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Sneaky Sound System – Friends (Plastic Plates Remix)

A steady flow of remixes has been spilling out of Plastic Plates‘ bag of tricks, and he has yet to disappoint. His style always takes it to the next level, finding acclaim with his remixes of Adele, Body Language and Katy Perry. This time Plastic Plates (aka Felix Bloxsom) adds his signature groove-matics to Australian electropop outfit Sneaky Sound System.

Each layer of beat and effect lays the framework for this monstrosity of sound. First, a little shake, followed by a kick that makes your heart find a new beat to pulse to. The symphony rounds out and Connie Mitchell‘s vocals slide into the mix.

Friends, why can’t we be friends?
And all the rules they don’t mean a thing
See the daylight brings a brand new star
It feels like nothing makes much sense when you’re the one.

Plastic Plates maintains a powerful consistency with his remixes. I have yet to find one that doesn’t take over my body, head to toe. And that’s just the direction the music moves you. You need at least one track every day that can simultaneously get you hype and chill you out. Try this on for Tuesday.

Sneaky Sound System – Friends (Plastic Plates Remix)

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Octobre 2011

After a month hiatus of Le Miel du Mois is finally back with it’s latest installment and man does it feel good to say that. I saw all the comments and got the emails, I missed it as much as you guys but Steph was in the process of leaving New York for London and I can only imagine how busy she must have been.

The LMDM tapes always seem to take me on this joyful ride of reflection and movement, I guess that’s why so many of us have come depend on it to get our months started.  It’s been a crazy two months around these parts, we’ve got more business then ever and it’s been quite the challenge to manage all of life’s offerings with equal care and attention. Not too long ago I would have felt overwhelmed right now but these days I’m all about welcoming challenges with open arms. When you want something you have to be willing to work for it, it takes discipline, constant adjustments and will but more importantly a perspective and understanding of process…

Flowers need water to grow, it gotta rain
And in order to experience joy you need pain
Every time a baby is born, somebody slain
You know the saying, somebody’s lose is another’s gain
The sun comes out when the water goes down the drain
When the rainbow in the cloud comes out we do it again…” Jay-Z (Gift & The Curse, Guns & Roses)

Anyways, this is another amazing tape completely in tune with the feeling of change offered by the season. So happy to have LMDM back, enjoy.

Its fall! The weather is perfect for some last minute solo strolls with this month’s LMDM. A lot of new artists included whose full EPs/albums are really worth the purchase. Be sure to check out more from Micachu & the Shapes, Ghostpoet, Breton, and 17 year old Zoo Kid. Also, some great new albums out including  The Rapture, M83 and Real Estate, all of which have some new tracks included in the latest mix.’

with love from London! xxx Steph…

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Tracklisting:

  1. M83 – Midnight City
  2. Micachu & The Shapes – Everything
  3. Gauntlet Hair – Top Bunk
  4. Tokyo Police Club – All My Friends
  5. Zoo Kid – Out Getting Ribs (Jack Deezi Remix)
  6. Ghostpoet – Morning (Feat. Micachu)
  7. Handbook – Last Wish
  8. Breton – Kensington System
  9. The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love
  10. Real Estate – Green Aisles
  11. Sneaky Sound System – Big (Oliver Remix)
  12. Alex Winston – Velvet Elvis (Crystal Fighters Remix)


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Sneaky Sound System – Pictures (Greg J Edit)

I DJ’d a wild ass party with Kevin Casey on Wednesday that went till the crack of dawn and I haven’t really slept since so excuse the inevitable typos and random thoughts. Life continues to go at a hundred miles an hour these days so my musical taste is naturally picking up with it. Which explains why I’ve been playing this edit of Sneaky Sound System’s Pictures on repeat this morning and at least once at all my parties. It’s been the perfect track to get people in the mood before the dirty raunchy dance mania begins. It’s also a great track to get ready for the weekend so I’ve been using it to stay awake and run into the weekend in style. The song is classic nu disco, the vocal performance is phenomenal, full of style and enough energy to light up any boring situation.

I’ve got lots of pictures in my head
You better not turn off the projector, oh
And I’ve got lots of pictures in my head
You better not save them all for later

Alright, I have my friends hounding me to go to brunch and a million things to do before the weekend but press play and let this track get you through those last torturous hours of the 9 to 5, enjoy.

Sneaky Sound System – Pictures (Greg J Edit)

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Juillet

This is really one of my dumbest flow’s ever, I haven’t slept in days…

I’ve been up for a good 27 straight at this point, I’m not sure. I went from a session with Fabolous on Wednesday night that ended at about 4 am, up again at 11AM for a meeting to finalize our new partnership to another session with Fab & R. Les that went till about 5 AM this morning. Of course I could have gone home to rest but I wanted to finish up the new LMDM for you guys before I leave for the holiday weekend – the show must go on. So many things are happening right now  and I’m so excited that I’ve literally lost the desire to sleep, I wouldn’t have it any other way. To all my partners, to Steph, to everyone who keeps making this life unforgettable, I appreciate everything we’re doing together, we’re really planting some big seeds, just a matter of time now!

I know that ni&@z would kill for this lifestyle, I’m looking forward to the memories of right now. Never forgetting where I came and no matter where I’m heading I promise to stay the same…”

– Drake (2010, Unforgettable)

Steph sent me this tape yesterday but as you can see there was no way I could have gotten it done but honestly this Friday morning/holiday weekend couldn’t be more appropriate for this sound. Just when all you mixtape makers thought you figured her out she smacks you in the face with yet another mad scientist blend of songs, tempos and genres only a music fiend of the highest level could conjur up.

I don’t follow any guidelines, cause too many ni&$z ride mine so change styles every two rhymes – Jay Z (1996, 22 Two’s)

Seriously though, Stephs got her own flow and it’s one of the reasons why LMDM has been such a big hit on this site and around the internet. All EMPT heads know what I’m talking about and if you’re now to this well then your in for a treat, enjoy.

Le Miel du Mois: Julliet – I loooove summer for so many reasons. A reader from last year described one of the mixtapes like this: “like dancing around the edge of a pool late night with a drink and a cigarette and oversized t-shirts and sometimes getting pushed in and you never remember the photos that get taken but you laugh the whole time,” which I think also holds true to the Le Miel du Mois summer series of tapes for 2010. This entire mix is practically remixes, except a few, including the first track: When I first heard this Baby Jazz song called “The Song for the Season” with lyrics including “Yes, its Christmas time” I knew this was a perfect opener for the July mix… Happy Independence Month.

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Tracklisting:

1.    Baby Jazz – The Song for the Season (Holy Jam)
2.    Chemical Brothers – Star Guitar
3.    Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know (LightsoverLA Remix)
4.    Cold Cave – Life Magazine (Delorean Remix)
5.    Louis La Roche – Missing You (Feat. Ad-Apt)
6.    Minks – Funeral Song
7.    College featuring Anoraak – Fantasy Park (Moulinex remix)
8.    Cloud Nothings – Can’t Stay Awake
9.    Oh Land – Heavy Eyes (Trentemoller Remix)
10.    Polock: Faster Love
11.    Daniel Solar – Got The Funk
12.    Sneaky Sound System – When We Were Young (Breakbot Remix)
13.    Charlotte Gainsbourg – Time of the Assasins (XXXChange Remix)

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Sneaky Sound System – When We Were Young (Breakbot Remix)

I’m in the middle of reading George Orwell’s 1984 which is an incredible book but isn’t helping my obsession and paranoia about the lack of mental freedom and individuality in this world. I mean let’s face it, with companies like google learning every nuance of our personalities, analyzing every single email we get, guiding our taste and so on it’s starting to get a little creepy.

It drops deep, deep as it does in my breath, I never sleep cause sleep is the cousin of death.”

An I’m in a small town hideout in California and it’s going to be 94 degrees today, this is probably as close to fantasy as you can get. I can only think about that type of stuff in passing because it does us no good to focus on what’s wrong, the right thing to do is to focus on what needs to be done to fix it, there’s a big difference. Anyways, it’s just social science fiction after all and the latter mentality fits my environment better so I needed a song to compliment it and Breakbots remix of Sneaky Sound System’s When We Were Young was a no brainer. The Frenchie’s got the funky R&B, new disco, Space Age Bachelor Pad sound down to a T and I can’t get enough of it. This track was made for cold chillin’ so to all the girls in bikini’s at some poolside or beach somewhere this one’s for you. enjoy.

Sneaky Sound System – When We Were Young (Breakbot Remix)

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Fred Falke – French House Remix King

Will French disco house ever get old? I don’t think so. Besides Don Diablo, I don’t many other producers with as many high quality remixes as 33 year old bass player turned producer, Fred Falke. Notice I said high quality, I know there are producers who release something new every two days but we’re talking about mixes that can last, that are many times more engaging and fulfilling than their original counterparts. Anyways, Falke is French and looks more like a member of a jam band than house producer (which should explain the picture of Little Boots). His sound is infectious, uptempo yet never overbearing. Think of it as the perfect background music for your bachelor pad dinner parties. He did some of his most notable non-remix work fellow French co-producer Alain Quême, also known as Alan Braxe, a key figure in the French Electro scene. Together the duo produced what some would describe as very tasteful and glamorous dance music – check out Bliss. Sadly, the two have recently parted ways but continue to make great music. Here’s are some EMPT favorites. Enjoy.

Sneaky Sound System – I Love It (Fred Falke Remix)

Little Boots – New In Town (Fred Falke Remix)

PNAU – Embrace ft. Ladyhawke (Fred Falke Remix)