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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Coyote Kisses – Thundercolor EP [Chill Space Punks][Artist Spotlight]

A change of pace is always nice.

Coyote Kisses has done EDM listeners a solid with the release of their latest EP titled Thundercolor. In an effort to stray away from becoming simple, “cookie-cutter complextro producers” and “womp, womp bro-steppers,” Bryce Bresnan and Joe Sussingham have taken a vow. They promise to be more than just the norm. The tandem of producers have crafted their own sound that they fittingly dub “Space Punk.”

Whatever they call it, we love it.

The group is comprised of two lifelong friends whose grass roots emanate from their hometown of Lakeland, Florida. The duo have since parted ways to attend college – one to Lexington, Virginia and the other to Sarasota, Florida. But, distance appears to be no burden for Bryce and Joe. Their first taste of success came about last year, when their single ‘Acid Wolfpack‘ reached the coveted number one spot on Hype Machine (on the first day!). This gained the attention of many labels.

After re-releasing ‘Acid Wolfpack’ and their first EP on Burn the Fire Records, Coyote Kisses got the nod from Interscope to remix Carly Rae Jepsen’s incredibly popular single Call Me Maybe. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Other notable accomplishments of theirs include: winning Mad Decent’s remix competition of the song ‘Titan‘ by Clockwork and beating out 1400 other contestants to win the popular vote in OWSLA’s ‘Days to Come‘ Beatport contest. Lord knows we cannot count that high so according to Google, 1400 is A LOT.

With the release of their sophomore EP Thundercolor, CK has combined influences of punk rock, future bass and many other styles to synthesize something completely unique. The new sound is truly indicative of the talent these two gentlemen possess. Each song on the EP is elegantly composed and gracefully layered, with a special attention to detail. Coyote Kisses use of modulated guitar and bass (yeah we mean an actual, tangible instruments) makes these four tracks unlike most things you will come across in EDM. To experience the full-effect, wear some dope-ass headphones when listening. You will not regret it.

And whatever you do, DO NOT leave this page without listening to ‘This Is How You Know,’ because that track is how we know Coyote Kisses is going places in twenty thirteen.

Blondfire – Walking With Giants (Shreddie Mercury Remix) [HAPPY][FUNKY]

Without further ado, we bring you an emerging artist from College Town USA, and one of the greatest cities in the history of mankind – Columbia, Missouri. Also known as COMO (we’re allowed to call it that).

At the ripe age of 22, Shreddie Mercury has already made a name for himself. And winning the Interscope Records/Beatport competition for the best remix of Zedd’s ‘Spectrum’ was just the beginning. Zedd hand picked his remix as the best out of 2,500 entries. Something tells us that luck didn’t play a major role.

We believe Jonathan Kane brings something new to the table, that much-needed complexity to house music. On his Facebook, he describes his sound as “a gripping style of electro house and emotionally complex synth lines.” Sounds rad. From the sound of it, this young man was built to remix. And his new release of ‘Walking With Giants’ by Blondfire is no slouch. The funky intro gets the listener ready to move. So queue the build, que the drop, que the dance party.

A wise man once said “the bigger they come, the harder they fall.”

Try not to fall too hard over this one.