[Remix] Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven (Major Lazer Remix)

Major Lazer completely flips this Bruno Mars single on its head, infusing it with a mellower vibe to truly take you to paradise. The island theme that accompanies most Major Lazer tracks actually feels appropriate here, despite the original song’s upbeat nature. It almost feels like the remix is able to take the desperation out of Bruno’s voice, and help him relax about that whole being locked out of heaven issue he’s dealing with. You can find this one on the deluxe edition of Bruno Mars’ latest album, Unorthodox Jukebox, out now.

Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven (Major Lazer Remix)
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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #16

Sometimes humanity can shock us with news that shakes the very foundations of our belief in our fellow person. Times like these are difficult no doubt, and there’s not much that can be said that can make sense of it in any way. But it’s these moments where more than ever, we need a reminder that the world is still a beautiful place, and as much as there is potential for evil, there is so much more good happening everyday that goes unheard. So here’s to all that is good in life, and all those that work towards making the world a better place.

One such example of this beauty is a remix of The xx by a mysterious newcomer to the producing game, Whomi. Not much information exists about this artist, with only one other song on Souncloud which featured in our playlist two weeks ago. But if the vibes in these debut tracks are anything to go by, it’s a name that you will definitely see in dojos to come. Following this is another remix of The xx, courtesy of John Talabot and Pional, who morph the original into a hypnotic house track clocking in at over 8 minutes. The Chill Dojo has seen plenty of remixes of the UK group, but it’s no surprise given the style of their latest album ‘Coexist’, and its potential for mellow reworks. A name which would be far from expected in this playlist is California’s infectious beatmaker TJR, and with a remix of Queen no less! It’s definitely a quirky take on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, but there is no doubting the chilled vibes it delivers. Revisiting a post from earlier in the week, it was impossible to look past another artist from the Golden State in Broke for Free. This is one of those mellow jams that allow you to lose yourself for a few minutes and just enjoy the sweetness your ears consume. If you’re a regular to our fine establishment, you’ll also find some names you’ve recently grown familiar with in Sizzlebird and WiSkim, who again gift us with some quality free tracks. And finally, who better to feature in our reggae track of the week than the new prince of Rasta, Snoop Lion, who when combined with the production mastery of Major Lazer, is a recipe for pure unfiltered relaxation.

Apologies for the delay on the dojo this week due to some technical hiccups. Hopefully we are still in time to start your week off right. Make it one where you take the initiative to spread the love where you can! Peace out (and emphasis on the peace).

Chill Dojo #16 zip

The XX
Crystalised (Whomi Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD
The xx
Chained (John Talabot Pional Blinded Remix).mp3
Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody (TJR remix/bootleg)
Broke For Free
Budding
Raindrops (Free)
WiSkiM
Back to Space
Figure 8 (Toyboy & Robin Remix)
Ellie Goulding
Georgia Fair
My New Home (Talul Remix)
Urban Cone
Deja Vú (Oliver Nelson Remix)
Birdy
People Help the People (Cleindl Remix) **DL for Best Quality**
Ultraista
Gold Dayzz (Maribou State Remix)
10 Remi (Essáy Remix)
nExow
The Other Side.mp3
Birdy
Shelter (Owsey Remix)
Snoop Lion
Lighters Up (Featuring Mavado and Popcaan)
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[NEW] Ra Ra Riot – When I Dream

It’s just a little over a month before Ra Ra Riot drop their third LP, Beta Love. We heard its title track in November, a pop morsel that proved the band’s newfound synth pop path. Continuing in that direction is their latest offering “When I Dream”. Though still built atop electronic elements, it’s not as bubbly as the aforementioned song — this time the airy bounce is replaced by a simmering slice of soul. While the New York four-piece have adopted a new sound, the two songs they’ve released so far show promise in that, whatever route they take, the music is always quality material.

Ra Ra Riot When I Dream

Ra Ra Riot’s Beta Love comes out January 22nd via Barsuk Records.

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[Anthem] Flux Pavilion – Blow The Roof

This is one of the biggest Dubstep tracks of the year. Flux Pavilion is no stranger to dropping anthems and this track features a funky sound design that should have your feet moving and head banging for days to come. It should be on Flux’s upcoming album due to come out some time next year. This was ripped from Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. I first saw this massive tune dropped by Datsik and Flux at EDC this year, and later by Dillon Francis. If you want to watch some footage of it live, click here to watch Flux and Doctor P back to back at BBC Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend, they open with “Blow The Roof”. Cheers.

We updated the stream to a higher quality rip, 110 beats per minute never sounded so good.

Flux Pavilion
Blow The Roof
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[Alternative/Hip-Hop] Dido – Let Us Move On (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Aside from being Dr. Dre‘s latest protégé, Kendrick Lamar now has something else in common with Eminem. As only the second hip-hop artist to collaborate with Dido, Kendrick tries to recreate some of the same magic the British songstress conjured with Slim Shady twelve years earlier for 2000′s “Stan.” Just as the title suggests, “Let Us Move On” is all about recovering from the effects of a tragic breakup and leaving the past behind. It’s a compelling song filled with inspiring imagery brought to life through Dido’s angelic vocals. While the transition to Kendrick’s verse seems slightly awkward, it’s undeniable that he adds a whole different dynamic to the track with his powerful bars. Make sure to look for this one on Dido’s upcoming fourth studio album, Girl Who Got Away, in stores on March 4th of the new year.

Dido
Let Us Move On Feat. Kendrick Lamar
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[Indie Rock] Foals – My Number

Foals released the second cut from their forthcoming album Holy Fire. Just like its preceding single “Inhaler,” “My Number” grabs you right from the first few bars. The bouncy rhythm laced with lofty guitar riffs juxtaposes some angst-laden lyrics. This song turned my anxious anticipation of the new album into an unwavering optimism that it will be a 2013 must-hear.

Hopefully they’ll give us at least one more before Holy Fire drops Feb. 11th.

Foals
My Number
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The xx – Chained (John Talabot and Pional Remix)

For years to come The xx‘s music will be prime targets for remixes, edits, covers you name it. The latest track to get reworked is “Chained,” and the maestros behind it are electronic producers John Talabot and Pional. They masterfully give it a new, livelier pulse inspired by the beat in The Streets‘ track “Blinded By The Lights”. At the heart of it, it’s still a sad song of course, but the expanded, 8-minute remix sure gives it new vibes, a new life, and dare I say, it might even be better than the original. What do you think?

The xx
Chained (John Talabot & Pional Blinded Remix).mp3

via P4K

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