There’s a million things happening today and I can barely sit still to write but it’s Friday and I had post a little something to light up those pre-games. London’s mystery duo Monarchy released this funky love song last year and along with it came a barrage of great remixes by Holy Ghost, Treasure Fingers and Benny Bennasi to name a few. All are good but the Treasure Fingers is strictly made for the dance floor which makes it my favorite of the bunch.
The song is about a dude experiencing a good but overwhelming love that’s taking over his mind. In the hook he pleads for the emotions to go away while cleverly using double meaning to admit that he still likes it.
Love get out of my way get out of my way, Get out of my way Love what you doing to me…
I have a love hate relationship with those lyrics. I love it because I’ve been there before and I hate it because there are better ways to deal with those emotions. The truth is most of us have been in this situation before, when you want to move on from something but can’t because of mixed emotions, comfort, feelings and the past etc. In the end everything works out but theres always that complicated in between time that leaves you feeling funny. In these situations it is especially important to know what you want, express yourself honestly and respect the person you’re dealing with. I know that’s easier said than done and the person you’re dealing with may not want to hear it but holding feelings inside or leading people on is what makes love overwhelming. If your straight up with people you’ll never do something silly like pushing away a friend or loved on. On top of that you could build on your love, friendship or whatever on better terms. Anyways, gotta run to a meeting but I wanted to get that one up for your after work entertainment, enjoy.
As usual I was completely destroyed after our party so excuse the no post yesterday. The Le Souk Noctambule was a huge success, I think we had over 400 people partying, fresh. Thanks to everyone that came out, I hope you had a blast. There will be more very soon…
And ’em back to the lecture at hand…” – Snoop Dogg
G.O.V. stopped by my apt last night with some new music and he played me his remix of Cross The Dancefloor and I instantly fell in love. His verse is basically about two people who choose to dance and enjoy themselves over everything, I like that attitude. You ever see someone at a party get accidently pushed or something and then they’re all pissed off and mad for the rest of the night? I really feel sorry for people who have such easy triggers. The funny thing is that that person will go ahead and say his night was ruined by the guy who pushed him but the truth is that by making the choice to get mad and even worse stay mad, he or she ruined their own night. Moral of the story is don’t give yourself a headache over little things and make the concious choice to never let anyone ruin your day, night, week, month or life. They won’t like your enlightment and perspective but that’s what haters do…
They gonna be hatin’, throwing yellow flags, excessive celebrating But they don’t understand that your leg just wont stop shaking and you know I ain’t fakin… – G.O.V.
Now that the parties over we’re back in business so I can’t stay and chat but let G.O.V. get you ready for the weekend in style. This is an EMPT exclusive, enjoy.
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:Â “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.”
- Vega – No Reasons
- Ladyhawke – Paris Is Burning
- Tanlines – Saw
- Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over
- Soulwax – Krack
- Walter Sobcek -Â Traciâ€™s Party
- The Go Find – Everybody Knows Itâ€™s Gonna Happen, Only Not Tonight
- Sebastien Tellier – Kilometer (1001010101001 Remix)
- The Temper Trap – Science of Fear
- Klaxons – Its Not Over Yet (Brodinski Remix)
- Treasure Fingers – Cross The Dancefloor (Lifelike Remix)
- Chromeo – Night By Night
- Lookbook – True to Form (Gigamesh Remix)
- Bodi Bill – Tip Toe Walk (Siriusmo Remix)
- Toro Y Moi – Blessa
- WhoMadeWho – I Lost My Voice (Moulinex Remix)
I was at the W Hotel last night for the final installment of their “Symmetry: DJ series” and I have to say, I’ve never been to a more bumping yet smooth low-key event in my life. Treasure FingersÂ DJ’d the event with an eclectic song selection, flawless transitions, and a perfect sense of buildup and crowd interaction. The event is very laid back in nature but Andy was doing such a great job with the tunes that it kinda got to the point when people were looking at each other wondering “is it ok to dance now? ‘Cause I wanna dance.”
I was talking EMPT plans with Jeronimo when a song came on that stopped me mid-sentence. When I say he had a perfect sense of build up, I mean it. Ever read the tipping point? This was it. Being fooled by the idea that I was listening to the original, within a few bars of the song I realized it was actually his own remix of one of my favorite songs of ’08, Empire of the Sun’s Walking On A Dream.
We are always running for the thrill of it, thrill of it
Always pushing up the hill searching for the thrill of it
On and on and on we are calling out and out again
Never looking down Iâ€™m just in awe of whatâ€™s in front of me.”
Anyways, thanks to the good folks over at Think PR who do a fantastic job putting this event together, I can’t wait to see what they have in store for next year, enjoy.
With all the remixes out at this point I still find myself going back to the good olâ€™ original.