[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #64

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At this time of the year when we declare our appreciation for the things we are thankful for, it goes without saying that we owe a lot to the great music in our lives. The melodies, beats, rhythms and vocals that float in and out of our heads all add something indescribable to our days, and what better way to celebrate this than by sharing more of our favourite chill tunes from the past week.

A new single from Flight Facilities is definitely something worth writing home about, and this is one song that includes all the amazing things we just alluded to. The sweet vocals of Micky Green bring a relaxing vibe to this upbeat jam, and with one half of Snakehips also chiming in on the mix, this is one star-studded production to be played on and on. Australian producers have been on a tear all year, and as the Summer season kicks in down under the awesome volume of chill tracks will only continue to grow. When two very different Aussie musical outfits collide in the one production, as occurred last week in this feature of Kilter remixing dream-pop sensation Snakadaktal, you’re guaranteed a dose of sun-drenched goodness. And that’s exactly the vibe of this tropical delight, which will breathe life back into even the most miserable of days. That uplifting feeling can be quite addicting though, and thankfully this latest freebie from Kaskade will keep this feeling flowing on. There’s a hell of a lot of love mixed into this mellow groove, and it’s definitely one to play when you’re surrounded by the special people in your life. It’s time to amp up the chill beats though, and this Thanksgiving present from Esta will do the trick nicely. There are places where only certain sounds can take us, and ‘Moet’ is a straight-up smooth jam that is guaranteed to take you to wherever your zone is. There’s not a lot to find on the mysterious Parkinson White, but what can be easily said is that ‘Irregular’ will give you an instant feeling of undeniable happiness. It’s music like this that is truly special, so we can only hope there’s much more to come from this name in the future. It’s also this quality in a song that makes Wave Racer’s work so good to listen to, and a fellow Australian beatmaker in Sable has added his own flavour to ‘Rock U Tonite’ for a fun new take on the popular original.

So once again we declare our love for each and every artist that allow us to pick out this playlist each week. We hope you feel it too. Peace out.

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Flight Facilities
Stand Still (feat. Micky Green)
Snakadaktal
Fall Underneath (Kilter Remix)
Kaskade
Samba Love (Redux Extended Edit)
Esta
Moet (Ft. JBird)
Parkinson White
Irregular
Waveracer
Rock U Tonite (Sable Remix)
Joel Compass
Run (Armeria Remix)
De Hofnar
De Nacht
CASSARA
La Vela
Marvin Gaye
Grapevine (Autograf Remix)
Chris Malinchak
Call My Name
Ghostpoet
Meltdown (Von afs Melting it Deeper Remix)
SevnthWonder
Regrets
Drake
Too Much (feat. Sampha) (Etched Remix)
R.Kelly
Number One (DJ Hoodboi Remix)
PARTYNEXTDOOR
Muse (Sango Bootleg)
Jhene Aiko
The Worst (Chase Miles remix)
Nicole Millar
Fall (Sebastian Carter Remix)
Sivu
I Hold featuring Marika Hackman
Mono:Massive
Sunday Jazz Party

 

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It’s Sunday again, meaning we’re finally at the end of a long and (hopefully fulfilling) holiday weekend. With your bellies full of Turkey, and your credit cards maxed out from Black Friday, we here at The Music Ninja would like to give you one more thing to be thankful for. This week’s offering is sweeter than the whipped cream on that final slice of pumpkin pie, because it features some truly special selections. From familiar faces like Erykah Badu, BANKS, JMSN Alina Baraz to newcomers like Chiara, Love Mansuy, Audego & Allie, you’re guaranteed to find something to keep your spirits up. Grab whatever leftovers you may have out of your fridge, pile them high on a huge plate, and let the sweet melodies lull you into a food induced coma.

RC & The Gritz
Leave Me Alone (feat. Erykah Badu)
Audego
Liar
Allie
Rlctnt Hstlr
Ophelia Cache
Leaving London (prod. by The Kickdrums)
JMSN
The One (Stwo Remix)
Nick Nikon
Put It On Me
Love Mansuy
White Heaven
BANKS
What You Need (The Weeknd Cover)
Sunni Colòn
blackMadonna (prod. Sunni Colòn)
Johnny Rain
Isis
Erik Hassle
Talk About It (SAINT PEPSI Remix)
Chiara
Lost
Tinashe
Just A Taste
Alus
Relapse
Sunni Colòn
Jezebel (prod. Sunni Colòn)
Chiara
Be In The Moment
Alina Baraz & Galimatias
Make You Feel

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PIONEER FT. FTSE

Jo Def
Luh Luv (Steps Out Now via Soulection.bandcamp.com)
b a y o u
everybodysgottalearn
khadisma
hi,howyadoin
Howard Ivans
Pillows
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Death To Genres Vol.3: Made In America

There’s quite a bit to say about these two Floridian youngsters. The past year has been quite a crazy one for GTA, culminating in a support role for international pop star Rihanna. As that tour made it’s stop in Denver, we had a chance to sit down with Matt and Julio. Check out what they had to say about Victoria’s Secret, EDM’s stigma in the media and mythical creatures.

TMN: Thanks for taking some time to sit down with us! Let’s kick it off by talking about why you’re here in Denver. You guys are the support for Rihanna, which is a pretty big deal. Talk to us about how the opportunity came to be.

Matt: Well, it kinda came through our management, Stevie over there, big ol’ guy. We had just gotten signed onto Three Six Zero Management, which manages like, Calvin Harris and Deadmau5 and stuff. We were already being managed by him, and he was absorbed into the company as well with us.

Three Six Zero had just merged with Rock Nation, who manages Shakira and Rihanna. Stevie had been showing all the other managers our music, and I guess Jay Brown, which is Rihanna’s manager, he just really liked it a lot. And after a while he was like, “Hey, I think you guys would be a good match for opening up for Rihanna.” And that just kinda happened.

It was literally ten days before that tour started, and we were just scrambling, like, “Holy shit, we’re getting on this massive tour. In ten days.” And that’s just how it came to be.

TMN: You guys also recently played HARD’s Day of the Dead, which looked like a rowdy-ass time. What was that experience like?

Julio: It was amazing, man. It was literally one of the funnest shows we played the whole year. We played at such a great time, too. We played right before Baauer and RL Grime. Yeah man, it was intense.

Matt: Very intense.

Julio: Everyone was just going crazy, and we love going off like that. It was probably one of the best shows we played this year. Definitely. Good times.

TMN: One thing we’ve always found entertaining about you guys is your slogan, “Death to Genres.” Can you elaborate on that a little bit for us?

Matt: It kinda came from, we were doing a typed interview on an airplane, just me and him. The last question was a fill in the blank, and it was “Death to ____.” And he was just like, “Oh, death to genres.”

With the way that we produce music, we try to do a little of everything and not worry about, like, “Oh, all we make is house, or trap or, moombahton, or hip hop, or whatever.” You know, both of us make all of it. So with him saying that, it (Death to Genres) just spoke to how we think music should be. That’s what we’ve been going by, and it’s kinda stuck. Then, we started doing this mixtape——mixed compilation series or whatever—and we thought that’d be a good idea to put that as the mixed series.


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[Rock] Glass Caves – Summer Lover EP

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Whether their recent hype pays homage to the incessant and undeterred busking they’ve embarked upon, or is a testament to their melodic charm and indie swag; Glass Caves are making waves on the streets and stages of Northern England.

The pulsating and ardent energy they emit has captivated bypasses in York, England, for many a month. Recently they transferred their earnest efforts into a sold out local venue and delivered a startling performance to an electric home crowd.It’s this drive coupled with unarguable talent, that has seen Glass Caves cause a storm at both Leeds and Reading festivals. More recently they mesmerised crowds at notorious Northern venue: The Brudenell Social Club, which this year has seen the likes of Albert Hammond Jr, Yuck and The Raveonettes gracing its stage.

It’s on the crest of this buzz that Glass Caves present the title track, taken from their upcoming EP: Summer Lover. Here resides a stark reminder of Britpop past and anthemic classics, immersed in contemporary euphoria. Tight melodies meet their match in a soulful, controlled and yet considerably raw vocal. Their stringent and compact noise has cultivated comparisons from Fleet Foxes to live melodic extraordinaire’s Local Natives. Whilst embracing these resemblances Summer Lover also exudes the allurement of The Maccabees, circa Wall Of Arms, with its pacey, composed and energetic sound.

Whatever the parallels to come, here lies a band on the brink of bigger things. Quite simply, this track is nostalgia for the modern age. Believe the hype.

The EP Summer Lover is launched on the 9th of December. Title track is available online now!

GLASS CAVES
Summer Lover
Glass Caves
Throw down The Pistol
Glass Caves
This Road
Glass Caves
Safety Man
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TKO (Black Friday Remix) (Feat. J. Cole, A$AP Rocky & Pusha T)

And the good music just keeps on coming. Just in time for Black Friday, hit-maker Justin Timberlake drops an unexpected new remix to his latest single, “TKO,” bringing in some heavyweight emcees to deliver some dope verses over the Timbaland production. J.Cole steps up to the plate first, with a vicious verse utilizing a similar flow to Drake‘s on “Versace.” The Roc Nation emcee even gives fans a response to the now infamous Kendrick Lamar diss on “Control.” A$AP follows by addressing the rumors swirling around about his highly talked about love life and Pusha T closes things about by making a case that he has the album of the year. This mix is definitely audio crack and should not go unheard. Take a listen and decide which emcee had the best verse over the addicting beat.

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The Trap Dojo #60 [MP3 Playlist]

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To make up for not dropping a Trap Dojo last week, we pulled out all the stops for #60. Starting off with What So Not‘s most recent anthem, “Jaguar”, no comment. Bro Safari and ETC!ETC! can do no wrong as they team up to remix Sub Focus‘ track “Turn Back Time”. LMC and Wayvee tackle Juicy J and Pusha T‘s track “Body Work”, just take a listen, it’s glorious. The Reddit discovered, upcoming prodigy, Electric Mantis comes through with won of the sexiest tunes of the most, titled, “Flip And Flops, Drips And Drops”.  Fools Gold Records had Nick Catchdubs release a mashup titled “Brown Bells – Dippin Demons” featuring Danny Brown’s vocals from “Dip”. Combined with Diplo’s remix of Sleigh Bells‘ track “Demons”, resulting in one of the most insane tracks in the Dojo. TC, who is mostly known for his mind blowing Drum N Bass, drops a horn infused, 808 banger, titled, “Do You Rock”. Make sure to check the rest of the tunes featuring: DiploTa-ku, Cashmere Cat, Louis Futon, TWRK, Grandtheft, Falcons, Tove Lo, Wave Racer, Penthouse Penthouse, Green Lantern, Mr Carmack, Jaime xx, Chrome Sparks, The Hood Internet, Antiserum, Mayhem, and more. 

What So Not
JAGUAR (Original Mix)
Sub Focus
Turn Back Time (Bro Safari and Etc! Etc! Remix)
LMC x Wayvee
Bodywork (Remix)
Electric Mantis
Flips And Flops, Drips And Drops
Brown Bells
Dippin Demons (Danny Brown x Sleigh Bells)
TC
Do You Rock
Grizzly Bear
Will Calls (Diplo Remix)
Childish Gambino
Telegraph Ave (Ta ku Remix)
Cashmere Cat
With Me
Childish Gambino
3005 (Louis Futon Remix)
Emoh Instead
Why Cant You (Say So) (H3 Remix)
Kanye West
Flashing Lights (TWRK Remix)
Madeon
Technicolor (Grandtheft Edit)
Falcons
Cell
Falcons
Be Quiet
Danny Brown Dip (Preditah Remix)
Stay High
Hippie Sabotage (Tove Lo Flip)
Milo & Otis
Pigeons (Original Mix)
Wave Racer
Stoopid (DE$iGNATED Remix) (Free DL Via Die High Records)
Penthouse Penthouse
Private Jet
Green Lantern
Bhangra Bounce
p.y.p. (carmack edit)
breezy lovejoy
Jamie xx
Untitled (Unreleased)
Antiserum & Mayhem
Horn Dog
The Hood Internet
Infinite Starts (Drake x Baauer x RL Grime)
Chrome Sparks
Lookin At Me
Justin Timberlake
My Love (Playground Mob Remix)
Cyril Hahn
Perfect Form Feat. Shy Girls (The Ninetys Remix)
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