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Kid Cudi & Consquence – Buggin Out 2009


New mixtape from J. Period & Q-Tip. The production quality of old school Tribe is unmatched in the laptop producer age, it’s very refreshing to hear some good old analog in the space age. Download the mixtape here.

Ayo a few new stations put me in rotation.
They’ve embraced the martian, congratulations.”

Kid Cudi & Consquence – Buggin Out 2009


Dead Prez vs. Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks Of Hip Hop

I’m not usually into mash-ups but my friend Will sent me this a few weeks ago and I thought it was great. Dead Prez is an underground hip-hop group known for their socially conscious and politically charged lyrics. Though never achieving much commercial success they’ve garnered incredible respect and street credibility from both fans and fellow artist. Hip Hop, the most well known song from their 2000 LP Let’s Get Free, is an attack on the commercialization and exploitation of hip hop. This song was written in 2000 so the downfall of Hip Hop had already begun with the questionable leadership of Puff Daddy and post Hard Knock Life Jay-Z. Two Weeks by Grizzly Bear is a great song, I won’t say much about it so the focus remains on the Dead Prez lyrics, but enjoy the mash-up, we don’t post many.

Dead Prez – Hip Hop

Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks

Dead Prez vs. Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks Of Hip Hop


Ratatat – Mirando

Anyone know what car that is? I’ve been looking for an excuse to post this picture and Mirando is more than a reasonable one. The production on this track is technical mastery. 8 Bit bounce anyone? Enjoy.

Ratatat - Mirando - Single - Mirando

Ratatat – Mirando


Telepathe – So Fine

“The future for us is about making many more records and not getting attached to any certain process of music making. We always want a good challenge. We never want to be locked into any certain genre or whatever.”

Similar to Bat For Lashes’ Daniel, Telepathe’s So Fine is the more accessible single from an album full of experimentation and avant-garde weirdness. This song, along with a few others on Telepathe’s new album Dance Mother, was produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek and his influence could be more prevalent.  Haunting synths, dark landscapes and supreme creativity all while providing the essential bang bang element. Great video and great track from one of our favorite Brooklyn crews, enjoy.

Telepathe – So Fine


Le Miel du Mois: Julliet

Apparently it’s July, welcome. A lot happened for us in June, we had the most traffic EMPT had ever seen and got shut down in the same month. Our diabolical hosting company Gisol Inc. stole our website and content so we’ve had to rebuild from scratch – no easy task. But atlas there is light at the end of the tunnel and what could be more suitable to celebrate our return then announcing the July version of Steph Lund’s beloved Le Miel du Mois! With that said, here is an excerpt from Steph hinting at the masterminding that helps create this tape:

Le Miel du Mois: Juillet: With the constant rain in June and thinking about the intense heat on its way, this mix reflects the restlessness of summer.
Spotlight Track: The last track is from Paris based artist Three Leaves and a Head – a remix of Radiohead’s Reckoner, off the In Rainbows album. I first heard of Three Leaves and a Head from We All Want Someone To Shout For.
Remixes of Radiohead are a bit touchy for me, because I don’t see how most tracks can improve, however, these subtle enhances Three Leaves and a Head accomplished are really beautiful and a perfect way to end this mix. Check out Three Leaves and a Head’s Myspace page which also includes a remix of Nude.

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1. Feist – My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Remix)

Feist – My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Remix)

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2. We Have Band – Hear It In the Cans (DIY Version)
3. Sleigh Bells – Ring Ring
4. Holy Ghost – Hold On
5. James Yuill – No Surprise
6. Paul and the Patients – Blogspot Nick Seely Remix
7. The Big Pink – Velvet
8. Zambri – Easier
9. Jack Peñate – Tonight’s Today
10. Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career
11. Breakbot – Summer Party
12. Bat for Lashes – Trophy
13. La Roux – Bulletproof (Live at Glastonbury)
14. Radiohead – Reckoner (Three Leaves and A Head Remix)


Lykki Li – Everybody But Me

The lyrics for this song are amazing, you’d be hard-pressed to find that kind of honesty in music, much less people. I’ve been partying and going to concerts so much lately I think it’s time for me to start relating to this song for a while. We’ll see how long it last, enjoy.

When everybody’s drinking (I don’t want to)
When everybody’s smoking (I don’t need more)
When everybody’s fooling (I don’t want to)
Everybody but me, yeah”

Lykke Li – Everybody But Me


Harlem – South of France

The Black Lips, The Walkmen, Eat Skull, The Kills, Electric Tickle Machine, The White Stripes,  I’m starting to wonder if my lo-fi obsession will ever fade. Harlem, a band a discovered about a year ago is one of my favorites in the genre. Hailing from Austin, Texas they’ve garnered many comparisons to the aforementioned but as usual just because it’s lo-fi doesn’t mean its the same. South of France is among the noteworthy tracks from their Free Drugs LP, I’ll be posting a few more. I can’t really make out most of the lyrics but its something about partying with tanned topless girls on the beach, taking drugs and drunken cabs with strangers – things all very dear to me. I’m headed to a small island 30 miles south of Cape Cod next week and this is how we set the mood, enjoy.

Harlem – South of France


Daft Punk – Nightvision (The Twelves Cover)

So I’ve been a little bored of the new stuff lately and as I was just about to head back into the comfort of the past for today’s post I got an email from Steph Lund (Le Miel du Mois) telling me to check out the latest from The Twelves. As usual, they nail the remix/cover and while not as hype as most their works, it completely holds up in quality.  If you haven’t heard of The Twelves by now I highly recommened going to town on google and checking them out. They are an extremely gifted production duo from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with a nack for making some of the best remixes you’ll hear. I skipped the A-Ha remix they did because it was getting blogged about too much but I’ll use this new song as an excuse to post it because it’s pretty damn good. Enjoy.

Daft Punk – Nightvision (The Twelves Cover)

Daft Punk – Nightvision (The Twelves Cover)

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A-Ha – Take On Me (The Twelves Remix)

A-Ha – Take On Me (The Twelves Remix)

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Jacqueline Taieb – 7 Heures du Matin

The Ye-Ye movement was emblematic of the French 60s. With singers such as France Gall, Francoise Hardy or Sylvie Vartan, they represented a musical style very French, beautiful, innocent and naive to a provocative manner. Gainsbourg (already) was behind a few of them and composed playfully lyrics for them. France Gall famously sang “Annie loves lollipops, aniseed lollipops, when the sweet liquid runs down Annie’s throat, she is in paradise” with a voice lovely of candor…

One of the lesser known artist of the Ye-Ye movement is Jacqueline Taieb. Born in Tunisia, she moved to France early and quickly became a singer. The song below was her first hit at only 19. Called “7am” it is the story of a young student waking up early (at 7am) and detailling her fascination for Paul McCartney who she wishes could help her complete her homework.

Here again, you will see the naive accent and – honestly – can you resist her when she sings Elvis Presley?

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Jacqueline Taieb – 7 Heures du Matin


Ratatat – Wildcat

Someone had this song on their Top 10 best songs to have sex to. I don’t know what kind of furry fandom kinky shit this dude is getting into to find this appropriate for naughty time but I like it! Wildcat is one of the many impressive tracks from Ratatat’s 2nd LP Classics. It was on this album that fellow Skidmore heads Mike Stroud and Evan Mast took their production to a new level, introducing a wealth of new sounds and rhythms guranteed to keep you engaged and entertained the whole way through. Enjoy Wildcat, play it for your girlfriend or boyfriend and see if you get some ideas ; P

Ratatat – Wildcat