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EMPT Presents – S U M M E R : a n t i – w i n t e r 1 d by Ryan Radler

Warm enough yet? I think so and apparently so does Ryan Radler who is back in full effect with one of EMPT’s most treasured possessions, the 2012 collectors dream – S U M M E R : a n t i – w i n t e r. Or the best warm weather mixtape you’ll hear anywhere

This is incredible compared to anything else out there, it looks like it’s from another planet! – Steve Jobs

That’s how the tape starts and I won’t be the one to disagree. I don’t say that because we’re presenting it but because the time, energy and emotion captured in it says so. While we’re on the subject of Apple…

One of the things we’ve really learnt over the last 20 years is that while people would often struggle to articulate why they like something – as consumers we are incredibly discerning, we sense where has been great care in the design, and when there is cynicism and greed. It’s one of the thing we’ve found really encouraging. – Johnathan Ivy

Translation – you can’t fake the funk. Weather it’s song selection, transitions, delightful quotes or the unexpected curve balls (THE TONY HATCH ORCHESTRA – Bedazzled?! Word) the care and effort Ryan puts in to these shows. It’s one thing to make a tape full of what everyone is listening to already but it’s another to offer something new, challenge peoples taste and enlighten them – This is incredible compared to anything else out there. I could seriously talk about this all day because it really is the best and it makes me very proud that EMPT is bringing it to you. I’ve said it before but I can’t stress it enough, let it play as it was intended. I know all you ADHD having fools like skimming through music but do yourself some justice, press play and take a ride, enjoy.

S U M M E R : a n t i – w i n t e r 1 d :

ARCADE FIRE – Sprawl II (Damien Taylor Remix)
BROTHERTIGER – Lovers (Casa del Mirto Remix)
BEACH HOUSE – Equal Mind
THE TONY HATCH ORCHESTRA – Bedazzled
ABADABAD – California Birds
MARVIN GAYE – Sunny (Mercury Edit II)
BILLIE HOLIDAY – Speak Low (Bent Remix)
PORCELAIN RAFT – Drifting In and Out
MO KOLOURS – Mini Culcha (Beautiful Swimmers Remix)
MOON BOOTS – Got Somebody
LOVER LOVER – Embers
FM ATTACK – I Saw Her Dancing
METRONOMY – The Bay (Clock Opera Remix)
RINGO DEATHSTARR – Summertime

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The Drums – Me & The Moon (Clock Opera Remix)

The last time I posted a song by The Drums was back in 2009 when they released their Summertime! EP and though little mention has been made we’ve never stopped diggin’ the vintage style. Since then the trio has gained some serious recognition and just about mastered the reverb heavy post punk / indie pop sound. The simplicity of their lyrics, the generally light hearted approach production and their nostalgic Brit rock references make these guys very hard to pass up.

The original Me & The Moon sounds like something straight out of an 80’s teen flick. The way they capture that emotion and authenticity while never taking things too serious is a very mature approach greatly appreciated on this end. The recent Clock Opera remix holds true to this style while bringing it up to date in the best of ways. Clock Opera is one of the best capturing mixed feelings in music. His use of arpegios give his productions a very chill dreamlike quality perfect for zoning out on days like this. Speaking of zoning, its hard to focus with all this football going on so I’ll be signing off now. Can’t think of a better song for this Sunday morning though, enjoy.

The Drums – Me & The Moon (Clock Opera Remix)

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Septembre

A lot of exciting things are happening this month, Hear No Evil continues to lock in clients, EMPT did over 2 Terabytes of traffic last month which is flat out ridiculous for this underground baby, and moves are being made on a daily to keep things in motion – We get’s busy ya’ll. On top of all that I woke up not too long ago to work on this mixtape and I was in pure delight when I finally got to listen to this months LMDM. Steph and I call ourselves twins when it comes to music and the song selection, vibe, energy and good times represented in this tape couldn’t make that little inside joke more true. To put it simply, she killed it. All the haters who showed up last month, this tape is going to be tough to deal with so…

Don’t hold on too long cause that’s how them stories start out, and all the girls that played me eat your mother fucking heart out…- Drake (Unforgettable)

All the other mixtape makers who’ve followed our blueprint, we’re flattered but remember…

I’m We the best at, you know I ain’t no apprentice to this
Me and my ni%&a# we invented the shit
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We came into the business with this, The Originator, none greater
Jaz Steph-O finish this shit…” – Jay-Z (Jigga What, Jigga Who)

“There are a ton of amazing new indie and electro acts out right now. Lefse Records and Arcade Sound are two labels I always watch closely because they just seem to know how to pick em.

This month’s LMDM highlights a lot of new breakouts including Brooklyn based Bronze (unsigned), San Francisco’sBlackbird Blackbird (Arcade Sound) and Dominant Legs (Lefse Records), Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings (Old Flame Records), 19 year old Brooklyn based Oberhofer (7″ out on InSound now), Hamburg’s Dirty Disco Youth (Dim Mak) and Chicago’s My Gold Mask (unsigned). And with summer (sigh) over, these artists give us a lot to look forward to with a breath of fresh air in their respective indie and electro genres. Go get your hands on as much of their stuff as you can, support them and buy their EP’s/albums.” -The O.RI.GI.NA.TOR

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

Tracklisting:

1. The Meters – Hand Clapping Song
3. Cloud Nothings – Hey Cool Kid
4. Au Revoir Simone – Tell Me (Clock Opera Remix)
5. Oberhofer – I Could Go
6. Bronze – Deep Freeze
7. Dominant Legs – Clawing Out At the Walls
8. Blackbird Blackbird – Pure
10. Bill Withers – Who Is He (Henrik Schwarz Edit)
11. My Gold Mask – Bitches (The Hood Internet remix)
13. Summer Camp – Ghost Train
14. Dirty Disco Youth – Minds Off (Teen Symmetry Remix)
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Marina & The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (Clock Opera Remix)

This song is about your classic amateur league lovers, you know, the ones so stuck in their insecurities and limitations that they feel the need to assume a particular style or attitude when it comes to love affairs. I’ve always found it amusing when my girlfriends, the kind and loving P.Y.T.’s they are, try to switch up on me and act tough instead of just communicating their honest emotions…

 
You been acting awful tuff lately, smoking a lot of cigarettes lately.
But inside, your just a little baby.
It’s ok to say you gotta weak spot, you don’t alway have to be on top.
Better to be hated, then loved, loved, loved for what your not.”

While the posing may seem necessary and even get you what you want at the time, your partner will never really know who you are and before you know it another relationship gone, another story is told…

It ain’t nothing really, ayo dun spark the philly…”Mobb Deep (Shook One’s Part 2, 1995)

I’m sure all this sounds cliché but most of the worlds wisdom inevitably is. Enough ranting, here a fantastic song and video by Marina & The Diamonds, enjoy.

Marina & The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot

Marina & The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (Clock Opera Remix)