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La Roux - In For The Kill
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Yes, like I said, I'm one of those people who likes to compare La Roux and Little Boots all the time. And as both of them got a new single out backed up with some nice remixes, it's time for a 'who is better' moment on the blog. This post is divided in two parts (check the first one here), now it's the time of La Roux and her latest single 'In For the Kill'.

 

SONG

 

Who knew the '80s would be such an unforgettable decade? After all these years, you can turn on your radio and tune in to a new song that is more dated than Depeche Mode's career, but don't you just love it? Elly Jackson's unique voice is almost over the top but it just about fits in with those silly old beats.

 

REMIXES

 

The Twelves's sound like those vertiginous DFA adventures, only more radio friendly. If all the bands/producer put as much effort as those two guys put into every remix, Hype Machine would be a nicer place.

 

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Lifelike went darker than his usual, but still stuck to the '80s theme, like if Kraftwerk went as human as The Pet Shop Boys. Heartbreak's is quite similar, only colder. Way colder.

 

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Skream's ethereal instrumental makes La Roux's lyrics feel deeper. The breakbeat/dubstep influence was also really welcome.

 

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VIDEO

 

La Roux - In For The Kill

 

Blue. Pink. '80s retro-futurism. A Delorean. Smoke. Funny glass. Cool. Clichês. Mix all those things together and you've got a video clip a La Roux for 'In For The Kill'. Not that we were expecting anything less...

 

SCORE

7/10

 

BONUS

 

The Mad Decent crew remixed La Roux's first single 'Quicksand'. It's not what you would expect them to sound at all. Somebody must be depressed at Diplo's label... Is that you Wes?

 

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Comments // 1
Vinicius TB
Vinicius TB
Wednesday // April 15, 2009 at 18:16 // #1
Awesome single, with great remixes!
Oh, and congrats about the blog! So sad I lost the parties..