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
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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!
“The waves ≠ raves consists of hand-picked gems that inspire us, tickling and tempting our creative juices. Some are old, some are new, but it is what we are listening to now. They are groovey, flowing, and sun-kissed just like that perfect wave. They are uplifting and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. They sound the best with a babe in one hand, a cold brewski in the other, and the sand beneath your feet. Stay Dreamy.”
Foreword from Viceroy:
While the music market continues to grow into an ‘over saturation’ of electronic blogs, the majority of them seem to only know how to post those same absolute jams that their competition managed to post in previous features. That alone is not enough to make a blog stand out in my mind. I have been and always will be a huge fan of Gotta Dance Dirty. Why? They not only have the most up to date jams from the big dogs, but they support up and coming artists too. How many well-established blogs do that? I can’t name many. Supporting my summery beats since I started in February, Gotta Dance Dirty has given me the honor of hand selecting the tracks for Waves ≠ Raves Mixtape Vol. 14. Looking for some sun-kissed disco to cap off your summer fun? Look no further.
Enjoy, and stay frothy my friends.
Waves ≠ Raves Vol. 14
• Justin Faust – Do it Again
• Mario 64 – Koopa Troopa Beach (RAC remix)
• Washed Out – Feel it All Around
• Kartell – Pantera
• Mix Chopin – Bonne Nuit (Darius Remix)
• Cherokee – Take Care of You
• SebastiAn – Arabest
• Cherokee – Mambo Jet
• Viceroy – Sunny Daze
• Treasure Fingers – Lift Me (Gabriell Remix)
• Chromeo – When the Night Falls (Breakbot Remix)
• Justin Faust – Girl Talk (Bit Funk Remix)
• Madeon – For You
• U-Tern – 808 Remix (instrumental)
• The Knocks – Sunshine
Besides being the most stylistically forward cat in the game right now, Theophilus London is quickly staking his name among the world’s top young rappers. I’ve got two great remixes to kick-start your weekend. The first one is a freshly released remix of ‘Why Even Try‘ by Remix Artist Collective (RAC). This lighthearted remix makes you want to want to skip across street corners and stroke your lover’s cheek while whispering sweet nothings. Boston’s Soul Clap speeds up and trips out ‘Flying Overseas‘, muffling Theo’s voice to have it gently ride along some eerily warm pads and always necessary 808s.