In a week that saw the huge reMix of UK SynthPoppers Monarchy’s Dancing In The Corner from The Penelopes, we are also treated to a brand new video. The clip is for Black Widow, taken from the duo’s just released Abnocto album.
The video features Monarchy’s best chum, Dita Von Teese, and has Ross McElwain & Manos Ioannou directing some monochrome bondage and synth shenanigans.
We’ve been itching all week to drop this one. A true meeting of genius. Two of London’s finest SynthPop outfits. The epic and enigmatic Monarchy and our favourite Capital based Frenchmen The Penelopes together on one track. The Penelopes’ have stepped up to the plate to serve up this fantastic reMix of Monarchy’s single of earlier this year, Dancing In The Corner. Here we have the end result of four of the most talented people working in electronic Pop music in one six minute bite; and boy, it does not disappoint.
The Penelopes hit the ground running with the rapid fire arpeggio that the track is driven by. Whipping up some big room sounds, the Parisian Londoner’s delver an almost EBM take on hands-in-the-air euphoria with a twisted web of musical DNA that takes in everything from Enola Gay, through 90s Trance, French Electro to contemporary Tropical tinged House in one powerhouse melting pot that Ra’s vocals glide over like silk. This is one big tune!
♫ Monarchy-Dancing In The Corner (The Penelopes reMix)
It’s been a while since we had new material from London SynthPop duo Monarchy, over a year (not including their collaboration with MiGHty mOUse), but the boys are back in town with a brand new single. Ushering in a larger, and perhaps more mature, sound is Living Without You.
The inclusion of grinding chainsaw synths might seem out of place for Monarchy at first glace, but by the end of the track the cinematic lift of the track brings it all together in a way that makes sense. Andrew and Ra go full throttle with this one, with both huge, anthemic, vocals and enough sonic power to push this squarely into Big Room territory. Unsurprisingly the new single is released via Ultra Records, purveyors of largely mainstream Dance tracks, whether they can shoehorn Monarchy into the big Progressive House market will remain to be seen, but we’ll enjoy the fruits of the effort.
Here’s one tune we’ve been eagerly awaiting for a while now. London’s Disco don MiGHty mOUse and Awesome faceless SynthPop duo Monarchy together on one track. Somewhat of a spiritual follow up to the mOUse’s reMix of Monarchy’s Disintegration, this tune delivers on the price of infectious Cosmic Disco and soaring Pop vocals at the same time as presenting one of the catchiest tracks either of them have released to date.
With a head nodding bass groove courtesy of MiGHty mOUse’s Du Tonc partner in crime, Matt Van Shie, the mOUse style Disco is infused with a brass section whose hook will literally be stuck in your head all day and all manner of sweeping synths. The perfect vintage dancefloor accompaniment for some heartfelt vocals. All-in-all, In Front Of Our Friends is really nice. Lyrically, musically, vocally, just nice. People don’t write enough nice music these days.
♫ MiGHty mOUse (Feat. Monarchy) – In Front Of Our Friends (Disco Mix)
MiGHty mOUse & Monarchy’s In Front Of Our Friends is out now.
Time for one more reMix of SynthPop duo Monarchy’s amazing, Dita Von Teese featuring, Disintegration? this last one comes from Lofelife from Spanish outfit The Leadings and apparently features contributions from Fran Gas (Varry Brava), Rafa López (Donflúor) and Alejandro Méndez (Lori Meyers), but we couldn’t tell you doing what.
If this is the last reMix, they are going out with a bang. On the face of it, it’s a big Funky House mix, full of big beats and an infectious piano hook. But beneath that lies some funky Disco bass, a Spanish guitar injection, a big room build, sweeping cosmic synths. It’s a melting pot of dancefloor sounds that does Monarchy’s epic track justice.
♫ Monarchy (Feat. Dita Von Teese) – Disintegration (Lofelife The Leadings reMix)
Now enigmatic ElectroPop duo Monarchy’s amazing, Dita Von Teese featuring, comeback single Disintegration is finally out we can have a listen to the final reMix from the package. Alongside the awesome MiGHty mOUse rendition of the song comes this version from Dutch producer Mike Luck, and it’s a free download too.
It’s got a very 2007 Van She Tech remix feel to it, and that’s no bad thing. That driving, powerful arpeggiated bassline and pounding drums give it that vibe, a sound that actually works really well with Monarchy and Dita Von Teese’s bombastic vocals. Luck’s take on Disintegration injects it with an energetic urgency, it’s one of those tracks that would kick things up a gear on the dancefloor when it drops. A big, almost aggressive track, it makes a nice contrast to MiGHty mOUse’s groovier reMix. The combination of gritty snyths and dramatic synths is always a winner.
ElectroPop heroes Monarchy have just premièred the video for their new single, the Dita Von Teese featuring Disintegration. The first track from their forthcoming second album, this has been pretty eagerly awaited.
The clip is directed by Roy Raz, and the track sets aside any fears we had about Monarchy’s new material, it’s a class tune.
Monarchy & Dita Von Teese’s Disintegration is released 15th January with reMixes from MiGHty mOUse and Mike Luck.
It;s been a while since we heard from one of the best ElectroPop act to emerge in the last few years. About a year in fact, but Monarchy have been holed up in the studio and are ready to start unleashing new material. The first new single from the duo is the recently announced collaboration with goth muse Dita Von Teese titled Disintegration, and the guys have just dropped a reMix of the track by none other than London Disco wizard MiGHty mOUse.
If you were looking for some low-down synthetic Funk topped with a dramatic vocal, you’ve come to the right place. MiGHty mOUse get back to his squelchy Disco roots with an energetic, infectious bassline, twisting little riffs and some vintage strings, bringing a whole new level of 70s flair to the vocals. Seriously, this reMix is so addictive we defy anyone not to start nodding their head at least, the prefect combination of Disco, Funk and Monarchy’s ElectroPop. The track is a guaranteed dancefloor rocker and just us just a little insight into what’s to come from Monarchy.
And here we have the latest in the long line of reMixes of Monarchy and Britt Love’s ‘You Don’t What To Dance With Me’. This time Dusk (a mystery man with zero internet presence) takes up the reins.
Dusk has turned in a stomping deep mix of the track. Full of low rumbling synths and tribal drums, it’s a powerful peice of work, only let down by some pretty discordant pitching of the vocals. That aside, the reMix is cool, combining glitchy clicks and pop and toytown melodies with the big percussion and dominant chords in a moody, ominous, dark dancefloor mix.