Like any good meal, the release comes in three parts. Delivered up first is the entree, Part 1. The title track is a funk bass fueled glitch hop delight… This one alone may leave you reaching for laxatives, but every good meal needs its condiments so we’ve got more for you…
Accompanying the entree are remixes from our favourite cholesterol laden kitchen hands: Mouldy Soul’s bouncy mid tempo glitch will go down like that smooth larger you’ve been waiting for all day. Goosebumpz heavy remix sits like melted butter oozing all over your plate. Angus Green gives us a breakbeat number reminiscent of a heavy barbeque sauce poured brazenly across your meal. Finally Karl Sav tops the meal off with his salt heavy glitch breaks remix which is sure to go straight to your arteries.
This release will be available in your favourite stores from 1 August. Look out for part 2 & 3 later this year.
Check the previews out on our soundcloud now!
16.Apr.2012 EMPD028 McFly was a Raver Remixed
‘McFly was a Raver’ began life as a collaboration between rising stars K+Lab and Funkdamunk. Released by Empathy in late 2011, McFly went on to feature at the right end of glitch charts across the internet. The track has created so much hype, we just had to revisit it.
[EMPD028] comes in two halves. The first treats McFly with all the respect it deserves thanks to our three special guests: William Breakspear, Teknizm & Spoonhead lend their significant musical weight to the fray. The second half of the release comes as ample reward for much hard work. It features 3 new artists who have proven their worth in battle. In January this year Empathy announced an open competition to find the best re-mixers out there. We weren’t disappointed by the response.
We’re pleased to congratulate Angus Green on his winning entry. Melbourne based Green has given us an electro hip hop infused variation that oozes funk while maintaining the original synth flavour. With more releases planned through Empathy, we have no doubt you’ll be hearing plenty more out of this talented new producer.
Runners up but by no means any less release worthy are the Brisbane based pair of FarfetchD and Karl Sav. FarfetchD’s mid tempo remix is packed with cut up glitch bass while keeping the beat 4 to the floor. Karl Sav’s glitch breaks remix oozes old school vibes with a double sized helping of glitch for extra flavour.
You can check out the release on our soundcloud here or head over to your favourite online store on 21 April 2012 to grab a copy for yourself.
03.Feb.2012 EMPD027: AMB – Forest Mallet/ Bug Buzz
2011 saw Empathy firmly establish itself on the worldwide electronic music map. In celebration of our best year ever we have decided to bring you something a little bit special. We’ve set out to find an artist who has something unique we’ve never seen before – Something melodic, yet dissonant – fresh, yet ripe. After searching the world’s airwaves – our antennae strength on full – we picked up the crisp clear signal from Hungarian producer AMB.
AMB has previously released across a wide range of genres and labels: Muti Music, U&A Recordings, Resopal Shallware, Dave Seaman’s Audio Therapy, Distinctive, EQ Records, React and Sinister as well as running his own label Chi Recordings. As a DJ AMB has played in the USA, UK, France, Germany, Russia, Croatia, Serbia, and Hungary alongside the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Adam Freeland, Hybrid, and many more.
The resulting collaboration comprises of ‘Forest Mallet’ and ‘Bug Buzz’. We have no doubt both of these tunes will grab your attention. With subtle melodies, smooth meandering bass lines, crisp drum production and all manner of glitched out tweakisms, this is one we know you’re going to love.
No Empathy release is complete without remixes, so with AMB’s blessing we’ve added three new Empathy signings to the roster for this special release.
This pointed hoodie-wearing individual has established himself as one of Australasia’s most exciting new live acts. Spoonhead’s mouldable, tweakable live set makes for loads of fun on the dance floor and allows plenty of room for experimentation. The Spoonhead experience sends you awash on the dance floor with liquidy surf. Futuristic synths soar over ancient tribal rhythms while richly layered textures infuse with the sounds of his homeland Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Spoonhead has remixed both AMB originals for EMPD027 and it’s clear he has amazed us all. While retaining the original vibe of both tracks, he has taken things to mid-tempo techno infused bass romp. With no shortage of squelches and glitches, we know you guys will lap this guy up. Expect some top-notch releases from this guy in future.
Melbourne based Goosebumpz has become a driving force within the Australian electronic music scene. As a result, he has become a regular fixture at outdoor dance parties, festivals and club gigs nationwide. Capitalizing on the bass music movement Down Under, Goosebumpz is renowned for his extremely tight production, attention to detail and psy influenced sound design. His mid-tempo remix of ‘Bug Buzz’ has a laid back approach – A spacious, soulful take on the original which evolves towards a drop that will have you up and moving.
Sydney based producer Mr. Bill is both prolific and talented. His music excites both the ear and the brain by exploring unusual production methods and theory. His music has cause enough of a buzz over the past year that it seemed inevitable that Empathy would come knocking with an invite to become part of our vision. His remix of Bug Buzz is dubstep… but not as you know it. We encourage you to keep an eye on Mr. Bill… We’re sure you’ll be as impressed as we are…