While Swedish pop diva Robyn hasn’t had a full length release since seventh LP Body Talk in 2010, the singer has been far from idle.
for her most recent project RMX/RBN the starlet has been sharing a number of hand-picked compilation of dance remixes, the latest being from French duo Cassius, who have re-imagined Robyn’s biggest hits Dancing on My Own. Adding to the Swedish pop star’s own amalgam of European synth pop and R&B, the pair have layered in some snapping snares and pulsing house rhythms. The duo have striped away some of the driving arpeggiation and urgent tempo to create a slower and more euphoric feel. Their deft production creates some more uplifting vibrations the melancholic original.
In contrast comes Zhala & Heal The World‘s take on Stars 4-Ever, moving into some more ominous territory. Cast against some darker electronica the naivete of Stars 4-Ever‘s catchy poop hooks and bubblegum lyrics are turned into something altogether more obsessive.
Other project collaborators for RMX/RBN include Wolfgang Voigt, Mr. Tophat, Axel Boman, Harry “Choo Choo” Romero, Joakim and The Mekanism. Two are expected to come out every Friday this month.
You can listen to the full playlist here via Spotify:
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