[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2013 Round #3)


Stressin’ on your last minute Halloween costumes yet? We’re pretty sure being a Ninja with a bad ass playlist in your back pocket is an awesome option….Just sayin…

Little May
Rainy Day Women
Aint It Time?
Kafta Tamura
Somewhere Else
Sleepy Dreamers
Long Way Down
Jake Hart
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[NEW] Linkin Park – I’ll Be Gone (Vice Remix) (Feat. Pusha T)

Linkin Park
I'LL BE GONE (Vice Remix feat. Pusha T)

Linkin Park‘s LIVING THINGS was a pretty underrated album, even among the band’s hardcore fans. Luckily for us, LP will be breathing new life into the project through the release of RECHARGED later this month. Similar to their Reanimation collection released 11 years ago, RECHARGED will include a collection of remixes of many of the album’s standout tracks, including this one by DJ Vice, featuring Pusha T. Vice substitutes the original’s guitar chords with a fresh, uptempo electronic backdrop complete with snares that make it ripe for a killer versa from Pusha. Check out the track above, and make sure to pre-order a copy of RECHARGED before it hits shelves on October 29th, to snag yourself a bonus remix of “Burn It Down” by Paul van Dyk.

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[Hip-Hop] Childish Gambino – 3005

Childish Gambino

Last week, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, made some headlines when he decided to pour his heart out in a series of handwritten notes he posted on his Instagram page. Many people seemed alarmed or concerned for the rapper’s mental state, and while some of the information he revealed seemed pretty shocking, those familiar with Bino’s library shouldn’t be too surprised, as he’s expressed many of the same inhibitions in the past through his music. Deciding to bless us with a new single today, Gambino returns to his introspective roots on “3005.” The catchy new tune sees the Stone Mountain native employing his mastery of witty punchlines, as well as handling singing duties on the chorus. During the second verse, he gives us even more insight into his current mindset, spitting, “I used to care what people thought, but now I care more/Nobody out here got it figured out, so therefore/I’ve lost all hope of a happy ending, depending on whether or not it’s worth it/So insecure, no one’s perfect.”

After listening to this fresh number, it’s clear we’ve definitely got a lot to look forward to with Childish’s sophomore release, Because The Internet, which is set to drop this December (that’s if his label lets him release it of course).

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[Soul] Ru Saxon – Baby

Ru Saxon

Right before the release of her EP in Noveber, Ru Saxon has released the second song off of it called “Baby”. This fun and flirty song has a mix of everything, a little pop with the high pitched melodies, a little bit of soul with Saxon’s silky voice and a little even experimental sound with the beats and thrown in sounds. When I listen to it, I feel like I should be at a small jazz club, bee-bop if you will. Make sure to listen to the lyrics, Saxon does an amazing job stringing an almost story like feel through her lyrics. Make sure to check out this Essex native’s song and keep an eye out for the release of her EP.

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[Indie] Marika Hackman – Cinnamon

Marika Hackman

Marika Hackman once again demonstrates that the hype surrounding her music is entirely justified. Building on the quiet triumph of her remarkable debut release, this new single signals an intriguing new direction for the London based songwriter. With guitars amped up and a full back in tow, “Cinnamon” arrives doused in an endlessly imaginative arrangement, with Marika’s vocals giving the song a flickering warmth, as if lit from within.

To say that we’re anxiously awaiting hearing the rest of Sugar Blind would be a ridiculous understatement. If you’re anything like us, we suggest pre-ordering the EP on iTunes to receive an instant download of “Cinnamon”

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The Wombats – Your Body is a Weapon (R3HAB remix) [TMN EXCLUSIVE]

Your Body is a Weapon [R3HAB remix]

Earlier this month, Liverpool indie rock legends the Wombats released their smash new single “Your Body is a Weapon.” The playful, guitar centric indie dance tune is catchy as hell, with lyrics that are perfect for the dance floor. With that in mind, we’re more than excited to premiere an electro house remix of it by one of our favorite Producer/DJs – R3HAB.

In this take on this track, R3HAB dials it up with some electro house synths, a big buzzing bassline and carefully placed samples. Repeating the chorus line “Your body is a weapon, love. And it makes me wanna cry. My body is a temple of doom. Doomed not to be by your side,” the lyrics almost feel like they were meant to be in a house tune.

After listening to this club pleaser a few times over, we’re already counting down the days till the weekend.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #58

chill dojo

Whether it’s dancing, head-bopping or just plain chilling out, we’ve got you covered in #58 with all that’s fresh for another week.

It was tough to decide just how to start, but this new jam from 5 man Melbourne band Jakubi is just too damn funky to pass up, so let’s start this playlist with dancing shoes at the ready. The artists themselves like to delve into a variety of styles with their music, and it’s easy to hear the rich blend of influences going on here. All the different elements are on point right from the get go, but it’s the last minute where the song really takes things to another level. Yeah ok, we’re really just suckers for a talkbox solo, but then again who isn’t? We also have a weakness for anything from Mr. Carmack,  and we’ve plucked out a track from a collection of beats he’s been putting together recently to kick off our own series of beats for this playlist. This man has a gift for creating vibes that’s for sure, and the melody and atmosphere on this instrumental are really something else. But it was when that horn solo kicked in that things turned from appreciation to love with this track, and it was destined to be on repeat for days. Another man who can weave a tune like it was fired from Cupid’s arrow is US producer Pascäal. ‘Drowning in You’ certainly caught our attention with its smooth stylings and incredible use of sampling. If you’re now as addicted to his sound as we are, go check out the rest of his latest EP Fragile, where there are plenty more gems like this. Australian artists have been all over the playlist in recent weeks, and Sydney’s Hayden James has taken on a single from Melbourne dream-pop band Snakadaktal to make sure the presses keep running hot. The original was already an indie summer hit in its own right, but Hayden has turned up the chill factor with this amazing electronic remix, using those gorgeous vocals to full effect. The beats are far from over though, as dojo favourites IAMNOBODI and Sweater Beats throw their hat in the ring for one truly jamming playlist.

This edition’s got a feeling you’ll want to bottle up and enjoy for days. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #58 zip

Feels Like Yesterday
Mr. Carmack
Day 7: Awes Jurassic
Drowning in you
Fall Underneath (Hayden James Remix)
Arguments , Hugs & Arguments Again
Sweater Beats
Feel Me
KOAN Sound & Asa
Where We Belong
Drivin Me Crazy
Adalita (feat. Chela)
Skyscraper Souls Feat. Freedom Fry
Too Much Ft. Sampha (Love Thy Brother Remix)
The look of love (FloFilz Remix)
Breezeblocks (Sebastian Carter Remix)
Mariah Carey
Shake It Off (Manila Killa Remix)
Chloe Martini
Stereotic & Ghostpoet
Lautomne (AA Meltdown Bootleg)
Erykah Badu
Times A Wastin (mannmademusic replayed Edit)
The Shins
New Slang (GAMPER & DADONI Edit)
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