[Indie/Electronic/Synth-Pop] Cut Copy – Like Any Other Day

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Cut Copy
Like Any Other Day

The seventh annual Record Store Day took place this past Saturday and music fans from around the world gathered to support their local record shops and get their hands on some pieces of new music from their favorite artists.

The long list of releases included some big names like Sunny Day Real Estate, LCD Soundsystem, CHVRCHES, and Disclosure to name a few. Also on that list were Australian synth-pop pioneers Cut Copy. Releasing a double-sided 10” vinyl, the band made their B-side single Like Any Other Day, available to stream. This psychedelic ballad is filled with a beautiful blend of sweeping synth and acoustic melodies that show why Cut Copy continue to be one of Australia’s finest exports of electronic music.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #81

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There’s no better way to wind down the long weekend than lounging about with with a dose of chill music, and we just so happen to have a stack of quality tunes to share for playlist #81. If you caught our new Kygo post from earlier in the week, then it’s really no surprise to be seeing his name atop this list. Kygo + Benjamin Francis Leftwich is just the perfect combination to be happening in music right now, and we hope there’s plenty more of this to come. Thankfully he’s not the only artist to be dabbling in these sweet vocals, as we’ve got another Chill Dojo favorite in Manila Killa providing more summertime vibes with that same floating sensation crafted throughout. We’ve never pictured Norway as a tropical destination, but you could easily be fooled by the glorious sounds consistently pumped out by its artists. Bearson’s remix of “Savanna” certainly hits the sweet spot as far as this style goes, serving as your musical portal straight into the isles of the Caribbean. From there, we shift gear straight into the some future beats from Jonah Baseball. There’s not much out there we can tell you on this new name in the scene, but he’s got support from Lindsay Lowend, and his newest release ‘Louisville Slugger’ is straight fire, so by that token we’re firmly in his team as well. As far as other new names go, the music collective Moving Castle has just brought out a fresh compilation overflowing with insane future sounds, so be prepared for the next four tracks to wow your ears like you wouldn’t believe. Sydney producer UNO Stereo will continue that feeling with his bouncey remix of ‘Dreams’, not only delivering a killer instrumental but masterfully molding in the band’s vocals to his style. Add his name to your list of Australian artists to follow with close attention. Speaking of attention, ‘Latch’ remixes have certainly been a hot topic over the past week, and Maryland’s MisterMack has given us one of the best with his slick interpretation. Flowing through different styles and emotions, this version will capture your full attention and have your body grooving for an experience that is a natural human response to musical genius like this. We end this week’s write-up with one of the smoothest sounds to hit the blogosphere this week in the form of ‘Foolish’ from UK duo Blonde. Ryan Ashley serves up some stunning vocal work over some serious poolside vibes, making this one a certified jam to be played out across the warmer months.

This all comes together as the perfect pick-me-up to get you going again after the weekend’s festivities. As for us, the search for good music never stops. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #81 zip

 

Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Shine (Kygo Remix)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
1904 (Manila Killa Remix)
Dan Siegel
Savanna (Bearson Remix)
Jonah Baseball
Louisville Slugger
Jailo & Kappa Kavi
Soda Glaciers
Mariah Carey
Youre Mine (Hunt for the Breeze x Manila Killa Edit)
Dirty Chocolate x Bonae Bonae
Wave
Vices
Wanna Luv U
Wet
Dreams (UNO Stereo Remix)
Disclosure
Latch (MisterMack Version)
Blonde
Foolish (feat. Ryan Ashley)
Juun feat. Sam Smith
When Its Alright
ZHU
Cocaine Model.
Miami Horror
Real Slow (Midnight Pool Party Remix)
One Direction
You And I (Louis La Roche Remix)
How To Dress Well
Words I Dont Remember (Toyboy & Robin Edit)
Point Point
Life In Grey (Fakear Remix)
The SAME
Soul Calling
The Aston Shuffle
Tear it Down (GAMPER & DADONI Remix)
The Geek x Vrv
Midnight Thoughts
Snoop Dogg
Drop It Like Its Hot (Kartell Remix)
Logic ft. Jhene Aiko
Break It Down (Louis Futon Remix)
Reva DeVito
Friday Night (Prod. By KAYTRANADA)
Raphael Saadiq Feat. QTip
Get Involved (Jean Tonique Edit)
QTip
Work It Out (Stint Remix)
Late Night Radio
Dreams Of Love (ft. The Geek x VRV)
TMass & Skrux
Lost In The Sea (Skrux Remix)
Hermitude
Ukiyo
Rvdical the Kid & MisterMack
Ethereal
Samuel Truth
RIP Chiaotzu
Zack The Lad
Mek Dem
London Grammar
Interlude (PRFFTT & Svyable Remix)
V A G A B O N D
Her
kenji
Infinite
kaytranada
hot jazzy belle (carmack edit)
D I V E R S A
Space
Sunni Colón
Temple (esta. remix)
$aturn
Affection
Cosmic Quest
Water Winds (Feat Molly Williams)
Alicia Keys
Feeling You, Feeling Me (GDNA Remix)
Haan808
Vaurora
T.Hemingway
WhereAreYou
RJ Tripps
Someday
Oaktree
La Fin
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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 23]

Sunday Night Soul

This is a special day folks, and I’m sure plenty of you already know why. While we won’t explicitly spell it out for you, we hope many of you celebrated the occasion in your own special ways. However, there is one matter of business left to take care of, and that’s making sure you end your night on the right note, with some Sunday Night Soul.

While we expected to have plenty more holiday “anthems” to provide you with tonight, we still believe we have the perfect lineup to zone out to, and help lull you into dreamland. We can’t help but feel a special connection to this week’s crop of tracks, but maybe that’s because a few of these already helped carry us through our day as well.

Sunni Colón was certainly a popular man this week, as his track “Temple” was remixed by three of our favorite producers, staRo, Esta and Hasta. It’s tough to pick a favorite from that group, but right now we’d have to give the crown to Esta. Impressive performances were also turned in from the likes Namuun AriunRachel Foxx, The Internet, Acropolis Sound, Teyana Taylor, Nina Sky, Kidepo, Sophia Black, Echo, Vanessa Elishakutthrowt, kenji, RVDICAL THE KID, MisterMack, Anushka, Tourist and Reva DeVito & Kaytranada. Of course the fun doesn’t stop there, so as an added bonus, we’ve also included the full album stream of Blackbear‘s The Afterglow, to ensure the maximum amount of feels. You already know the drill folks, and if you’re not high for this right now, we’re sure you’ll be feeling something once you reach the end of this one (and we don’t mean the munchies).

Namuun Ariun
Painter (ft. TEME)
RACHEL FOXX
BEFORE YOU
Chiara Noriko
Feels So Right
mathien
Youve Made A Stone Outta Me
Matthewdavid
In My World
Versis
Deep Seated Feat. Kid A (prod. by B.Lewis)
Collarbones
Burnout
Raleigh Ritchie
Stay Inside (The Internet Remix)
Sunni Colón
Temple (starRo Remix)
Men Among Boys
Presence of Man
The Harpoons
Unforgettable
LO Feat Adrian Daniel
Fool (Acropolis Sound Remix)
Teyana Taylor
Sorry
Above and Beyond
Sun And Moon (Rnb Cover By Christian Joseph)
Lyrica
Freakin (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
Future
I Be U
August Alsina
Backseat
Mike Jay
Real Strippers
Jennifer Hudson
Walk It Out featuring Timbaland
JAZMIN Sisters
You ft. IAMSU
Ballad
You
Teedra Moses
Be Your Girl (B.Cause Draft Day Blend)
August Alsina
FML (Feat. Pusha T)
Nina Sky
STONERS Ft. Smoke Dza (Prod. by SKY NDGO)
Xander Ghost
Subliminal
Alex Jordahl
Lie To You
Kidepo
Reds
sophia black
OVR AGN (Prod. by BASECAMP)
Echo
Constellation (Prod. by Persian Empire) (‘Midnight Chronicles’ out May 12)
Vanessa Elisha
Midnight Swim (Prod. By GXNXVS)
Plue Starfox
M A Z I E
Trey Songz
Nana (XONA Remix)
Movement
Us (kutthrowt edit)
kuma & Telescope Thieves
Control
from the roof top
Snipers theme (Da P edition)
Kxngs
The Undesirable One
kenji
Lucy
Losco.
Bae Bae
SKVTR
Cyprus

kenji
What Youve Done

Sunni Colón
Temple (Hasta Edit)
TLC
No Scrubs (Benji Boko Remix)
Aaliyah x TRC
Rock The Boat Skinny Jeans Mix
Ashanti x elkco
rock with you
DAngelo
Spanish Joint (Kero One Remix) *NEW*
Harrison x Maddee
What I Said
SevnthWonder
Fantasy
Sunni Colón
Temple (esta. remix)
RVDICAL THE KID
Rain Down On Me
Demon
You Are My High (Picard Brothers Edit)
Duncan Gerow
Teedra Moses + IAMNOBODI = Be Your Girl
Disclosure
Latch (MisterMack Version)
Alina Baraz
Art Of Persuasion(esta. remix)(So On Tape Available NOW!)
elkco
SHE GOT DAT VIBE
kuma •ᴥ•
sumimasen
Lindsay Lowend
Body Party Instrumental (SNES version)
Anushka
Atom Bombs
Tourist
Patterns (feat. Lianne La Havas)
Reva DeVito
Friday Night (Prod. By KAYTRANADA)
Snakehips
Forever
Hermitude
Ukiyo
Mariah Carey
Youre Mine (Hunt for the Breeze x Manila Killa Edit)
R ASH
I Own You

Bonus

Blackbear
The Afterglow (FULL ALBUM STREAM)
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[Glitch Hop] Jontron – Desert Song

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Jontron
Desert Song

After a pilgrimage to the desert for that three day adventure that so many people are talking about, local Denver DJ/Producer Jontron is already back at the keyboard drawing up some tunes based on his inspirations from Coachella.

Utilizing samples from the Temptations, Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel, Jontron has taken a departure from his club-centric house style to provide his fans with a groovy, poolside pleaser that calls on associations of fellow Coloradan glitch hop producers.

So, pour yourself a nice, tall drink and throw on your boardshorts. It’s summertime, as far as Jontron is concerned.

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ZHU – The Nightday EP [MUST HEAR]

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This 6 track EP from ZHU was just released on Mind Of A Genius, and it’s the best thing in your life right now. Three of the tracks had already been released, including the viral sensation “Faded” as well as “Superfriends.” and “Paradise Awaits.”. But these three new gems will make it nearly impossible to pick a favorite. Starting with “Cocaine Model.”, can you really go wrong with coke and models? I think not. Next we got “The One.” and what a surprise, it’s just as flawless as the rest, also featuring a some hard hitting Deep House vibes. Last  is “The One” with yet more infectious lyrics and seamless transitions and synth work. Happy 420 everyone, smoke one to these anthems. Cheers.

Click here to download on iTunes. 

ZHU
Cocaine Model.
ZHU
Stay Closer.
ZHU
The One.
ZHU
Paradise Awaits.
ZHU
Faded.
ZHU
Superfriends.

Released 4/20 via MOAG

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[TMN DOES MIAMI RIGHT] Ultra + WMC 2014 Review

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Welcome to my Ultra-world. It is a land filled with sun, sex, sounds, and sea. The energy here is relentless, the pace is fast. People come from around the globe to experience the narcotic pulse of bass that emanates throughout the city. Come with us as we voyage in to the depths of debauchery and dance, and experience the glory that is known as Miami Music Week.

Pool parties are a mainstay of the Winter Music Conference, so let our journey begin in South Beach at the Raleigh Hotel pool for the DIM MAK Miami Beach Party. Here we can observe the one and only Steve Aoki in his natural habitat. Aoki provides copious entertainment for all, and he is generous enough to even give some of his devoted following cake and champagne! Though very little of these accoutrements actually make it in to anyone’s mouths, it’s the thought that counts. Other notables to be taken from the environment are Deorro, The Chainsmokers, 3lau, Felix Cartel, and Autoerotique. Amidst the hard hitting, fist pumping, in-your-face beats that DIM MAK records is known for, we can’t help but to be pleased with the plethora of beauty and movement that surrounds us. A large pool waits patiently behind, framed in a soft blue hue and coaxing weary partiers towards it cool waters with the promise of buoyancy. As the party wanes, we trickle with the masses back on to Collins Avenue and become engulfed in an ocean of neon, skin, and cars that cost more than most families homes.

New Dim Mak Music!

Back across the bay and just a couple miles north of the Ultra Music Festival, we now travel to a chic and sensuous lounge nestled in the heart of Wynwood. The famed area is known for its walls; ever-changing murals blanket the buildings. The crackle and hiss of spray paint can be heard around every corner and an aroma of acrylic permeates the nostrils like a vandal’s potpourri. Be mindful of the razor wire on your right as we meander towards The Social Lubricant. TSL’s staff holds up to the lounge’s name, offering courteous and brisk service along with reasonable drink prices (for Miami). Absorb the deep house beats put on tonight by the likes of underground sensation Thugfucker. That’s right, Thugfucker. While the American and Icelandic combination of Greg Oreck and Holmar Filipsson could certainly play until 5am, the line up tonight will not require them to. Both of the boys are in excellent spirits this evening from the looks of it. Their connection with their crowd is palpable. Each twist and turn of their set seems to mean something, each bassline tickles the stapes in a profound way. Don’t forget about Thugfucker’s buddies either. Matt Tolfrey, Nick Curly, Francesca Lombardo, and many others are here as well to ensure auditory satisfaction. Are you hungry? There’s a sushi bar in the back corner to compliment your ethanol if you so choose…I would highly suggest it, we’ll be here awhile.

Thugfucker live

We’ve shown you South Beach and gone underground in Wynwood, so let’s venture now to what everybody has been waiting for; let’s go to Ultra Music Festival 2014! A cab is necessary because parking is the worst clusterfuck you’ve ever seen in your life. I am scheduled to interview Art Department, Paper Diamonds, and Vello Virkhaus prior to partaking in any of the festivities. You’ll notice that there, regrettably, is no press area within Ultra’s grounds…there IS, however, a mega yacht docked right next to the grounds that we can use. After delightful conversation coupled with a Krewella photo-op and a chance brush by with Zedd (he has sparkly eyes, pay no mind to my screaming “Zedd! You’re awesome!”), we tromp through the hidden workings back stage to make our way over to the Underground stage. Cue the sensory overload!

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[House] EDX – Cool You Off

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EDX
Cool You Off

EDM powerhouse EDX has recently come out with an ultra-clean dance tune called “Cool You Off”. I envision this tune played at a Miami pool party (granted, I am bias).

Hot crowd, chill vibe, copious libations. The bass line on this one is deep, the kick is peppy, vocals are smooth and relaxing. I would loop this thing on 16 bars for 20 minutes and no one would give a damn. Sip on a mojito, relax by the pool, and blast this baby to get everyone dancing and feeling fantastico.

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