Alright so a little disclaimer to start with; this edition of the Chill Dojo actually has no relation to Christmas besides its proximity to the date and novelty festive image, so if it immediately raised your hopes for mellow renditions of your favorite carols then consider that bubble burst. No matter though, as between all the stress of last-minute shopping and preparations for the holiday, you are most likely sick to death of them anyway. What is much more useful at this time is some quality relaxing tunes, and thankfully we can provide that in droves.
And on the first song of Chillmas my true love gave to me, a sexy edit of some JT. Vibes are the number one gift on Santa’s list this year, and that is exactly what Australian producer Motez brings to his deep-house rendition of a Timberlake classic. The trend continues with the next present from Chill Dojo regular Lane 8, which like the leftovers from a Christmas feast, will surely be enjoyed for a long time to come. Super catchy. The mood for grooving is definitely in the air with Figgy’s reimagination of ‘How Many Drinks’. And speaking of reinventions, Chrome Sparks’ downtempo take on the high-energy original from Gemini is an absolute marvel. The next 3 surprises in the stocking involve some incredibly chill trap, the highlight being a downright lustful remix of ‘Birthday Sex’ courtesy of Yarin Lidor, a producer hailing from Israel. Moving on to the presents under the tree now, and there is a stack of tracks still to be unwrapped. This week Goldroom unveiled the tracklist to his recent Autunno Mix 2012 for Australian radio station Triple J, and within it lies a massive goody-bag of tropical tunes from the likes of Rotkraft and Good Night Keaton. Regardless of whether it’s summer or snowing in your end of the world this festive season, sounds like this are always welcome year round. But, saving the best gift until last, our final five tracks of this special playlist come from the latest free album, Control, from versatile French producer Uppermost. The whole album is filled with stellar songs, but the standout is without a doubt ‘Beautiful Light’. Such a gorgeous tune that could be repeated endlessly and still be as magical as that first listen.
And so that wraps up the special edition of the Chill Dojo. This is our present from TMN to all you guys. Make sure to regift it to as many of your loved ones as possible like an unwanted Christmas cake. Peace out.