With Me ( LCAW Remix )
Cashmere Cat has come and captured the adoration of the blogosphere, and everyone pretty much understands why. His unique style harnessing non traditional dance structures, atmospheric elements and meticulously placed instrumentals are overwhelmingly impressive. While us bloggers salivate at a new release of his, producers do as well, eager to put their spin on his tunes.
Today we’re featuring a chilled out house remix from German producer LCAW. The intro is dreamy, slowly welcoming you into his interpretation of “With Me.” The pianos gracefully carry over the sultry beats, creating a gorgeous soundscape. While the song never breaks into intense energy, it has a soulful vibe that calls to be danced to.
This remix is a free download. We suggest you pick it up right about now.
SBTRKT spent a good amount of time in 2013 teasing us with some of the new sounds he was experimenting with in the studio. While that trend hasn’t quite changed yet, he has chosen to unearth some of his older material. “Runaway” is a track that he’s used in sets dating back to at least 2012, and one that he apparently used to close out his New Year’s set as well. Sparse on details, what we do know about the track is that it features vocals from the talented Jessie Ware, with Sampha echoing in the background. Although the track is barely over a minute, it’s still incredibly beautiful. Here’s hoping we get to hear a much longer version sometime in the near future. Stream the track above, and stay tuned for SBTRKT’s sophomore effort, which should be dropping soon.
Step (Wintertime Remix) (Feat. Danny Brown, Heems & Despot)
With every new year comes new expectations, but there’s no way we could’ve ever seen this coming. After putting out one of the best albums of 2013, Vampire Weekend are back with a “Wintertime Remix” to their remarkable single, “Step,” bringing along Danny Brown, Heems and Despot for the ride. The beat remains relatively unaltered, yet all three emcees fit in gracefully over the tranquil indie rock ballad, making this one of the best cross genre efforts we’ve heard in quite awhile. One day in, and 2014 already looks like a bright year for music. Check out the stream above, and make it your resolution to grab a free download as well.
Good Shit Talkin' feat. Tris J x Sir Michael Rocks (Prod by Smoko Ono x Papi Beatz)
It’s December 31st folks, which means it’s your final opportunity to get some “Good Shit Talkin” in before the year is over. If you can’t think of anything yourself though, we’ve got a few talented emcees to do the work for you in Tris J, and former Cool Kid, Sir Michael Rocks. Today they’re teaming up with one of Chicago’s finest producers, Smoko Ono, for this brand new single that should fit right in with all of your late night festivities. This latest cut is set to be featured on both the upcoming Smoko & Friends mixtape, as well as Tris J’s next project, Super Grand Master Deluxe; both are set to drop in early 2014.
Well, here it is. The last Indie Dojo of the year. Another 260+ indie bands are patiently waiting to be discovered in 2014. See you in the future..
The Lovely Sparrows
Message to Bears
Control Me (ft. American Folly)
The year might almost be over, but Drake still has some new music to deliver to his eager fans. His latest leak, “Trophies,” is a triumphant Hit-Boy, Noah “40” Shebib, and Hagler assisted, horn-heavy celebrity anthem that was previously debuted in a trailer for Nothing Was The Same. The Young Money-affiliate takes an introspective look at his rise to fame, responsibilities in life, and the effect his parent’s divorce had on his young mind. Drake has always been one to let listeners into his personal thoughts, and this track is another look into his past and how it has shaped his future and the artist he is today.
The Chill Dojo [TheMusicNinja.Com] (Best of 2013
Mixed by DJ AA)
It was an incredible year for chill music in 2013, and even though our Christmas edition officially wraps things up for the time being, we just had to cap things off with an homage to our favorite tracks from the artists that make all this possible. No stranger to the dojo himself, with many superb bootlegs featured throughout the year, DJ AA has kindly offered his skills in a compilation of our best featured songs this year. For anyone looking to kick-start new year celebrations in the chillest way possible, sit down and relax, the hard work has been done. Get some friends together and enjoy the next hour of easy listening at its very best.
We Sink feat. Eski Göten – White Lies
Dillon Francis feat. TEED – Without You (Hayden James Version)
Foxes & Stwo – Home (AA ‘Syrup’ Bootleg)
Flight Facilities feat. Micky Green – Stand Still (Wave Racer Remix)
Snakehips – On & On (Snakehips Edit)
MGMT – Electric Feel (Gespleu Downcast Edit)
Bondax – Gold (Snakehips Edit)
Ed Sheeran – I See Fire (Kygo Remix)
The Pharcyde – Runnin’ (Bit Funk Remix)
Michael Jackson – Remember The Time (Louis La Roche Remix)
Justin Timberlake – Suit & Tie (Ta-Ku Remix)
BANKS – Warm Water (Snakehips Remix)
Bondax feat. Josh Record – Fires
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Atlas Hands (Thomas Jack Remix)
Bondax – Giving It All (French Kiwi Juice Remix)
Druid Cloak – Ghost Iron
DCUP – Don’t Be Shy (La Felix Remix)
Claptone – No Eyes (Gamper & Dadoni Remix)
Patrick Baker – Summer Lover
Willow Beats – Blue
Bob Marley – Is This Love (Montmarte Remix)
Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith – La La La (Oliver Nelson & Tobtok Remix)