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Tag Archives: Electronic

Grumby – Mt. Fuji

                            It’s that break your neck shit that always stays with you. These are the beats that transcend the musical space and become something physical that exists with you. It sits next to you, jams with you, intermingles with the very depths […]

EMPT Presents: French Press, Vol. 1

Artwork by Evelyn Wilroy The idea for the French Press playlist series was a simple one. Create a playlist for a blog with a french name with the word French in it. Voila, the French Press series. Ironically, I’ve never used a French Press to make coffee, but I’ve heard great things, so I’ve stolen […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: Dirare – Anything

If there’s one thing about hip-hop, and really modern music in general, it’s that there’s a paradigm shift every few years. In fact, the cycle gets continually shorter with each large scale release. In recent years, the sound has been getting darker. Whether it’s the lo-fi, violent approach of Odd Future; the sophisticated word-smithery of […]

Pomrad – Pomslap

Pomrad is the alias of Antwerp based jazz keyboard player, rising producer, and solo performer Adriaan Van De Velde. As Pomrad, he is signed to London art label Earnest Endeavours, and released his “This Day EP” in April. His first release came in 2012, the “Vlotjes EP,” and garnered critical acclaim from the international community. […]

Slow Machete – Until Your Father Sleeps

Slow Machete is the collaboration project between Joseph Shaffer and various Haitian singers. Prior to the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti sometime ago, Joe spent some time in the country visiting a friend who was living at an orphanage in Cap-Haitien. Having fallen in love with Haitian music during his first trip, Joe became interested […]

Séyi – Icecold (feat. my flatmate)

As of late it seems that artists releasing the first taste of their music are doing it ever so mysteriously. The first artist to really have captured my attention in this fashion was f y f e, who’s first track “Solace” was nothing short of incredible. Ever since (and I’m sure there were artists before him […]

EMPT Presents: Indaba Music Weekly – KAASI “Showtime”

Oh, the British producer. Something about the electronic music coming out of the English scene always hits a chord with me. Maybe my preference is for the ear for textures that the British folk have assimilated into their common lexicon of sounds, maybe it’s the preference for darker overall sonic image as compared to the […]

John Wizards – Lusaka by Night

It’s a wonderful experience when you stumble upon an artist who’s music blows your mind. Honestly, I can’t think of many feelings that come close to those initial sonic induced goosebumps except for a warm bubble bath or a surprise chin tickle (from a masked stranger). Anyways, entering into the vast musical landscape is John Wizards, […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: Kalai – Flare

For some reason, it seems typical to me that software engineers would be avid creators of electronic. Something about the evolution of signal flow from oscillator to amplifier makes that sensical. But, what’s moor impressive to me is an engineer who’s influenced by the analog subtleties that have made Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories the […]

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: 3rrΘR – Signs

3rrΘR’s self describes his music as “progressive house”, and yet his tunes don’t follow the traditional trajectories as his contemporaries in the scene. Sure, there are the occasional white noise risers and trance influenced synths, but his sound slips you into a more brooding, darker mood than a Tiësto track. Raised in Dubai, but living […]