Robin Skouteris mashes up Madonna’s Living for Love with the classic 90s jam What Is Love? and the results are rather fantastic. Bust a move to this one!
Eli Escobar drops his take on the Sade classic Love Is Stronger Than Pride. Gotta love that killer extended intro before the sultry vocals swoop in….
Classixx got their hands on Janet Jackson’s Pleasure Principle and gave it a sexy revamp! They slow it right down, giving it some seriously chill vibes. Fabulous rework of one of my favorite Janet tracks.
The day has FINALLY dawned! Roisin Murphy has officially announced the release date of her first album in over 8 years! Hairless Toys will be unveiled on May 11th.
She’s also shared Gone Fishing, the first track from the album, and the inspiration behind it.
This song was written after I watched the documentary film Paris Is Burning, having read an article which referenced it in a discussion about House music’s origins in black, gay culture. I was deeply moved by this film. ‘I had to run this far from home’ – it’s about the outcasts who could never fit into mainstream society and how they created a safe place in the drag ‘Ball’ scene of New York in the ‘80s. ‘Will we live on? The children of La Beija’ refers to the ‘house’ of Pepper La Beija, who was one of the most notable figures on the scene, Pepper is also quoted in Malcolm McLaren’s song on the same subject ‘Deep In Vogue’. The culture was a flamboyant reaction to persecution and disillusionment, the imagination and bravery of these kids is simply awe-inspiring. I envisioned ‘Gone Fishing’ almost as a song from a Broadway musical version of this story. The making of one’s own world, a safer world and the creation of a new, better family in music or youth culture is a theme I touch upon elsewhere on my album Hairless Toys.
Gone Fishing is giving me shades of Ruby Blue, which is ever a bad thing! Super excited to hear more!
The wait is nearly over! It’s been four long years since the last Florence + The Machine album, but their third studio album is on the way, and today they dropped the first cut.
How Big How Blue How Beautiful has very minimal lyrics, but the regal sounding brass would make this the perfect sounding album opener. She’s announcing her return! Are you ready?
On Sunday night, Annie Lennox delivered a powerful version of I Put A Spell On you, from her divine covers album Nostalgia. Right from the jump, during a hilariously frank Red Carpet interview, she made it quite clear she was only there for the music, and had no time for the spectacle.
Her voice worked well on the Take Me To Church track, but the real showstopper was I Put A Spell On You. It was refreshing to see someone other than Madonna injecting some real passion into their show, most of the others were rather dull!
Check out Lykke Li’s collaboration with producer Emile Haynie, which also features Romy from the XX. It’s a sad little tune, perfect for a melancholic evening.
Richard X just dropped a stellar remix of Lana Del Rey’s Brooklyn Baby on his Soundcloud. Check it below!
On Sunday night, Madonna gave her first live performance of Living for Love. It was a flawless performance and got me so excited to see it live on tour. Don’t you wish she would hurry up and announce it?