La Roux Responds to GRAMMY Nominations, Download New Remix


The great remixes just keep on coming! Listen to this very eerie, brand-new remix of La Roux's GRAMMY nominated "In For The Kill" that was produced by Dragon King.

La Roux's Elly Jackson called in to Cherrytree Radio's The Morning Orchard last week (where I was a guest) to chat about her two GRAMMY nominations. "We're very, very happy," she told The Morning Orchard crew. "The news broke in the middle of the night here, so I woke up to like four text messages just saying 'congratulations, you've got 2 GRAMMY nominations. I was like, 'What?'  It was literally the first thing I read when I woke up.  It was a nice way to wake up." 

As far as whether she thinks they'll take home any awards, Elly said in response to my question, "I think it's highly unlikely that we'll get it.  I'm not going to prepare a speech.  I'm not really a speech person; I'll probably just stammer, and say thank you, and then run away." Ha! I bet a GRAMMY looks good on you Elly. Don't run!

La Roux "In For The Kill" (Dragon King Remix)

Listen to La Roux "In For The Kill" (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix)


It has been a little quiet around talented Los Angeles-based producer Doctor Rosen Rosen who has been in the studio cooking up some mighty new tunes. But it has been more than worth the wait. He returns today with a phenomenal remix of La Roux's "In For The Kill," which is hands-down, most definitely and absolutely the best La Roux remix I've heard to date. Quite frankly, Doctor Rosen Rosen never disappoints and this blazing revamp is more proof of that. He turns up dancefloor drama of the original to create an intensely atmospheric piece that packs a steady punch and will certainly move you.

Review: La Roux Live in Toronto


(Review by guest blogger: Will W.) La Roux continues its meteoric rise as the UK's hottest new pop act.  And if their recent shortlisting for the prestigious Mercury Prize for Best Album is any indication of respect, North America better be ready for an epic invasion soon. 

The duo is comprised of androgynous-looking vocalist Elly Jackson and producer Ben Langmaid.  Toronto's famed El Mocambo was the venue of choice tonight as part of La Roux's North American tour promoting their eponymous debut from Interscope/Cherrytree Records.  Langmaid was in absentia this evening as all focus was drawn to frontwoman Jackson, backed by a three piece band including one drum machine player and two synth keyboardists.

Tonight's set began at 11:15 PM EST  starting with "Tigerlily", which was warmly received by the enthusiastic sold-out crowd, mostly 20-something hipsters; their hit "Quicksand" followed.  The nine song set, which clocked in at just over 40 minutes, had Jackson starting off on a bit of an awkward note.  At one point early in the set, she had to walk off stage to speak to the sound technician as she complained about not being able to hear herself.  That problem was quickly resolved after she was instructed on how to properly wear her earphones.

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