Alphabeat – “DJ” Video

Published April 29th 2010
Filed under Videos

The video for Alphabeat’s third single DJ, now extended to DJ (I Could Be Dancing), from their sophomore album The Beat Is… premiered this week. It’s one of Alphabeat’s better videos and hopefully with the newly mixed version of the track, it will give Alphabeat a deserved hit from this record.

The members of Alphabeat are stood on spinning vinyl for most of the video, keeping the retro image the band have similar to the cassette tapes used in their video for Boyfriend. The Hawaiian scenes on the spinning vinyl makes it look like Fascination want to push DJ to become a summer hit. For quite a cheap video, it’s very eye-grabbing with the colours and the UV scenes are really well done but not overused.

DJ is released through Fascination Records on May 31st.

Robyn – Body Talk Pt. 1

Published April 11th 2010
Filed under Reviews

Robyn’s been working on the follow up to her 2005 self-titled album for a while but for some reason it wasn’t an album I was eagerly awaiting. So it wasn’t a surprise that I didn’t notice when Robyn uploaded a new album track, Fembot from her upcoming album Body Talk Pt. 1, to her official site a few weeks ago.

Fembot surprised me on first listen since I didn’t think much of her recent collaborations such as Christian Falk’s Dream On and Röyksopp’s The Girl And The Robot. Fembot sounds like a coherent progression from the sound of Robyn’s previous album, building on the style of tracks such as the updated international versions of Bum Like You and Robotboy. You can take a listen to Fembot below:

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The album artwork for Body Talk Pt. 1, the first of two or possibly three albums which Robyn plans to release this year, also looks really impressive with some interesting song titles.

1. Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do
2. Fembot
3. Dancing On My Own
4. Cry When You Get Older
5. Dance Hall Queen
6. None of Dem (Featuring Röyksopp)
7. Hang With Me (Acoustic)
8. Jag Vet En Dejlig Rosa

Body Talk Pt. 1 will be released through Robyn’s label Konichiwa Records on June 14th following the lead single Dancing On My Own on June 7th.