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EMPT Presents: Le Miel du Mois Octobre 2013 (Mini-Mix Series)

As we proceed, to give you what you need…”

Time flies when you’re having fun man. Lately I’ve taken to myself, embraced being alone and finding my zone, it’s a beautiful thing. That’s where I was when I started EMPT, met Steph and built the ground work for all that is my life today. I run with a lot of creative people, not just creative in the sense of painting a picture but people that lead creative alternative lifestyles, rebels who create their worlds. Whenever I lock into my zone they’re right there with me and we make something from nothing. We do it effortlessly and have much fun…

Lookin back I did the shit to death
I guess I ain’t killin it this rhyme, I’m here to raise the dead
I’m here to raise the stakes, this time it’s ten mill
Supply the sink ill, ship five and then build…” – Fat Joe

We’re about to partner up with a radio station in Miami to stream LMDM and DJ at Art Basel and I was looking back at all the tapes we’ve done so far and I gotta tip my hat to Steph and say thank you. You’ve been at this for so long, you saw something in EMPT before it was anything and have been riding with me since. It’s been an exciting ride and we continue to do great but it’s definitely time to get back and beyond what we were before I left New York. EMPT is my DNA and I know it’s growth falls on me and no one else, I’ve tried getting help with no real success but I’m back in my zone and as happy as I am with what we’ve done, I’m not the type of guy to rest on his laurels…

Overly focused it’s far from the time to rest now…” – Drake

So just like that we’re on the 4th and final tape of the awesome mini-mix edition of LMDM. It’s a bittersweet symphony to be honest, I could get use to having Steph pick my music everyday! This tape like the 3 before it is phenomenal and brings us up to date on the internets longest running, most consistent, most eclectic, best curated, most loved mixtape. I’m the luckiest guy on earth to have Steph grace us with her music, I’ve said it before and I’ll never stop, enjoy.

Tracklisting:

  1. Sam Smith – Nirvana (TIP’s Promised Land Remix)
  2. Elephant – Shapeshifter
  3. Foals – Out Of The Woods (Kulkid Remix)
  4. Jagwar Ma – Come Save Me (Flight Facilities Graceland Remix)
  5. COMA – Les Dilettantes (Roosevelt Mix)

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Tame Impala – Elephant

Your weekly dose of Thursday is here, and it’s sexier than ever. With a heavily distorted guitar sound and an airy McCartney-esque vocal, Elephant hits the nail on the head with my emotion for this Thursday. As I walked down the street to this with my new headphones, I felt like I belonged to another era. Maybe it’s because the song itself feels like it’s from another musical era, or maybe it’s because it was raining and this song just made everything so much more intense on the sidewalks of NYC.

The tonal pattern is similar to that of a track runner jumping hurdles. Consistent running on a straightaway for about 10 feet or so, then a hurdle. I know I talk about roller coasters a lot in my posts, but this one isn’t quite a roller coaster, because it is so steady with the consistent raised guitar notes.

The lyrics aren’t complicated, but I’m constantly drawn to any song subject matter that is elephants.

I bet he feels like an elephant

Shaking his big grey trunk for the hell of it.”

I recently started a new job, where I’m now starting to feel like I’m part of a new place and a new vibe. But it’s been an interesting adjustment. You know that feeling you get when you know there’s nothing wrong with you, and that people like you because you’re not weird, but you still feel like an elephant in a small room? There’s really no reason for you to feel this way, but you do. That is how I feel whenever I start at a new place, in general. You start to fall into a groove after a while, where you begin to shrink down from elephant size. Maybe you shrink to your spirit animal. I think mine is a lioness. The point is that the feeling is normal, and if you thought you were the only one, you now know that one of the people you trust for music from EMPT also feels like an elephant at times. You are not alone!

Enjoy this sexy tune, joyeux jeudi!

 Tame Impala – Elephant