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:
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
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.