Wolf Alice – White Leather [Indie]

Just after the release of ‘Fluffy’ earlier in January, Wolf Alice, the charming four-piece form London, has another delicate story for us. It’s somber but not depressing B-side ‘White Leather’, powered by the smooth and relaxing vocals of Ellie Roswell, will be along with the single on February 11th via Chess Club Records.

White Leather
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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #23

Hope you have set aside some quality time to spend with the Chill Dojo this week because a mass discovery of tracks has provided the biggest playlist in the series so far! If so, sit back and enjoy the 25 tunes specially arranged to take you through a journey of mellow sounds and good vibes.

We start with two magical vocal mixes from two different producer duos. The first comes from French act Employee Of The Year, who infuse the dancey original with a super sexy bassline and pads, with touches of beautiful piano chords throughout. A large amount of time on this playlist will probably be spent replaying this song alone. The next is a fresh take on the Lana Del Ray hit by UK team Toyboy & Robin, applying some deep house influences to create some serious vibes on this one. From here, the playlist moves through the motions, with some generous helpings of the jazzy beats that we’ve increasingly featured of late thanks to discoveries like FloFilz. More downtempo music follows with familiar names in Monitor 66 and Satin Jackets, before grooving into some upbeat jams to bring a bit of tropical shine to your Sunday afternoon courtesy of some features from the latest Solé Fixtape from none other than Goldroom (who by the way, if you are not following on Instagram, should do so immediately). We conclude this week’s mix again with another freebie from our favourite chillstep craftsman Sizzlebird. Enough praises have surely been sung by now, you know what to do.

Lots to take in this week’s mix. We’d love some feedback on the playlist while you listen and tell us what style you’ve grown to love the most in our weekly editions, or what you hope to hear more of.  Peace out.

Chill Dojo #23 zip

Wild Belle
Its Too Late (Employee Of The Year Remix)
Summertime Sadness (Toyboy & Robin Remix)
Lana Del Rey
You got the feeling
The One.mp3
King Henry
Teddy Rooster.mp3
Frank Ocean
Lost (Mr. Lemans Gentle Touch)
How To Dress Well
& It Was U (Elite Gymnastics Remix)
Sam Smith
Lay Me Down (Saux Remix)
Satin Jackets feat. Eric Cozier
Boys & Girls (Original Mix)
Compuphonic & Kolombo
Sand Storm(Monitor 66 Dont Stop Remix)(Forthcoming on THIS IS)
Don Monnet
Orion (Birdview Crew February EP)
Nightdrive in Moscow (Radio Edit)
Opaal (Anoraak Rmx)
Black Van & Oliver vs Goldroom
Inside Fifteen ft. Chela (Silenx Mashup)
Islands (Original Mix)
Take My Pain Away (Gigamesh Remix)
Blue Satellite
Sparkles (Original Mix)
Luke & Jimmy
Yellow Magic
Sky Ferreira
Everything Is Embarrassing (Krystal Klear Remix)
Project 46
Faces (Original Mix) (FREE DOWNLOAD)
Kendrick Lamar
Bitch, Dont Kill My Vibe (DNB Remix) *Free Download*
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Baauer – Snap + Bonus Tracks [Unreleased Previews]

First off we got a track from Baauer titled, “Snap” which aired months ago on a couple radio shows. It features some genius samples and his always innovative sound design. Next is a tune titled “Baddest” and Baauer throws down some huge bells and chimes accompanied by massive 808′s. Now for an Untitled track and, it’s from UZ and Baauer, enough said. The last track we are featuring today, ”Purebread” is yet another heavy tune, but this time he collabs with Sleepyhead. Cheers.

Baauer – Snap (Preview)
Baauer – Baddest
UZ x Baauer – Untitled
Baauer & Sleepyhead – Purebread

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[NEW] Drake – Started From The Bottom (Prod. Mike Zombie)

It has been some time since we’ve heard any new solo material from hip-hop superstar Drake. Today, the Toronto-based artist let loose a stream of his latest single,  which will be officially released on the day of the Grammy’s, and it definitely does not disappoint. Although the sound is a bit more devious carrying a mesmerizing piano loop, “Started From The Bottom” has all the makings of another hit for Drizzy. What y’all ninjas think?

Started From The Bottom
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[Hip-Hop] Common – The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.) (Prod. J. Period)

Common‘s “I Used To Love H.E.R.” is revered as one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time. Nearly twenty years later, we finally have a sequel in “The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.).” The track was crafted for J. Period‘s new mixtape, Rage Is Back, dropping on February 12th in celebration of his new novel by the same name. While the title implies it’s a follow up to the original, I wouldn’t hold it to the same standards as the 1994 classic. It’s much too short, with only one real verse, and doesn’t seem to share the same magical qualities. Even then, it’s still a solid track, and a nice tribute to the Chicago veteran’s legacy.

Common, J. Period
The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.)
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[Trap] Keys N Krates – Dreamyness

Last week, Toronto’s Keys N Krates dropped an awesomely aggressive EP called Lucid Dreams. It’s an interesting title because, while there are certainly overpowering waves of euphoric dream-like synth work, it’s got an equally heavy dose of straight up dirty bounce. Not that I’m complaining – the filthy highs feel that much more potent when offset by the clean cut and shimmery moments; it’s both that contrast and combination that’s praise-worthy. A perfect example of this would be this nearly 5-minute track titled “Dreamyness,” where you’ll get the best of both worlds. Shivers, swagger, and everything in between. Check it out below and take advantage of the free EP download.


Bonus: “Let It Rain” (as heard on BBC Radio 1)

Annie Nightingale BBC Radio 1
Jan 26, 2013
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[Indie] Vondelpark – California Analog Dream

While R&S Records has been known to boast a range of electronically minded artists (Airhead, James Blake, Aphex Twin), they’ve got the ear for sparse, straightforward indie rock. Case in point: London three-piece Vondelpark. Their new song, “California Analog Dream” reads like a coaxing, late-night drive along an empty and dark highway. It’s not loud or boisterous, but it hardly needs to be; its hushed quality is its best quality. Add in the velvety vocals that wrap you up like a cozy security blanket and you’ve got a track that’ll keep your attention night or day.

California Analog Dream

Vondelpark’s new album, Seabed, comes out April 1st.

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