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La Roux – Let Me Down Gently (Playless Club Mix)

As we sit here letting the matrix manipulate us into giving up our freedoms for the illusion of security we foolishly tell our selves we’re celebrating our independence. Yet how many of us know what July 4th, 1776 was really about? I’m not going to sit here retelling the great American story or preaching to you about […]

La Roux – Uptight Downtown

Sometimes I sit down to write about certain songs and the writing just comes out of my brain. There’s a certain process to writing, that I don’t want to talk about right now. I haven’t fallen this hard for a sound and pop-funk in a while, so I figured I may as well have some […]

Et Musique Pour Tous Presents: Les Auteurs — Ashley Hefnawy

We love the trials and tribulations of relationships. If you’re a regular reader of EMPT, you probably already know that. We love love. It’s a complex, difficult, struggling aspect of life, and yet, it’s so easy to rant about. I personally appreciate it because I am not currently in love. Because of that, I geekily analyze every […]

La Roux – Let Me Down Gently

It’s about damn time! When I first heard a static-y leaked version of “Fascination” in ’08, I knew La Roux was going to be big.  Their arrival onto the scene coincided perfectly with the rise of blog and remix culture, and their sonic combination of pop, soul and forward-thinking synth music in fact prefaced the […]

EMPT Presents – Wet Dreams #1 by Barry Poppins

We all want so much man, over achievement and extreme ambition are glorified and admired almost universally these days but have you ever stopped to ask why?… Hustle, hustle, hustle. Grind, grind, grind. Why does everyone got hustle on their mind?” MIA was something else back then, I remember first hearing that hook and questioning […]

Kanye West & Jay-Z – That’s My B*tch (Prod. By Q-Tip)

I wake up this morning to this track in my inbox and what a way to start your day. Apparently the track is a leak from the upcoming Kanye and Jay-Z album Watch The Throne. I can’t confirm it but I’m pretty sure Elly Jackson aka La Roux is singing the hook on this track. […]

Gyptian – Hold Yuh (Major Lazer Remix)

Major Lazer aka Diplo & Switch made a mixtape for La Roux while they were in Jamaica, and because they’re so nice, released it as a free download that you can get here. The tape features the usual Jamaican inspired rhythms and vocals synonymous with the Major along with some very cool mash ups and […]

La Roux – Tigerlily (B. Rich Remix)

If there’s one thing the NYC music scene could use is more Dub Step, for numerous reasons but mainly because of the bass. Among the many contributions of hip hop was a revolution in the way bass frequencies were used in music production. Anyone who lived in NYC in the 90’s will remember the big […]

EMPT & forthebeat Present: The Top 10 Albums of ’09

To say the least ’09 was an eclectic year for music, from Animal Collective to Kid Cudi, The Xx to Miike Snow, it seems like everyone had their 15 minutes of fame or should I say 15 seconds, I mean it is the internet age after all. However, when it’s all said and done, there […]

EMPT: Greatest Hits 2009, forthebeat Edition

As if Le Miel du Mois wasn’t already on fire, Steph and Kristin of Forthebeat took the popular mixtape’s best of the best to provide you with 9 of ’09, 9 remixes and 9 originals from our first official year in business. Just when you think this tape is gonna slow down and its safe […]