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)


Solange – Losing You (Cyril Hahn Remix)

When Solange unleashed her song and video simultaneously for Losing You earlier this year it was quite the proclamation.  Its rhythm is composed of a loose, clappy mid-tempo daiquiri of a beat, matched with Solange‘s yearning vocals. But that’s not what made it stand out. As the younger sister of one of the biggest R&B divas at the moment (oh, and it’s Beyoncé, if you don’t know, now you know), it was a pleasantry to be gifted with a track that’s more hip than pop, a la Janelle Monae or Azealia Banks.  The statement that Solange is making, is that she is not only capable of crafting a good song, but appealing to the niche ears of us hip music bloggers, instead of attempting to break into her older sister’s overcrowded genre of super-produced, big bass R&B/dance (ahem, Dr. Luke).

Does all the credit go to Solange? Not necessarily; she made the perfect choice of teaming with British producer Dev Hynes. If you didn’t catch it, he released this song last year under the Blood Orange moniker.  His style is influenced by the best parts of 1990s electronic and R&B.

So it’s fitting that Switzerland-born producer Cyril Hahn, who also takes heavy influence from 1990s electronic music, chose to remix Solange‘s track.  In the original, Solange conveys letting go in her beautiful bright voice as if there is a chance she’d eventually get back together with her lost lover.  With a simple pitch shift of her vocals, Hahn imbues equal parts conviction and moroseness into Solange‘s hopeful apprehension.  Also, the synth pads that line the house rhythm are a tad ominous.  Though the remix isn’t 100% dark.  With the sequentially syncopated marimbas covering the high ranges, it’s hard not to feel moved by the song in a positive way.

With every lover we lose, we lose a part of ourselves. Take a moment, listen to this and get some of yourself back.

Solange – Losing You (Cyril Hahn Remix)