The Empire Mixes

DJ Lurk is a huge Star Wars fan, ever since seeing Episode IV in the theater with his father in the summer of 1977. He was six years old. Ever so often, he will decide to capture himself at work; this produced four episodes that comprise The Empire Mixes, each one starting out with a sample from the original Star Wars trilogy to set the scene. Once DJ Lurk figured out that he could actually get his finger on scratching Darth Vader and The Emperor, shit got real.

May 5, 2010: Fully Armed and Operational

Download: 2010-05-05 Fully Armed and Operational

“Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station”

Bassnectar is visionary, thoughtful, bass worship production. Instrumentals from Linkin Park from the Matrix Reloaded soundtrack are superb. Chiddy Bang over K.I.D.S. seals the deal. Witness the firepower. Bonus for DJ Lurk fans at 13:50 — playing the first 12″ he ever collected.

May 7, 2010: Indeed, You Are Powerful

Download: 2010-05-07 Indeed You Are Powerful

“Indeed, you are powerful, as the Emperor has foreseen”

…Over Justin Timberlake, remixed by Basement Jaxx. The juxtaposition is marvelous: “powerful” as a scratch as a reminder.

May 9, 2010: Technological Terror

Download: 2010-05-09 Technological Terror

“Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you have constructed”
“The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of The Force”

DJ Lurk walked into a little known record shop in Santa Barbara called Deep Groove, and there was some ridiculously addictive early-90s techno music on the sound system: Quadrophonia, which embodies all of the samples and breaks of good rave music. A technological terror, if you will.

May 15, 2010: Feeble Skills

Download: 2010-05-15 Feeble Skills

“Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the Dark Side”
“I’m looking forward to completing your training”
“With each passing moment, you make yourself more my servant”

After cycling recently through a ton of music, DJ Lurk felt it was time to go high energy BPM or go home to Alderaan. “Shazam and Abracadabra” ~M.C.A.















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