In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

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In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by nousd » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:20 am

I can't remember ever hearing a La Roux track apart from 2009 Skream's remix of In For The Kill
At the time it seemed to be significant for it being nicely subby yet commercial AND incorporating dnb
at a time when there was still debate on here about whether dubstep could satisfactorily incorporate vocals,
particularly divaesque female vocals,
and dnb was a few years off revival.
Nowdays "La Roux" seems to be the vocalist Elly Jackson with a pick up band.
Does anybody know if they were ever a credible band live?

Anyway, gets me wondering whether Ollie's achievement in legitimizing femme vocals with this track hasn't been under-recognized
or was just a carapace-cracking precursor to commercialized muzak & bro.
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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by syrup » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:37 am

i don't really like that track, especially when someone plays it for the whole 7 minutes or so

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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by kay » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:42 am

Have always hated the track. Actually had to change radio stations when I heard it for the first time.

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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by DiegoSapiens » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:42 am

yh i hate it too
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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by nousd » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:45 am

ha
just remembered the term "liquid dubstep"

but has anyone heard La Roux live?
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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by DiegoSapiens » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:49 am

no. sounds like big festival music i guess
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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by kay » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:52 am

Also, there were loads of awesome dubstep tunes with awesome female vocals before In 4 The Kill came along. Geiom's Reminiscin with Marita, Warrior Queen on Poison Dart (ok not sure whether she'd count as being divaesque), D1's Mind + Soul come immediately to mind.

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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by DiegoSapiens » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:53 am

reminiscin <3
but i guess he means more comercial sound
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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by magma » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:56 am

I liked it at the time and I still like it, but I haven't listened to it intentionally in about 5 years.

Simplest tune ever though... and the original is AWFUL.
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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by AxeD » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:04 pm

Bulletproof was not a hit over there? Saw her live once, was pretty good really.
Don't care for that remix.
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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by topmo3 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:07 pm

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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by hubb » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:10 pm

the slugabed one was cool


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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by topmo3 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:27 pm

the shineing and memories from 3rd base are the only good trax i know from him
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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by DiegoSapiens » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:58 pm

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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by DiegoSapiens » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:59 pm

can we close this thread before we have to ban someone?
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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by nobody » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:59 pm

nah Skream was amazing, not sure about that one though
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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by m8son666 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:21 pm

i think i liked it when it first came out, especially compared to everything else on the radio, dont really like it anymore tho
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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by ultraspatial » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:30 pm

shit tune. enjoyed it hearing out at the time tho i guess

skream's made load of good tunes but really shit remixes

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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by Samuel_L_Damnson » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:33 pm

god i had to re create colourless colour by la roux for a music tech course in college. it was awful. possibly the worst song i ever heard.

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Re: In 4 the Kill in Retrospect

Post by flyingointment » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:44 pm

I look back on that tune the same way I look back upon experiences with piperazines.

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