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Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (The Chainsmokers Remix)

PHOENIX-Trying to be Cool (The Chainsmokers Remix)

So yet again our friends The Chainsmokers have hit us with a banger remix and I feel like it couldn’t be better timing.  Selfishly I feel like it was a birthday present to me since it happens to be in exactly one week..I guess it was just a simple twist of fate since my Taurus bro Alex was brought into this world just a couple days after me, but enough about that!  Summer is basically here and being over on the East Coast means shit is about to pop off.  People start smiling, girls let their hair down, throw away their morals and all we want to do is listen to uplifting jams like this one.  It’s no question that we are avid listeners of Phoenix here at EMPT, with the chill, feel good pop tempo and the vocal/lyric combination gives us a perfect taste of Summer.  Before I get ahead of myself who better to explain this awesome mix then the boys themselves, Alex & Drew:

Our goal has always been to create music that maintains the energy of the progressive house sound, has the depth and authentic feeling of indie music but also has the mainsteam appeal of pop music, and there is no better band in the world to drive that goal home than Phoenix. Their sound is so unique yet appealing without compromise, that presented the opportunity to do a remix we thought there no better band to work with. Blending Thomas Mars’ voice and the bands infectious instrumentation with our style production just came so easily and vwala we think we came up with a truly fun remix for everyones summer that takes the song a place the phoenix sound was meant for….”

Pretty much sums it up right?!  But man I can’t get enough of this and the lyrics just put the taste and feeling of summer all over my body, F*&k ya!

Cool
I’m just trying to be cool
It’s all because of you
So tonight ain’t better too
We’re all goneOh girlfriend business says it all
You can’t go wrong
Is innocence a word where you’re from?
Tell me that you want me
Tell me that you want it all.”

Press play over and over and get your mind right, enjoy!

Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (The Chainsmokers Remix)

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Phoenix – Entertainment

phoenix entertainment cover

Phoenix is back!

Does anything more really need to be said?

I remember exactly where I was when I first heard them. It was sophomore year in college and I was sitting on the couch/bed in my friend’s too tiny studio apartment along a Boston street that was lined with apartments that were almost exclusively populated with students. By day there would be a constant stream of youth ebbing and flowing in either direction. By night, the road was littered with these same bodies in various states, altered ones most of the time.

This friend of mine was my musical Svengali for many years. I’ve talked shop and traded recommendations with many confidants and casual acquaintances over the years but no one even comes close to this kid’s track record when it comes to knowing quality jams.

It was still early evening. I had come over to his place before we were to meet up with some friends later and, in the course of going over the merits of the various albums we had recently downloaded or shows we’d seen, he played me this one track that he came across on YouTube. It was 1901.

I was floored. So I did what any young and dumb obsessive would do. I listened to the track dozens of times and got the download. Then I got all the records. I saw the band live. I even applied for an internship at their record label, a decision mostly driven by the quality of artists on their roster, Phoenix being the paramount. Full disclosure: I got it.

My obsession with the music Phoenix makes isn’t as feverish as it once was. The honeymoon period has passed, as they say, and I’ve moved on. But not completely. Since that time, my relationship with the sounds those French dudes made is now mostly nostalgia and added dimensions. It takes me back to a time and a place and a feeling of who I was.

And now we have this new thing. Entertainment is as the name implies. Everything in the track is glistening and hard edged. Steroidal? Maybe. The guitars are buzzing, almost at a full-throated roaring. The drums might have the precision of a machine though these beats aren’t programmed with touch pads but in fact they’re bashed out with sticks attached to a pair of human arms. Yes, there’s heart in this tune! I’ll admit, it took me a bit to warm to this when I first heard it because it took me a while to realize this myself. The pristine nature and craftsman-like composition of the track might fool you into thinking this is just an exercise in form and function. But Thomas Mars’ voice cracks through the mix and gets right to the emotional core.

Entertainment
Show them what you do with me
When everyone here knows better
What I once refused to be
Is everything they long together
I’d rather be alone.”

This is what elevates high value musical craft to that next level. So many acts just try to make you move, make you dance, take you out of yourself for a minute with melodicism and high tempos and bone-shaking percussion. That’s all well and good. But what about the stuff that tries to get to you at a deeper level while doing that same thing? To move you while you move? I have no problem with the likely ubiquity of this track in the coming days, weeks, and months. Yeah, I’ll tire of it, eventually. But I don’t think I’ll be letting it slip away for a long, long time.

Phoenix is back.

Does anything more really need to be said.

Phoenix – Entertainment

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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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Edwin Van Cleef – Lisztomania (Feat. Jane Hanley), Phoenix Cover

This cover has been out a few weeks but this is for those who have yet to stumble upon this amazing cover of Lisztomania by UK native, Edwin Van Cleef. The cover features a different spin on the vocals from Australia’s Jane Haley who sings with fervor giving the track a new vibe to groove to. The track seems suited for a chill Sunday and to jump start your month of May on a good foot. Enjoy.

Edwin Van Cleef – Lisztomania (Feat. Jane Hanley) Phoenix Cover

– Joel

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EMPT & forthebeat Present: The Top 10 Albums of ’09

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To say the least ’09 was an eclectic year for music, from Animal Collective to Kid Cudi, The Xx to Miike Snow, it seems like everyone had their 15 minutes of fame or should I say 15 seconds, I mean it is the internet age after all. However, when it’s all said and done, there are certain albums that cut through the ruff loop and find a permanent place in our rotation, Et Musique Pour Tous & forthebeat have come together to highlight those records. I’m not a fan of numbered list so I chose not too put these in a particular order because these albums are so different and unique that they shouldn’t really be looked at in terms of which is better, they should be appreciated separately and simply listened to, not categorized. We’re kinda throwing this post together last minute but we’ll revisit it soon with more commentary so hang tight, in the mean time check out some of the albums on the list and expect to hear from us soon, enjoy.

The xx – The xx

 

With spots on the majority of “best of” lists this year, even including a nod on the Fact Magazine “Best Albums of the Decade” list, is the self-titled, debut album from The xx. Each time I listen to this album, I discover a new favorite song. The first few to jump out were “Crystalized” and “Night Time.” But each time I listen, depending on my mood, my favorites change. From the song writing to the production, it’s amazing that this album is the creation of a group of now 20-year-olds, who met at the Elliot School in London, which also boasts famous alums including Hot Chip and Four Tet. Led by the production of Jamie Smith (Beats, MPC, who also goes by Jamie xx as his DJ persona) and life-long friends Oliver Sim (Vocals, Bass) and Romy Madley (Vocals, Guitar), the group lost their fourth member Baria Qureshi (Keys, Guitar) during extensive, world-wide touring, which will continue well into 2010. The reason xx has such mass appeal is because of the band’s ability to brilliantly fit together influences from, according to their MySpace page, Aaliyah to CocoRosie, Rihanna to The Cure, Missy Elliott to Chromatics, The Kills to Ginuwine, Pixies to Mariah Carey, and Justin Timberlake to Tracy + the Plastics. The greatest example is The xx cover of Aaliyah’s “Hot Like Fire.” With the ability to expertly cross-genres, the band suddenly and deservedly reached critical acclaim. Perhaps just as exciting as their debut album were the Jamie xx remixes this year. My favorite of which was Florence and the Machine – You’ve Got The Love (Jamie xx Remix), which leads us into another breakout album of 2009… – KC

The xx – Crystalised

Bat For Lashes – Two Suns

Two Suns is the place where epic fantasy, mystic love, dark adventure and highly ambitious song writing seamlessly come together to take us on a dark yet inspiring cosmic journey into world on Natasha Khan and her hedonistic alter-ego Pearl –

Fresh like the produce isle – that’s a Harlem for them.” – G.O.V

Like Merriweather Post Pavillion, most of the songs on this album require the listener to bring some imagination to the table. There are moments when this genre defying work might leave you in the cold if your not in Natasha fantasy land. Moments when abstract experimentation may have gotten the best of the music but should you dare to escape and enjoy outside of your personal listening needs, the experience will be one of a kind. My taste for all things this year has ended up at exotic, be it girls, music, entertainment, I need it to be something I’m not familiar with. Maybe I traveled too much as a kid or something but I need the atypical and perhaps this is why Daniel is hands down my favorite song of the year. No matter how many times I listen to this song, how close to home her emotional delivery may be, I can never listen to this songs and feel like it’s something I’m familiar with and that my friends, is priceless. – HMJ

Bat For Lashes – Daniel

Florence and the Machine – Lungs

 

Lungs, the debut album from Florence and the Machine, is the UK’s best-selling album of 2009, with over 100,000 copies sold within the first month of release. Led by frontwoman Florence Welch, who credits influences including Annie Lennox, Courtney Love and Kate Bush, Florence and the Machine is known for raw ballads, mostly about violence and death, yet sung in a beautiful, emotion-filled voice. This juxtaposition is daring considering the vividness of each song, but listeners can’t help but get caught up in the passion conveyed. Standout tracks include “Kiss With A Fist,” “Rabbit Heart (Raise Up),” “Dog Days Are Over,” and one of my favorite songs of this year, the commanding “Cosmic Love.” What some declare as its weaknesses are also its strengths – Lungs is an ambitious and sometimes wild debut, but Welch is a standout among her contemporaries. From pop to soul to folk, she takes a number of influences and executes an innovative album. Florence and the Machine go back into the studio in January 2010, and we’re rooting for an equally stunning follow-up. – KC

Florence + The Machine – Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Who would have thought that an extremely weird, overly ambient psychedelic pop album would be on the top of everyone’s list in ’09? An album that requires so much patience and imagination from the listener to the point that it’s borderline inaccessible. Well, pretty much every one. Since the day the album was released, this critically acclaimed album has held title of king. Like I said though, as well received as it may be, this album is not for everyone. As much as people want new, they want familiar and if your always listening for something to bring you back home when your listening to music then this may leave you in the dark. What impresses me the most about this work is how such eccentricity manages to provoke thought and emotion. It’s not everyday you get an album that succeeds like this one did without the band somehow compromising their integrity so this is truly a special one. – HMJ

Animal Collective – My Girls

Miike Snow - Miike Snow

I didn’t have to see the band live to know that Miike Snow’s self-titled debut would be one of my favorite albums of 2009, but their Mercury Lounge appearance, co-headlining with Jack Penate, solidified their place in our top 10 — the show being one of my favorite live performances of 2009.  Surprisingly, however, Miike Snow has been overtly left off most critics’ “best of” lists.  The trio of songwriters and producers, which includes New Yorker and in-house producer for Downtown Recordings Andrew Wyatt, in collaboration with Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, the Swedish production duo known as Bloodshy & Avant, have been the masterminds behind many pop and mainstream acts including Madonna, Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue.  However, their experience doesn’t thwart our love for this album.  Miike Snow is a complete pop revelation, and one of the best indie pop breakouts of the year. – KC

Miike Snow – Animal

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz

One of our favorite artists, and favorite albums this year. Every song has this undeniable energy and magnetism that makes you want to dance, sing and scream like Karen O, (which you will never be able to), desperate to try and mimic a fraction of what she delivers on stage in both presence and performance.The trio (Karen, along with drummer Brian Chase and guitarist Nick Zinner) deliver an impressive record that’s an emotional and beautiful tribute to the love of the dance floor, with  epic tracks like “Heads Will Roll,” “Soft Shock,” “Skeletons,” “Dull Life,” and “Zero,” and acoustic versions of select tracks including “Hysteric” that evokes a different experience of the album altogether. As exciting and amazing as the rock/punk/dance sound is overall, what’s equally amazing is the band’s ability to deliver unbelievable lyrics that are concise and repetitive but powerful time and time again. It’s Blitz proves once again, that following the huge successes of Fever to Tell (2003) and Show Your Bones (2006), Grammy nominations and mass popularity won’t ever mess with the YYY’s overwhelming cool factor. – SL

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll

La Roux - In For The Kill

Lyrics about love and betrayal and that hair… This 80’s inspired electropop duo’s band’s name originates from front-woman Elly Jackson’s French heritage (born in Brixton, UK) and of course her red hair, translating into “the red headed one.” The English electro pop duo’s debut album first hit the scene in 2007 when the debut single “QuickSand” was released on an independent record label, before signing with Polydor Records, who released the full debut album in 2009. The second half of the duo is Ben Langmaid; Langmaid does not perform live with Jackson and refuses to be photographed or interviewed; Jackson holds her own as the stand out of the band. With hits including “Bulletproof,” the second single released, which debuted at # 1 in the UK Singles Chart, “In For the Kill,” and “I’m Not Your Toy,” the debut album threw Jackson onto the scene with a bang, gracing the pages of Rolling Stone, SPIN, NME and hundreds of other features in UK papers, online media and the music blogoshphere. Her performances this past year have also gained her a loyal fanbase, with rave reviews from Leeds, Reading, Glastonbury and U.S. festival debut, All Points West. While 2009 was the year of the red, 2010 looks like it will be the year of the gold for Jackson with her 2010 tour titled “The Gold Tour,” kicking off in April. – SL

La Roux – Bulletproof

Passion Pit – Manners

Passion Pit bathes in the same pool as many other artsy vigilante musicians such as MGMT, Friendly Fires and Late of The Pier. As my tutor at ACM once told me, genres are for people that work at record stores. These guys bring this concept to the next level.

Finding inspiration in a plethora of musical styles, this album grasps you from the first bar of music on the introducing track, Make Light . An indie four-to-the-floor beat with a properly produced drone bass line lays the solid ground for the guitars to slowly unfold their respective voicing. Any song that drags you through three verses of a lyrical depiction of being down in a gutter, to then insist that we have the power within to bring light into our lives is a solid introduction.

And it’s alright
Cause tonight there’s a way I’ll make light
Of my treacherous life.”

The ‘favorite song’ pedestal for this album is a duality fought between Moths Wings and To Kingdom Come. The teasing guitar lick and epic entry of the keys sets my skin alight. I’m a fond believer that if you don’t know what to say, write a letter. Michael addresses the entire lyric of this song to a dear friend in need of advice. Epic.
I could type a novel on each of these tunes, but for logistic reasons, I wont. Seeing as Sleepyhead has been satisfactorily covered in prior posts, I’ll take the pleasure in breaking To Kingdom Come down to its core. Right from the beginning, this tune shines a ray of sunshine up anybody’s yo hole. Even though the lyrics oppose this idea, except for the final pair of words: Feel Alive! Yes sir, I do now. The rest of the lyrical content covers the dilemma of dealing with unnecessary and dumbfounded negative criticism from the people you expect it from the least. I think we can all relate.
All in all, this debut album, to me, is a master piece. They kicked the industry’s door down, and here they are, and they’re here to stay. Some people compare their sound to MGMT and call them a pastiche. I beg of you, stop skimming through albums, pay attention and you’ll see the divine difference between the two. – JCOS

Passion Pit – Little Secrets

Fever Ray – Fever Ray

Fever Ray’s self titled debut album was groundbreaking. The electro sounds and lyrics are similar to frontwoman Karin Dreijer Andersson’s former project The Knife yet evoke an even eerier and emotionally intense feeling that’s fast paced and experimental in sound. Karin delivers a truly unique auditory experience that blends fantasy with the nightmarish and unknown. Seeing Fever Ray perform live at Webster Hall in New York City this year definitely remains unlike any other live show I’ve seen to date. “When I Grow Up,” “Seven,” and “If I Had A Heart” are among the best tracks off the album, with videos that parallel in the strange and unique. The album penetrates your curiosity, half terrifying, half calming, and draws you into Karin’s world that’s highly emotional, complex and wonderfully weird. – SL

Fever Ray – When I Grow Up

Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Who would of guessed that the pop/rock star persona was born in the midst of the Modern age, midway through the 19th century? Pas moi, pas du tout. Phoenix’s fifth achieved album is somewhat of an homage to this period in history. Lisztomania, remixed left right and center since the album’s release, is a direct allusion to the original rock star, Franz Liszt. Contemporary to his arch-rival Wagner, this dood lived it loud, large, and luscious. B!tches n Ho’s, the benjamins in his pocket (different currency at the time, but whatever), and the industries respect. He had the full kwan. Title single, and introductory track to the UK album release, this tune oozes the good ol’ phoenix bounce we all dig. The lyrics touch upon a touchy subject I ponder on quite often: women need to understand something. It’s all good and gold to be sentimental. But there is absolutely no need to be senti-mental. Keep it within boundaries girls. We try our best.
It also evokes the EMPT gospel,

Think less but see it grow, like a riot like a riot oh! Not easily offended … It’s time to show it off.”

What amazes me about every Phoenix album is the dalmatian ways of the guitar sounds: spot on. It is quite insane how the two guitars synergize to forge a soundscape worth admiring. And the keys? Don’t even get me started. They make the chester cheeto crunch that makes this band so unique. Oh, but the vocals are also as unique as a four-breasted PYT with a mute button included. This band is epic. Growing up in the same environment as Air and attending the same high school as Daft Punk and Justice, there is an obvious fact at hand: there must be something in the water in the outskirts of Versailles, cause their sound is crisp and shines like crystals.

Although most lyrics are not historical, the allusions are well embedded. Damn straight: Franz Liszt and his crazy ways; 1901, the approach to the end of Modernism and genesis of the Post Modern realm; The importance of Rome during the Italian unification; and the all failing attempts of armistice during both World Wars. It’s all there boys and girls. No need to hit the books, just sit back and enjoy this culturally enriching excuse for an album. For this isn’t merely an album, it’s the fifth book of a gospel being written in our modern day and age. – JOCS
Phoenix – 1901


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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Decembre

That’s right fool, it’s December 1st and that means a new version of your favorite mixtape maker’s favorite mixtape: Steph Lund’s Le Miel du Mois: Decembre edition. I haven’t told Steph yet but she’s outdone herself yet again. There are so many different spices, seasonings and flavors in this that I think Raekwon is going to have to share the Chef nickname with someone from the new generation, enjoy.

Le Miel du Mois: Decembre

Le Miel du Mois: Decembre features some of my favorite artists, some I have loved a long time (Bloc Party, Sebastien Tellier, Phoenix) and some new favorites (Telepathe, Delorean, Neon Indian). Four artists featured are French, in anticipation for my trip to Paris this month, enjoy and ecoutez: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sebastien Tellier, Phoenix and Soko. Soko is a French model/actress. I included her song “I’ll Kill Her” which first debuted in 2007, but came back in my life recently when listening to DJ AM’s “Elton John Part 3,” I can’t stop listening to it and wanted to include it on this month’s mix, because, well the lyrics are just kind of amazing: s’amuser.”

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1.    Telepathe – Chrome’s On It (Gold Panda Remix)
2.    Charlotte Gainsbourg – Heaven Can Wait (Feat. Beck)
3.    Sébastien Tellier – Divine (Danger Remix)
4.    Mystery Jets – Half  in Love with Elizabeth (Delorean Remix)
5.    Glasser – Apply (Tanlines Remix)
6.    Phoenix – Lisztomania (Alex Metric Remix)
7.    Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone (Three Fingers Remix)
8.    Soko – I’ll Kill Her (JD7’s Killer Mix)
9.    Neon Indian – 6669 (I Don’t Know If You Know)
10.    Fool’s Gold – Nadine (Memory Tapes Version)
11.    Holly Miranda – Waves
12.    Kasper Bjørke – Young Again (Edit)
13.    Bloc Party – Hunting For Witches (Crystal Castles Remix)
14.    Freelance Whales – Starring
15.    Glass Candy – Computer Love
16.    Natureboy – Heart to Fool

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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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The Twelfth Hour

The Twelves

Will someone please explain to me the phenomenon that is time while at work? Doesn’t it feel like right before you get to work time is flying and you can’t move fast enough but the second you sit down it’s like you go into some alternate world and it takes an hour for 5 minutes to pass. Work sucks huh? You know what, I really like the concept of that new Bruce Willis movie. We should have robots that represent us at work while we do important things like thinking of more ways to use robots and not do anything. That probably won’t happen today so I’ve got a little something to help you day dream and procrastinate more than you already do…

The Twelves released a new 60 minute mixtape two days ago and I think my friend Ben’s facebook message describes it best: “new 12s mixtape = predictable amazingness.”  This is the followup to their previous mixtape Episode II, which I never got around to posting but will in the next week or so.  I’ve been listening to this all morning and it rocks, there’s really nothing else to say.  These guys just get it when it comes to song selection and production. The transitions from song to song are seamless, the mash-ups and remixes are top notch and the overall flow and feel is energetic and entertaining all throughout.  it’s quite good.

The Twelfth Hour (Download)

Zeigeist – Humanitarianism (The Twelves Remix)

Zeigeist – Humanitarianism (The Twelves Remix)

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Groove Armada – Drop The Tough (The Twelves Remix)

Drop The Tough (The Twelves B-Live Remix Edit)

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Here’s the set list:

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Phoenix – Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Loves Paris Remixomania)

I saw Phoenix at Terminal 5 about two months ago and what a show it was. Unlike most bands, Phoenix actually sounds better live, the music is as loud and energetic as it is crystal clear. The French men are also quite the showmen, there was one point when lead singer Thomas Mars just laid down right next to the speakers and pretty much relaxed for a songs duration, got right back up and rocked the place all over again. The place was packed and everyone seemed to be having a blast. Great music and lot’s of pretty girls, highly recommended.

Anyways, while this post features the modern Phoenix classic Lisztomania, it is also about one of my favorite producer/remixer duo’s, Holy Ghost!.  Straight out of Brooklyn, the duo is known for their 2008 jam Hold On, after which they have gone on to remix songs for Moby, MGMT, Cut Copy and of course Phoenix. This remix of Listomania is from an awesome compilation called French Attack!, Vol. 2 that I came across while shopping on iTunes. I’m late for the airport so I’ll just leave you guys with my two favorite songs from the album. Enjoy.

Y- Hellow Bye Bye

Y – Hello Bye Bye

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Phoenix – Lisztomania (Holy Ghost! Loves Paris Remixomania)

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Juin

It’s June and traditionally that meant warm weather in NYC but instead were still dealing with this annoying winter/spring/summer hybrid that won’t seem to go away. Fortunately, there are other things to look forward to in the new month, one of those happening is right here on EMPT – Le Miel du Mois. Courtesy of Steph Lund, Le Miel du Mois is a downloadable mixtape full of amazing songs, covers and remixes. This months is fantastic so I’m writing a post about it and highly recommending you check it out. Here’s the song list along with two of my fav’s from the tape, enjoy.

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1. The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)
2. Futurecop! – N.A.S.A
3. Bloc Party – Your Visits Are Getting Shorter
4. The Foals – Red Socks Pugie
5. Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
6. Paul and The Patients – Complaint 15
7. The Twelves – When You Talk
8. Phoenix – Rome
9. Sebastien Tellier – Roche (Breakbot Remix)
10. Kevin Drew – Safety Bricks
11. French Kicks – So Far We Are
12. Peter Bjorn & John – Up Against The Wall
13. The Lust Puppets – We Smoke Fags
14. M.I.A. – Paper Planes (DFA Remix)
15. DiscoTech vs Radiohead – Everything in its Right Place (Gigamesh/DiscoTech Remix)
16. Gui Boratto – Beautiful Life