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La Roux – Uptight Downtown

It’s already time. Time to revisit La Roux, now that Elly Jackson released the second album, ‘Trouble in Paradise’, under the monicker of ‘La Roux’, the first as a complete solo-artist, after producer Ben Langmaid left the project. And La Roux is noticably taking a different turn this time around. The cold synths á la Kraftwerk are gone and have been interchanged by warm disco-like beats.

‘Uptight Downtown’ is a perfect example for the direction she is taking with her album that came out just two days ago, on the 22nd of July. It’s over the top dancy and has an easy nod-along feel to it.  So everything La Roux is allegedly trying on this record, seems to succeed. Whether this will be at the expense of a longer lasting impact of the music is yet to be shown. But it sure is a catchy tune and the album should become a big commercial success for her.

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La Roux – In For The Kill (Skream Remix)

So much contemporary electronic music is influenced by the 80s and La Roux is definitely among those that use this influence most wisely. For those that fancy the amazing original of ‘In For The Kill’ to be too poppish, there is always Skream’s amazing Dubstep remix that makes use of breaks and the accompanying expectations. I get ever so excited about the almost complete silence before the break beat sets in near the end of the song. Continue reading La Roux – In For The Kill (Skream Remix)