For those of you still trying to hold onto summertime warmth as October hits, RAC‘s André Allen Anjos has released his original debut indie-pop EP via Cherrytree Records featuring artists like the Bloc Party’s Kele, MNDR, Penguin Prison, Tokyo Police Club and Katie Herzig. After over 200 remixes to his name, André proves he is more than capable of creating his own tunes which are ripe in optimistic, bouncy charm. To coincide with the release, RAC has announced U.S. tour dates which will feature stunning visuals and a live band.
Eager to enjoy the last month of summer, indie dance collective RAC has put together another bouncy tune wright with feel good vibes and sunshine latent energy in “Let Go.” Featuring MNDR, the same vocalist of his hit “Feed Me Diamonds” along with Kele, RAC frontman Andre Allen Anjos proves he can make original tracks just as vibrant as his remixes. For more indie dance artists to check out, click here.
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I’m in a rather privileged position living in Stockholm, a hive of talented musicians where electronic trends seem to be launched. Gone are the days of commercial “EDM” plaguing the trendy, underground places, instead disco has flipped the scene into a Saturday Night Fever feel right with a nu chic groove. Nu disco and indie dance offer listeners a break from the aggressive bleeps of electronic music without compromising dance-ability. They add a much needed musicality element back to the electronic scene through its instrumental nuances and brilliant vocalists, proving as a natural next step in mature electronic pallets. Tastemakers throughout the industry are paying more and more attention to these savvy sub-genres as they start to gain influence.
While Daft Punk propelled the nu disco movement further by featuring Nile Rodgers groovy guitar licks in “Get Lucky,” there are plenty of other names to take note of. The following are producers that will add much needed soul back into your world.
To celebrate reaching 65K followers on Soundcloud, indie-dance master RAC has taken the classic Paul Simon Graceland hit “Under African Skies,” featuring a vocal cover by Troupe Gammage (Speak) and wife Liz Anjos. Spinning the southern twang of the original into a tribal-like indie feel, the track serves as a powerful representation of worlds old and new. RAC’s talent is certainty catching wind with each production outweighing the last making us excited for what’s in the pipeline.Posted by
Michael Jackson, Madonna, Justin Bieber. Just about every artist — legend or popstar, dead or alive — have had songs their remixed by electronic artists. Next up is Bob Marley, whose greatest hits album Legend, will soon be released as a remix album with many of the popular reggae tracks taking on EDM twists. Pretty Lights leads the pack, taking lending his talents to “Exodus,” while RAC will deliver their version of the classic “Will You Be Loved.” Also featured is Jason Bentley for “Is This Love,” along with remixes from Photek, Z-Trip and Thievery Corporation.
Release Date: June 25th
RAC, or André Allen Anjos, is a master of the remix and his two latest — one for Phoenix and one for Steel Train — translate upbeat indie tunes into crossover pop-electronica tracks. RAC knows how to make anything appeal to everyone, and his work here is no different.
It can go without saying that dance music producers have an undeniable love affair with the sultry vocals of the newly dubbed pop princess Lana Del Rey. Whether it is her subtle soothing soul or her lyrical flow, it is clear that producers can’t get enough of her slew of top 10 hits. Throughout 2012, dance music enthusiasts received remixes of Del Rey’s tracks, turning her sweet sound into dance-worthy beats with the help of Gesaffelstein, RAC and AlunaGeorge to name a few.
Dancing Astronaut staffers took note of Gemini‘s rhythmic dubstep version of “Born to Die” as well as LA Riots & GTA‘s joint venture on “Video Games“–strengthening the romance even more. Now Monsieur Adi is here to bring us the latest and possibly best Del Rey revamp to-date — a remix of “Summertime Sadness.” The Frenchman transforms the poppy melody into a noteworthy dance production, skipping between the genres of trap, electro, house and hip-hop. Monsieur Adi fluidly transitions between genres giving listeners an almost five-minute mini mix highlighting the sensual sounds of Lana’s voice before unloading a pumping house beat and finishing with lingering drum kicks.
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In celebration of reaching 25,000 Facebook and Soundcloud fans, RAC, also known as André Allen Anjos, released a nice little cover of Radiohead‘s classic “Climbing Up The Walls” from OK Computer. Switch out Thom Yorke for the vocals of his wife Liz Anjos and you have yourself a slightly more uptempo version that still maintains the darkness and drama of the original. Get your free download below!
The Remix Artist Collective (RAC) has been pleasing the indie and dance music communities since 2007, but we’re only just now being given the chance to look back on some of the lovely tunes birthed by members Andre Anjos, Andrew Maury, and Karl Kling over the last several years with the release of their Chapter One remix compilation album. The group explains the title of the album as representative of the first chapter of their career, indicating there may be much, much more to come.
RAC includes their remixes for tracks like Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ “Home,” Washed Out’s “New Theory,” and Ra Ra Riot’s “Boy” — just to name a few DA favorites. The trio’s first release, a remix for The Shins’ “Sleeping Lessons,” is even featured on the retrospective compilation. In our minds, every single track on this bad boy is worth at the very least a listen and more likely a full-on dance party. It is obvious these dudes know how to twist and mold a track into its most playful and danceable form. We’ve got even more good news for you; the entire album is available for streaming on their Soundcloud page. Check out all of the tracks and stream it after the break.
RAC, or Remix Artist Collective have made a name for themselves by remixing countless indie rock tracks and now, for the first time, their own production is getting the remix treatment. The Magician has sprinkled some of his magic music dust all over RAC’s first single, “Hollywood,” and the result is a perfect summer tune. His remix maintains the feel of the original but with minimal layering adds major funk to the indie dance tune. These dance-y, disco productions have been popping up all over the place lately, taking listeners back in time with their old-school sounds, breaking the mold of the usual, archetypal club mixes. RAC, Penguin Prison, and The Magician are the perfect trifecta and we hope to hear more collaborations from them.
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