Music Remixes

Visitor – Coming Home (Lifelike Remix)

On September 10th, Visitor will finally unleash their “Coming Home” EP, equipped with a Pu Pu Platter of remixes courtesy of Lifelike, Viceroy, FM Attack, Vanguard and a slew of other sexy music making superheroes. The EP was teased what feels like over a year ago in a Fear of Tigers podcast in which he unleashed Lifelike’s remix, and is a two pronged work of surreal, new wave electro-pop anthems.

Like anything Visitor births, “Coming Home” is an essential, roller coaster piece of electro-pop driven by synths, melting 80s-ish vocals, and sugary lust. It’s the type of song that transports you inside of a Sega Genesis, when you ran around in circles with Sonic the Hedgehog racking up gold circles with that silly haircut and shoe combo, and bringing a world of pain unto Doctor Eggman. (Note: if they make that game for the Wii, these songs definitely belong on the soundtrack.)

All I have to listen to in iTunes now is this rip of Lifelike‘s remix, which once again demonstrates his utter mastery of that dreamy French touch sound. While I doubt the incessant stuttering “Cuh” intro from the rip will be a part of the official release, it’s kind of grown on me. Keep an eye out for the other remixes and the next time you’re heading home from a rough day at the office or for a family reunion, toss this one on. It’ll set the mood.

Visitor – Coming Home (Lifelike Remix)


Their remix to Lifelike and Yota’s party anthem is a late night babymaking machine/workout playlist gem.

Lifelike – Love Emulator (Visitor Remix)


Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix)

It doesn’t matter if you love or hate Destiny’s Child. It doesn’t matter if you used to love ‘Say My Name‘ and ever since that ex girlfriend of yours dumped you, you started hating it. Because, what Vancouver native Cyril Hahn did to the track, is nothing short of magic. With a mixture of RnB and some effects, he flipped this song upside down.

Speaking with Hector about this track we were discussing the fact that it is really interesting when we come across something labeled as a remix but upon hearing it realize it’s something completely new. At least in my personal experience I’ve come across a re-work like this very few times. I can’t stop listening to this version and I applaud Cyril Hahn for it; and hope he keeps pushing out works like these. This is the product of creativity, craft and good taste in fusing genres. That said, I wondered what could’ve sparked this remix? So, I asked.

And as the real nice guy he is, Mr. Hahn himself gave EMPT an exclusive insight into this remix. Here are a couple of excerpts:

When I started working on the song I had just finished a mixtape featuring a lot of new house music such as Fort Romeau, Disclosure, Octo Octa, Kidnap Kid etc which definitely influenced the way I worked on the song.

It’s kind of ironic cause I used to hate house/dance music when I was younger and never saw myself writing a song with a steady kick drum.

My goal was to do something different without losing some sense of coherence in my sound.

Somebody described my music as “sensual codeine vibes” and I think it’s kind of fitting.”

Most songs evoke moments, and on most of my posts I tend to pair the featured song with a specific mood or moment(s). This is not the case. This song is for absolutely no moment in particular. It is to be listened to without interruptions and while doing absolutely nothing. Take it in, and enjoy.

If you feel that you’ve been left wanting more, check out Cyril’s Soundcloud and Facebook Page:

[UPDATE]: It so happens that the guy in the picture I posted was not Cyril. He pointed the fact and I’ve since replaced the image with one of himself taking a picture. He says he’s sorry that he doesn’t have any pictures of himself but that he wants people to focus on his music and not on himself.

Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix)