Beats and funk will kick off the 109th edition of the Chill Dojo, and we have two of the best in the electronic game to thank for that. We’re a little late to the party, but the latest album from Manic Focus, Cerebral Eclipse, is chock full of soulful rhythms to put on repeat for days. Teaming up with another smooth operator in GRiZ, ‘Life Goes On’ is as groovy as you can get, just what you’d expect from this collab between masters of their craft. That’s not the only funky release to be celebrating lately, because another favorite beat-maker in Pomo has just come out with his debut EP, The Other Day, and it’s absolute fire. We’ve featured the 3 tracks which rocked the Dojo the hardest and got our bodies moving in an uncontrollable state, a condition that’s sure to be contagious to whoever hits that play button. For real though, this stuff is dangerously addictive. Now Cashmere Cat’s iconic ‘Rice Rain’ has seen its fair share of remixes over its time, but trust the ever-eclectic ABSRDST to take it in a direction no one had ever conceived before. Waves of hypnotic beats and wonks welcome you aboard this magical ride, until his familiar 8-bit vibes and signature melodic breakout take you to the peak of musical ecstasy. This dude continues to blow us away with every new release, and he’s proved that yet again with a Cashy Cat bootleg that stands apart from all the rest.

Branchez is another artist who has made a name for himself with remixes that have catapulted themselves into the million-view count and into festival sets all over the globe. His latest take on Alesso’s big single ‘Heroes’ is certain to share a similar destiny, but it’s won its way on TMN and into this playlist with a chill trap breakdown and vocal control executed to perfection. We’re also keeping a close eye on the talented Jerry Folk, and his most recent funky concoction is a fresh spin on an RnB classic. As the sampling from the famous Sergeant Doakes quote suggests, this is one surprisingly catchy jam that you’ll need on repeat for a few more times to come. It’s only been a minute since our last shout-out to jackLNDN, but this time it’s a bumpin’ new original which has got us under his spell once again. Blending a bouncy house beat with deep vibes makes for one formidable combo, and it’s one that is sure to cause waves and finally score him the recognition he deserves. You know we’ll be the first to advocate it.

We love a solid edition of funk anytime we can get it, but the feelings go way beyond what we’ve got time to write about. Make sure to dive down into the entire list and soak it all up. Peace out.

’Manic Focus and GRiZ – Life Goes On’
’Pomo – How I Feel’
’Pomo – On My Mind’
’Pomo – Cloud Cruise’
’Cashmere Cat – Rice Rain (ABSRDST Bootleg)’
’Alesso – Heroes (Branchez Remix)’
’Baby Bash – Suga Suga (Jerry Folk Remix)’
’jackLNDN – Don’t Forget’
’The Griswolds – Beware The Dog (Autograf Remix)’
’Tobtok – Savanna (Keljet Remix)’
’Tobtok ft. Hoodlem – Free’
’Jam Couché – Coucherona (Original Mix)’
’Attom – Glow’
’Nas – Get Down (Beerlover Edition)’
’The Notorious B.I.G. – Sky’s The Limit (Beerlover Edition)’
’J Tropic X Alyss – September’
’Odesza – It’s Only feat. Zyra (Free n Losh Remix)’
’KR$CHN – If You Leave Me Now’
’Tom Misch & Carmody – Paper Planes’
’Oh Wonder – Body Gold (Delusion Remix)’
’Willow Beats – Chess’
’Daktyl – Stay (feat. Dive Deep)’
’Sigur Rós – Sæglópur (Austin’s Fault Edit)’
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