[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2013 Round #2)

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Why does it feel like the moment your paycheck hits the bank, it’s gone before you even offer to buy it a drink? Can’t it just stay for a while? Just a little? If you feel abandoned by your hard working dollars, no need to fret. You’ve got the Indie Dojo to get you through the next excruciating couple weeks before your next one arrives. Not only is the Dojo as frequent, if not more, than a weekly paycheck,  it’s free-er than air, requires no hard work and stays in the internet bank from the first playlist deposited. Consider it a savings account that continues to grow will little to no effort. And the best part of it is?….It wants nothing more then spend time with you….

Palehound
Pet Carrot
The Daydream Club
Soundwaves of Gold (Remix)
Second Hand Heart
Spending My Time
Magic Trick
Come Inside
Keston Cobblers Club
A Scene of Plenty

 

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[Remix] Kenna – Relations (Feat. Childish Gambino)

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Relations Featuring Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino has been all over the place lately as he prepares for the release of his upcoming album, Because The Internet. This time he teams up with Kenna, hopping on the remix of his recent single, “Relations.” You know Bino knows a thing or two about relationships, which is exactly why he fits right in with the kooky 80’s inspired atmosphere, complimenting the funky vibes with some bold punchlines and hilarious ad-libs. Check out the single above, and stay on the lookout for Childish’s next project, set to drop next month.

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[Nu-Disco] Mansions On The Moon – Radio (Juno Ray Remix)

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Radio (Juno Ray Remix)

While we may have slightly missed the ship when Juno Ray’s (who’s real name is Tae Gyun Kim) poppy nu-disco remix of Mansions On The Moon’s hyper-successful single “Radio” first released; we were delighted when it once again recirculated into our stream of consciousness.  Juno Ray, the young case study in question here, hails from South Korea and cut his teeth as a classical musician before jumping into the world of electronica. Already taking on the likes of Chromeo, Yelle, and The Knocks; Mansions On The Moon fell perfectly in line with the recent body of Juno Ray remix work. This new take on “Radio” makes sure not skimp on that four-to-the-floor nu-disco shimmer or robust synth play and takes MOTM’s luminous dream-pop in another direction entirely. Check out Juno Ray’s remix above, and grab this one as a free download while you’re at it.

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[Deep-House] option4 – Deep Diamonds

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Deep Diamonds

option4’s stock once again continues to rise behind his ever consistent, layered and soulful brand of house music. “Deep Diamonds”, option4’s latest record on fledgling house label Night Supply, reveals yet another layer of artistic prowess as the tune rides a carefully composed knife edge between old-school House, Deep-House and pure pop instrumentation. Immediately, precisely compressed kick-drums charge up the build before a brief breakdown grants its listener a tinge of breathing room, while a deeply rooted synth pcarries the entire movement into clubland. Furthermore- in what has been becoming an option4 staple- it is a spliced and reworked vocal track which ultimately steals the show, this time from Lou Vega’s 2008 house anthem “Diamond Life”. As 2013 begins to wind its way down, 2014 appears to be an absolute breakout year for the surging producer with an already steady stream of melodic dance output racking up serious plays and support from the world over; which in turn has also resulted in his being tabbed as author of the most recent mix for the almighty Discobelle Records. We recommend you give that set a rinse as well if you have the time today. “Deep Diamonds” is being released as a free download, and we can’t help but urge our dance aficionados to nab a copy. Hop to it.

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[Chill] Jhené Aiko – Stay Ready (What A Life) (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

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Stay Ready (What A Life) (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Following the release of her “Bed Peace” single and video, LA singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko drops a new gem this Monday. The single “Stay Ready (What A Life)” is another rap-assisted track with Kendrick Lamar stepping up to the plate and delivering some bars over a chilled-out instrumental. Aiko keeps her usual sound of mellow vibes, soft vocals, and raw lyrics. She still has the ability to keep it sexy no matter what she belts out and the verse from Lamar adds a little lightness to the moody single. This is yet another release off her excellent Sail Out EP, available now on iTunes.

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Jarred A.G. – Pastures (Prod. Smoko Ono) [TMN Premiere]

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Pastures (Prod. Smoko Ono)

You know that saying about putting someone out to pasture when it’s time for them to go down easy? Well, Jarred A.G. isn’t about to retire anytime soon, but he is looking to force his competition to hang their hats up. The Windy City spitter brings us yet another heater today, this time ripping apart a dope instrumental courtesy of frequent running mate, Smoko Ono. “Pastures” is the first single from Jarred’s upcoming project, Canvas, which is set to drop early next year.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #61

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It hasn’t been a while since we last wrote about Koan Sound and Asa, but they are at it again, this time calling in fellow Inspected label-mates Culprate and Reso for some extra collaboration on our favourite tune of the week.  ‘Cascade’ is the result of two days of solid studio time, all to raise money for Movember and men’s health. But it’s a feel-good track for many more reasons than that, because this downtempo delight is layered with articulate drums, gorgeous piano melodies and a dreamy atmosphere that carries you away. This week we were also treated to some new Flume, which is always a catalyst for the blogosphere to make plenty of noise. Again the Australian artist proves he can do no wrong, delivering a chilled symphonic masterpiece featuring the stunning vocals of Isabella Manfredi.  Another voice of serenity we can’t get enough of is Foxes, which makes us extremely pleased with the choice for DJ AA’s latest bootleg. Blending the beautiful songstress together with the sweet beats of Stwo is a combination that makes for some truly blissful listening, and you’ll wish it could go on forever. Luckily we have a tasty serving of French House to follow up with thanks to the ever smooth stylings of Kartell, who crafts the perfect dancey groove to accompany the soulful flavour of this Dave Hollister classic. Swedish duo Oliver Nelson and Tobtok were also hitting all the right notes this week, their nu-disco version of the popular Naughty Boy chart-topper proving to be the fresh edit we all needed to hear. It’s always a point of contention to say that a particular remix is better than the original track, but all we’ll say is that this one is basicially impossible to hate. While we’re talking new directions, German team Gamper & Dadoni have put their unique spin on another anthem, this time giving ‘Coming Home’ a refresh away from the generic festival remixes,  opting for a more laid-back vibe that is well-suited for the vocals of Skylar Grey. And just when you thought you couldn’t be more pleasantly surprised, in comes that sax solo to steal the show. Bravo gentlemen.

This edition is stacked with great listening, and lots of free downloads too. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #61 zip

KOAN Sound x Culprate x Reso x Asa
Cascade (Recorded at Red Bull Studios London)
Flume
The Greatest View (feat. Isabella Manfredi)
Foxes & Stwo
Home (AA Syrup Bootleg)
Dave Hollister
Keep Lovin You (Kartell Edit)
Naughty Boy Ft. Sam Smith
La La La (Oliver Nelson & Tobtok Remix)
Diddy, Dirty Money & Skylar Grey
Coming Home (GAMPER & DADONI Remix)
Donald Fagen
Brite Nitegown (LEnfant Edit)
Jamiroquai
Too Young To Die (Dan Solo & Pato Watson Remix)
IAMNOBODI
A Sucker For Love
S0ul Unreal
Sessions
sweater beats
Love Me ft. Sunni Colón
Papertoy
The Love
Stwo
Virgo (feat. Shay Lia) (salute Remix)
The 1975
Pressure (FFFRRANNNOs Birthday Sex Remix)
Lil Texas
Looking 4 Love
Ghostpoet
Meltdown (Tigerlight Remix)
Izzy Bizu
White Tiger (Star Slinger Remix)
Ellie Goulding
High For This (Kygo Remix)
XTRAFUNK
Infinite
Patrice
Smoke & Mirrors (SG Lewis Remix)
Future Man (Zebra Safari Remix)
Gold Panda
Brazil (Slow Magic Remix)
Felix Jaehn, De Hofnar
Roar Of Love (Original)
John Legend
All Of Me (De Hofnar Bootleg)
B.L.O.N.D.E.
Our Sight
Two Moon Love
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