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Metric – Breathing Underwater (MNDR Remix)

What does it feel like when two worlds that seem so different suddenly weld together to create one brain crushing world that doesn’t feel like your own at all? I can only imagine that it feels similar to the strangeness of breathing underwater. Not only the surreal idea itself, but the weirdness of actually being able to do it with your nose, sans gils. Sometimes, you encounter this feeling after a serious life event: death, end of love, a sudden move to a new place. The reality is that the brain despises change. That, and our brains try to multi-task all the time, but if we’re being true to presence and remaining in that, we’re probably going to get really narrow-minded and hone in on one specific thing. That’s just what happens, no matter how hard we try to stay true to today.

Recently, I’ve experienced this feeling. I apologize if it feels like I’m vaguely dancing around the whole situation that this actually stems from. But I’m not going to address anything besides the message in this post. All of a sudden your world, which is comprised of several different experiences and interactions, comes crashing down to let you check in with reality. It can happen all at once, making it a totally overwhelming experience. But I think what’s important to realize, is the root of that crash. The cause. Was it something that made you happy at one point in your life? Then, the most important part is to acknowledge that first. If it made you happy and you are no longer happy from it, then happiness is suddenly absent — and your brain hates that. Because how is it even humanly possible to be happy when you’ve only had to focus on one thing for so long?

Honestly, you guys are incredible readers and true life livers. I probably don’t even have to divulge into a real explanation of what I’m trying to say but I will. Happiness exists in your life in more ways than one. It’s so easy to focus on just one thing, especially if you’re the type that gives it your all. But when that thing is suddenly taken away, you’re forced to check in not only with yourself, but with everything else around you. You’ll realize that there are so many other things that are just as good, if not better, that contribute to your happiness. It’s your job to seek those out and allow them to surround you at all times.

 Is this my life?
Am I breathing underwater?

I haven’t been able to stop playing this song since I first heard it. It’s also just so epic at the chorus. With that powerful foot stomping beat, you feel like pounding your heel into the ground and pumping your fist into the air. But not in that cheesy annoying bro fist pumping way. Feel me? I love the way the vocals mesh with the electronic sounds — subtle yet present, waiting for your attention.

Here’s to taking hold of our happiness and being in charge.

 Metric – Breathing Underwater (MNDR Remix)

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Metric – Clone

Call me out
My regret
Only makes me stronger yet

Nothing I’ve ever done right
Happened on the safe side
It’s the other way
I’m missing everyone I know now

It’s too late in the day
It’s too late in the day to take you on all the right
I was afraid to tell you that

Back to that photograph
Can you clone me?
I look like everyone you know now…”

I haven’t heard lyrics that resonate with me so well in a while, so I felt it was only right to lay these out for you all.  I think these lyrics could resonate with anyone though, I mean think about it, did you ever do anything right by not taking a leap, taking a chance, living on the dangerous wild side.  Nothing good ever comes from playing it safe, lets be real here, Metric does a great job of displaying this in the lyrics without sounding too cliche, and that’s something I really appreciate myself because you can get so stuck on writing easy lyrics, or cliche ones, but finding that right twist to set them out from the rest but still know exactly what they mean is pure talent.

I really like Metric, their new album Synthetica is fire so you should really check it out.  It’s so funny I came across this track because I was just talking about them yesterday with a Big Boss from Warner Brothers, ya that’s right people know about EMPT over there, bad ass right!?  Anyways not too get too off track in my moment of excitement, but I just adore Emily Haines deep breathy vocals which give the lyrics so much justice and power.  I am really feeling this one today so I am gonna go ahead and put it on repeat, enjoy!

Metric – Clone

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Metric – Collect Call ( Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)

 

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, I feel like this week just flew by but that’s no excuse and that is why I have this gem for you all today.  I literally had this track on repeat for about three hours last night and it couldn’t be more perfect to get you all going for the weekend.  There is something about Dubstep that I cant get enough of, so for you Dubstep heads this one is definitely for you, so get your blood pumping on this one!

I know its a lie, I want it to be true
The rest of the ride is riding on you
Over goodbyes we’ll buy some place

If somebody’s got soul…You’ve got to make them move

Making moves is what this world is all about and I bet we can all agree with this, and having the soul to do it is what its all about.  There is so much to do right now so I am going to let you press play on this baby and I know your going to have it on repeat to get you going for the rest of the weekend…ENJOY!

Metric – Collect Call ( Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: The Lost Tape

With high expectations, rebel citizens of the millennial generation leave the tired and corporate ruled world of radio to begin a new life in music blogs…

Raid the radio!
Cause we’re tired of hearing the same old song.
We’re gonna change the dial to something new.
Bring some truth to this town.” – General Electriks

However, the Recording Industry of America gains great military powers and soon ceases control of one music blog after another, in the name of justice and peace.

The year is 2009, the space age. In a move to counter The Industries tyranny, rebel citizens of the Et Musique Pour Tous faction scheme to bring new arsenals to the earth disguising them as mixtapes. Made to introduce innovative and traditionally oppressed styles of art and music to the world, these tapes created a problem for The Industry taking away radio spins from the likes of elemental pawns Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. However, leaders of the powerful and corrupt hosting giant Gisol Incorporated catch on to this operation and in a merciless act to maintain power destroy EMPT and any traces of these mixtapes. Once again forced into the underground, EMPT forges an alliance with a small but powerful hosting company to rebuild and continue distribution of the mixtapes. As the revolution continues the tapes have gained great popularity around the world with more and more oppressed citizens finding new ways of expression and artistic appreciation. On 1.18.2010, EMPT released The Lost Tape, the first of the series destroyed by The Industry. The release is meant to symbolize the struggle and success of the continuing revolution. The second act has just begun, we’ll be busy…

Let’s see which course the future will take. It’s up to the people whether our plans to reform will succeed, that’ll decide the future…”

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Tracklisting:

  1. Metric – Help I’m Alive (The Twelves Remix)
  2. Air France – Collapsing at your Doorstep
  3. Passion Pit – The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix)
  4. White Rabbits – Percussion Gun
  5. Bad Veins – The Lie
  6. Royksopp – What Else is There (Ministry of Sound Remix)
  7. The Golden Filter – Solid Gold
  8. Chairlift – Planet Health
  9. Amadou & Mariam – Sabali
  10. Moby – Shot in the Back of the Head
  11. Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Air France Remix)
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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Novembre

Holy shit it’s November and I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is another year has nearly passed and you feel like you haven’t done crap with you life – lame. The good news is that Steph Lund has been kind enough to provide you with some new inspiring music to play as you make your resolutions so you don’t repeat the same mistakes yet again – fresh. That said I present you guys the latest version of the beloved monthly mixtape Le Miel du Mois By Steph Lund. Every month is my new favorite for totally different reasons and November is no exception.

Le Miel du Mois: Novembre

Yeah Yeah Yeahs = love. Heads Will Roll has been on a previous Le Miel du Mois, BUT, there’s no real rules to Le Miel du Mois except for consistency in awesomness, plus i’m not shy to repeat – in case you didn’t know that about me “and if you dont know now you knowwwwwww”

Happy November, happy fall, time to embrace the cold and get warmer via bigger headphones and larger boom boxes to shield you from the wind. Rock on.

*Breakout artist for Le Miel du Mois Novembre: Delorean. I am already in love with Delorean, even though theycurrently only have 4 songs out there, check out their EP, favorites include deli (on this mix) and seasun – original and the remix – both on their myspace page, here: http://www.myspace.com/deloreandanz

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  1. Delorean – Deli
  2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)
  3. MSTRKRFT – Heartbreaker (Featuring John Legend) (Laidback Luke Remix)
  4. Black Lips – Veni Vidi Vici
  5. Electric Tickle Machine – Gimme Money
  6. Florence + The Machine – You Got The Love (The Xx Remix)
  7. Metric – Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT Remix)
  8. Washed Out – Feel It All Around
  9. Simian Mobile Disco – I Believe
  10. Miike Snow – Silvia
  11. Electric Wire Hustle – They Don’t Want
  12. Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimension
  13. Mayer Hawthorne – Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)
  14. Phoenix – Love Like a Sunset – (Animal Collective Remix)
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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Octobre

Well, the E.M.P.T. pre-party for our bigger and badder one year anniversary party was a huge success and we’d like to take a moment to thank everyone that made it out, we enjoyed your company and hope to have more and more reasons to keep celebrating, see you in November.

As many of you know, the first of the month on E.M.P.T. means a new tape from mixtape guru Steph Lund. However, I was in severe recovery mode after the party so not much got done around these parts so this months mixtape will be a day late but here nevertheless. Without further ado, here are some words from the genius herself, enjoy.

Le Miel du Mois: Octobre

The art of “the repeat”. When I fall in love with a song, its always the same, I can tell instantly whether I am going to completely love it in the first 10 seconds. This is usually followed by playing the song over and over until I can anticipate every beat and lyric.

Le Miel du Mois repeats one of my new favorite artists: UK’s The xx. Enjoy, and be sure to: repeat.”

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  1. The Xx – Intro
  2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Soft Shock (Them Jeans Acoustic Remix)
  3. X-Wife – On the Radio
  4. Sleigh Bells – Infinity Guitars
  5. Tiesto – Feel It In My Bones (Feat. Tegan and Sarah)
  6. The Xx – Crystalized
  7. Metric – Gold Guns Girls
  8. Fake Blood – Fix Your Accent
  9. CSS – Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
  10. Lykke Li -  Breaking It Up
  11. Sean Bones – Dancehall
  12. Beirut – My Wife, Lost In The Wild
  13. Dntel – Last Songs
  14. LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
  15. Cold Cave – Life Magazine
  16. Hooray for Earth – Surrounded By Your Friends
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Metric – Gold Guns Girls

Hustle, hustle, hustle. Grind, grind, grind. Why does everyone got hustle on their mind?

The fact that I can relate or rather understand this song so well was once a bad thing, but my how fast things change. In the lyrics Emily Haines keeps asking – “More and more, more and more! Is it ever going to be enough?”

Ever stop and ask yourself why you want certain things? Better yet why you don’t even consider others? I’m not going to get too deep on you guys but when I first heard those lyrics I was inspired to analyze myself and examine my unwavering ambition and drive. What I realized was interesting, first I came to terms and eliminated the superficial things I once overvalued like pretty girls, money, etc. Then I came to understand what has most drastically changed my life in the last few months. I realized that my ambition and competitive nature are not rooted from a desire to simply win, but rather from an admiration for high level performance, and the persuit of excellence – i.e. Michael Jordan, Quincy Jones. In other words changing the goal from winning to being the best, a desire not for the prize but the process, the peace, the practice. It’s a tremendous difference that may seem insignificant to most but has changed the way I approach everything.

Anyways, I could write an essay on the topic but where I once kept asking for more and more, I’m now satisfying in new places. Been meaning to post more from Fantasies but with the blog growing, endless emails and all the new music to keep up with I simply forgot. Best song from the new album IMO. Has that Metric energy we can’t get enough of, enjoy.

Metric – Gold Guns Girls

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Metric – Help I’m Alive (The Twelves Remix)

Collectively known as The Twelves, Brazilian electro-house João Miguel and Luciano Oliveira have become one of the most sought out duos in the industry. Their production decisions are right up there with the best, often opting for the simple and groove heavy instead of  the common overproduction and clutter.  Some blogs who shall remain nameless compare them to Daft Punk, “Do you fools listen to music or do you just skim through it?” While they may have said that as a compliment I think it just doens’t make sense, sometimes people compare just to compare. These guys truly have the midas touch, enjoy.

Metric – Help I’m Alive (The Twelves Remix)

P.S. Still recovering from our war with terrorist hosting company/dark lords Gisol Inc., so bare with us if you’ve seen some of these post before.