[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #93

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As chill as this dojo is, we all need a holiday once in a while, and thankfully Ninjette Brooke was kind enough to step in during my break to make sure that the vibes kept flowing. Let’s pick up exactly where we left off and launch back into some of the best new music that has this summer thriving.

There’s no better style than tropical tunage to get things going, and no better man than Viceroy to kick-start this sun-drenched playlist. Now you’d be forgiven for anticipating the lyrics of Nicki Minaj to enter after hearing the first few chords of ‘The Life’, but thankfully it’s the sweet vocals of Penguin Prison that greet us in this 2014 anthem from Mr “Summertime All the Time”. This is the quintessential track for any beach party this year, no questions asked, but would you have expected anything less when these two names combine? I may have been on a break for a little while, but Oliver Nelson is a man who never stops pumping out one tropical gem after the next. His fiendish disco frenzy continues with his latest remix of ‘Busy Baby’, complete with those trademark slapping drums that never fail to induce some serious head bopping. Long Beach duo LBCK are another group geared up for a big summer this year, and they’re firing things up with a remix of a burning classic from Mariah Carey. The perfect combo of soul, funk and warm groove make for one hell of a start to their campaign, and it’s one we’ll watch with eager eyes.

It just wouldn’t be a summer playlist without a good showing of some Norwegian talent, and once again Bearson demonstrates that he has it in spades with another mind-blowing remix. We knew this brand of mellow house would make him blow up very soon, and we’re sure it won’t be too much longer at all before he reaches the heights he deserves. Not to be outdone, fellow countryman Matoma is another Scandinavian superstar who wields a nu-disco vibe to be revered. No stranger to a golden hip-hop acapella, his latest slice of paradise is seamless in its treatment of those untouchable lyrics, and will ensure they’re enjoyed for countless years to come. While we’re talking about stunning revivals, this Damian Marley cover from EFIX will take things to a whole new level of chill. With amazing control and pace, every minute of this delightful journey will take you to a completely new place, and is truly a marvel in musical construction. That guitar and violin partnership is absolutely mesmerizing. Rounding out this wrap-up is the latest bootleg magic from DJ AA, which hits all the right notes in its use of Sam Smith together with some dance-floor heat from 1up.

Whether you’re gunning for a holiday or just the weekend, this playlist will set the mood right to get you there. Peace out.

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The Life Feat. Penguin Prison

Tomas Barfod
Busy Baby Feat. Nina K (Oliver Nelson Remix)

Mariah Carey
Emotions (LBCK Rmx)

Nothin On My Mind (Bearson Remix)

Hold On Be Strong Vs. Big Poppa (Matoma Remix)

Damian Marley
Road To Zion ( EFIX & XKAEM Cover )

1up & Sam Smith
Gir1s (AA Latch Ibiza Bootleg)

Waiting feat. Madelyn Grant

Tom Misch

Sinead Harnett
No Other Way (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

Days With You ft Sinead Harnett (Pomo Remix)

Lay by

Memories That You Call (feat. Monsoonsiren)

Saint Pepsi
Fiona Coyne (Maxo Yo yomix)

Happy Boy

Nice Feelings

Rainbows And Skunks

The Sneekers
All You Need Is Lovin (Red Milk Remix)

If You (Original Mix)

Henry Krinkle
Stay (Justin Martin Remix)

The Avener
Fade Out Lines (Synapson Remix)

Patrick Baker

Florian Bery
The Wave

Slow Magic

Fritz 12 8

Giorgio Oehlers
I Rise

Freddie Joachim

Tales For Her

Harris Cole X Birocratic
Summer Nights

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[R&B] The Weeknd – King Of The Fall

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The Weeknd
King Of The Fall

While most of us are still deeply entrenched in our summer mindsets here in the middle of July, The Weeknd as always, is already a few steps ahead, anointing himself as the “King Of The Fall.” Though we’re not quite sure what comes with that title, the song is clearly meant to coincide with his four city tour of the same name that’s set to begin two months from now. If you’re wondering why exactly Abel can afford the crown, look no further than the track itself, in which he proceeds to describe his enviable lifestyle–full of his usual quips about women, drugs and fame. With the amount of quality material the talented singer’s been releasing for free as of late, we’re inclined to recognize his regal status, especially if he decides to return to his mixtape roots at some point in the future. In the meantime, fans should keep this one on constant rotation as they prepare for the shows with Jhené Aiko and ScHoolboy Q later this year.

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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 35]

Sunday Night Soul

If you ninjas out there are anything like us here at TMN, then it probably feels like these weekends have been flying by at a feverish pace. Despite the daunting fate of the Monday blues, it’s comforting to know that at least there’s a light waiting for you at the end of the tunnel. Going on our 35th edition of Sunday Night Soul, we’re guessing you guys know the routine by now, so we’ll try our best to get right down to business. We’ve established in the past that every week it seems to get harder and harder to name our standouts from each pack of soulful goodness. That’s why tonight we didn’t even bother, because as soon as we started, we began to realize we were listing nearly every single artist on the playlist. That means that this week the onus is on you to figure out which ones are you favorites. Chances are however, you’ll have as difficult a time as we did.

Disclosure x Sam Smith
Latch (Cover) by Daniela Andrade
Nick Hakim
The Light
Brown Sugar Nehzuil Remix
Tiffany Gouché
rocket live concept
Jordan Rakei
Out Of Touch
So Deep
Leon T. Pearl
Came Here For You (FYFE Remix)
Move Me
Lift Off ft. Sam Lao
Iman Europe
Lets Vibe (Prod. ContraBAND)

Tiffany Gouché
Slow It Down

Red Rose Ft. BNJMN & Rico Love
Barney Artist
Space (Prod. Tom Misch)
Tom Misch
Journey (K.B. Starr Vocal Mix)
Jhene Aiko
The Pressure
Rochelle Jordan
Back In The Day (Prod. KLSH)
Sex, Jazz, & Classic Tapes Prod. UZIBEATS
Mr. Mister
Broken Wings (Z.WOODS Remix)
Becky Hill
Caution To The Wind
Insert Runaway
False Calls
Realla Feat. Anderson Paak
The World Outside
Body Language
4 Real
For Yall (Feat. Eryn Allen Kane And MC Tree)
Get Away (prod. by Jahaan Sweet)
William Bolton.
Make You Mine (ft. Empress) (prod. Times New Roman)
Adrian Marcel
I Get It Ft. Casey Veggies
Kirko Bangz
Rich Feat. August Alsina
Beau Vallis
Love Stand Still Feat. Kelly Rowland (Prod. by Da Internz)
Marsha Ambrosius
Call Me (prod. By Fiya Beats)
Basement Party (feat. D.U.B.B.)
Adrian Marcel
Searching Ft. Raphael Saadiq & Snoop Dogg
Sylvia Sylvia
Sweet Wine And Valentines
Wild Side
Majid Jordan
Shlohmo x Jeremih
The Weeknd
King Of The Fall
Recognize Feat. Drake
Drop It Down
ALL I NEED (prod. Slade Da Monsta)
Relapse Ft. Iamsu!
Ordinary Girl
David Andrew Sitek X Tinashe
My Gvrls
STELLAR // Prod. by @CLBTS
The Weeknd
Loft Music (XONA Remix) PART 3
Molly Williams
Stay Dont Go (Cosmic Quest Remix)
Days In The West (Tedd Boyd Remix)
Recognize (CLBTS Future Remix)
The Code
How Many Drinks
Full Crate
Falling Off
Do You (Braeden Bailey Bootleg)
Alicia Keys
You Dont Know My Name (FRMLDN Rework)
Brown Sugar (Wes Pendleton Remix)
Tweet feat. Missy Elliott
Oops (Oh My) (Linden Jay x Fabienne Rework)
I Wanna Be Down(esta remix)
Replay (CLBTS (vip) Remix)
Jamal Muavae
Climax Featuring Usher
Show Me. Remember Me.
Sinead Harnett
No Other Way (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
Days With You (ft Sinead Harnett)(Pomo Remix)
Disclosure Ft. Sam Smith
Latch (starRo Remix)
Gush (RCADE Remix)
Craig David
Cold (Audio Monsters Remix)
Tinashe ft. Schoolboy Q
2 On (Boeboes 10K Flip)
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[Electronic] Hopium – Dreamers ft. Phoebe Lou

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Dreamers ft Phoebe Lou

The indefinite and beguiling Australian electro-double act, Hopium, first compelled listeners four months ago with their doleful debut song, “Cut.”  This week, they follow with their second single, “Dreamers,” graced by the unearthly vocals of former Snakadaktal, Phoebe Lou. With a vaporous intro, swelling synths, and soft spoken outro, the track lends both a hopeful, yet bleak soundscape.

It’s said that when you’re strung out and high on hopium, you’re clinging on the hope that what you’ve invested in will be in your favor, even when all the odds are stacked against you; and that’s exactly how this track feels. Take a listen. Maybe you can relate, along with thousands of new fans.

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[Sexy] JMR – One Time

One Time

Some of you are probably gearing up for a big night out. With festivals like Tomorrowland, Northern Nights, and Global Dance Festival, we’re safe to assume that a good amount of our fan base is heading out with full intentions on imbibing this evening.

However, we’re sure that there’s still a hefty lot of you that are looking to have a quiet night in, enjoying some vino, maybe having a few friends over, or possibly entertaining that special someone, or someone you’d like to have as your special someone. This post definitely appeals more to the latter of both the previous paragraph, and the previous sentence.

Coming out of Red Brick Songs‘ songwriter retreat, we’re offered a glimpse of an overwhelmingly sultry tune. Written and recorded by JMR, EXROYALE and Ryne Estwing of ON AN ON, “One Time” is a seductive thrill-ride reserved for only the most pristine of boudoir playlists. Comprised of a simplistic string arrangement, repetitious percussion (you know, to get that perfect rhythm) and of course, JMR’s stunning vocals, this song will surely seal the deal. If it doesn’t, he, or she isn’t worth your time, because either they’re not into you or their taste in music isn’t up to par. And let’s be honest, can you really stand to be with someone with poor taste in music?

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[Twerk] Snoop Dogg – Drop It Like It’s Hot (Tim Gunter Remix)

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Snoop Dogg
Drop It Like It's Hot (Tim Gunter Remix)

In my eyes, it’s pretty hard to remix such an anthem track like “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and do an amazing job. Not only did Tim Gunter do a great job, but he caught the attention of folks at Diplo & Friends- specifically Benzi. With a heavy brass section for the lead, and a fat 808 bass, this song will have you dropping it like it’s on fire. I typically don’t post anything except chill stuff, but how can I pass up Tim Gunter’s remix of “Drop It Like It’s Hot”. If you have a burning desire to drop it, then this Tim Gunter remix will help!

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[TMN Resident Artist] Arty spills his top 5 songs to get down to


We always love to hear our resident artist top five songs because each artist has a unique taste for what music they listen to when they aren’t working on their own stuff.

Arty has chosen five songs from different artists we all know and love so kick back and enjoy.

Audien – Hindsight
Pharrell Williams feat. Jay Z – Frontin’ (Disclosure Rework)
Above & Beyond – Blue Sky Action
Porter Robinson – Flickr (look for it at 6:37 in the mix provided)
Mat Zo feat. The Knocks – Get Down 2 Get Up
Pharrell ft. Jay Z (Disclosure ReWork)
Above & Beyond feat. Alex Vargas
Blue Sky Action (Radio Edit)
porter robinson
bbc radio 1 (2 hour essential mix)
Mat Zo ft The Knocks
Get Down 2 Get Up
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