When was the last time you listened to Röyksopp? The Norwegian dance duo were huge in 2006 when their debut Melody AM came out and they made a couple of reasonable records since then in 2008’s The Understanding (always have a soft spot for ‘Only This Moment’, 2009’s Junior I don’t think I’ve listened to 2010’s Senior.
Anyway, the Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland are back with a new song ‘Running To The Sea’ with vocals from Susanne Sundfør, their first single since 2011. It was a number 1 in Norway earlier this year so it’s getting a proper release on December 16th. As part of that campaign, there’s a Villa remix of the track which is more up my street thanks to its disco stylings.
Belgian producer Villa has made a couple of great remixes of the years: one for Ali Love is a particular favourite
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.