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.

BUY Dont Talk To EP: smarturl.it/DontTalkToEP

Just Bros – The Chainsmokers Remix ‘Operate’ by ASTR [Indie Prog House] [FREE]

Alex Pall and Drew Taggart certainly know how to remix an indie track. They also know how to gain our attention.

Their latest operation, a remix of the song ‘Operate’ by ASTR, serves to further justify the validity of their style. Personally, when this Rager isn’t rocking out to EDM, he’s chilling on some indie vibes. That being said, what could be better than a combination of both the raw power of electronic  dance music and the melodic bliss that is indie rock? If you dig both genres, like myself, The Chainsmokers are a quintessentially fit to please any listener.

We know that Drew and Alex are super pumped about this song so we couldn’t help wanting to share it with you. This remix seems to have really come together nicely for The Chainsmokers. The duo had this to say about it’s creation:

“With amazing vocals and instrumentation like in the original, this song was sorta true to the expression ‘don’t try to teach an old dog new tricks’…. the song was already so full, so we weren’t trying to revolutionize it, even stripped of its instrumental it had class, it was really just a matter of finding sounds that were simple. We see our remixes as always being these colorful emotional experiences and this whole song is this dark plush sponge of red, and once we found our sounds, within an hour the melody was set, and it was just a question of pouring sand into a bottle of rocks.”

After a few #1 tracks on Hype Machine, these cigarette loving bros are set to blaze. They give all the credit to the people that love them most: the listeners. Well, you’re a listener, aren’t you? How about showing them some love via their SoundCloud and maybe buying a song for once in your damn life!

This song get’s better every time we hear it.

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