[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #69

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It didn’t take long at all, but 2014 has already wowed us with a stack of new chill goodness, providing over 40 new tracks for the biggest playlist so far. There’s a lot to dig into here, so let’s cut to the chase.

His remix of ‘La La La’ was one of the dojo’s favorites of last year, so it’s very exciting to see the name Oliver Nelson popping up so early in the year again. The Swedish nuDisco producer is clearly out to make a statement too, taking on another big challenge in remixing Chromeo’s classic, ‘Night by Night’. There was never any doubt he was up to the task, and it’s safe to say his fresh touch is a perfect tribute to the original, filled with all his signature groovy trimmings. Another name you can have instant faith in after a big 2013 is Norway’s Kygo. You can be sure that TMN had this one covered as soon as it surfaced, but for our own pleasure as much as yours we’re revisiting this remix of ‘Cut Your Teeth’, because we just can’t get enough of his bouncy tropical style. Next on the stream list is a charming tune from young Canadian Rezonate off his recent Prelude EP. It’s easy to get lost amongst the sweet melodies and ear candy painted throughout ‘Canvas’, and at the heart of it all is a truly resonating message. It’s the kind of positivity we love to share in these playlists, and your day will definitely be better for it. It’s always a good day when there’s new Bondax, so consider your week made with the free download of their take on ‘Always’. Anything this duo touch of late has been sure to garner rapid attention on the net, but the quality of this quick edit alone gives plenty of reason why. A few weeks back the St.Lucia EP from Vallès graced the front page of our site, but one remix on the release that escaped a mention was this downright funky effort from Vanilla. Don’t fear for lost time though, you’ll make it up pretty quickly by the amount of times you’ll want this one on repeat. We know there’s a lot to get through though, but there’s a couple of fun surprises waiting right at the bottom of the list which may just spark some nostalgic feelings. It’s worth getting to the end.

We’ll leave the reading here for now, your ears are going to be busy. Peace out.

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Night By Night (Oliver Nelson Remix)
Kyla La Grange
Cut Your Teeth (Kygo Remix)
Jerome LOL
Always (Bondax DJ Tool)
St. Lucia (Vanilla Remix).mp3
Mayer Hawthorne
Reach Out Richard (Mitzi Remix)
Trouble (Free n Losh Remix)
Jack Haining
Embers (Rameses B Remix)
Catch Me If You Could (SizzleBird Remix)
Feels So Good
Daffy X Maxx Baer
Burning (Just A Gent Remix)
G R A D E S vs Brandy
I Wanna Be Down
South Central Sunrise
Man x Woman (Pyxis remix)
Clean Bandit
Rather Be (Affelaye Remix)
Life Goes (VIP)
Mr Carmack
ones, by kaytra and me
Mr Carmack
sunday into monday funk
Oby Nine
Serotonin (Moods Remix)
Zuckerhut (One4WunTwo) / Gullskit
Rain Dog
July Child & Jackal
C O O L (AA Bounce Bootleg)
Robin Thicke
Magic (Dr. Benz Remix)
Karma Kid
Like Im On Fire
Karma Kid
Like Im On Fire (Kartell Remix)
Lorde Vs Flume
Sleepless Club (WEKEED Boot)
Danny Daze vs. London Grammar
Metal and Dust (Lost Empires Dazed in London Rework)
Offset, Power, Slope (Gg Remix).mp3
Ghosts of Venice
By My Side
Blood Orange
On The Line (Star Slinger Edit)
Freddy Verano
Platja (De Hofnar Remix)
Little Dragon
Ritual Union (PRFFTT & Svyable X Manila Killa Remix)
Crystal Bats
Falling In Love (SirAiva Remix)
6 AM
Cedar Shed
Nick Leng
Coral Soup
Zelda Menu (Harrison Remix)
Rainbow Ruckus
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[Epic] Sam Smith – Money On My Mind (salute Remix)

Sam Smith
Money On My Mind (salute Remix)

Sam Smith may not have “money on his mind,” but this new remix from salute is definitely all we have on ours. The 17 year-old prodigy from Austria achieves the previously impossible, improving upon the Two Inch Punch produced original by leaps and bounds (ok, that last statement might be a little extreme). The best description for this new single is probably “Flume-esque,” instantly bringing to mind his remix of “You & Me.” Layering the single with a whole new arsenal of synths, strings, and drums, salute is able to attribute much more importance to Smith’s lyrics, while rejuvenating it with some added depth. If you’d like to grab a copy of this track yourself, you can pre-order the upcoming Money On My Mind EP, set to drop on February 16th. Also keep on the lookout for Smith’s debut album, In The Lonely Hour, which is currently slated for a May 26th release.

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Watch Performances From Last Night’s 56th Annual Grammy Awards


Let’s face it: the Grammy’s blow. They’re a total misrepresentation of the actual trends happening in music, and are usually at least two to three steps behind the curve. The Recording Academy is out of touch with the culture, and while the awards still have some meaning to them, the show lacks the same significance it had in previous generations. With that mini rant out of the way, I would like to congratulate all of last night’s winners, and don’t want to take anything away from the artists themselves or any of their accomplishments. What we are here to do today is highlight one of the positive aspects of the show: the performances. From 33 couples getting married during Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ rendition of “Same Love,” Kendrick Lamar‘s frenetic display during an insane mashup of “M.A.A.D. City” and “Radioactive” with Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr re-uniting as one half of The Beatles, and finally to Jay-Z and Beyoncé giving us a glimpse into their chemistry together on stage, this year’s awards had plenty to offer in terms of entertainment value. Check out some of the best ones below, and let us know your thoughts on which one was your favorite.

Daft Punk, Pharrell, Nile Rodgers & Stevie Wonder

Watch the rest of the performances after the jump

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[Remix] Imagine Dragons – Radioactive (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Imagine Dragons
Radioactive (Remix) (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Just when you thought it was safe to get this one out of your head, Imagine Dragons had to pull this stunt off. After a stellar performance together at tonight’s 56th Annual Grammy awards (which you can view below), the Las Vegas natives decided to surprise fans of hip-hop and rock alike with this smashing remix featuring the self-proclaimed king of hip-hop, Kendrick Lamar (a proclamation the Academy doesn’t seem to agree with). Regardless of tonight’s results, Kendrick put together a fiery spectacle that was easily the highlight of tonight’s show, and he brings that same intensity and passion to his guest verse on one of the most amplified, uplifting singles in recent memory. Stream the amazing collaboration above, and make sure to grab your copy from iTunes now.

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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 11]

Sunday Night Soul

As more and more talent emerges in 2014, our Sunday Night Soul playlists have gotten increasingly larger. This week’s collection features over 50 unique songs to choose from, all featuring some supremely gifted artists. Some of our favorites this evening include particularly strong entries from newbies to the series like Nick Hakim, Kyan, Esco Williams, Johnny Stimson, Eric Bellinger, Fortune, Tanika and BOY/FRIEND, while other notable selections come from such familiar names as Sango, Jeftuz, Jakwob, BANKS, Sam Smith, Slakah The Beatchild, Mikky Ekko, Danity Kane, and Alicia Keys. That previous sentence doesn’t even remotely represent the immense amount of talent we’re working with tonight, however. The best way to find out for yourself is to press play and dive right in, because you’ve got plenty of swimming to do.

Nick Hakim
George Maple X Slime
Began to Say
Next to You Feat. Maddee
Marian Hill
One Time
Gary Clark Jr
Blak and Blu (BIG K.R.I.T. Remix)
Melo B. Jones
Be With Me (Extended Version) /// Produced by T.Hemingway
Johnny Stimson
Jenna G
Lucille Ghatti
At Your (Neck)
Reva DeVito
Kisses (Produced By B.Bravo)
Algebra Blessett
Danger Zone
Anne Marie
Forget My Number
Eric Bellinger
Road Trip
Rock The Boat (Brother Brunos Rework)
Slakah the Beatchild
Something About Her
Danity Kane
Bye Baby
Alicia Keys
Nick Hakim
Ed Thomas
Shivum Sharma
Emily Colombier & Jessica Rotter
Stay/Animal MashUp
Mikky Ekko
Stay (Original Demo)
Esco Williams
Breaking Bones
Love Mansuy
Meant It
Blue Daisy
Fallin Circles feat. Barnaby
L.M.O. (Giant Step Mix)
Glass Table (Prod. By Klmeks)
Anxious (Aei Remix)
Sam Smith
Nirvana (Harry Fraud Remix)
Love & Pain (aywy. Rework)
Priceless (RillaForce x SevnthWonder Remix)
A Ooh (I Like It)
Danity Kane
Damaged (T AARONmusic REMIX)
Jhene Aiko
My Mine (Jeftuz Remix)

Prototype (starRo Bossa Edit)

Love & Lingerie
Destinys Child
Bills Bills Bills ( DGTO Remix )
Fortune x RichBeatz
Without You
Change (Jensen Sportag Remix)
Can I Get With You
You Remind Me Of Something
Destinys Child
Say My Name (Chloe Martini Jersey Edit)
Somebody New (ft. Tiffani Juno)
Finally Found It
Never Not Looking (Prod. MNTN & Mel DeBarge)
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[Hip-Hop] Curren$y – Godfather Four (Feat. Action Bronson)


Despite his stoner reputation, Curren$y is easily one of the hardest working hip-hop artists in the game. The dude never takes a year off, let alone a day, yet his sound doesn’t ever manage to get stale. The New Orleans Spitta is readying yet another mixtape release for 2014, gearing up to drop The Drive In Theatre sometime later this year. For the first offering from his new project, Curren$y brings his usual confident, laidback swagger to pair with Action Bronson‘s eccentricity over an appropriately cinematic instrumental. Check out the dope new track above, and look out for more from Curren$y during the coming weeks.

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[House] Sander Van Doorn – Right Here Right Now (Neon)

Sander van Doorn
Right Here Right Now (Neon) [February 10]

As we head into festival season, we’re all anxiously awaiting those monster vocal house gems that will get hands in the air, and mouths singing every last word. These are the types of tracks that festivals use on their promo videos, and there’s a really good reason behind that. They insight emotion. They create that feeling that you’ll expect to have, standing in the crowds, dancing your heart out. A few days ago, Sander Van Doorn dropped something that embodies this sensation.

Adding a new twist to his monster tune, “Neon,” Mr. Van Doorn has served up a larger than life track by adding in some emotion-rich lyrics. The original tune featured a gorgeous, uplifting melody, accentuated by classical strings, and a driving bassline worthy of the biggest stages. Coupled with these energizing and inspiring vocals, it’s a no-brainer to expect hearing “Right Here Right Now” throughout 2014. It’s due out February 10th on Doorn Records, so make sure to mark your calendar.

I want you to know now, that when the stars come out, I wanna be with you.
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