Medicine (Sound Remedy Remix)
Melodic and turned up all the way to 11, Sound Remedy‘s latest remix of the wonderful and subdued vocals of the beautiful and charming Daughter is a massive track that blissfully exposes her very own vocals around a soft backdrop of electronics. Carefully crafted to almost perfection, this remix delivers a little more pop than we have seen from producers remixing a Daughter song yet it doesn’t suffer from over reaching. Seductively romantic and sweet at the same time, ‘Medicine’ receives a timeless outfit and is quite possibly one of the most satisfying tracks we have heard yet.
Leave it to San Francisco to cultivate a groovy, sensual pop duo that’s a little out there, and overwhelmingly addictive. Yes, Symbols of the West have something special in the making. This gruesome twosome is blurring the lines between indie rock and electronica. With big buzzing beats, dialed-up synts, and delicate vocals from lead singer Nat Kendall, this group has essences of XX, Ratatat, and the Ravonettes all rolled into one.
Our favorite track on the album is far and away “Your Wake.” The soft strumming is more than inviting, especially when coupled with the perfectly synced vocal harmonies. The electronic elements added help add a depth and richness that’s truly impressive. On top of all that, the catchy hook will leave you singing “Your Wake” over and over in your shower tomorrow morning. Press play, and get hooked for yourself.
Whether you need a reason to smile or are just looking to put the icing on a great week gone by, this edition of the Chill Dojo is sure to do just that. We’re kicking things off with plenty of bright, happy tunes so that feel-good sensation is flowing fresh through your speakers.
Norweigian disco duo Lemâitre released their much anticipated Relativity 3 EP this week and the final track ‘Cut To Black’ is an absolute gem. Gorgeous chords, a relaxing beat and poppy vocals come together to make this a sweet delight, the definite highlight for this playlist and the perfect way to start the mood off right. And while we’re feeling that disco vibe, what better way to continue than with this groovy dancefloor-ready take on ‘Suit & Tie’ from Aeroplane, made only the way Europeans know how. JT’s vocals have never sounded so good on the top of this mix which is just too damn fun. Let’s throw in some tropical elements now with none other than Goldroom and his latest single ‘Only You Can Show Me’ which is everything you’ve come to expect from the producer that can make the coldest of days feel like summer. And speaking of summer, if you somehow slept on our feature of Ryan Hemsworth’s masterful rework of the Lana Del Ray hit, we’ve added it in the mix as one of this week’s best chill tracks. It’s always amazing to hear how well-known songs can be transformed with a bit of mellow treatment, and that is definitely the case when it comes to UK beatmaker Handbook’s downtempo trap interpretation of ‘I Could Be the One’ which will have those vocals stuck in your head for days.
As always, the playlist will span through some chillstep and plenty of relaxing beats so kick back and enjoy the selection. You’re sure to crack a smile many times over. Peace out.
Suit & Tie (Aeroplane Remix).mp3
Only You Can Show Me (feat. Mereki)
Call Me (Bronx Remix)
To Love You (Vancington Remix)
Thinkin Bout You (Motez Edit)
Summertime Sadness (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
I Could Be The One (HBReFlip)
More Than You (RoughMath Remix)
All I Want (Pyxis Remix)
Shake It Off (Ferris Mular remix)
Cry Baby (Husky Remix)
01 Slow Touch.mp3
03 The Blue Room.mp3
Les femmes (Siriusmo Remix)
Back in 2009 we couldn’t get enough of Yelle, a electro pop project by the gorgeous french singer Julie Bude. Her album ‘Safari Disco Club’ fell victim of countless remixes that elevated her name across the electronic world. While there still has not been much activity on when we will ever get another original, she has released a free download of Siriusmo’s 2008 remix of “Les Femmes”, off the first album Pop Up. The German melodic mastermind producer has grown a lot since 2008 but this track is another example of his original brilliance.
With a flawless execution, Benga and Kano collaborate on a new aggressive yet still controlled production of deep wobbles and rhythmic synths. “Forefaher” will be included on Benga’s sophomore album Chapter II and if the single is any indication of the direction taken on the new album, we can expect an mash of his signature deed dubstep style with the growth and maturity from the last couple of years.