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Ghostpoet – Meltdown

Rainy summer weather invites this song to be played on repeat.

Although this has been out for a bit at this point, this song suits the weather and tone of traveling through airports. Leaving one thing and arriving at another. Ghostpoet is a London based singer and producer creating dark truths riddled in his music and beat. I was sent this song by a friend in London and it has remained a staple on rainy days.  Meltdown boasts a complex sound which is made memorable by the two voices of deeper love and sweet innocence. The drums and piano riff which play throughout the song set the pace of movement and urgency and also a feeling like you missed a step. The way the instrumentals go together almost sound like they are running in to eachother, cluttering along and then becoming fluid once more.

What really drives this tune for me are the lyrics. They weigh heavy on you like humidity. These lyrics are sad and dark and beautiful and ugly as they bring you in to human emotion and contemplating the settling down or running away we can be too familiar with.

I was hesitant at first
Thinking it ain’t the right time
Egg shell hearts just cracked
Crying on the train.

Fearful of the facts,
The sorrows and the morals
And the Chinatown whispers that would
Obviously be muttered by the dogs.

Now compassion I don’t lack
Just heart filled with runner beans
And feet like in running shoes
And yes it was just you and me to fly.”

Packing up and heading back to the US for Lollapalooza. May the adventures never end.

Ghostpoet – Meltdown

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Octobre 2011

After a month hiatus of Le Miel du Mois is finally back with it’s latest installment and man does it feel good to say that. I saw all the comments and got the emails, I missed it as much as you guys but Steph was in the process of leaving New York for London and I can only imagine how busy she must have been.

The LMDM tapes always seem to take me on this joyful ride of reflection and movement, I guess that’s why so many of us have come depend on it to get our months started.  It’s been a crazy two months around these parts, we’ve got more business then ever and it’s been quite the challenge to manage all of life’s offerings with equal care and attention. Not too long ago I would have felt overwhelmed right now but these days I’m all about welcoming challenges with open arms. When you want something you have to be willing to work for it, it takes discipline, constant adjustments and will but more importantly a perspective and understanding of process…

Flowers need water to grow, it gotta rain
And in order to experience joy you need pain
Every time a baby is born, somebody slain
You know the saying, somebody’s lose is another’s gain
The sun comes out when the water goes down the drain
When the rainbow in the cloud comes out we do it again…” Jay-Z (Gift & The Curse, Guns & Roses)

Anyways, this is another amazing tape completely in tune with the feeling of change offered by the season. So happy to have LMDM back, enjoy.

Its fall! The weather is perfect for some last minute solo strolls with this month’s LMDM. A lot of new artists included whose full EPs/albums are really worth the purchase. Be sure to check out more from Micachu & the Shapes, Ghostpoet, Breton, and 17 year old Zoo Kid. Also, some great new albums out including  The Rapture, M83 and Real Estate, all of which have some new tracks included in the latest mix.’

with love from London! xxx Steph…

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

Tracklisting:

  1. M83 – Midnight City
  2. Micachu & The Shapes – Everything
  3. Gauntlet Hair – Top Bunk
  4. Tokyo Police Club – All My Friends
  5. Zoo Kid – Out Getting Ribs (Jack Deezi Remix)
  6. Ghostpoet – Morning (Feat. Micachu)
  7. Handbook – Last Wish
  8. Breton – Kensington System
  9. The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love
  10. Real Estate – Green Aisles
  11. Sneaky Sound System – Big (Oliver Remix)
  12. Alex Winston – Velvet Elvis (Crystal Fighters Remix)


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