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EMPT: Greatest Hits 2009, forthebeat Edition

As if Le Miel du Mois wasn’t already on fire, Steph and Kristin of Forthebeat took the popular mixtape’s best of the best to provide you with 9 of ’09, 9 remixes and 9 originals from our first official year in business.
Just when you think this tape is gonna slow down and its safe for you to take  coffee break, you get smacked with a banger, then another and another… What’s the moral of the story? Sit your ass down and listen fool!! With the year closing in I couldn’t think of a better compilation to represent the taste and song selection we hold so dearly at EMPT, enjoy.

Styles P EMPT, the only rapper blog you know wit’ a bounce and a half…



    1. White Rabbits – Percussion Gun
    2. Delorean – Deli
    3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)
    4. Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
    5. Sleigh Bells – Ring Ring
    6. Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)
    7. The xx – Crystalized
    8. The Virgins – Rich Girls (The Twelves Remix)
    9. Miike Snow – Sylvia
    10. Telepathe – Chrome’s On It (Gold Panda Remix)
    11. Florence and the Machine – Cosmic Love
    12. Sebastien Tellier – Roche (Breakbot Remix)
    13. La Roux – I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)
    14. Air France – Collapsing At Your Doorstep
    15. Lykke Li – Dance, Dance, Dance
    16. Florence and the Machine – You’ve Got the Love (The xx Remix)
    17. Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
    18. The xx – Shelter (Them Jeans Drum Edit)

  • Drew

    shut the fuck up. you guys spoil me.

  • jeronimo

    Once you think the best is at its best, these two ladies put out a better version of the bestest best you’ve ever heard. Epic.

  • Kiki


  • Kiki

    holy fuck I’m loving this mix. here we go:

    track 1: we all know where this all goes- into air drumming while chainnnnn-ain-ain smoking in ryan’s beamer on the way to sail.

    track 2: I think of salami the whole time I listen to this song. That and a lounge covered in red velvet and bad lighting. and club monaco circa 2001. sorry. not my favorite.

    and then track three. I fucking love a-trak. and the word alchemy. at 2:28 I’m jamming with steph in a club and then we’re at the beach and then in a plane….by about 4:25 we’re at hiro.

    4: early spring and the cherry trees around the central park reservoir. and loose petals that have fallen all over the dirt running path.

    5: this is not me at 16. unfortunately – it’s more like now….but igor has braces….not me. but we all definitely work at the pentagon. that part is true.

    6: YESSSSSSSSSS. NO WORDS. JUST PARTY MOVES AND PARTY DRESSES. SEQUIN ONES. black sequins, and spaghetti straps and champagne and a disco ball and jumping on banquettes. and falling in love or out…

    7: damn good. damn.

    8: I wish I could walk around nyc with songs like this blasting from a boom box on my shoulder.

    9: saturday afternoons during ny winter with no real sunlight and rain and snow and walking down the street with a hat and mittens and loving whats in your ears and loving strangers.

    10: sunday nights with blankets radiators and movies and hugs and mochi.

    11: everything. the beach on cape cod in early october with a blanket around my shoulders and jumping on the sand and screaming watching the bioluminescence and lying on the sand and learning about the sand.

    12: please reference: lynne klasko.

    13: repeat. repeat. repeat. repeat. repeat. repeat. repeat.

    14: whatevsky.

    15: obviously have been doing this at my desk all day.

    16: honey in a jar. and gorillas. and fabulous jam (meaning song)

    17: yeah. I’ve overplayed this one on my iPod.

    18: dance party in slow motion. or steph doing the running man…..


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  • hec

    Kiki, that’s the greatest comment I’ve ever seen.

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  • Henning

    Yeah this was the tune of my summer 2010 and i finaly found it again. Searching the mighty internet for 2 hours now!!!

    YEAH!Thanks for this gem!