[Chill/Electro-Pop] Truls – Out of Yourself (Roosevelt Remix)

Out Of Yourself (Roosevelt Remix)

Let’s cut to the chase. Remixes are a music blogger’s dream. They allow simultaneous coverage of multiple artists, provide public exposure to the remixer or remixee that they may not have been privy to, and they create an easy avenue to push out some extra sentences in an article. But often times, they can be the miscalculated product of a major label forcing separate entities to strenuously fuse conflicting sounds just to release out into the blogosphere. So, after the long winded introduction, it’s absolutely safe to say that Cologne’s most noted electronic tastemaker Roosevelt along with his sterling remix of Norwegian upstart Truls debut track “Out of Yourself”, which was released this morning, falls nowhere near those manufactured misfires. “Out Of Yourself” is the lead track from Truls’ debut solo album which is due for release later this year via Universal Music, and Roosevelt has shaped the tune into the perfect fit for his indie electronic sound. His cascade of electronic pads, claps and snaps beautifully envelop the original, while inducing a healthy dose of Spring time smiles. Just try not to crack one while rinsing this one, we dare you. After last year’s incredible Elliot EP and a gorgeous leaked cover of John Martyn’s classic “Small Hours”, it’s safe to say that each time a new Roosevelt tune is unearthed, we’d like to be somewhere near the drop zone, so here we are again with another great Roosevelt remix. Stream the remix above, and let your psyche drift into space a little early today.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #78

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It’s a stress-busting edition of feel-good tunes for dojo number 78, so welcome the grind with open arms knowing we’ve got the perfect playlist to get you through. Soulful blues singer/songwriter Kelvin Jones has very quickly shot to internet fame in 2014 with his display of talent across a number of covers and originals. ‘Call You Home’ has been without a doubt his greatest success, attracting not only mass viewership but also inspiring deep house edits from around Europe which will only grow his exposure further. Norway’s Jam Couche and Germany’s Felix Jaehn have teamed up to transform this into a summer-ready anthem, bolstering the appeal of the original with a charming melody lead by none other than the xylophone. We’ve sung the praises of this underrated instrument before, and it’s something which will instantly propel a track into this playlist without a second listen. Between this and the gorgeous acoustics of MOWE’s popular bootleg edition, we just couldn’t separate them. We’re happy to give the Austrian duo equal share of the props for these two stunning interpretations. There are a few hidden treasures when it comes to the artists featured this week, and none more so than Lobo, Hailing from the UK, this young producer is one we’d put money on seeing in many future playlists this year. Take a listen to the nu-disco jam ‘Wonder Be Free’ and you’ll tend to agree, he’s got the recipe for a slick chill tune down pat. There’s no questioning the skills of dojo favourite Galimatias when it comes to this area, and when you combine this with the melodic firepower of Haywyre, it’s guaranteed sparks will fly. This comes in the form of the dangerously funky ‘Voice of Reason’, which flaunts a goosebump-inducing vibe and mesmerizing beat. Just an insanely good production hands down. But what’s a Chill Dojo without a dose of future sounds from down under? This week Perth’s Palace has us covered with some tropical heat in ‘Slow Burn’, which is just too damn catchy for it’s own good. You’ll be bouncing to this one all summer. We’re keeping that groove going though, because DJ AA is back and he’s brought with him an RnB blast from the past. His latest bootleg is a mash of hits from different times, taking vocals from the 90’s jam ‘My Love is the Shhh!’ and blending them seamlessly with Fakear’s excellent Flume remix. It doesn’t matter what generation you fancy, this bootleg specialist will find the perfect vocals to fit any chill music from today. If we had the time, we’d write up the entire playlist this week, but we can’t end proceedings without mentioning the glorious jazz-hop sounds of French beatmaker 20syl. Unique music is golden in this day and age, and the fact that we are amazed each and every week with talent like this is a gift.

It’s ours to share though, and spreading good music like this is what keeps us going every day. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #78 zip

Kelvin Jones
Call You Home (Jam Couché & Felix Jaehn Remix)
Call You Home (Bootleg)
Wonder Be Free
Haywyre & Galimatias
Voice Of Reason
Slow Burn
Somethin For The People, Flume & Fakear
My Love Is The Shhh! (AA Sleepless Bootleg)
The Drops
Atalante (20syl Remix)
Sam Feldt & De Hofnar
Bloesem (Original Mix)
Pumping Blood (Eau Claire Remix)
Karma Kid
Between Sheets
Tinashe ft Schoolboy Q
2 On (TOKiMONSTA remix)
Whats Luv? (feat. Emma Corbett Usher)
The 1975
Settle Down (EMBRZ Remix)
Isaac Tichauer
Felon, Syn Cole & Sebastian Carter
Isla (AA Miami 82 Bootleg)
Morgan Page
Fight For You (Imbue Remix)
Love Sublime (Le Youth Remix)
Insane About It (Nicolas Haelg Remix)
Goon Bags
Always Here For You (Goon Bags Remix)
Closer (Akouo Remix)
Close To Us (GXNXVS Remix) (Feat. Låpsley)
Happy (ForteBowie 1988 SOUL TRAIN EDIT)
Say Lou Lou
Everything We Touch (Nightizm Remix)
At Fault (feat. There Is A Fox)
Kid Atlaas
Inspiration Motivation
Miguel (Ft.Colin Devane)
Wake Up With You
Closer Ft. Mike Knight (WE SINK Remix)
Do It Like Us
French Horn Rebellion
Swing Into It feat. HAERTS (Chordashian Remix)
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[Electronic] Glass Animals – Holiest feat. Tei-Shi

Glass Animals
Holiest Feat. Tei-Shi

Glass Animals’ sound is pure bliss. With a new EP, Gooey, being released on April 7th, “Holiest” featuring Tei-Shi is definitely one of our favorite tracks from the British group.

With the perfect mix of smooth instrumentals, chilling vocals and gorgeous beats, “Holiest” is absolute fire and embodies a radiating flow reminiscent of Emancipator, with a bit more vocals, of course. Teaming up with singer Tei-Shi on this track takes Glass Animals’ already majestic sound and creates a calming melody that just emanates serenity.

Glass Animals and Tei-Shi together is absolutely captivating. We hope this collaboration doesn’t end here, but it is a beautiful pairing and only one of the amazing tunes from the laid-back EP. So turn up the volume and lose yourself in “Holiest.”

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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 20]

Sunday Night Soul

Hello ninjas, and welcome to Sunday Night Soul Volume 20. We embarked on this journey exactly 5 months ago with the goal of finding only the best tunes the internet had to offer. What started off as a fairly modest effort, has now grown substantially to the monstrosity you see here (and we mean “monstrosity” in the most loving way possible). We’re proud to see how the field has expanded to include various different soundscapes, increasingly pushing the genre to new limits. It’s an exciting time for R&B music, and we’re pleased to be to sitting right here in the front row, watching it evolve right before our eyes.Of course, you can hear that growth for yourself below.

This week’s collection includes multiple doubles. By doubles we mean you’ll be seeing more than a few names repeated multiple times throughout. Whether it’s through remixes or features, what it indicates is that plenty of your favorites were incredibly busy this week. Standouts come by way of Zuper, Dpat & Atu, SZA, White Lights, Bipolar Sunshine, Gallant, Z.Woods, Mila J, Rush Davis, Muzi, Ta-Ku, Fei-Fei, subdaio, elkco, Lido, ForteBowieTOKiMONSTAFiggy and Dolphin Tears. That might seem like a substantially long list already, but that’s just scratching the surface of what tonight’s pallet has to offer.

Wake Up With You
Plue Starfox
Gold Eater (Feat; Muzzy Legault)
Melo B. Jones
Perfect Girl (Produced By Oh4Re△L?!)
Chiara Noriko
Where Are You Gonna Take Me
Rochelle Jordan
How To Feel
Let You Know (Dpat & Atu Remix)
Part Of Your Life
Childs Play (feat. Chance The Rapper)
// White Lights
Jay Stones
Agartha (Prod. The Most Hiii)
Hot Shower Interlude feat Princess Freesia (From The Lapdancer album)
House ft Donnie Trumpet
Dana Williams
One More
James Fauntleroy
I Dont Wanna Be Alone
Bipolar Sunshine
Long Live A$AP (A$AP Rocky Cover) – Radio 1 Live Lounge Late
Sam Smith
Stay With Me
Clara C
Things Untold
Asher Roth
Fast Life (Feat. Vic Mensa)
Will Wildfire
Days In The East (Call On Me)
Jupiter Grayscale (prod. Maths Time Joy)
August Alsina
Kissin On My Tattoos
Future Baby Mama
Coline Creuzot
You Tried It
Mila J
Smoke, Drink, Break Up (Remix) (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
Rush Davis
Sin Pays The Bills
India Shawn
Floating Away (ft. James Fauntleroy)
Eric Bellinger
Rihanna Feat. K2
Nsha Feat. J Staffz
Slow Down (Prod. By J Staffz)
Dont Hurt Me
Songwriter TC
Done With Love
Tiffany Evans
Elevation Theory
Valentines Day
24 Hours ft. 2 Chainz (Produced by DJ Mustard)
Glass Animals
Holiest Feat. Tei–Shi
Chasing Storms (Kwes. Rework)
The Motion (AVAY Rework)
Close To Us (GXNXVS Remix) (Feat. Låpsley)
Repent 94
The Code
Apsara (ft. Muzzy Legault)
Drowning In You (Mincha Edit)
Duncan Gerow
Alicia Keys + J Dilla = Girlfriend
Duncan Gerow
Brandy + 40 = Full Moon
Fortune & MadBliss
Painter (Hazy Mountains Remix)
XXXO (T.Hemingway Remix)
Jhene Aiko
My Afternoon Dream (BeAle Remix)
Brain (Fei – Feis Feided Remix)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (prod. elkco rmx)
Chris Brown Feat. Tyga & Lil Wayne
Loyal (C. Justice Bootleg)
Happy (ForteBowie 1988 SOUL TRAIN EDIT)
Disclosure Ft. Sam Smith
Latch (Lido Remix)
Eric Bellinger ft K2
Rihanna (Jeftuz Remix)
Top Down Caddy (produced by elkco rmx)
Tinashe ft Schoolboy Q
2 On (TOKiMONSTA remix)
Kiss From A Rose (Durkin 3:30 AM Edit)
✿ Harrison ✿
How Can It Be (Feat. Maddee)
Stevie Wonder
Superstition (Autograf Remix)
Destinys Child x WKND
Say My Name
Vulnerable Feat. Travi$ Scott (Blood Diamonds Remix)
Ariel Camusso & Persian Empire
Time (123Mrk remix)
Do It Like Us
U & No One Else
Birthday Sex (Andrew Luce Remix)
Paint This House (Ticklish Reboot)
DJ Cassidy feat. R. Kelly
Make The World Go Round
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[New Soul] Gallant – Jupiter Grayscale (prod. Maths Time Joy)

Jupiter Grayscale (prod. Maths Time Joy)

It’s not even Sunday, yet we find ourselves delving into dreamy, soulful tunes that would be perfect for our weekend wind down. Regardless of what day it is, and whether or not we’re experiencing a two day hangover, this hazy tune has us wanting to throw our feet up, and turn the volume to the max.

LA based Gallant has a gorgeous tone that’s worthy of your oh-so-precious relaxation time. Couple that impressive vocal range with smooth production from Maths Time Joy, and you have a melodic journey rife with electric guitar riffs, atmospheric drips, slow, rolling snare hits and an epic, cinematic soundscape that has us swooning.

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[Indie] Farewell J.R. – Skin Pieces

Farewell J.R
Skin Pieces

If you want to slowly succumb to a melancholic Saturday afternoon, look no further. Cambridge based outfit Farewell J.R. have a slow, winding tune that will take you on a self-reflective journey. Boasting a orchestral strings sections, large, cinematic drums and wistful lyrics, “Skin Pieces” is a macabre sounding tune, perfect for lying on the couch and taking some time for reflection.

It’s definitely not the most uplifting thing you’ll hear today, but you might happen to find beauty in its’ darkness. Press play and sink in.

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[Hip-Hop] GoldLink – Planet Paradise

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Planet Paradise (Prod. Louie Lastic)

We hope you’ll accept our late pass on this one, because this post is a few days overdue. After impressing us with multiple freestyles and remixes over the last few months, we finally have our first real taste of GoldLink‘s upcoming project, The God Complex.

“Planet Paradise” is a culmination of the sound the Virginia emcee has been developing through his last few releases. Showcasing a spastic, enigmatic flow that lies somewhere between Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, and Chance The Rapper, the young Squaaash Club representative spits dizzyingly eloquent bars over a mind numbing whirlwind of synths, organs and drums. Credit definitely goes to producer Louie Lastic for providing the perfect instrumental for the talented wordsmith to operate on. If this is what we have in store for us on The God Complex, we can barely wait to get our hands on it. April 1st can’t come soon enough. 

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