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[House] Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique – Love is Free (Moon Boots Remix)

Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique
Love Is Free (Moon Boots Remix)

As the TMN team works hard on putting together our end of the year lists, Moon Boots is a name fresh in our minds. The NYC deep house/nu-disco producer has made a name for himself this year providing us with both remixes and originals with endless replay value. To round the year out, he’s dropped a remix of Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique’s “Love is Free” injecting it with his groovy ethos. While the original is a hard-hitting, and fantastic, electro-pop tune, Moon Boots switches it up with a four-on-the-floor backdrop and a series of bouncy synths. It’s a remix that works equally well on and off the dance floor. Give it a peep above.

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[Indie/Pop] Peter Bjorn and John – High Up (Take Me To The Top)

Peter Bjorn and John
High Up (Take Me To The Top)

“Over the moon” is how indie pop masters Peter Bjorn and John said they felt releasing their first new original material since Gimme Some came out four long years ago, and that’s exactly where ‘High Up (Take Me To The Top)’ will bring you as well.

This soaring tune is propelled by off-kilter percussion reminiscent of their 2009 LP Living Thing, but is perhaps a sign of things to come as it stemmed from “forthcoming album-sessions” co-written with Patrick Berger, who is best known for producing artists including Robyn and Icona Pop.

‘High Up’ has been released on the Stockholm-based artist collective and record label INGRID, which Peter Bjorn and John co-founded along with fellow Swedes Lykke Li and Miike Snow, among others, and the track is featured on INGRID Volym 2, a Record Store Day exclusive double-LP of which there are only 500 copies.

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[Indie-Dance/House] Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again (Moullinex Remix)

Röyksopp & Robyn
Do It Again (Moullinex Remix)

A few remixes of Röyksopp and Robyn’s collaboration “Do It Again” have surfaced, and it was pretty simple for this writer to pick a favorite. The astute and sharp Moullinex, who has largely made his name out of the Discotexas Records camp, authored a deep-disco re-imagining and it was exactly the prescription we needed to roll through the rest of this Friday and on into the night. Moullinex, who is often times more closely associated with a deeper brand of nu-disco follows a slightly more restrained, almost electro-tipping house rendition of the tune and we were dancing all over the office to his new exploratory sound on this one. His remix comes as part of an EP of the same name, due out on May 26 on Dog Triumph via Wall of Sound/Cooking Vinyl and also features remixes from In Flagranti and more. We’ll be awaiting this one anxiously, especially as there have been rumblings of new, full fledged LP projects from both Robyn and Röyksopp so hop on the train while the getting is good.

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[TMN Premiere] Carousel – Dancing On My Own (Robyn Cover)

Dancing On My Own (Robyn Cover)

Mondays are likely not the most exciting of days for many of our Ninja contingent out there in the blogosphere, but today’s exclusive premiere should hopefully pull a childish smile and a hip-wiggle out of your afternoon. Over the last few years, L.A. stationed “Happy-Dance” duo and TMN favorites Carousel have become a live act that hasn’t been missed once by some form of your Music Ninja squad in Denver, and one that even warranted an elated event review for their last jaunt out here with Mansions on the Moon. On that note, if you have found yourself fortunate enough to capture one of their intimate sets, then no doubt one of our favorite staples in their live diet – the duo’s synth-pop take on Robyn’s smash single “Dancing On My Own” – was happily consumed by an entranced audience. At least that is the effect it had on us. Jackson Philips’ smooth vocals and deft touch on an intimidating synthesizer sets this emotive pacesetter off, while Kevin Friedman’s sprightly guitar licks add another layer of depth only Carousel could add to a fun, but quite honestly vapid pop single. The Robyn cover has been begging to be recorded and released, so it was akin to an early birthday present when this gem was waiting for us this morning. Carousel’s version of “Dancing on My Own” could be played for an hour straight on our in house monitors and I don’t think many of us would have an inkling of a problem with that…. so you should maybe do the same. Check it out above and as always, let us know how this one strikes your fancy.

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