I absolutely love modern dance production but what I love even more is variety. When everything sounds the same and everyone is using the same techniques the musical world can get boring fast. There’s a great value to repetition and that’s called mastery but repetition without new discovery and experimentation is flat out boring. That [...]
Every once in a while you come across a song that challenges your general idea of a specific genre. I guess you could say that sort of happened to me today, with this track. PrototypeRaptor (aka Jonathan Paulsen) is relatively new on the scene, (only 21 years old) but hasn’t yet gained any serious recognition. [...]
Since we first talked Madeon he’s collaborated with Deadmau5, his Pop Culture Mash was an internet sensation, he started a label called Popcultr and his epic video game adventure/electro sound has grown to be beloved by everyone. Yesterday he officially released Icarcus on his own label, oh and did I mention he’s only 17? Technically [...]
Don’t get me wrong, there’s a place and a time for everything but I’m glad someone shed some awareness on this poison. Mos Def is nice!
No, I don’t worry.
I tell you, I am a man who believed that I died 20 years ago, and I live like a man who is dead already.
I have no [...]
Before anyone jumps out the window I’m aware that this was in fact a remix for a certain K-Pop group, but for reasons we don’t need to explain that group will be left unmentioned on EMPT. However, this instrumental is pure Nu-Disco glory and the 20 year old producer Preston Chin aka Robotaki will indeed [...]
Rick Rubin is legend. His discography is flat out ridiculous, I mean from Jazzy J to Johnny Cash to Justice and that’s not even the tip of the iceberg. Who else can claim such a diverse spectrum? What really makes him special is how authentic his work was regardless of style or genre. He has [...]
Your thoughts construct patterns like scaffolding in your mind. You are really etching chemical patterns. In most cases, people get stuck in those patterns, just like grooves in a record, and they never get out of them.
I’ll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that thoughout my life I’ll sort of have the thread of [...]
On my way to Vegas I finally got around to checking our Soundcloud submissions and the first thing I came across was two remixes from a new British dude named Alfonse, it was love at first listen. Every now and then the universe randomly brings EMPT these great new talents that deserve much more credit [...]
There is something so inspiring about a one man band. All you music maniacs know how hard it is to create music, the hours, blood and sweat that is put into it. Dayve Hawk, whose alias is Memory Tapes does it all, every instrument, every sound and experimenting with different chords to produce an ultimate [...]