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!
Ready for this stomper? Bosnian producer Solomon recruits Hard Candy favorite Roisin Murphy on his new track, the delicious “Gamble On You.” This number is nice and dark, with pulsating synths and a sexy stomping rhythm.
Listen to the first eight minutes of German producer Solomun‘s recent set at the BPM Festival and you’ll hear a familiar voice. That’s right, it’s Roisin Murphy! Seriously looking forward to hearing this stomper in all it’s high quality glory.
You may recognize Solomun from his infectious remix of Ro’s “Flash of Light!” A big thank you to Ben for alerting us about this on our Facebook page! Oh, and whoever took this stunning photo (above) please let us know so we can give you credit.
A few days ago, we brought you the Roisin Murphy ‘Look Around You‘ mini mix, and now we’ve got some exciting news on forthcoming collaborations which comes from an interview Roisin recently did with Swedish magazine Zero.
The most devoted among you may remember a little Roisin track called ‘Leviathan (Do It Yourself),’ which was apparently produced in 2009 with Kid Gloves and premiered in one of her DJ sets in Rome back in 2010. Well it turns out that it’s finally ready for release as a collaboration with Freeform Five aka DJ Anu Pillai.
We’ve also got the Italian EP with Luca C and Brigante to look forward to. On it Roisin will interpret classic songs by divas like Mina and Patty Prao.
“Though we will mix in electronics as well, so it will be completely different versions.Both of the two women fascinate me. They were so ahead of their time, in different ways. An artist at the same time is known as a blonde bombshell, but still have full creative control and dare to take risks with the music, and also with such a strong emotional charge, provides a heady feeling”
If that’s not enough for you, she will also be featured on a song on the DJ collective Hot Natured‘s upcoming album. This track has an Ace of Base feel and was played in Ibiza last year. Lastly, there is also more material planned with Solomun but she did not reveal any additional details.
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A few days ago, Boris Dlugosch shared this minimix of some of the remixes of his Roisin Murphy collaboration ‘Look Around You.’ It includes short snippets of the Chopstick,Johnjon, Raik and Maxxi Soundsystem mixes.They sound pretty promising, and we can’t wait to hear them in full!
A couple of weeks ago we brought you the full version of Boris Dlugosch and Roisin Murphy‘s latest collaboration ‘Look Around You,’ now we have unearthed a sexy remix of the track which surfaced in Boris’ Sputnik club set on March 16th. The moment we have more details on it we’ll be sure to update this post!
I’ve been obsessed with the 50 second clip of the new Boris Dlugosch feat. Róisín Murphy song since we shared it with you it a few months ago, and my excitement has now reached a fever pitch upon discovering the full version of the song which appears to be called ‘Look Around You.’ It’s a blissful house track with super seductive vocals, and it has certainly perked up my lazy Sunday!
‘Look Around You‘ serves as a great follow-up to their last collaboration ‘Never Enough‘ which was released 12 years ago. This track will be featured on Boris’ upcoming record. We’re hoping that Ms. Murphy is preparing to release an album of her own in the not too distant future! We can’t believe its been six years since the still flawless ‘Overpowered‘
It’s felt like ages since we’ve had something new to share from the lovely Roisin Murphy, a staple artist here on Hard Candy. Her latest effort comes in the form of the official video for the 7-minute sultry affair ‘Simulation’ just uploaded by label Permanent Vacation. Watch below!