We love a good remix; and by good, we mean a tasteful blend of the original song’s elements with the producer’s signature sound. This is all Grammy-nominated André Allen Anjos, better known as RAC (Remix Artist Collective) has been serving up since our discovery of his rendition of Two Door Cinema Club’s Next Year.
So we couldn’t be more stoked for this Saturday’s The Deep End with RAC – presented by Velvet Underground – Dance and Moonbeats Asia. While he’s made a name for himself over the years with remixes of songs by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (“Zero”) and the Shins (“Sleeping Lessons”), the multi-instrumentalist has set out to expand his repertoire to co-writing and producing songs with collaborators whom he’s never met.
Among his collaborators are Golden Globe-winning composer Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Tegan & Sara, Tokyo Police Club, Katie Herzig, and Cherrytree recording artist Matthew Koma.
This single series, duly titled Strangers, ironically emerges as an “intensely warm and intimate album fueled by RAC’s gift for fusing breezy melody with fresh, forward-pushing sound”. (via)
RAC plays this Saturday, 9 January at Velvet Underground – Zouk. Tickets inclusive of 2 drinks are going at $28/33. For more details, visit the official Facebook Event Page.
Before listening to his co-creations live, we glimpse his songwriting prowess in the form of original hit singles Hollywood and Let Go.