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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Janvier 2011

I’ve gotten a few email and seen a couple of comments from people asking why we didn’t do a best of 2010 list. Steph finally sent me an answer to that question in the form of a mixtape because we no speak best of 2010 list, we speak music over here. We’re getting a lot of new visitors these days so if you’re not familiar with LMDM I couldn’t think of a better way to get acquainted with the queen of style.

Steph was hitting home runs in 2010, brining us something completely fresh and new for 12 months straight. I’m certainly the biggest LMDM fan and if anyone thinks different we can take this outside and see whose boss! Seriously though, I think I speak for all fans in saying that we appreciate the work Steph puts into these tapes. There’s no question in my mind that LMDM is a labor of love, there’s so much thought and feeling put into it and it translates to everyone that hears it. We appreciate it Steph and look forward to another year of magic…

Yes, this is about mid month 15ish days late…but still, its here. The list below is a special mix for the New Year/wrap-up of the beloved 2010. Instead of choosing my favorite tracks of 2010, I chose  special tracks and artists I featured throughout Le Miel du Mois’ this past year. Most blogs did their ‘best of ‘lists and I think a lot of us agree on what was amazing and what stood out, so rather than echo a round-up list, we thought we would do it a bit different – with a LMDM montage for you to download and here we are…

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Tracklisting:

  1. Of Oceans – In Love, Not Limbo
  2. Jai Paul – BTSU
  3. Keepaway- Yellow Wings
  4. Pop Winds- Met Some New Colors
  5. Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work
  6. The Temper Trap – A Love Lost (Keljet Remix)
  7. Foals – The French Open
  8. Thieves Like Us: Drugs in my Body
  9. Cults – Go Outside
  10. Sleigh Bells- Rill Rill
  11. Pictureplane – Cyclical Cyclical (Atlantis)
  12. Cloudy Busey – Pound Your Town to Hell
  13. My Gold Mask – Bitches (The Hood Internet remix)
  14. Beach House- Norway
  15. Gold Panda – You


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Thieves Like Us – Forget Me Not (Minitel Rose Remix)

Excuse the sparsity in post as of late, I’ve been running around NYC more than ever dealing with all the new Hear No Evil clients and DJ’ing with sir Kevin Casey. I finally caved and decided to take the DJ’ing thing a little more serious because I felt like there was a void in the art form and we could do damage. I treat the DJ sets just like EMPT, entertain with the absolute highest level of quality and originality.  So if you haven’t seen us perform yet stay tuned for the next party, our sets are dirty, risky, edgy, fun, eclectic, fast and pure Hollywood caliber entertainment.

One of my favorite songs to throw on about 30 minutes before the dirty dancing begins is the Minitel Rose Remix of Thieves Like Us’ Forget Me Not. We’re bringing our underground flavor to mainstream parties so I have to ease them in and play this at the beginning of the night. This is really a dirty 3am underground party track that you either dance drunkenly to or sit in a corner with a drink in hand listening, a smoke and thoughts about a love lost or something, ie the picture above.

Some dance to remember, some dance to forget…” – Hotel California, The Eagles

I mean you don’t know if you should be dancing or crying listening to this, now that’s a mind f&#k! The vocal performance on the original is screaming tortured romance and the remix takes that to a whole new level. The gliding synths literally make the track cry, that combined with the energetic synths and dramatic arrangement make this track a complete roller-coaster, fresh. Great entertainment, enjoy.

Thieves Like Us – Forget Me Not (Minitel Rose Remix)

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Fevrier

I get stumped whenever people ask me what kind of music we feature on EMPT, mainly because I think the best style is no style which in turn encompasses all styles, I mean it’s complicated. We don’t follow forumulas here, in fact we avoid them like a superstition. For everyone who want’s to know how we pick songs, well, we turn up the volume really loud and see what feels good. Anyways, I just spent last week in LA and if it wasn’t for this mixtape I would be a very unhappy camper – thanks SL…

I don’t follow any guidelines cause too many ni$#@z ride mine
So I change styles every two rhymes, hah, what the fuck…” (Jay-Z, 1996 22 Two’s)

Le Miel du Mois: Fevrier

A lot of these songs are taken from forthebeat posts from the last two weeks. Forthebeat’s KC found some real gems including an unknown band out of Atlanta called Sunglasses, a South Carolina native called Coma Cinema and then there’s California based Peasant, all acts to definitely look out for this year. Of course I had to include one of my ultimate favorites, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, actually there’s 2 tracks from them on this mix because after all, what’s a month without Karen O? A dull one friends, a dull one.

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Tracklisting:

  1. XXXChange – Roll It Light It Smoke It
  2. The Tough Alliance – Neo Violence (Shazam Remix)
  3. Database vs. French Horn Rebellion – Beaches and Friends (The Twelves Remix)
  4. Sunglasses – Whiplash
  5. The Radio Dept. – Heaven’s On Fire
  6. Ladyhawke – My Delirium (Walter Sobcek Remix)
  7. The xx – VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)
  8. Pinback – Fortress
  9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps (Elite Force Re-Fix)
  10. Thieves Like Us: Drugs in my Body
  11. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Turn Into
  12. The Dig – Penitentiary
  13. Peasant – Thinking
  14. Coma Cinema – Flower Pills
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M.I.A. – Boys (The Twelves Remix)

First of all, this remix is amazing. Now that we’ve addressed that let’s go to the post… While everyone was at the Jay-Z concert on Friday I chose to go seek out some business and catch The Twelves DJ set at NYC’s Webster Hall. I got to the event pretty early so by the time the Brazilian duo started rocking I was a bit tired but my what good music can do for your energy.

In short, The Twelves aren’t the most technical of DJ’s; you won’t get much scratching, looping or cutting from their set, but what you will get is impeccable taste, great song selection and seamless execution.  As many of you know, one of the most exiting things about these guys is their knack for unique dance remixes and their set on Friday had some cool ones I’d yet to hear.  The best part of the show was in fact the remixes, their production decisions and style are nearly unmatched in the remix game, it’s very impressive.  So without further ado, I bring you a special treat today, The Twelves first official mixtape – 30 Minutes of Twelves. After this tape they’ve released another called Episode II, which I also have but will save for part 2 of this post. In the meantime make your Monday a good one and put this on at work, you won’t regret it. To be continued…

M.I.A. – Boyz (The Twelves Remix)

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The Twelves – 30 Minutes of Twelves (Download)