[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #62

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It’s the same old story. You tell yourself this weekend you’re going to take it easy and catch up on some rest, but Monday comes around and you’ve had even less sleep than the working days before it. Don’t despair though, cos even though the weekend may have come and gone, we can still ease you into the week in the best way possible. Who said chilling out was just for the weekend anyway?

With their summer quickly approaching, Australian producers have been the subject of many Chill dojo write-ups recently, and Sydney’s Hayden James is continuing that trend with a standout remix of ‘Without You’ that has plenty of bloggers talking. The gentle builds and atmospheric pads make this the perfect track for early morning listening, and the integration of the piano provides a touch of melancholy to the haunting vocals. Now if you didn’t think it was possible for Stwo’s ‘Virgo’ to get any sexier, Jarreau Vandal has flipped this attitude on its head with a downright irresistible rework that will have you at the mercy of the beat and hypnotic snare rolls. An eargasm in the truest sense of the word, just sit down and listen, this song will do the rest. Long time listeners of the Chill Dojo should be familiar with jazzy hip hop flavour of Germany’s FloFilz, but his latest rework of classic ATCQ is sure to get people’s attention. His production on this track has undergone the care that an artisan would take on an antique, and the result is a vintage sound that could have been plucked right out of the nineties. Over 15 years on and it still hasn’t lost its freshness. This next feature only took a minute to rack up hundreds of thousands of plays on Soundcloud, but with the big names involved it’s not hard to see why. ‘Together’ brings a whole host of lyrical and producing talent into one package, and the result truly speaks for itself. If you somehow missed this one a few days ago, you mustn’t keep yourself in the dark any longer. It’s been far too long since our last dose of FKJ freshness, but our yearning has come to an end with a stunning remix of the smooth Cherokee original. The song’s opening treats us to a gorgeous downtempo treatment of the vocals before the funky Frenchman hits his stride with the signature style in what has to be his most intricate piece of work to date. If you still can’t get enough, we’re following up with another beautiful interpretation courtesy of the UK’s T.H.I.E.F.S, who brings us into the realm of super chill house. The Hypem charts have quickly fallen in love with another Aussie in Thomas Jack, so we definitely couldn’t pass up highlighting this recent post of this tropical jam. With plenty of classical influence, this music has an authentic charm that can’t help but make you smile.

So here’s hoping this week will be as easy on you as this playlist is for your ears. Peace out.

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Dillon Francis
Without You ft. T.E.E.D (Hayden James Version)
Stwo
Virgo ft. Shay Lia (Jarreau Vandal Rework)
FloFilz
Onceagain
Sam Smith x Nile Rodgers x Disclosure x Jimmy Napes
Together
Cherokee
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Cherokee
Dont Matter (T.H.I.E.F.S remix)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Atlas Hands (Thomas Jack Remix)
DrDr
Dont Break It (KAASI Remix)
Touch Sensitive
Show Me (Patrick Baker Vocal Edit)
Kaskade
Atmosphere (Benders Late Night Ambient Remix)
Felix Cartal
New Scene feat. Ofelia (CRNKN Remix)
Lorde
Royals (kataa REMIX)
Panama
How We Feel
Donell Jones
Life Goes On (SevnthWonders Classic OG Remix)
Body Language
Just Because (Figgy Remix)
Sizzlebird
Feel Your Love
Jay Z & Mojo Rising
Pound Cake (AA Interstellar Flow Bootleg)
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Demouche
Dirk Diggler as Brock Landers (Take 1)
We Were Born Electric
Live Forever Ft. Saidah Conrad (Atlantic Connection Remix)
Julia Losfelt
Up Today (Stwo Remix)
BANKS
Waiting Game (Templeton & Sleepy Cat Remix)
Rhye
Open (ColeCo Bootleg)
Al Stewart
Year of the Cat (Faceless22 Remix)
Toto
Georgy Porgy (Piolo & Salazar)

 

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The Music Ninja Presents: Sunday Night Soul

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R&B has experienced a bit of a renaissance lately. Artists like Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, and Miguel have been able to breathe new life into the genre in recent years, and now because of the internet we have more talent to choose from than ever before. In order to properly pay tribute to all these new faces in the business, we’ve put together a little soul mix for you to listen to while you wind down your weekend. Now this is unexplored territory for us, so we can’t promise it’ll be a weekly series just yet, but we’ll do our best to keep it consistent. In the meantime, we’d like to kick things off right with an extremely talented group of artists, including names like JMSN, Jhené Aiko, Bipolar Sunshine, Sampha, The WeekndTei Shi and many more! We promise you won’t be disappointed, so kick back, relax, plug your headphones in and immerse yourself in the sweet melodies and smooth grooves provided by tonight’s entertainment.

Aaradhna
Wake Up Remix featuring Common
William Bolton
Passion
Bipolar Sunshine
Drowning Butterflies
Sean Kongery
Aware (feat. Elias)
LIZ
Stop Me Cold
Skin Town
Hit Down
Sabi
Both of Us (Ft. Ryan McDermott)
2AM Club
Evidence
Jarrell Perry
Braindead
Jr. Hi
Secrets ft. The Weeknd
Woz
Early Morning Champagne Ft. Joel Compass EP (Black Butter #52)
Candice
Smokers Room
King Avriel
Prelude
Tei Shi
Nature vs Nurture
Esty
Pools Full Of Women (Prod. by Jess Jackson)
Dawn Richard
Fade
Jhené Aiko
The Worst
Kristal Lyndriette
Silhoutte
Gallant
Manhattan (prod. Felix Snow)
Kwabs
Last Stand (produced by SOHN)
Sway Clarke II
I Dont Need Much
JMSN
Thing U Missed
Sampha
Happens
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The Hip-Hop Dojo [Vol. 15]

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Guess who’s baaaaaaccckk? Did you miss me? The Hip-Hop Dojo’s finally ready to reopen its doors for business, and I’ve got plenty to share with you today. I’ve traveled far and wide, sailed across the seven seas, climbed the highest peaks, and braved the hottest deserts to hone my craft, learning from the very best, meditating, and planning my return (basically picture the whole training sequence from Batman Begins). In all honesty though, I appreciate your patience over the last few months, and hope I can finally get back on my grind to deliver you the freshest hip-hop product on a consistent basis.

So without further ado, let’s get this party started. This very special fifteenth edition of The Hip-Hop Dojo features plenty of familiar names, from hip-hop heavyweights like Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Raekwon and Kendrick Lamar, to Dojo frequenters like Kings Dead, MeLo-X, Audio PushTito Lopez, and Devine Carama. We’ve even got a few fresh faces for y’all like Michael Christmas, Dom McLennon, A La $ole, GoldLink, and Fresco Nerd. Given the sheer size of our comeback playlist (over 45 tracks!), I’ll keep it light on the words this week to conserve your precious time and keep you focused on the music. However, if you like what you hear from any of these artists and want to check out any relevant projects from them, I’ll include a link roll below.

We hope you guys enjoyed our fifteenth edition of The Hip-Hop Dojo as much as we did! As always, you can send all submissions/suggestions to baseer@themusicninja.com and ash@themusicninja.com.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ALL THE FREE TRACKS (ALT. LINK)

Roc Marciano – The Pimpire Strikes Back

Jabee – Deliver Us From Evil

MED & Blu – The Buzz EP

Waldo – NSDE/OUTSDE

MoRuf – Shades.Of.Moo

Alexander Spit – Dillinger

Eddie B & Harry Fraud – Paper, Piff & Polo

Lecrae – Church Clothes Vol. 2

Fresco Nerd – Unexpected Expectations

Village of Pharaohs – Pharaodysseus (1996 A.D.)

Fly.Union – Loose Releases

OverDoz – Boom

MeLo-X – GOD: Pièce de Résistance

Tyrone Briggs – Scattered Thoughts

Eminem
Dont Front (feat. Buckshot)
Busta Rhymes
Thank You ft. Q Tip
Raekwon
Its My Thing
A La $ole
Been Swank (Prod. Hames)
Devine Carama
16 Bars In A Clip (produced by J
Devin Miles
Show You The Cool {Prod. Air Kalo} Ft. Scolla
Audio Push
So Far To Go (Freestyle)
Hollywood FLOSS ft. Like of Pac Div
Underdog Remix
Roc Marciano
Sincerely Antique Ft. Action Bronson & Willie The Kid (prod. Alchemist)
Styles P.
All I Got (feat. Action Bronson & Easy Money) (Produced By Statik Selektah)
ELMNT
Teslas Son (Prod. Cam)
Jabee
PLVYVHVT3 ft. Kool AD
Stik Figa
Untitled +1 ft. Add 2
MED & Blu
The Buzz feat. Mayer Hawthorne (prod. Madlib)
ShowYouSuck
80s Boobs (prod by J. Arthur)
Waldo
Kobes Room (Truth Be Told) (Prod. by Sango)
MoRuf
Homie.Lover.Friend ft Jesse Boykins III
Isaiah Rashad
Ronnie Drake feat. SZA (Prod. by The Antydote)
Casey Veggies
Faces Remix (Ft. Dom Kennedy)(prod. Rob Holladay)
Casey Veggies
Life$tyle Remix (Ft. Curren$y)
Smoke DZA
Legends In The Making (Ashtray Pt.2) (Ft. Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y) Prod. By Harry Fraud
PrezSport
Same King (prod by Jansport J)
GoldLink
Creep
Blended Babies
See The World Ft. Asher Roth & Chuck Inglish
Alexander Spit
94 Logo Blur feat. Chuck Inglish
Eddie B
The Warning ft. Sean Price & Termanology (Prod. By Harry Fraud)
Sean Price, Billy Danze & Maffew Ragazino (feat. DJ Babu)
Land of the Crooks (prod. by M Phazes)
Kuniva (of D12)
Michiganish ft. Jon Connor, Boldy James, Guilty Simpson
Lecrae
Was It Worth It (feat. Derek Minor & Crystal Nicole)
Shelton Harris & Tyler Dopps
No Gods
MoRuf
Fallen (prod. MeLo X)
Fresco Nerd
Real (Feat. A.J. Crew) (Prod. By ToneBeatz)
Brian Fresco
CIRCUMSTANCES ft. CRich
Dom McLennon
UNTLTD FLX
Jon Waltz
LNIA (Last Night In Atlanta)
Jon Waltz
Magic City (FNIA)
Ryan Hemsworth & Starlito
Cant Get Over You
Fredo Santana
Jealous (Ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Kid Ink
My Own Lane (Prod by Ned Cameron)
Village of Pharaohs
Back to Cairolina (MMA & IV League) (Prod. by Ski Beatz)
Fly.Union
Im There
OverDoz
These Niggas Ft Nipsey Hussle (Prod by. THC)
Kings Dead
Dont Need Much
Tito Lopez
#BUSSIN (Prod. By Lone Lez)
Michael Christmas
Kunishi (Prod. Jasper Sheff)
MeLo X
Remember Remember (Feat. Cheri Coke)
Rockie Fresh (Feat. Lunice)
HEADQUARTERS Freestyle
Phive
Blowing Up! (feat The Graduates)
Tyrone Briggs
LOSER (Prod. by Mike Cash)
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[Bear With Us] Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble (APSPDR+ Cover)

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Taylor Swift
I Knew You Were Trouble (APSPDR+ Remix)

Bear with us, ninjas. We know you just aspirated your beverage all over your screen when you read the words “Taylor Swift,” but just press play and give it a chance. Harlem based producer APSPDR+ has deconstructed any familiarities to the original, reimagining the entire look and feel of this top 40 hit.

In a down tempo, chill interpretation, this remixer has served up a tasty selection of simplistic beats and soul driven vocals. It’s sultry and heartfelt, providing you with a more approachable association with this overplayed pop song. Not that we have anything against Taylor Swift, we just happen to find this version much more enjoyable. Kudos to APSPDR+ for providing us with his unique take.

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[NEW] Timbaland – Know Bout Me (Feat. Jay-Z, Drake & James Fauntleroy)

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Timbaland
Know About Me (Feat. Jay-Z, Drake & James Fauntleroy)

After alluding to this track awhile back, mega-producer Timbaland drops a brand new single featuring Drake and Jay-Z. The single, titled “Know Bout Me,” is a monster collaboration and very reminiscent of classic Timbo from the 90’s with heavy hitting bass and rim rattling studio effects. It seems the beef is squashed between the rapper and producer and now we get the aftermath of the make-up. At first listen, it definitely takes some getting used to as Timbo abandons the synth beats and electro rhythms for a more throwback flow. That might be something that new fans are not used to but still is just as good as his previous hits. With the addition of Drizzy and Hov delivering some dope verses and James Faunterloy crooning on the hook, this is a nice taste of what is to come from the Virginia native.

If you are feeling nostalgic, take a listen to the first single off his upcoming full length Textbook Timbo, and be sure to grab a copy when it hits iTunes December 3rd.

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Morgan Page and Michael S. – Against the World

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Morgan Page and Michael S.
Against the World

One of our favorite and most prolific Los Angeles producer, Morgan Page, continues to evolve and exert his authority when it comes to mixing house-induced vocals with high energy dance music. Coming from releasing tracks like “ROTN” in collaboration with Bastille and an exciting new rendition of The Outfield’s “Your Love” earlier this year, Mr. Page turns it up one more notch with “Against the World”. Taking on the emotionally uplifting vocals of Chicago’s Michael S with enthusiastic bright basslines, Morgan Page delivers another summer anthem in the middle of winter — what an anarchist.

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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist #76

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What is good, ninjas? Once again we find ourselves looking ahead to several days of unadulterated freedom. As we brace ourselves for the onslaught of family events, holiday shopping, travel and cold, bitter weather, it’s important that we use our time off to enjoy ourselves.

Whether you’re cracking open a cold one, uncorking some Two Buck Chuck, or getting ready for bottle service tonight, remember one thing: #danceirresponsibly

Patrick Baker
Summer Lover (Gazzo X Dani Deahl Remix)
Bag Raiders
Shooting Stars Ft. Rhys (Xristo Remix)
ANiMAL
MUSiC
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By The Way (Eric Lam Remix)
Mosh It Up Upside Down (Eluusif Mashup) Kill The Noise X Diana Ross
Jay Cosmic
To The Rhythm
Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr
Eat Sleep Rave Repeat (HLM Bootleg Remix)
Watch The Pit Puzzle Rise (Leo Laurettis Mashup)
M. Woods, Quintino, Blasterjaxx Feat. Axwell
Hit Da Flo
Party Favor, POSSO
Infinite Daps
Baauer & RL Grime
Baauer
Raspberry (Original Mix)
DJ Scene & Jayceeoh
Damn
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