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EMPT Presents – W I N T E R : a n t i – s u m m e r 1 a by Ryan Radler

Ryan sent me this last weekend when it was actually snowing in the city. It was Halloween weekend and all of a sudden there was miserable snow everywhere threatening to ruin all the crazy festivities. I DJ’d at Elle that and then somehow ended up in a Brooklyn warehouse Halloween party till like 9 the next day so I didn’t get to post this when it was most appropriate. Either way, the snow might be gone but old man winter is only getting started and for that reason it’s my pleasure to welcome back Mr. Radler and his new cold busting mix tape – W I N T E R : a n t i – s u m m e r. This is we’ve heard from Ryan since the last epic series and it’s absolutely wonderful. It starts off with Bombay by Guicho for crying out loud, it that’s not an instant mood changer I don’t know what is.. After that it’s just feel good after feel good so if you’re feeling down about this cold or the fact that it’s Monday this was made for you.

I love it when I can depend on something or someone for quality. For example, you buy an Apple product because you know it’s going to be good, you go to the best restaurant because you can expect them to deliver, athletes get paid the big bucks to perform at the time when everyone expects them to.

I see God in the instruments and mechanisms that work reliably.” – Buckminster Fuller

I’ve only known Ryan for a short time but his musical offerings have become synonymous with a unique, high quality listening experience and I love it. Anyways, press play on this one and feel good ASAP! Here are some words from the curator himself, enjoy.

Soooooo, my month break is up. It’s now fucking cold here in LA. I just took a spin in the car around Downtown LA and previewed this new Winter mix with the windows down and the cold night air whistling across my face. I have to admit, I am definitely a Summer kind-of-guy. But, I believe our wonderful world is one of balance and I suppose our 4 seasons should never be taken for granted. The music I have collected for this mix reminds me of the time of year when we get the first freeze. In one 32 degreed moment the plants and trees cease growing and begin shedding their leaves and seeds, nuts and berries. Rejuvenation in the cycle of life depends on the ebb and flow of the seasonal balance. May this mix represent a step in the direction of that idea.

***This first Winter mix is dedicated specifically to the East Coast with respect to the people who have been unfortunately affected by the unexpected, early winter weather. 
Hopefully you can get this up before the snow melts!

W I N T E R :  a n t i – s u m m e r  1 a

1. Bombay – EL GUICHO
2. Always A Relief – THE RADIO DEPT.
3. Black Hills – GARDENS & VILLA (EASY TIGER REMIX)
4. Luckycharm / Intuition (A Cappella) – ADA (ERLEND ØYE)
5. In The Flowers – ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
6. Santa Fe – BEIRUT
7. Vireo’s Eye – FUTURE ISLANDS
8. Collapsing At Your Doorstep – AIR FRANCE
9. Feels Like Heaven – ADVENTURE
10. Tears Roll Down – TEARS FOR FEARS
11. Mer Du Japon – AIR
12. Fractales Pt. 1 – APPARAT
13. Be Cool – GOLDEN AGES (BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD REMIX)
14. Burial Grounds – AIRLINES
15. You Can – BODY LANGUAGE (KEEP SHELLY IN ATHENS REMIX)
16. Open Season – HIGH HIGHS

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Aout 2011

Like the flowers needs the rain, like blind man needs his cain, I need you…

If you haven’t noticed mixtapes are a big deal around these parts but there’s none more significant than our beloved LMDM by Steph Lund. Month after month, no matter the weather, you can come here and find a new fresher than the last mixtape and for that we’re so thankful. I don’t know about you guys but my months don’t feel like they can’t start until I hear the tape and since music is a drug that means I’m pretty much addicted to LMDM. Actually, I know I’m not alone, I’ve seen some other addicts tweeting and commenting when the tape isn’t out in time…

Like the darkness needs the night and the moon glow needs the light, I need you…
Like a person needs his soul like the winter needs the cold, I need you…
Like the fire needs the air I won’t burn unless your there, I need you…” – Frankie Beverly & Maze – I Need You

Somehow Steph always manages to put it all in perspective with songs that make you sit down chill out and think and then immediately after another to make you get up and dance. I don’t let too many girls play with my emotions but when it comes to LMDM I’m daytime television baby. Alright, the day is young but there’s much to do so check out the new disclaimer and take a ride, enjoy.

There are many ways to listen to LMDM but I highly recommend you do as I do – press play, sit back and put your trust in Steph. A lot of thought was given to the sequence so no fast forwarding, no rewinding, no flipping, just listening…

Beirut’s Port of Call is my favorite track off of their new album, so I wanted to open the mix with it. I also included Air France’s new song, which after a bit of a hiatus, its exactly what I could have hoped for. Not everything is new which I think makes for a more interesting lmdm like the Santogold remix which means more to me in using it two years later than when it first came out. Andddd its August…”

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Tracklisting:

  1. Beirut – Port of Call
  2. On-The-Go – In The Wind
  3. Chrome Sparks – All There Is (feat. Steffaloo)
  4. Discovery – Osaka Loop Line
  5. Errors – Supertribe
  6. Santogold – You’ll Find A Way (Switch and Sinden Remix)
  7. Holiday Shores – Phones Don’t Feud
  8. Air France – It Feels Good to Be Around You”
  9. Neon Indian – Polish Girl
  10. Wise Blood – Someday (Stroked Tribute)
  11. Atlas Sound – Spring Time Instrumental
  12. Donora – I Think I Like You
  13. Priors – What You Need (Le Crayon Sidechain Edit)

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Octobre

Well, the E.M.P.T. pre-party for our bigger and badder one year anniversary party was a huge success and we’d like to take a moment to thank everyone that made it out, we enjoyed your company and hope to have more and more reasons to keep celebrating, see you in November.

As many of you know, the first of the month on E.M.P.T. means a new tape from mixtape guru Steph Lund. However, I was in severe recovery mode after the party so not much got done around these parts so this months mixtape will be a day late but here nevertheless. Without further ado, here are some words from the genius herself, enjoy.

Le Miel du Mois: Octobre

The art of “the repeat”. When I fall in love with a song, its always the same, I can tell instantly whether I am going to completely love it in the first 10 seconds. This is usually followed by playing the song over and over until I can anticipate every beat and lyric.

Le Miel du Mois repeats one of my new favorite artists: UK’s The xx. Enjoy, and be sure to: repeat.”

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  1. The Xx – Intro
  2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Soft Shock (Them Jeans Acoustic Remix)
  3. X-Wife – On the Radio
  4. Sleigh Bells – Infinity Guitars
  5. Tiesto – Feel It In My Bones (Feat. Tegan and Sarah)
  6. The Xx – Crystalized
  7. Metric – Gold Guns Girls
  8. Fake Blood – Fix Your Accent
  9. CSS – Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
  10. Lykke Li -  Breaking It Up
  11. Sean Bones – Dancehall
  12. Beirut – My Wife, Lost In The Wild
  13. Dntel – Last Songs
  14. LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
  15. Cold Cave – Life Magazine
  16. Hooray for Earth – Surrounded By Your Friends
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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Septembre

It’s the first of the month, so cash your checks and get up.” – Bone Thugs

Aside from the usual check cashing  and up getting, the first of the month is always exciting for us because it means a new version of Steph Lund’s Le Miel du Mois premiere’s on E.M.P.T. Since it’s inception back in May Le Miel du Mois has been downloaded over 800 times, and that’s not counting the nearly month long shut down we had to overcome. This popular mixtape displays a broad yet refined taste in countless genres, styles and feelings – quite fresh. This is one that needs to be listen to the whole way though as all the songs come together to paint a coherent experience. So without further ado, here are some words from the mastermind herself, enjoy.

Septembre. septembre. les feuilles. le vent. The beautiful feeling of fall across your neck, buzzing through your hair, down to your legs making you run faster and faster until you fall oh into fall into fall into fall. This mix is a little bit softer than the summer mixes. The second to last track is Fever Ray. I was first introduced to Fever Ray a few months ago, when I received it in the mail from The Album Club. If you haven’t heard about the UK’s TAC yet, I suggest you check it out here: http://www.thealbumclub.com/concept.php. Fever Ray is the debut solo album from The Knife’s frontwoman, Karin Dreijer Andersson. I love Karin’s voice, ever since I fell in love with Röyksopp’s “What Else Is There” released in ’05. She is eccentric and eclectic and sometimes her vocals and lyrics scare me, but nevertheless keep me wanting more:

Fever Ray’s If I Had A Heart lyrics:

This will never end
cause i want more
more, give me more, give me more”

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Beirut – Postcards From Italy

I posted the new video for “La Llorona” (cry baby in spanish) yesterday and I have to admit, at first listen I was completely lost, then amazed, then lost again. That song is so theatrical and epic, it’s fantastic. You feel like your watching a movie, what kind I don’t know. Here’s “Postcards from Italy,” another great song from their upcoming March Of The Zapotec EP scheduled for a February 17 release in the US. High quality.

Beirut – Postcards From Italy