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Klaxons – As Above, So Below (Justice Remix)

I wanted to post this a while back but then our manic ex-hosting company shut us down for having too much traffic and I completely forgot about it…

Yeah, this album is dedicated to all the teachers that told me I’d never amount to nothin’,
to all the people that lived above the buildings that I was hustlin’ in front of that called the police on me when I was just tryin’ to make some money to feed my daughter
and all the niggaz in the struggle, you know what I’m sayin’?
Uh-ha, it’s all good baby bay-bee, uh
Yeah, this album website is dedicated to all the teachers that told me I’d never amount to nothin’,
To all the people that lived above the buildings that I was hustlin’ in front of
That called the police on me when I was just tryin’ to make some money to feed my daughter.
And all the ni$*@z in the struggle, you know what I’m sayin’?
It’s all good baby baby… – Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy

I don’t have time to get into it on this Friday morning, but As Above, So Below basically means that on all planes of existence there is a relationship between the macro and the micro. However, this can be taken a step further by saying that not only is there a relationship between the two but that they are in fact one in the same. I’m a sucker for mystical song themes and this one meets all the requirements. I’d love to really get into this but Friday’s are always non stop for me… It’s not everyday you get a dance song based on hermetic philosophy, enjoy…

Klaxons – As Above, So Below (Justice Remix)

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Music

Tthhee Ppaarrttyy

That’s right mofo you read it, we’re having a party! November will mark the 1 year anniversary for E.M.P.T. and in anticipation of that glorious moment we’re having a pre-party for our bigger and badder one year anniversary party. There’s an open bar from 7:00 – 8:00 PM so head over after work and come hang out with the people that make this blog happen. The party is at The Empire Hotel Rooftop and promises to be a fun for the whole family. See you there.

Let’s get this party started right,
Let’s get drunk and freaky fly,
You with me so it’s alright,
We gonna stay up the whole night!

Justice – Tthhee Ppaarrttyy

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P.S. The old music player is back by popular demand. Now you can press play to set it, forget it and let EMPT be your soundtrack like the good ol’ days (aka 2 weeks ago). Enjoy.

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Music Video

Daft Punk – Robot Rock

Can anyone read, can anyone feel?
That I’m losing my patience, I just came here to bounce.”
– Justice (DVNO)

Someone asked me what I thought about the whole Kanye event at the VMA’s and I instantly got a scorching headache, felt sick, tired, hungry and drowsy. It was sort of like my minds auto-defense mechanism against using it’s extremely complicated make-up and resources to compute absolutely idiotic nonsense.  When it comes to the mainstream these days I find that people talk about everything in existence but the music.  Unlike the stereotypical music critics who hate the mainstream, usually for their own selfish reasons, I actually enjoy certain mainstream music. In fact, I think it’s great when a song can connect with millions of people and bring them together in that way.

Someone’s response to my unfavorable review of Blueprint 3 was that Jay-Z is an incredible marketer. I literally had to go home and think for a few hours to try to understand what marketing has to do with the quality of Jay-Z’s music. I didn’t find the answer.

“I see… the gimmicks, the wack lyrics
The shit is depressing, pathetic please forget it.
– Biggie (Flava in Your Ear, 1994)

This is exactly why I find myself listening to more and more instrumental music these days. I chose Daft Punk’s Robot Rock as the feature song for two reasons. One, I wanted to listen to artists that actually cared about their music and two, I wanted an instrumental song that would allow you to zone out and just listen to music for a change.

Daft Punk – Robot Rock

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Music

Justice – Stress

These days it seems like a song can be discovered, blow up and fade away all in the same week. Unfortunately, this video was a victim of this new rapid pace consumption. Possibly inspired by Mathieu Kassovitz’s “La Haine,” “Stress” captures the not so romantic side of the Paris suburbs. Hard. † Here’s the live performance of “Stress” from “A Cross the Universe.” Sounds like your watching Hitchcock or something, I can only imagine how crazy this concert was.

Justice – Stress

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Mash-Ups Music Remixes

Justice vs. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You / We Are Your Friends (C.I.T.Y. Edit)

Ok, so we’ve all heard about a hundred We Are Your Friends remixes by now, so why listen to yet another one? Well, to put it simply, its really good. Stardust et Justice for all. Great party music.

Justice vs. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You / We Are Your Friends (C.I.T.Y. Edit)

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Music Video

Birdy Nam Nam – The Parachute Ending (Prod. by JUSTICE)

Here’s the outro from the upcoming French DJ Crew, Birdy Nam Nam album. Starts off very very slow and then turns into the typical Justice head banger. Not quite “Cross” quality but you decide.

Birdy Nam Nam – The Parachute Ending (Prod. by JUSTICE)

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Music

Justice – Genesis (Live)

I can’t tell if I’m hearing a crowd screaming in excitement or shrieking in fear of some horrific event about to take their lives. Either way, nice track by some of the coolest cats around. Rock on.

Justice – Genesis (Live)