There’s been a lot of attention on the tropical house genre of late, and certainly a dramatic increase in the amount of producers looking to prove their worth with this style in 2014. Whether you could argue it’s a case of inspiration, pursuit of fame, or maybe just down to the season, we’re just happy to have heaps of quality chill material to feature each week.
But no matter the amount of artists that try their hand at the genre, Goldroom will forever be a name associated with championing the chill disco style, and nothing reinforces that better than his latest release in ‘Till Sunrise’. Luscious synths and floating pads embody the essence of what makes the artist the perfect accompaniment to warm climates and beach surroundings, and the dreamy vocals of Mammals act as the umbrella to this glorious summer cocktail. As we mentioned in the write-up from last week, these stems were actually made available weeks before the song’s release, providing ample opportunity for the inevitable flood of remixes to be put into motion well ahead of time. One of the best we’ve heard so far comes courtesy of disco diehard Justin Faust, who crafts a seriously sexy melody to complement this sun-drenched tune. In a similar fashion, Oliver Nelson and Skogsrå have elevated the latest single from Tobtok to new heights with their amazing edit. There’s a special kind of joy when you read about friends bringing their own elements to each other’s work, and the combined effort of all parties involved here has brought a very big smile to this ninja’s face.
When it comes to the tropical fever which has been rising this year, Norway has indeed been the epicenter of this craze, and Matoma has quickly become a favorite who proudly flies the flag for this style. His latest effort wraps his feel-good vibes around the solid vocal work of Marlon Roudette for another quality addition to his ever-growing arsenal of mellow magic. Oslo has plenty more talent to give though, and Jerry Folk is staking his claim for recognition with a laid-back funky rendition of ‘Wait’ off the recent Lemaitre Singularity EP. The young producer has struck the perfect groove with this lovely little jam, and shown plenty of promise for future success. One man who certainly deserves that kind of praise is dojo favorite Glastrophobie, who provides yet another beautiful interpretation of an indie original. Only this time his stunning piano composition is capped off with the sweet sounds of sax, which is a sure-fire way to get the thumbs up from us. Finally, we couldn’t end proceedings without a shout out to the latest remix from Samuel. His latest piece of summer-ready music takes on the soulful stylings of a Brandy classic, demonstrating a versatility that we’ll continue to encourage from him with each new release.
There’s no shortage of serene sounds in this week’s edition, so immerse yourself in the calm waters of number 97. Peace out.
Chill Dojo #97 zip
Till Sunrise (Justin Faust Premix)
Tobtok ft. Emil Heró
Higher (Oliver Nelson & Skogsrå Remix)
When The Beat Drops Out (Matoma Tropical Remix)
Wait (Jerry Folk Remix)
Lucky (Glastrophobie Remix)
Right Here (Samuel Remix)
Jennifer Lopez Ft Ja Rule
Im Real (Basic Tape Remix)
Ocean Floor Kisses
When You Walked In
My Love (Prince Fox Remix)
Kendrick Lamar vs Tycho
Vibe Walk (Break Science Remix)
Coast To Coast (Original Mix)
Giants (Adrian Lux Remix)
Make The World Go Round ft R Kelly (Gigamesh Remix)
Forgive & Forget (Oliver Nelson Remix)
Paralyzed (Aeroplane Remix)
Nairobi (Drop Out Orchestra Barely Legal Remix)
Nico & Vinz
Am I Wrong (Gryffin Remix)
Fall In Love (NEUS Remix)
Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont
Feel Of Love (JackLNDN Remix)
Kastle Ft. Lotti
Sage The Gemini ft IamSu!
Gas Pedal (PHNM 5am Remix)
Cigarette Song (Snakehips Remix)
Let Me Love You (Tío Remix)
Bubbly Bulbasaur X DIVERSA
Lost (SH?M Edit)
Breathe (Myles.William X Grand&Warren Remix)
Skydive (Broke For Free Remix)
Say My Name Feat. Beau Young Prince