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New Festival Debut: Truck America


Truck America is a 3-day festival that begins today.  Tickets are still available, so if you are thinking: catching some amazing music that you know, added to some amazing music that you may not know this beautiful weekend, do it. Beginning today and ending Sunday (April 30-May 2), the famed festival that began in the UK 13 years ago will be making its U.S. debut in the Catskill Mountains at The Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York.

The Dig, Monogold, Natureboy, White Rabbits, The Joy Formidable and many many others are among the acts that will be taking the stage today and over the weekend. forthebeat is catching the Sunday show, and if we could make it today and Saturday, we would.  Go buy tickets at the door or here: TRUCK

An old favorite:

White Rabbits – Percussion Gun

A new favorite:

The Joy Formidable – Whirring (Brahms Remix)

Your new favorite?

The Dig – You’re Already Gone

New Artist: Natureboy


Natureboy is Sara Kermanshahi from Bushwick.

I was first introduced to her last year and included her song Heart to Fool on the monthly mixtape I do for Et Musique Pour Tous‘ December mix.

I haven’t seen her live but have heard her intimate, packed Brooklyn loft performances have been amazing. She plays the first ever (on U.S. soil that is…) Truck Festival, which has been an established festival in the UK for 13 years, on May 2nd. Some great acts coming to that 3-day festival include The Dig, White Rabbits and The Joy Formidable. Natureboy performs early Sunday afternoon and forthebeat can’t wait to catch our first live show.

The self-titled album is available now on iTunes; stand-outs include “Famous Sons” and “Heart to Fool.”  I love both tracks – reall, truly love.

“Pariahbelow for your first listen:

Natureboy – Pariah

The Lost Tape…


Le Miel du Mois (monthly mixtape on Et Musique Pour Tous) first started in May 2009. When the site temporarily got shut down in June 2009, the May tape was lost as was a ton of amazing EMPT content. The site was re-born in July 2009, and since is bigger and better, but Le Miel du Mois: Mai was never re-posted, until now…

Track List:

Metric - Help I'm Alive (The Twelves Remix)
Air France – Collapsing at your Doorstep
Passion Pit – The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix)
White Rabbits – Percussion Gun
Bad Veins - The Lie (Acoustic)
Royksopp – What Else is There (Ministry of Sound Remix)
The Golden Filter - Solid Gold
Chairlift – Planet Health
Amadou & Mariam – Sabali
Moby – Shot in the Back of the Head
Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Air France Remix)

haha don’t be like that: forthebeat’s 9 of ’09

golden bb

We’ve put together our “Best of” list — forthebeat’s 9 of ’09, featuring 9 original tracks and 9 remixes. Not all of these debuted in 2009, but this list is comprised of our favorite tunes we couldn’t stop repeating, all year long.

Our friends over at Et Musique Pour Tous have compiled the list into an 18 track, candy for your ears, end of year mixtape.  Head over to EMPT and download here.  In no particular order, the track listing:

White Rabbits – Percussion Gun
Delorean – Deli
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A Trak Remix)
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
Sleigh Bells – Ring Ring
Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)
The xx – Crystalized
The Virgins – Rich Girls (The Twelves Remix)
Miike Snow – Sylvia
Telepathe – Chrome’s On It (Gold Panda Remix)
Florence and The Machine - Cosmic Love
Sebastien Tellier – Roche (Breakbot Remix)
La Roux - I'm Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)
Air France – Collapsing At Your Doorstep
Lykke Li – Dance, Dance, Dance
Florence and the Machine – You’ve Got the Love (The xx Remix)
Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
The xx – Shelter (Them Jeans Drum Edit)

One of EMPT’s fans, KIKI, left an extensive comment list that is nothing short of amazing, describing how each track makes her feel.  Some incredible highlights here:

track 3: I fucking love a-trak. and the word alchemy. at 2:28 I’m jamming with steph in a club and then we’re at the beach and then in a plane….by about 4:25 we’re at hiro.

track 6: YESSSSSSSSSS. NO WORDS. JUST PARTY MOVES AND PARTY DRESSES. SEQUIN ONES. black sequins, and spaghetti straps and champagne and a disco ball and jumping on banquettes. and falling in love or out…

track 8: I wish I could walk around nyc with songs like this blasting from a boom box on my shoulder.

track 9: saturday afternoons during ny winter with no real sunlight and rain and snow and walking down the street with a hat and mittens and loving whats in your ears and loving strangers.

track 13: repeat. repeat. repeat. repeat. repeat. repeat. repeat.

track 14: whatevsky.

track 18: dance party in slow motion. or steph doing the running man…..

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