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EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: DJsiah – “Lights Are Getting Closer”

Jesiah, AKA DJsiah, is a busy man. Between his professional music pursuits creating music for commercials and major labels, he finds time to indulge himself in the artistic. His sonic creations are always immaculate, with transparent mixes, effective sounds, and a clear production style. One of his recent efforts, “Lights Are Getting Closer”, is the […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: Saib – BBQ

There’s always one specific challenge to a completely instrumental track: How do you mitigate the pitfall of losing the listener due to the lack of vocal? Firstly, don’t get stuck in the loop. Nothing causes ear fatigue faster than the same 4 bars repeated 4 times. Second, think about the arrangement and the form. There’s […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: Dimibo – Marathon (Intro Mix)

For today’s Indaba weekly, here’s a fun trance/electro-pop banger for your Saturday night. Dimibo is a new act consisting of Brennan Loney (21) and Filip Pankovcin (20) from Seattle, Washington. Dimibo patiently build “Marathon” around strong melodies by adding more and more layers of intensity, until it erupts in the later half of the track. […]

EMPT Presents: Indaba Music Weekly – DJsNeverEndingStory – “Floating Euphoria”

DJsNeverEndingStory (or DNES for short), the cousin of legendary rap group The Pharcyde’s Bootie Brown, represents the perfect amalgamation of everything modern in today’s production-based music. He is able to fuse the sweeping texture of glo-fi/shoe-gaze, the hard ducked feeling of house and the rhythm of hip hop into a stellar melting-pot—a style he has dubbed […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: Hannah Read – Wrapped In Lace

In today’s hunt for great music, it’s all too easy to get swept up in the energy of prevailing trends. And while that environment has indeed bred some of our favorite current records, it’s refreshing when a gifted young artist comes along that transcends the noise, and does so on the merits of her songcraft, […]