Here is one of my favorite dubstep remixes by Skream of the song “In for the Kill” by La Roux. This Skream remix is also referred to as the “Let’s Get Ravey” remix. A dubstep remix was also made by the artist, Skrillex. A lot of people talk so much about Skrillex’s remix of “In for the Kill”, but people shouldn’t forget how awesome Skream is too.
The song “In for the Kill” is from the La Roux 2009 debut album. It was the album’s second single released in the United Kingdom and was the duo’s breakthrough single. The song was nominated in 2011 for a Grammy for the Best Dance Recording. Elly Jackson (the vocalist for La Roux) said that ‘In for the Kill’ is “about telling someone how you feel regardless of what you get back, and not waiting to find out if they want you or not”.
La Roux (pron.: /lɑːˈruː/ lah-ROO, French: [laˈʁu]) are an English synthpop duo composed of singer, keyboardist, co-writer and co-producer Elly Jackson, and co-writer and co-producer Ben Langmaid. Jackson describes their relationship as “very much a half and half sharing situation [...] not like a singer producer outfit”, but also recognises that due to her prominence, it may “look like a solo act”. The supporting band members to the duo are Michael ‘Mikey’ Norris (on keyboard), Mickey O’Brien (keyboards and backing vocals) and William Bowerman (on drums).
Cover versions of In For The Kill:
“In for the Kill” was covered on the Live Lounge segment of BBC Radio 1′s The Jo Whiley Show on three separate occasions: on 18 May 2009 by Australian R&B singer Daniel Merriweather, on 30 January 2010 by Swedish electropop trio Miike Snow and on 12 May 2010 by American R&B singer Kelis. Southern rapper Donnis rapped over a beat which heavily samples the Skream remix of “In for the Kill” in his song “For the Kill” on his 2010 mixtape Fashionably Late. Los Angeles electronic music group The Glitch Mob features excerpts from the song on their 2010 mixtape Drink the Sea Part 2. It was also sampled by hip hop producers Cool & Dre for rapper Game’s song “The Kill” on his 2011 mixtape Purp & Patron.
La Roux Discography:
- La Roux (2009)
- TBA (2013)
La Roux Debut Album (2009) Track Listing:
- In for the Kill
- Colourless Colour
- I’m Not Your Toy
- Cover My Eyes
- As If By Magic
- Reflections are Protections
- Armour Love
- Growing Pains (Bonus Track)