[Audio] The Penelopes reMix Lana Del Ray’s ‘Ultraviolence’


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We’re generally not massive fans of Lana Del Ray reMixes, some things can become a bit tedious, but our interest was piqued when we heard that Lana herself has requested London based French ElectroPop duo The Penelopes to delver a reMix for her forthcoming new single Ultraviolence, the title track of her latest LP. In fine form on this one, The Penelopes hit the ground running with a tune that is relentless in it’s infectiousness.

Fun and funky, The Penelopes’ reMix lifts the track from Pop gloom to a euphoric dancefloor place. Underpinned by a drivingly optimistic synth bass, the track effortlessly flows between majestic Pop, Chicago House and slinky Nu-Disco, trading on an uplifting piano hook and a subtle horn section. Del Ray’s voice, which can grate at times, sound luscious and hazy here, a smokey chanteuse amidst a sea of punchy Disco sounds. The Penelopes are on a roll right now and this reMix (which, let’s face it; is pretty high profile) should see them gaining more of the mainstream recognition they so much deserve.

♫ Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence (The Penelopes reMix)

Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence single is released in August.

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[Video] The Penelopes’ ‘Time To Shine’


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London based French ElectroPoppers The Penelopes’ power good SynthPop anthem Time To Shine is still getting loads of play at electronic rumors HQ. Such an epic track certainly deserved a video. Good thing too, as now it has.

The clip, or mini-movie, was directed by Mattias Erik Johansson and starts French actress SoKo is actually pretty stunning, both visually and in it;s narrative. But being a movie we won’t spoil it for you, treat your eyes to in intense eight minutes.

The Penelopes’ Time To Shine is out now.

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[Audio] Ronika reMixes The Penelopes’ ‘Time To Shine’



London based French duo The Penelopes recent single Time To Shine, a record that we called “Massive” with all it’s moody bombast and stadium ElectroPop leaning, is about to get a bit Massive-er. Fresh from releasing one of the greatest albums of all time, Boogie juggernaut Ronika has contributed to the Time to Shine reMix package with this timeless House mix.

Chicago meets Acid meets Rave in this highly kinetic four and a half minutes. Ronika really keeps the energy going with undulating purcussion and a plethora of classic sounds. At it’s hart a Piano House tune, Ronika brings a load of early 90s elements to the, from the Rave keys to the use of the vocals as samples. This should really be played extremely loud in a field full of revellers, but through your headphones on a sunny day it’ll put just as big a grin on your face.

♫ The Penelopes – Time To Shine (Ronika reMix)

The Penelopes’ Time To Shine is out now.

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[Audio] The Penelopes reMix We Have Band’s ‘Modulate’

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Indie-Electro juggernaut We Have Band released their new single Modulate last month. Taken from the British three-piece’s recent album Movements, the track, and it’s video, have already been hyped as hell. Now here comes our favourite French Londoners The Penelopes to deliver a storming retro Electro remix of the track that we are proud to première right here.

The Penelopes turn in a big chugging ElectroPop tune. Verging on Electro-Rock in places, the track is a powerhouse of driving synth bass and growling riffs. When the chorus hits, The Penelopes lighten things up a little with airy melodies and lush pads, before diving headfirst back into the B-Boy beats and relentless apreggios. The Penelopes are really expanding their sonic pallet recently; producing some awesome results. This ecclectic mix is just another feather in their cap.

♫ We Have Band – Modulate (The Penelopes reMix)

We Have Band’s Modulate is out now.

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[Download] The Penelopes’ ‘Time To Shine’


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Massive. That’s the best word to describe the new single from London based French ElectroPop duo The Penelopes. Time To Shine has been released as a free download and is their first original release since their 2012 album Never Live Another Yesterday. In many ways it marks a district departure from the summery (and quite ‘of the time’) Indie-ElectroPop of their previous work as they morph into something more mature and rich.

The contrast here of the growling and moody sonic pallet and the euphoric, upbeat nature of the track is what really lets this track shine. Like The Sisters Of Mercy gone shiny ElectroPop, Time To Shine is brooding 80s power Rock preformed on shimmering synthesizers, with all the requisite pomp and circumstance. Chugging bass, gritty synths and Axel’s croon backed up with some huge, Morrison-esque female vox and squealing leads, this is stadium SynthPop at it’s finest.

The Penelopes – Time To Shine

The Penelopes’ Time To Shine is out now. The reMix package is out soon and will feature work from Ronika and Is Tropical.

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[Download] The Penelopes reMix The Cure’s ‘Just Like Heaven’


The Cure

How would you go about taking a beloved late-80s IndiePop classic and serving it up to the desert island Disco masses? Well, just ask London based French ElectroPop duo The Penelopes; ‘cos they’ve turned in this equatorial Pop masterpiece  reMix of The Cure’s Just Like Heaven.

Too cheery to ever really have been Goth, The Cure sound the most upbeat they’ve ever been as The Penelopes wash the track in the most Tropical of vibes. Steely purcussion, pulsing synth basses and a hand-clapping Disco beat all work surprisingly well with Robert Smith’s vocal. The Penelopes produce what might be their densest track to date, loading the four and a half minutes with layers of pads and melodies, all coming together for an uplifting and epic experience.

The Cure – Just Like Heaven (The Penelopes reMix)

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[Mixtape] The Penelopes’ ‘Charts March 2013’



The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts March 2013 = London based French ElectroPop duo are back, hot on the heels of last month;s mix, with a fresh selection of the latest in Nu-Disco and House.

The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts March 2013

The tracklist
1. Moon Boots (Feat. Kyiki) – Don’t Ask Why
2. Chordashian (Feat. Frances Rose) – Questions
3. Joywave (Feat. KOPPS) – Tongues (Starsmith reMix)
4. Kraak & Smaak (Feat. Janne Schra) – Love Inflation (NSFW reMix)
5. Hot Natured – Benediction (Lxury reMix)
6. Claptone – United (Original Mix)
7. Mjolnir – Just A Boy (JBAG reMix)
8. Midlake – The Old And The Young (Moullinex Edit)
9. Russ Chimes – Motions
10. Mystery Skulls – Ghost (Viceroy reMix)
11. Chromeo (Feat. Toro Y Moi) – Come Alive (Grum reMix)
12. London Grammar – Hey Now (Tensnake reMix)

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[Mixtape] The Penelopes’ ‘February Chart’


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The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts February 2013 = Here’s this months charts from London based French duo The Penelopes. It’s packed to bursting point with this months hottest tunes, most of which have graced these pages, so they’re electronic rumors approved.

The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts February 2013

The tracklist:
01. Phonat – Never
02. Lenno & Zak Waters – Show More Love (Lenno Late Night Rework)
03. Rogue Vogue (Feat. Patrick Baker) – Until The Dawn (Cyclist reMix)
04. Moullinex – To Be Clear (Zimmer reMix)
05. NSFW – Getting Away (Punks Jump Up reMix)
06. Nude Disco – Neon Hearts (Auxiliary Tha Masterfader Club Mix)
07. Pyramid (Feat. Willy Wesly) – The Phoenix (Blende reMix)
08. Lane 8 (Feat. Patrick Baker) – The One
09. Chromeo (Feat. Toro Y Moi) – Come Alive (The Magician reMix)
10. Jarco Weiss & Le Miracle – Cosmo Anatomique (The Supermen Lovers Classic reMix)
11. Lemmy Ashton – Cat Gap
12. Tensnake (Feat. Nile Rodgers & Fiora) – Love Sublime (Duke Dumont reMix)
13. MiGHty mOUse – Shaker Faker
14. Klaxons – There Is No Other Time
15. Tom Ferry – Plateau
16. Wet – Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl (Branchez reMix)
17. Wave Racer – Streamers (Original Mix)
18. Theophilus London (Feat. Blood Orange & The Force MDs) – Figure It Out

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[Mixtape] The Penelopes’ ‘December Chart’



The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts December 2013 = It’s the time again. Check out French born, London based ElectroPoppers The Penelopes round up of the beat and grooviest tunes of the month. It’s full of crackers!

The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts December 2013

The tracklist:
01. Miami Horror – Colours In The Sky
02. What So Not – Touched
03. Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough
04. Goldroom – Embrace (Night Drive reMix)
05. Karl Kling – Deep In The House Of Love
06. Punks Jump Up – Fairlight (Club Mix)
07. Villa – If I (Mighty Mouse Dub)
08. Anoraak – Guest Star (Club Edit)
09. Party Supplies – Going Back To New York (The Knocks reMix)
10. Kulkid – Have I Ever Told U
11. The Pharcyde – Runnin’ (Bit Funk reMix)
12. French Horn Rebellion & Savoir Adore – The Fire
13. Zimmer – Galapagos
14. Aimes – Marvin Gardens
15. Back Back Forward Punch – Emergency Bow Tie
16. Breton – ENVY
17. Hippie Sabotage – Stay High (Love Lo Flip)

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[Mixtape] The Penelopes’ November chart



The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts November 2013 = Here comes another hour of the best Nu-Disco, ElectroPop and big room tunes around this month from London based French duo The Penelopes. this months line up is loaded with huge feel-good tracks, the perfect set-up to your weekend.

The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts November 2013

The tracklist:
01. Convaire – Talk In Technicolour
02. Lenno – Rebirth
03. Panama – Always (Classixx reMix)
04. Portland – Deezy Daisy (Oxford reMix)
05. Concorde – Floating There (Jupiter reMix)
06. Rhye – The Fall (Bronx Night Dub)
07. Donny Hathaway – The Ghetto (The Supermen Lovers reMix)
08. Chvurches – Tether
09. Bon Iver – Coming Down (Monkey Safari Hi-Life Radio Edit)
10. Baio – Welterweight
11. Gentlemen Hall – Sail Into The Sun (Lenno reMix)
12. Robotaki (Feat. Hey Champ) – It’s Still About You
13. I Break Horses – Faith
14. Holy Ghost! – Hold On, We’re Going Home (Drake Cover)
15. Monitor 66 – Triscuits (Roberto Rodriguez reMix)
16. Dive In -Let Go (Lovelife reMix)

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