Monday, June 21, 2010

Swedish Queen of Pop: Robyn

Michael Jackson was the King of Pop and Madonna was the Queen of Pop back in the days and now they say that Lady GaGa is today's Queen of Pop. I could definitely argue about that for long but until that argument sets off I will stick to that our amazing Robyn is the Swedish Queen of Pop.

To show the world that she is, she will release three mini-albums named "Body Talk" this year. The first one is out now "Body Talk Pt. 1" and it shows how multi-talented Robyn is. If the two other albums hold the same quality it's going to be Robyn's year big time. Buy "Body Talk Pt. 1" on CD here or digital here.

There are some of the tracks on the album that needs some comments. After last years hit "The Girl and the Robot" together with Röyksopp it was time for them to give it all up for Robyn. "None of Dem" is a new collaboration between Röyksopp and Robyn.

Robyn feat. Röyksopp - None of Dem

Diplo is helping out on "Dancehall Queen" and also made a remix of I Blåme Coco's "Caesar" where Robyn features. More on I Blåme Coco to come...

Robyn - Dancehall Queen

I Blåme Coco feat. Robyn - Caesar (Diplo Remix)

"Don't Fucking Tell Me What To Do" is a track that got some sounds that reminds me of her latest album. Really dig this track, it's good electro from Sweden.

Robyn - Don't Fucking Tell Me What To Do

The greatest track on "Body Talk Pt. 1" is "Dancing On My Own" and it was also released as a single to the album. It has been around in the blogosphere for a while now with reason. Some of our favourite remixers have also contributed with some splendid remixes of this track. Fred Falke and Rex the Dog are guys that got the well-earned respect of Tracasseur.

Robyn - Dancing On My Own

Robyn - Dancing On My Own (Fred Falke Remix)
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Robyn - Dancing On My Own (Rex The Dog Remix)

Robyn - Dancing On My Own (Chew Fu Extended Remix)

Robyn - Dancing On My Own (Jakwob Remix)

Robyn - Dancing On My Own ('Live Lounge' Performance)

The last track above is Robyn performing live in BBC's Radio One Live show. Fantastic version that once again shows that Robyn is the Swedish Queen of Pop:


Pat Lok said...

That's a huuge remix package. Thanks for the download!

Lone said...

Ive never heard of her but at times Robyn sounds a great deal like an updated Cyndi Lauper. Maybe it was the dub in Dance Hall Queen. :?

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