3 posts categorized "passporte royale"


Passporte Royale - Born Free (M.I.A. Cover)

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and if that's how we're playing this game of life, then my boy Passporte Royale is straight up winning at everything. Having already featured a few of his remakes and remixes, each with a significantly awesome and unique Balkan brass flare, this morning, he takes the blue ribbon yet again with his take on the most talked about song of the past week.



When asking him if he had a MySpace or any site to link to his super slick work, he replied with a no, however, he was kind enough to pass along a bit of a bio to tide us over.


"Passporte Royale is a DJ/Musician/Producer based in Stockholm, Sweden who's been running clubs and been DJing for about 10 years. After touring the world as a musician, the love for many different kinds music and influences from a lot of different cultures culminates in a series of somewhat different tracks and remixes. They are probably also an effect of a hunger for something fresh to spin...something new. His love for balkan brass and so forth shines thru all his work to date and is inspired by musicians like Fanfare Ciocarlia, Mahala Rai Banda, 17 Hippies, LaBrassBanda, Shantel, Balkan Beat Box and so on…" 


Good enough for me...and his cover of M.I.A.'s Born Free is great enough that you probably don't need to listen to anything else today.




mp3: Passporte Royale - Born Free (M.I.A. Cover)




Beastly Bits #59

I'm still on a high from an influx of rad music in the ol' inbox from over the weekend through yesterday. And it continues on into this morning, with a number of cool new vids, tracks, bits of news and the like.




R.I.P. Guru. link


Want a rundown of what and who East Village Radio was jamming with at Coachella? link


Pharrell talks his new furniture venture. Yes, chairs and such. link


Brand-X, RAC, and Passporte Royale hit me up with all sorts of great new tunes. Grab 'em below.


Club NME comes to The Studio at Webster Hall with Class Actress and MNDR on April 27. link


mp3: Michael Jackson x Tag Team x Mahala Rai Banda - Whomp Shake Tu Romnie (Passporte Royale Mash)

mp3: Fake Blood x Rye Rye - Banging On Mars (Brand-X Mash)

mp3: The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition (RAC Mix)



Rihanna - Rude Boy (Passporte Royale Remix)

I was sent this remix yesterday, and at first listen, I dismissed it as a bit of a mess. And then my shuffled iTunes playlist kept going back to it, almost as if to say "Um, c'mon...give it a chance...please?" So I went back this morning and listened in full again. Let's just say, I wouldn't be writing this post if I hated it, ya dig?



First thing you'll notice about Passporte Royale? There's 100% nothing to link to in terms of a MySpace, twitter or Facebook account. I searched, I really did...and came up empty, save for this cover of The Beatles' Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.


Thankfully, we're just gonna let this funky, gypsy, Balkan stomper speak for itself. It's radly wild ride. 


Grab it after a list of Rihanna's upcoming Last Girl on Earth tour dates.


July 2 -- White River Amphitheatre – Seattle, WA
July 4 -- General Motors Place – Vancouver, Canada
July 6 -- Pengrowth Saddeldome – Calgary, Canada
July 9 -- ARCO Arena – Sacramento, CA
July 10 -- Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
July 14 -- Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque presents The Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
July 15 -- Comfort Dental Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
July 17 -- Mandalay Bay Events Center – Las Vegas, NV
July 21 -- Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
July 22 -- Cricket Wireless Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
July 28 -- Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
July 30 -- Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
July 31 -- American Airlines Center – Miami, FL
August 3 -- Verizon Wireless Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
August 5 -- Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, Canada
August 7 -- Bell Center – Montreal, Canada
August 8 -- Comcast Center – Boston, MA
August 11 -- Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
August 12 -- Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
August 15
-- Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
August 18 -- Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
August 20 -- Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
August 21 -- Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA
August 22 -- DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
August 25 -- United Center – Chicago, IL



mp3: Rihanna - Rude Boy (Passporte Royale Remix)


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