Museum Of Bellas Artes – Days Ahead

LA was nothing short of a dream, great times, food, weather and good people but it sure is nice to be back in the big apple. As many of you know EMPT has been a relatively small operation and though we’ve been able to do some great things a big issue has been where to go from here. For some people it’s as simple as finding investors and reworking things to run as a business. For me it’s a lot harder because my loyalty is to the music and doing anything that would compromise our vibe is just out of the question. At the same time, my dream is to take music entertainment to a whole new level so I have to surround myself with a team looking to do that same. You can’t win a championship without having all the right teammates so I went to LA with that in mind and I’m excited to come back to NYC with what I think is a monumental partnership for the future of EMPT.

The new single by Museum of Bella Artes couldn’t be more appropriate for the occasion. We’ve made some great memories so far and I thank each and everyone of you for coming to our dance parties, checking out the site everyday and sending us so much love. The past has been beautiful but right now it’s all about the Days Ahead baby!

So here’s a toast to all we’ve done and everyone that’s helped us get to this point. Our commitment is to you and we’ll keep doing our best to give you an unrivaled experience by putting quality above it all. You’ll be hearing more and more about my new friends as things develop so expect some cool things in the not too distant future, enjoy.

Museum Of Bellas Artes – Days Ahead

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Octobre 2010

Well it seems like the bigger this blog gets the more it becomes a target… The latest battle in the war between EMPT & The Industry is by far the most entertaining and while I can’t got into detail for legal reasons let’s just say I’ll be making some changes to the way music is played on this site to meet the establishment halfway, whatever. To all the creative people out there, don’t hold on to your ideas so tight that no one hears about it but make sure you have bulletproof protection cause greedy and lazy people will do whatever it takes to get a piece of your pie.

That said, listening to this months installment of Le Miel du Mois was a therapeutic experience. First of all, this tape is ridiculously good. I mean the way the music fits the mood of the city and the fall season right now is beyond words.

You crazy for this one Rick (Steph)! – Jay-Z (99 Problems)

Once again Steph drops a mixtape so unique in vibe and style that you have to immediately regard it as your favorite. I think the reason for that is how in tune they are with the general feeling of the times which is quite fresh and might I add not very easy to do. Alright, I’m actually going to go run this tape back for the 3rd time this morning. I can’t get enough, enjoy…

CMJ is the third week in October in New York City. forthebeat is putting on a show October 20th with Transparent and ABC News Amplified. EMPT will also be a part of the night, and we’re all really excited about our line-up. More details on that next week. This month’s mix includes new releases from some of my favorite new artists including Home Video, Kisses, Summer Camp and Wise Blood. Another special track on this mix is newcomers Aux Arc from Savannah, GA. Look out for their first EP later this year, tentatively titled “It’s Hard Swallowing A Novelty.”

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  1. Wise Blood – Strt Srns
  2. The Canyons – Apples and Pears
  3. Museum of Bellas Artes – Watch the Glow
  4. Real Estate – Beach Comber
  5. Two Door Cinema Club – Costume Party
  6. Warpaint- Undertow
  7. Evenings – Babe
  8. Home Video- The Smoke
  9. Kisses- Bermuda
  10. Aux Arc – Roundhouse
  11. Summer Camp – Round The Moon
  12. Pretty Lights – Maybe Tomorrow
  13. Winter Gloves – Plastic Slides
  14. Teen Daze – Driving Home From The Beach (The Feeling Of)

Museum of Bellas Artes – Who Do You Love

Saturdays on EMPT are usually reserved for Kevin Casey’s sampled Saturday’s but I’ve been so busy developing the Le DJ branch of the site that Kevin and I haven’t even had the chance to speak. However, I was able to find a great remake to honor our beloved sampled saturdays. Who Do You Love is an infectious soul record written in 1964 that reached #25 on Billboard. Last year, Museum of Bella Artes, a Swedish pop band remade it into one the catchiest and chilled out songs I’ve heard in a while. The production on this record is clean, tasteful, full of great decisions all while still maintaining the essence of the original, these Swedes know what they’re doing when it comes to music.

You had a playboys reputation with all the girls you know…”

The songs lyrics are about a girl who isn’t sure of her place with the guy she’s in love with. When in love, most people see what they want to see and not what’s really there. They say love is blind which is true but I’m going to go ahead and say that love isn’t just blind it’s also blinding. This is why when a breakup happens it seems like the person you were with did a 360 and completely changed on you, but they didn’t change fool, they just became themselves again. I’m not a fan of courtship that requires lying and half-ass commitment, that type of game is fugazi and worst of all it waste people’s time. Anyways, gotta get my Saturday going so keep it real with your love interest and enjoy the good music.

When it comes to love I don’t lie, and the girls respect me for it…”  – The Persuaders

Museum of Bellas Artes – Who Do You Love

The Sapphires – Who Do You Love