[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #57

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So it seems with all this chill music in our heads, we’ve been caught napping on the release of Shook’s debut self-titled album at the start of August. That’s a whole two months we’ve been missing out on our dose of funk from the master himself, but to make things right we’ve highlighted two of the best tracks from the release. ‘Walking To The Sun’ and ‘Always’ carry the signature dreamy groove and sweet melodies that will have your ears charmed in an instant. Go and peep the rest of the album for more of his infectious upbeat tunes. One thing we weren’t going to sleep on is the latest remix from German producer Dinner Date.  The indie roots of the DAWA original is maintained in this mellow house interpretation, with a relaxing beat and stunning atmosphere taking this song to the next level as the perfect chill-out material. When you hear tracks like this, you can be sure he’s a name you will see again for many more playlists to come.  Check out his other remix below for more of the great work coming from this artist. If any of you were caught dozing this past week and happened to miss this post from earlier on, here’s a wake-up call to say that the Thomas Jack remix of ‘Little Talks’ is definitely worth your attention. He’s certainly got the attention of Hype Machine on numerous occasions, and with the tropical vibes flowing freely from this catchy tune, it’s not hard to see why. Now let’s crank it up a bit from warm to hot and steamy with the latest bedroom magic from Giraffage. Our man from San Fran infuses a bright melody into the sultry tone of the original and then let’s loose with a rumbling bass breakdown for good measure. No stranger to this sexy side of the spectrum is dojo favourite stwo, wooing fans like only the French know how with two emotional R&B delights. And of course, if we’re talking the smoother side of things, we couldn’t leave out one of our favourite vocalists, Patrick Baker, whose amazing single ‘Control’  received the silky remix treatment from 5 Reasons, an artist combo that’s worked mighty fine in the past as well.

So now we’re all caught up on the latest chill news to report. Try not to get too lost in these relaxing tunes. Peace out.

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Walking To The Sun
Roll The Dice (Dinner Date Remix)
José González
Crosses (Dinner Date Remix)
Little Talks (Thomas Jack Remix)
Of Monsters and Men
US (Giraffage remix)
Emmanuel (Stwo Remix)
Virgo (ft. Shay Lia)
Patrick Baker
Control (5 Reasons Remix)
Warm Water // Zebra Safari Remix
The Magician
When The Night Is Over Ft. Newtimers (Claptone Remix)
Dilla & Phat Kat
Game Over (Moods Remix)
The Stuyvesants
Good Times
Sunday Jazz Party
Hold Moi
Peace Of Mind
Henry Green
Electric Feel (Kygo Remix)
So Fine
Mark Morrison
Return Of The Mack (Traveler Remix)
Get It Up For Love (Roller Radio Edit)
Simply Red
Sunrise (Deepjack & Mr.Nu Slomo Edit)
Simply Red
Something Got Me Started (Deepjack & Mr.Nu Dance Mix)
Shine A Light
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[MP3 Playlist] The Indie Dojo (October 2013 Round #2)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaSurprises. Some of us love them. Some of us hate them. But when tiny surprises come wrapped up in a sweet little playlist, its kinda hard not to come back for more. (Once a week.  Every week. Every Tuesday Morning. Just in case you were wondering).

Rolls Bayce
The Moth & The Flame
Denitia and Sene
A Part
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[Indie Rock] Fé – She Came

She Came

London based indie rock duo are back with their golden vocals, ready to grace our ears with their 2nd single, “She came.” This latest release is crackling with atmospheric intensity, thanks to the emotion rich post-punk vocals, intertwined with driving guitar riffs and the slow, repetitious hit of a snare drum.

It’s slow, seductive and increasingly apparent that these two have something that’s going to be overwhelmingly addicting. It has all of those classic elements that make you keep wanting to come back for more.

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[NEW] Eminem – Rap God

Rap God

Since Eminem announced that his upcoming album would be a sequel of his 2000 classic Marshall Matters LP, it has quickly become one of the most talked about projects among hip-hop fans. A few weeks back, we got a first glimpse with the rock-infused single “Berzerk,” which received a mostly positive response.

Today, the legendary Detroit emcee drops off another high-energy track, titled “Rap God.”  This time around, the production seems to draw more from EDM with a heavy beat and some unconventional flows from Em. Based on the two songs we’ve heard thus far, it’s hard to get a clear idea of how this album will come together. Stream above and let us know what you think in the comment section.

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[Event Preview] Sir Sly – Larimer Lounge 10/15

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Tomorrow night the Mile High City welcomes in one of our personal favorites, Sir Sly. This Los Angeles based trio has an eclectic fusion of sounds, fusing various forms of electronica, rock, folk and soul. We’re not sure how it will all translate into a live performance, but we can assure you this – we’re pretty god damn excited.

The venue for this show couldn’t be better, taking place at the Larimer Lounge. While it’s a bit divey, it’s atmosphere is going to be ideal for a show like this. So, if you’re in the Denver area, make sure to head out there. We’ll be there with big, toothy grins on our face.

Pick up your tickets here, and come join us.

Sir Sly
Sir Sly
Sir Sly
Sir Sly
Easy Now
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[Video] EC Twins & Kalendr Feat. Koko Laroo – Set the World on Fire (Groove Cruise Anthem)


Manchester born Allister and Marc Sean, better known as the EC Twins, have been dropping energetic vocal house gems left and right lately. Not too long ago we featured the video for their warm weather hit, “Hot Summer Nights.” Now we’re left bracing ourselves for the colder months, yet we’re keeping nice and toasty thanks to, “Set the World on Fire.”

Joined up by Chicagoan producer/DJ Kalendr, and lead by inspiring vocals from Koko Laroo, this melodic house monster gives us what we want to hear in something from this genre. The well crafted lyrics from songwriter Koko Laroo are ones you can picture belting out in your car, caring less if the car next to you thinks you’re out of your mind. Coupled with the four to the floor beats is a gorgeous melody that’s energetic and uplifting.

Once again the twins have teamed up with Colorado based film makers BLURRED Pictures, who have put an entertaining Thelma and Louise-esque spin on this tune. Give it a go and see for yourself.

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Great Good Fine Ok – You’re The One For Me – (Body Language Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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You're The One For Me (Body Language Remix)

Earlier this month, Brooklyn based electro pop outfit Great Good Fine Ok took the blogosphere by storm with their deliciously emotion rich tune, “You’re the One for Me.” After spending some time in the #1 spot on the Hype Machine, we’re now seeing a few remixes of the rather infectious tune. Today we’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Body Language’s remix.

The multi-faceted Brooklyn based electronic quartet are known for their affinity of synths and dancy beats. In their version of “You’re the One for Me,” we’re served up some well crafted samples, big 70’s funk style synths and a groovy beat that could get anyone up out of their seat and into the dance floor. While this remix is still in the same vein as the original, its dialed up energy and booming beats set it apart from the original, while still paying ample homage.

This tune is a free download on Great Good Fine Ok’s soundcloud. Head over and pick it up. Don’t blame us though if your boss doesn’t approve of your new desire to dance around the office.

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