[VIDEO] Robyn Soars at Rock Werchter Festival, Receives Raving Applause
Robyn continues her trek across Europe and North America to perform in front of stadium-sized crowds and to impress them with her vibrant, high energy dance pop. Yesterday, the Swedish pop singer headlined Belgium's Rock Werchter festival and entranced the audience with her soaring and sensational pop show. One Robyn fan noted, "She was amazing in every way!" while another one commented, "Best night ever!"
Watch some high quality Rock Werchter footage after the break including videos of "Call Your Girlfriend," "With Every Heartbeat," "Don't F*cking Tell Me What Do" and "Indestructible" that comes with a raving applause that lasted over a minute and had Robyn completely, totally and utterly humbled. It's a must watch. So deserved!
[FIRST LISTEN] Rye Rye feat. Robyn "Never Will Be Mine" (Kat Krazy Remix)
After producing some finely-tuned remixes for artists like Far East Movement, Chipmunk and Talay Riley, British DJ and producer Kat Krazy now takes on Rye Rye's "Never Will Be Mine" featuring our beloved Robyn that is one of the biggest and most potent ballads of the moment.
Showing off genuine soundboard savvy, Kat Krazy has found a way to give the tender and delicate original an exciting new twist. He added a propulsive new groove and soaring sunburst synths to create a mighty, hands-in-the-air dancefloor filler that maintains the song's powerful emotive quality.
Kat Krazy's biggest accomplishment with this revamp is that the remix doesn't interfere with the original's beauty but just extends its reach into an exciting new direction. It's more proof that Robyn's creation has a timeless quality. (Download Rye Rye ft. Robyn "Never Will Be Mine" on iTunes | Rdio.)
[VIDEO] Rye Rye featuring Robyn "Never Will Be Mine" (Behind The Scenes)
Following the premiere of their "Never Will Be Mine" video last week, check out some candid behind-the-scenes footage of Robyn and Rye Rye taken on the set of the video shoot. It's fun (and even a little touching) to see how these two have really developed a friendship and bonded together with the help of Robyn's timeless tune.
After wrapping the shoot, Robyn warmly embraces Rye Rye and the two explain why they get along so well. "I love Robyn because she makes great music and she actually has a voice, an amazing voice," Rye Rye explains. "And it's her own style -- incorporating dance music that makes you emotional sometimes."
Robyn agrees, pulls Rye Rye a little closer and says. "She's feisty and she means what she says!" That's right, that's right. These two are keeping it real. Both connect to their fans in a very authentic way, which exactly explains why they hit it off together.
The footage also includes some commentary by director Tim Nakashi who describes the shoot as "one of the best days of my life." He says, "The video shows [Rye Rye and robyn] in a new way that we haven't seen before. A little bit more romantic and a little bit more emotional I think." Watch the exclusive footage after the break.
[VIDEO] Robyn Performs at JFK Airport Terminal 5
How incredible would it be when you're checking in for your flight at a busy airport terminal and Robyn comes around corner to rock out a few tunes right in the middle of the ticketing frenzy? Yes, exactly. Picture that. And that's precisely what happened on Monday night when our favorite Swedish pop pixie belted out a few tunes at JFK's airport as part of Jetblue's Live From T5 concert series.
Before kicking off her new single "Call Your Girlfriend," Robyn told the cheering crowd, "I spend a lot of time in airports, but I've never performed in one. This is my first time and I'm going to make up for lost time."
This Live From T5 performance followed Robyn's equally surprising escalator gig at the flagship H&M store in New York City on Sunday. Robyn performed a brief set at Terminal 5 that included crowd favorites "Dancing On My Own," "Indestructible," "Be Mine" (note the grittier intro) and before flying out to the land of Rakamonie she encored "With Every Heartbeat." Check out a bunch of fan videos of the T5 show after the break that once again show that Robyn is all kinds of awesome.
[VIDEO] Rye Rye featuring Robyn "Never Will Be Mine"
If there's one track that opens the door for Robyn to cross over into the mainstream and getting radio play in the U.S. then it's this remake of her evergreen tune "Be Mine" by Baltimore MC Rye Rye. It took me a moment to get used to this new version, but Rye Rye did a fine job giving the song a punchy new twist while staying true to the emotion that drove Robyn's original track. (Download the song on iTunes)
When I spent some time with Robyn last week, she was excited about this new version of "Be Mine." Robyn is a fan of M.I.A. protege Rye Rye, and she compared "Never Will Be Mine" to the classic vibe of LL Cool J's "I Need Love." Another slow hip hop jam with steady pop sensibilities that has withstood the test of time.
Check out the excellent video for the single that alternately features Robyn and Rye Rye in rotating shots that was filmed in downtown Los Angeles by director Tim Nakashi.
By combining a steady hip hop flavor with a massively talented new MC and Robyn's classic hook, this may just be that breakthrough track that radio stations may pick up on, which will help Robyn to have a mainstream hit that some of her fans have been hoping for. Watch the video after the break.