[NEW] Kid Cudi – Going To The Ceremony (Prod. WZRD)

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Going To The Ceremony (Prod WZRD)

With Indicud still fresh on our minds, Kid Cudi decided to unleash a brand new single today. Produced through his WZRD side project, “Going To The Ceremony” features Cudi once again channeling his inner rock persona over a drifting, guitar driven instrumental. While some were left disappointed with the Kid from Cleveland’s last project, this one is sure to please Cudi fans of all types. Check out the freebie above, and let us know what your thoughts are on Cudi taking another stab at exploring his rock alter ego.

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[Garage/House] Kidnap Kid – Survive

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One of London’s hottest electronic exports right now Kidnap Kid continues to shine as perhaps the  most appealing producer of the Summer. Already a force in his native U.K.; singles “So Close”, “Animaux” and “Thin Lines” have begun to carve out a spot in the hearts and minds of American listeners. His latest effort “Survive”, out on Black Butter Records was dropped on the World this morning, following suit with a pattern of melodic vitality that has put him on so many music radars this year. “Survive” appears to be the more restrained B-Side to the aforementioned “Thin Lines”, and takes a slow burner approach with a more reluctant, but very grooveable tune this time around.  The track builds on itself throughout, fusing hollow drums, a subtle vocal loop and what seems to be Kidnap Kid’s signature synth kit. Have a listen for yourself, and be ready for more material from the young wunderkind this Summer season.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #42

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Holidays are the best, well that is unless your social media feeds are full of pictures of everyone else taking them. For all those gearing up for the working week ahead instead of packing their suitcases,  this dojo’s got you covered with plenty of chill tunes for that little slice of the holidays with every listen.

We start with the latest from a favourite UK producer in Kidnap Kid, who enlists the sweet voice of Lotti for  a smooth house track that makes the perfect ingredient to any summer. Gorgeous piano stems and progression make this one to be played again and again, all season long. But no matter the temperature outside, this next feature will be sure to heat things up wherever it’s played. Leo Kalyan, a fresh UK artist, makes his first post on Soundcloud one to remember with a downright sexy refix of Duke Dumont’s  ‘Need U (100%)’. This has all the makings of a true babymaker, with the slowed vocals blended to perfection with the deep atmosphere and pure vibes. Just wait for the hums to kick in…magic. While the UK seems to be the hub for these amazing sounds right now, Canada’s Kaytranada is no stranger to some deep groove either, and makes the case for his home country with an infectious beat that is slick beyond words. And while we’re talking slick beats, Metic, a downtempo beatmaker from Hong Kong, brings us a super fun bootleg that couldn’t be more summer if it tried. A funky mix of Dre and Snoop with chilled guitar riffs makes for an interesting recipe, but boy does he pull it off with amazing results. The final mention goes to a track that was easily predicted for the dojo the instant the artists’ names were read, as the combination of Follow Me and Satin Jackets was always going to be a shoe-in. It’s disco, laid-back, and everything this dojo’s about.

So no matter what’s on the agenda for the week ahead, this edition is one dose of relaxation to enjoy whenever you want. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #42 zip

Thin Lines feat. Lotti
leo kalyan
need u 100% vs running
Busta Rhymes x Janet Jackson
What Its Gonna Be? (Kaytranada Edition)
Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg
Nuthin but a G Thang (Metics Summertime Bootleg)
Somethin Bout You (Satin Jackets Remix)
Boards of Canada
Nothing is Real.mp3
Elliot Berger
Hanging On ft. Thallie Ann Seenyen (Cross Them Out Remix)
Cyril Hahn
Perfect Form ft. Shy Girls
Migos
Bando (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
Embrace
Meta
Atticus
Atlantic Connection
Fourzero41 (Jason Burns Remix)
FREE DL
Brent Still Life
Moods
Reflections
Elaquent
Whatever She Wants
Qiwu
Narayama.mp3
Qiwu
Introspection.mp3
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[Indie] Bear Attack – Lucidity

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Lucidity

A while back we introduced you to Los Angeles based indie rock outfit Bear Attack and their single “Backpack.” Today we’re happy to bring you the latest release from this harmony based five piece, “Lucidity.”

Bear Attack will be posting 3 singles this summer (one each month, culminating in a music video for the last one) and “Lucidity” is the first (yes…like the Tame Impala song, they didn’t know until it was too late…).

This slow building melodic beauty embodies what we’ve come to love about the band. The ethereal harmonies give so much depth to their music, and quickly hook you in for the ride.

 

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[Fresh] Free n Losh – The Best is Yet to Come EP

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One of our most cherished parts about doing what we do is when we hear something completely unexpected. And it’s even better when we hear something completely unexpected from an artist that we’ve never heard of.

Yes, Toronto based Producer Duo Free n Losh are somewhat new to the game, but they have a sound that’s decadently rich with history and skill. With their eclectic taste in music they are creating a sound that is loved by connoisseurs of the classics, hip hop and electronica alike.

Take “Things You Don’t Understand” for example. The soulful gospel inspired lyrics play beautifully with the jazz centric hip hop beats. Ray Charles vocals are left in such a natural state that the original tones feel completely organic and unscathed.

Track after track, Free n Losh impress us; they blend classic tunes from the likes of Led Zepplin and Frank Sinatra with modern production techniques. It’s simply overwhelming in all the best ways. With too many talking points to cover, we’ll just let you simply listen. Get ready to go for a ride. This is one of the most impressive things we’ve heard in the past few months.

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Things You Dont Understand
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Shes Leaving Home
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The Best Is Yet To Come
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Babe Im Gonna Leave You
Free n Losh
Where Do They Go?
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The Trap Dojo #44 [MP3 Playlist]

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Way late on the Trap dojo this week, some serious EDC withdrawals were going down. Starting off with TWRK’s newest release titled “Nolia” and sampling the OG Juvenile track “Nolia Clap”.  remix from Ryan Hemsworth of Birdy Nam Nam‘s track “(The Golden Era) Of El Cobra Discoteca”. Next is a clip of an unreleased track from none other then TNGHT, it’s massive. Anytime Yellow Claw teams up with Yung Felix you already know it’s going to be nuts, and this track “Dancefloor Champion” is so on point. Enjoy the rest on your own, and TuRn^.

TWRK
NOLIA
Birdy Nam Nam
(The Golden Era) Of El Cobra Discoteca (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
TNGHT
ID
Yellow Claw & Yung Felix
Dancefloor Champion *FREE DOWNLOAD*
Laura Mvula
Green Gardens (Djemba Djemba Remix)
Martin Garrix
Animals (TIMarburys TRAP)
Coyote Kisses
Black Cat
Migos
Bando (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
Kanye West
Send It Up (THUGLI Remix)
New Slaves (Gold Top Remix)
Kicks N Licks
Going Ham ft. Mighty High Coup
Elvis Crespo
Suavemente (Kennedy Jones Remix) (Party Favor Edit)
Danny Brown
Kush Coma Feat. A$AP Rocky, Zelooperz (prod. SKYWLKR)
Huey
Pop Lock N Drop (Candylands OG Remix)
Kim Cesarion
Undressed (Phat Deuce Remix) (FREE DL IF U LOOK LIKE RYAN GOSLING)
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[Rock] Crooked Hands – The Stream

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This self released rock tune has got our attention, and with good reason. This cinematically crafted song by Newcastle based rockers, Crooked Hands, is rife with emotional undertones, frenetic bouts of intense drumming and strumming, and carefully orchestrated finger picking. It may not be the best choice for your Friday night activities, but it demands to be played over and over again.

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