Listen to Robyn and Royksopp’s new song “Monument”

The Do It Again mini album represents the perfect coming together of three of the most original musical minds in the world.

“Monument?s grandeur and grace is as distinctive as it is moving and was the first song where they wrote lyrics together. A defining moment on the mini album in the shape of a near ten-minute long anthem, which was inspired by a sculpture from artist Juliana Cerqueira Leite, which gave Robyn a ?physical experience of what it’s like to define yourself or stand for something or figure out who you are.?

?Do It Again? is the first single taken from the mini album and is an ?accidental pop song? written after a night out together in Bergen. It is one of the most effervescent, effortlessly uplifting electro-pop tunes of recent years, and started life as a rave-inspired throwback.

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Grace Jones to release deluxe edition of “Nightclubbing”

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On April 28th 2014 Island Records / Universal Music Catalogue are delighted to announce the first ever deluxe edition of Grace Jones? groundbreaking album Nightclubbing, celebrated in a variety of formats.

The international musical landscape of the last 30 plus years would be a markedly lacking and less colourful, had it not been for Nightclubbing. Its influence is inextricably woven into today?s rich tapestry of sounds.

In any number of current musical leaders, it?s impossible not to hear (and see) the influence of ?Nighclubbing?; Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Kelela, Massive Attack, Gorillaz, Hercules and Love Affair, Satigold, Todd Terje, M.I.A., Rhianna, La Roux, Grimes, FKA Twigs, Lorde, Polica, Metronomy, Beyoncé, Solange, Rhianna, Yeah Yeah Yeas, Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem and La Roux are but a segment of artists indebted to Miss Jones. Continue reading

Sam Smith performs “Money On My Mind” on Jummil Kimmel Live!

Sam Smith performed “Money On My Mind” last night on ABC?s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a track culled from his anticipated June 17 U.S. release of full-length album, In The Lonely Hour, on Capitol Records.

The pre-order for this debut is currently live on iTunes, with “Money On My Mind” and, ?Stay With Me,? available as instant grat tracks. The latter was recently featured as Song of the Week in USA Today, who declared, “the gospel-infused ?Stay With Me,? sung in the tradition of the falsetto-soul greats, to break the Brit big in this country.”

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Robyn to release mini-album with Royksopp

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Röyksopp and Robyn announce the release of the ?Do It Again? mini album, which will be released on Dog Triumph via Wall of Sound and Cooking Vinyl on 26th May 2014.

?Do It Again? will be the first single available from 28th April. This serves as an introduction to a new Röyksopp album to be released later this year, which will feature two of the tracks.

The ?Do It Again? tour with Röyksopp and Robyn, already described as one of the most exciting tours of the Summer, begins at Sonar Festival in Spain on 13th June 2014, and includes a headline slot on the BBC Radio 6 music stage at Latitude Festival on 19th July. Continue reading