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Category Archives: Classics

Quincy Jones: Honey, We Have No Music Industry

“If you don’t like the system simply create one of your own.” – Our Band Could Be Your Life (Book). Ever since getting my Masters in Music Business I have been so inspired to do things that I never thought I would be doing beyond just making music for myself and artists alike.  It feels great […]

The Who – Sparks

Tommy Effect: noun  (with reference to psychoacoustics) the phenomenon whereby a single and/or multiple sounds within a complex moment or system can have immense effects which remain ubiquitous for the remainder of a lifetime. The conversation you have with someone about the moment they fell in love with music is passionate. It feels like one of the easiest ways to […]

Betty Wright – Clean Up Woman

By now you’ve heard of Lorde, the 17-year old pop sensation who has  taken over international airwaves with a slew of stripped-down, subtle hip-hop crossovers. It’s exciting when someone so young comes out of nowhere to score a huge hit, especially one with such an “authentic” image (in these days of Photoshop and costumery, anyone […]

.WAVs Boat Party – August 2013

A Friday night in New York City presents itself with endless opportunities from week to week when it’s not summer, so you can imagine my excitement when I was told about this party happening on Friday, that will bring together all of the best things of summer and music. An outdoor range of music performances […]

Ebo Taylor – Atwer Abroba

You know what no one has said, ever? “This song has too many horns in it.” Or “Hey, this is great, but could we turn the horns down a little?” Or “Why does it have to be a horn section? Couldn’t it just be one horn?” Horns are great, always, period. Case in point: This […]

EMPT Classic: Penguin Prison – Don’t Fuck With My Money (Official Video)

This only seemed fitting considering the way our world is being run as we speak, all the chaos and conspiracies…or are they?  Ha, I really don’t know nor do I like to stress myself out about politics, but man no one is going to play games with ‘my money’! Here is a nice relevant classic […]

Chromatics — Ceremony (New Order Cover ft. Ida No)

I love holidays in New York City.  It gives me a chance to breath the true beauty of such an incredible place.  My one and only, first true love, is NYC, so I’m always so excited to have the closest thing to alone time that I can with her. Ceremony (New Order Cover ft. Ida […]

Marvin Gaye vs. Pryda – Too Busy Thinking About Leja

Think less, do more. I tend to over think things. Whether it’s where to go to eat or what song to listen to while I’m working out, I’m constantly plagued by indecisiveness and procrastination. Maybe it’s the English major in me, but I tend to analyze every aspect of my life, from where my life […]

Spin Doctors – Two Princess (G Templeton & Branded James Remix)

Children of the early 80’s that were –or so we believed– at our prime during the 90’s remember quite vividly the Spin Doctor’s album Pocket Full of Kryptonite and it’s famous hit single Two Princess. I will not go into details about the things I was trying to do to that song — many times. […]

Soul II Soul – Back To Life (Follow Me Remix)

Being a child of the 80’s who really lived the 90’s I can attest to how popular and hard hittin’ Back To Life (or how it was popularly known: However Do You Want Me). It seems the New York duo of Follow Me want to solidify themselves as the kings of soulful R&B classics remixes. […]