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Moon Boots – Off My Mind

    “I can’t get you off my mind, no matter what I do.” So begins one of the funkiest tracks you’ll ever hear, Moon Boots’ “Off My Mind.” This gem came out over two years ago, and provides a nice into to what Moon Boots is all about. “I don’t like the term nu […]

Twin Shadow – Old Love/New Love

Originality is the trait I value above all others in art. I may listen to an endless list of similar-sounding British rock outfits in the car and enjoy every minute of it, but I recognize that these bands aren’t pushing the envelope. I like when an artist takes their medium somewhere it hasn’t gone before. […]

Walter Sobcek – Milkshake d’Amour

C’est vraiment le son classique de Paris. I’ve often heard people say that some words are impossible to translate. Like Backpfeifengesicht. That’s German, and it means “a face that should be slapped.” YES. This principle holds true in music too. If you don’t live in the Bay Area, you can’t make a real hyphy track. […]

Missy Elliot – Gossip Folk (Miles Felix Funk Remix)

Feeling this tune. Gimme that funky disco sound any day and I instantly get in the groove of the weekend. Strangely, I asked someone where Missy Elliot was the other day and serendipitously found this link coming fresh from producer Miles Felix, makes sounds from Brooklyn. The original Gossip Folk is such a great anthem […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: Kalai – Flare

For some reason, it seems typical to me that software engineers would be avid creators of electronic. Something about the evolution of signal flow from oscillator to amplifier makes that sensical. But, what’s moor impressive to me is an engineer who’s influenced by the analog subtleties that have made Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories the […]

Classixx – Holding On

Modern definition of an anthem: at zero point during the song do you have any urge to think about, let alone look at your phone. Classixx’s yet-to-be-released-but-imminent instant classic “Holding On” possesses this quality to the max. It sends shivers up and down my spine while sending a sharp burst of energy through my heart. It has […]

Drop Out Orchestra – Your Girl

I was having dinner with a friend in the booking world the other night and the merits of the DJ set came up–whether or not the performance lives up to the surrounding hype. Granted, I’ve seen enough DJ sets in the past two years (150+), so at this point I’m a little jaded, but I […]

Lane 8 – For You

A lot of producers rant and rave about the watered down nature of their genres–particularly the whole tropical disco trend of taking Ashanti or Brandy and throwing some cow bell on it. Bedroom producers have naturally given birth to copycats and flooded the inbox of many a music blogger, making it harder than ever to […]

Jad & The Ladyboy – Closer

If you’ve been lacking mojo, this track has got the goods to get your “sexy, sexy moves” back. Inspired by old school R&B and laid back grooves, Jad & the Ladyboy has got the “seductive vibes” thing down pat. Basically, if I was making a playlist for the annual “Player’s Ball”, their tracks would feature […]

Aeroplane – We Can’t Fly (Oliver Remix)

  If I could assemble an Avengers-styled troupe of my favorite producers on this planet, Aeroplane and Oliver would be shoe-ins (along with Monsieurs Falke, Braxe, Terje, Breakbot, Flight Facilities, those robot suit guys, and…etc). That combination of ill music-making dudes would also make for a pretty nice festival lineup/mixtape/entourage. Anyway, I’m sure you’ve also been waiting […]