Music Remixes

EMPT Premiere: Shindu – Just Go (Reflex Remix)

So, I’ve been lucky enough to have been rocking this on my iPod for two months now. And now it’s time that, as faithful listeners of all things good here at EMPT, we brought you the exclusive premiere one week in advance of its release: The Reflex remix of Shindu’s Just Go.

Just Go is a homage to doing what you feel like doing and not giving much thought about what ifs. The true value of this piece of sonic greatness lies in the way that Ludmila Cassar and André Dalcan (a pair both in and outside the studio) –in all aspects– vibrate at the same frequency. The result is a concoction they’ve called ‘Sea Disco’. It has 1 part nu disco, 1.5 parts synth pop and 1/2 pure indie dance. Or so I believe is the recipe (we’d have to ask them).

Sir Jerry Bouthier (Continental Records head and main A&R) sure knows how to select only the best from what France has to offer. And righteously so, he’s one of the main remixers and curators of Kitsuné Maison label/fashion house and all around powerhouse of good taste. I’ve been following Reflex’s work for the last year now and proof that I am not alone in the thought that amazing things are lined up for this duo from a place in the world that has a big big part of my heart — the South of France –is that a plethora of their remixes and reworks have made it to Kitsuné Maison compilations with great success.

One thing that we pride ourselves here at EMPT is not only handpicking the best the world of music has to offer but highlighting artists that we believe will be at the forefront of high quality music in the future. Reflex is just that. And we couldn’t be more proud to share this one with you.

Make sure you stay on the look out for December 10 on all digital outlets so you can purchase this cool tune. In the meantime, hit play as many times as you’d like after the break.

Shindu – Just Go ( Reflex Remix ) by REFLEX


Shindu – Happy House

The beloved Kitsuné sent me this last week and of course great. Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kurok’s team has only been around since 20o2 and they already flaunt an impressive amount of high quality music releases and an influential clothing line. They’ve been at the forefront of every major indy movement since then and continue to pioneer with every record. If you’re game is fashion and music keep your eyes open for Kitsune, they’re a blueprint to study.

Their latest release is a cover of the 80’s hit Happy House by Siouxsie And The Banshees. Keeping true to the trend I spoke about yesterday, this track also has that tropical percussion heavy summer vibe you’ll find hard to resist. Additionally, the songs satirical lyrics poke fun at the people who love to put up a front in their day to day lives. You know the types, they’re miserable but lie to themselves and others in order to keep up whatever poser image it is they want to project. Unfortunately, they all stick together so all you see if poser justifying poser creating this system of fluff that’s impossible to get around.

That’s why my close friends are either too honest for their own good or flat out assholes. Both will tell me what they feel at any time and act on their own accord which helps keep things in perspective. In my book happiness and reality go hand and hand, when you live around the fake you’ll always have something to question which will lead to insecurity which leads to… you get the idea. Alright, I gotta bounce but peep this tropical satire on yet another hot summer day. Enjoy.

Shindu – Happy House

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