RÖYKSOPP – THE INEVITABLE END (Electro/IDM – Norway)

Röyksopp

Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland, aka Norway’s biggest electronic duo Röyksopp, released their fifth and final album The Inevitable End last month (November 10th), their second record in the space of six months, following collaborative mini album Do It Again released with fellow Scandinavian legend Robyn. The album features guest vocals from Jamie McDermott of the Irrepressibles, Ryan James (Man Without Country), Norwegian singer songwriter Susanne Sundfor and the aforementioned Robyn. The album features guest vocals from Jamie McDermott of the Irrepressibles, Ryan James (Man Without Country), Norwegian singer songwriter Susanne Sundfor and the aforementioned Robyn.

As a bonus, here is Maceo Plex’s amazing remix of “Sordid Affair” featuring Ryan James. It takes the best parts of the original and combines them in this infectious piece of synth-laden deep house. Enjoy!

The Inevitable End is possibly Röyksopp’s most personal album to date and their first full-length since 2010′s Senior. It will also be their final album, as the pair have announced they want to “say goodbye to the traditional album format” and release music in other formats.

More info and music on Röyksopp’s official site or Facebook. Buy the new album on

saturday nite with… TOMAS BARFOD

Tomas Barfod

Based in Copenhagen, Tomas Barfod released his debut solo album Salton Sea back in 2012, after about ten years of musical experience as part of WhoMadeWho and four albums as Filur, an electro duo he started with his old friend Kasper Bjørke . His solo success paved the way for his sophomore album, Love Me, which features a string and brass section and musicians like Here We Go Magic’s Luke Temple and long-term collaborator Nina K on vocal duties.

While still keeping his debut’s intimate delicacy and beautiful sense of fragility, this follow-up is also more audacious. From the start Barfod was acutely aware that in order for these songs to come to life they needed to have vocals, even if piecing it all together was like finishing a puzzle. Love Me is many-textured, endlessly rewarding, an organic-sounding electronic album utilising real heart and soul. Taken as a whole Love Me is a strong piece of work which we should take seriously.

Here is a gorgeous remix of single “Busy Baby” by Oliver Nelson.

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LITTLE BOOTS – BUSINESS PLEASURE (SynthPop – UK)

After the success of sophomore album Nocturnes, English electro-pop singer Little Boots is back with the brand new Business Pleasure EP, which is now available in its entirety via her own label On Repeat Records. Title track “Business Pleasure” was produced by Com Truise but the EP also features collaborations with Simian Mobile Disco‘s Jas Shaw and Chris Carmouche (who has worked with Aluna George, Major Lazer and others).

Little Boots is currently hard at work on her new album, which should be ready for release in early 2015, so we can expect more icy synths and intergalactic beats in the new year. In the meantime, let’s revel in the delicious sounds of Manchester band MDNGHT’s fantastic remix of “Satellite”.

For more info, find Little Boots on Facebook or check out her official site. Download the music on

FLIGHT FACILITIES – DOWN TO EARTH (Electro/Disco – Australia)

Flight Facilities

Four years ago, Australian producer duo Flight Facilities took the world by storm with their timeless debut single “Crave You”, featuring Giselle’s effortlessly sultry vocals. Building on their first success, Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell spent the next few years dropping hit single after hit single (“Foreign Language”, “With You”, “Clair de Lune”, “Two Bodies”) and touring around the world.

To say the duo’s debut album was highly anticipated would be a gross understatement and now that it’s finally here it doesn’t disappoint in the least. Down To Earth is a perfectly balanced mix of familiar favorites interlocked with brand new tracks and a few instrumental jams thrown in for good measure. Bridging the gap between electro and pop, the record feels like a smooth well-structured journey, from the breathy chill of “Two Bodies” and pulsing beats of “Heart Attack” to the funky vibe of “Sunshine” and the love-struck retro house of “Apollo”. Down To Earth features an all-star cast of talented female vocalists including Micky Green, Emma Louise, Christine Hoberg, Elizabeth Rose, Owl Eyes and Giselle Rosselli, as well as a few male voices: Reggie Watts, Stee Downes and teen US rapper Bishop Nehru.

 

 

More info and music on FF’s official site or Facebook. The album is available worldwide on

TOBTOK – SAVANNA (Electro/House – Sweden)

Toktok

Tobtok is a young musician, producer and DJ based in Uppsala, Sweden. At only 21 years old, he has already perfected the art of mixing nu disco, house and pop in his productions and after several high-profile remixes (Lemaitre, Citizens!), Tobtok is finally ready to share his first EP. Released via uber-cool French label Kitsuné on November 17th, the Savanna EP is a gem packed EP containing three original tracks ant two gorgeous remixes.

Tropical-infused new track “Free” is a collaboration with elusive Australian duo Hoodlem and it should pleas all fans of laid-back beats and sun-drenched melodies. “Savanna” also gets a new vocal version featuring a stunning contribution from new startlet River and two remixes courtesy of Fillip Ilic and Keljet, who respectively add some house vibes and new disco, fitting perfectly with Tobtok’s sound.

More on Tobtok via his Facebook page and more music on his SoundCloud. Buy on