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.
Via: SoundCloud (RAC)