[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #56

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It’s time again to wind down after a hectic week and take a chance to chill before the rush starts again. Indulge in what we’ve put together for edition #56.

Sometimes it takes all of two seconds to know that a track is a winner, and that was exactly the case with the latest downtempo delight from Perth duo Slumberjack. Well known for their sleepy tendencies, this laid-back tune has been specially crafted for those lazy afternoons where getting up and doing something active just doesn’t seem all that appealing. After all, these lush sounds and soothing vocals go down pretty darn well with that perfect spot on the couch. It’s out as a free download along with its own remix package, including the smooth edit from LAKIM below. We’re keeping the beats flowing now with another Aussie producer in ProtoKol, who throws down some groovin chords in his remix of a hip-hop classic from Roots Manuva. And while we’re talking fresh takes on classic songs, dojo favourite French Kiwi Juice breathes new life into timeless soul jam with his trademark funky style that is pure class. Nu Disco is always a welcome addition to the playlist, and German producer Kris Santiago has put a charming spin on the title track from Goldroom’s latest EP. This mellow edit is a perfect fit for Goldroom’s style, with that touch of summer we all know and love. And even though the season is long over in their part of the world, that won’t stop more summer tunes flowing from German artists, with Gamper & Dadoni releasing their take on “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall”. Sure, the song may have received the remix treatment over a thousand times by now, but it’s nice to hear an interpretation that isn’t trying to get a crowd going at a festival, and can just be appreciated for its musical brilliance. We end this week’s write-up in a feel-good way with a track from Norwegian producer Jerry Folk, who also turns out is a big TMN fan. It’s always great to hear that people are loving the music we feature on the site, and even better when they deliver something for us that is right up our alley.

That’s what we have to share for another week, so plant yourself in a comfy spot and enjoy. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #56 zip

Slumberjack
Crave The Rain feat. Keely Jackson
Slumberjack
Crave The Rain (LAKIM Remix) feat. Keely Jackson
Roots Manuva
Witness (Protokol Remix)
William De Vaughn
Be Thankful For What You Got (FKJ Remix)
Goldroom
Embrace (Kris Santiago Remix) NDYD Exclusive Track
Coldplay
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall (GAMPER & DADONI Remix)
Daydreamin
Jill Scott (Jerry Folk Remix)
ellie goulding
burn (leo kalyan remix)
I Dont Wanna Fall in Love (Deepjack & Mr.Nu Remix)
CHVRCHES
The Mother We Share (Moon Boots Remix)
Jamiroquai
Space Cowboy (Neptune Safari Remix)
Klaves
Without You
Cut Copy
Free Your Mind (Fort Romeau Remix)
Childish Gambino
Heartbeat (GRiZ Bootleg)
Djemba Djemba
I Just Go (Tk Kayembe RMX)
Justin Timberlake
Until The End Of Time Ft. Beyoncé (Tajan Remix)
Wayvee x JT
Let U Knw
Chu.
Sunday Morning
Crystal Waters
100% (Atlantic Connection Remix)
R. Kelly
Genius (ill esha remix)
Louis M^ttrs
War With Heaven (Catching Flies Remix)
Free n Losh
The World Within
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[Electro House] Favright – Green Storm

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Favright
Green Storm

We’ve all got that one playlist stashed away for when we need that instant high-energy rush injected straight into our ears. If yours is sounding a little stale, then we’ve got just the thing. Sydney producer Favright is back on the scene and looking to cause a stir with a track that hits you like a 4 pack of Red Bull. With a hard-hitting electro house style akin to the likes of Feed Me and Wolfgang Gartner, “Green Storm” packs all the aggression and intensity you’d expect from the name. With dancefloor annihilation as the objective, this producer’s come in with a thumping bassline and dutch style synth as his primary weapons of choice. So if you’re hanging out for that extra kick in your day, go and get caught up in the storm. “Green Storm” is out now via Monstercat.

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[NEW] Lauryn Hill – Consumerism

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Ms. Lauryn Hill
Consumerism

Fresh off her prison sentence, artist Lauryn Hill drops some new material for fans to see where her mind is at. The new single “Consumerism” is a dose of the political as Hill spits an intellectual quick-word rap about the problems with the system. Using as many “isms” as she can find in the dictionary during the nearly five minute long track, she shows that she hasn’t lost her flow while a drum sampled mix plays in the backdrop. The single has a throwback feel to it and a refreshing indie sound. This cut comes off her upcoming Letters From Exile project, and she released the following statement with the single:

“‘Consumerism’ is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had to come in. We did our best to eek out a mix via verbal and emailed direction, thanks to the crew of surrogate ears on the other side. Letters From Exile is material written from a certain space, in a certain place. I felt the need to discuss the underlying socio-political, cultural paradigm as I saw it. I haven’t been able to watch the news too much recently, so I’m not hip on everything going on. But inspiration of this sort is a kind of news in and of itself, and often times contains an urgency that precedes what happens. I couldn’t imagine it not being relevant. Messages like these I imagine find their audience, or their audience finds them, like water seeking it’s level.”

– Ms. Lauryn Hill

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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist #70

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What’s up, ninjas? Here we are again staring two days of unadulterated freedom in the face. We’ve all been through the ringer this week, and it’s time to uncork, unscrew or twist off a frosty bottle of fun. It’s the weekend, and we’re here to provide you with a tasty selection of dance inducing tracks that we’ve picked up through the course of the week. So, press play and get the party started.

#danceirresponsibly

1WayTKT
Breaking Bad (feat. Aretha Franklin And Walt White)
Justin Timberlake
My Love (Vygr1 Remix)
Zeds Dead X Major Lazer
Turn Around Ft. Elephant Man
Deorro, Ft. Adrian Delgado
Let Me Love You (BWen Bootleg Remix)
ANGGER DIMAS
Jump Floor
One Republic
If I Lose Myself (DSKOTEK Bootleg)
2 Unlimited
Get Ready For This (Steve Aoki 2013 Remix)
Triad Dragons
Over The Rainbow (Original Mix)
Duke Dumont feat. A*M*E
Need U (100%) (Dave Edwards Remix)
Djemba Djemba I Just Go (Tk Kayembe RMX)
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[Show Preview] Zeds Dead Altered States Tour – Mile High City 10/11

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Watch out Colorado, Zeds Dead is bringing their Altered States tour to the 1st Bank Center next Friday, October 11th. If we weren’t excited enough for the Canadian duo to bring their insane base to the mile high city, the line-up for this whole show is one for the books. Joining ZD will be the Chicago trio Krewella whose music has been tearing up the radio waves and capturing new fans everyday. Also Paper Diamond, Seven Lions, Green Lantern, Candyland and Branchez will all bring their diverse music styles and their crazy musical talents. To the fans in Colorado, don’t miss this show, don’t miss this show oh yeah, and don’t miss this show.

Zeds Dead
Shut Up & Sing V2.0 v Greta Svabo Bech
Krewella
Live For The Night
Paper Diamond & Christian Rich
XIX feat. Angela McCluskey
Seven Lions with Myon and Shane 54
Strangers (Feat. Tove Lo)
DJ Green Lantern
Splitting Atoms
Candyland & Zak Waters
Not Coming Down
Stay (Branchez Bootleg)
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[Vocals like Honey] Alina Baraz – Paradise (Prod. by ESTA.)

Alina Baraz
Alina Baraz
Paradise (Prod. By ESTA.)

I’ve got a new girl musician crush and her name is Alina Baraz.
She is fairly new to the music scene and it is hard to find much about her out there but one thing is for damn sure, the girl can sing.
Her voice has a Lana Del Ray-esque feel, deep, seductive, inviting and smooth like a caramel melting on your tongue. Her latest song, “Paradise”, is a combination of her beautiful vocals with some electric melodies and soft drum beats. Can’t wait to see where this artist will carry her talent next, all I know is wherever that is I want to be there to swim in her captivating voice.

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[TMN Resident Artist for October] Rusko kindly requests that you wake the f*** up

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Rusko
Dirty Sexy
Rusko
Somebody To Love
Rusko
Hold On ft. Amber Coffman

Another month means a new Resident Artist here at Music Ninja.
I’m going to use one of my favorite quotes to describe this artist.

Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
― George Carlin

The first time I saw this artist perform, I was immediately captivated by his stage presence, he never stopped moving, not even when he drank his water or mixed his beats. He constantly covered the stage with his addicting dance style and I couldn’t help but smile the whole night listening to the crazy beats of this artist while watching him dance insanely to the music he loves to make.

The artist is the Leeds born DJ/Producer Rusko who ascended with the original U.K. dubstep movement. Rusko gave dubstep one of its first and most enduring anthems, a bolt of foul-mouthed rave lightening called “Cockney Thug”. From there, Rusko continued take the dubstep world by storm with evangelizing bass “wobble” that has since set the music world ablaze. Rusko has released a slew of singles, remixes and EPs and in 2010 his song “Cali Anthem” became the first dubstep tune to be listed on the US radio. And as any good artist will do, Rusko took some time off a few years back to travel and get inspired for his second album “SONGS”. Today, Rusko continues to make a unique dubstep sound that he likes to say is happy sounding dubstep:

The sound of my early releases was very dub-influenced, and just good, fun, bouncy vibes,” he says. “The majority of dubstep at the moment I think is aggressive, and I don’t like angry music; I don’t want to be angry in a club. So I wanted to make something really happy, but still heavy.

He currently is about to start his fall US “Lift Me Up” tour, one that is not to be missed.

It is no surprise this artist continues to acquire more and more fans, his music speaks not just to the head but to the heart as well, not to mention what his music does to the desire to dance. So this month will be one full of fun, dance and everything Rusko.

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