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02.Jun.2011 EMPD024: Anodyne Industries ft. Nanotek, Mars & Lex

EMPD024Crawling forth from the post apocalyptic wasteland that was once San Francisco…

Anodyne Industries is a genre defying battlefield of mechanised break beats and subtle melancholy. His sound teases us with the hope of a better future while punishing us for contemplating the futility of our daily existence.

Since he announced his arrival in 2009, Anodyne has released a series of successful singles and EPs to growing acclaim. He has shown little need to conform to genre – moving seamlessly from half time drum and bass to dubstep – always remaining intelligent.

Heart of the Machine comes in the form of a four track EP. Two tracks are pure Anodyne: the title track is a sci-fi infused half time drum and bass exercise in defiance, and Kanjou Nashi: an intelligent dubstep number with subtle IDM edges. The release is rounded off with two remixes by Empathy’s favourite masters of the dark arts: Nanotek, Mars and Lex.

Nanotek lends his immeasurable sonic muscle to Anodyne’s Kanjou Nashi. Nanotek has unleashed his brutality through such eminent labels as Tech Itch Recordings, Obscene and Intransigent Recordings. The blackness of his soul is unquestionable, terrifying even the sturdiest amongst us. The resulting dubstep Frankenstein reveals darkness of spirit so deep it will be studied for generations as archaeologists wonder how ancient souls could be crushed by the weight of breakbeats alone.

Mars and Lex close out the release, visiting us from the vast expanses beyond the Dnieper. Their journey from the source of the sun sees the release end on an uplifting note. Their electro dubstep remix of Kanjou Nashi rises above the darkness to offer the dancefloor just a little hope that they might just survive the night.

This release will be available for bionic transfer into your consciousness from Saturday June 18 2011 in all good digital stores: Beatport.com, junodownload.com, itunes.com, amazonmp3.com and more.

Previews below:

EMPD024: Anodyne Industries – Heart of the Machine by Empathy Recordings

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29.Jun.2010 Soundcloud giveaway!

Empathy are giving away two classic Double_Negative tracks from the “Is this Code” album. The album is currently out of press so the tracks are no longer available in any other format.

The tracks will be available for a limited time through our Soundcloud page. Don’t miss out on this opportunity, click the links below:

EMPD001FREE: Double_Negative – Interrogate
EMPD001FREE: The Upbeats – Drizzle (Double_Negative Remix)

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16.Jul.2009 EMPD009: DOUBLE_NEGATIVE – THE VEGAS REMIXES EP

Greetings fellow dance music lovers. Winter is upon us – as power bills rise and woodpiles diminish, do not fear as Empathy Recordings has another log to throw on your fire. You may remember Empathy’s latest release EMPD008 ‘The Empathy Digital EP 2009′. This collection of quality tunes showcasing the talents of our current artists featured a stormer of a breaks number entitled:

‘Vegas’- produced by label stalwarts Double_Negative. Since its release, the brooding monster that is Vegas has rocked both radio waves and dance floors alike. Empathy is now excited to announce the release of EMPD009 the ‘Vegas Remix EP’.

Still going strong after seven years, Empathy has made some great friends and released some super-talented artists. Spanning a variety of dance genres – Empathy has notched up several quality releases on its belt and been a staple for dance music enthusiasts, from New Zealand and abroad.

Feeling super chuffed with ourselves – we decided to celebrate by asking some of the best talents we’ve had the pleasure of releasing to remix Double_Negative’s ‘Vegas’. The result is an irresistible assortment of tunes in every colour of the dance genre rainbow from Drum n Bass to Dubstep, Breaks/Electro to Glitch.

WARNING: This EP contains HUGE remixes from the likes of Johnny Hooves, White Papoo, Opiuo, Undertow, Flirt with Dirt, Organikismness and Mars.

To hear previews of the tracks and to purchase, visit the following Online Digital Stores:

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