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 …
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.
One Way Trigger
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.
Gold (Snakehips Bootleg)
Fade (Featuring Maiday)
Dream Of Bombay (feat Chela)
Rock The Boat (siik remix)
Fallin Love (Cashmere Cat Remix)
Wettex (Cashmere Cat Remix)
My Love (Chrome Wolves Bootleg)
Hanging On (Chrome Wolves Bootleg) **FREE DL**
You (Ha Ha Ha) (Goldroom Remix)
Thing Called Love (Faraway Skies Chillout Remix) *Free Download in Description
Crazy *FREE DOWNLOAD*
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.
Zeds Dead played this unreleased track during their recent mix on Diplo‘s BBC Radio 1 show, Diplo and friends. It’s titled “Ratchet” and samples “Bandz A Make Her Dance” by Juicy J. Can not stress enough how versatile these two producers are, they can go from brain scrambling funky jungle infused bangers and everything in between.
Make sure to check out this Minimix they did for their upcoming EP on Mad Decent titled, Hot Sauce EP. To listen, click here.
Ratchet (Extended Radio Rip)
With his upcoming mixtape just a day away, Virginia-bred Pusha T drops off a dope single with D.C.’s own Wale. While most of Push’s music as of late has held a heavy and aggressive traphouse feel, he slows things down on “Only You Can Tell It” with a laid back, but piercing, track dedicated to those he feels envy his success. Both emcees showcase their styles on this one complementing each other perfectly in the process. Check it below and look for his free tape, Wrath of Caine, here at TMN tomorrow!
Only You Can Tell It (Ft. Wale)
TMN favorite, MitiS is back once again this time with a stunning collaboration with fellow artist MaHi. Their latest collaboration, “Blu”, is another exceptional lovestep original which graciously weaves meticulously crafted melodies with airy and uplifting synths to create a spectacular work of art. MitiS is the best kept secret of my iTunes library and “Blu” simply reaffirms the fact that both of these artists are truly something special.
Also, as a special bonus I’ve included MitiS’ remix to Clinton VanSciver & Swedish Egil‘s track “Love Letters”. This chilled out remix has been on repeat for the past week and I simply can’t seem to listen to it enough. Grab both free downloads and make sure to show both MitiS and MaHi your appreciation on Facebook. Enjoy.
Love Letters (MitiS Chilled Overnight Remix)