[Hip-Hop] Big K.R.I.T. – Now and Then feat. Slim Thug

Dropping some heat before his mixtape hits the webs later this month, Big K.R.I.T. blesses fans with some ear candy on “Now and Then”. This new, smooth UGK-esque track pairs the Mississippi rapper with Texas rapper Slim Thug and has the two flowing about the changes that life brings. Intricate rhymes coupled with an infectious beat make this cut off the SPKSMEN and The Smoking Section audio crack. Be sure to peep the free download below and cop the mixtape when it drops December 12th.

Big K.R.I.T feat. Slim Thug
Now and Then (Prod. by Big K.R.I.T.)
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[Download] Jamie xx’s Boiler Room Set

Last week, the widely in-demand producer Jamie xx took part in Young Turks‘ night at the Boiler Room, along with the likes of Nautic, SBTRKT, and Nic & Tic. His dynamic 55-minute set was filmed and can be watched here. But if you just want to listen to the goods, you’re in luck. The nearly hour-long mix is available for FREE download below. Happy Monday, ninjas!

Jamie xx 55 min Boiler Room Mix
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[Hip-Hop] J. Cole – Miss America Reprise

With only a month away before J.Cole drops his sophomore LP Born Sinner in January, the Roc Nation emcee hits the interwebs with a new track titled “Miss America Reprise”. Always keeping his lyrics intellectual and real, this self-produced song has Cole speaking on the mental state of the youth and about becoming more socially aware. Mixing the thought-provoking bars with a dope synth and drum melody makes for a hot new single.

Miss America Reprise
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[Electro Soul] Jessie Ware & BenZel – If You Love Me (Video)

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Last month, teenage Japanese duo BenZel teamed up with British powerhouse Jessie Ware for “If You Love Me,” an inspiring track done originally by R&B group Brownstone in the early ’90s. A lava lamp-like video directed by Kate Moross was released at the same time as the song, but recently an official music video has surfaced. Set in New York City, it depicts a woman showing off her pole-dancing moves in an empty subway car.

Benzel & Jessie Ware
If You Love Me

Bonus: a new BenZel demo called “Fallin Love”
BenZel
Fallin Love (Demo)
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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #15

This week’s Chill Dojo is dedicated to some much-needed recovery. We’ve all been in that situation where by the time you have mustered the strength to claw out of bed, half your Sunday has already slipped by unknowingly. Rather than regret the hours lost, relax into this week’s playlist and make the rest of your day twice as good as before.

To assist with your Sunday recuperation, we’ve enlisted the help of Bondax and their latest single which will be released early next year. We continue to marvel at the maturity of the sounds being put out by teenage producers in electronic music today, and this song is a textbook example of this kind of prodigious talent. Pierce Fulton has been known to dabble in chill productions in between his signature electro house style, and when he comes out with beautiful tunes like his remix of ‘In No Time’, we definitely encourage him to show more of his mellow side. Taking the calming vocals from the alternative rock band Mutemath and layering it over a magical backdrop of enchanting pads and beats, this one is sure to get a ton of replay for the rest of the day. Vocal remakes are definitely the flavour of the week for Chill Dojo #15, with a stunning rework of ‘Everything to Me’ courtesy of DJ Fresh Direct, who definitely lives up to his name with the catchiness of the vibe-inducing beats at play here. Next up are two very different takes on Rihanna, first a haunting chillstep cover from Cry Wolf, and then a gorgeous downtempo remix from Them Jeans. We’re also revisiting a soulful deep house jam from TMN favorite Follow Me which was featured a few weeks ago.  On a final note, there’s plenty of chillstep sprinkled across this edition courtesy of a recent mixtape from Chill Dojo frequenter Cross Them Out.

And that is our heartfelt attempt at making today and this coming week as relaxed as possible. Until next time. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #15 zip

Gold
Mutemath
In No Time (Pierce Fulton Remix)
Lips
Everything To Me (DJ Fresh Direct Remix)
Please Dont Stop The Music feat. Maigan Kennedy (Rihanna Cover)
Rihanna feat Mikky Ekko
Stay (Them Jeans Remix)
Soul II Soul
Back To Life (Follow Me Remix)
Lane 8
For You
Lavoretto (St. Tropèz)
Blue Satellite
Disco Love (Original Mix)
Urban Contact
Aurora (Original Mix) (FREE DL)
Soular Order
Public Transport
Synthetic Epiphany
Tanglewood (Free Download)
Vipassana
Audialist
Manna (LFS001)
Name In Lights
Naughty (Cameo Culture Remix)
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[Massive Mix] Krewella – Troll Mix – Volume 1

Krewella has no shame. This trio has been killing it  this passed year, and recently switching it up a little with their most recent Drum & Bass single  titled, “Come & Get It”. This mix has everything from Original work to insane remixes from, DotEXE, Mutrix, Candyland and many more.

They drop a massive DNB section featuring tunes from Skrillex & Nero, Sky Kidx, SPL, Pegboard Nerds, DANKSub Focus & Alpines, Bassnectar and their single “Come & Get It”. The song they stood out during this section was most definitely the remix of The Bloody Beetroots track “Rocksteady” from Shy Kidx. 

Before you know it they flawlessly transition into an intense Moombah/Electro sectionwith brain scrambling tunes from Nadastrom, Mutix, Knife Party, Diplo, Milo & Otis, and Delta Heavy. Plus make sure not to miss Mutrix‘s remix of Krewella‘s track “Killin It”, it’s off the chain. The rest of the mix is chop full of mind altering tuneage that is sure have you raging face. Enjoy the free download, and make sure to get your tickets to see them at a venue near you by, clicking here. 

To download the entire mix, CLICK HERE.

Krewella
Troll Mix

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[Synth Pop] Carousel – Stay Awake

As hard as it is to believe, indie pop outfit Carousel seems to improve with each and every song they unleash upon the world. Their newest track, “Stay Awake,” really does a great job of portraying the different emotions that you would run through in any unintentional all-nighter, from the thrills of unlimited possibilities to the struggles of just keeping your eyes open. While the dreamy vocals may initially leave you more sleepy-eyed than before you pressed play, you’ll find yourself hanging onto each and every word through this infectious tune. Before you know it, half the night will be gone while you keep this one on repeat. Make sure to look for Carousel’s new EP, dropping sometime in 2013.

Carousel
Stay Awake
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