Just like the World Cup is a celebration of the world’s best football talent, we like to think the Chill Dojo brings together a similar caliber of gifted individuals when it comes to vibe-filled tunes. Only we don’t have to wait four years to bask in these brilliant artistic displays, because we’re getting them on a weekly basis. Kicking the show off this week is Canadian producer Pomo, giving us a sneak peak into his forthcoming EP with a sun-drenched single in ‘Start Again’. Head-bopping beats combine with the soothing vocals of Andrea Cormier for a track that just oozes summer feelings, and is sure to get heavy rotation over the season this year. This week saw the release of the remix package for Chordashian’s ‘Questions’, and among them was a familiar name in jackLNDN, who once again crafts his deep house groove seamlessly into the feel of the original. The warm disco vibes are certainly heating things up in this playlist, and they’ll do the same for any party mix you choose to throw this one into. Chromeo’s ‘Jealous’ is always a massive party-starter, and remixes have been flowing thick and fast ever since it first began lighting up dancefloors. There’s actually a contest on at the moment, and we think we’ve found a number-one contender in San Fran producer Funk Leblanc. You can probably guess the style from the name, but you won’t be expecting just how insanely funky this version is until your body is already under its control. This fits the style of Chromeo to a tee, and if you didn’t know any different, this could easily pass off as the original.
Next up we’ve got the latest from UK duo Blonde which was featured a little earlier in the week. Their coming EP is due in a bit, but the warmer weather cries out for blissful music like this, so we’ve got this poolside jam to enjoy in the meantime. Seven Lions is known for his bass-filled melodic masterpieces, but this week he called out a particular remix of ‘Strangers’ which caught his eye for all the right reasons. Described as ‘Anti-drop’ music, Irish producer The Eden Project has turned generic structure on its head with an innovative track that doesn’t need a heavy climax to make a statement. In a similar vein to Koan Sound’s recent style, we’ve traded a whomping bass for heavenly atmospheric elements which accentuate the beauty of the original vocals, and it’s this sort of freshness which we want to share week in week out. The upcoming generation are definitely at the forefront of this boundary-pushing material, and 15-year old $aturn consistently shows that with every new song that surfaces. Forget his few years of experience, his latest effort in ‘Pentecostic’ is a lesson in quality trap production for all ages, and it really sets the bar when it comes to mixing slick beats with gorgeous melody. And while we’re speaking of emotion, Ryan Hemsworth is a maestro when it comes to eliciting feels, as you’ll quickly find from ‘Every Square Inch’. There’s an undeniable charm in everything he produces, and you can sense that it’s something that comes from his persona as much as his musical prowess.
Together this makes a team of supreme artists to excite you with the best of their creativity and skill, and that’s something worth cheering about. Peace out.
Chill Dojo #90 zip
’Pomo – Start Again Ft. Andrea Cormier’
’Chordashian – Questions Feat. Frances Rose (JackLNDN Remix)’
’Chromeo – Jealous (Funk LeBlanc Remix)’
’Blonde – Higher Ground (feat. Charli Taft)’
’Seven Lions – Strangers (The Eden Project Remix)’
「Every Square Inch」(with Qrion)’
’Alina Baraz Ft. Esta – Paradise (Jarreau Vandal Remix)’
’Mariah Carey – Touch My Body (Harrison TouchMyButt Version)’
’YUNG LEAN x Lido – Gatorade (Manila Killa Ft. Mark Johns Flip)’
’Kappa Kavi – Talk 2 The Heart’
’fwdslxsh – With You (P A T H Remix)’
’Sophia Black – OVR AGN (Equator Club Remix)’
’Jason Burns & Sarah Winters – Lightweight’
’MisterMack – Let You Be’
’temu bacot – Boogaloo Blues’
’Linus Complex – In Yellow Glow’
’V A G A B O N D – Divergent’
’Norman Doray & NERVO ft. Cookie – Something To Believe In (Matoma Summer Remix)’
’Memeb – I see you Ft Kaleem Taylor (Original Mix)’
’JNL + Moses Mayes – Free (Instrumental)’