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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Fevrier et Mars 2012

It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally here. LMDM is back and the beloved mixtape is as my greatest inspiration would put it, insanely great. Per usual Steph captures a multitude of feelings, emotions and styles sure to keep the worst of music skimmers engaged and entertained. All the selections come together to portray a sort melancholic hope that instigates both thoughts of lost loves and desired passions. Great art always explores both coast, it always makes you think of the sad while inspiring the beautiful. LMDM is great art to me and throughout this unique combination of February & March that’s exactly what happens.

Born & raised on EMPT, Le Miel du Mois has become one of our most special and cherished offerings. Press play on this one, you won’t regret it.

The latest mixtape is a ‘Fevrier et Mars’ combination, since I was back and forth London/New York the last 7 months, I had to combine these two in one. The opening track and closing track to the LMDM’s are probably the ones I spend most time on, making sure they fit in opening/closing, so I hope you’ll find it right to fit your own close to March. Favorite artists I’m listening to right now are the latest from Youth Lagoon, Grimes, Tennis, Summer Camp, Breton and Beach Fossils. Also love what I’ve heard so far from Lefse Records new artist, Way Yes. Excited for more and for those that went to sxsw, tell us what some of your favorite artists you discovered there were.Want to hear about the new miels.

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

Tracklisting:

  1. Oberhofer – Dead Girls Dance (Way Yes Remix)
  2. The Drums – Days (Trentemoller Remix)
  3. Wildcat! Wildcat! – Mr Quiche
  4. Young Empires – Enter Through The Sun
  5. Way Yes- Important
  6. Luca C & Brigante – Lucio
  7. Craft Spells – After The Moment
  8. SebastiAn- Embody
  9. Fujiya & Miyagi – Collarbone
  10. Breakfast in Fur – I Dont Care
  11. Tennis – Origins
  12. Grimes – Genesis
  13. Beach Fossils – Shallow

 

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EMPT Presents – S U M M E R : a n t i – w i n t e r 2 c by Ryan Radler

I was in complete denial about summer ending till I went to the Caribbean this weekend and felt that amazing Cabarete beach weather – yeah summer is over. I’ve been traveling a lot my whole life, there’s something about waking up in different countries within a matter of days that does it for me. I’ll never take that for granted and music has made it possible so cheers to that.

I woke up this morning still feeling like an islander but regaining my New York State of Mind and the first thing I did was put on the new anti-winter tape. The weather in NYC is fantastic, it’s in that perfect limbo between hot and cold, it feels like change and this new tape compliments that to perfection. The opening sequence here is wonderful, Trophy Wife to Poolside’s blissful cover of Harvest Moon and then Fleetwood Mac and on and on, all I could do was lay in bed with a smile. Ryan has a knack for blending traditionally unrelated beautiful music in a way you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else and I highly appreciate it.

We sparked a doobie at like 8 am on Sunday morning after our DJ set with the one of the executives behind the weekend long event. Long story short, he was telling us how his companies creative approach is to introduce people to art they’re not familiar with. He goes out of his way to fly in acts from around the world to give the Dominican audience something new and refreshing. I loved hearing that and listening to Ryans eclectic selection brings me right back to that moment. Life is full of endless possibilities, limitless offerings and  keeping an open mind to explore all of it makes ones experience that much richer. Anyways, press play in the latest installment of anti-winter, start your day off in style and expand those musical horizons, enjoy.

S U M M E R : a n  t i – w i n t e r 2c

1. Canopy Shade – TROPHY WIFE (PRODUCED BY PLAID AND TROPHY WIFE)
2. Harvest Moon  – POOLSIDE
3. Sweet Little Lies – FLEETWOOD MAC
4. Strange Days – THE DOORS (THIEVERY CORP.)
5. Chlorophyl – MILLIONYOUNG
6. So Free (Feat. Paula Abdul) – SHINE 2009 (JENSON SPORTAG MIX)
7. Surf Erie – MONSTER RALLY
8. Self Control – SUNDAY GIRL (YOUNG EMPIRES REMIX)
9. Sun Goddess – HENRY MANCIINI
10. Southern Shores – BONFIRE
11. Record Collection (Perseus Karaoke Mix) – MARK RONSON ( PERSEUS MIX)
12. Self Control (Young Empires remix)
13. ’99 Style – POKA
14. Beach Slalom – BOS ANGELES
15. TLC – FISHING
16. The Devil Gives Me Everything Except What I Need – WILLIE WEST
17. Promise Me Eternity – MOOD RINGS
18. Blue Moon – ELVIS (THE SUN SESSIONS)

EMPT Presents – S U M M E R : a n t i – w i n t e r 2 c by Ryan Radler by Et Musique Pour Tous

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Young Empires – Rain Of Gold

South Park gives Canada a hard time but believe it or not the Canucks are responsible for some pretty cool shit these days. I mean Jim Carrey gave us Ace Ventura (Part 1 of course), Chromeo Fancy Footwork , Wayne Gretzky was the man, Joni Mitchell never lies and Canadians even invented IMAX, go figure.  The latest gift from up North is a Trio from Toronto that goes by the name of Young Empire; Jake Palahnuk, Robert Aaron Ellingson and Matthew Vlahovich could have started EMPT with me. Their musical vision is to marry music with the high life and anyone familiar with the Space Age knows how we feel about that.

Their production style is subtle yet energetic, simple yet captivating and most importantly it makes you want to dance. There seems to be a fearless blending of styles and genres in their music which immediately caught my ear, fresh! Though relatively unknown at the moment, you can expect these guys to catch fire soon. I think they’ve only been together since ’09 so if there’s more like this on the way there’s a bright future ahead. I have to leave for L.A. in a few hours so I’m gonna have to cut it short but throw this jam on and have your Monday feeling like a Friday with the quickness, enjoy.

Young Empires – Rain Of Gold