[Video] La Roux’s ‘Let Me Down Gently’

 

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Here’s the video for the newly solo Elly Jackson’s La Roux’s amazing, and frankly relieving, comeback single Let Me Down Gently.

Not quite as 80s as she used to be, Elly is nonetheless as stylish as ever in this sombre and classy clip.

La Roux’s Let Me Down Gently is out soon, Trouble In Paradise is released 7th July.

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[Audio] La Roux’s ‘Let Me Down Gently’

 

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Sunday night we had a little gush on social media about how good the new La Roux track was. It had leaked that evening and ever since we’ve been itching for an official stream to post, and now here it is. We’ve been nervous about hearing new La Roux material for a while now, ever since the reports a couple of years ago about how Elly Jackson was turning her back on electronic music and recording an Indie Folk album. ‘Just another artist using ElectroPop as a stepping stone and then ditching it’ we thought. Well, thankfully that album was scrapped (hence the massive gap between releases) and La Roux is well and truly back in sweet SynthPop mode.

Let Me Down Gently is actually amongst the best tracks La Roux has ever released. Mixing perfectly those times when Elly shines, the quieter more passionate moments,  with a solid Disco beat and stuttering synths. Not quite 80s sounding, but loaded with 80s references, from the lilting Sax solo to the dreamy lead. In short (as we mentioned on social media), it’s very very very good and has us mentally excited for the album, Trouble In Paradise, released in July.

♫ La Roux – Let Me Down Gently

La Roux’s Let Me Down Gently is out soon, Trouble In Paradise is released 7th July.

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La Roux & Fear Of Tigers!!!

What a massive tune to kick off the week!

If you had dug deep last month and supported Fear Of Tigers’ awesome entry into the London marathon raising money for the WSPA you would have been gifted with a link to this track, and we who donated have been rocking to this all month.

This is Fear Of Tigers’ reMix of La Roux’s ‘Bulletproof’, officially commissioned but (for some bizarre reason) not used, it’s a massive ElectroPop monster. If you know me in real life you’ll know that I speak my mind, I’m not a sycophant, I’ll tell people (and producers) if I don’t like something. So understand it’s not because I’m a fan of FOT, it’s not because he had me on his The Guestlist show a couple of weeks ago, and it’s not because he is letting me premiere this track right here that I say that this is easily the best reMix of ‘Bulletproof’ I have heard. This is the huge, retro influences but modern production, Fear Of Tigers that we’ve come to know and love, and sometimes you just know Elly’s voice was crying out for a bit of uplifting euphoria. With a Big Room sound this reMix will slay wherever it is dropped!

If the rumours are true, and La Roux are in the studio with a well known Indie rock band recording their second, “we’re not an Electro act”, album this might be you’re last slice of ElectroPop La Roux. Well, if that’s the case we salute you ElectroPop-La-Roux and thanks’ to Fear Of Tigers you’re going out on a high!

La Roux – Bulletproof (Fear Of Tigers reMix)

You wouldn’t have been able to escape the information that Ben from Fear Of Tigers ran the London marathon this year to raise money for WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals). We’d like to extend our congratulations to Ben for an amazing job, you can read about it in this blog post, and hitting his target of raising £1500 for an excellent cause!

Fear Of Tigers @ Just Giving

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Chromeo + La Roux + Duck Sauce = Party!

We posted a really shitty rip of the Duck Sauce reMix of Chromeo’s version of ‘Hot Mess’  featuring with Elly Jackson from La Roux a while back and while we don’t usually post tracks twice this tune really needs to be heard in it’s entirety.

Duck Sauce is, of course, Armand Van Helden and Chromeo’s Dave 1’s brother and nearly legendary producer A-Track and together they knock out a massive House reMix, I imagine you’ll be hearing this track a lot when it drops later this month.

Chromeo (Feat. Elly Jackson From La Roux) – Hot Mess (Duck Sauce reMix)

The ‘Hot Mess’ single is out 17th January and along with the original and the new duet features reMixes from the likes of Duck Sauce and Tiga.

Chromeo @ Beatport

Chromeo @ Juno

Chromeo @ 7Digital

Chromeo @ Amazon

La Roux @ Beatport

La Roux @ Juno

La Roux @ 7Digital

La Roux @ Amazon

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Chromeo and La Roux; The 12inch Mix

No longer do you have to be content with our radio rip of Chromeo’s massive duet with Elly Jackson from La Roux, here we have the full 12inch Mix!

We gave our impressions of the track in the original post, those opinions are only strengthened by the full track, it works so well it’s getting hard to remember how it was with out Elly’s counterpoint. Her part is so simple too, but that’s the beauty of it.

Anyway, here it is, enjoy. You will!

Chromeo (Feat. Elly Jackson From La Roux) – Hot Mess (12inch Mix)

The ‘Hot Mess’ single is out 17th January and along with the original and the new duet features reMixes from the likes Duck Sauce and Tiga.

Chromeo @ Beatport

Chromeo @ Juno

Chromeo @ 7Digital

Chromeo @ Amazon

La Roux @ Beatport

La Roux @ Juno

La Roux @ 7Digital

La Roux @ Amazon

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Listen to Chromeo & La Roux’s ‘Hot Mess’ team-up!

So here it is! The internet’s been chatting all week about Chromeo’s forthcoming single ‘Hot Mess’ which features a version of the track laid out as a duet with La Roux’s Elly Jackson and now we can finally hear it.

Annie Mac, in her awesomeness, premiered the song on her Radio 1 show last night and yours truly ripped it for you all to have a little taster. The back and forth vocals aren’t what I was expecting. I was expecting something simple and, almost, tacked on, but Elly’s parts seem both fresh and like they have been there forever. You wouldn’t necessarily think that Elly’s stark vocals would sit well with Chromeo’s slick Electro Funk, but it really does! Colour me impressed!

This might well be the last time we hear Elly’s unique vocals on an ElectroPop track. Despite riding high in the American dance charts with her US re-release of ‘In For The Kill’, Mz. Jackson has stated she wants to move on from synth music. Damn shame really, another one bites the dust, so enjoy this while you can!

Chromeo (Feat. Elly Jackson From La Roux) – Hot Mess (Radio Rip)

The ‘Hot Mess’ single is out 17th January and along with the original and the new duet features reMixes from the likes Duck Sauce and Tiga.

Annie Mac’s show from yesterday is still available to listen to here.

Chromeo @ Beatport

Chromeo @ Juno

Chromeo @ 7Digital

Chromeo @ Amazon

La Roux @ Beatport

La Roux @ Juno

La Roux @ 7Digital

La Roux @ Amazon

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La Roux’s US Version of ‘In For The Kill’

Do you remember when ‘Quicksand’ first came out on Kitsuné and La Roux was doing stints at The Notting Hill Arts Club? Exciting times. I loved that summer, musically. It was all about girls beginning with ‘L’ and a SynthPop comeback that wasn’t about parodying the past but making something new. That was nearly 2 years ago!!!

Anyway, the Us are finally getting a release of their own of ‘In For The Kill’ along with a brand new video, it’s pretty slick but I don’t know what was wrong with the old video. I liked it’s neon retro-future car chase!

‘In For The Kill’ had been out for years, but the new release will probably have that Danger reMix on it, reason enough to but it again!

La Roux @ Beatport

La Roux @ Juno

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Danger Vs. La Roux

I get the feeling ‘In For The Kill’ is due for a rerelease. La Roux has been chatting about filming a new video for it on her Twitter feed and now we have this gem. It’s only bloody Danger reMixing La Roux init!!!

Danger and La Roux is an awesome combination, and it doesn’t disappoint. It does, however, surprise. It’s a mid-tempo, bass heavy, almost Dubsteppy in places jam that drops in bits and pieces of familiar Danger style melody. It works amazingly well and comes off as a kinda’ 80’s Dubstep track. New genre anyone?

La Roux – In For The Kill (Danger Ocean reMix)

No release date for the rereleased ‘In For The Kill’ yet, looks like soon though.

La Roux @ Beatport

La Roux @ Juno

La Roux @ 7Digital

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La Roux guests for Skream

Dubstep innovator Skream will be releasing his second album, ‘Outside the Box’ on Tempa later in August and after he helped propel La Roux into dancefloor superstardom it seems only fair that they return the favour by appearing on one of his tracks.

‘Finally’ is a deep string led moody track with a vaguely eastern feel to it. I gotta’ say, heavy sub works really well with Elly Jackson’s voice, the highs and lows really complimenting each other.

Skream (Feat. La Roux) – Finally

‘Outside The Box’ drops 9th August.

Skream @ Beatport

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La Roux’s ‘Sidetracked’

Elly and Ben from La Roux are going to be at the helm of the next instalment of Renaissance’s ‘Sidetracked’ series.

Picking 17 track that have influenced or inspired them, the track list contains some real gems. Fever Ray puts in an appearance alongside Tears For Fears, Heaven 17, Blancmange and Japan. Even Kavinsky gets a look in.

Also included on the album will be La Roux’s live favourite cover of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Under My Thumb’, this will be the only time the track is committed to record.

Take a look at the track list:

01. Japan – I Second That Emotion
02. Heaven 17 – Come Live With Me
03. Joyce Sims – (You Are My) All And All
04. Hally & Kongo Band – Afrikan Man
05. Fever Ray – When I Grow Up (D. Lissvik Version)
06. Doris Troy – Just One Look
07. Freur – Doot Doot
08. Jam Crew – Exotic Nations
09. Ellis, Beggs & Howard – Big Bubbles, No Troubles
10. Fox The Fox – Precious Little Diamond
11. Tears For Fears – Suffer The Children
12. Blancmange – What’s Your Problem
13. I Blame Coco – Self Machine (Coconut Candy ‘No Need For Plastic Palm Trees’ Elly Jackson reMix)
14. Paul Haig – Big Blue World
15. Kavinsky – Testarossa Autodrive (SebastiAn reMix)
16. La Roux – Under My Thumb (Rolling Stones Cover)
17. Gerry Rafferty – Right Down The Line

And while you’re waiting, give your ears a treat with datA’s epic reMix of La Roux’s  ‘I’m Not Your Toy’.

La Roux – I’m Not Your Toy (datA reMix)

La Roux’s ‘Sidetracked’ drops 26th July.

La Roux @ Beatport

La Roux @ Juno

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