The Chill Dojo #128

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It’s been a solid year for collabs already as far as the Dojo is concerned, and this week a combination of French beatmakers add their stock to the list in a big way. Today marks the release of the Almeria LP from EVERYDAYZ and Phazz, and the title track is the perfect mix of slick groove and punchy chords to make their statement heard loud and clear. An all-round smooth number that glides seamlessly through orchestration and jazzy breakdowns alike. While we’re talking big releases, it would be remiss of us not to once again highlight the unmissable Galaxies Between Us album from the master of future funk, Kill Paris. He may be messing around with an array of new flavors lately, but one listen will tell you this is undeniably the product of the Kill Paris kitchen. Cooking up everything from the irresistibly dancey ‘Gonna Get High’ to the almighty roar of the ‘Tropical Dinosaur’, he even manages to put together an ‘Interlude’ that we consider a legitimate tune.

A little more unorthodox method of releasing music took place at Coachella last week, as a handful of USBs went soaring into the crowd containing this gem from Kygo and Dillon Francis. Together with the vocals of James Hersey, all three musical influences come together here in wonderful harmony for the ultimate slice of chillout music at its very best. It won’t be the only thing taking listeners by surprise in this edition though, as next up is an unconventional blend of Manilla Killa and The M Machine in this remix of ‘Don’t Speak’. Though seemingly coming from opposite ends of the musical spectrum, the contrast between bubbly tropical vibes and gritty electronic beat is as intriguing as it is catchy. It certainly had our attention earlier in the week, and is definitely a unique addition to playlist #128.

Just one of many eclectic ingredients in this giant melting pot of mellow delights. Peace out.

Everydayz & Phazz
Almeria
Kill Paris
Gonna Get High
Kill Paris
Summer Daze
Kill Paris
Interlude
Kill Paris
Tropical Dinosaur
Kygo & Dillon Francis Feat. James Hersey
Coming Over (Original Mix)
The M Machine
Dont Speak (Manila Killa Remix)
Will Smith
Miami (Matoma Remix)
Maison & Dragen
Turn Around 2015
Jupiter Project & Jetski Safari
With You feat. Helen Corry (ALMOND Remix)
Falqo
Sleepy Crusader
Duke Dumont
Need U (100%) (James Laurence Bootleg)
Ferdinand Weber
What
Jamie xx
Loud Places (feat. Romy) (Eekkoo Edit)
Austin Basham
All Is Well (Glastrophobie Remix)
Wonderful Humans
Just What I Needed (Mountain Of Youth Remix)
Bevan.
When Youre Around
MaLuca
Over
mi ka
✈ clouds
Delfin
Pressure
stone
slumber
Cheeky Charmander
Everyday Struggle
Tulpa
Deer Stared At Me (Clayjay Remix)
Tom Misch
Dawsons Heights
PALASTIC
Far Away feat. Josh Roa
SOS Band
High Hopes (Harrison Edit)
Dreamchild
FAST FT. DEFFIE
Bryson Tiller
Dont(esta Remix)
Sango & SPZRKT
HowDoYouLoveMe(esta remix Ft. Towkio)
Darius
Helios Feat. Wayne Snow (Bondax Remix)
Flamingosis
Gas Pedal
Tinashe
All Hands On Deck(Smoko Ono Remix)
BOARCROK X Cosmic Quest
Insight
Gosh Pith
Smoke Bellow (Jonah Baseball Remix)
20syl & Monsoonsiren
All You Need
J Louis
CAMARILLO
Oshi
Ice Tea
TheeReal & 22Rains
Eternal
blytz
i just want to know you (raava remix)
Slom.
Petals
Monkey Safari
Cranes (Original)
Monkey Safari
Cranes (Kölsch Remix)
Monkey Safari
Cranes (Wolf + Lamb Remix)
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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 49]

Sunday Night Soul

Spring is finally in the air ninjas and we hope you had the opportunity to go out and experience some amazing weather this weekend. We know we did. And although today you may have been able to step outside and smell all the fresh new flowers, we expect a very different odor to flood the air in less than 24 hours. Tomorrow just happens to be a very special holiday for a distinct demographic of people, so if you’re in need of some tunes to chill out and relax to, we’ve got you covered. While we’re being intentionally vague here, we have a feeling you already now what we’re talking about.

Once again, our playlist is at critical mass, but we still expect you to listen from start to finish. In order to achieve that lofty goal, it might be wise to follow us on SoundCloud, where you can find our playlists each week after they’ve been published.

Beyond Rare
Safe
CHIEF KEEF
DONT LIKE ( cover ) prod by. ricrdo
SLO
Shut Out Of Paradise
Neon Greens
Mirrors
Beyond Rare
Interstellar
Tinashe
Mine
GDNA
Wet Dreams Feat. Soopacrzy
St. South
Cadence
Naomi Bowler
Overthinking (Prod. R.O.M.)
007
Atu x Suffoca
A2
GOLD
Neon Greens
Right On Time
Tinashe
All Hands On Deck (Smoko Ono Remix)
EOM
Get Along (feat. Anderson .Paak & Blu)
Tyler, The Creator
Yellow ft Kali Uchis
Van Hunt
Teach Me A New Language
Anthony Lewis
Its Not My Fault
Wadè
If You Leave (Original)
Samm Henshaw
Redemption
Electric Wire Hustle
Golden Ladder
Deborah Cox
More Than I Knew
Oscar Key Sung
Skip
Drake
My Side
Matthew Chaim
Work Late (Prod. Noah Barer & Julian G)
Praise Proda
YAK feat. thandiwe
Jamal Woon
Somebody Else? (ft. Naye) (Prod. Weird Inside)
RL
Me And My Girlfriend Feat. Young Buck
Tiffany Evans
Red Wine
Trey Songz
Dont Play
Bryson Tiller
Been That Way
Courtlin Jabrae
Too Grown ft Lisa LoneWolf (Prod By Courtlin Jabrae)
YO ZU Feat. Wadè
Still On My Brain
Chris Brown & Rihanna
Put It Up
August Alsina Featuring Meek Mill Right There (Remix)
Trey Songz
Change (Prod. by Saaj & A Wall)
PLUTO.
Crazy In Love (Prod. By Don Fredricko)
Chisanity
Real Nigga
Michael Francis
Confessional
Villz
By Myself
BNJMN x Maurice Moore ~ lol.
morgan karr
beg
Da Boy Dame
Do Ya Feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Adrian Marcel & Eric Bellinger
Naomi Bowler
Give You All (Prod. SevnthWonder)
Kehlani
Alive feat. Coucheron
Devon Baldwin
Keep On Loving Me (Prod. by Christoph Andersson)
JONES
Indulge
J*DAVEY
Strong Anticipation
STINT X DiRTY RADiO
As Long As Youre With Me
MVDGXNIUS
FLUID ( PLUSTFX REWORK )
Future Bounce Presents: CLBTS
Let Me Go
EKANY
I.D.N.Y (Side B)
The Weeknd
Twenty Eight ( C Y G N Remix )
DESAMPA & IMC
Icarus
AWALthe1ST
Me U & Hennessy
srsly // I WANT YOU
v a s s h
fuck it...
james blake
retrograde (cresce remix) ft. lou lettow
Nicky Danger
Back To Bed (you make me want to)
NYQUILL
INSEPARABLE
DONT
BRYSON TILLER (HELLION x ASPEN RMX)
duncan gerow
Rihanna + Evil Needle = Pour It Up
Mad Fellow
You Got It (ZEAN Remix)
JENI
Parables (Phrakture Remix)
srsly
I Want You (KɅNE remix)
eu IV
WhatYouNeed//x5
Origimoz
Comfort
Nongoma
Desire (Persian Empire Remix)
mtbrd
I Wish I Knew U
TAARONmusic
one in a million REMIX
ANYTHING
Natasha Mosley (guff☆ edit)
Bryson Tiller
Sorry Not Sorry (esta Remix)
20syl & Monsoonsiren
All You Need (from On And On
Beat Attic
aka (TLC flip)
Sango & SPZRKT
HowDoYouLoveMe(esta remix Ft. Towkio)
(dc)
REAL FT. VADA
KRNE
All My West Coast
Zak Abel
These Are The Days (Cautious Clay Remix)
Krs. // I love it demo ft. Logan
Kehlani
Get Away(esta Remix)
Rihanna
BBHMM (Cavalier Remix)
Creepa
All The Time
Vic Mensa
D.O.M.L.(esta Remix Ft Jarreau Vandal, Mr. Carmack, & Sam Gellaitry)
Snakehips
Overtime (Feat. Sasha Keable)
LA NO
Lookin for u ( My Woman ) Feat James Watss
Muneshine & Lehvi
Go Deep
Bryson Tiller
Dont (esta Remix)
MORRT
Dive Right In (Jafunk Remix)
SOS Band
High Hopes (Harrison Edit)
Tove Styrke – Ego (NVOY Remix)
Enschway
Elevators ft. Akacia
Jeremih
Dont Tell Em (Kasbo Remix) Ft. YG
Raheem Bakaré feat. Tanika
Purple Sky (Felix M. Dowell Remix)
bamfsounds
Never
Elijah Blake
I Just Wanna (Kentaro Remix)
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[Chill] Ark Patrol – Let Go (Ft. Veronika Redd)

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Ark Patrol
Let Go (ft. Veronika Redd)

Redefining all preconceptions of ‘Hawaiian music’, the latest release from island-raised Ark Patrol is both a story for the modern generation interwoven with the traditional sonic elements that encapsulate the serenity of vast ocean surrounds. ‘Let Go’ is a floating experience like no other, gently coaxed along by the dreamy vocals of Veronika Redd and a soothing soundscape that caresses the soul along every twist and turn. So immersive is it all that the blissful tropical surrounds seem within a grasp away, inspiring an almost fanatic need to lunge inside the speakers and pull it out. Nevertheless, like a seashell that has captured the sounds of its origins, there is always consolation knowing that for a fleeting moment, this slice of musical paradise will always be there to transport you to this picturesque scene whenever it is needed.

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[Hip-Hop] KR – Play My Shit (Prod. by PYRMDPLAZA)

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KR
Play My Shit (Prod. by PYRMDPLAZA)

So KR linked up with PYRMDPLAZA for a track that is one of the best Electronic and Hip-Hop collaborations we have heard. “Play My Shit” is a record that transcends genre and delivers a high energy, yet relaxing type of sound. The original track “Glassss” was released on Soulection, White Label: 011 by PYRMDPLAZA. Once the LA native grabbed a hold of the beat he poured his heart and soul on it. It’s rare now a days to find rappers who can deliver such highly emotional content but KR continues to supply only the best. With Trap percussions, eccentric vocal chops and impeccable flow you are going to find this one hard to stay away from. 

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[Rock] Imaginary People – Simple Life

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Simple Life

Somewhere on a dusty road, most likely in a Quentin Tarantino film, “Simple Life” echoes throughout a sweeping view of a desolate desert and a classic American car speeding down the sun-soaked pavement.

Ok, maybe we took things a little far there with the storytelling, but it’s not hard to do when listening to this song from this brand new artist. Yes, while it may seem like NYC-based Imaginary People have been playing for decades, what with their highly engaging and infectious sound, but their debut album release hasn’t even happened yet. In fact, this is our first look at it.

There’s something we just can’t put our finger on with “Simple Life.” There’s a certain reminiscence of Americana that’s undeniably memorable. Maybe it’s the vibrato-rich vocals from front man Dylan Von Wagner. Maybe it’s the hazy, heavily distorted guitar work. Maybe it’s the arrangement. Whatever it is, it feels familiar, and it feels like we want to keep listening over and over again.

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[Indie Folk] Folly & The Hunter – Awake

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Folly & The Hunter ➵ Awake

For a good portion of you out there, the weather is slowly changing, leaves are starting to sprout, days are starting to get longer, and your musical selections are about to get sunny, shimmery, and uplifting.

In celebration of the riddance of those icy winter months, we’re highlighting one of our favorite Indie Folk acts, Folly & The Hunter. This Montreal four-piece recently released a new tune, and it’s everything we’ve come to know and love about this up-and-coming act. With shuffling percussion, soaring piano chords, and impeccable vocal harmonies, all we can do is sit back and sport a goofy toothy grin.

When asked about the song, the band had this to say:

“Awake” was written when I had writer’s block. The song is about creating something out of nothing and forcing yourself to wake up to find spontaneity & passion in your life.

So, as the temperature starts to heat up, head out and find some adventure. Whether it’s in your own backyard, your city, or somewhere in a remote part of the globe, just do it. And, let Folly & The Hunter provide a welcome addition to your accompanying playlists.

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[Album Review] Kill Paris – Galaxies Between Us

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One of the main men behind the future funk scene, Kill Paris, finally released his debut album on April 14th, 2015. Galaxies Between Us offers up ten tracks released completely for free through his own label, Sexy Electric, which is home to free music exclusively.

Galaxies Between Us is a cosmic adventure through time and space that is comprised solely of good vibes. Even with the one colder song “You Don’t Love Me No More,” Corey manages to convey a certain level of alacrity in it. From the start with the bubbly “Arrival” until the end with the mellowed out “Tropical Dinosaur” you are embraced by an atmosphere of smooth, groovy goodness. Favorites include the introductory track, the second track on the album “Gonna Get High” and the collaboration with the firey future producer Royal, who’s released an official remix for Tegan and Sara.

Kill Paris has already made his mark on the scene, and with this album he further solidifies himself as a leading producer in the game. Identity is not something that is easily established and continuously molded, but Kill Paris manages to keep up the harvesting of some of the freshest tunes around that keep in line with his musical vision. No matter what flavors he uses, you know when you have a Kill Paris tune on your hands.

Like we mentioned before, Galaxies Between Us has been released for free, so all you need to do is head to his website for a copy. Moreover, if you enjoy the album, spread it around to your friends and loved ones!

Arrival
Gonna Get High
Summer Daze
Operate ft Royal
Space Forest
What Im Feelin
Blame It All On Your Ways ft Marty Rod
Interlude
You Dont Love Me No More
Tropical Dinosaur
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