[Glitch/Funk] Steve Miller Band – Fly Like an Eagle (Psymbionic Remix)

We all know that remixing a classic is dangerous business, but taking on one that has already been reworked by the likes of Pretty Lights? Now that’s plain insanity. However, with great risk comes great reward, and bass producer Psymbionic delivers a seriously funky glitched out edit of the 70′s jam with huge success. Layered with infectious organ samples and guitar riffs, the winning combination of classic instruments with modern electronic sounds ensures that this effort won’t just live in the shadows of the more renowned mix. In fact, it even holds some advantages over it. For one, it’s fully released, secondly it’s a free download, and more importantly, Psymbionic uses the uplifting vocals from the iconic chorus that were never included in the Pretty Lights version, which always seemed like a massive tease. Thankfully, this track makes the whole experience feel complete and the original has certainly been done justice. 90′s kids, now is the appropriate time to listen to those pangs of nostalgia and hunt down that copy of Space Jam on VHS buried in the cupboard somewhere. I know I will.

Steve Miller Band
Fly Like An Eagle (Psymbionic Remix)
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[HOT] The 1975 – Sex (Hackman Remix & Full EP Stream)

Manchester’s The 1975 continue to build momentum with the release of their sophomore “Sex” EP and the next chapter in an impressive series of remixes. Following Ryan Hemsworth’s shimmering version of “Sex”, rising UK producer Hackman has reworked the title track into a garage inflected four-to-the-floor workout.

The 1975
Sex (Hackman Remix)

The 1975′s “Sex” EP is out today, November 19th, in the UK on Dirty Hit and November 20th in the US via Vagrant Records.

The 1975
The 1975
The 1975
The 1975
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[Electronic] Example & Dillon Francis – Someone To Die For

So this is by far the chillest song Dillon Francis has produced. Straying away from his nasty Moombah and teaming up with Example on this tune titled “Someone To Die For”. This is on Example’s latest album and featuring some catchy bleeps and bloops from the master of melodies, DF. The vocals from Example are amazing as always and this song will probably get remixed by everyone and their mother. Cheers.

Example & Dillon Francis
Someone To Die For
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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #12

There’s so much great music to write about this week so I’ll cut short the deliberation and get straight into the explanation so you can kickstart your Sunday relaxation (or for those studying for finals, your procrastination).

Our first two tracks serve up some vocal delights from two artists hailing from Melbourne, Australia. “Weaving” is the second single from Jess Harlen’s sophomore album, Park Yard Slang, and it is nothing short of addicting. Those smooth beats and soulful voice instigate some serious replay, and it only gets better with every listen. The music video is also worth a watch, featuring some stunning shots of the urban New York environment. You should recall the sound of Chela from Goldroom’s “Fifteen” (considering we only post a different remix of it every second week), and “Full Moon” allows her gorgeous voice to shine at the forefront of this chill disco jam. More vocal goodness comes courtesy of Washington band, Brett, with Nacey’s remix providing some amazing vibes through that charming xylophone, an instrument which producers definitely need to utilise more, just like the cowbell. JNL is a favorite of the chill dojo, and released another infectiously smooth jam this week which is an absolute no brainer to download. Next up is an ambient experience from Belgian beatmakers, MonkeyRobot, who create an entracingly beautiful spacial vibe to give you that special drifting feeling. The astral ambience continues with Colorado native, Hollidayrain, delving outside his usual progressive style to deliver his first experiment into the area of chill. Your dose of chillstep this week is thanks to UK producer, Sizzlebird, who will definitely be a name that will continue to show up in the weeks to come given the standard of these tracks. Finally, our last feature this week pays tribute to the passing of renowned British house producer, Martin Dawson. We chose a track that was the most appropriately titled for the chill dojo, with an appropriately mellow remix from fellow Brit, Jay Shepheard. We honour his memory as we enjoy this stellar tune.

With all the formalities out the way, as always, play, download, chill. Peace out!

Chill Dojo #12 zip

Jess Harlen
Full Moon
Confidence (Nacey Remix)
Chelseas Apartment
Fathers Day Soundtrack (Unreleased)
Peace of Mind
Calling (Free Download)
Seeing Julie
Monitor 66
Triscuits (Mattias Polanco Varadero Remix)
Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush Cover)
Deep Sound Express feat Raha
After Rain.mp3
Fancy Restaurant
Ariane Moffat Hotel Amour (Dubbel Dutch Remix)
Martin Dawson Sunday Smoking (Jay Shepheard remix)
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[Fresh] Porter Robinson & Mat Zo – Easy (Extended Mix)

Language 2.0 is here. Yes, this is a rip from Trance Around The World, but none-the-less you get 5:00 solid minutes of this incredible tune. Everything from sexy emporering vocals, to massive synth work, and incredible builds and breakdowns that Porter Robinson and Mat Zo are too good at. A collab like this can only put a smile on your face, euphoric melodies for days. No release date yet but this should hold you over until it drops. Cheers.

Porter Robinson & Mat Zo
Easy (Extended Mix)
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[Drum & Bass] MitiS – Endeavors

There are few things better than waking up on a Saturday to see that MitiS has released yet another free download. Known for intertwining jaw-dropping melodies with profound synths and bass, MitiS readily displays his versatility as a producer, releasing tracks from all genres of EDM. His latest effort, “Endeavors” a beautiful liquid drumstep track, is a perfect representation of MitiS’ signature style and composition. Displaying the true beauty and soothing ability of quality liquid drum & bass this track is an absolute must download! Click the download button and don’t forget to show MitiS some love on Facebook. Enjoy.

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[TMN PREMIERE] Benjamin Francis Leftwich – In the Open EP

The mark of truly inspirational music is something that evokes a strong emotional response. This could be feelings of joy and excitement, the need to hang out with friends for an epic evening, or heart-wrenching sadness. Regardless of what that emotion may be, you know once you’ve experienced it that you’ve heard something truly great. Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s work does just that. His ethereal vocals and emotionally crafted lyrics dig deep into planes of your subconscious to bring forth previous experiences and the feelings associated with them.

In the title track “In the Open,” (which has been available for streaming for the past month) Ben has crafted an uplifting sound using soft acoustic guitar strumming, tribal drumming, and welcoming strings. His lyrics, as usual, do an impressive job at creating a story in your mind. It’s always important for a title track to be the shining star since it’s bearing the name of the EP, and this doesn’t disappoint.

“Break the Day Open” provides vocals that glide over strumming notes with wistful lament. This track gave us quite the emotional experience, as we wondered what experiences crafted these soul-gripping words. This was our favorite on the EP, and is the perfect track for deep personal reflection.

The remaining two tracks on the album are equally as impressive. “Manchester Snow” has a hauntingly calming sound to it, while “Is That You on That Plane” features painfully beautiful lyrics, and gorgeous added female harmonies.

We’ve always been a fan of BFL’s work, and this new EP (Out 11/19) bears our same level of appreciation as any of his previous bodies of work. You may have already heard the title track, “In the Open,” as he made it available to stream it a little while ago, but the three other tracks along with it are an exclusive premiere here on The Music Ninja. Take some time to digest his music, as he’s one of the best new songwriters out there.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich
In The Open
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Break The Day Open
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Manchester Snow
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Is That You On That Plane
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