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.
12.Jan.2012 McFly was a Raver REMIX competition
We’re giving you the unique chance to be a part of our forthcoming “McFly was a Raver” Remix EP, featuring WIlliam Breakspear, Teknizm & Spoonhead.
Empathy has always sought to foster creativity by encouraging new talent. With this in mind we’re proud to announce the “McFly Remix Competition”.
The original release featured at the top end of glitch hop charts across the internet from Beatport to Addictech and beyond. With the wealth of talent out there we are confident this competition is going to bring out some amazing remixes – we can’t wait to hear what you all come up with.
How you remix is up to you. You choose genre, you choose the tempo and you choose the mood. We’ll be selecting the best 3 tracks to be a part of the EP and the best of those will also receive sales royalties as well as a $50 download voucher from addictech.com.
To enter: 1 – Download the sample pack here. 2 – Write your masterpiece. 3 – Submit your track to our Soundcloud remix group here (you will need to sign up for a free Soundcloud account). Entries close 1 March 2012 and the release will be in stores 19 March 2012.
2011 was the strongest year yet for Empathy Recordings, with regular top 10 glitch hop releases on Beatport.com. Highlight of the year was Opiuo’s remix of K+Lab’s Wrecked which dominated the number 1 spot for 2 months. We’re now offering you the opportunity to be a part of this success in 2012.
Don’t forget to check out the original track here:
19.Oct.2011 EMPD026: K+Lab vs Funkdamunk
Streaming direct from the near future ‘McFly was a Raver’ is glitch hop at its eclectic best. K+Lab and Funkdamunk hit you with thick slabs of elastic bass bouncing you from floor to ceiling while their synthesizers take aim at your knees.
‘Ahi Haka’ comes at you with explosive force, launching its drive by assault with chainsaw synths that cut to the bone. Subtle variations of old school breaks form the backbone of the attack giving you brief moments of relief before leading you straight back into the fray.
Swag takes the down deep. Funkdamunk lures you in with subtle vocal snippets and relaxed tints of melody before bringing out a bass line that pushes things through the floor..
K+Lab is now a regular feature on glitch hop charts and DJ playlists worldwide. Funkdamunk is nipping closely at his heels. Who will win this battle for broken beat supremacy?
Previews are available on our soundcloud