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Tag Archives: EMPT

Pop Funk – Everything But Ordinary (Feat. Blake Rose)

I love tracks with unique sonic touches. The sound of water swaying back and forth on “Everything But Ordinary” is a perfect example as it bookends the song with a hypnotizing element that also adds an aura of organic life. I’m equally into the adorable vocal sample during the hook that’s in the same vein […]

Kaizen – Sanctuary

My sanctuary is a massive green hill on the coast that overlooks the ocean. I climb up the side and lay all my belongings under a sprawling tree and sit just outside the range of its shade so that I can absorb the rays of sunshine from above. I open up a book or close […]

The Ramona Flowers – Strangers

My love of a good ’80s influenced track is well documented – for god’s sake, I have Duran Duran’s Rio artwork permanently etched into my skin! Combine that love with a good Scott Pilgrim reference and you’ve got yourself a recipe for infatuation at first sight. Thus, it’s no surprise I find myself repeatedly spinning […]

Almand – Ride (ft. Tima Dee)

2017 was a fucking ride to say the least. There were crazy ups (working my dream job), crazy downs (long-lasting chronic depression), and everything in between. After living in a haze for years, it was the first 12-month period I was fully present for life and everything it entails. Along the way, I slowly but […]

Day Fly – Do You Need Me

Do you need me? The way that I need you? The answer to that question is unfortunately no; I know you’ll never need me again. On that fateful day you made it clear as my tears rained down like the summer storms that plagued that season. I opened myself up and you slammed the door […]

Michael Mason – Evil Presence (ft. Sophie Meiers)

If there’s an evil presence on Michael Mason’s new single, it feels more like a succubus or siren of the sea rather than a traditional savage. From beginning to end, the track is utterly intoxicating, its sonic embrace slowly pulling you in closer and closer. The array of synths is disorienting at points while Sophie […]

Billie Eilish – Watch (Xie Remix)

All you need to hear is her vocals to understand that Billie Eilish is a star in the making. Her voice is especially ripe for remixes, a notion that rising producer Xie takes full advantage of on her interpretation of “Watch”. It maintains the indie-pop ethos of the original while adding a clattering electronic element […]

deelanZ – Authenticity

I love a good rock track with a gritty edge, so it’s no surprise that I’m digging deelanZ’s newest. It has elements of a throwback to early ’90s grunge rock, don’t-give-a-fuck attitude and all, which brings back memories of hearing The Smashing Pumpkins on the radio on repeat and walking down the street, headphones on […]

Kaizen – Bloom

“Bloom” feels like a nostalgic haze where your wildest dreams can come true. The lead-synth has a hypnotic groove that’s complemented by keypad sounds one instant, an existential interview sample the next, exuding a feeling of the terrestrial and the beyond in the same breath. The sense of wonderment is wonderfully overwhelming as it leads […]

Bleach Baby – This Is For You

Want to hear a groovy house tune that sounds tailor-made for festival mainstages? Look no further than “This Is For You”. It’s apparently the debut release from a project with no information around it other than backing from Armada Deep, but who needs context beyond the music? I can already see an Ultra crowd bouncing […]