Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 04 november 2016
It's a match made in dancefloor heaven: Swedish house maestro Mr. Tophat and pop phenom Robyn have come together for 'Trust Me,' a three track EP of dark disco and luscious grooves. With each track going well beyond the nine-minute mark, 'Trust Me' is the artistic culmination of two artists joining together in the studio and putting pure inspiration to tape, resulting in some of the loosest and most intriguing music either has made in their careers. Further strengthening the EP's disco bonafides are contributions by Abba's original drummer, Per Lindvall, and his brother, bassist David Lindvall.
Although Robyn and Mr. Tophat have known each other personally for nearly a decade, the first time they professionally crossed paths was last year, when the latter contributed a few remixes of material from Robyn's 'Love Is Free' EP with La Bagatelle Magique. "I wasn't making my own music at the time, so he forced his way into my studio and said, 'We're going to make music now,''' Robyn recalls the beginnings of the pair's creative process. "It was really nice for me to be submerged into his world and lose myself in something that wasn’t my own."
'Trust Me' is certainly situated in Mr. Tophat's world. The Stockholm-based Junk Yard Connections owner and Karlovak co-founder has spent most of this decade releasing a brilliant stretch of side-long singles with production pal Art Alfie. Those singles' dense, lovingly handcrafted club vibes are perfectly realized on this EP, with some subtle tweaks to the winning formula—a rich intricacy embedded within a deeper-than-deep sound perfect for peak-hour dancing and 3 AM comedown communions alike.
Mr. Tophat feat. Robyn's 'Trust Me' EP is out January 13th via Smalltown Supersound and available for pre-order now.
Check out Mr. Tophat and Robyn's commentary and inspirational playlist on Spotify.
Listen to the title track here