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Monarchy Covers “Love Is Just A Game” by The Magic Numbers

Ahead of the official release of their upcoming covers EP entitled ReVision London-based, Monarchy have shared their sleek and dreamy, electropop rework of the 2005 classic “Love Is Just A Game” (or Love’s a Game) by English pop rock band, The Magic Numbers.

The 10-track ReVision will contain brand new interpretations of classics by BeckThe Bangles (“Eternal Flame”), Blur (“Girls and Boys”), Nine Inch Nails (“Closer”) and Lana Del Rey (“Video Games”) among others.

Take a listen!

ReVision arrives June 15.

Monarchy – “Living Without You” [Official Video + MK Remix ]

Andrew Armstrong  and Ra Black, better known as mystery duo Monarchy have unveiled the stunning video for their new single “Living Without You” . The electronic, rock-tinged ballad is a follow-up to “Disintegration,” the duo’s collaborative track with burlesque star\singer Dita Von Teese.

Check out the striking, fashionable visuals for the single and listen to LA-based Marc Kinchen aka MK‘s fantastic, old-school-house take on the track.

“Living Without You” is out now. MK’s remix available soon via Beatport.

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Monarchy – “Disintegration” ft. Dita Von Teese [Video Premiere]

 

Masked electro-pop duo, Monarchy (Edward Nigma and Peter Uzzle)  have finally unveiled their brand new video for, “Disintegration” featuring none other than the gorgeous, Dita Von Teese.

The amazing Kubrick-esque video, directed by Roy Raz features the burlesque diva as a 1950’s housewife escaping her everyday life with a variety of sexual fantasies and desires that include; a striptease, an orgy and plenty of destruction.

Take a look!

If you missed the Mighty Mouse Remix of ‘Disintegration’ check our previous post HERE. The remix is also the opening track of our “Haute House” Mixtape, which you can download here.

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Monarchy – “Disintegration” feat. Dita Von Teese [Mighty Mouse remix]

 

London-based electro-pop masked duo, Monarchy, are set to release their brand new single “Disintegration” featuring burlesque diva, Dita Von Teese on vocals ( I had no idea she could sing?!) The track is set to arrive on January 14, ’till then check out this glorious remix by the talented Mighty Mouse!!

I’m really excited for the new Monarchy record! Are you?!!

Free download below!

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Mickey – “Love For Sale” Feat. Monarchy

” Oh Mickey youre so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey! “

Belgian based producer Mickey teams up with Monarchy to bring us this dance gem titled ‘Love For Sale’.

After his first release on Relish Recordings, Mickey appears firmly as one of the promising talents on the scene. He has remixed Tyson, Beni, Headman, Punks Jump Up feat. Chromeo, Housse De Rakket amongst others.

Now he’s ready to launch his follow up single “Love For Sale Feat. Monarchy

Preview the new track plus the killer Jeremy Glenn Remix!

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BEST ALBUMS OF 2011

Here are my top picks for “Best Albums Of 2011

 

25. Theophilus LondonTimez Are Weird These Days

Brooklyn based rapper Theophilus London delivers a pop friendly debut by perfectly mixing 80’s inspired electro beats and dance music with his own dose of NYC rhyme and swag. The first 3 tracks will have you hooked in seconds. A must album if you need a little gansta fix. (iTunes)

24. Chris BrownF.A.M.E

With it’s perfect balance of R&B bedroom ballads and dance-floor thumpers, Chris Brown hits it out of the park with this great comeback record. (iTunes)

23. GIRL IN A COMAExist & All The Rest

Pop-Rock at is best. Dabbing into pop and 80’s style Brit-Rock, the girl-trio delivers their most pop-friendly record to date. If you are fan of The Smiths and Morrissey then you must listen to this record! (iTunes)

22. Wynter GordonWith The Music I Die

In the sea of pop starlets, Wynter Gordon appeared out of nowhere and managed to stand-out brightly with an instantly addictive, unapologetic, guilt free pop record. Sadly, only the EP is available on iTunes. Find the full album! (iTunes)

21. RihannaTalk That Talk

Sexy, raunchy and simply naughty. Rihanna pushes the boundaries of pop music with this record. She manages to get away with it with style and candidly rolls it all together with “Cockiness and Persuasion” (iTunes)

20. KATY B – On A Mission

Dub-Step is not an easy animal to tame, but London’s Katy B and her production team notably succeed by merging the genre with suave hip-hop beats, R&B vocals and plenty of pop friendly tunes. A star is born. (iTunes)

19.The DøBoth Ways Open Jaws

When I introduced you to this French-Finnish duo I recall describing their album as “one of the best albums you haven’t heard” Hopefully, that’s not true anymore. I hope some of you listen and took a chance on this phenomenal record. The album mixes indie-rock with electro-pop. The band’s use of organic instruments like horns and strings make this record among the most originals out there. Get this record! (iTunes)

18. Lady GagaBorn This Way

I hate the album cover and every over-produced, nonsensical, self-indulgent music video she has released so far off this record; but I love every song on the album! Lots of 80’s pop-rock influences and plenty of catchy, electronic pop gems that simply demonstrate that Gaga’s music can outshine her extravagant sense of Art and Style. Big props to Gaga for making the saxophone cool again. Great record. (iTunes)

17. NEW LOOK(Self-titled)

There is no formula for making music feel classic or timeless; but this Canadian duo managed to almost achieve that with their self-titled debut. Sonically, is one of most beautiful electronics albums I’ve heard in a long time. It’s dreamy soundscapes and Sarah Ruba’s beautiful lush vocals make this a stunning debut. (Amazon)

16. Beyonce4

In my opinion Beyonce has never sounded better than in this, her 4th record. “4” focuses solely on Beyonce’s voice. The results turn out to be one of her best efforts. One can literately feel her every emotion in every note and breath she takes. She reaches Diana Ross DIVA like status with this record. Aside from Adele’s ’21,’ this makes for one amazing break-up album. (iTunes)

15. Florence + The MachineCeremonials

Did anyone have any doubt in their minds that Florence Welch‘s sophomore record would be anything less than amazing?! (iTunes)

14. Little DragonRitual Union

So much to love about this record! Sweden’s Little Dragon re-introduces early 90’s trip-hop music with a laid back, neo-soul rhythmic vibe. Yukimi Nagano‘s sensuous vocals contemplate the electronic island-tinged music on this record beautifully. (iTunes)

13. SBTRKT(Self-titled)

Incredible debut by producer Aaron Jerome aka SBTRKT. Amazing guest vocals. Melodic dub-step and Drum & Bass with undeniably groovy pop moments. A must have album! (iTunes)

12. AUSTRAFeel It Break

Katie Stelmanis’ haunting witchery voice in the tracks “Loose it” and “Beat And The Pulse” completely seduced me into a state of hypnosis. It’s synth driven arrangements and ethereal sound will transport you to a gorgeous dark fairytale. Dim the lights, light-up a candle and be spellbound. (iTunes)

11. The Sound Of ArrowsVoyage

A gorgeous, dreamy, uplifting, and melodic space-odyssey by the talented Swedish electro-pop duo. (iTunes)

10.EMIKA (Self-titled)

Emika’s debut-album mixes dubstep, electronica and classical-piano. The record has a gloomy atmospheric vibe with affecting lyrics that at times sent chills down my spine. Its minimalist sound, along with Emika’s alluring vocals will seduce into a beautiful haunting musical trance. A must have gem! (iTunes)

9. JESSICA 6See The Light

Nomi Ruiz‘s smokey sensual voice stands out greatly here. She beautifully complements the album’s nightlife and sexcapades love stories to the beat of Soul, Disco, House and R&B. An absolute must have album. (iTunes)

8. SEBASTIANTOTAL

This album has everything I loved from Justice‘s debut album– screeching guitars, high-energy raw sounds, but with Sebastian’s own unique take on french-electro and disco. A great dance record. Check out M.I.A‘s guest spot on the track “CTFO” (Chill the fuck out) It’s brilliant. (iTunes)

7. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

With it’s combination of retro throwback beats, 80’s style Synth and grandiose electronic orchestry, team M83 manages to make almost every track on this record play like an arena sized anthem. This album is simply EPIC. (iTunes)

6. MonarchyAround The Sun

Sweet electro-pop perfection! Catchy hooks and synth driven melodies make almost every track on this record shine on its own. A complete guilty pleasure. (iTunes)

5. Azari & III(Self-titled)

One of the best albums released this year period. Azari & III’s debut is a dance record that holds no prisoners. It’s vocal swag, driving bass lines and intoxicating house groove will having you dancing within minutes. Funk has never sounded so good. (Amazon)

4.The WeekndHouse Of Balloons

Lyrically, this album is overtly sexualized. It’s about sex, drugs and women. But surprisingly, the album doesn’t sound cheap or distasteful at all. And that’s due to it’s atmospheric production, smoky R&B electronic vibe and to Abel Tesfaye‘s incredible smooth vocals. (Free Download)

3.James Blake(self-titled)

James Blake‘s minimalist, atmospheric and spooky debut made me fall in love with electronic music all over again. Where other artists use a vocoder as a cheap trick, Blake uses it to invoke passion and yearning to his voice; in the process discovering that technology too, can have a soul. I SIMPLY LOVE THIS RECORD! “Limit To Your Love” and “The Wilhelm Scream” are masterpieces. I tear-up every time I play them. (iTunes)

2. Adele21

Unquestionably one of the best break-up albums EVER! Adele’s powerful voice reaches everyone’s heart and soul with every single song on this record. (iTunes)

1. PJ HarveyLet England Shake

I’m a huge PJ Harvey fan. I’ve seen PJ live in concert about 10 times and I’ve been following her career from the very beginning. I respect and adore her body of work. To me, PJ Harvey embodies true musical artistry. She is a rock star, a musician, a writer, a producer, a singer and a performer. And nothing can showcase that artistry better than “Let England Shake” the musical love letter to her homeland, England. This albums is PJ best work since “Stories From The City” and fully embraces the organic instrumentation (piano, harps etc.) and poetry she dabbled with during her seventh album “White Chalk”.  This is one of Harvey’s best records. Is masterful in every possible way. (iTunes)

 

*The records below didn’t quite make it into my list of 25 but should be considered*

26 – The RaptureIn The Grace OF Your Love

27 – Wolfram – (Self-titled)

28 –Friendly FiresPALA

29 – YuksekLiving On the Edge of Time

30 – Kelly RowlandHere I Am

Monarchy – You Don’t Want To Dance With Me – Official Video

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This reworked collaboration of Monarchy‘s You Don’t Want to Dance With Me with singer Britt Love it’s sounding mighty good! Low-slung beats and squelchy synth along with Britt’s delicate vocals make this version of the song a bit sweeter. Check out the video!

Monarchy’s new single “You Don’t Want To Dance With Me Feat. Britt Love” is out October 24th on 100% Records.

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You Don’t Want To Dance With Me (feat. Britt Love) – Bondax Remix by Monarchy

Monarchy – You Dont Want To Dance With Me by Mr Sauce

Monarchy – ‘Around The Sun’ Debut Album

Finally! After releasing the incredible I Won’t Let Go’ and providing some stellar remixes for Kylie, GaGa, Kelis and a few others artists, the mystery duo known as Monarchy is ready to release their highly anticipated debut album “Around the Sun” on July, 11!

I’ve been aching to hear more tracks from the debut album so I’m glad to report that along with the news of the release date comes two brand new tracks to keep us busy ’till the arrival. The first track is ‘Maybe I’m Crazy’ which will be the next single of the album, and the second song is a cool, laid back track called ‘Jealous Guy’ check it out!

Pre-order the new album now HERE!

AND revisit my previous post HERE and HERE to get re-acquainted with the amazing Monarchy

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Maybe I’m Crazy by Monarchy

Jealous Guy by Monarchy

Monarchy – Summer Mixtape

Still feeling the winter blues? Don’t despair ’cause the mystery duo known as Monarchy has you covered!

Monarchy‘s current Summer Mix’ it’s a laid back, breeze, electronic-pop shake that will keep you bathing in the sun all day 😉 Just check all the artist names featured in this mix! Incredible!

Enjoy!

Monarchy Summer Mix by Monarchy

Download the “Summer Mix” HERE

Yuksek – On A Train (The Magician remix)
Monarchy – I Won’t Let Go (Bag Raiders remix)
Mitzi – All I Heard (Cassian remix)
Slice and Soda – Year of the Dragon (Villa remix)
Whirlpool Productions – From Disco To Disco (Les Rhythmes Digitales remix)
Hercules and Love Affair – Painted Eyes (Moonlight Matters remix)
Monarchy – Maybe I’m Crazy (DiskJokke remix)
Felix Da Housecat – Elvis
Kelis – Acappella (Monarchy remix)
Master Shortie – Back to the 80’s (Monarchy remix)
Mike Balance – Energy
Fenech Soler – Stop and Stare (Manhattan Clique remix)
Pacific! – Unspoken (Alex Gopher and Pierrick Devin remix)

Monarchy – I Won’t Let Go

Great new futuristic video and song from the mysterious and enigmatic Monarchy.

Here is a statement taken from their FB profile on why the Electro-duo (producer Andrew Armstrong and Ra Black) never reveal their faces.

Monarchy don’t show their faces or reveal their identity because they feel that artists have become bland and sanitized by the constant broadcast of personal lives”

Manarchy‘s debut album is schedule to drop this year.

http://youtu.be/MFyfvcK-lZM

 
Monarchy – I Won’t Let Go (Mustang Remix) by Lovebox Official

I Won’t Let Go (Bag Raiders remix) by Monarchy