[Future] Beshken – Hiro


There’s an interesting, almost cinematic approach in this new original Beshken tune. The chopped and panned vocals flutter along beside a cacophony of other sounds until it resolves into a lush and textured rhythm with pounding drums and a blanket of warm synths. Besh’s work is never short of emotive elements, and his shift from futuristic, hip-hop remixes to his own songs has shown quite a bit of growth for him in recent months.

The Next Wave artist is hitting a formative point in his musical journey and “Hiro,” which is defined as “generous and tolerant” in Japanese, is evident of his changing approach to the material he is putting out. This track will hold us over nicely while his upcoming EP is in the works, and it’s even available for free download here. Beshken and Next Wave are setting up a big 2015 so far, and “Hiro” is just the tip of the iceberg.

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[Indie Dance] The Weeknd – Where You Belong (Shèmce Remix)

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The Weeknd
Where You Belong (Shèmce Remix)

The Weeknd is one of those artists who is simply perfect for remixing, and even just trying to think about the number of new renditions of his music out there is staggering. Shifting gears from his sensual R&B livelihood, The Weeknd gets a gritty and groovy makeover courtesy of Shèmce. The whole track is shape shifted and structured for massive replay value, and even with the complete genre flip, the tune retains the expected amount of sexiness that comes with every Weeknd track. Shèmce clearly has no reservations about trying new things, as evident by his choices on the artists he has previously remixed (Betty Who, Ben. E. King, and Adrian Lux), and his transformation of The Weeknd’s “Where You Belong” has seen a good amount of success so far for a reason. Grab the download and kick off your week with a solid tune to warm up to.

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The Chill Dojo #120

chill dojo

The Chill Dojo returns after a short break, but the music world definitely didn’t slow down while we were taking a breather. The result is a playlist of over 40 tracks, covering all the unmissable releases in recent weeks as well as the best features from the all-important Valentines Day period.

Grabbing our attention first and foremost was Ta-ku’s incredible remix of ‘Talk Talk’, dishing up one of his most sultry pieces to date, complete with his own vocal input. Slow, pulsating drums create an atmosphere steeped in emotion that will simply wash over you. It wasn’t the only news for the George Maple hit though, with the first official remix from Moon Boots finally made available to stream. In signature fashion, the groove here is as clean as you can get, and suits the iconic vocals to a tee.

For fans of chill DnB, last week also saw the release of compilation, Then & Now, from MrSuicideSheep. As you’d imagine, it’s filled with all the best names in the game, and we’ve picked out the latest track from Rameses B to be the poster boy. It’s no surprise that the angelic voice of Holly Drummond is the perfect fit for this slice of liquid serenity, and we’re certain one listen will carry you away to the place where you’re most at ease.

Perhaps the biggest story over the period was the huge stream of Odesza remixes unleashed for the insanely popular ‘All We Need’. As much as we’d love to have featured them all, we instead decided to highlighted the amazing interpretations from Haywyre, Giraffage, and KAASI which best resonated with the vibe of the Dojo. Despite the massive influx of remixes, we assure you that each version is surprisingly unique, making this a situation where you should definitely not shy away from seeking them all out.

You’ll notice that this edition finishes with a heavy influence from Djemba Djemba. As if all this new music wasn’t enough, the immensely talented beatmaker decided to gift fans with a string of previously unreleased edits that were way too good to be simply left unheard. It took extreme self control to not throw them all in to the playlist.

That should just about cover everything for our little stint away. Consider yourself back up to speed. Peace out.

’George Maple – Talk Talk (Taku Remix)’
’George Maple – Talk Talk (Moon Boots Remix)’
’Rameses B – Utopia (ft. Holly Drummond)’
’Odesza – All We Need (Haywyre Remix)’
’Odesza – All We Need (feat. Shy Girls) (Giraffage Remix)’
’Odesza – All We Need (feat. Shy Girls) (KAASI Remix)’
’The Wombats – Greek Tragedy (Oliver Nelson Remix)’
’Ghost Loft – Talk To Me (Bearson Remix)’
’Machineheart – Circles (Samuel Remix)’
’Cherokee – Teenage Fantasy (feat. Gibbz)’
’Cherokee – Edge’
’Justin Timberlake – Suit & Tie (Jondai Remix)’
’Sucka For Love (Wantigga Flip)’
sam gellaitry – ‘to earth and back’
’Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You (Zanski Version)’
’PANG! – Touch (Original Mix)’
’DABIN – Touch feat. Daniela Andrade’
’DABIN – Running To You’
’The Geek x Vrv – Electric City’
’Baby Bash – Suga Suga (Point Point remix)’
’The xx – Shelter (Vera Cover)’
’Atlas Bound – Tell Me’
’Broken Back – Halcyon Birds’
’Above & Beyond – Sun & Moon (Deuxième Revisit)’
’Stwo & ELHAE – Oceans’
’Cosmo’s Midnight – Phantasm feat. Nicole Millar (2k15emotionalVIP)’
’Daughter – Youth (Izzard Remix)’
’Tei Shi – Bassically (HONNE Remix)’
’Drake – Just Hold On We’re Going Home (LUCA LUSH Remix ft. Kim Vallido)’
’waka flocka – o let’s do it (oshi & lege kale remix)’
’Loudun – Gold (ft. Tashka)’
’Party Girls (Lunice Remix)’
’Party Girls (Sinjin Hawke Remix)’
’Mario – Let Me Love You (Tim Gunter Remix)’
’Santell x King Henry x Djemba Djemba – Don’t Say Goodbye’
’Djemba Djemba – DARKERNATURE v2 Feat Mr Carmack’
’Djemba Djemba – brazilian ting’
’Djemba Djemba – Ecstasy feat Penthouse Penthouse’
’Djemba Djemba – Samurai Feat. King Henry’
’Djemba Djemba – fast lane’
’Djemba Djemba – Valley Tongues Part 2’
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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 41]

Sunday Night Soul

Good evening ninjas. Tonight happens to be Oscar Sunday, which means if you’re a movie fan chances are someone you were supporting did not walk away with that coveted golden statue. No need to fret though, because we’re here to save the day (sort of). While we can’t alter the results after the show (as awesome as that might be), we can help you overcome your grief with some sweet Sunday Night Soul.

One trend we’ve noticed so far in 2015 is the resurgence of some forgotten R&B stars. Names like Bobby V, Pretty Ricky & Mario happen make an appearance in this week’s list, and last week we even slipped in a little something from Immature. It’s great to see some acts who immortalized an important portion of our adolescence starting to resurface again, and we hope to hear more from them as the weeks go on. Of course, with names like kaya, Tiara Thomas, Willow Smith, everett orr, India Shawn, TYuS, Muzi and Blackbear in the mix, we’ve certainly got a bright future ahead of us as well. It would also be a shame to neglect some of the amazing producers we have gathered here too, like WIZE, dojo, R.O.M, Captain Cream, Rad Cat, lyric walls, Body Language, TastyTreatBlack Monday, SantellKing HenryDjemba Djemba, Loudun, Sinjin HawkeArman Cekin & PLS&TY. As you can tell, we’ve got quite a few stars of our own here tonight, so we’ll cut our little speech short and let you get straight to the music.

’kaya – (prod blank body)’
’Lyves – Shelter’
’Annalisa – On The Low (Feat. Jordan James)’
’Shaharah Presents: The Acoustic Project – One In A Million X Don’t Kill My Vibe’
’Twin Caverns – Gold Digger (Kanye West Rework)’
’Tiara Thomas – How It Is’
’Sway Clarke II – All Apologies (Nirvana Cover)’
’Ginette Claudette – The Most Prod. by Rice N Peas & The Egos’
’Zorenzo – We Were Happy ((Happy Z Mix)) ((Prod. Morgan Matthews))’
’Pharrell – Frontin’ (Kwasi Remix)’
’Holiday Love – James Chatburn x Jordan Rakei’
’Penelope Antena – Moonchild’
’GDNA – Reasons Ft Jo Def’
’everett orr – Closer’
’Raleigh Ritchie – The Greatest’
’India Shawn – One Sun’
’Willow Smith – Rta Prod. D’artiste’
’Molly Williams & Cosmic Quest – Higher’
’@YB – Sayin’ (Prod. By Rascal)’
’Maurice Moore – Rich’
’Eric Bellinger – Nude (Co Produced By DrewsThatDude)’
’Bobby V – Unbelievable’
’Heartbreak – Secrets (Prod. Pr3cussions)’
’Tiara Thomas – Best Kept Secret’
’Shamz Le Roc – Bus Route’
’Pretty Ricky – Puddles (Dirty)’
’Mario – Fireball (Official New Single)’
’TYuS // Silhouette’
’Mulherin featuring Jon Waltz – Royalty’
’kevin abstract – something in the way’
’Muzi – A Soul’
’Kevin Cossom – No Mo”
’PJ – I Mean It ft. Hit Boy’
’Vada – Permanent Prod. by Hector Sounds’
’Blackbear – deadroses’
’MARC E. BASSY – No Problem ft. SKIZZY MARS’
’Blackbear – 90210 ft. G Eazy’
’Z•WOODS – Sunday Best (TRAP NOiR Remix)’
’Drey Cheekz – Dont (Bryson Tiller Remix)’
’Freddster – Jungle Ways’
’Melat – We Don’t Have To Ft. SPZRKT (Payton Long Remix)’
’miguel – sure thing (remix)’
’R.O.M – Wish You Were Here (I Miss You)’
’rihanna – we ride (WIZE remix)
’Miguel – Sure Thing (dojo. remix)’
’CAPTPIZZA – think i love ya <3’
’Freddy Winter X Jodeci – Cry For Me (RMX)’
’Miso – Ache (guffstar edit)’
’Krs. Ft. Tiara Thomas – How It is’
’Justin Timberlake  – My Love (dojo. Remix)’
’George Maple – Talk Talk (Ta ku Remix)’
’ELHAE – Wonder Woman (lil.tele.edit.Thankyou.for5k.followers)’
’ELHAE – Halfway Love (LA NO FLIP)’
’Jungle – Drake (KidGhost Flip)’
’trey songz – slow motion (WIZE remix)’
’Drake ft. trey songz – replacementgirl (khadisma remix)’
’holy rain – Férina Forever (Edit)’
’R.O.M – Good Morning (Time To Wake Up)’
’Brian Folk – This Is What…..’
11fortySeVn starRo Remix’
’Preston Harris – Iloveyou (Hasta Remix)’
’rgry – me n u’
’Miss Platnum – Hüftgold (LO Remix)’
’Indila – Derniere Danse (Jeftuz Edit)’
’SIROJ – Directions feat. Cody Chesnutt (Jarreau Vandal Remix)’
’Lana Del Rey – Black Beauty (Dinnerdate Remix)’
’demo taped – I Luv U’
’Tei Shi – Bassically (HONNE Remix)’
’Childish Gambino – Sober (Captain Cream Bootleg)’
’Beyoncé – End Of Time (Feki Remix)’
’raava ☁ – aquarius’
’Cassie – Me & U (Rad Cat Remix)’
’lyric walls
’Drake feat. PartyNextDoor and Ekali – Wednesday Night Interlude Edit’
’Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl (Bamf remix)’
’Snoop Dogg & Justin Timberlake – Signs (IndigØ Jams Remix)’
’Christopher Killumbus – TheLittleThings’
’Body Language – Reset’
’Cathedrals ‡ – Want My Love (TastyTreat X BLACK MONDAY Remix)’
’Santell x King Henry x Djemba Djemba – Don’t Say Goodbye’
’Cosmo’s Midnight – Phantasm feat. Nicole Millar (2k15emotionalVIP)’
’Loudun – Gold (ft. Tashka)’
’YUNG BAE – she said yes and i danced in the snow’
’Sam Smith – Lay Me Down (POMO Remix)’
’Jeremih – Party Girls (Sinjin Hawke Remix)’
’Braeden Bailey. – four page letter’
’R.O.M – Now That I’m Alone (Memories)’
’Baby Bash – Suga Suga (Arman Cekin & PLS&TY Remix)’
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[Indie] Matrimony – Giant (Ghosts Remix)

Giant (Ghosts Remix)

Who is Ghosts? We’re not exactly sure, but this Austrian act has some incredible works making up his/her/their discography. The latest edition is a “Giant” remix of Matrimony that is a super chill indie creation. Now that the week is over, you can kick back and relax, with this song being one thing that can help you sink into the weekend. Ghosts’ production doesn’t stray too far off from the original vibe, but the act didn’t rely on Matrimony to drive things forward. The original content added into this is breathtaking to say the least. This is the fourth track released by Ghosts, and it surely won’t be the last. You can grab it, and all the other songs for free over on Soundcloud.

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Little Daylight – My Life (Halogen Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Little Daylight
My Life (Halogen Remix)

It’s only been a few weeks since this Atlanta-based producer/DJ duo has graced the pages of TMN, but Halogen has apparently been busy in the studio crafting more solid tunes. This time around, they’re taking a crack at the vocoder-heavy stylings of Little Daylight, and it’s quite spectacular.

Gone are the whimsical electro pop vibes that so many have come to swoon over for the past few years, and in their place are festival and club-friendly grooves we’ve come to expect from these two up-and-coming producers. Undeniably a dance floor pleaser, this future house interpretation calls on the original through well-crafted vocal samples, but takes on a personality of it’s own with engaging percussion work and a melody that immediately draws you in.

Look for more big things from Halogen throughout this year. We have a feeling they have plenty of tricks up their sleeves for 2015.

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[Indie/Electronic] argonaut&wasp – Future Protocol EP

Future Protocol

The Vermont duo argonaut&wasp have just self-released their new EP, Future Protocol, today. Their fusion of indie with electronic is staggering, with the mixture being taken all over the place for the different sounds that make up the four tracks on the project. From listening to Future Protocol, you get a sense that these guys are a band and not two dudes just making beats, which makes sense, because when hey play live, they actually do have a band with them! Jamming out to something like “Higher Ground” or “Pistol Pump Funk” would be a smashing good time. In contrast, “Stranger Lover” and “Crystal Stills” are more feely type tracks, with a softer sound that plays with the emotions in a more subtle manner. All four get thumbs up from this guy, and if you feel the same, head on over to iTunes to nab this project.

’argonaut&wasp – Higher Ground’
’argonaut&wasp – Stranger Lover (When You Came Into My Life)’
’argonaut&wasp – Pistol Pump Funk’
’argonaut&wasp – Crystal Stills’
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