01.Aug.2011 EMPD025: K+Lab – Kolab Remixes
Kolab are a New Zealand based hip hop outfit who have been tearing up airwaves since 2004. Their style is jazz and funk fusion and inspiration comes via the likes of De La Soul, Common, A Tribe Called Quest and J Dilla. Along with regular appearances on the New Zealand Independent Music Charts, Kolab have also featured on the cover of Remix Magazine as well as on Sony Playstation promotional material. Their debut album “What comes next” was featured on the iTunes “hot” list.
Now Empathy Recordings in association with Kolab are proud to bring you a very special collaboration: K+Lab vs Kolab!
K+Lab is quickly becoming the dominant force in New Zealand glitch hop. His signature bass heavy hip hop fusion blends seamlessly with Kolab’s jazz-hop synthesis. K+Lab’s Vibe up remix of “Killin Time” will not disappoint fans of the original and is sure to keep K+Lab’s glitched out hordes pleased with its chopped up breaks and heavy synthesized bass. Next up K+Lab’s remix of “City streets” steps up the pressure. It’s a luxuriously smooth liquid drum n bass exploration which is sure to find a home on many a large sound system in the very very small hours.
Whether you like your funk straight up or crookedly broken, this release has something for you. It will be available 15 August from Beatport.com, junodownload.com, addictech.com and all your favourite online stores.
You can preview it now on our soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/empathy-recordings
17.Mar.2011 EMPD021: EAVESDROP – AIR ON FIRE
New Zealand based drum and bass producer Eavesdrop is no stranger to our ears. He is building up a growing list of impressive releases including the recent “Matter of Time” single (EMPD019). Moving on from that successful outing, Empathy is proud to bring you “Air on Fire” a new 4 track EP featuring Benson and Willie C.
The title track “Air on Fire” brims with energy as Willie C leads a Shapeshifter-esque call to arms that is bound to get the floor moving. ‘Solitary Confinement’ with Benson and Willie C is a soulfully reflective chill-out perfect for after the party or one of those lazy autumn evenings heading our way. ‘Eastern Wind’ and ‘Secret Soul’ close out the release incorporating elements of Good Looking style jazz fusion with a calculated dance floor sensibility – equally at home in front of the crowd or on your stereo.
This release will be available Friday 25 March from: beatport.com, itunes, amazon mp3, addictech.com, junodownload.com, trackitdown.net and all good digital stores. Search Keyword: Empathy Digital.
Preview this release on our soundcloud
10.Dec.2010 EMPD019: Eavesdrop: Matter of Time
Auckland, New Zealand based drum and bass DJ/Producer Eavesdrop is no stranger to Empathy Recordings having previously released music on the compilation “Is this Code” back in 2003 under the guise Grim Da Vide, and on 2010′s Rumble in the Jungle compilation as Fractured Noise.
Now under the pseudonym Eavesdrop, he brings You “Matter Of Time” a new 3 track single release featuring Auckland Based Hip hop and dance music Toaster and M.C “Imagine This”. The title track is packed with killer rhymes and deep pitching bass lines, it’s a subtle number that’s as deep as they come.
On remix duties we have French based producer Eddy Crusher aka White Papoo. Eddy is a well established breakbeat producer and long time Empathy ally. He sets the bar high with this frenetic tech dnb workout featuring his trademark electro synth stabs and frenzied bass… this track comes ready to destroy any dance floor.
Completing the release, Eavesdrop V.S Alias Glitch Remix is a drastic take on the Original mix. With Glitching Vocal effects and a smashing clap and wobble bass line this remix is going to tear up dances floors. Alias was once the Dj/Producer for The Fast Crew, now he’s teaming up with Eavesdrop to produce Glitch hop, watch out for future releases from these guys.
It’s just a matter of time before Eavesdrop blows the roof off… Look out for his forthcoming E.P on empathy next year.
This release will be available in all good stores in time for your new years party… 28 December 2010.