Posts Tagged ‘remix artist collective’

December 6, 2017
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A couple of weeks have passed since Giraffage headlined the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco, with his buddies Wingtip and Sweater Beats in tow. It was a magical night, to say the least, and some of the evening’s vibrant memories resurface as we dive into an unexpected remix of the San Francisco producer’s collaboration with Japanese Breakfast by Grammy award winning producer RAC. We shouldn’t be surprised, considering how dexterous and versatile RAC has proven himself to be with his never-ending string of originals and edits. But here we are, bouncing exuberantly to the buoyant beat of this luscious edit of Maybe as we float on cloud nine to its chromatic smoothness. It’s an undeniably mellower dance approach for RAC, a dreamy weightless, fleecy fluid, yet juicy succulent interpretation of Maybe. RAC’s remix is one of five tracks on Giraffage’s new Too Real remixes pack, which can be streamed/purchased, here.

September 26, 2017
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I’m truly blessed to have caught RAC a handful of times in less than a couple of months, with the last time less than a week ago at a super sold out Independent in San Francisco. It was a most glorious night as the Grammy winning producer and his gifted band played through old fan favorites and much of his recent album EGO, with various members filling in for the talented guests who appeared on the record. It always boggles my mind how an artist like RAC can be busy on tour yet have time to drop new remixes while on the road. I suppose it’s possible he crafted the tracks before the tour, but wasn’t he busy dropping half a dozen other tracks at the time? In anycase, RAC is back with a remix of one of our favorite rising pop bands, The Aces. He’s given infectious Stuck the signature RAC treatment, complete with larkish guitars and luscious dance pop beats. There’s no being “stuck” here… Everything is fluid, including our dance moves while we lose it to the expert re-work, so luminously lifting and radiantly blissful. Stream/download the official remix, here.

July 14, 2017
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In but a few hours it’ll be Friday, and we’ll be blessed with RAC’s new album EGO, which has already proven itself to be a high caliber record based on the talent studded songs we’ve heard so far. The Vancouver based Grammy winning producer stokes the fire of our excitement with yet another spectacular collaboration, this time linking up with long IHM praised synthpop project MNDR for a dance pop flavored chromatic skipping frolic on Unusual. There’s nothing unusual about how good this crisp polished, sleekly recoiling song is, it’s RAC after all. And it’s not our first dalliance with a MNDR and RAC track, as the pair previously worked together on Let Go. They make for a dashing and enthralling pair on the reunion. RAC will be playing Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco next month, and you can count on it that I’ll be at this set. I was hoping he would be announced as an Outside Lands night show but unfortunately, that didn’t happen. The rest of you have a chance to catch him on tour this fall. Find out more, here. Pre-order (or order, depending on when you’re checking out this post), here.

July 4, 2017
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Joe Goddard, the esteemed artist well known for his roles in both Hot Chip and The 2 Bears, put forth a solo album earlier this year named Electric Lines. Album gem Ordinary Madness has received a ravishing remix by none other than ever brilliantly versatile and prolific producer RAC. This earthy strumming, halcyon sailing edit is a warm comfort of an indie dance & chill house swayer. RAC says of his breezy lush edit: “I’ve been a fan of Joe’s and Hot Chip for so long that it was truly an honor to work on his material. I tried to take the song in a more mellow direction. I wanted her vocals to be up close and intimate, as if singing in your ear. I even used my childhood guitar, which has a worn-in quality to it. I hope you like it.” You can purchase the remix from major retailers, here.

June 22, 2017
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Our excitement for RAC’s star studded new album EGO continues to grow at an exponential rate as André Allen Anjos unleashes this lush dazzler named The Beautiful Game, which features everyone’s favorite tropical synthpop project from Brooklyn, St. Lucia! The Beautiful Game is the perfect balance between RAC’s exuberant dance vitality and St. Lucia’s 80′s inspired leafy luxuriance. The Beautiful Game is all palm trees and linen shirts, shades and fruity cocktails. EGO is going to be one spectacular record, bursting with jaw dropping cameos. The Grammy award winning producer’s last single off of EGO, I Still Wanna Know, features Rivers Cuomo of Weezer. We now know that The Beautiful Game will also feature the likes of MNDR, Joywave, Scavenger Hunt, Pink Feathers, Karl Kling, K.Flay, and so much more. EGO arrives on July 14th via Counter Records, pre-order what will surely be one of the must have albums of summer, here. Catch RAC on tour for EGO this fall, or at Outside Lands Music Festival in August, which is where you can find me.

June 14, 2017
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I really don’t think André Allen Anjos ever takes a day off! The Grammy winning producer known as RAC always has a steady stream of delectable treats for us, be it dazzling originals like his recent single I Still Wanna Know with Rivers Cuomo, or now this cool refreshing summer delight, a remix of Vice’s Obsession featuring Jon Bellion. And this, all in the midst of gearing up for the release of a new album named EGO on July 14th, too! RAC has given Obsession a bubbly aerated, bright prancing edit that could keep me dancing for days on end. The sanguine lifting remix can be streamed or downloaded via additional outlets, here. I can’t wait to catch RAC at Outside Lands Music Festival in August. You can catch him, too. He’ll be on tour this fall as he traverses the nation. Find out more, here.

May 31, 2017
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We’ve made it pretty clear how doubly excited we are for RAC’s new album and for his appearance at Outside Lands Music Festival this August, too. The Grammy nominated producer unleashed a dazzling summertime prancer off of EGO earlier this month in the form of I Still Wanna Know, which features none other than Rivers Cuomo of Weezer fame. Let’s twirl about in ecstasy to a lifting remix of that song by Los Angeles producer Goldroom. He amplifies the song’s balmy buoyancy by administering a glowing dance pop treatment on the jocund remix. Goldroom will also be at Outside Lands Music Festival later this summer. It’s going to be a mighty fine weekend of uplifting and vibrant music with these two at hand. Pre-order RAC’s album EGO ahead of its release on July 14th, here

May 20, 2017
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A new remix from Grammy nominated Portland producer RAC is always a welcome treat in my books, much less an edit of one of my favorite tracks off The Naked And Famous’ recent album, Simple Forms. I find it incredible that André Allen Anjos finds time to release rapturous remixes in the midst of unrolling new originals off his just announced new album EGO, yet here we are, swaying sublimely to this enthralling indie dance rendition of Higher. RAC’s effulgent waves of rolling synths push us higher and higher on this glorious Friday evening. You can stream/download the remix, here. New album EGO arrives on July 14th, pre-order, here.

May 16, 2017
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Yesterday, I found out on RAC’s socials that he’d announced his new album EGO, out on July 14th. After I did a requisite happy dance around the room, I noticed that the Grammy award winning producer was asking his multitude of fans to guess who the featured artists might be on EGO. It’s a tough challenge considering all the musicians who would love to work with the esteemed artist, and I certainly would never have guessed the guest on today’s new single, I Still Wanna Know. This summertime prancer and luminous dazzler features none other than Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, who lends his vocals and a guitar solo to the heartwarming indie dance anthem. I Still Wanna Know also feature additional production by Classixx. Turns out,

André

Allen Anjos, Classixx, and Rivers Cuomo make a sublime team. Together, they’ve crafted a dance pop gem that ventures into alt pop and pop rock territory. The sleek throbbing, riff soaring spectacular is available to stream/download, here. You can pre-order EGO, here. I’ll be awaiting that ebullient RAC dance party when he plays Outside Lands Music Festival come August.

May 1, 2017
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You know you’re in for something splendid when a remix arises for Grammy nominated producer RAC’s rapturous new single This Song, featuring the great Rostam, and it comes by way of prolific Swedish producer Lindstrøm and Norway’s Prins Thomas, who’ve proven to be a spectacular partnership in the past. I for one am still obsessing over the two’s remix of Flume and Beck’s Tiny Cities. Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas join talents once again to give This Song a chill breezy, island balmy flip. It’s the perfect spring or summer escapade. I can nearly feel fine grains of white sand giving way underneath my feet as I sway to the euphoric remix. Palm trees hang overhead, providing cool respite from a bright sun, while the frothy surf of rippling waves tease at a beautiful coastline that stretches into infinity. The transcendental remix is available now from major outlets, here.