EDIT: currently sitting at #2 on the iTunes Electronic charts! Whaat?
RAC started a little over 5 years ago and this is in many ways a celebration of that. I wouldn’t be writing this without your support so I can’t tell you how grateful I am. Sometimes I spend an hour or two liking every tumblr post that talks about us. It just means that much.
I think we have a serious chance at making into some kind of iTunes chart, so tell your friends and help us spread the word.
A few months ago during SXSW there was one band that I absolutely needed to see. I had heard rumors but seeing them perform live definitely validated all of that. It completely blew me away. A 14 piece disco band called Escort !
With this remix I knew I needed to keep it disco, but I decided to give it a little more of an italian flair.
Happy Monday everyone! Another mix of tunes to help you get through the week. We have a variety of music for you… from another great remix by our favorite collective RAC, to a weekend bonus from our good friend Sean Wallace, aka Metalectric. Definitely a talented producer, looking forward to his original tracks!
If you were to take a journey through our iTunes, you’d find yourself overwhelmed by the number of remixed songs. From one-hit wonders to consistent bangers, remixers have always made a name for themselves through their creative interpretations of original tracks. In many cases, nothing beats the original. However, some songs may never reach the ears of the masses unless they’re touched by a talented remixer. This is the basis in which we bring you this edition of our Artist Spotlight.
We’re certain you’ll agree that interpretations done by Remix Artist Collective (better known as RAC) are just as fantastic, if not better.
Andre Anjos, founder, created RAC in 2007 under the mission statement to “maintain a style of remixing that strays from the ‘club mix’ archetype, creating new incarnations of songs that stem from the original structure…” and above all else, “strive for excellence and good taste regardless of genre”. First, Andre began collaborating internationally with former members Chris Angelovski (RAC Crookram Mix) and Aaron Jasinski (RAC Jasinksi Mix). Now with producer/engineer/mixer Andrew Maury (RAC Maury Mix) and songwriter/producer/DJ Karl Kling (RAC Kling Mix), RAC has produced 6 albums and over 100 re-interpretations. Andre & Karl represent RAC at shows as RAC DJ and have begun touring North & South America. [As we write this, RAC DJ is currently tearing it up at Republic Live alongside Steve Aoki and the rest of the Dim Mak Records crew, finishing up their 11th SxSW performance in 9 days.]
What we enjoy most about RAC is their remarkable ability to re-interpret the feeling of a song without sacrificing quality and still capturing it’s original essence…not to mention their excellent taste in music, remixing the likes of Ra Ra Riot, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Bloc Party. In addition to remixes, RAC’s artists have had their hands on musical productions for various projects. Television shows Entourage, How To Make It In America, and 90210 feature writings/recordings from Andre & co.
But enough talking, we’ll let the music do all the spotlighting from this point on. Sit back, relax, and groove!