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EMPT Presents: Indaba Music Weekly – Akbo “Petrichords”

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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” is dark with an immediately catchy bass line. A heavily vocoded and obfuscated voice seems to egg you on to “dance”, but the voice is otherworldly. It’s as if there were hands from the grave protruding through the dance floor moving the occupants feet, pushing them to dance slowly, and in perpetuity. When the build comes to a head, Akbo deftly uses harmony to further the overall feeling of the track, using descending major chords that eventually cycle around to a major tonic. But it’s not the major that music 101 classes would try to classify as “happy”, it’s a spiral toward something else.

Akbo – Petrichords

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Broke One Vs Classixx – Nightcallomania (Jorge BOnJOuR Remix)

A few weeks ago we introduced you guys to French/DJ Producer Jorge Bonjour via his now wildly popular Kitsuné Club Night mix.  His style can be described as seamless execution. His mashups, blends and remixes sound so effortless and well done that it’s hard to think of the songs as not going together in the first place. Bonjour displays a master of both taste and technology, a skill set that that is in my opinion a prerequisite for the modern artist.

Today ol’ boy is back with yet another perfectly executed mashup sure to liven up your Tuesday morning. We’re excited to be the breeding grounds for this new young talent and we look forward for what’s to come, enjoy.

Broke One Vs Classixx – Nightcallomania (Jorge BOnJOuR Remix)

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Treat My First Like My Last & My Last Like My First

I’m just, tryin to stay above water y’know
Just stay busy, stay workin
Puff told me like, the key to this joint
The key to staying on top of things is treat everything like it’s your first project, know what I’m saying?
Like it’s your first day like back when you was an intern
Like, that’s how you try to treat things like, just stay hungry” – Notorious B.I.G. Interview

I love hearing Biggie say that, it never fails to remind me how important it is to stay fresh, active and always pushing. Have you ever noticed how people always put their best foot forward in the beginning but when they get comfortable you’re left with a mediocre version of what you initially met. It’s amazing how we have the nerve to wonder why a boss might be unhappy or why a lover may lose interest.

The key is to treat everything like it’s your first project…”

Stability and routine are important aspects in the pursuit of happiness and success but repetition can kill you if that’s all you do. For example, remember that first time you went for a run after slacking for a while? You were dying but pushed your way to finish line and now that same run is no problem and you do it everyday. That’s good and all but if you don’t push yourself to feel like you did that first day every now and then you’re getting nowhere fast. You gotta find a way to put a little extra into the things you do because it makes all the difference. I mean if you’re going to do it just to get by what’s the point really? Also when you give something everything you have and it doesn’t work out, you don’t have to think twice about it. So don’t be afraid to show a little passion, go the extra mile or be exhausted after that workout. Always remember what the first time felt like and indulge in that feeling of newness and challenge, it will make your try harder and give more every single time and that’s where it’s at.

Anyways it’s Friday folks! I have all my boys coming to pre-game the evening, the weather in New York City is autumn bliss and there’s nothing but good music in the background, time to be unstoppable. I’ve been listening to the following collection of songs all morning and will probably continue to do so all day so I thought I’d share that with you, enjoy.

Alex Winston – Velvet Elvis (Crystal Fighters Remix)

Kavinsky – Nightcall (Feat. Lovefoxxx)

Jay-Z & Kanye West – Niggas In Paris (VOODOO FARM DUBSTEP REMIX)

Chip Tha Ripper – The Truth

Birdy Nam Nam – Jaded Future

Pompeya – 90 (Korablove Remix)

Clubfeet – Last Words (RAC Maury Mix)

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Kavinsky – Nightcall (Breakbot Remix)

One of the fathers of the dark cinematic electro movement is back with a new single and an all-star cast to back it up. Mixed by SebastiaN, produced by Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and featuring CSS’s Lovefoxx, the start-studded collaboration isn’t your typical high energy motion picture Kavinsky but it’s nice to have the Frenchie back in town. Unfortunately, I’m already late for a meeting with my lawyer so I can’t get into this as much as I’d like to but here are two great remixes of the track that were recently released, enjoy.

Kavinsky – Nightcall (MMMatthias Remix)

Kavinsky – Nightcall (Breakbot Remix)

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Kavinsky – Testarossa Autodrive (sebastiAn remix)

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After a week in NYC I have come to the conclusion that Life is trying to teach me some serious patience. The traffic in this city is ridiculous. It makes Mexico City’s streets seem like a formula 1 racetrack. Sitting in the back seat of a cab on my way to meet Hec, going so slow it felt we were moving in reverse, I couldn’t help but smack SebastiAn’s remix of Kavinsky’s testarossa autodrive. This song is not for your privileged german autobahn drivers, its not for Schumacher or Alonso or any of them boys. This song is for the metro takers, snail-speed cab fare payers, and all the bus musketeers. This is for all those who realize that Life has given our souls an engine that can hit a potential 170 mph, yet the law tells us to keep it under 60. This is for those that want to live in overdrive.

This is our decision, to live fast and die young. We have the vision, now lets have some fun!.” – MGMT

Enjoy

Kavinsky – Testarossa Autodrive (sebastiAn remix)