Astronaut Remix Contest [Monstercat]


Our feline friends over at Monstercat and newly acquainted tandem of producers known as Astronaut will be holding a remix competition for Astro’s latest electro house release titled “Rain.” This monster(cat) of a track is currently featured on Dan and Rossy-B’s Quantum EP which recently dropped (January 13th) and is, in this bloggers opinion, top notch overall. A real solid and highly remix-able (for any genre) EP in our professional opinion.

This remix competition held my Monstercat will run through Midnight (GMT) on Sunday, February 9th. Submissions must be uploaded to the contestant’s SoundCloud and then posted as a link on Monstercat’s wall on Facebook. Winners will earn a place amongst the other seasoned veteran producers who will also have their hand in revamping this track.


No, not this one. Idiot.

How could you be so stupid? Does your brain even function?

In the meantime, give a listen to Astronaut’s Quantum EP in order to earn yourself some of those good vibes before locking yourself in your room until early February. Not leaving to bathe or go to work/school. You won’t even be leaving for your mandatory court date. Probably a bad move, but that old lady had it coming…

And as long as you’re wasting time and making bad choices, how about taking a gander at Astronaut’s official UKF music video for their single “Radar,” which includes sporadic and insightful “behind the scenes” commentary from Ross and Dan themselves. Pretty dope.

Rager Onions Presents: The Top 5 EP’s of 2013

The Top 5 EP’s of 2013:

5. Calling all music lovers (and heroes): Adventure Club has no entry fee, and the perks are endless. Amazing music and free cookies. What more could you ask for!

4. One year ago, Skrillex quietly released an EP that just could not be ignored even 12 months later. Leaving isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so get use to OWSLA’s finest to continue paving the path to stardom.

3. A collaborative EP for the ages, Blow The Roof stands as one of Flux Pavilion’s finest ensembles yet.

2. Who would have thought Metropolis Pt. I could be topped? The M Machine did. That’s who.

1. KOAN Sound & Asa crossed a new frontier in electronic music with their eclectic masterpiece, Sanctuary.

Honorable Mentions:

Beware of the Teddy Killerz.

Welcome to The Paragon, home of Paper Diamond.

You’ve never heard of Spektrem? Blasphemy! Enter The Spektrem and have a look and listen.

RAC | “Tourist” Ft. Tokyo Police Club

Hell to the Yeah. This is what we are talking about right here, indie-electro in its most quintessential form.

You may be asking yourself, “What do you mean by that?”

Well it just so happens that Tokyo Police Club is one of the more highly respected indie rock groups around these days. Don’t believe us? Just ask those pretentious messenger-bag sporting douche bags over at Pitchfork Media (anything they rate above a 7 out of 10 is basically pure gold). When we saw that RAC, which actually use to stand for the Remix Artist Collective, teamed up with TPC to produce this jam, “Tourist”, we were as giddy as a pack of rabid schoolgirls gossiping over the cutest boy in class.

In fact, at one point in time, RAC consisted of an actual collective of artists devoted to “change the way things were remixed…taking the focus away from danceability and attempting different and interesting arrangements.” That sounds like the exact definition of indie-electronic dance music. However, now RAC solely exists as the solo project of André Allen Anjos, who continues to pump out fantastic releases using the same principles that founded the original Remix Artist Collective. After briefly browsing through André’s Facebook page, we noticed that RAC actually had 5 of the Top 100 Hype Machine tracks of 2013 and recently reached over one-million followers on SoundCloud. The man is clearly doing something right.

NOTE: An archive of all 156 original RAC remixes can be found HERE.

Despite the fact that this next tune isn’t exactly your typical rager, from this former indie-rocker’s prospective, it’s Grade A euphonic throughout all one-hundred and eighty-six blissful seconds. The somber yet hopeful lyrics of David Monk (Tokyo Police Club) coincide gracefully with the downtempo beat (brass included) provided by André Allen Anjos of RAC.

“Are we strangers forever, or are we strangers for now?” 

“Tourist” will take its’ place as the third track on RAC’s most recent EP release, Don’t Talk To, which can be purchased via the link below.

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