[MP3 Playlist] The Christmas Chill Dojo #2

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It’s crazy to think that it’s already been another year since our first Chillmas dojo, but we’re far too preoccupied with kicking back to the amazing music that 2013 has delivered to even care about how time flies. It’s time once again to get festive with our gift to you in another stacked playlist overflowing with presents for your ears. So amidst all the Christmas rush, take some time to treat yourself and chill out. It’s the holiday season after all.

It’s only fitting that we kick things off with one of the biggest stories of 2013, the Hypem Chart climber himself in Kygo. The young Norwegian has certainly made a name for himself this year with a steady stream of brilliant downtempo remixes, and he continues his wave of success with another genius edit. In signature fashion, Kygo elevates the beautiful vocals to float atop his cloud of happiness, with the usual splashes of tropical flavour and infectious bouncing bassline. And while we’re riding that wave of ecstasy, dojo favourites Goldroom are there to continue this feeling with their synth-pop rendition of ‘All Eyes on You” featured last week. You know the deal when it comes to the best of nu-disco acts out there, but there’s nothing like a good sax solo to really seal it. It must really be the silly season, because it’s not often we throw the name Justin Bieber around these parts, but Manila Killa has delivered a Christmas gift that is well worth a bite. He has certainly worked his magic on this flip, because this lush mix will actually make you swallow your pride and jam out to Biebz like an obsessed pre-teen. Just roll with it, we won’t judge. There’s definitely no conflict in pumping some Lindsay Lowend though, and the next level production in ‘Basement Dweller Overture’ is like a journey through sound. Prepare yourself for what comes at the 2 minute mark, because it may just rock your world. Stwo was another revelation in 2013, and the master beatmaker has been nonstop all year. It’s poetic that we have another smooth remix to get lost in before the year is up. And so cues the mellow part of the playlist, with Belgium’s WiSkiM to carry us away with an ambient masterpiece, layered with gorgeous sampling of Ellie Goulding.

That wraps up another incredible year of music, and there’s no doubt that 2014 will only deliver more creativity that will further blow our minds. In true chill fashion, the dojo will be taking a little break for a while to relax and refresh for everything the new year brings. Until then, keep it cool over these holidays. Peace out.

The Christmas Dojo #2 zip

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Younger (Kygo Remix)
St. Lucia
All Eyes On You (Goldroom Remix)
Justin Bieber Ft. Boyz II Men
Fa La La (Manila Killa Flip)
Lindsay Lowend
Basement Dweller Overture
MythSyzer
Bonbon a la menthe (Stwo Remix)
WiSkiM
Walk Away
Chloe Martini
Temptation
Reva DeVito
Sweetest Taboo
Benzamak
This Is How You Make Me Feel
S.F.T
Medicine
Emoh Instead
Why Cant You (Say So) (Hayden James Remix)
Air Zaire
Sanibel feat. Patrick Baker
Jordan Rakei
Imagine (Moods Remix)
Satin Jackets feat. KLP
For Days (Flamingo Drive Rmx)
Blitzzz
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Usher
Climax (Dividem Remix)
Disclosure
Latch (Stwo & Phazz Edition)
Sade
Nothing Can Come Between Us (Pomo Edit)
Crystal Bats
  Falling In Love (Louis La Roche Remix)
Jonessa
Thinking About You (J Art & Madan Remix)
Star Slinger
II/IV
Lane 8
How I Feel
Lana Del Ray
Young And Beautiful (Jam Couché Bootleg)
Rihanna vs. Daft Punk
Stay In The Horizon (Carlos Serrano Mix)
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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 6]

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Hope your chestnuts are roasting over an open fire, because tis the season to be soulful (or something to that effect). Here at The Music Ninja, we’ve really gotten into the spirit of the Holidays. While none of these tracks are explicitly Christmas themed, we believe we have the right mix here to keep your spirits up and your hearts warm. From remixes of classics by Alicia Keys, Lloyd, and Drake, to new melodies by artists like Tom MischThe Internet, Blackbear, T. Mills, and Py, there’s enough stocking stuffers here to keep everyone in the family happy. So gather around the tree, take a seat in a comfy pair of pajamas, and hold that mistletoe steady, because we hope this edition of Sunday Night Soul is one of the best gifts you unwrap all week (we think Santa would be very proud.)

Tom and Laura Misch
Follow
The Internet ft. NickyDavey
Timeless
Terrace Martin
Hey You! (Feat. Preston)
Ruth Koleva
What Am I Supposed To
Zara McFarlane
Open Heart
FTSE
HOLE WHYD WURLD (ft.FEMME)
Michael Carreon . Joyce Wrice
I Like It
K.Raydio & Psymun
Joyride
Reva DeVito
Sweetest Taboo
Victoria Brooke
Anywhere (Produced by J1K)
T. Mills
Coldest Winter ft. BLACKBEAR
Doddy
Your New Girl
Travis Garland
Let Me Show You
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Tipping Point (featuring Echo)
Py.
Swimming Slow
Estère
Flash Light feat Oddisee
SevnthWonder
Miami Vice (ft. Freddie Jackson)
Exmag
True Love From The Future
Stwo
Virgo ft. Shay Lia (Jarreau Vandal Rework)
Esta.
WhateverUNeed (ft. JBird)
Lloyd
Get It Shawty / Professa Remix
Alicia Keys
UDntKnwMyNme (RJ Tripps Remix)
Alicia Keys + Sango
Unthinkable
Rihanna vs. Daft Punk
Stay In The Horizon (Carlos Serrano Mix)
Drake x Jhené Aiko
From Time (Full Crate Remix)
Chloe Martini
Temptation (Khadisma Remix)
i.V.
Fall
4e
Hesitant Oath
GDNA
(Re)Fixing Bad Habits
Like
MoDESTo
Ciara
Overdose (Dave Luxe Remix)
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[Jazz] Jaze Baqti – Without A Word

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Day 02 : Jaze Baqti
Without A Word (Free Download)

We rarely feature jazz here on TMN, but after hearing Jaze Baqti’s “Without a Word,” we might have to start seeking more out. This Auckland based producer is best known for his hip hop production, but today we’re presenting his latest tune, which is heavily rooted in classic jazz stylings.

Draped over a sexy hip hop beat, this tune will take you straight into a smokey Chicago club circa 1940. With understated percussions, a reptitious piano melody and frenetic bouts of trumpeting, this is an easy one to get lost in. We suggest you pour yourself a rocks glass of whisky, and really soak this one in.

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[Groovy] Busta Rhymes – Dangerous (Primat Remix)

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Day 00 : Busta Rhymes
Dangerous (Primat Remix) (Free Download)

Just last month, French producer Primat dropped a unique remix, and we’re just now stumbling across it. Kicking ourselves over missing this change of pace interpretation of Busta’s “Dangerous,” this remix is groovy, simplistic and makes you want to press play again and again.

The playful, dialed back nature fits impeccably with Busta’s quick fire flow, providing us with a really addicting tune.

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[Aww Yeah ] Juan Cristobal – Coconuts, Palm Trees & Bikinis

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Day 22 : Juan Cristobal
Coconuts, Palm Trees & Bikinis

Mele Kalikimaka, ninjas! The purveyor of tasty island inspired, down-tempo beats has just served up another warm weather stunner to take you away from your snowy surroundings.

Juan Cristobal continues to develop his knack for making sexy tunes, packed with tropical tones and slow, rolling basslines. Grab a bottle of suntan lotion, some rum and head for the beach. If you don’t have a beach, your neighbors hot tub will have to do.

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[Goodness] Lonely Child – Tuesday

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Lonely Child
Tuesday

As we wind down the week before Christmas, we’re all looking for a way to escape the madness. The holidays have seemingly become a whirlwind of mass consumerism, driving each of us to kill ourselves trying to find the perfect gift, or squeeze in time for those we may have not have spent that much time with over the course of the year. In the hectic nature of the season, it’s a real treat to kick back and listen to the message that Lonely Child is sending our way.

This one man recording act has a delightfully orchestrated tune in “Tuesday,” which urges to fall back on the ones we love in times of stress. The soothing messages are coupled with his reassuring tone, wavering in and out of clicking percussions, enticing guitar riffs and haunting synths.

This track is the second in his five track EP, which is being distributed in an interesting way. Check out what Bryan Ray (Lonely Child) had to say about it:

The Monday EP is a 5 song EP that you have just subscribed to. Your subscription gets you each album track and its instrumental version two weeks before the public release date. The coolest part is that you get to hear the album as I make it, knowing that while you wait for the next track, I’m working tirelessly to write and produce the best music I can to make I’m proud of and that you’re a part of.
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[Folk] Oh Hellos – Family Christmas Album

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It’s that time of year. For the past month we’ve been barraged with the likes of Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Dean Martin and all of the rest of those iconic Christmas crooners. The classics have their place in infamy, solidifying themselves in Christmas lore from the day they were released till the end of time.

While we will always appreciate these, and admittedly just listened to the “A Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack, we love when people add in a little modern flare to these timeless tunes. That’s exactly what we’re highlighting today, spreading the Christmas cheer by serving up four new tunes from the Oh Hellos.

With a folk driven interpretation, this Texas based indie outfit have covered some solid holiday songs. The EP, which just dropped a few days ago, features “Begin and Never Cease,” “Silent Night, Holy Night,” “Every Bell on Earth Will Ring,” and “Rejoice! Rejoice!”

Whether you’re sick of the holiday tunes or not, these are well put together, overflowing with twangy folk goodness. So, get in the holiday spirit. Invite some friends or family over for dinner, throw this EP on and have a happy holiday.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, ninjas. We wish you and your families good health, wellness and joy.

The Oh Hellos Family Christmas Album
Rejoice! Rejoice!
The Oh Hellos Family Christmas Album
Begin and Never Cease
The Oh Hellos Family Christmas Album
Silent Night, Holy Night
The Oh Hellos Family Christmas Album
Every Bell On Earth Will Ring
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