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EMPT Premiere: Shindu – Just Go (Reflex Remix)

So, I’ve been lucky enough to have been rocking this on my iPod for two months now. And now it’s time that, as faithful listeners of all things good here at EMPT, we brought you the exclusive premiere one week in advance of its release: The Reflex remix of Shindu’s Just Go.

Just Go is a homage to doing what you feel like doing and not giving much thought about what ifs. The true value of this piece of sonic greatness lies in the way that Ludmila Cassar and André Dalcan (a pair both in and outside the studio) –in all aspects– vibrate at the same frequency. The result is a concoction they’ve called ‘Sea Disco’. It has 1 part nu disco, 1.5 parts synth pop and 1/2 pure indie dance. Or so I believe is the recipe (we’d have to ask them).

Sir Jerry Bouthier (Continental Records head and main A&R) sure knows how to select only the best from what France has to offer. And righteously so, he’s one of the main remixers and curators of Kitsuné Maison label/fashion house and all around powerhouse of good taste. I’ve been following Reflex’s work for the last year now and proof that I am not alone in the thought that amazing things are lined up for this duo from a place in the world that has a big big part of my heart — the South of France –is that a plethora of their remixes and reworks have made it to Kitsuné Maison compilations with great success.

One thing that we pride ourselves here at EMPT is not only handpicking the best the world of music has to offer but highlighting artists that we believe will be at the forefront of high quality music in the future. Reflex is just that. And we couldn’t be more proud to share this one with you.

Make sure you stay on the look out for December 10 on all digital outlets so you can purchase this cool tune. In the meantime, hit play as many times as you’d like after the break.

Shindu – Just Go ( Reflex Remix ) by REFLEX

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Music

EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: Rachel Brown – Cooler Than Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The days are shorter and the nights are colder and we’re about to be pummeled by a megastorm that’s barreling towards the East coast. Rachel Brown is exactly what the doctor ordered. While perfectly exuding a familiar summery pop, Rachel carves her own niche with a signature voice and a band packed with talented African and Caribbean musicians. At any given moment, she’s supported on stage by a kora (played by the inimitable Yacouba Sissoko), talking drum, or calabash. The eclectic instrumentation hearkens back to her upbringing, being rooted in Ethiopian and Bermudan heritage.

She’s been an active part of the Indaba musical family this year, stopping by our loft to perform an intimate Mike Posner cover in anticipation of her performance in our CMJ showcase at The Living Room. Check out the cover below, part of Indaba Music’s ongoing video series:

Mike Posner “Cooler Than Me” – Rachel Brown Cover

Cop the new EP, featuring the other great tune she shot with us – “Bumblebee”:

Rachel Brown “Bumblebee” – Live at Suite 268

 

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Music

The Beastie Boys – Get It Together

When I wasn’t on tour somewhere or busy with music, I use to spend every second of my free time with my cousin Brian riding around New York City on my BMX. We’d be out from dusk till dawn causing havoc, bunny hoping sidewalks, slicing through cabs, showing off for girls and hanging with all the skaters down at Battery Park. 90% of the time I’d be listening to the Beastie Boys. They embodied the vibe and energy of New York City in the 90s, you will be missed. EMPT wouldn’t have that Manhattan swag if I didn’t grow up listening to you. R.I.P. MCA.

Keep it on and on…”

The Beastie Boys – Get It Together

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Music

EMPT & Unofficial Vintage – # 1

As many of you have already seen and heard, the EMPT Boutique is up and running with some awesome and exclusive vintage thanks to our friend Caitlin from Unofficial Vintage.  I get to hear stories here and there about her vintage adventures, clawing for the rare one of a kind pieces that we are lucky to have in the Boutique. You think that fur coat we have in there just appears anywhere? Hell no fool!  Caitlin has to have her inside sources, always on the horn, getting with the in crowd so she can be the first to gleam on the first bins to come in, as well as bargaining until she’s got tears in her eyes to get the best price for her customers, wanting to be at the top and have the best is what this girl is about.

I give you all my best, don’t give you nothing less, I triple cross my heart…”

Caitlin is just one rare provider to the EMPT Boutique, thats right, we are going to be bringing in all different kinds of styles and accessories, some East Coast flavor, some West Coast flavor, you never know what’s up our sleeve!.. And we most definitely want your input on things that you might want to see in the Boutique, music is the main concern here, but your music taste has to meet your fashion flavor, so holla at us with any suggestions comments or people you may know that have some fly new fashion digs!

And of course, EMPT will be having an event, hopefully before the holidays are over, to kick off the new Boutique, have many of the fashion pieces modeled, and get excited because we have some little surprises that we are going to throw into this event that you wont be expecting, you know how we do things here, giving you all the best, keepin’ it fly and keepin’ it real.In honor of the many many fans who come to EMPT everyday we want to give something away from the Boutique to show our appreciation, so since its football season we are giving away a St. Louis Rams sweatshirt. Leave your comments regarding this post and well pick someone to win this thing!  We don’t want any hesitations, this store is completely legit and we will be providing only the best quality fashion as we do with the music.  They go hand in hand, there’s no slacking off! Peace.

Promise something you never done, promise something # 1…”

Madison – #1 (RAC remix)

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Music

The Rifles – The Great Escape

New year, new music. Looks like The Rifles are finally ready to release their second album, The Great Escape. Here’s the first release, good stuff.

The Rifles – The Great Escape