After giving us a taster of the upcoming Italians Do It Better compilation with “Looking For Love”, Chromatics return with the next single to be featured on the triple LP. “Cherry” sees the Portland-based outfit wrapping an infectious guitar hook around hazy layers of synth and seductive vocals to produce a slick slice of synth-pop perfection.
When searching for music to add to the playlist each week, some would say there’s a point when a track becomes too dancey to be suitable for the Chill Dojo. Well we don’t care too much for rules, and potential candidates are judged by one criteria and one only, vibes.
Why the prelude? Because we kick things off this week with a tune that will have you moving as if you were still running off the buzz from Saturday night. Montreal’s Kaytranada remixes a house classic in ‘Lady’, adding an infectious groove that is funky beyond control. If that’s all a bit too much to handle on your Sunday, then our second track will tone things down with a beautiful downtempo remix of a Seven Lions hit courtesy of Washington producer, Lindsay Lowend. It’s been a few weeks since our last dose of that smooth Shook sound, but he’s back again with a slow jazzy piece of magic that’s all a part of his usual charm. Another classic receives a modern twist with German producer Vaguesh taking on a Grammy-winning 80′s hit, ‘Bette Davis Eyes’, adding some acoustic riffage and an extra oomph to the beat. Other goodies in this playlist include some helpings of chill trap, DnB from London’s Blu Mar Ten, and deep house vibes flowing from a couple of Bit Funk mixes. Something for everyone no doubt. Peace out.
Datsik has been dropping this “Swagga” VIP in his sets recently, and the footage of it is just insane. Yesterday he released this massive Trap tune for free, and it’s incredible. Featuring a dark and grimey sound design accompanied with a catchy 8-bit melody. The drops on this track are so heavy, they slap you in the face with the fierce bass that Datsik does so well. The bonus track is another Trap VIP of his song “Bonafied Hustler” featuring some incredible samples mixed with squeaky bleeps and bloops. Both of these songs are free, so lets all bow down to Datsik for this filthy tuneage. Cheers.
This is seizure music at it’s absolute best, Knife Party for the win. This “Rage Valley VIP” is ripped from their Mix Of The Week for MixMag that was released a few hours ago. They start off with a new euphoric melody, then a creepy sample that talks about zombies. No one had the balls to remix this track so KP went ahead and did it for us, reworking it in all the right ways. Adjusting the drops and tweaking the wobbles to allow everyone to once again fall in love with “Rage Valley”.
Also make sure to check out their entire Mix for MixMag titled, “Clever Title Like Deadmau5 Would Use Mix”. It features 19 brain scrambling tracks and you can check out the whole Tracklist, by clicking here. Cheers.
What’s up, ninjas? We hope you had a great holiday with your family. We’re rested up after falling asleep on the couch at about 8pm last night, and are now in full on party mode. This week’s party playlist has something special for you. DJ/Producer duo Axis of Evil hit us up with an exclusive mashup pack. This pack has 10 dance inducing tracks that are sure to keep your party going into the wee hours of the morning. So make sure to hit them up on Facebook and thank them for hookin’ it up proper.
If you haven’t realized yet, Krewella is taking over the EDM scene by storm. Their latest release “Come & Get It” features the trio’s sexy female vocals and catchy lyrics to go along with the hard-hitting bass that they’re known for. Originally from Chicago, the trio has been proving to the world that they have what it takes and continue to get better and better. Get “Come & Get It” here for FREE and keep an eye out for their Play Harder Remix EP that’s set to release December 10th.
Being a Midwest girl, whenever anyone mentioned Minnesota in the past I always paired it with the 32nd state whose abbreviation is MN, whose nickname is the Gopher State and whose baseball team is the Minnesota Twins. Fast forward to present day and now when anyone mentions Minnesota I know they aren’t talking about a state, oh no, rather, they are talking about Christian Bauhofer, aka Minnesota, the talented 23-year-old dubstep artist from Santa Cruz, California. Minnesota has been tearing up the music scene with his eclectic mix of beats and drops. He has a talent for weaving vocals into the threads of his sound waves, every song carrying a massive energy that only heightens whenever Minnesota decides to throw in body vibrating bass.
Giving everyone an early reason to give thanks, yesterday Minnesota released his song “Yoga Pants” off of his new EP “Altered States” which comes out today. “Yoga Pants” starts off with a nice drum entry quickly infused with lyrics letting any listener know what yoga pants is about, work, work, work girl. “Tokyo” is a song that exemplifies Minnesota’s keen ability to mix so many different sounds to make a masterpiece. The song carries a wave like tune throughout while drum and bass beats, combined with rap vocals, intertwine to complete the piece. “Indian Summer”, featuring G Jones, is a cosmic song that has a seducing rhythm. Close your eyes and this song, with a repeating background beat and light mixes, takes you to another place. To the beach, to the mountains, to another country, this song transports your mind. “To the Floor” and “Float”, which features Zion I, have already been released but are, as usual, songs not to be missed. No longer is the name Minnesota recognized as just a state but he is really a state of mind.