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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.

[EMPD028] K+Lab vs Funkdamunk – Mcfly was a Raver REMIXED by Empathy Recordings

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05.Apr.2011 William Breakspear: Two Oh Double One Mix

Empathy Recordings is pround to bring you the latest in our long line of guest mixes… Welcome William Breakspear and his Two Oh Double One mix featuring over an hour of bastard breaks and glitch hop

Raised by wolves in the depths of English woodland, Breakspear soon came to love the natural rhythms of the forest. Thrust into the city as a pup he foraged for beats in the urban sprawl, occasionally finding a kick or bass slide which reminded him of the forest. Now he has mastered his biomechanic arms and digital brain he can finally return to the trees with added vigour and become complete with the beat.

This is what you get:

1. Schlachthofbronx – Nastybass ft. Spoek Mathambo & Bigspace
2. Opiuo – Monkey Crunk (ill.Gates & Samples Remix)
3. Stickybuds – Bo Riddim!
4. Sharps – Limb by Limb
5. Flore – La Folie (Lawgiverz Remix)
6. K+Lab – Talking Smack
7. Jay Z – 99 Problems (The Prodigy Remix)
8. Cheshire Cat – Funky Joint (Gella Remix)
9. Niles Philips – Easy Down Home Cooking
10. The CB’s – Misdemeanour (A.Skillz Remix)
11. Javier Morillas – Like That
12. Seiji – I Can’t Let it Go
13. VibeSquaD – FunkWear
14. K+Lab – Out the Door (William Breakspear Remix)
15. Featurecast – Sniper
16. William Breakspear – Skydive
17. JPOD – Funkinitup
18. Rootsellers – Front Heavy Funk (Stickybuds Remix)
19. Flevans – Foot Tied
20. Huxley – Regulated Wishing
21. Stealing Sheep – Mountain Dogs (William Breakspear Remix)
22. Mooqee & Pimpsoul – Keep Pounding

Download now from our Soundcloud:
William Breakspear – Two Oh Double One – DJ Mixset by Empathy Recordings

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01.Feb.2011 EMPD020: William Breakspear – Skydive

Raised by wolves in the depths of English woodland, Breakspear soon came to love the natural rhythms of the forest. Thrust into the city as a pup he foraged for beats in the urban sprawl, occasionally finding a kick or bass slide which reminded him of the forest. Now he has mastered his biomechanic arms and digital brain he can finally return to the trees with added vigour and become complete with the beat.

William has a reputation for creating the most primal sounding high tech music you will ever hear. Analogue samples, 8 bit fuzziness and old school booming basslines can all be heard in any one of William’s multi genre workouts.

Backing up William, Empathy has assembled a team of unrivalled breakbeat expertise…

K+Lab is no stranger to Empathy. In 2010 he gave us “The Whole World’s Ill” which featured on glitch and breakbeat charts across the world. His blend of dirty basslines, 80′s hip hop breaks and electro freshness is a perfect complement to the Breakspear sound. Their two collaborations on this release will undoubtedly find a welcome home in any good breakbeat collection.

Throughout the years Timmy has proven you don’t need to think inside one genre to keep people on the dance floor. Playing across the board with breaks, house, techno, garage, drum ‘n’ bass, electro, booty bass, hip hop and downbeat, Timmy has kept the dance floors heaving for 20 years. 20 years of undying service, smashing clubs, festivals and radio transmitters apart with his fearsome mixing skills and secret artillery of hot tunes. With releases on labels like Passenger,
Cut La Roc’s Rocstar Records and DJ Icey’s label Zone, Timmy has made his mark on breakbeat world wide. Moving into 2011, he explores the 4/4 bassline genre with some crisp biscuits due for release soon, including a remix of DJ Love due out on Ali B’s AIR imprint.

Greg Churchill completes the release with his Aural Trash remix – Putting together parties and radio shows since 1984. Known for his strong commitment to the electronic music scene and upcoming talent, Greg Churchill is undoubtedly a legend within the NZ dance world. He has a long list of production credits on labels such as Underwater Records, Gung Ho, Craft, Azul, Data and Cosmonote Blue. His collaboration with William Breakspear features his trademark electro clash sound with a razor like glitchy edge.

The Skydive EP is out on Feb 14 and comes complete with 6 tracks of glitch breakbeat derangement… you’d be a fool to miss out.

Available through the usual outlets: http://www.junodownload.com, http://www.addictech.com, http://www.trackitdown.net as well as new stores http://www.itunes.com, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.beatport.com and more.

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[EMPD020] SKYDIVE feat. William Breakspear, Timmy Schumacher, K+Lab & Aural Trash by Empathy Recordings

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