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DOJA CAT — SO HIGH (JANET JACK’s SON edition)

Blow Weed Coke pop X
Speeding up the heartbeat
Banging in my chest

When you put it on me
You relieve my stress
You got me so high
Takin’ deep, deep breaths”

Because Mondays can suck. Because Mondays can be awesome. Because Mondays are the start of the week for many people. Because Mondays don’t matter for others. Because so many people have so many different opinions about Mondays, here we are blessing you with something smooth to start the week and something mellow and swaggy to ease you into the end of the work day, and that wonderful feeling you are about to feel when you wake up tomorrow and Tuesday has arrived.

Maybe your weekend was awesome, and maybe it was a mess full of drama. Maybe you had the best escape and the most relaxing time, and maybe you had your life turned upside down, but all any of that really means is that you are in desperate need of some good music, and that’s exactly what we have for here you right now; so just listen.

Janet Jack’s Son remix of Doja Cat‘s “So High” is truly all the stress and tension relief that you will need today. It’s full of a Timbaland style bounce that although sort of found on the original versoion, Janet Jack’s Son manages to beef up tremendously here on his edit, creating more of a never-ending bottom that vibrates up powerfully from the floor and right into your chest. Doja Cat‘s super sexy vocals are a lot more sultry on this edit to than they are on the original, making this overall edition pull itself together beautifully to give her smash tune a HELL of a lot more—oomph.

Crush a bit, little bit, roll it up, take a hit”

Whatever your passion or plans are afterwork today, enjoy this tune before you bolt out of the office or as you get home, get comfy and reach for your bowl, or, on the commute home to help you escape the Monday Blues and help you to prepare for a fast week to end the fastest month.

Rock out.


Grandpa Was A Lion — OS X

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10 cent women were stringing up 25 cent words from the ceiling”

Somedays we don’t feel like seeing anyone or doing a goddam thing. Some days it’s awesome to stay home all day and be able to get productive from the comfort of your own home. For those of you that partied all week with us and are have taken the weekend off too, here is a smooth experimental-folk tune for you to daydream in, and get away.

“OS X” by Grandpa Was A Lion is something I would love to hear in a TV show some day. I have my own ideas for the sort of scenes I could see it play to, but the fun of it is for you to make your own movie or television scene up, in your head. Pick the theme in your life that seems to be the most emotional of them all and run with that. Then, take the mental photos of moments from that theme that stand out to you the most and put together a four minute reel from it.  Now add this song to that reel and your scene has been perfected.


EMPT Wednesday Mini Mix

Last night I caught a beautiful film on Netflix titled Instructions Not Included. This film reminded me of how important it is to live in your now than everywhere else we get so caught up in within our minds. You know those places well: the old memories of killer vacations that we once went on, future vacations that we are about to embark in, and how we go to those same kind of places when it comes to loves too, both old and new. It reminded me that none of the things we pursue are worth pursuing because while we are out running around chasing everything that is so vividly elusive, the world around us is gradually passing by and slowly deteriorating who we could be.

I guess that’s why I made this small mini mix for today. It is a reminder to myself that great music is everywhere out there waiting for us to find it and spread its wings in order for it to fly. What good is it for it to be created if we’re just going to be so stubbornly stuck listening to old songs on repeat? Not I, and not today.

Today I’m going to remind myself that the greatest adventures in my life are the ones that I never see coming. That the best vacations I have had are the ones that showed me something new and made me want to relive them all these years later. And so that’s exactly what this mix is. It is a new land that you have never been on before filled with a bunch of new experiences in form of sonic excursions that will make the adventure another unique moment in life because life should only be lived in the moments that are here right now, in the very first place.

Last night I learned that 7 years on this earth are the same as 70 years or 700 years if you live them to the fullest. That there is no difference in them as long as you live a full life and that every moment lived becomes yet another unique adventure that you will some day wish to relive over-and-over again.

Someone once described Et Musique Pour Tous as that friend that you sit with under the stars and share music with while talking about your lives to one another. I hope that this is how today’s post makes you feel, and that the music is just the background noise to our continuous conversations, and, that for as long as the stars continue to twinkle, you and I can continue to chat.

with you,

I can be crazy, I can be crazy,

because that’s what people do.”

Escape.

Soundcloud has decided to give you other music rather than the playlist, so go here for it: https://soundcloud.com/roypereznyc/sets/new-music-tuesday-by-et


Hayden James – Something About You

What about a hit?
What about a hit of your look”

Future Classic does it again! The label released their “Teen Idols” compilation back in December- the pearl of which was Hayden James’s “Something About You”. It has a certain smoothness to it which is also quite captivating. The groove is bouncy despite it’s repetitive nature, while also charming the audience. Based out of Australia, Hayden’s popularity has been blowing up these past couple of months- and he’s smack dab in the middle of his Australian tour. Last year you may have caught him opening during ODESZA’s tour. Let’s just say he’s doing things.. things I’d like to witness firsthand!

Can you imagine the vibe of his live shows? This track is happy; it’s something you can dance to. It’s a song your respective DJ should be playing before the night is over. It’s a unique blend of emotions that Hayden seems to have mastered like few others are able to do; it’s more than a catchy beat. I’m willing to bet you’ll be hearing more of Hayden James this year.


Disiz – Toussa Toussa

About a month ago I went on a serious French rap binge looking for music to curate a new spot called Bardot, Michael Mina’s new restaurant at the Cosmopolitan in Vegas . I came across so many jams during my hunt but one of my favorites is by French rapper/actor Sérigne M’Baye Gueye aka Disiz. Produced by Statik Selektah, this track is pure simplicity – Jazz over breaks. Great rappers bring tracks to life and that’s exactly what Disiz does to this beat, providing a barrage of flows that keep your mind dancing top to bottom as you try to keep up with the ever-changing and evolving flows and patterns. The song is about big talkers…

Ok, ok t’es un bandit, t’es un méchant, Toussa Toussa
T’as tué des gens, tu t’fais beaucoup d’argent, Toussa Toussa
A c’qui paraît tu rappes trop bien mais c’est quand ? Où ça ? Où ça ?”

Posing and fronting is an epidemic everywhere these days and we’re all victims of it. We expect people to look a certain way, to act a certain way—to be in a certain place in their lives. Most of those expectations aren’t even our own since they’re just driving by culture, but they certainly dictate how we navigate and interpret the world. Everyone’s growth throughout life is different and no matter what facade you and I put out when interacting with the real world that’s not going to change. Knowing that, why aren’t we all honest with each other when communicating? Fear has a lot to do with it, fear of rejection, of failure etc, but how much richer would our relationships be if the fear of being honest didn’t exist? Just something to think about, unfortunately I don’t have much time to get in to it today.

Anyways, after being blown away by the rap scene in the Dominican Republic and then listening to the best of French Hip Hop, my love for the international emcee is at an all time high. Paris is calling big time right now, I need to get out there and hang with these dudes. In the meantime, rocking to these dope ass records will do. Enjoy.


Rae Sremmurd — No Type (Pitch Invader Remix)

I fly by the seat of my pants, and make my own rules in a world made up of rules that other people less knowledgeable than all us made. I walk the way I want regardless of how a horoscope says that I should, and I enjoy music and writing from a perspective that sees them breathing as one, yet living individually on their own. You may not like what you read or what we have to say sometimes, but then you come back and tell yourself that you are here for the music.

The truth remains that people will always judge something once it is created, yet they have no idea what it took to even get it there. It’s easy to complain without solutions—monkeys even do it through sign language, but to learn something from the very beginning, and then to master it takes a special type of person, and while you may think that you are special because your momma told you so, until you have created something of value that the masses acknowledge, maybe you should just listen.

Pitch Invader absolutely rocked this remix of the Ear Drummers hit single No Type. He took the best part of it and made it a Space Age Dance House banger splashed with robotic vocals and video game synths to take us for a nothing less than exhilarating ride. Think of yourself as driving in your favorite sports car through your favorite city’s highways while empty, and speeding at 165MPH, and this is exactly what you will find when you hit play below. For me, it would probably be Tokyo these days, and the car? Maybe just a GTR.

Fly.

About the Artist
Born on the planet DISC09, the Pitch Invader has traveled from planet to planet with his sidekick, Gigs, spreading the futuristic tones of his homeland. Next stop? Earth…

Shura – Indecision (Jungle Remix)

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I’m beginning to see indecision as a form of reckless passivity, another self-deprecating behavior that justifies itself via chronic remorse. In a world stimulated by action and reaction, where fear and love are the driving forces behind the choices we make, it becomes necessary to realize that indecision is a choice and duality is the human condition. Embracing the power of opposites is necessary when striving for balance; as such our choices are usually motivated by attaining pleasure and avoiding pain. Oftentimes we overestimate the ability our ability to exercise control over the events in our life and we are overwhelmed by the multiplicity of choices. The chaos of indecision can be extremely debilitating; feeling scattered and anxious, we end up wallowing in a mire of self-doubt, exhausted and feeling stagnant as ever. Enslaved by the ego, our resistance to facing our own truth ends up perpetuating that which we fear most.

When no risk is taken there is no freedom. 

“We are accustomed to think that, if there is any freedom at all, it resides, not in nature, but in the separate human will and its power of choice.

But what we ordinarily mean by choice is not freedom. Choices are usually decisions motivated by pleasure and pain, and the divided mind acts with the sole purpose of getting ‘I’ into pleasure and out of pain. 

But the best pleasures are those for which we do not plan, and the worst part of pain is expecting it and trying to get away from it when it has come. You cannot plan to be happy. You can plan to exist, but in themselves existence and non-existence are neither pleasurable nor painful…”

-Alan Watts

Rant inspired by this groovy track. If you so choose to indulge:


Tesla55 – It’s You (Bishiclet Remix)

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Everyone wants to make music, but nobody wants to learn their notes. Everyone wants six-pack abs and to be in super shape, yet no one wants to work out for three hours at the gym daily. Everyone wants to play basketball, but no one wants to spend their summers in basketball camp while all of their friends are partying. My point? People want and feel that they can do every single thing better than others, but have zero foundation, or any real knowledge of what to do to get there.

Sure, it’s super easy to critique something that exists when you see it because you have no idea what it took to get it there, so yes, of course you think you can make it better. The fact of the matter remains that you cannot. You can’t tell someone what is wrong with their music if you don’t know notes, progressions, the theory of voice leading, how balance in mixing works and why. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg amongst various other factors that exist in order to do so, as well.

Instead, we give you the best of the best because you rely on us to do so. I mean, who has time to sift through thousands of submissions a day and find something that will resonate with the masses? And even then, nine times out of ten, we’re looking for stuff that’s going to resonate with the tastemakers and not the masses. You know, the guys and gals who affect the opinions of the stars and bloggers you follow. That’s right because even the influencers to you have influencers to them, and somewhere in that totem pole of music, near the very top, is where we sit.

So here we are again today, supplying you guys with the daily dosage of sonic antioxidants and steroids for your workouts, pre-game festivities, or simple pre happy hour jolt in form of a Bishiclet Remix to Tesla55’s “It’s You“. It’s quite the afternoon rush to get you psyched for the last few hours of your nine to fives, if anyone still even has any of those, and it’s a delicious little electro dance/deep house soundbite otherwise if anyone is cutting school, work, or even life and hooky jamming it up on this beautiful American afternoon.

Life is too short for all that work noise anyway.


Slow Magic – Waited 4 U (ODESZA Remix)

ODESZA re-vamped Slow Magic’s original “Waited 4 U”, adding several layers of interesting sounds to the mix. The original is mellow, with the focus primarily on the minimality of the keyboard and pulsating sounds of the steady percussion. It’s very inconspicuous.. then comes along ODESZA, and the song itself yells, “Listen to me! I’m more than a chill background setting! I waited for YOU!”

I, for one, am enthralled by the transformation. There’s a lot more life in this track. Even though only 4 words are sung throughout, I really feel them in this version of the song; I can feel the pain in his voice. It also sticks to the inside of my eardrums. Earlier today I’d been listening to it, went to lunch, and found myself whistling the melody!

Slow Magic has produced two albums, the most recent of which I’ve given a proper listen. “Girls” was the first track to capture my attention. If you’re into Chrome Sparks or MMOTHS, it will be worth your while to pursue Slow Magic. Happy listening!


Joey Bada$$ – Piece of Mind

What’s life like now trying to figure out…”

Piece of Mind, my favorite Joey Bada$$ song of the moment starts off like that and it couldn’t be more appropriate with my ever-changing, forever growing wonder with life. I’ve been on earth in the physical form for 30 years and not a day goes by when I’m not in utter amazement at what an incredibly mysterious place this is. I watched the night turn to day on Saturday morning, up on my friends rooftop I saw the moon fade into the abyss while the almighty sun rose in all it’s grandeur. The colors of the sky changing and morphing in a way no description or picture could come anywhere close to capturing, it was surreal. As humans we’re so self-centered but that dawn I realized we’re not even close to the most interesting thing happening on earth. I mean we’re a part of that amazement but we separate ourselves because we’re self-centered. What’s even wilder is that we haven’t even fully developed the senses to fully perceive the world around us. That night I realized I know longer want to know, I want to wonder…

And what’s life like for me? It’s but a dream
Everything ain’t what it seems, up underneath
The surface is but a screen,
we only see what we know…”

We’re obsessed with certainty, its human nature to constantly want to acquire knowledge, grow and explore but are we even capable of understanding and learning what really going in the way we’ve been going about it? Can our eyes truly see the world around us as it is, are they the right tool for the job? Maybe it’s the third eye. We look at the world through programming as it is so how can we possibly wonder or embrace the mystery of this magical place while wearing these cultural and psychological blinders?

I really don’t know the answer to those questions but I think it has something to do with the imagination. Reason, logic, philosophy and all those human made tools are too limited, you really have to open your mind to something else. In this abstract way watching the sky go from night to day is such a majestic and beautiful way made me feel like there’s no reason for me to remain the same. If I die and my mind hasn’t evolved to Space Age levels then I’ve wasted my potential,

Bet next time you see us, we gonna be our best…”

This track puts me back in that mornings zone, where just looking at the massive sky was so much more mind-blowing, interesting and captivating than scrolling through a tumblr on Intstagram picture. It was simply too big and powerful for the iPhone, which in itself is a marvel. Peter Thiel talks about the power law, earthly things we obsess over have nothing on the creativity of our planet. Enjoy.