There’s no bigger joy in compiling this playlist than when you hear an amazingly chill re-interpretation of a classic song. Listening to the recent September mix from the Satin Jackets, the very first track offered just that, and it was love at first sight. UK small-town artist Henry Green’s atmospheric take on ‘Electric Feel’ was a beautiful cover in its own right, but the deep electronic touch of Russia’s Anton Lanski has taken it to another level of serenity. The vocals, plodding beat and stunning guitar all combine here for a perfect vibe. Take note for next summer, this is the tune for those nights you never want to forget. If we’re talking house classics, then Kaskade’s ‘It’s You, It’s me’ is definitely right up there as one of the best. Marques Wyatt brings a whole new appreciation for this one with a deep, funky spin on the original that is easy-listening at its very finest. To continue the deep house theme we’ve started here, it felt right to throw in the latest edit from this month’s resident featured artist, TJR. Drake’s newest hit is definitely hitting the airwaves hard at the moment, and there are remixes a-plenty floating around the net, but sometimes all it takes is the simple polish of a pro to show the rest how it’s done. And while we’re in the funky dancing mood, it would be tragic if we didn’t highlight Chromeo’s latest disco smash featured a few days back, which has definitely set off quite a bit of excitement for their upcoming album. But if you just can’t wait for some more funk in your life, then Long Beach duo LBCK have got you covered with an infectious track from their latest album, The Goods. It certainly lives up to its name, because that is exactly what it delivers. If you happened to check out the two exclusive chill guest mixes from DJ AA last week on the site, you’ll recognise the peaceful sounds of this next track from EFIX & FLINT. With bird songs, smooth jazz, bright melodies and serene atmosphere, there’s not a single element they haven’t thought to include in this beautiful piece of music. Big thanks to DJ AA for bringing this wonderful song to our attention in his mix, and for continuing to produce his signature chill bootlegs for the dojo, like the one you’ll find below.
It’s an awesome blend of sounds this week, and there’s sure to be a few on the list that will be instant favourites. Peace out.
Chill Dojo #54 zip
Electric Feel (Gespleu Downcast Edit)
Its You, Its Me (Marques Deep Interpretation Remix)
Hold On, Were Going Home (TJR 120bpm refix)
Over Your Shoulder
FM Laeti x Wayward x Nora En Pure
Show Me The Way (AA Only Flaw x Come With Me Bootleg)
Lonely (feat. Bijou)
Moondust (Ianborg & Bronze Whale Remix)
Noam (remixed By Boeboe)
I Think About U
Honey (Oceaán Remix)
Mango Juice & Coconuts
The City That Never Sleeps (Rotterdam)