The Neighbourhood – Say My Name/Cry Me A River (Radio1 Live Lounge)

Yeah, you’re reading that title right. The Neighbourhood stopped by BBC Radio 1 and dropped this excellent rendition/mashup of Destiny Child‘s “Say My Name” and Justin Timberlake‘s “Cry Me A River”. It’s a silky smooth and downtempo take on the 2000s radio pop hits and we sure can’t help but love the darker, “playin’ it cool” vibes. These cats know what’s up. Tune in below.

The Neighbourhood: Say My Name/Cry Me A River (Radio1 Live Lounge)
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[Indie Rock] Local Natives – You & I

So richly textured, wildly percussive and harmonically charming, as always, are Local Natives. While we’ll never forget the lush tunes off their debut album Gorilla Manor (such as “Airplanes”, “World News” and “Sun Hands”), we’re on the verge of a new chapter in the Los Angeles band’s career, sophomore LP Hummingbird. Just a day before its release, we’re sharing another new track called “You & I”. Like the previously released “Breakers” and “Heavy Feet”, this one does not disappoint. Check it out below.

You & I
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[Hip-Hop/Acid House] ILLA – Doing It Wrong (ILLA Remix) & Smoke Good, Live Good (Acid House Remix)

ILLA, better known as 1/3 of THEBLKHANDS, decided to show off his versatility as a producer by dropping these brand new remixes on his recently created SoundCloud page. The first of these two is a remix of Drake‘s “Doing It Wrong” from his Take Care album. ILLA’s iteration of the track manages to keep the essence of the original, while speeding up the vocals and adding some trap snares to give it a more upbeat vibe. It isn’t a banger by any means, but he does infuse it with a more relaxing melody as opposed to the depressing nature it started out with. We have a feeling Drizzy himself would be proud of this one.

With his second remix, ILLA decides to proceed down another route as he turns the “Smoke Good, Live Good” track he produced for THEBLKHANDS into a certified acid house banger. Even with the bars intact, none of the verses seem to sound out of place. If anything, Three 6 Mafia‘s energetic vocals seem more at home on this version of the song. It’s a major departure from the chill vibes of the original, but somehow it works to perfection. Both remixes can be downloaded for free from ILLA’s SoundCloud page. Also, stay tuned for Serbia, THEBLKHANDS’ upcoming album, dropping on March 19th.

Doing It Wrong (ILLA Remix)

Smoke Good, Live Good (Acid House Remix)
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[Video] The Knife – Full Of Fire

The Knife’s long-awaited return has been as thrilling and utterly bonkers as we could ever have hoped for. Following some dodgy audio streams floating around the web last week, the Swedish duo have revealed the suitably unhinged visuals for their “Full Of Fire” single. Sound tracking the nine-minute techno-inspired assault with scenes of bondage, cross dressing and public urination, it’s certainly an interesting and slightly NSFW way to start the week …

Full of Fire
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[Alternative Rock] The Strokes – One Way Trigger

After a nearly two year hiatus The Strokes are back in the studio working on new material.  A couple of days ago, they released the single “One Way Trigger” along with the message, “more to come…” Hopefully this means they are well on their way to releasing a new album, but nothing has been confirmed.  On the new track, Julian Casablancas opens up his vocal range to falsetto over a synthesized melody. While this is different than anything they have done before, it still manages to sound like a Strokes song.  If this is the first single from an upcoming LP, it sounds like we can expect another great record, per usual, from The Strokes.  You can listen to “One Way Trigger” below and download it for free from their website here.

The Strokes
One Way Trigger
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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #22


When trying to think of a prelude for this week’s edition of the Chill Dojo, emotion was the key word that stuck in mind. Emotion is everything in music, from laid-back slices of serenity to powerful trance-inducing melodies and vocals. For this playlist we’ll have you riding both ends of the spectrum and everything in between, so sit back and enjoy.

We kick things off on a bright and joyful note with this charming feel-good rework of the popular Bondax tune courtesy of UK beatmakers Snakehips. It’s such a fun, smooth jam that will light up even the gloomiest day with positive feelings all round. We next move on to dubstep veteran Jakwob to abruptly thrust you onto the opposite end of  the scale now. His forthcoming release, ‘Fade’, incorporates masterful drumwork, gorgeous vocals and beautiful piano melodies to gently tug at the heartstrings in what results as an absolutely stellar production. Melbourne girl Chela is another name that springs to mind when it comes to stunning chill vocals, and she lends this incredible talent to Viceroy’s latest tropical smash, ‘Dream of Bombay’. Now stop…it’s smooth beats time, and who better to bring this week’s dose of funk than names like Vanilla, FloFilz, Majestry, and siik. And if you thought the groove stopped there, Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat is there to pick it back up with a pair of creative bodyshakers. There’s also some more JT love this week coming from Chrome Wolves, and some new stuff from familiar names in Goldroom and Lane 8. We often like to end each week’s playlist with a bit of a treat, and that’s exactly what we have in store again with the title track off Sizzlebird’s new album, One World. Now whether you’ve been following the Chill Dojo for a while or just recently hopped on board, you’ll know this is a pretty big deal and that it’s pretty much a definite no-brainer to go and buy this album now. Listen to the full stream here if you need any further convincing.

And so that ends the long and eventful journey on the emotional rollercoaster for this week. Make sure to grab your freebie showbag on the way out. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #22 zip

Gold (Snakehips Bootleg)
Fade (Featuring Maiday)
Dream Of Bombay (feat Chela)
W.N.G.E. (Majestry Remix)
Rock The Boat (siik remix)
Fallin Love (Cashmere Cat Remix)
Feadz & Kito
Wettex (Cashmere Cat Remix)
Justin Timberlake
My Love (Chrome Wolves Bootleg)
Active Child
Hanging On (Chrome Wolves Bootleg) **FREE DL**
Charli XCX
You (Ha Ha Ha) (Goldroom Remix)
Lane 8
Every Night
Above & Beyond
Thing Called Love (Faraway Skies Chillout Remix) *Free Download in Description
PIXL ft Nicole Millar
Drake Doing it Wrong (Figgy Remix)
Pedestrian & Maribou State
Cadence Collective
sleep aid.mp3
One World
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[Hip-Hop] Rick Ross – Box Chevy

There is no denying that MMG head Rick Ross has a fascination with cars. From his multiple renditions of songs dedicated to the smooth ride of the Maybach to the multiple references to the luxury wheels of the world, he finds a way to smoothly pay homage to the automobile. On his latest leak from his upcoming album Mastermind, he takes a more raw and gritty approach to the old school “Box Chevy”. The D-Rich produced single is perfect for making the trunks rattle with a heavy bass coupled with Ross’s rhymes about his days going through a hard knock life. Be sure to check it out below.

Rick Ross
Box Chevy
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