All Of Me (Kasum Remix)[FREE DL]
John Legend has to be one of the most difficult people to remix. Having one of the best voices in the industry, taking on “All of Me” has to be a daunting task for an up and coming producer. That’s where Kasum steps in.
This NYC-born, Boston University student has a lot to balance already. Back when I was in college (which I won’t divulge just how long ago that was) I had a hard enough time managing my schedule with classes alone. Somehow this Sophmore found a way to put his spin on a legendary track, and did so in a way that’s ultimately extremely complimentary to the original.
Utilizing the existing piano work and Legend’s voice, Kasum crafted a melodic dubstep tune that charges with emotions. The added drum work brings in anticipation and a little bit of aggression for the razor sharp synths, which gives this tune larger-than-life feel that will get playtime across the blogosphere for months to come.
Brand New (Slinger Remix)
There is something almost symbiotic about the relationship between disco dance vibes and Mondays. One pulls its listener into visions of happy, sunshine soaked dance floors while the other is slightly more bleak in its undertone, pulling your psyche into a paradoxical direction altogether. Yin and Yang. Sweet and salty. Balance. Which, not to wax philosophically for much longer, is why we love to pair glitzy club tunes with the most dreaded day of the week. Today, the mysterious Slinger popped up with a very driven and elegant slice of disco induced house rhythms that commanded the undivided attention of our cochlear cavities from its onset. Remixing two of the most influential artists of our time can be an arduous task, but Slinger’s slinky kicks and pointed nu-disco percussion paired with the unmistakable and altogether dreamy vocal reverberations of Pharrell and Justin Timberlake has resulted in quite the hooky dance tune in the form of a syrupy Summer nu-disco remix. The vibe painted onto “Brand New” by Slinger is one of high energy poolside day parties, which I think we could all be yearning for right about now. Slinger is most certainly an act to keep your ears tuned into, and you can bet that ours will be too. Check it out above.
Let’s go one deeper and kick off this edition’s proceedings with one of the smoothest sounding tracks to have hit the internet over the last week. KAASI is the man responsible for this aural delight, and you’d be hard pressed to find a pair of ears that could resist the sweet sounds that emanate from this 5 and a half minutes of perfection. From the vocal sampling to the infectious rhythm, nothing that lends its hand to this composition is short of impeccable, and for that it could be nothing less than our track of the week. This next track was covered earlier last week, but is too appropriate for the dojo and so is well deserving of another mention here. Germany’s Dinnerdate has done it once again with another glorious chill house tune to add to his growing collection, with another ascension of the Hypem charts to add to his growing list of achievements. There’s plenty more in the near future from this artist as well. The Germans certainly know their way around these mellow sounds, and Alex Schulz is another one of these skilled individuals to look out for. When it comes to remixing Ed Sheeran’s ‘I See Fire’, Kygo’s version is the one that instantly comes to mind, but you’d be a fool to overlook this edit that takes things into very deep territory. It’s a completely different experience from any other take on this one, and it had us hooked within seconds. A track that’s a little harder to glance over is the latest from RAC, who provides more ample fuel for your summertime playlist with a little help from Matthew Koma on vocals. If you somehow missed the write-up a few days back, then here’s a friendly reminder that you need this new jam in your life right now. More summer music is always a welcome addition to the Chill Dojo, so we’re lapping up these next two from UK producer Lobo. They’re bright and sunny with glints of FKJ’s style at their heart, so you’re guaranteed to be smiling for the entire journey.
Plenty more playful pieces await you as you make your way down this list, so gear up for a few hours of good times and great sounds. Peace out.
Cathedral (Dinnerdate Remix)
I See Fire (Alex Schulz Bootleg).mp3
Cheap Sunglasses (ft. Matthew Koma)
Beside Your Soul
So Flute (Mozambo Remix)
Offset, Power, Slope (Younker Remix)
Hurricane (Goldroom Remix)
Reflections (Gryffin Remix)
Let It Die
Miss You Most (At Night), With Taku
My Luv (Sable Edit)
Speak With A Dofflin (Sable Remix)
Ryan Must Be Destroyed (Wave Racer Remix)
Even When feat Noah Slee (Co Prod L D R U)
Sundrip ft. Fluke Nukes
Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds (Akouo Remix)
Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds (Paces Remix)
Rock The Boat (Boarders Choice Mix) feat. Tokyo Megaplex
Teedra Moses + IAMNOBODI = Be Your Girl
All Over Ft. Dziko
Bet Dap Goom Bown (BoomBap Festival Beat)
They Say (Hounded Remix)
Vai Vai (Sango Flip)
Touch the sky (MisterMack & Fortune Remix)
I Can See
The Meaning Of Love
Just A Dream Pt.2
If I Should Die
Before we begin tonight, I do want to apologize for last week’s lack of Sunday Night Soul. However, we’re hoping this week’s tasty selection more than makes up for our absence last week. Once again featuring a wide variety of singers and producers, this week’s edition comes packed with plenty of goodies to get you through the night–and into Monday morning. Given that it’s a loaded week for us, we have an enormous amount of material to work with from a stellar cast of artists, including: Pyxis, Memeb, Youth is DEAD, Lyves, Nick Price, King Avriel, Jarreau Vandal, Tink, Devonté Hynes, Rubee Rayne, Blackbear, Super Jay, Todd Zack Jr., Kehlani, MacKenzie, Dpat, Fortune, Esta, El. Train, Go Yama, Marce Reazon and Prizm. Considering it’ll probably take you more than a night to get through all of this, I’ll keep things short and allow you to dive right into the music.
Left & Right Ft Kaleem Taylor (Original Mix)
Lovers On The Moon
Favourite Truth feat. Kaidi Tatham
Explore You (prod. Thempeople)
F**k It All
Under Your Spell
Never Really Knew
Move Love Ft. joya mooi
Want It (Produced by DJ Dahi)
Do Better (Prod. Floating Points)
Set Me Free
Sienna (prod. Felix Snow)
DSYLM (Dont Say You Love Me)
How I Fell In Love
Hard 2 Face Reality
Call My Name
Come Over (Prod. Rawsmoov)
ANGEL (TYRESE DEMO)
Fall In Love
SAME PAGE Featuring Eric Bellinger
Feenin (ft. Kevin Gates)
Ride This Beat Feat. BOB Main
playershit. feat. YE Ali (Prod. by CMPLX)
Dont Tell Nobody ft Jeremih (Prod. Da Internz)
TIME RMX featuring IAMSU
FWU (Prod. by Swagg Rcelious)
What It Do Ft. IAMSU!
Gun Charge ft. Skeme
Indy (ft. Miguel)
Miss You Most (At Night), With Taku
Baby One More Time
Stuck On You (Prod. Lyfe Harris)
Belle De Jour (Roses)
Nights Up North (A JAYBeatz Mashup)
Mr. music (XONA Remix)
A L I V E (Michael Jackson sample)
Smoke Drink Break Up (Jeftuz remix)
Spanish Joint (Joe Kays Slowed Edit)
In Those Jeans (aywy. Rework)
Just Fine / El Train Refix (Darker Than Wax Free D/L)
2 On (BNJMN Bootleg Mix)
Stay Ready (a NOw FUTUR rework)
Experience(esta remix ft. Rome Fortune)
Vulnerable (El. Train Edit)
Sure Thing (PATCHWORK Remix)
FCKUTNGHT ft. Danderson
Scale It Back (Go Yama Flip)
BRAIN (LARSE REMIX)
Im Just Tryna Tell Ya
One Time (Marce Reazon Remix)
I Won ft. Kanye West (4REAL REMIX)
Vulnerable (Pomo Remix)
Party Girls (Charlemagne Tango Remix)
Andrew Bayer is at it again, and ohhh boy is he frisky! The traditional depth and progressive ambiance that Mr. Bayer portrays in his tracks is augmented this time around with some dirty electro bass and a sexy wobble. Despite the piano interim, which the producer states will exclude it from a classification of “banger”, I disagree. Bullet Catch has everything required to be a stand up summer track for 2014. A bit of esoteric distension that’ll make you cry, a little dab of some roll juice to enjoy a hand with blinking LEDs, and a drop to get a crowd jumping like they’re in Dadaland make this a tune that’s a memorable jump off to any respectable dance party. Enjoy!
Cheating the Czar
Have you ever put a Starburst in your mouth and tried not to chew it? It’s about as impossible as hearing this track and not saying Elvis Costello. The comparisons are aplenty and we shall not deviate. Unless it’s to say that also, British expat and NYC homed A.J. Ellis, is in possession of an exquisite swoon; not dissimilar to the likes of Roy Orbison, in his most crooning of moods.
New release ‘Cheating The Czar’, sees a 1950’s rock-a-billy-swing take precedent, in what is ultimately a seduction in the art of the unpretentious. A guitar-pop spectacle at its finest: think Ezra Furman, but replace the unhinged punk vibe with a bit of polish, and add an injection of the indie vein.
Touring with the likes of Albert Hammond Jr and The Strokes, saw early to mid 2000 success for Ellis’s former band Five O’Clock Heroes. Previously sweeping the shores of his UK homeland and conquering Europe and NYC alike, Ellis now sets his sails and embarks on solo ventures anew.
‘Cheating The Czar’ is cleverly tuneful, melodically mellifluous and flawless in its execution. Impeccable lyricism, dressed to impress and suited in swing. The upbeat soundscape contrasts, in a complimentary fashion, with a slightly yearning vocal.
There’s no better track than one decorated so simply, yet concealing a myriad of secret intelligence. A beautiful release, from this months full length debut album: ‘Bury The Devil’, ‘Cheating The Czar’, proves Ellis may just be, the balladeer of a new alt ballad.