Com Truise – Ether Drift

Sometimes I find myself in the mood to float away, leaving behind possessions, people and every preconceived notion under the sun. When each day becomes more difficult in its ritual, more mundane in its sameness, the only escape proves to be change. Drugs are momentary, but music keeps my hopes thriving – hopes that envelope all the things I could be or do.

The term ‘ether’ can describe a myriad of ideas, including the upper regions of space or the recreational drug referred to by the likes of Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las. Vegas.

The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge, and I knew we’d get into that rotten stuff pretty soon.”

In either case, the idea is appropriate for the likes of this track. Ether Drift is a paralyzing concoction of ’80s synth and futuristic funk, and Com Truise dedicates himself to finding that sensation of weightlessness and bliss. His rhapsodies inject the experimental and beautiful. Ether Drift is the prime example, opening with scintillating synths that fade into nearly tangible beats. As you slowly press play, let yourself sink into the synths.

Com Truise – Ether Drift

Music Remixes

Maroon 5 – One More Night (Com Truise Remix)

Who can argue against starting your week off right with an upbeat synth jam worthy of both weekend debauchery and weekday pick-me-ups? Art director turned synth-producer Com Truise fires up Maroon 5’s sophomore single from their fourth studio release, “Hands All Over.” It’s a down-tempo electronic jam that is – in a word – sexy.

Adam Levine’s falsetto exudes sex. He has the vocal ability to simultaneously sound like he’s making love and shallowly hooking-up. Not to mention he’s an alt-pop-rock adonis. The driving guitar line is deep and low and seamlessly blends into Com Truise’s animalistic synth atmosphere. Hints of chopped n’ screwed bits sneak their way into Levine’s performance adding to the track’s dangerous undertones.

Perhaps it’s too early in the week to be thinking about these themes, but this track feels like it’d appropriately fit on a dirty, sensual, libido-fueled playlist; smack between tracks from The Weeknd and Goldfrapp. While it may be Monday, it’s no excuse to not let your mind wander a little bit into fantasy land. Oddly, this track’s got me all inspired to take advantage of the week rather than let the week take advantage of me. May it inspire you in its own way today, too.


Maroon 5 – One More Night (Com Truise Remix)


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

So I’ve been stuck in the Dominican Republic since my gig on Saturday thanks to the ultra hyped junior hurricane Irene. The irony of being stuck in the Caribbean because of a hurricane in New York of all places is pretty funny but it’s beautiful down here so I’m not complaining. Saturday at Praia down here was sick, the did it up with the promotion and the place was packed and bumpin’ all night. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, these guys are doing something fantastic for Dominican culture and I couldn’t feel more privileged be a part of it. There will be a lot more going on between us so stay tuned for the exciting future developments.

In case you didn’t notice, I didn’t get around to posting much this weekend, the island sun was calling me and I had no choice but to listen. However, the show much go on and today we have yet another exclusive release from the main man Ryan Radler. I’ve been partying nonstop since I got here and now I’m finally poolside in my hotel with this tape in the background and the vibe is sublime. As you can see from this website, I’m not into musical monogamy, I listen to EVERYTHING, including country and that’s one of the reasons I love these tapes so much. Ryan wonderfully balances the chilled out summer theme but is never restricted to any particular style of genre. For the musically promiscuous like myself a wonderful treat. Anyways, you guys already know this by now so I’m going to go continue enjoying DR, won’t be back for at least another two weeks so I have to make it last. Enjoy.

S U M M E R : anti-winter 2b

1. Bury Us Alive – STARF*CKER
2. For Paulina – TEEN DAZE
3. Before – WASHED OUT
4. All Around and Away – WIN SISTER (TEEN DAZE REMIX)
6. Mr. Lucky (Goes Latin) – HENRY MANCINI
7. Chinatown – DESTROYER
9. Coconut Milk – CHOONGUM
11. Fairlight – COM TRUISE
13. Kelly Watch The Hole – CCC (FEAT. BEATLES)
14. Nordic Monster – TIMMY CURRANe Go – TW
16. Little White Doves – DIRTY VEGAS
17. Everybody – PNAU
18. Midnight City – M83
19. Something Stupid – FRANK & NANCY SINATRA

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