[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #49

Chill music is like that friend in your life that can make light of any situation. The best tracks can bring a smile to your face when it’s needed most, or can make a good moment even better. So here’s to the people and music that make us happy.

If there was ever a melody that embodied these sentiments, it’d be from our track of the week courtesy of LA artist spazzkid. ‘Getting to Know You’ is infectiously joyous, the kind of music that looks to spread all the good vibes you can possibly fit into 5 minutes. The kind of tune that could even tame an enraged bear (wouldn’t recommend testing that though). Continuing the positive feelings is the young talented Parisian, Stwo, with a silky smooth remix of some classic Nas.  The up-and-coming producer hasn’t been in the game for too long, but is already getting plenty of notice for his soulful skills. It’s a magical thing when well-crafted lyrics are matched with a track of equal quality, and this one certainly has it all happening. If you’d like another example of such a perfect pairing, bootleg specialist DJ AA has done it again with a super chilled mix combining the vocals of Ben Harper with Affelaye’s ‘Never Felt Real’. We bow down to you and your genius ear for stellar mashups. We’re certainly not short of fresh talent this week, our next feature highlighting an amazing Ellie Goulding edit from Australian duo, LatchlessFrom their self-description as “Full-time Ninjas”, we could already tell they would fit in well here, and the track certainly ticks all the right boxes. Just perfect. And we’ll end this week’s features with another perfect note, this remix from Henry KrinkleThe production on this future-sound is just too good, with a soundscape that is oh so sexy.

So definitely plenty to smile about in this week’s playlist. And we’ll do it all again next time. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #49 zip

’spazzkid – Getting To Know You’
’Nas ft. Lauryn Hill – If I Ruled The World (Stwo & Fitzroy Remix)’
’Ben Harper & Affelaye – No Sunshine (AA ‘Never Felt Real’ Bootleg)’
’Ellie Goulding – Tessellate (Latchless Edit)’
’Cyril Hahn – Perfect Form (Henry Krinkle Remix)’
’Joel Compass – Astronaut (Ghost Loft Remix)’
’Flowers Groove – Strange Feelings (Moose Fusca Remix)’
’Holy Models – Swimming (Tesla55 Remix)’
’Goldroom – St. Ides Heaven (Elliott Smith Cover)’
’Tensnake ft. Fiora – See Right Through (Yaaman Remix)’
’A$AP Rocky – Fashion Killa (Blackbird Blackbird Remix)’
’EmbusE – Heads Up’
’Sizzlebird – Skyward’
’Sweater Beats & Arnold – Jello Drip’
’Catching Flies & Ifan Dafydd – Don’t Know How (Free DL)’
’Tiger Tsunami – Antarctica’
’Saes – Alcanzame’
’FilosofischeStilte – Growth.mp3′
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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #42

Holidays are the best, well that is unless your social media feeds are full of pictures of everyone else taking them. For all those gearing up for the working week ahead instead of packing their suitcases,  this dojo’s got you covered with plenty of chill tunes for that little slice of the holidays with every listen.

We start with the latest from a favourite UK producer in Kidnap Kid, who enlists the sweet voice of Lotti for  a smooth house track that makes the perfect ingredient to any summer. Gorgeous piano stems and progression make this one to be played again and again, all season long. But no matter the temperature outside, this next feature will be sure to heat things up wherever it’s played. Leo Kalyan, a fresh UK artist, makes his first post on Soundcloud one to remember with a downright sexy refix of Duke Dumont’s  ‘Need U (100%)’. This has all the makings of a true babymaker, with the slowed vocals blended to perfection with the deep atmosphere and pure vibes. Just wait for the hums to kick in…magic. While the UK seems to be the hub for these amazing sounds right now, Canada’s Kaytranada is no stranger to some deep groove either, and makes the case for his home country with an infectious beat that is slick beyond words. And while we’re talking slick beats, Metic, a downtempo beatmaker from Hong Kong, brings us a super fun bootleg that couldn’t be more summer if it tried. A funky mix of Dre and Snoop with chilled guitar riffs makes for an interesting recipe, but boy does he pull it off with amazing results. The final mention goes to a track that was easily predicted for the dojo the instant the artists’ names were read, as the combination of Follow Me and Satin Jackets was always going to be a shoe-in. It’s disco, laid-back, and everything this dojo’s about.

So no matter what’s on the agenda for the week ahead, this edition is one dose of relaxation to enjoy whenever you want. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #42 zip

’Thin Lines feat. Lotti’
’leo kalyan – need u 100% vs running’
’Busta Rhymes x Janet Jackson – What Its Gonna Be? (Kaytranada Edition)’
’Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg – Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang (Metic’s Summertime Bootleg)’
’Somethin’ Bout You (Satin Jackets Remix)’
’Boards of Canada – Nothing is Real.mp3′
’Elliot Berger – Hanging On ft. Thallie Ann Seenyen (Cross Them Out Remix)’
’Cyril Hahn – Perfect Form ft. Shy Girls’
’Migos – Bando (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)’
’Meta – Atticus’
’Atlantic Connection
Fourzero41 (Jason Burns Remix)’
’FREE DL – Brent Still Life – Blame (Jason Burns Remix)’
’Moods – Reflections’
’Elaquent – Whatever She Wants’
’Qiwu – Narayama.mp3′
’Qiwu – Introspection.mp3′
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[Chill] Cyril Hahn – Mixtape for Hunger TV

Canadian-based producer Cyril Hahn — who we’ve spotlighted for his remix of Jessie Ware’s “Sweet Talk — put together a nice little FREE (!) hour-long mix for Hunger TV magazine. As you might gather from the list of artists on the tracklist below (Toro Y Moi, Nosaj Thing, James Blake), he leans hard on the chill side of things for this one. Stream/download it!

Mixtape for Hunger TV Tracklist:
Nosaj Thing – Aquarium
Lapalux – Guuurl
Sepalcure – See Me Feel Me
James Blake – I Mind
Aphx Twin – Xtal
Gabriele Aplin – Please Don’t Say You Love Me (Cyril Hahn Remix)
New Look – Nap on the Bow
Gerry Read – Evidence
Toro y Moi – Say That
Daphni – Yes I Know
George Fitzgerald – Child
Anaxander – Antoinette
Faye – Water Against the Rocks (Hnny Remix)
Romare – The Blues
Sirmo – Make Your Body (Broke One Remix)
Miguel – Adorn (Groundislava & Benedek Cool Mix)

’Cyril Hahn Mixtape for Hunger TV’
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Jessie Ware – Sweet Talk (Cyril Hahn Remix)

Born in Switzerland but now based in Canada, producer Cyril Hahn has molded Jessie Ware‘s late-night simmering pop track into a full-blooded dance floor rumble. Whereas the original offered up momentary pauses of sentimentality, this “Sweet Talk” remix runs a mile a minute so you better keep up. After checking out the track below, be sure to visit Hahn’s Soundcloud page for remixes of everyone from Mariah Carey and Destiny’s Child to HAIM and Alpines.

’Jessie Ware – Sweet Talk (Cyril Hahn Remix)’

Jessie Ware’s Devotion is out now on PMR.

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