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EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: TÂCHES – “Don’t You Know”

UK Bass music has certainly grown immensely in the past decade. From the recent chain of events that begot Grime/UK Garage/Jungle to Dubstep to Post-Dubstep and Future Garage, there’s undoubtedly more energy in the London underground scene than anywhere else in the world. This week, we discovered a track lying around on our site called […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: Inspir – Better Together

France has long been recognized as a mecca for electronic music. From uber-commercial acts like David Guetta, to indie darlings (albiet turned uber-commercial) Daft Punk, the French electronic scene, and specifically the house scene, has permeated all facets of EDM culture. So, this week we wanted to feature a French producer/DJ from Indaba. Inspir produces […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: Iain Harper – Everybody Copes With

Iain Harper is a Canadian producer, currently residing in the UK. Most of his productions center around American Hip-Hop, but the track “Everybody Copes With” breaks his usual mold and caught our ear. Owing an obvious debt to James Blake’s more dance oriented, shuffle hi-hatted productions ca. 2009, “Everybody Copes With” is an amazing collage […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: Oriola 701 – Magical Mystical

This week we’d like to introduce Oriola 701, a 4 man electronic music group from Latvia. They submitted a track to us which is one of the funkiest we’ve received. “Magical Mystical” is a textbook display of what a “catchy song” should be. The driving bass synth hook is contagious, the drums are smartly programmed […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Weekly: Cayce – Curtis Punk

Glitch can be a tricky electronic sub-genre to conquer. Too many chops can lead to ear fatigue, quickly alienating the lsitener; too much repetition can lead to boredom. It’s nice to find an artist that has enough taste and foresight to do it right. Cayce’s latest single “Curtis Punk”, is a series of continually interesting […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: DJ Andrew OPTIMIST – “Treetocs”

Another week, another up and coming artist. Andrew Lauric, AKA DJ Andrew OPTIMIST, is a producer with a swash of influences. Born in Bucharest, but raised in Chicago, he has an ear for the deepness of Chicago house, but also utilizes hip-hop textures. One striking thing about his production on the song “Treetocs” is the […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: Erotic Market- “Rumblin'”

Erotic Market is an electro-punk outfit from France. There isn’t too much information about the band floating around the internet, but what is apparent is their sound. The rawness in the female lead—an almost spoken word verse, followed by a more melodic hook—along with the intricate production, are really effective. Check out the music video […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: The Theorist – “The Wait”

Dark ambiance, deep texture, maturity in patience—these are the elements that make up The Theorist‘s music. As a classically trained musician, The Theorist draws upon his knowledge of music and classical form to create perfectly paced pieces of music. His sound-design touches on Burial and the cinematic, but he also steps outside of the electronic […]

EMPT Presents: Indaba Music Weekly – DJsNeverEndingStory – “Floating Euphoria”

DJsNeverEndingStory (or DNES for short), the cousin of legendary rap group The Pharcyde’s Bootie Brown, represents the perfect amalgamation of everything modern in today’s production-based music. He is able to fuse the sweeping texture of glo-fi/shoe-gaze, the hard ducked feeling of house and the rhythm of hip hop into a stellar melting-pot—a style he has dubbed […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly – lovedovespiral – “Et Si Tu M’aimes Pas” (featuring Graciellita)

This week we wanted to feature a song which, through its “tweer-than-thou” melody and dreamy production, had the largest emotional effect on us. It was produced by Indaba member lovedovespiral and sung by indie songstress Graciellita; the pairing of these collaborators creates a tune that effectively strips the cliche from the words “infectious” and “catchy”. […]