[Indie] Osca – Blood


Crafting longing with composure is no easy feat. But London based band Osca seem to have their finger on the pulse of placidity, in this coolly executed and demure debut.

“Blood” is wistful and riddled with remorse, yet simultaneously hopeful. The narrative is exhibited by a crisp lead vocal and textured via beautifully blended harmonies, that climb, rather than accelerate, to fruition.

As the title suggests, this one will work it’s way into the veins.

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[Habibi House] Abu Ashley – Nado Heights

Abu Ashley
Nado Heights (Original Mix)

Just over a month ago we were shown somewhat of a new style called ‘Habibi House’. Abu Ashley combines minimal house techniques with a tribal taste, and a bit of an eastern flavor. We have always been a fan of tribal house, and we like stuff that really stands out against others. With minimal house, standing out isn’t this easiest thing to do, but this up-and-coming New Yorker had no problem. In our last post, we stated our hopes of this style creating a bit of a trend for Abu Ashley to continue, and our wishes were granted with “Nado Heights”!

This serene tune, “Nado Heights”, tells a bit of a story. Unfortunately this story is in a foreign language that we’re trying to translate. What we do gather though, is this tale is a peaceful one. “Nado Heights” has a very calming background frequency, that may just activate your pineal gland. If that were to happen, the strings and piano will take you on a spiritual journey, and the tom rolls will keep things moving.  It’s only been slightly over a month, since Abu Ashley first put us on to his incredible style, and we’ve heard he will be back soon! So stay tuned for more spiritual house tunes like “Nado Heights”.

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[Tropical House] The Weeknd – Often (Kygo Remix)

The Weeknd
Often (Kygo Remix)

The weekend may be over, but that doesn’t mean all good vibes must come to an end. Leave it up to 22-year-old Kygo to make our mundane Monday a whole lot brighter with a sunny remix of The Weeknd’s “Often”. The Norwegian producer adds some flirtatious flair to the bass heavy original, transforming the sultry track into a summertime stunner.

The tropical maestro’s “Often” remix is intricately layered with snares and a catchy vocal edit, resulting in a track that is perfect for starting off the week right. Kygo is currently wrapping up the end of his summer tour with stops in South America and Europe, but will be making his way back to America soon.

Today the burgeoning producer has teased some dates for his forthcoming Endless Summer Tour with Thomas Jack and Amtrac, which kicks off Sept 26 in Nashville, TN. Anticipate the full announcement this Wednesday, which will also include dates in Europe.

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The Holy Coast – The Space We Haunt [TMN PREMIERE]

The Holy Coast
The Space We Haunt

Whatever you did this weekend, we’re pretty sure you need some calming tunes to bring you into the reality that is another work week. While we already published a hearty Chill Dojo for you this morning, we realize you need a full eight hours of chill music help soften the blow. Luckily for you, we have this delightfully dreary premiere of “The Space We Haunt” to throw into the mix.

Surprisingly coming out of Phoenix, Arizona, this three-piece outfit has a sound perfect for drizzly Pacific Northwest days. Comprised of Keith Walker, Brett Davis, and Braden McCall, The Holy Coast are unsigned at the moment, but with their dreamy shoegaze style soundscapes, it won’t be long before people take notice. Creating a lackadaisical journey crafted through a heavily treated vocals, a simplistic guitar riff, and some spacey synths, “The Space We Haunt” has the perfect collection of elements to slowly slip away from what you’re thinking about, if only for a few minutes.

You can find this song and more on their self-titled EP, which is due out tomorrow on Common Wall Media.

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Daktyl – Jungle Pips [TMN Premiere]

Jungle Pips

We’ve been following Daktyl for a while now, and we haven’t heard one mediocre track yet! His newest release, “Jungle Pips”, is on a new label You Tell Me. This new label seems to specialize in unique genres- non-existing ones especially. “Jungle Pips” consists of pitched vocals, funky stabs, a few apex breaks reminiscent of the days of jungle, and insane percussion. If this song doesn’t make you want to dance, then you must have forgotten your coffee this morning. Being one of the early releases from You Tell Me, we are excited to see what they have to come following this Daktyl release. If you can’t wait to hear them on SoundCloud, you can cop the album on beatport.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #94

chill dojo

Get set for an edition stacked with vocal delights and enough groove to last well through the week. German pair Gamper & Dadoni have been building momentum with each successive release this year, and their latest remix might just be their best yet. We were calling game over when Oliver Nelson and Tobtok unleashed their version of the Naughty Boy hit single, but this dance-floor igniter looks to have the final say on the matter. With all the trimmings of their signature style, the duo have re-invented this track to give the original a run for its money. Speaking of remakes, Sam Smith’s cover of ‘How Will I Know’ is another fitting tribute to an iconic piece of music history, and this deep house touch from London’s Chris Meid serves to accentuate the emotion even further. Again, it’s summer melodies and sax which are the heroes of this effort, bestowing a heavy sense of nostalgia on every line of these well-known lyrics. There is equal praise for the original works released this week as well, and Toronto’s Tep No caught our attention with this tune which is ready-built to be a summer anthem. The folks at SuicideSheep are always on point with their selections, and to have this picked up by their label, Seeking Blue, is a testament to the potential of both this song and the artist behind it. It’s not hard to picture the vivid image of festival crowds swaying in the afternoon heat, soaking up the feel-good vibes encapsulated here. French Kiwi Juice is no stranger to these kind of feelings, and every track posted from his recent Take Off EP has been oozing the sexy smoothness he’s famous for. This week’s reveal was ‘Higher in Love’, and as the name suggests, it’s one to share with that special someone for sure. We couldn’t end this week’s proceedings without a good dose of the tropics, and luckily dojo-favorite Manila Killa is happy to oblige with something truly beautiful. If this marks what he’s capable of at just 21 years of age, then we can’t wait to hear how his craftsmanship continues to evolve in the future to come.

As for now, that’s another edition in the books, but we’re steadily creeping towards a milestone of our own. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #94 zip

’GAMPER & DADONI feat. DNKR – The La La La Remix’
’Sam Smith – How Will I Know (Chris Meid Remix)’
’Tep No – It’s Alright ( feat. Lizz Kellermann )’
’FKJ – Higher In Love feat. Damon Trueitt’
’Dawn Golden – All I Want (Manila Killa Remix)’
’Fractures – Won’t Win (Japanese Wallpaper Remix)’
’Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me’ (Prince Fox Remix)’
’Full Crate x Mar – Man x Woman (GANZ Edition)’
’indoors – Everyday Adventures (ft. sleepytimejesse)’
’Salt Cathedral – Tease (Kodak to Graph Remix)’
’VOYAGEUR – Pharaohs (The NEF Project Remix)’
’Kiesza – So Deep’
’Hatch – Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Roy Ayers Cover)’
’3LAU feat. Bright Lights – “How You Love Me” (JUSTice Remix)’
’Kanye West – Good Life (SevnthWonder Remix)’
’Pierce Fulton – As You Were’
’EVVY – Collide (Keljet Remix)’
’POOM – LES VOILES (Moi je Remix)’
’Back Back Forward Punch – Solid Gold (Pat Lok Remix)’
’Chordashian – Skyscraper Souls Feat. Freedom Fry (Citizen Select Remix)’
’Danny Darko – Butterfly (Tontario Remix)’
’Bad Suns – We Move Like The Ocean (Sebastian Carter Remix)’
’Robin Thicke, Felon & Isla – Get Her Back (AA ‘Isla’ Bootleg)’
’Cesare – Chill Love Feat. Resin Moon’
’Lemaitre – High Tide (Avenue Remix)’
’FloFilz – jazzchains’
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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 36]

Sunday Night Soul

With July coming to a close soon, we’re reminded that we’ve only got one more month of summer left to enjoy. As we look forward to soaking in every last ounce of sunshine possible, we hope to spend our nights immersed in some soothing sounds. Now, we don’t like to brag, but we’d like to think the best way for you to get your fix is through a hearty helping of Sunday Night Soul. Just like last week, we found it a bit difficult to pick out some standouts in this edition, so we’re leaving it up to our faithful ninjas out there to figure out which ones are their favorites. While this may seem like a bad sign at first, it’s really a testament to the quality of music we’ve been discovering over the past few weeks. Of course, this only makes our mouths water at what else lies in store for the weeks ahead.

’∴ The Acid ∴ – Clean’
’MARZxLEON – Fire’
’How To Dress Well – Let U Know’
’Sum Comfort – Giving Wins (feat. Kay Franklin & Joyce Wrice)’
’Jessie Ware – Share It All’
’Shura – Just Once’
’Evy Jane – Worry Heart’
’Tinashe – Two On (XONA Remix)’
’The Night VI – Wonderlust (IYES Remix)’
’Emiil – Love Narcotics Prod by A_Vincente’
’Tin Gardens x GR33NGOE$ – Say’
’ADI ULMANSKY feat. BORGORE – Was It You?’
’THE GAMMA BOT – Starboard Side Mid Summer’
’Ánders – I Wish (You Were Mine)’
’Glass Animals – Love Lockdown (Kanye West Cover)’
’Oyinda – Rush of You’
’HONNE – Warm On A Cold Night’
’Angie Stone
Baby feat. Betty Right (Prod. By Mo Musiq)’
Love Slide (Prod by. Mo Musiq)’
’FKJ – Higher In Love feat. Damon Trueitt’
’Destani Wolf – Uprising (Do It!)’
’Marsha Ambrosius – So Good’
’John Legend – You and I (CLBTS Remix)’
’Dami Saheed – Knocking’
’Mike Jay – Sweet Lady 2014’
’Don Benjamin ft. DeCarlo – Enough’
’August Alsina Ft. Nicki Minaj – No Love (Remix)’
’Trevor Jackson Feat. Kirko Bangz – Me Likey’
’Trey Songz & Mila J – S.F.D.S.W.B. (A JAYBeatz Mashup)’
’J Wahl – Lay You Down (Prod By Salv)’
’KTLN – Stress Reliever (FT. Anthony King & Prince XDXM) Prod. LRBEATS’
’Jonn Hart – Party (feat. L!Z)’
’Leela James – Save Me feat. Joe Ryan’
’kos kudos – INSECURE
’Jordan Bratton – Must Be’
’spooky black – reason’
’iamblackbear – jude law & a semester abroad’
’K. Roosevelt – Journey’
’Great Skies – Be Yours (Feat. Jordan James)’
’YEEK – Professional Dancer’
’Kiah Victoria – Tralala’
’Customary – Hanging On’
’Years and Years – Breathe (Blu Cantrell cover)’
’Years and Years – Take Shelter (Onra Remix)’
’Jessy Lanza – You and Me (Taken From Hyperdub 10.2 – Due 21/07/2014)’
’SOS – She Wants’
(TOTEM) – believe in us feat. Kinetics & One Love’
’Telescope Thieves – V (Second Nature Remix)’
’XONA – All The Time’
’The Weeknd – Often (XONA Remix)’
’Oliver~ – 22’
’astlavista // Overdue
’su na – Attached (Ft. Maesu)’
’Jessie Ware – Tough Love (Sango Remix)’
’Danny Glover Feat. Gaïa By 8tm (Dripwork Edit)’
’R.O.M – I’m Sorry’
’Soundpalette – Late Nights’
’WKND – BTSTU (Don’t Fvck With Me)’
’Aldo. – Again’
’josh pan & kuma – Submission’
’SZA ~ Babylon // (Bnjmn & Fortune Remix)’
’The Code – Gravity (Sango Remix)’
’Trey Songz – Nana (araabMUZIK Remix)(CLEAN)’
’Knx. – 24hr’s(WTT)’
’Sivey & Evil Needle – Baby’
’Maxwell – Ascension (aywy. & Sh?m Edit)’
’Cyril Hahn – Slow ft. Rochelle Jordan’
’Carmen & Next – Too Cold (A JAYBeatz Mashup)’
’R Kelly x keri hilson x elkco – number one remix’
’DR.M∆D – Amari’s Call (Feat. Green Hypnotic)’
’benny jetts – Cumberland Mall’
’TLC x Blackstreet x Lil Jon – No Rugrat Scrubs (Sample Gee Mashup)’
’Dwele – Lady (Wantigga Flip)’
’The Weeknd – Often (Free n Losh Remix)’
’Leaf – Time feat. IAMSU (Hoodboi Remix)’
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