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Mitch Murder – The Touch (Nite Sprite Remix)

Every once in a while, you encounter a song that has mastered the perfect blend of old and new, one that spirals your ears into nostalgia while simultaneously creating a new toe tapping beat that sticks to the walls of your brain. Alas, that is this song for me today. Mitch Murder is the multi-talented alter ego of Swedish producer, Johan Bengtsson. I was drawn to this remix (and four track release) because it reminded me a lot of Russ Chimes’ three part music story, Midnight Club. Similar concepts, but totally different ideas and back stories, which is probably why I’m so thrilled about this. I rarely do this, but I’m borrowing the text that I found on the soundcloud page of this story, because it’s well worded and gets to the point quickly:

As the story goes Mitch is an overworked Wall Street I.T. from the 80’s who dreams at night other realities for himself. These are the soundtrack to his dreams. The first offering, “The Touch” is the retro-futuristic anthem of a peaceful world that’s just uprisen from it’s dark chaotic post apocalyptical past. Straddling the line of french touch, 80’s soundtrack and robot disco band music it seamlessly carves out it’s own sound space.”

I love that! Anything that has to do with uptight and overworked money wranglers on Wall Street losing their cool and going nuts-o, makes for an entertaining and hella wild roller-coaster ride of insanity. Movies have done a pretty good job of depicting this storyline (see: Leo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street”), but I rarely hear a song, rather, a set of songs, attempt to tackle the same subject matter. It definitely feels twisted, when you listen to all four in one sitting, like there’s something shady going on but definitely on a sub-molecular, micro-cosmic level. I almost prefer the musical rendition, because it leaves more to the imagination, rather than building the story up and then dropping it before your eyes all at once without any other choice. There is no set storyline, there’s just a subject and a pretext to that subject’s mental well-being. That’s all you really get.

I recommend listening to all four songs, but this remix happens to be my favorite of the lot. I also recommend a good pair of headphones and an open mind, because if your ears could funnel movies into your brains without your eyes, I would imagine the experience to be something like this.

Mitch Murder – The Touch (Nite Sprite Remix)

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Russ Chimes – Turn Me Out

It’s not the norm here at EMPT for us to feature a radio rip of a song. But when it’s this good, we’ll take what we can get. And even moreso when we (or Russ for that matter) know the destiny of this leak and if it will ever see an official release. That said, who is he kidding? What label wouldn’t kill to release this?

Russ Chimes’ spanking new original production somehow made it into the radio, specifically Annie Mac’s Special Delivery.

Turn Me Out is an anthem, and not your bubble gum prog house anthem, no. It’s a song of epic proportions with soaring vocals and a rise and first break that hits you like a heart attack. The quality, the layers and the incredible attention to detail in every song he crafts is definitely his secret sauce. I will bargain most of the words that I’d normally put down on a write up for these, because I think that with them I am sumarizing everything I’d like to share with you about this Russ Chimes punk:

If he actually releases this tune before 2012 ends he will have become my selection for the Best Breakthrough Producer of 2012. And it only took him 3 singles singles (see Back 2 You and Never Look Back).

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Russ Chimes – Back 2 You

Due to the follies of aging, I don’t typically listen to bang0rs these days, but when I do…they’re by Russ Chimes. The London-based maestro recently released another dancefloor chafer in the mold (but not moldy) of all his previous top notch, refined originals and remixes. Chimes tossed his patented flow all over “Back 2 You,” a succulent blend of synth and bass that weaves in and out, combining lush buildups with gentle drops, as is Chimes tradition.

And it’s a splendid tradition. Chimes makes music designed for open roads and blue skies, when you want to push down on the pedal, spin those windows down, and never let go. It’s energetic yet breezy, the type of music that gets your blood-flowing and your mind relaxed simultaneously. It’s “Expressway Music.”

“Back 2 You” has Friday written all over it. Upbeat, carefree, and smooth–it’s how you should operate during any proper weekend.

Russ Chimes – Back 2 You

Bonus:

Russ Chimes – Never Look Back

If you’ve never seen the video for Chimes’ Midnight Club EP, take 16 minutes out of your day to watch this work of art, that blends sound, art, and story-telling in a pretty brilliant way.