EMPT Exclusive – Full Moon: Mix De Lune

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Ooooooo the excitement is raging in me as we speak.  Ever since I got word of the Full Moon party on Governor’s Island the anticipation has seemed like it’s going to last forever but alas the event is only two weeks away! Some of our favorite artist’s that we crave and love so much here at EMPT, as you will see listed below, are in the musical line up for the event.  Not only that but there is going to be yummy food to coat your stomachs as I am sure the alcohol intake is going to be massive, let’s not lie about it!  And for those of you feeling generous and full of Summer love there is a benefit called FLEET4hearME,  providing children in orphanages the ability to make music, the jewelry is dope so your doing a good deed and giving yourself some extra style. I think that’s pretty dope, so give your self some good Summer karma, ya?! Alright guys I am not going to go on and on because all the info about this panty droppin’, music mayhem, Full Moon craziness is all below:


Inspired by the mythical power of the full moon and the famous parties of Southeast Asia, MATTE’s Full Moon develops this narrative with New York’s distinct culture and edge – a transcendental beach party in the center of New York Harbor with sounds, art and food from a carefully curated lineup of musicians, DJs, artists, and chefs.

Full Moon 2013 is New York’s not-to-be-missed summer music event, blurring the line between festival and dance party. In 2012, Full Moon was attended by over 2,500 of New York’s finest and written up by titles such as Bullett Magazine, NY Mag and VICE.

This year, The Beach at Governors Island serves as an urban paradise for Full Moon – a sunset over the Statue of Liberty, a moonrise over Lower Manhattan.

Full Moon’s 2013 lineup will feature Miami Horror, Tanlines, Wild Belle, Cyril Hahn, Float Fall, The Knocks, Yuksek, & more.

Alright so this sounds Fu$%ing exciting right!? I know EMPT is gonna be there so everyone reading this better get your sexy Summer asses there as well.  Here is where you can purchase tickets and check out the facebook link for more info and inspiration!

See you all there, press play and get pumped up for June 22nd, enjoy!

Check out last years Full Moon Recap and then get down on the mix, YOU’RE WELCOME!


Wild Belle – Keep You (Ticklah Remix)
Miami Horror – I Look To You
Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix)
Tanlines – Real Life (Memory Tapes Remix)
Yuksek – The Edge (Aeroplane Remix)
The Knocks – The Feeling (Edwin Van Kleef Remix)
Miami Horror – Holidays (Cassian Remix)
Solange – Losing You (Cyril Hahn Remix)
Darius & Le Crayon – Alicia
Air Zaire – Reaction
Little Daylight – Overdose (Tippy Toes Remix)
Tanlines – All of Me
Yuksek – Extraball (Breakbot Remix)
Miami Horror – Make You Mine (Fred Falke Remix)
The Knocks feat. St. Lucia – Modern Hearts (Club Edit)
Wild Belle – Its Too Late (Snakehips Remix)

DJ Music Remixes

Little Daylight – Overdose (The Chainsmokers Remix)

Overdose (The Chainsmokers Remix)


I have definitely been getting an OVERDOSE thrown at me of irrational opinions and perspectives, but it’s definitely been giving me some good material to write about musically, so cheers to that, pour me a double while you’re at it!  Speaking of overdosing, guess who popped back into our lives rather quickly?  The Chainsmokers, those sneaky devils, and no I am not complaining at all, throwing my shirt in the air and thinking about running down the street topless is more like it, HA!  I was really excited to open up my personal inbox yesterday only to find yet another wonderful remix from my dudes!  We get so much love here at EMPT and that’s because we like to give it back like it ain’t no thang, you feel me?!!  I watched an interview recently with Chase Jarvis and Ryan Holiday, talking about Ryan’s new book coming out in July called “Trust Me I’m Lying, Confessions of a Media Manipulator”.  So long story short they were talking about his success at such a young age and among the many wise comments that were made throughout this interview (watch it!), here is the one that stuck with me; “You need to meet people where they are.” Wise, so wise, makes so much sense because that’s really what it’s all about in accomplishing anything, don’t expect anything from anyone, show people what you can give them.  I am getting too excited about too many things right now, so before I go off on a tangent, Alex and Drew, two guys that seem to know the meaning of “meeting people where they are”, have something special for you and some words of their own:

‘Overdose came about cause we heard Little Daylight’s song at a party & we looked them up and shot them an email & were thrilled when they were into the idea as they were looking for someone to do a more up-tempo remix. So we thought about it & wanted to make the song very warm and with uplifting chords and chop the vocal up a bit and we’ve been really into this indie progressive mesh of sound that drops but is more animated. Then we thought instead of the usual house structure we would do something a bit funkier and keep the song evolving as it unfolds, so it starts out a bit simple with the vocals bleeding in over some warm drums but then end in this entirely different place’

Little Backstory:

The Chainsmokers who are coming off their Official Two Door Cinema Club Remix – Sleep Alone which reached #2 on HypeM are releasing their 3rd remix this year for Little Daylight.  The duo are spinning at Electro Beach Festival this Saturday 3/16/13 in Puerto Vallarta AND They would also like to point out they have an unhealthy rivalry and are very competitive. For example, Drew tried to poison Alex once after losing a game of Call of Duty, no joke #TeamDrew.”

Once you press play don’t be afraid to let the excitement completely take over your body and let the little red devil on your shoulder tell you what to do!  Thanks again guys for another ballin’ remix…Enjoy!

Little Daylight – Overdose (The Chainsmokers Remix)


Music Remixes

The Mowgli’s – San Francisco (Little Daylight Remix)

Similar to some of their other remixes (see their remix of Man on Fire by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros) this track exudes power and happiness. With a fist in the air and a foot on the ground ready to stomp, this track is a lovely addition to the Sunday line-up of heart warmers and chill vibes for many reasons. We’ve got the sing-along chorus that is hard to resist, adorable harmonies, and a clapping beat to keep us alive. With a subject matter that not only reminds us of summer, but takes us to the love that is San Francisco, it’s hard to imagine not smiling about this song.

The Mowgli’s are another lovely LA based band that exudes love and positivity. Their love for California is apparent in all of their music, and it blends beautifully with the likes of Little Daylight. 

Today’s Sunday has been dedicated to happy productivity and travels. And lots of tea time. I woke up twice today — once to see the sunrise, then once to actually wake up and start the day. I went to sleep pretty early last night and my body just felt that the sunrise was really important to see at around six in the suburbs of my family’s seaside home. The sight was one that deserved a mental snapshot, but not a real snapshot. There are certain sun activities that are for your eyes only, and this was one of them. I wasn’t fully awake but I was aware enough to realize that this was the first sunrise I had seen on my own accord — that is to say, not because I was just going to sleep at 7am after having a night on the town, or not because I had been awake all night finishing work, but because I had the luxury of just waking up to a beautiful thing. And that was priceless.

Make a cup of tea and get some work done, and throw this one on as a motivation maker or a reason to keep moving forward, let this be today’s closing thought. And tomorrow’s entrance to a new week.

The Mowgli’s – San Francisco (Little Daylight Remix)

Music Remixes

Freelance Whales – Spitting Image (Little Daylight Remix)

It’s been two years since I saw Freelance Whales in Frenchkiss’ 2010 SXSW showcase. Under a white tent with a few of us ready to listen, they began their layered serenades, and the crowd began to grow. Rumors buzzed about them, and they fulfilled every expectation. Since their 2010 release Weathervanes, we’ve waited patiently for the next addition. And finally, the buzz. The band’s sophomore effort Diluvia is expected October 9, and Spitting Image is the first glimpse we have. The song is characteristic of Freelance Whales’ collection of delicate harmonies and unexpected instruments.

Nocturnal glances were surrounded
Our lights got sucked in and our bodies keep on lifting off the sheets
Our hands get tied to our minds and we keep on talking in our sleep

Caspian power moves within me

My circulation thermohaline

Our fingers swell up and our bodies keep lifting off the sheets
Our eyelids collapse and our limbs and hinges crashed into the sea.”

Since you can stream the album as a preview, this Little Daylight remix felt like an appropriate whistle-wetter for Monday. Little Daylight emerged a few months ago with a rather impressive remix of Edward Sharpe’s Man on Fire. The as yet anonymous remixer is quietly building a heavy repertoire of remixes of indie-sphere bands. For Spitting Image, Litte Daylight injects some electronica, dabbling with effects and kicking up the drums. Take a break and relax with this track.

Freelance Whales – Spitting Image (Little Daylight Remix)


Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Man On Fire (Little Daylight Remix)

So I actually saw Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros in concert (totally by chance at the last minute, which is the best way to go into a concert), and I feel like this post is only appropriate because it’s the remix track I’ve been waiting for for these guys. I can tell you that the the live experience of ES&MZ is exactly what you’d imagine: free, fun, and loving. There’s so much love. And there’s a lot of people on stage, as you may already know. I’m pretty sure I counted ten, but I also think that number fluctuates with every concert. That’s just how it is with them.

This track is sweet and simple and another one to add to the summer playlist. It kind of makes you feel like you want to gather all of your friends in a circle and dance with your arms/legs flailing. But it’s also got the mellow sensual touch of an afternoon at Bonnaroo chillin’ with the homies on a Mexican blanket. (Yes, I wish I was going to Bonnaroo. It’s fine.)

Anyways, the song is off their sophomore album which you can buy on iTunes. It’s worth listening to, especially at this time of year. They’ve always been a summer band to me, especially with their outdoors feel. I think the best atmosphere to see them in concert is probably outdoors too, with the sun slightly burning your shoulders because you forgot to prepare. But you don’t have a care in the world because your hands are just up in the air and you’re swaying from side to side and your sunglasses are sliding off your nose because you’re starting to sweat and it’s summer.

This remix is really beautiful to me too because while it probably doesn’t intend to sound ’80s, it does a little. Edward Sharpe’s distant-sounding voice paired with a choir during the chorus and the echoes of his female counterpart towards the end of the song make it feel like an ’80s movie anthem. I say this in the best way possible, you guys. The ’80s were a great time for the arts and I truly feel that a song that embodies any sort of ’80s quality is one to love.

I want to know what we’ve been learning and learning from. Come dance with me.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Man On Fire (Little Daylight Remix)