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Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique Love Is Free Details

As previously reported, Swedish pop queen Robyn got together a new group called La Bagatelle Magique, which also features keyboardist Markus Jägerstedt and late producer Christian Falk, to release a new project this summer. And now Pitchfork reports that this project is a new mini-album called Love Is Free, and it’s coming out in a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2015 - 8:54 am

Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique – “Set Me Free”

Swedish jagged-pop star Robyn is great on her own, but she’s even better when she teams up with other experimentalists like Röyksopp as on the 2014 mini-album Do It Again. She’s been working with another group of sorts called La Bagatelle Magique, which consists of her touring keyboardist Markus Jägerstedt and the late Christian Falk,… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 23, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique – “Love Is Free” (Todd Terry Remix)

Last month, Robyn debuted “Love Is Free,” the first single from her new project La Bagatelle Magique — which features her touring keyboardist Markus Jägerstedt and her late collaborator Christian Falk, who passed away last year. Now the dance track has one serious house remix from the legendary DJ and producer Todd Terry. The nearly… More »

By: Lisa Brown / July 1, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique – “Love Is Free” (Feat. Maluca)

Robyn debuted the first song from her new project La Bagatelle Magique — a collaboration featuring her touring keyboardist Markus Jägerstedt and the late Christian Falk, who passed away last year — on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show earlier today. It’s called “Love Is Free,” and features Maluca. It will be featured on a… More »

By: James Rettig / June 18, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Robyn To Debut New Project La Bagatelle Magique This Summer

The possibility of any new music from Swedish pop queen Robyn is a reason to get excited, and she just announced on Twitter that she’s got a new project ready to debut at a Swedish festival later this summer. Her new group is called La Bagatelle Magique, and it also features Markus Jägerstedt, the keyboardist… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 26, 2015 - 9:03 am

Lorde Blogs About Robyn In Latest Studio Update

Lorde understandably took some time off after the whirlwind of a year she’s had — between newfound superstardom, the Pure Heroine tour, and putting together The Hunger Games soundtrack, she certainly deserved a little rest. But she’s back in the studio working on new music, and she took to her Tumblr to provide an update… More »

By: James Rettig / May 7, 2015 - 9:20 am

30 Essential Max Martin Songs

The thought came to me in a drug store. Or a department store. Or the backseat of a taxicab. I don’t remember where it was, exactly, except that it was the type of place where, in 2015, one might hear Taio Cruz’s 2010 hit “Dynamite” playing in the periphery. That is to say: anywhere i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am

Kindness – “Who Do You Love? (Jeremy Sylvester Bump Mix)” (Feat. Robyn)

On his 2014 album Otherness, the British disco-pop auteur Kindness teamed up with Robyn for a heartfelt synthpop anthem called “Who Do You Love?” Tomorrow, he’ll release an EP of “Who Do You Love” remixes that includes contributions from people like Joakim and Jam City. And on one six-minute reworking, the UK producer Jeremy Sylvester… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 5, 2015 - 4:17 pm

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here.

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The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations one-by-one this morning on CBS This Morning. Irritatingly, we won’t learn the nominees for the most important award, Album Of The Year, until tonight; the Academy is announcing them a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am

Watch SNL Parody Ariana Grande, Megan Trainor, Sam Smith, & Lorde With Young Tarts & Old Farts Commercial

A highlight of tonight’s funny (really) and cameo-filled (Jennifer Lawrence, Crazy Eyes) episode of Saturday Night Live was the fake commercial for Young Tarts & Old Farts, a compilation of duets in the style of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s recent chart-topping album Cheek To Cheek. This gave the cast an opportunity to break out… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 16, 2014 - 9:18 am

Kindness – “Who Do You Love?” (Feat. Robyn) Video

The last time the disco-pop auteur Kindness made a music video, it the dance-centric clip for “This Is Not About Us,” and it was great. For the next video from his new album Otherness, Kindness has gone a radically different direction while still working with the same director, Daniel Brereton. The new clip is for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 11, 2014 - 9:29 am

Röyksopp & Robyn – “Monument Dance (Marcus Marr Mix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Röyksopp’s farewell album The Inevitable End includes a new version of their Robyn collaboration “Monument,” which we shared back in September. Now that the album is days away from release, DFA’s Marcus Marr has delivered another remix of the song. It’s called “Monument Dance” because whereas the previous versions were total head-bobbers, this one’s got… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 7, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Röyksopp – “Skulls”

There’s been a lot said about the death of the album and not much follow-through, but it seems like Norwegian duo Röyksopp may be abandoning the format after their next album. Today, they announced their new album, The Inevitable End, with this message: “We feel like this is a goodbye to the traditional album format,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 29, 2014 - 10:07 am

Röyksopp & Robyn – “Monument (The Inevitable End Version)”

Röyksopp & Robyn released the very good mini-album Do It Again with the promise that it was just the beginning of new work to come from each artist individually. Today, Röyksopp unveiled a new version of “Monument,” subtitled “The Inevitable End Version,” calling it “an indication of things to come.” Below you can hear a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 8, 2014 - 5:12 pm

Robyn – “Tell You (Today)” (Arthur Russell Cover)

The list of stars on the new Arthur Russell tribute, Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell, is pretty blinding, but even among acts like Blood Orange, Sufjan Stevens, and Hot Chip, Robyn shines pretty brightly. So too does her cover of Russell’s “Tell You (Today),” which is nothing short of joyous, worthy of both… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 3, 2014 - 4:09 pm

Watch Röyksopp & Robyn Play “Do It Again” On Fallon

Röyksopp and Robyn brought their dance collaboration to Fallon last night and performed the title track from their new Do It Again mini-album. Robyn wore a mustard yellow jacket with leg warmers and chunky sneakers and danced pretty much the whole time, except for when she delivered the climax of the song laying down o… More »

By: James Rettig / August 19, 2014 - 9:25 am

Röyksopp & Robyn – “A Monument To Everything (Kindness Remix)”

Earlier this year, Adam Bainbridge, aka Kindness, completely remade Blood Orange’s “Uncle ACE” with house legend Robert Owens. Now he’s taken on the spacious, slow-burning “Monument” by Röyksopp & Robyn, from their recent mini-album Do It Again, this time completely remaking it as “A Monument To Everything.” It’s such a drastic reformation that the title… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 15, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Röyksopp & Robyn – “Monument (Mark E Remix)”

Röyksopp and Robyn’s “Monument” off their collaborative mini-album recently got the video treatment and now it has a remix courtesy of house producer Mark E from the label Ghostly International. “Mark E’s groove puts me in a trance,” Robyn said about the song on her website. “You can hear it’s him immediately, it’s a pulse,… More »

By: James Rettig / August 14, 2014 - 7:52 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2014

Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival’s 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like Angel Olsen and Bill Callahan alongside electronic artists like Todd Terje and Darkside alongside major headlining acts like Outkast, Robyn, and Queens Of The Stone Age. We sent photographer ClintMore »

By: Miles Bowe / August 13, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Röyksopp & Robyn – “Monument” Video

Robyn and Röyksopp got together earlier this year to release their collaborative mini-album Do It Again, and they’ve already made videos for “Sayit” and the title track. Their newest video, for the epic seven-minute opening track “Monument,” is a sci-fi headfuck with themes about both outer space and inner space. In the clip, we see… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2014 - 10:56 am
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