Music Remixes

Kleerup Ft. Titiyo – Longing For Lullabies (John Dahlback Remix)

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The 29th annual Winter Music Conference started on Friday in Miami. Often overshadowed by the affiliated Ultra Music Festival, the conference is a deep dive into the world of electronic music, featuring the usual spread of panels, demos, and expos. And lots of clubbing.

Since the conference’s launch, electronic music has exploded from the underground and become a commercial force. The entry cost has dropped to the point that anyone can make a beat and post it online. This has, in some ways, cheapened the electronic experience, which once connected a true international indie community. The outsider quality is still present in certain cities and venues, but you wouldn’t know it in the heat of a Miami night. Imagine: the cavernous room packed wall to wall with bros raised on Likin Park, who wouldn’t have been caught dead listening to techno in their teens, fist pumping and taking selfies with scantly clad women who know one song by that one DJ.

I’ll go out on a limb and say the single worst musical experience one can have today is listening to said bros sing along to soaring female trance vocals. If you don’t know the lyrics, and can’t hit the high notes, save it for the ride home when your tired friends just want you to shut up but you’re still rolling and THIS IS THE BEST NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE. Thus, authenticity is deformed into an image-driven, commercialized and commoditized fad fest.

In this scenario, the music comes second. The attraction springs from the idea that electronic music has replaced rock and roll in the “sex, drugs,…” hierarchy. But now, instead of a rebellion, engagement is a neon sign screaming “Look at me, I’m at a rave,” a symbol of conformity. Where rockers were wasted all the time because they were diseased alcoholics, ravers are wasted because that’s what it’s all about.

But of course, that isn’t what it’s about at all. Electronic music began as the domain of computer nerds and loners, who found solace through each other during a heartless era of rapacious globilization. The “cool kids” wouldn’t be caught dead at some shady warehouse on the outskirts of town back then. But as we know, the “cool kids” are always catching up.

Now they have, and it’s time to move on. I’m not saying it isn’t fun or worthwhile to go to big electronic concerts. There are many brilliant producers out there who deserve our attention and will get your body moving. Consider John Dahlback, a Swedish producer who is somehow only 28. He may have crossed over to the dark side already, but before EDM went viral, he was churning out minimalist synapse-snappers like this remix of “Longing for Lullabies” and his standout track, “Blink.” His shows are, I’m sure, wild, loud, and heavy on new production.

Hey bro, you can keep the drop and the tropical drinks. Keep your molly (who knows what you just ingested). You can find me at WMC checking out the newest production tech. The computers that make all the bleep-bloop-bangs you love so much. Then men and women behind the strobes. I’ll stick with the piercings, the weirdos, the crate-diggers and the hoodies in the dark corners.

Kleerup Ft. Titiyo – Longing For Lullabies (John Dahlback Remix)


EMPT Presents: Le Miel du Mois Decembre Best of 2013

I can’t lie, I’ve had this tape since mid December. I did have an extremely busy end of the year and going back to NYC for two weeks didn’t exactly help my productivity but that really has nothing to do with it. In fact this tape has been complete since Steph first sent it over. HP sent us one of their new Split X2 laptops, you know the one Clams Casino has been using for those beat making videos you’ve been seeing all over the net. Anyways, I didn’t want to take my army of technology with me on this trip so I put Ableton on the X2, got inspired, took it on my flight and did all the mix on it while on my way to New York. Gotta love the space age.

The truth is I have this weird thing with LMDM’s where I want to hold on to it for myself for as long as possible. I realize EMPT is this whole thing now and people have certain expectations that need to be met but I like to do what I feel and being the only one with LMDM for a little extra longer makes me feel good, sue me. Seriously though, I know it’s a problem, I promise to be better about it this year. Anyhow, Steph usually speaks through her selections but this time she graced us with some beautiful words and I won’t go on with my ramblings and distract much longer. We took a little extra time to mix and blend the tracks while keeping Stephs original track order in tack so I think you’ll guys like how this one flows. To make up for my hoarding and to step it up for 2014 I’ll be mixing all LMDM’s like this from no on, enjoy.

Putting this lmdm is always particularly special – for me, each year it’s a way to go through the endless lists of my favorite songs which in a way is to go through moment after moment after moment that made up my year – to sum up “a best of” – this took me exactly twenty minutes, at a quarter to midnight, BC I knew exactly what needed to be on this – so this is my version of a best of – each song is a piece of my year and perhaps of yours as well…each track is much more than that – it’s a distinct memory you repeat in your head bringing you back to that individual experience you associate it with. For me there’s a strong mix of emotion attached to each one and a definitive event, person, or both. Here’s to a full year-  of ups and downs, highs and lows, falls and beautiful mistakes but with each close of a year – comes a new opportunity – of renewal and most importantly, an open path – waiting to be taken…

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  1. Sam Smith – Nirvana (TIPs Promised Land Remix)
  2. Nicolas jaar – With Just One Glance
  3. Coma les dilettantes (Roosevelt remix)
  4. Blood Orange – Champagne Coast (Clockwork Opera Remix)
  5. Foals – Bad Habit (Alex Metric Remix)
  6. Wolf Alice – Blush (Duncan Murray Remix)
  7. Vadoinmessico – Teeo (Crystal Fighters Remix)
  8. Miguel – do you (ah yeah remix)
  9. Hermitude – hyperparadise (flume remix)
  10. Vitalic- fade away (C2C remix)
  11. Ginger and the ghost – one type of dark (ta-Ku remix)
  12. Lafayette – Mauvaise mine (Jupiter remix)
  13. Kleerup and Lykke Li – Til we bleed
  14. Ultraista – Small Talk (whomever remix)
  15. Flight Facilities – Claire de Lune (them jeans edit)
  16. The Do – Bohemian Dance (YUS remix)

Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Janvier 2013

Music has taken me many places man but my most recent adventure might be the one to top them all. I spent last week on a 26,000 acre private Villa off Mexico’s virgin coast. I was there curating the music for someones 50th birthday, this person shall remain nameless but all I can say is that my life will never be the same.

A good friend asked me what I got from the trip and aside from the most luxurious partying I’ve ever done, hanging with some of the most beautiful and elegant women I’ve ever encountered, having worldly conversations with the most powerful men around and all the other romance such beauty and power affords, it was the first time I really understood that it’s the rebels who get the best life has to offer…

 How does somebody know what they want if they’ve never even seen it?”

We’re literally bombarded with media these days, which in the context of that question means that what we want is limited to what is put in front of us. For example, these BS Netflix and Pandora algorithms that “know what you like.” At first thought that might seem cool but always getting what you already know and are comfortable with is criminal. Where’s the adventure? There’s no limit to our anything, not our love, our ability to learn or appreciate, to grow or to expand and yet the whole point of these services is to define and box you up. I don’t buy it.

It’s important to ask yourself if the path you’re on is something you created, is it an expression of yourself or is it just something others have created for you? You’ll never find what you seek if let others guide your vision. There is a wonderful experience out there most of us will never get because we got so caught up in the ever expansive rat race but we live in a time when being limitless is easier than ever… The people who excel astronomically in this world are the ones who live beyond it. Welcome to the Space Age, please REBEL ASAP.

That brings me to the subject of today post, the first LMDM of 2013, aka the soundtrack to my story. Le Miel du Mois has been going since 2009 and you think by now we’d know what to expect right? Wrong! This isn’t Pandora baby, this is pure life in the form of music and like someone who is truly living, it’s constantly evolving, changing, learning, adapting, growing, speeding up, slowing down, in love, out of love, partying, chilling out and on and on. I’ve never been able to define LMDM, I could never tell someone it’s one genre of music or what not and it’s one of the reason I and so many others are forever in love with this tape. Where’s the adventure? With LMDM it’s everywhere and it makes me proud to bring you another year of it, enjoy.

januaryyy. sigh. the cold air. hugging your coat a little closer to your body. brisk walks. short cigarettes. cold hands. warm bodies. late night sips. stealing kisses…stay warm & stay up late…

“When I see you standing there. The evening sun upon your hair. Covered up with garden dirt. With just one glance you tear my skirt.” – Nicolas Jaar”

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  1. Misun – Harlote
  2. Crystal Castles – Baptism
  3. Electric Guest – This Head I Hold
  4. Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune (Them Jeans Edit)
  5. Paradis – Hemisphere
  6. New Animal – Falling Up
  7. Ultraista – Gold Dayzz (Maribou State Remix)
  8. Diiv – Follow
  9. The Dø – Bohemian Dances (YUS Remix)
  10. Porcelain Raft – Shapeless and Gone
  11. Kleerup with Lykke Li – Until We Bleed
  12. Young Magic – Sparkly


Kleerup – Until We Bleed (Feat. Lykke Li)

I tell you man these Swedes are unstoppable with this music thing, I can’t tell you how many times a good song leads me back to the good ol’ Landet lagom. In fact, I just found out Sweden is the third largest music exporter in the world, surpassed only by the U.S. & UK, thank you ABBA. Anyways, I heard the new Lykke Li song for  the New Moon soundtrack and it put me back in that zone. This song is from Kleerup’s self-titled album which features some excellent production and features. This was one of the first tracks I posted on EMPT so here’s a classic throwback for your Saturday morning, enjoy.

Kleerup – Until We Bleed (Feat. Lykke Li)

Kanye West  – Get ‘Em High (Ratatat Remix)


Kleerup – Until We Bleed (Feat. Lykke Li)

Archer just commented on the Lykke Li post and reminded me of a feature she did with Swedish producer Kleerup. It’s called ”Until We Bleed,” good call, definitely worth posting for everyone to hear.

Kleerup – Until We Bleed (Feat. Lykke Li)

Also from that album is the Kleerup & Robyn collaboration “With Every Heartbeat,” an incredible love song for those able to feel it. One of the best songs from the album.

Kleerup – With Every Heartbeat (Featuring Robyn)