[NEW] MGMT – Alien Days

MGMT - Alien Days
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Alien Days

Seems like forever ago that MGMT‘s classic album, 2007′s Oracular Spectacular, came out and took the indie music scene for a psychedelic, acid-rock filled ride. Their sophomore LP, Congratulations, dropped in 2010 but despite fans’ rejoice, it never did seem to garner as much accolades as the debut. But, now this year the band’s gearing up to put out a new record and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t more than just a little bit curious. Their new single “Alien Days”, revealed amidst all the Record Store Day festivities this past weekend, is our first taste of the new album and points to more explorations in the realm of wacky, trippy, tie-dyed spectrums of color. What we mean to say is, if you liked MGMT before, you’ll likely keep on digging them with this song. Tune in.

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[Hip-Hop] Travi$ Scott – Upper Echelon (ft T.I. & 2 Chainz)

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From making the XXL freshman list to performing at Coachella, young emcee Travi$ Scott has been having a great year. Staying on his grind, he drops the official release for the banger “Upper Echelon”. This single finds the Houston rapper at home as he brings an auto-tuned assisted rhyme over the tough beat. Bringing along ATLien T.I. for a fast-paced verse and 2 Chainz to close out the track, this single is definitely a banger. Take a listen to fresh track and be sure to download his upcoming Owl Pharaoh effort.

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[Hip-Hop] Juicy J – Ain’t No Coming Down

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In anticipation for his new album, southern emcee Juicy J has been on his grind lately. Following the success of his other single “Show Out”, he teams with Childish Major and C4 production to drop “Ain’t Coming Down”. The slow-paced, dark single find the former 36 mafia rapper spitting his usual hard hitting rhymes about money, drugs, and weed. This is definitely more on the “sit-back and light up” or “ride-out” sound than his previous banger, but is still worth a listen. Be sure to check out his latest LP Stay Trippy when it drops later this year.

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[NEW] Lana Del Rey – Young & Beautiful (from The Great Gatsby soundtrack)

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Young & Beautiful

Lana Del Rey makes her return to the new music world, thanks to the forthcoming film The Great Gatsby. “Young & Beautiful” showcases the pop singer in all her somber, dramatic glory. The haunting track is an interesting one for LDR — an H&M model, lovely style icon and overall gorgeous human specimen — as it has her calling out desperately, “Will you still love me when I am no longer young and beautiful? Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul?” Fans of the songstress, as well as fans of the tragic literary tale, will enjoy this quite a bit. Listen to it below and be sure to pick up the official Great Gatbsy soundtrack (also featuring Florence and The Machine, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Andre 3000) when it drops May 6th internationally and May 7th here in the US.

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[Hip-Hop] D’Banj – Scapegoat (Remix) ft. Kanye West

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Scapegoat (Remix) ft. Kanye West

Nigerian native and G.O.O.D. Music soldier D’Banj gives us a carefree anthem with none other than Yeezy chiming in with two verses. If his iconic voice sounds familiar, it’s because Kanye had recruited him on Cruel Summer‘s “The Morning.” Drawing from his Nigerian roots, D’Banj creates a song that incorporates island drums and beach chords. Kanye’s flow on his verses is the perfect form of creativity with a slight hint of raunchiness. All in all the song makes it feel like palm trees and eighty degrees anywhere.

This song is due out on D’Banj’s upcoming album, DKM (D’Kings Men).

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[Electronic] Disclosure – You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle

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Premiering last week on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, “You & Me” is the latest track from UK producer duo Disclosure. Featuring vocals from Eliza Doolittle, it’s a thumpin’ cut that, once again, showcases the pair’s house leanings (we dig it so much, you might’ve seen it on our latest installment of the Chill Dojo!). Over the last year or so, they’ve slowly carved out a name for themselves in the electronic world — especially with their acclaimed remixes and choice collaborations — and it all leads up to June 3rd when they drop their debut album, Settle, via PMR Records. If that date seems a bit too far off, have no fear, they are scheduled to release a singles EP at the end of this month. Enjoy.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #34

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For many people, this week in April is one of the most laidback times of the year. It’s a time that goes hand in hand with the celebration of chill music, so look no further for those mellow tunes you desire.

Dojo number 34 kicks off with a amazingly funky beat from Lindsay Lowend, released under his alias Bib. ‘Take my Heart’ is a jam, plain and simple, packed with catchy vocal elements and magical chords to be consumed in high doses to leave you smiling. We go from an incredible beat to incredible bass courtesy of Watapachi remixing the soulful hit ‘Love You Down’. The original gets slowed down with an injection of 808′s and heavy bass to create a serious love trap anthem. While the mood is set, it’s only fitting to move into this next remix from NY producer Obey City, who creates a stunning atmospheric track filled with stunning drumwork and ethnic strings. Sizzlebird is another masterful user of string elements within his chillstep works, and he again puts it on full display with his latest free download ‘First Light’. Ellie Goulding’s Halcyon Remix Album was released for download this week, and one of the highlights of the stream was this next effort from Kastle, who utilises garage vibes and vocal transformation to showcase the skills that make him one of the top producers in the game.

The rest of the playlist should provide you with a fitting soundtrack to continue the chill vibes for the week ahead. Peace Out.

Chill Dojo #34 zip

Bib
Take My Heart (Keats//Collective VOL. 3)
INOJ
LOVE YOU DOWN (WATAPACHI REMIX) *** FREE DOWNLOAD ***
PS 3 (Obey City Remix)
First Light
Ellie Goulding
My Blood (Kastle Remix)
Wolftek Feat. Jessika Dawn
Until The End (Vocal Mix)
You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle
KLP
Roll With It
Touch Sensitive
Pizza Guy
Lucky Charms (Original Mix)
Kris Menace feat. Black Hills
Waiting For You (Fingerpaint Remix)
Satin Jackets
Dee Baby
Satin Jackets
Only You (Rogue Vogue Remix)
Satin Jackets feat. Patrick Baker
Only You (Delia D. Remix)
Sau Poler
Love Minded.mp3
Sau Poler
Isolated.mp3
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