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Jamie xx – All Under One Roof Raving

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Hardcore will never die, but you will. 🙂

On that note, Jamie xx stepped in for Benji B on BBC Radio 1Xtra last week and made for a f@#king phenomenal two hour mix featuring exclusive, unreleased material from some of the sickest producers around these days— James Blake premieres a new track at the 30 minute mark along with some exclusives from John Talabot and contributions from Modeselektor among others…

He opens the set with his latest release, All Under One Roof Raving. In short, this track is a six minute rave in yo brain. Listen with your best pair of cans and lose yourself in *steel drum heaven*. The vocal samples are weird and perfect, featuring excerpts from British artist Mark Leckey’s 1999 documentary Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore. Definitely a must-see based on these sick-ass samples.

Cheers & thanks to Jamie xx for being brilliant as always.

Jamie xx – All Under One Roof Raving

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Music Remixes

EMPT Premiere: DJ CAM – Uncomfortable (REFLEX Remix)

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Situationally speaking, we’ve all been there. Finding ourselves in uncomfortable positions followed by a reassurance that —in the end— we’ll be OK. The not so good reality about that is that sometimes it’s more wishful thinking than an actual foreshadowing with any degree of certainty of a desired outcome.

We’ve been yearning the balearic sea disco avec that sexy touchez français that is REFLEX. That’s why EMPT is proud to bring you the exclusive premiere of their new remix for DJ CAM’s Uncomfortable. The clash between the funky electro-disco personality with the balearic looks is a fusion not found in many places and sonically, we can almost taste the sand, the sea and the blue sky on this one. André and Ludmilla (the duo behind REFLEX) watermark this remix with their signature vintage synth chord progressions and it makes me smile. There’s something very rewarding about a fresh new production with a hint of something you can tell apart and claim as “the REFLEX sound”.

This track will be officially released in exactly one week from today but you can enjoy it and get it starting today by clicking the link after the jump. As you read this they are halfway through their US tour and I couldn’t stress enough the fact that you should catch their show if it’s anywhere near your locale. I’ve been wanting to see them live since I first heard about them.

Here’s a list of the shows left on this leg of the tour:

03/13 : Gold Lounge, Las Vegas, NV
03/14 : The Garden,  El Paso, TX
03/15 : SXSW Geisha Room ( Nubase Showcase )

03/16 : SXSW Nook Amphitheatre – Live

03/22 : The Next Door, Honolulu Hawaii – Live

DJ CAM – Uncomfortable (REFLEX Remix)

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Music Remixes

EMPT Premiere: Shindu – Just Go (Reflex Remix)

So, I’ve been lucky enough to have been rocking this on my iPod for two months now. And now it’s time that, as faithful listeners of all things good here at EMPT, we brought you the exclusive premiere one week in advance of its release: The Reflex remix of Shindu’s Just Go.

Just Go is a homage to doing what you feel like doing and not giving much thought about what ifs. The true value of this piece of sonic greatness lies in the way that Ludmila Cassar and André Dalcan (a pair both in and outside the studio) –in all aspects– vibrate at the same frequency. The result is a concoction they’ve called ‘Sea Disco’. It has 1 part nu disco, 1.5 parts synth pop and 1/2 pure indie dance. Or so I believe is the recipe (we’d have to ask them).

Sir Jerry Bouthier (Continental Records head and main A&R) sure knows how to select only the best from what France has to offer. And righteously so, he’s one of the main remixers and curators of Kitsuné Maison label/fashion house and all around powerhouse of good taste. I’ve been following Reflex’s work for the last year now and proof that I am not alone in the thought that amazing things are lined up for this duo from a place in the world that has a big big part of my heart — the South of France –is that a plethora of their remixes and reworks have made it to Kitsuné Maison compilations with great success.

One thing that we pride ourselves here at EMPT is not only handpicking the best the world of music has to offer but highlighting artists that we believe will be at the forefront of high quality music in the future. Reflex is just that. And we couldn’t be more proud to share this one with you.

Make sure you stay on the look out for December 10 on all digital outlets so you can purchase this cool tune. In the meantime, hit play as many times as you’d like after the break.

Shindu – Just Go ( Reflex Remix ) by REFLEX