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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Octobre + Novembre 2012

Dwayne Carter Jr. is full of good lines but the following is hands down my favorite…

If I die today it be a holiday…”

If there’s ever a moment in my life when my perspective is so off or I’m doing something so terribly against my true nature that makes me feel otherwise then there’s something wrong. Life is too short to be dishonest with yourself or others and nothing matters that much to put up with bullshit from anyone. I’m lucky to have music, it’s the thing I love, it’s what I do for a living, it’s what makes me happy and it’s never let me down. The more I get into it, the more fulfilling and inspired I am and I thankful for it.

Which brings me to todays post. It’s important to have something to look forward to every day, week, month, year. Keep yourself going and make everyday interesting however you can. For many of us here and our readers of course, one thing that’s made our days and months better is the release of LMDM, our first and most beloved mixtape series by Steph Lund. Recently, I’ve gotten a few angry emails, frustrated request and desperate music love letters from folks asking about the tape. If it’s gone forever, why we’re slacking? etc. We appreciate it all and we listen, if there’s anything that keeps this train going is the passion we have for music and knowing that others share it with us. That said, there’s no excuse, Steph and I are just busy mofo’s these days. We both left NYC this year and have been 100 miles and running since keeping up with our clients, personal lives and so on. EMPT and LMDM we’re created on and still run on pure love so bare with us as we learn to manage the new demands. That said, we’re playing catchup and brining you a combined Octobre & Novembre that is pure concentrated amazing. Decembre soon to follow.

As is customary this tape is nothing like those before it and perhaps the only thing it shares with the them is the amazing feeling you get while listening to it. This one in particular has a great balance, I haven’t seen Steph in a while but I can tell these are the good times. I won’t Speak for her but just know that every song fantastic and the fast forward button is worthless while listening to this, enjoy…

Le Miel du Mois at work? That’s much better than work at work! Download

  1. Chromatics – Lady (YUS Remix)
  2. Roosevelt – Sea
  3. St Lucia – September
  4. Absofacto – Backfire
  5. Robosonic – Thankful
  6. Saint Michel – Katherine
  7. Civil Twilight – River (Ra Ra Riot Remix)
  8. Roosevelt – Soleil
  9. Crystal Stilts – Dark Eyes
  10. Y Luv – Driftin
  11. Nicolas Jaar – Mi Mujer
  12. First Aid Kit – Winter Is All Over (Baauer Remix)
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First Aid Kit – Winter Is All Over You (Baauer Remix)

What is it about a song that makes us feel an emotional connection? I love dissection of musical connections that we have. Associations, can be broken up into several categories. We can associate positively with a song, based on the atmosphere we’re in and the people that surround us when we first encounter the song. Maybe the mental place we’re in, too. Or perhaps someone we love, hate, envy, showed us the song. These are really amazing associations to have. Sometimes the song can bring extreme disappointment, too. Like, as much as I love Gotye with every fiber of my being, ya’ll know that Somebody That I Used To Know was the anthem of one of my past break-ups. As it was for everyone, I’m sure. No matter when I hear that song, under any circumstance, my emotions will stir.

This song has arrived in my life at a really special time. I think the fact that it’s so chilled out and spunky all at once is enough to lure me in and have me addicted. One of those hit repeat and play several times over the course of an hour type songs…which we all love. But this song fell into my lap at a particularly happy time of life. I can’t get into it too much, but I can say, that it’s probably going to sit in my brain banks forever as one of those “made me feel good during a feel good part of life” songs. And for that, I’m thrilled to share it with you guys.

First Aid Kit normally blows my mind to begin with; something about charming Swedish vocals and this video in particular, that keep me constantly wanting more from the multi-talented sisters. I hope this does exactly for you, what it’s done for me.

Here’s to loving and laughing.

First Aid Kit – Winter Is All Over (Baauer Remix)