Music Video

Phonique – Feel What You Want (Feat. Rebecca)

Here goes my Friday tune to start the weekend properly. Phonique‘s album Kissing Strangers is one of my favorite releases of 2010; and this track specifically, my standout track. The sensual vocals of Rebecca with the pulsating beats and kicks and that slick bass line make this track stand out. This is by far one of the sexiest house tracks I’ve heard in the last couple of years.

The sun rises at nine departs at five, Ain’t doing overtime no more, Because in this world of color, The brightest picture is plugged right into your wall 

There are three wise men in the darkness of the desert, Still trying to be finding their way, The tables have been laid and the food has been served, But the cost of eating is too much for most to pay.”

I have also posted the link to the Youtube video. It’s as sexy as the song itself. Some might think it’s NSFW — I don’t.
Before you hit play, please turn the volume a little louder than you usually do. I promise you won’t regret it. I’d love to know if this track makes you feel the way it makes me feel. Sound off in the comments. Ha-ppy Fri-day!

Phonique – Feel What You Want (Feat. Rebecca)


Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix)

It doesn’t matter if you love or hate Destiny’s Child. It doesn’t matter if you used to love ‘Say My Name‘ and ever since that ex girlfriend of yours dumped you, you started hating it. Because, what Vancouver native Cyril Hahn did to the track, is nothing short of magic. With a mixture of RnB and some effects, he flipped this song upside down.

Speaking with Hector about this track we were discussing the fact that it is really interesting when we come across something labeled as a remix but upon hearing it realize it’s something completely new. At least in my personal experience I’ve come across a re-work like this very few times. I can’t stop listening to this version and I applaud Cyril Hahn for it; and hope he keeps pushing out works like these. This is the product of creativity, craft and good taste in fusing genres. That said, I wondered what could’ve sparked this remix? So, I asked.

And as the real nice guy he is, Mr. Hahn himself gave EMPT an exclusive insight into this remix. Here are a couple of excerpts:

When I started working on the song I had just finished a mixtape featuring a lot of new house music such as Fort Romeau, Disclosure, Octo Octa, Kidnap Kid etc which definitely influenced the way I worked on the song.

It’s kind of ironic cause I used to hate house/dance music when I was younger and never saw myself writing a song with a steady kick drum.

My goal was to do something different without losing some sense of coherence in my sound.

Somebody described my music as “sensual codeine vibes” and I think it’s kind of fitting.”

Most songs evoke moments, and on most of my posts I tend to pair the featured song with a specific mood or moment(s). This is not the case. This song is for absolutely no moment in particular. It is to be listened to without interruptions and while doing absolutely nothing. Take it in, and enjoy.

If you feel that you’ve been left wanting more, check out Cyril’s Soundcloud and Facebook Page:

[UPDATE]: It so happens that the guy in the picture I posted was not Cyril. He pointed the fact and I’ve since replaced the image with one of himself taking a picture. He says he’s sorry that he doesn’t have any pictures of himself but that he wants people to focus on his music and not on himself.

Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix)