PrimeTime ft. Miguel
This might just be the best duet you’ll hear all year. Bold words I know, but despite what initial trepidations you may have, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more talented pair of vocalists out there right now. One reason why it works so well is that Janelle Monáe and Miguel are able to share the spotlight effectively without stepping over each other’s toes, which is a tough feat to accomplish in compositions like this. The soulfully charged ballad tugs on your heartstrings through lyrics like “It’s a primetime for our love/ Ain’t nobody peeking but the stars above,” making “PrimeTime” the perfect tune as you wrap up your summer romance. Ready yourself for the release of Monáe’s The Electric Lady set to drop on September 10th with additional features from Prince, Erykah Badu, Solange Knowles, and Esperanza Spalding.
Breathe (Prod. by Yuri Beat$)
Where was this one when we put together our recent Mega Summer Hip-Hop Playlist? After taking some time to “Breathe,” Chiddy Bang returns to the scene with this airy new feel-good single, just in time for the end of summer. Despite its laidback vibes, “Breathe” is meant to appeal to the working man, who among all the stresses that can consume him at anytime just needs to step back at some point, take a deep breath and reflect. This is just the first of what we presume to be many other excellent offerings from Chiddy Bang’s upcoming mixtape, Baggage Claim, out later this year.
There comes a point in most peoples lives where extreme responsibility becomes our only reality. We lose track of what makes our soul smile as we are drowned by the million “adult” things we have to do in one day and before we know it….we are old. There is the saying that time flies when you are having fun, but time also flies when you don’t take that moment to breath. Think about it. How many times a month do we say…”I cant believe its “insert month here” already.” A lot….So, if you need a little assistance breaking free from your daily madness, use the Indie Dojo as an excuse to escape. It’s provides a good 30 to 45 minutes of fresh music to soundtrack the moments we should enjoy cause sometimes, zoning into our own little world is all we really need…
Impossible Like You
Alcoholic Faith Mission
Running With Insanity
Moody and The Mellow
The Fly On The Window
Let Go (ft. Kele & MNDR)
Being a long time fan of Bloc Party, we’re always drawn to anything Kele puts his hands on. When you add in RAC to the mix, it’s pretty much a guarantee that we’re going to fall in love.
RAC is dropping “Let Go” tomorrow for new music Tuesday, and we couldn’t be more excited to offer up a preview. This tune has that classic RAC chilled out groovy vibe which flirts nicely with Kele and MNDR’s lyrics. The tune, written/produced by André Allen Anjos, is the perfect way to enjoy the last weekends of summer.
DVBBS & BORGEOUS
Tsunami (Original Mix)[DOORN Records]
If you want one heck of a banger festival song, put this one on your radar.
DVBBS and Bourgeous teamed up to make the hard hitting, storm brewing song “Tsunami”. This hard hitting track has all the makings of a get up and dance mix that every festival needs so it is no wonder the beat was the #1 played song at Tomorrowland and Ultra Croatia while also being featured in Billboard/Rolling Stone Magazine. The song starts off with just a simple beat pattern, like any storm would, very calm before the crashing melodies of thunder drums and intense flashing of electric lightening. And finally, the water comes in the form of strong pounding beats and loud rushing waves of everything new school hard house.
One this is for certain, this is one tsunami I would not mind being in the middle of, dance on you crazy storm you.
Two Door Cinema Club
Changing Of The Seasons (Hottest Record radio rip)
Any release from Two Door Cinema Club is sure to be a hit, and adding Madeon to the mix is sure to make things even more glorious. This was premiered on Zane Lowe‘s show on BBC Radio 1, and he declared it the “Hottest record in the world right now”. The production is nearly flawless, Madeon some how stays true to the TDCC sound while still throwing in subtle electro influences. “Changing Of The Seasons” will be off of TDCC’s upcoming EP, no release date yet. Cheers.