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Empti

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Biography

It all started in 1993 when four like-minded musicians started making buzz on the underground scene of Vilnius with their drum'n'bass inspired material. Having chosen a nonsensical Empti moniker, the band gradually evolved into impressive disco/acid jazz act featuring the talent of singer Giedrė Vitkauskaitė – former singer of alternative rock bands Summerland and Dogbones. Empti took Lithuanian mainstream by storm in 1999 – with the arrival of Estrada, still considered one of the country's best pop albums ever. Featuring the airplay hits Saloje, Gera mylėtis, Pabandyk, the collection earned Empti three Bravo awards (Lithuanian Grammys), including the prestigious gong for album of the year. Tragedy struck soon – death of keyboard player Darius Janušonis scarred the duo of Giedrė and instrumentalist Paulius Kilbauskas, resulting in lengthy hiatus after the release of second album Cunami (2001), a record which showcased a step into the realm of electronica.

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Top Songs

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  1. Slidės  -  2,787 plays
  2. Muzika  -  3,856 plays
  3. Gera Mylėtis  -  5,410 plays
  4. Sha ba da  -  1,992 plays
  5. Diskoteka  -  2,121 plays
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