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Et Musique Pour Tous Presents: Les Auteurs — Ashley Jordan Lane

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Whereever you go, there you’ll be.”

My ex-boyfriend’s mom told me that. After four years I was leaving, and this was the message I took with me. After you leave once, it is easier to spot exits in life. Constantly trying to hop to the next place, avoiding the feeling of quicksand in the present time. When you have the urge for change, to travel, to leave, the only thing harder than leaving is staying there. But we do what you are not supposed to do in quicksand, which I gather from Indiana Jones and Blazing Saddles, which is to hold very still. And breath.

This is a mix about travelling. Not “The Best Roadtrip Mix Ever”. This is the short story about the cliffs and valleys of the wanderers.  We are all familiar with the phrase “not all wanderers are lost” and this is the playlist for those wanderers.  They are using looking for someone, generally themselves.

Enjoy the ride.

Bob Dylan-Subterranean Homesick Blues: I digress. This is the perfect roadtrip song. This song should start all of your trips. The roots of the song coming from his Beats influence. The conflict of the straight and square. The contract between what is expected and where you are going.

Parov Stelar – The Sun (Featuring Graham Candy): This track is the moment you are on your first traveller’s high. Either mentally or otherwise. You got your footing in a new place. Confidence has come back to you after fumbling languages, upsidedown maps and seeing the same road twice. Swaying to the heavy base set down by Parov Stelar and the raspy vocals of Graham Candy, you glide.

Joăo Gilberto – Bim Bom: This is a song for landing on your feet. I found this song on an album in the kitchen of the Airbnb I stayed in in Rome. The homeowner left espresso and this CD in the player to listen to. It was warped and scratched as it had been listened to so much. I asked him about the CD when I was checking out which was titled Songs of Brasil. He had always wanted to go to Brazil and live there. He listened to this CD every day. I listented to it every morning and I felt like I was home in his little kitchen with his little espresso maker and this song playing through the little player. The song sounds like the OM sound for travelling. The perfect balance sound. Comfortable on your feet on new soil.

Tom Odell – Another Love (Zwette Edit) : This is a recent release. And the song is a release. Tom Odell has the vocals you want to hear from your lovers and friends. It’s hopeful, dreamy. “And I wanna kiss you, make you feel alright | I’m just so tired to share my nights | I wanna cry and I wanna love | But all my tears have been used up.”  The highlight, the nectars of travelling are the kisses and deep talks with strangers and those intense connections you make quickly and deeply with all of your being. Sharing secrets with people who you will never see again. It is amazing, the secrets you share with strangers you will never see again. This track is for the beer at the bar with your new lovers and friends. For the quick, deep cuts and connections you get on a trip. The ones that leave scars you look at lovingly in a year or five. Still able to taste the memory on your palette.

Frank Ocean – Super Rich Kids: Depending on where you go, you will come across the rich kids. We all are when we travel. You save up so you can be stupid. Be reckless. No one is there watching. The freedom to be the new person you want to be. Any status. From anywhere you want. Trying out accents and zip codes and seeing what fits. This is the creation of you for the moment. The confident, newfound you. And Frank Ocean should be on all travelling mixes.

Milky Chance – Stolen Dance (Radio Edit): The thing about wandering is you need to be comfortable with yourself. This is the time you get in to your head. Why did you leave in the first place for? This song from Milky Chance is the song that comes on at the first hard spot of a trip. Knees are scuffed. When you first fall, the contents of what you were caring around with you spills out and you have to pick it all up, one by one and pick yourself up. We need to look at all of this stuff you cary with out and choose to let some things go.

Caribou – I Can’t Do Without You: When wandering, there is a time you will get home sick. You will miss someone or something or familiarity. It is that sinking feeling in your stomach and usually has bad timing. This song. This song has  that feeling. The opening just has the repeating line “I can’t do without you”  which explodes into the  rest of the music and sound. The beginning acting more like that voice in your head. Not able to shake it, just have to let yourself acknowledge that. This track is from the new Caribou album Our Love.

We are not wondering lost forever. We have wander lust, forever.

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EMPT Presents – S U M M E R : a n t i – w i n t e r 2A by Ryan Radler

Last week we experienced some major player hating from The Man that eventually led to a subpar release of anti-winter 3A. If you haven’t heard or downloaded that one yet check out last weeks post here and spread the word, the kid Ryan Radler is bringing nothing but heat and something that good should not be left unknown. We’ve had many set backs with The Industry & it’s minions in our day but every time we come back swinging even harder and this time it’s no different. We’re 4 weeks and running with exclusive releases of the absolute best summer mixtape series on the web and we couldn’t be more excited about it. When we’re done with the anti-winter series I’m going to do a post featuring all of them so you guys can see just what this guy is doing here. From the custom artwork to the limitless sounds, these tapes are bleeding style and we can’t take ’em for granted…

I ended up spending the entire winter of 2011 developing all my mixes. Cold, blustery weekends you could find me snug in my loft researching and archiving the songs that I would then throw into Logic Pro for the fine-tuning mix sessions. In a cathartic twist, projecting myself into the Summer through the mixes actually made me forget the void left after the January heat wave in LA. I have channeled my “yearning for Summer” through these mixes and now, after many months, we have finally arrived!

We like to use music around these parts for all sorts of healing so that philosophy is right up our alley. Is it just me or does that blonde have really nice hair? Alright, I’m gonna go get all my work done to this fantastic soundtrack, you should do the same. Enjoy.

S U M M E R : a n t i – w i n t e r 2A

1. Bermuda – KISSES
2. Eastover Wives – DENT MAY
3. Got Blinded – TORO Y MOI
4. Gone for Summer – TEEN DAZE
5. Albatross – FLEETWOOD MAC
6. Stillness is The Move – DIRTY PROJECTORS (HIDDEN CAT REMIX)
7. She Comes Alive – BABY MONSTER
8. From the Morning Heat – CRAFT SPELLS
9. Tunnelvision – HERE WE GO MAGIC (TEEN DAZE REMIX)
10. Summer Samba (So Nice) [Samba de Verão] – WALTER WANDERLEY
11. Weak Condition – MAXX FEMM (PAUL LAYTON)
12. Wait and See – HOLY GHOST
13. Que Veux Tu – YELLE (MADEON REMIX)
14. The Bay – METRONOMY (EROL ALKAN REMIX)
15. Do You Believe – POOLSIDE
16. Freebirds – LOVER LOVER
17. Sun – CARIBOU
17. I Want You – MARVIN GAYE

EMPT Presents – S U M M E R: a n t i-w i n t e r 2 A by Ryan Radler by Et Musique Pour Tous

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Juin 2011

The second I pressed play on this tape I had to stop dead in my tracks to sit back and take it all in. It’s only Wednesday and this has already been one heck of a week…

That’s why I’m heading for the coast, it’s the only reside I know… – Loud Valley

Of course, dead smack in the middle of it all Steph sends me  a therapy session in the form of a mixtape that puts everything in perspective. The first five songs in this tape were meant to be together, in that order and released on June 15th, 2011. If you’re busy, overwhelmed with work and need something counter the load put this on repeat, it’s guaranteed to make it better. If you’re an LMDM fan you already know each tape stands along and this one is no different.

I myself have a bunch to do before heading to the water this weekend but I had to share this new tape with you before doing anything, enjoy.

The artist I am most excited about this month is Metronomy. Check them out if you haven’t already. They have three albums and have done many many amazing remixes. Another is Connan Mockasin, another UK based artist, but native to New Zealand. I couldn’t contain my excitement and amazement for CM’s video for “Dolphin Love” when my friend Maggie Godwin first showed it to me. Read her post and watch the video here. Connan supported Mystery Jets for a London show last summer and most recently opened for Warpaint on their UK tour.

Le Miel du Mois at work? That’s much better than work at work! Download

Tracklisting:

  1. Metronomy – She Wants
  2. Loud Valley – Daytona Beach
  3. Tiny Victories – Mr. Bones
  4. Danger Mouse – Two Against One
  5. Hurricane Bells – The Waiting Song
  6. Motorboater – Left Limb
  7. Caribou – Sun (Pyramid Remix)
  8. The Knocks – Dancing With The DJ
  9. Coma Cinema – Roadside Memorial
  10. You! – Heart (Walter Sobcek Remix)
  11. Ice Cream Shout – Tattooed Tears
  12. Body Language – Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix)
  13. Metronomy- The Looks
  14. The Cave Singers – Swim Club
  15. Connan Mockasin – It’s Choade My Dear

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Avril

And we’re back… First of all, let me say thanks to everyone who came to the very first Noctambule, the event was a huge success and it looks like we’ll be doing it again next week so stay tuned. Thanks to all the press people that showed love, thanks to the Jets players who showed and wish to remain anonymous, thanks to all my music friends, I love all of you all and it was a pleasure meeting all the new faces, let’s hang out soon. The Chainsmokers killed it.

I was in recovery mode most of yesterday so I’m a day late releasing the new installment of LMDM but it’s finally here and it rocks, as usual. However, this tape is nothing like the last but it’s still just as good if not better and it couldn’t be more in tune with the weather. Seriously, put on some headphones and go outside with LMDM Avril on, the shit just makes sense! Anyways, it’s been a long week and I’m trading Manhattan for the beach, enjoy…

Le Miel du Mois: Avril – this mix is mostly inspired by bands I recently saw at sxsw, one of the most funtastic musical adventures ever. happy spring xxsteph.

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Tracklisting:
  1. Pictureplane – Cyclical Cyclical (Atlantis)
  2. Tanlines -  Z
  3. The ABC Club – Thieving Magpie
  4. Keepaway -  Yellow Wings
  5. Polock – Fireworks
  6. Family of the Year – Princess & the Pea (feat. Willy Mason)
  7. Alaska in Winter – Berlin
  8. Caribou – Odessa
  9. Phenomenal Handclap Band – Baby (Clock Opera Remix)
  10. The Kissaway Trail – SDP
  11. Broken Bells – The High Road
  12. As the Stars Fall – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
  13. Liars – No Barrier Fun
  14. Local Natives – Wide Eyes