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EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: The Snooze – “Chills”

One of the best things that can happen when you’re combing through troves of music to feature on a blog like this is to come across a new and incredibly talented band, especially one whose music is untouched by the hands of the industry. No management, no publicity, no chorus of voices to taint the […]

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 – KAASI “Where We Started” (feat. Jessica Sophie)

There really is something special about KAASI’s sound. When you get to the root of what makes a great recording shine above a field of hundreds, it’s usually the combination of sonic quality, texture, and an emotional connection you can’t fake. Each of KAASI’s tunes has that deepness that can’t be explained in necessarily tangible […]

EMPT Presents: Indaba Music Weekly – Akbo “Petrichords”

Channelling the vibe of his fellow frenchmen Daft Punk and the en vogue “big synth” sound of Kavinsky, Akbo shows us why some of the deepest house music is coming out of l’Hexagone. With a slowly filtered intro and a storm overlay that helps build the tension, Akbo artfully begins to build the song. “Petrichords” […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: Venkman – Martial Law

What’s with the British and their impeccable track record of forward thinking bands? From the recent emergence of Alt-J and the XX to the older mainstays of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, it makes me wonder if something’s added to the water by Parliament to foster musical creativity. Whatever the cause Venkman, an upstart […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: Dirare – Anything

If there’s one thing about hip-hop, and really modern music in general, it’s that there’s a paradigm shift every few years. In fact, the cycle gets continually shorter with each large scale release. In recent years, the sound has been getting darker. Whether it’s the lo-fi, violent approach of Odd Future; the sophisticated word-smithery of […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: 3rrΘR – Signs

3rrΘR’s self describes his music as “progressive house”, and yet his tunes don’t follow the traditional trajectories as his contemporaries in the scene. Sure, there are the occasional white noise risers and trance influenced synths, but his sound slips you into a more brooding, darker mood than a Tiësto track. Raised in Dubai, but living […]

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: Mexico Beach – I’m A Goner

Mexico Beach is all about the good time vibes – the perfect soundtrack for your Memorial Day weekend. All five members of the Brooklyn-based band are transplants from Georgia, and their raw sound captures an energetic, live feel that is so often missing from rock music these days. I’m A Goner is a track from Mexico Beach’s […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: Speakerslut – Delta City Blues

If your at all a fan of 80s sawtooth synth revivals like Com Truise, you’ll find some refreshingly familiar fare in Canadian producer Speakerslut’s track “Delta City Blues”. Though the track has nothing to do with the Mississippi delta bred style that was so instrumental in forming modern popular music, the sentiment is the same. […]