David Bowie – Golden Years (Tim Fuchs edit)


I love those mornings when you wake up feeling there’s an inexplicable lightness to the day: it’s the dawning of a new era and you’ve conjured up a fresh palette of rose-tinted hues by which to paint your world. Let this groovy number indulge you in the moment as you seamlessly glide into functionalhuman-being mode; the force is with you and the universe is your oyster.

“In walked luck and you looked in time
Never look back, walk tall, act fine.”

David Bowie‘s classic “Golden Years” exudes timeless brilliance and is a real relic of the past four decades. That being said, this edit by Tim Fuchs = limitless bootie-shaking potentiality. This tune will get you up off that thing and grooving, like a real-life Disco Stu. Inconspicuously bobbing your limbs in tempo is a likely side-effect, which is why I recommend this for anyone and everyone on their morning journey to work.

You may find yourself pelvic thrusting in your mind… and notice a certain ‘je ne sais quois’ in the air. Everything, especially the mundane, is particularly amusing. Falling in love with the nuances of the daily grind, these subtleties are what shape the essence of your narrative. Everywhere there’s a story to be told, unfolding moment by moment as you strut along.

These are your golden years, to be enjoyed here and now. Memories are but fleeting mirages of the past, and as Jack Kerouac said “Sweet life continues in the breeze, in the golden fields.” Coagulating in your consciousness, past experiences further refine your present state of [disco-looping] awareness.

“Ill stick with you baby for a thousand years
Nothing’s gonna touch you in these golden years,
Golden years, gold whop whop whop.”

David Bowie – Golden Years (Tim Fuchs edit)


EMPT Presents – S U M M E R N I G H T S: a n t i – d a y 1a by Ryan Radler

I’m a hundred miles and running right now so I have no choice but to make this a quick one.

Ryan sent me a brand spanking new mixtape over the weekend and talk about perfect timing! My BB won’t stop buzzing with emails, I have music to produce, restaurants to curate, DJ sets to finish and all in the before Friday when I fly out to DR to spin at a beach party. Life is going fast right now and I have no intention on slowing up. Anyways, Ryan says this is a pensive tape but for those of us in the fast lane it’s more like the perfect balance. Gotta run but here are the notes I was sent regarding this tape, pretty much says it all, enjoy.

For all those who live in the fast lane, the new Anti-day series

Ok so this week, I was hoping we could drop my SUMMER NIGHTS MIX: anti-day 1a. It’s a departure from the norm and could be a nice way to “mix up” the feature/series. The theme is a little more pensive and dare I say even a bit sensitive? I would suggest a WARNING to only play this thing at night when the mood is right. It’s sort of like in the movie Gremlins but opposite I guess. LOL. And anyways- Space Age Bachelor Pads only really come alive at night right? Mine does! HAHAHA!
Below is a short anecdote about my own personal experience with the mix:
I recently took my girl out in my 1983 Gold Datsun 280zx (“Goldie”) for a moonlight drive all over the hills and valleys of Los Angeles. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate moment to kick on my SUMMER NIGHTS MIX 1A.
It was a very hot day in LA so we also had the luxury of an unusually warm evening. We drove up the 110 freeway from Downtown  to Pasadena and beyond, weaving in and out of side streets and neighborhoods unknown. The bright, white moon was low in the sky, drifting behind the tall palm tree silhouettes- sometimes disappearing behind a hill of pine trees- only to reappear across a valley of orange street lamps and blinking buildings.
Halfway through the mix I realized that my acceleration and turning were being less directed by me and more by the beats and melodies of the music. The mix completely took over the steering wheel just like in Knight Rider or Iron Eagle!

s u m m e r n i g h t s: anti-day 1A

2. Arcadia – APPARAT
4. We Are The People – EMPIRE OF THE SUN
6. Golden Age – BECK
8. A Fond Farewell – ELLIOT SMITH
9. E-bow The Letter – R.E.M.
10. Codex – RADIOHEAD
11. Life Is A Gamble – MARVIN GAYE
12. To The Lighthouse – MEMORY HOUSE
14. I Wanna be Adored – STONE ROSES
15. I Cried Like A Silly Boy – DEVOTCHKA

EMPT Presents – S u m m e r N i g h t s 1 a by Ryan Radler by Et Musique Pour Tous