Swedish superstar Robyn has a knack for selecting interesting collaborators, including contributing vocals for a track by UK crooner Kindness and penning a song for heady concept producer Oneohtrix Point Never's score for the film Parisian. Now she's tapped nine artists for a remix project that may be one of the biggest things to drop this summer.
RBN/RMX gathers producers to remix tracks from Robyn's vast catalog, a roster that includes influential Chicago DJ The Black Madonna and French house duo Cassius. The project will make its debut at a series of live performances, beginning tonight in Boston, and continuing next week in New York and Toronto. A record of the remixes will be released "in the coming month."
"Remixes make me listen to a song in a different way," wrote Robyn on her website. "They stretch you out as a listener and leave space for other things that a pop song usually doesn't. I hope to be able to share this experience with my audiences at Governor's Ball, Boston Calling, and Field Trip over the next week and just dancing together..."
Check out the lists below of the participating artists, the tracks they've chosen to remix, and the dates that they'll appear on Robyn's brief tour.
RBN/RMX (note: the tracklist below may not reflect the order on which they'll appear on the record)
Axel Boman - "Hang With Me"
Cassius - "Dancing On My Own"
Harry "Choo Choo" Romero - "Love Kills"
Joakim - "With Every Heartbeat"
Mr. Tophat - "Main Thing"
The Black Madonna - "Indestructible"
The Mekanism - "Don't Fucking Tell Me What To Do"
Wolfgang Voigt - "Who Do You Love?" [ft. Robyn]
Zhala & Heal the World - "Stars 4 Ever"
Robyn North American tour dates
May 28 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling
June 3 - New York, NY - Governors Ball
June 5 - Toronto, Ontario - Field Trip