The Chill Dojo #118

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Album-mode had left releases from Madeon few and far between in 2014, but with the eargerly awaited Adventure now officially dated for the end of March, we’re sure to have plenty of material in store from the prodigious youngster. This week already saw some jaw-dropping remixes surface in the blogosphere, and boy were we stoked when we saw Gramatik’s name etched across one of them. The legendary beatmaker has pulled out all the stops in bringing the funk to ‘You’re On’, bolstered by jazzy riffs and breathtaking drum breakdowns which amplify the power of the anthemic vocals. It’s the perfect mix of 70′s dancefloor groove with the ability to set festival crowds alight, all while maintaining a steady chill vibe throughout. It wasn’t the end to the star-studded remix lineup though, with Oliver also throwing their funky influence behind this same song. In effortless fashion, they hold complete control over the progression of this song and movements of the listener alike, leaving it completely impossible to deny the unrestrained dancing your body will crave with this in your ears. And when you thought things couldn’t get any more mesmerizing, the saxophone solo comes in just to leave this remix mastery complete.

Hot on the heels of the unveiling of ‘Four Five Seconds’, Lido has further proven his musical dominance with a mind-blowing version that leaves the original irrelevant in comparison. If the sheer agility of this release wasn’t enough, the use of live brass and guitar is just insanely good, combining for a flawless interpretation that wouldn’t be out of place at any uplifting Sunday Service. Something this addictive has to be a sin right? Capitalizing on this state of euphoria, this next tune from Denver-based Said The Sky will keep things elevated and the feelings right. Channeling some serious Porter vibes, ‘Run Away’ is wrapped in floating melodies that burst into colorful moments of bass-filled happiness. It’s ecstasy from start to finish, steeped in emotional vocals that reflect a palpable dream-like state. While we’re talking all things heavenly, Australia’s Omniment has kicked off his 2015 with another magical addition to his growing repertoire. Where stwo’s original allows plenty of time to build, this blissful take on ‘Eden’ enjoys exploration through serene melodies and gorgeous chords that do well to represent the paradise the title embodies.

Despite the words written above, you’ll find that this week’s playlist has all intentions of leaving you speechless. We much prefer to let the music do the talking anyway. Peace out.

Madeon
Youre On ft. Kyan (Gramatik Remix)
Madeon
Youre On ft. Kyan (Oliver Remix)
Lido
FourFiveSeconds (Lidos Sunday Service)
Said The Sky
Run Away (Ft. Car)
Stwo
Eden (Omniment Remix)
Hopium
Dreamers (Kicks N Licks Remix)
Tobu & Jordan Kelvin James
Summer Breeze
Porsches
Horses
Earth, Wind & Fire
September (wolfskind & Mokoa Remix)
London Grammar
Hey Now (Good Life Remix)
Lenny Kravitz x KANT
Believe In Me (AA Outside Bootleg)
Falcon Punch
Silk
ODESZA
Bloom (Lane 8 Remix)
Solomon Grey
Miradors (The Him Remix)
Oliver Heldens ft. KStewart
Last All Night (Koala) (Keljet Remix)
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Place X
Adam Snow
Amelia’s Theme
Sorrow
Never Too Far
Mark Johns
In Paris (Prod. Sable)
duncan gerow
Aaliyah + Tim & Bob = Rock The Boat
Hozier
Take Me To Church (TEEMID & Jasmine Thompson Edition)
Stwo
Far Away (OPIATES Rashiid Remix)
Alicia Keys
Feelin U, Feelin Me (Fade & Break Remix)
Kastle
Falling Up ft. Xavier
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A$AP ROCKY – Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye (1DAFUL Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye (1DAFUL 'G-house' Remix)

Are many of you still hungover from last nights shenanigans? We’re going to assume that’s a big, fat yes. So grab yourself another beer and listen closely because we have something that will instantly make you want to grab last nights club attire and hit the dance floor. Montreal producers, 1DAFUL, have been putting their name out on everyone’s radars and have been a long time favorite of our weekly Friday Party Playlists. Today we are absolutely stoked to premiere their latest remix of A$AP Rocky’s, “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye”, and let us tell you…it’s dirty. Taking on a new approach to things, 1DAFUL decided to give this classic song a G-House spin that’ll make you want to take a shower after listening to it. We guarantee you’ll want to keep the party going today, ninjas, so press play and let these grimy basslines and funky chords take your Sunday from being a couch potato to being a dancing machine.

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[Indie] Seafret – Oceans

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Oceans

We’re not sure what it’s like on your part of the globe, but where we’re sitting, it’s sunny, warm and gorgeous. All of which is a complete treat compared to what we’re used to this time of year, so we’re gleefully indulging in it’s splendor, hanging out on the back porch with a beer, a smile, and a couple playful dogs.

Seafret comes in with a perfect, calming tune to add to our Sunday chill out playlist. Comprised of soft strumming, understated piano keys, and soaring strings section, “Oceans” does have a heavier message, but it’s still quite nice for the environment.

Made up from members Jack Sedman and Harry Draper, these two have artfully crafted a sound that’s truly encapsulating. They just showcased that sound at a few gigs at Sundance this last weekend. After seeing that, we were eagerly hoping for a SXSW appearance. Unfortunately, they’ll be in the UK at that time. Maybe next year?

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[Trippy] Mouthe – Limitless

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Limitless

With a production style as jarring as the artwork that comes with it, the anonymous Mouthe just busted onto the scene with a massive tune. Finding a medium between Odd Future shock factor and an absolutely monstrous beat, this artist/group enlists a distorted and pitched down rapper who spits deadpan verses over a grinding and grating dystopian soundscape. While brooding and dark, Limitless sets out to accomplish one thing: to grab your attention. It definitely succeeds, and halfway through it really hits its stride, shedding the chopped vocals to allow the beat to ride out and the bionic rapper to spit more drug fueled binary bars.

Limitless is a trip and extremely exciting. Mouthe adds an air of mystery by having no other information on who he/she/they are and can be added to the ever growing list of enigmatic acts making a SoundCloud debut. For a first release, this is a highly developed and unique sound, so it will be interesting to see what Mouthe will be capable of in the future. This one isn’t for the faint of heart, but it bumps hard and we are hooked and ready for more.

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[Dance] The Prodigy – Nasty (Zinc Remix)

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Nasty (Zinc Remix)

Feeling nasty? This big beat banger by The Prodigy is remixed by fellow British producer/DJ Zinc, and it’s as nasty as it gets. The heavy-hitting original is stripped down and dressed up with another drum and bass outfit, providing a more refined sound. Strings that outline the original bassline are incorporated into the tune, as well as a series of deep bass synths. The result is an epic UK bass goodness that keeps you on your feet, headbang like crazy, or better yet, dance ’til your body can’t move anymore.

Big ups to the veteran DJ Zinc for bringing back the sound that everyone loves, and holding it down for the British dance scene. We cannot wait to see what magic he pulls in the future.

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[Electronic] Koloto – Fox Tales (Set In Sand Remix)

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Fox Tales (Set In Sand Remix)

Glitch music has such a wide scope of possibilities. Set In Sand schools us in this train of thought with his newest remix of an older Koloto tune, Fox Tales. The original thrives on its own glitch elements as well, but Set In Sand has emphasized the unpredictable shift of this facet of music, ascending to a level almost on par with the Glitch Mob and their respective side projects. While Glitch Mob has had massive success with a higher energy, Set In Sand showcases his strength with a calmer approach.

This remix is chilling, inspiring, erratic yet pleasing, and an enjoyable overall listen. It twists and turns constantly, but manages to create an air of comfort with each shift of its rhythm as well. While it was released during the later part of last year, Bad Panda Records just recently added this remix to their SoundCloud. It was a pleasant reminder, and certainly merits a revisit.

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[Electronic] eltiano- Duo

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Dou

Elton Peters is eltiano. A photo taker, creator, and music maker who resides in Cork, Ireland. With less than a year of experience producing, 19-year-old eltiano delivers gold with ‘Duo’, a euphoric take on the hit single, ‘Do You’, from Miguel. This remix was started back in August and finished sometime last week after Elton suddenly found the drive to finish it. It would have been a shame if we had to wait any longer for its release. He resembles a certain group of rising producers on this record, like Gravez, and is a charming addition to their party. His kit knocks and liberates you from feeling anything but the warm vibrations. Enjoy this record.

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