After channelling elements of Daft Punk, Justice, and Philippe Zdar for their recent #1 album ‘Typhoons’, Royal Blood continue their appreciation for innovative, rhythmic French artists by sharing SebastiAn’s new remix of ‘Limbo’. This represents just their second ever official remix after Purple Disco Machine reworked the album’s lead single ‘Trouble’s Coming’.
In the hands of the influential and long-standing Ed Banger artist SebastiAn, ‘Limbo’ has become a very different beast. The producer has stripped the raw barrage of the original version, instead emphasising spacious beats, luminous disco guitar, and Mike Kerr’s fluid falsetto. The resulting mix captures Royal Blood’s energy and dynamics with some fresh French touch flair.
Described by Huck as, “As one of the superstar producers from the Ed Banger stable with some of the best ears in the business,” SebastiAn has collaborated with an array of leading talents. As well as contributing extensively to Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’ and ‘Blonde’ albums, his remixes have been sought after by everyone from Justice and Daft Punk to Foals and Beastie Boys. His own highly acclaimed artist career has also yielded two studio albums, ‘Total’ and ‘Thirst’.
The ‘Limbo’ remix emerges as Royal Blood participate in Radio 1’s Big Weekend of Live Music 2021, which starts today. The duo performed a live set in front of the neon-soaked backdrop of their hometown landmark Brighton Pier, which will be broadcast on Radio 1 and available to watch on BBC Sounds.
Royal Blood followed the release of ‘Typhoons’ by announcing a huge UK arena tour which commences in 2022. Tickets for the shows, listed below, are available here, with support from The Amazons. The duo will also headline three select summer festivals: Tramlines (July 24th), Truck (July 25th) and Victorious (August 29th).