Must-Watch: Video Premiere: “Monument” by Robyn and Royksopp

Röyksopp & Robyn’s ‘Do It Again’ has become this Summer’s most talked about record and live show, garnering worldwide critical praise, a sold-out tour and chart success.

As Röyksopp & Robyn come to the end of their DIA tour they bid farewell with the release of their final video – for the epic 10-minute long track ‘Monument’, the inspiring mini-album opener.

Director Max Vitali created a weightless and timeless space by shooting on a wire-based camera, drawing the viewer in on a journey of self discovery, a central theme throughout the song. The video was produced by VICE + Intel’s The Creators Project.

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Sexy Track: “Monument” by Robyn and Röyksopp

royksoppandrobyn2014Sometimes, album cuts (or in this case, an EP cut) are overlooked by their bouncier, more radio-friendly fellow tracks. Robyn and Röyksopp’s EP, Do It Again, has one blockbuster hit, but this is not it. “Monument” is a more demure tune on the offering.

Mood-electronica at its best, the track comes with extra minutes latched onto it to emulate a journey (a sonic one, if you would like to avoid the metaphor), from which a robust lyrical statement stems. It stands as a gravestone anthem, with lyrics that are direct, yet very affective about ones accomplishments. It is an amazing song that could be a single should a radio edit surface. The additional beats towards the end are scrumptious, but are not for the pop format listener. Have a listen and tell us what you think!  Continue reading

Sarah McLachlan talks about “Shine On,” her father’s illness and introspective songs!

For more than 25 years Sarah McLachlan has been stirring emotion with introspective songs like “Building a Mystery”, “Adia” and “I Will Remember You”. Today, the celebrated Canadian singer songwriter — who’s sold over 40 million albums worldwide — joins Jian to discuss and perform from her seventh full-length studio work, “Shine On.”

Loft List: 20 Forgotten and Underrated Disco Divas!

green disco ball bonanza Yesterday, we had to sit down to do a store playlist for disco lovers. We wanted to dig much deeper than Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” and ABBA’s “Gimme Gimme Gimme.” So, we opted to find some new disco divas we haven’t heard of and this is the gist of it!