Friday, July 1, 2016

Royksopp - The Remix Project

Along with AIR, I find Royksopp to be one of the most innovative and creative artists out there.  Especially when they're the remixers.  They can set the tone, or change the tone of a song with precision and artistry.  Who else can mix the likes of Lady Gaga to the Kitchens of Convenience to Beck to the Streets and back to Lady Gaga again, and still retain their style?  Royksopp can.

I really don't have much else to say, other than it was a blast to collect.  I honestly think (and I'm no rap fan) that the Roots Manuva track is the best of the set.  And, I didn't mind listening to Lady Gaga, either.

It's a good set for a fabulous group. 


  1. This is an awesome collection. I was converted to the Royksopp camp long ago. Like Air, and even the first Kid Loco Record, they had a very unique sound during a very creative period of time in music, especially down-tempo music, when there was a lot of great music that got promoted and released on a large scale, which sadly seemed to fade out post 2003. I saw these guys play a small club, one of the guys dressed up in a Leno costume and greeted people in the audience. They incorporated a lot of the mixes into their set, which I thought were new songs at the time. Cool times. I think you may enjoy a lot of the Telle record music from that time, a very cool indie label run by some truly hip folks. Especially check out DJ Erot who was a good friend of theirs who's music sounded nearly identical to Royksopp, he died at an early age from a genetic heart condition, and only released a handful of singles. I always felt he had a special influence on their music that was lost after he died.

  2. Thumbs up. And the research and hoarding continues, Thanks for the info.