Posts Tagged ‘Robyn’

Melt! Festival 2011

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As already in the year of  2009 and 2010 we presented you the most important and current information directly from the Melt!-Festival. In contrast to the last years the festival returned the his roots. But this wasn’t a reason for the people to stay away. And so the melt! was sold out early ago. Despite of the electronical renaissance with Paul Kalkbrenner, The Koletzkis, DJ Kotze, Boys Noize and many more the headliner were well know Indie-Legeneds: Pulp. This gallery will take you on a short tour through all days and stages at the Melt!.

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photo: Christoph Paul

Robyn : Call Your Girlfriend

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Robyn has put on her usual stage outfit to dance through the video of new single  “Call Your Girlfriend”. The soles are extra high, the leggings loud and tight, the top sprawling, while the singer mimes the sincere and honest beloved, who wants to make things right for everyone. On July 15 Robyn will play live at Melt! Festival.

Berlin Festival 2010

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The City, the location und of course: the lineup. All these are facts that showed the great potential of the Berlin Festival 2010. And most of the high expectations were fulfilled.

LCD Soundsystem, EDITORS, Robyn, Gang of Four and Zola Jesus are just a few of the acts who found their way to Berlin for this weekend. Adam Green even hooked up a special guest on stage: Macaulay Culkin supported his performance on the mainstage. The organisation of the entrances for the stages have not been that excellent. With the impressions of the Loveparade in their minds the organizer interrupted the festival on friday night, because the excess to Hangar 4 wasn’t able resist the big rush of people who wanted to enter after closing the mainstage. Despite of the influences on the linup (the performance of Fatboy Slim and 2manydjs got cancelled) and the atmosphere the Berlin Festival afforded everything you could have wished yourself for great musical weekend.

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photo: Christoph Paul

Robyn “Hang With Me”

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As bridge building to her second Body Talk EP out of three, Robyn releases the new single “Hang With Me” on September 3, which was yet featured as a dramatic acoustic track with strings on BT Pt. 1 (see below) and appears now in a way more electronic version definitely becoming the prominently blonde singer better. The new single will also compile various remixes of the track by Avicii, Kaiserdisco, Starsmith, Reset!, Hot City, before Body Talk Pt. 2 follows only one week later.

Stream | Robyn “Hang With Me (Acoustic Version)

In the linked, new video the title is set to motion literally: A camera crew lead by her “home director” Max Vitali followed Robyn over the first days and weeks of the album promo and tour, so we again can follow her into the tourbus, the clubs’ backstages and even on the rollercoaster.

But back to BD#2: The EP turned out to be a little, pop-club orientated feature festival compiling the likes of Klas Åhlund, Kleerup, Savage Skulls, Diplo, and Snoop Dogg on only eight tracks.

Body Talk Pt. 2 track list:
8. INDESTRUCTIBLE (acoustic version)

In the meantime the beautiful Swede keeps on touring through Europe. Just recently we did list all upcoming dates here for you.

Robyn vs. BSS & LCD vs. Soulwax

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Robyn, part two: A short while ago Buraka Som Sistema took care of her “Dancing On My Own” and slowed it down a little bit (in contrast to their club-driven remix of the Lykke Li song of the same title), to easily sail on it into the festival summer. Accompanied by the, too, not totally brandnew, but big Soulwax remix of chief ironist James Murphy’s LCD-Soundsystem (non)-hit “You Wanted A Hit”, this makes four of this summer’s best live acts compressed into only two songs, ergo, a whole lotta thrill of anticipation.

Robyn’s new tour dates got just posted by us here. See Myspace for James Murphy’s last-ever LCD-tour (on which he will meet the Swedish singer at Oya) and Buraka Som Sistemas’ and Soulwax’ plans for the summer here, here and here.

Stream | Robyn “Dancing On My Own” [Download]

Stream | LCD Soundsystem “You Wanted A Hit (Soulwax Remix)


New live dates: Robyn (we recommend)

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While we’re sitting here in Berlin waiting for Franziska Finkenstein’s festival review of recent c/o pop, where she watched, among other artists, Robyn perform live on stage at Spex Live, we are already preparing for September and October, when the self-declared Fembot will head back to Germany and the UK for some more, just announced live dates. And with her in her luggage will be her recently released mini album Body Talk Pt. 1 (see below for a complete stream) – including lead single “Dancing On My Own”, which works as well in the Swedish version of German pensioneer-and-families Sunday morning TV programme (video here) as in a Berlin or London underground club. Too-featured is new single “Killing Me”, for which you can watch a new, interactive video on now.

And till fall, Body Talk Pt. 2, if not yet Pt. 3, should be available, too. (Robyn has announced the release of three mini albums over 2010.)

Robyn live in Europe:
01.07. Peace and Love Festival, Borlänge, Sweden
03.07. Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
15.07. Arvika Festival, Arvika, Sweden
13.08. Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
14.08. Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland
20.08. Pstero Festival, Trondheim, Norway
10.09. Berlin Festival, Berlin, Germany
11.09. MOH Festival @ Backstage, Munich, Germany
12.09. Mousonturm, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
13.09. Große Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany
18.10. ABC, Glasgow, UK
19.10. Academy 2, Manchester, UK
21.10. Concorde, Brighton, Concorde, UK
22.10. Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK

Video | Robyn “Dancing On My Own

Stream | Robyn Body Talk Pt. 1

Robyn: Five new songs from three new albums

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News from Robyn! After leaving a successful mainstream carer as former kid star and later chart pop starlet behind and establishing herself with the self-released album Robyn as an independent, serious and acknowledged artist on both sides of the Atlantic and as – according to Swedish Elle as the Style Icon of the Decade – the Swedish singer of real name Robin Miriam Carlsson is now back with some heady promises.

Three entire albums were announced by her in an interview with Swedish magazine Bon for later this year. With all of them getting released by her own label imprint Konichiwa Records, the first one shall already be out in June. Though, in another interview published by Pitchfork earlier today she more precisely told, that one’s probably going to deal with “only” mini albums with a bit less than ten songs (but more than a normal EP).

Out of this people can listen excerpts of already four five new songs (see our update below) on the net. For instance a piece called “Fembot” is party streamed on her official website from today on (and fully in our update below!) Another three tracks can be heard in a rather impressing and intimate Swedish tv documentary about the album recordings (see the complete footage below) featuring a very open (and entertaining) Robyn giving lots of impressions.

Thus she not only invites one to a dance lesson with her, but is having a breakfast with Norwegian producing duo Röyksopp, before leaving with them to the studio to record a rough composition named “None of Them”, which gets shortly played in the footage afterwards. In another session with Klas Åhlund – former guitarist of the Teddybears, brother of Caesars front man Joakim, songwriter for the Sugababes and Kelly Clarkson and producer of Robyn, the new song and probably new single “Don’t Fucking Tell Me What to Do”  gets introduced as well. In addition there’s a short clip from newly written “Dancing Onw My Own”. All four samples let us guess Robyn will qualitatively attach to her recent album with the upcoming.

For the album(s) production(s) Robyn, among other things, went to Las Vegas with M.I.A.-supporter-of-the-very-first-minute and MajorLazer mastermind Diplo. Too, Mr Snoop “Doggy” Dogg is said to be on the recordings with a feature. As superior topic Ms Carlsson chose “body and technology” for the album.

First live appearances by Robyn, who provokingly joined Liykke Li wearing a burka on stage last year at Way Out West Festival, got announced as well: On July 3 Danish Roskilde Festival and on August 13 Norwegian Oya are on her schedule with more dates to follow soon.

Update: Thanks to NME magazine, who brought “Fembot” to Soundcloud, and always well informed German magazine Spex, who made us aware of it, we have the song as a complete stream for you below. Too, there’s another stream of the till now completely forgotten by us “Dance Hall Queen” (we’re bathing our heads in ashes right now!), a collaboration with Diplo and the currently strongest, catchiest track out of all foretastes. The song already appeared on the internet quite a while ago but was then taken down again everywhere.

Stream | Robyn “Fembot

Stream | Robyn ft. Diplo “Dance Hall Queen

Robyn & Lykke Li onstage in burqas

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While Germany was torn between Cologne’s c/o Pop Festival with a Patrick Wolf losing his mind after his PA got turned down for bureaucratic reasons, Hamburg’s very hot Dockville Festival and Haldern Pop next to the German-Dutch boarder one of Europe’s biggest festival highlights took place in Gothenborg, Sweden.

Sadly we couldn’t join Way Out West with great performances by Antony and the Johnsons (including an entire sinfony orchestra), My Bloody Valentine, Wolfmother, Fever Ray, Arctic Monkeys and many more, but we want to show the following short film: highly appreciated Swedish singer Robyn teamed up with her friend Lykke Li live on stage at her Friday afternoon gig. The two ladies even pulled their listeners attention with some special accessoires. Singing Queen’s “I Want To Break Free” in duet Robyn and Lykke wore two grey burqas that they slipped off later. See the video here:

Video by MissSophiie, photo of Lykke Li by Andreas Öhlund