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Karl Kling is a good person, and even better friend. Couldn’t be more stoked for him regarding his success with RAC, but as he pushes it further and more personally with his solo career. This past weekend in Sacramento, we were messing around on the decks, and he played a song that instantly struck me as truly special. It was a warm, full-bodied, indie-infused number, just oozing with personality. He sent it over, and its been stuck on repeat.

Karl Kling has spent the majority of the last 4 years performing and DJing around the world as part of the internationally renowned RAC. Kling’s vocal and lyrical contribution to the RAC album “Strangers” helped showcase him as an up-and-comer with the notable song “Repeating Motion.” In the last year Karl has set out to expand his efforts in writing, producing and releasing music under his own name. The debut single “I Will Wait” from his forthcoming full-length release presents a versatility in musicianship, lyricism, and pop sensibility.

After being named as one of Boomrat’s Top 50 Emerging artists, Amtrac is well on his way to becoming one of this year’s most consistent producers. His take on RAC’s Cheap Sunglasses, which features the catchy vocal licks of Matthew Koma, sees him skimming the waters of a progressive landscape, tipping the hat to early Kaskade and deadmau5 productions. There are euphoric moments driven by his classy chord progression and energetic arps, but they’re laced with a bit of melancholy from waning strings and moody pads. It’s no wonder that he’s gearing up to provide support for Kygo on tour this Fall, and I don’t think it’ll be long before we see him headlining tours of his own.

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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.

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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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The Dirt #147: Tropicool + aRod


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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.

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See where you can catch Moullinex live after the jump… 
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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.

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