I first became aware of Philadelphia’s EMYND after his 2008 release Philly 2 Bmore on Unruly Records, and the tune ‘To All My Haters’ became a staple of my sets for months – although it is one of those rare occasions when, for me at least, the clean version trumped the original; as badass as the jacking Bmore riddim is, I was always uneasy about confronting a dancefloor with 3 minutes of the looping refrain “Fuck you, Fuck you!” I don’t know, maybe it’s just a British thing.
EMYND – To All My Haters (clean mix)
Buy the EP here
But anyway, once I got past the fucks I realised that EMYND makes club bangers of the highest order, from Bmore through Hip-Hop to Moombahton – or, in his own words, “club-crushing anthems that range in style from Baltimore Club, New Orleans Bounce, House, and Old School Electro/Bass to traditional Hip-Hop“! Phew!
He even did a great job of the obligatory Jamie XX remix, a bandwagon onto which so many artists jump, but very few make the grade.
Jamie XX – Far Nearer (Emynd Bmore remix)
And as if all this wasn’t enough to keep him busy, he has recently teamed up with Kenny Meez to drop an absolute gem of a free download pack that I need to share! ‘Motown Reggae’ does exactly what it says on the tin, and does it well – these great blends are a perfect way to sign off the summer.
All tracks can be downloaded individually from Emynd’s Soundcloud below, or alternatively you can download the full pack here. Enjoy.
Emynd & Kenny Meez – MOTOWN REGGAE PACK