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Category Archives: Music

Mapei – Don’t Wait (The Driver Edit)

Cyrus wrote a post earlier this week about living in extremes, and I can’t help but feel like there’s something in the air that’s making us all somehow exist on the same wavelength in this month. It might be the Spring weather that teased us last weekend in New York, the following weeklong headache that ensued […]

Vok – Before

Part of the problem with being a music obsessive is occasionally (okay, all the time) overanalyzing. It’s too easy to be picky in the face of an endless stream of new music. If a song bothers me in even the slightest way, I may not give it another shot. This is, unequivocally, the wrong way […]

Put It On – Big L (J1K remix)

The people of London walk through the streets, never to look up at the sky which is littered with cranes and clouds and other peoples faces. Why would you look up for that. A solace can be found in the words of hip-hop here though. Maybe it’s something about the clouds, good match for the […]

Lana Del Rey – West Coast

Glamorous, classic and cinematic, Lana Del Rey absolutely crushed her Coachella set like nothing I’ve seen in my lifetime. It was retro future at it’s best. I’m starting to realize that Lana is just as much of a visual artist as she’s a singer. Every single detail and camera angle was flawless. The music was amazing […]

Du Tonc — Surging Memories

“The world is changing. If you want to understand the youth, listen to the music. This is what’s happening right underneath your nose.” —NAS We’re the kind of society that complains in the Summers about them being much too hot and us being way over them, and in the same year complain about our Winters—them […]

MisterWives – Money On My Mind (Sam Smith Cover)

Here are some questions to start this thought. What do you want? Why are you doing what you do? Both of these lead to the bigger question, what are you getting out of it? What is your reward? I recently did a study on reward systems in the workplace (riveting  I know). What kind of […]

Todd Terje – Delorean Dynamite

I’ve been listening to this one Todd Terje track nonstop for the past two weeks. When I walk down the street, I assume everybody else knows that I’m listening to this song because of the way I’m half dancing half walking, and because it matches almost every mood I’m ever in while walking the streets. But seriously, […]

Romare – Your Love (You Give Me Fever)

Frantic footwork for your Friday via none other than grand-sample-master, Romare. This fever-ridden track, off his sophomore album, Love Songs: Pt. 1, is a trip and a half with a whole lot of soul. Its languid beginning is somewhat deceptive; a vocal cut from Peggy Lee’s ”Fever” loops over a downtempo shuffle with a minimal footwork foundation, hardly foreshadowing the chaos […]

Little Dragon – Klapp Klapp

It’s a known fact that we love Little Dragon. They may well be EMPT’s most posted artist. For good reason. Yukimi Nagano, the group’s lead singer, is a force of nature. Her voice maintains its singular sound regardless of the sonic mayhem playing out in the background, and her octaval range brings excitement to songs […]

Jaymes Young – Habits of the Heart (Sufjan Stevens Remake)

Whether it’s the opening bit where you sense the faint sound of steel drum-esque tones, or the distorted opening words, “I can’t say no, it’s ripping me apart” you should feel this. I recently read about a condition called auditory agnosia, the neurological disorder where you do not have an emotional response to music. I thought about […]