MONARCHY – Living Without You (MK Letting Go Remix)

Monarchy are an English electronic music duo consisting of Andrew Armstrong (producer, DJ) and Ra Black (vocals, lyrics). Based in London, the duo were previously known as Milke.

In November 2009, Monarchy were featured as “Band of the Day” on The Guardian website. Monarchy’s debut single “Gold in the Fire” was released on 1 February 2010 on Neon Gold Records, containing the B-side “Black, the Colour of My Heart”.

They have created remixes for Ellie GouldingKelisLady GagaMarina and the DiamondsJamiroquaiKylie MinogueOrchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Fyfe Dangerfield.

Their first live show was broadcast into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida in June 2010, making them the first band ever to perform live into space.

They have since performed at various London and UK venues including XOYO and HMV Forum, and festivals including The Big ChillPopaganda in Sweden, Bestival, Eurosonic Festival in the Netherlands, MIDEM in Cannes, as well as Paris, Dijon, Rouen, Amsterdam, and across Europe.

In 2011 they performed at Coachella Valley Music and Arts FestivalHay Festival and Melt! festival, amongst others.

Monarchy played the Together Winter Music Festival in London at the Alexandra Palace on 26 November 2011.

After signing to Mercury Records in February 2010,  Monarchy released their self-titled debut album on 9 August 2010.

Their second album, Around the Sun, was released independently on 11 July 2011 by 100% Records, following their departure from Mercury Records.

The Guardian stated that “[t]he lyrics are often arrant nonsense […] but there are many pleasures here”, giving it three out of five stars.

The NME rated the album five out of ten, comparing Monarchy to Hurts,The Sound of Arrows and Steps.

Popjustice placed Around the Sun at number fourteen on its list of the best albums of 2011.

Monarchy’s single “Disintegration”, released digitally on 14 January 2013 and physically on 11 March, features Neo-Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese, who also appears on the track’s accompanying music video.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


  • Monarchy (2010)
  • Around the Sun (2011)


  • “Gold in the Fire” (2010)
  • “The Phoenix Alive” (2010)
  • “Love Get Out of My Way” (2010)
  • “I Won’t Let Go” (2011)

  • “Maybe I’m Crazy” (2011)
  • “You Don’t Want to Dance with Me” (feat. Britt Love) (2011)
  • “Living Without You” (2014)



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