EMPT Presents: Le Miel du Mois Novembre 2013

I just watched Seeking a Friend for the End of the World while working on the November edition of LMDM and it really made me think about how we live our lives like we’re not going to die one day. If your days were numbered, which they actually are, would you have the same fears, what would you cherish and value, would you lose your inhibitions, your safety nets, would your culture matter, would you try all the things you keep thinking about, what would you do? It’s fascinating how the idea of living free sounds so radical but that’s what the social engineering does, it makes you stop when you should go. It makes people who speak out against the programming sound like they’ve lost their minds, are immature and don’t have a grasp on reality…

In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – Orwell

It makes fear comforting and fearlessness rebellion when it’s actually human nature. My life is challenging right now, not for any imaginary matrix created problem but because I’m trying to regain power over my creative nature and lose the programming that I’ve come to realize is trying to guide my actions…

Dear God, I wonder can you save me? Illuminati want my mind soul and my body.” – Jay-Z

Thank the moon and the stars for music man because sometimes art is the only place I can go to find truth. I say sometimes because there’s also a deliberate dumbing down of art and culture for the purpose of blurring the lines between trash and high quality but that’s another subject on its own. But that’s why in the age of excess the true currency is taste, selectiveness and honest sources. That my friends is why LMDM resonates. It’s not a tape that’s trying to accomplish a marketing goal, Steph isn’t trying to convince you of anything, we’re not trying to sell a damn thing…

Now before I finish, let me just say
I did not come here to show out, did not come here to impress you
Because to tell you the truth when I leave here I’m GONE!
And I don’t care what you think about me – but just remember
When it hits the fan brother, whether it’s next year, ten years
Twenty years from now, you’ll never be able to say
That these brothers lied to you JACK!”

At the end of the day EMPT & LMDM isn’t what we do, it’s what we love and I hope that we can continue to offer that distinction with absolutely no compromise. Long time LMDM listeners know the first song always makes a statement and Wolf Alice’s Blush is what got this whole post in motion –

Don’t chicken out it’s all good, you’re allowed to be what you could…”

That ethereal vibe, emotion and beauty is carried out throughout the entirety of Novembre 2013 which twist and turns from acoustic to electronic in the most interesting and futuristic way only Steph can pull off. You can really lock into this duality in the middle with the Romare track which is just incredible. Yet another work of art to add to this amazing collection. I know I’m all over the place today but that’s where my life is right now, I can’t see the limits of my own thinking and I don’t want to, I just want to express it and I don’t want to wait. Steph’s tapes always give me a platform because they’re so full of life and awesomeness, press play & enjoy.

Every LMDM is created from memories and experiences, so it should come across and feel like its an ongoing story… the last song to me always feels like it could be the first..because like all of our world’s – its about that ongoing, ever-changing, up and down, but above all, amazing, path …”



Wolf Alice – Blush
H-Town – They Like It Slow (Star Slinger Refix)
Tanlines – Not the Same
Prince Innocence – Golden Hour
Wise Blood – Spider Web
Jake Bugg – Simple As This
Romare – Down the Line (It Takes A Number)
Jagwar Ma – Come Save Me
The Babe Rainbow – Love Forever
Matthew Lee Cothran – No Way Out
Blood Orange – Chamakay
The Growlers – One Million Lovers
Coma Cinema – White Trash VHS

EMPT Exclusive – Full Moon: Mix De Lune

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Ooooooo the excitement is raging in me as we speak.  Ever since I got word of the Full Moon party on Governor’s Island the anticipation has seemed like it’s going to last forever but alas the event is only two weeks away! Some of our favorite artist’s that we crave and love so much here at EMPT, as you will see listed below, are in the musical line up for the event.  Not only that but there is going to be yummy food to coat your stomachs as I am sure the alcohol intake is going to be massive, let’s not lie about it!  And for those of you feeling generous and full of Summer love there is a benefit called FLEET4hearME,  providing children in orphanages the ability to make music, the jewelry is dope so your doing a good deed and giving yourself some extra style. I think that’s pretty dope, so give your self some good Summer karma, ya?! Alright guys I am not going to go on and on because all the info about this panty droppin’, music mayhem, Full Moon craziness is all below:


Inspired by the mythical power of the full moon and the famous parties of Southeast Asia, MATTE’s Full Moon develops this narrative with New York’s distinct culture and edge – a transcendental beach party in the center of New York Harbor with sounds, art and food from a carefully curated lineup of musicians, DJs, artists, and chefs.

Full Moon 2013 is New York’s not-to-be-missed summer music event, blurring the line between festival and dance party. In 2012, Full Moon was attended by over 2,500 of New York’s finest and written up by titles such as Bullett Magazine, NY Mag and VICE.

This year, The Beach at Governors Island serves as an urban paradise for Full Moon – a sunset over the Statue of Liberty, a moonrise over Lower Manhattan.

Full Moon’s 2013 lineup will feature Miami Horror, Tanlines, Wild Belle, Cyril Hahn, Float Fall, The Knocks, Yuksek, & more.

Alright so this sounds Fu$%ing exciting right!? I know EMPT is gonna be there so everyone reading this better get your sexy Summer asses there as well.  Here is where you can purchase tickets and check out the facebook link for more info and inspiration!

See you all there, press play and get pumped up for June 22nd, enjoy!

Check out last years Full Moon Recap and then get down on the mix, YOU’RE WELCOME!


Wild Belle – Keep You (Ticklah Remix)
Miami Horror – I Look To You
Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix)
Tanlines – Real Life (Memory Tapes Remix)
Yuksek – The Edge (Aeroplane Remix)
The Knocks – The Feeling (Edwin Van Kleef Remix)
Miami Horror – Holidays (Cassian Remix)
Solange – Losing You (Cyril Hahn Remix)
Darius & Le Crayon – Alicia
Air Zaire – Reaction
Little Daylight – Overdose (Tippy Toes Remix)
Tanlines – All of Me
Yuksek – Extraball (Breakbot Remix)
Miami Horror – Make You Mine (Fred Falke Remix)
The Knocks feat. St. Lucia – Modern Hearts (Club Edit)
Wild Belle – Its Too Late (Snakehips Remix)


Tanlines – Real Life (Memory Tapes Remix)

The weather in New York City is absolutely horrid. It’s dark, cold, wet and plain ol’ dull. Desperate times like this call for a serious musical escapes which is why I’m posting the Memory Tapes tropically infused remix of Tanlines’ Real Life. Memory Tapes doesn’t stray too far from the original on this one but the changes he does make perfectly suit the songs heavily percussive sunset mood. As with all good tracks, the instrumental is nothing but a canvas to the lyrics that really give the song it’s meaning…

For a minute I was lost,
I looked out away
For a minute I was lost,
I looked out away.
I was looking for a home,
I was looking for a home.

Dealing with people from the past is tricky because they always have this memory of you that probably has little to nothing to do with the person you are in the present. Don’t get me wrong some people never change and it would be foolish to ever give them a clean slate. There are times however when change is genuine and letting go of the past is the right move. That’s what this song is about, trying to explain to someone that it’s a new beginning and whatever foolishness ruined the past is no longer around.

You might think I’m still that way,
It’s only natural
It was a past life thing,
It was a past life thing-
It wasn’t anything at all.

Alright, looks like I’ll have to keep this on repeat if I wanna battle these dreary conditions, enjoy.

Tanlines – Real Life (Memory Tapes Remix)

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Avril

And we’re back… First of all, let me say thanks to everyone who came to the very first Noctambule, the event was a huge success and it looks like we’ll be doing it again next week so stay tuned. Thanks to all the press people that showed love, thanks to the Jets players who showed and wish to remain anonymous, thanks to all my music friends, I love all of you all and it was a pleasure meeting all the new faces, let’s hang out soon. The Chainsmokers killed it.

I was in recovery mode most of yesterday so I’m a day late releasing the new installment of LMDM but it’s finally here and it rocks, as usual. However, this tape is nothing like the last but it’s still just as good if not better and it couldn’t be more in tune with the weather. Seriously, put on some headphones and go outside with LMDM Avril on, the shit just makes sense! Anyways, it’s been a long week and I’m trading Manhattan for the beach, enjoy…

Le Miel du Mois: Avril – this mix is mostly inspired by bands I recently saw at sxsw, one of the most funtastic musical adventures ever. happy spring xxsteph.

Le Miel du Mois at work? That’s much better than work at work! Download
  1. Pictureplane – Cyclical Cyclical (Atlantis)
  2. Tanlines -  Z
  3. The ABC Club – Thieving Magpie
  4. Keepaway -  Yellow Wings
  5. Polock – Fireworks
  6. Family of the Year – Princess & the Pea (feat. Willy Mason)
  7. Alaska in Winter – Berlin
  8. Caribou – Odessa
  9. Phenomenal Handclap Band – Baby (Clock Opera Remix)
  10. The Kissaway Trail – SDP
  11. Broken Bells – The High Road
  12. As the Stars Fall – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
  13. Liars – No Barrier Fun
  14. Local Natives – Wide Eyes

Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Janvier

I haven’t posted anything in the New Year for two reasons, one I haven’t found a song worthy of your time and more importantly the 1st of the month is reserved for Steph Lund’s hit mixtape Le Miel du Mois and that’s how I wanted to set it off. Unfortunately the New Year means an even busier schedual for me so I can’t sit here and talk this one up as much as I’d like to but as usual Steph has given us a new mixtape with a unique flavor and vision, here are some words from the mixtape queen herself, enjoy.

Le Miel du Mois: Janvier:
2010. May the year be: “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” – Daft Punk. May we dance harder, love better, play faster, and live stronger. And if we do make mistakes in 2010, which we will, may they make the next step of our lives brighter and better for having made that mistake. Long live disco. Long live the dancefloor. Long live the queen. Long live the generation that is us. Happy New Year and welcome to 2010.”

Le Miel du Mois at work? That’s much better than work at work! Download


  1. Vega – No Reasons
  2. Ladyhawke – Paris Is Burning
  3. Tanlines – Saw
  4. Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over
  5. Soulwax – Krack
  6. Walter Sobcek -  Traci’s Party
  7. The Go Find – Everybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen, Only Not Tonight
  8. Sebastien Tellier – Kilometer (1001010101001 Remix)
  9. The Temper Trap – Science of Fear
  10. Klaxons – Its Not Over Yet (Brodinski Remix)
  11. Treasure Fingers – Cross The Dancefloor (Lifelike Remix)
  12. Chromeo – Night By Night
  13. Lookbook – True to Form (Gigamesh Remix)
  14. Bodi Bill – Tip Toe Walk (Siriusmo Remix)
  15. Toro Y Moi – Blessa
  16. WhoMadeWho – I Lost My Voice (Moulinex Remix)

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