had even less sleep than the working days before it. Don’t despair though, cos even though the weekend may have come and gone, we can still ease you into the week in the best way possible. Who said chilling out was just for the weekend anyway?

With their summer quickly approaching, Australian producers have been the subject of many Chill dojo write-ups recently, and Sydney’s Hayden James is continuing that trend with a standout remix of ‘Without You’ that has plenty of bloggers talking. The gentle builds and atmospheric pads make this the perfect track for early morning listening, and the integration of the piano provides a touch of melancholy to the haunting vocals. Now if you didn’t think it was possible for Stwo’s ‘Virgo’ to get any sexier, Jarreau Vandal has flipped this attitude on its head with a downright irresistible rework that will have you at the mercy of the beat and hypnotic snare rolls. An eargasm in the truest sense of the word, just sit down and listen, this song will do the rest. Long time listeners of the Chill Dojo should be familiar with jazzy hip hop flavour of Germany’s FloFilz, but his latest rework of classic ATCQ is sure to get people’s attention. His production on this track has undergone the care that an artisan would take on an antique, and the result is a vintage sound that could have been plucked right out of the nineties. Over 15 years on and it still hasn’t lost its freshness. This next feature only took a minute to rack up hundreds of thousands of plays on Soundcloud, but with the big names involved it’s not hard to see why. ‘Together’ brings a whole host of lyrical and producing talent into one package, and the result truly speaks for itself. If you somehow missed this one a few days ago, you mustn’t keep yourself in the dark any longer. It’s been far too long since our last dose of FKJ freshness, but our yearning has come to an end with a stunning remix of the smooth Cherokee original. The song’s opening treats us to a gorgeous downtempo treatment of the vocals before the funky Frenchman hits his stride with the signature style in what has to be his most intricate piece of work to date. If you still can’t get enough, we’re following up with another beautiful interpretation courtesy of the UK’s T.H.I.E.F.S, who brings us into the realm of super chill house. The Hypem charts have quickly fallen in love with another Aussie in Thomas Jack, so we definitely couldn’t pass up highlighting this recent post of this tropical jam. With plenty of classical influence, this music has an authentic charm that can’t help but make you smile.

So here’s hoping this week will be as easy on you as this playlist is for your ears. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #62 zip

’Dillon Francis – Without You ft. T.E.E.D (Hayden James Version)’
’Stwo – Virgo ft. Shay Lia (Jarreau Vandal Rework)’
’FloFilz – Onceagain’
’Sam Smith x Nile Rodgers x Disclosure x Jimmy Napes – Together’
’Cherokee – Dont Matter (FKJ Remix).mp3′
’Cherokee – Don’t Matter (T.H.I.E.F.S remix)’
’Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Atlas Hands (Thomas Jack Remix)’
’DrDr – Dont Break It (KAASI Remix)’
’Touch Sensitive – Show Me (Patrick Baker Vocal Edit)’
Atmosphere (Bender’s Late Night Ambient Remix)’
’Felix Cartal – New Scene feat. Ofelia (CRNKN Remix)’
’Lorde – Royals (kataa REMIX)’
’Panama – How We Feel’
’Donell Jones – Life Goes On (SevnthWonder’s Classic OG Remix)’
’Body Language – Just Because (Figgy Remix)’
’Sizzlebird – Feel Your Love’
’Jay Z & Mojo Rising – Pound Cake (AA ‘Interstellar Flow’ Bootleg)’
’illablk – fromtimeremixillablk’
’Demouche – Dirk Diggler as Brock Landers (Take 1)’
’We Were Born Electric – Live Forever Ft. Saidah Conrad (Atlantic Connection Remix)’
’Julia Losfelt – Up Today (Stwo Remix)’
’BANKS – Waiting Game (Templeton & Sleepy Cat Remix)’
’Rhye – Open (ColeCo Bootleg)’
’Al Stewart – Year of the Cat (Faceless22 Remix)’
Georgy Porgy (Piolo & Salazar)’


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