EMPT Presents: French Press, Vol. 1

Artwork by Evelyn Wilroy

The idea for the French Press playlist series was a simple one. Create a playlist for a blog with a french name with the word French in it. Voila, the French Press series. Ironically, I’ve never used a French Press to make coffee, but I’ve heard great things, so I’ve stolen the name because I want these playlists to be compared to the quality of product delivered by these devices. Just kidding. Like I said before, French Press was literally the first name that popped into my mind when I decided to name the playlist. Blame it on the blog name. I could give a rats ass about a cup of coffee. I’ll take a woman in the morning instead.

The French Press playlists won’t cover a certain genre, or feel, or attitude. Simply, they will contain my favorite songs of the month (sometimes new discoveries from the past) and will hopefully take you through the motions of your day. These are turn up playlists, these aren’t turn down playlists, they’re both and sometimes neither. For me, that’s what I want a playlist to be, and maybe I’m selfish, or bias, but after you listen let me know where it took you.

I’d also like to extend a massive thank you to the talented Evelyn Wilroy, who designed the first tape’s cover art and who will also be designing the artwork for each of the following volumes. Follow her blog pleine de vie where you’ll be able to purchase her work and bask in her cool.

Jusqu’à la prochaine fois que nous parlons,


French Press, Vol. 1:

1. Seyi – Icecold (feat. my flatmate)
2. Sampha – Without
3. John Wizards – Lusaka By Night
4. Waterstrider – Midnight Moon
5. X PRIEST X – Samurai
6. j.viewz – Far Too Close (2013 Edit)
7. Clubfeet – Cape Town (Panama Remix)
8. Capital STEEZ – King Steelo
9. Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle – By The Time That I Awoke
10. Duke Dumont – Hold On (feat. MNEK)
11. Lion Babe – Treat Me Like Fire (Star Slinger Bootleg Mix)

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EMPT Presents: BrunchBounce Volume 1 – @TheEspinalien


Hey Hey!  We have a little something special for you all.  Summer is approaching rapidly and that means beautiful weather, sexy bodies, music and mixes to die for, and yup the brunch crowds in full bloom.  Jose knows what this is all about and I don’t have to explain a lot because he did it flawlessly, but what I will say is that panties are going to drop and your weekends and Summer is never going to be the same.  So without further ado I would like to have the pleasure of announcing the Brunch Bounce Radio!

Welcome to our first ever #BrunchBounceRadio monthly mix!! If you heard about the #Brunchbounce or had the pleasure of attending one, you know that the music is eclectic, energetic, and not to mention, AWESOME! Considering that we’re DJ’s ourselves, we take pride in our selections and ability to keep the party going, without playing stuff you hear on the radio. At the end of the day, it’s all about the music.

So without further ado, we present you the first monthly mix by Jose Espinal aka @theEspinalien. He’s one half of the #BrunchBounce creative team, one half of @Spieshouse, and the bald guy with the “Hat”. Enjoy this feel-good summertime mix, guaranteed to make dance in your seat at work, blast it out it the sunroof of your car, or just plain rock out whenever, where ever.

“We’re just here to make you dance.”

1.) Cloud Life – Treasure Fingers
2.)The Wall – Louis LaRoche (J Paul Getto Remix)
3.)OMG – Aniki (J paul Getto Remix)
4.)Blowin’ Up – Treasure Fingers
5.)Solitaire – You got the love (treasure fingers remix edit)
6.)Micheal -Daft Punk
7.)Get Lucky – Daft Punk (Ice hunt remix)
8.)Cross the Dancefloor – Treasure Fingers (chromeo remix)
9.)Take my Hand – Treasure Fingers
10.)Ready, Aim Fire, – Codes (JWLS remix)
11.)One More Time – Daft Punk (DJ AYers remix)
12.)Look Up – Carli
13.)Dance -Rebecca & Fiona (Loops of Fury Remix)
14.)Pay attention to the Drums – Alvaro
15.)Us – Leon Bolier
16.)We are your Friends- Leewise, Dj Exodus
17.)Hit it! – GTA

Before you hit play a little announcement from Jose for your future brunch extravaganzas and a little history lesson on it’s birth:

The BrunchBounce was first conceived by Irvin Benitez @twitaworldpeace on twitterbecause there wasn’t a place for him and his friends to enjoy good music on Saturday afternoon in Washington Heights, NYC.

The first BrunchBounce was launched Memorial Day weekend 2012, and he hired one of his good friends and DJ, Jose Espinal to play @theespinalien on twitter.

After the success of the first party and the response to Jose’s eclectic music selection, Irvin and Jose partnered up to produce the monthly Brunchbounce events. Above all, they strive to maintain a positive, fun atmosphere, playing the most progressive and high energy dance music around. The success of the BrunchBounce and it’s rabid following is attritbuted to it’s fun-loving, unpretentious approach to having a good time. At a BrunchBounce It’s not rare to see gaggles of gorgeous women expressing themselves, crowdsurfing, and raging along their male counterparts. It’s far removed from the bottle-oriented, poser filled environment that has permeated NYC partying in recent years.

The next and biggest BrunchBounce yet will be at La Marina Beach on Memorial Day Saturday, May 25th 2013.