Porter Robinson nearly broke the internet earlier this month with the release of “Sea of Voices,” which comes as the first single from his much-discussed, DJ-defying album, Worlds, seeing release this spring on Astralwerks. It’s no secret, Porter’s creative process has changed with the production of the new record; producing and composing music that accurately illuminates his personal musicianship and taste rather than fitting the mold, so to speak, and making a record for the big room.
Remixes of the album, however, will surely tell a different story, and today, we’ve been given a listen to the maiden remix from Worlds from buzzing Interscope artist, RAC. Lending his signature Pop-infused sound, RAC uses light, bubbly synths and inviting guitar strums to carry “Sea Of Voices,” removing the M83-esque anticipatory build from Porter’s original while maintaining the integrity of the airy vocal. Listen to the beautiful remix below and pick it up on iTunes today.
The Dirt #147 comin’ at ya courtesy of Tropicool + aRod. It’s a ten pack of tunes served sunny side up. Be sure to sample them all then download all ten tracks for free!
Du Tonc – I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
Russ Chimes – Motions
RAC feat. Karl Kling – Repeating Motion
Chordashian – Questions feat. Frances Rose
BANKS – Brain (AceLine Remix)
Holy Ghost – Bridge & Tunnel (Midnight Magic Remix)
Cut Copy – We Are Explorers (Larry Gus Remix)
The Weeknd – Drunk In Love (Beyonce Cover)
MØ – Say You’ll Be There (Spice Girls Cover)
Blondie – Rapture (LUXXURY Edit)
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We’ve been given the green light to premiere this vibey Kraak & Smaak instrumental remix of Moullinex‘s “To Be Clear,” the third single off of his debut album Flora. Alongside fellow remixers RAC and Zimmer, Kraak & Smaak bring a bit of late-night flavor to the daytime disco smash transforming it with smooth basslines, spacey synths, and percussive accents. Grab your free download below and purchase the “To Be Clear” remix pack on Beatport , iTunes, or on Discotexas for vinyl.
See where you can catch Moullinex live after the jump…
Remix Artist Collective began with the best intentions, to combine multiple musical minds in order to create the best possible sound but rapidly became focused on the Remix, as one Artist rapidly established his name in the industry. André Allen Anjos’ paved the way for the premiere of his debut EP, “Don’t Talk To,” with an internet trail of popular remixes, but boldly presents a sound to call his own in the first original work to bear his name. With the release of the EP on Cherrytree Records we got the chance to sit down with the artist known as RAC in their office’s over at Interscope. Continue Reading
The vivacious sounds MS MR have come to define the modern sub-pop scene, and RAC is an artist who not only has impeccable taste, but know’s how to insert his own to amplify the energy of an original before the scene gets a solid grip on a track. Together the two artists combine for this remix that somehow finds a way to breathe positive life into lyrics that dwell on a failed relationship. An exaltation of sound, one can’t help but feel the freedom associated with the exclamatory vibes oozing from the original and the dance driven beat behind the remix.
Just yesterday I was listening to RAC‘s new remix on the Verve Remixed compilation and thought to myself, “It’d be really nice to hear an original from André to see what he’s been up to other than remixes lately.” Well, the cosmos have given a quick reply to my internal question, as the preview to the new single from RAC was posted to Soundcloud this morning featuring vocals from Bloc Party’s Kele and New York duo MNDR. “Let Go” is a summery Pop jam, with a tropical feel and lovely male/female vocal interaction. Looking forward to hearing the whole thing when it’s released next Tuesday.
In light of hitting over 30,000 followers on Facebook, RAC has released an incredible cover of the 1996 hit Lovefool. The song has a contemporary disco feel, while the infections vibes of the original are preserved in the vocals and melody. Take a listen, I can guarantee you’ll be smiling by the end.
First and foremost, we’d like to wish you all a very special Christmas eve & a Happy Holidaze! Since day one we’ve been thriving on your support. If it wasn’t for you guys, we’d probably be face-down in a ditch somewhere.
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With a prolific artist like RAC, the key to being successful is a diversity in sound. While some may say that an RAC “sound” does exist, André & company have still managed to put out quality remix after quality remix without having a boring, go-to formula. From italo to indie to disco to rock, RAC always manage to keep things fresh and new.
The latest RAC remix is “Float” by Pacific Air. Once again we find the crew taking a leap in a slightly different direction, this time going with a darker indie-electro sound, fitting for the Fall/Winter season. And once again RAC comes up aces. Grab the FREE download below and rock that remix.
The Fixtape series by Solé Bicycles is quickly becoming a staple as a go-to for monthly mixtapes. The tasteful selections of artists amongst the moniker, “Music to ride off into the future to,” is right up our alley. Previous Tapes have included Tropicool & Treasure Fingers and although this tape series is young, we believe it to prosperous and keep you grooving for a while. This month’s timeless selections come from none other than Portland based RAC. They seamlessly create a beautiful flowing atmosphere with that classic RAC touch.
Track listing & Download after the Jump!