EMPD027: AMB - Bug Buzz / Forest Mallet + REMIXES
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
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
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
This release will be available in all good online stores on Friday 17
February. Until then be sure to check out the previews on our