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RAC – This Song feat. Rostam (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas Remix)

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Listen to Lindstrom & Prins Thomas’ remix of This Song by RAC ft. Rostam

Acclaimed artist RAC (pronounced Ar-Ay-Cee) – known as Andre Allen Anjos – has released a new remix of his current single “This Song” from space disco titans Lindstrom & Prins Thomas. “This Song” is from RAC’s highly anticipated new album out this summer via Counter Records. The original track features vocals from songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist ROSTAM, formerly of Vampire Weekend, who has collaborated with Solange, Frank Ocean, Hamilton Leithauser, RA RA Riot and more.

Taking RAC’s electronic-pop format into the clubs, the Lindstrom & Prins Thomas’ interpretation of ‘This Song’ is an eight and a half minute epic that takes the listener on a journey – expanding on the track’s arrangement with polyrhythmic percussion, immersive pads and a euphoric sound that’s tailor-made for terrace parties all summer long.

Of the remix, Anjos says: “I’ve been a huge fan of Lindstrom and Prins Thomas for many years now and it’s so cool to be on the other end of this. I really love what they did with this song and it gives it another dimension.”

RAC has also confirmed select DJ sets at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade and Ibiza’s Ushuaia. See below for complete tour details.

Most recently, Anjos won a Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording of Bob Moses’ “Tearing Me Up”, making him the first Portuguese artist to win a Grammy.

Tour dates:
July 12—Los Angeles, CA—The Echo
July 14—Brooklyn, NY—Rough Trade
July 23—Ibiza, Spain—Ushuaia
Aug 11-13—San Francisco, CA—Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
Sep 22-24—Las Vegas, NV—Life is Beautiful Festival

Video: Penguin Prison – Show Me The Way

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New York-based producer/songwriter Penguin Prison (aka Chris Glover) has released the music video for “Show Me The Way”, the latest single co-written with DJ/producer RAC from his album Lost In New York and directed by Peter Toh.

Last week, Penguin Prison released his “Show Me The Way” Remix EP on Downtown Records and now he premieres the title track’s official music video. The NY born & bred producer, singer-songwriter & DJ, Christopher Glover, has made quite a name for himself while forging a new creative stream of limitless boundaries with his unique style of electronic pop. “Show Me the Way” Remix EP has already gained positive attention. In support of his release, he will be on tour this Spring.

In our conversations about “Show Me The Way”, Chris explained the feeling of being lost in his hometown, NYC, and his thoughts on escape. We talked about the disorienting effects of overlapping territories; familiar and foreign, natural and digital, past and future. So I wanted to create a scenario where these spaces are indistinguishable and inescapable, where time itself is non-linear, and where the depth of the song’s lyrics could be emphasized. Both digital video and 3D film stills were shot outside of the city in the Catskill mountains and East Hampton. The footage was manipulated to reinterpret how time operates and what nature looks like. I tried to imagine Chris navigating a landscape which is both familiar and alien, natural and digital, lost in space but also lost in time. – Director Peter Toh

‘Show Me The Way Remix EP’ was released on February 5 on Downtown Records via iTunes and Spotify. For tickets and the most up to date list of tour dates,visit:
smarturl.it/PenguinPrisonTour

Penguin Prison – Show Me The Way (Cesare Remix)

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New York-based producer/songwriter Penguin Prison (aka Chris Glover) has released Cesare’s remix of ‘Show Me The Way’ – the latest single co-written with DJ/producer RAC from his album Lost In New York. Working under the Parisian label Kitsune Maison, enigmatic Brazilian producer Cesare puts a funky, upbeat spin on the original with a trademark deep, soulful-house rework.

Penguin Prison is a sexy boy like myself. I wanted to make a song that people could dance nude to” Cesare

The remix is taken from the Show Me the Way Remix EP to be released February 5 on Downtown Records.

TRACKLISTING:
1. Show Me The Way
2. Show Me The Way (The Knocks Remix)
3. Show Me The Way (Taylor Wise Remix)
4. Show Me The Way (Cesare Remix)
5. Show Me The Way (Bahner Cheerleader Remix)

UPCOMING SHOWS
February 9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
February 10 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
February 12 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

RAC – Let Go feat. Kele & MNDR (Krystal Klear Remix) [Arty Rework]

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With the original released in 2013, RAC’s ‘Let Go’ featuring Bloc Party’s Kele and electronic vocalist sensation MNDR has received a reboot for 2015 from Arty and Krystal Klear.

Arty’s pedigree in dance music, although still only 25, is fully realised. As the first ever signing to Insomniac/ Interscope’s joint label venture for a full album project in the summer of 2015, his debut single ‘Up All Night’ was a huge hit. He has crafted exceptional remixes for the likes of London Grammar, OneRepublic and Porter Robinson and his signature talent has seen him as a mainstay in the DJ Mag Top 100 since 2010 with no sign of moving.

Running along a close parallel, Krystal Klear is strongly affiliated with London radio collective Rinse FM, while releasing on his own Cold Tonic label, collaborating with artists such as Yasmin and remixing the likes of Sky Ferreira and Rudimental.

Already one of the more heartfelt moment in RAC’s back catalogue, Arty and Krystal Klear have injected a subtle pulse into ‘Let Go’, upping the tempo slightly and adding a more infectious, dancefloor-ready beat to the original. By by concealing delicate synth flourishes within the track’s guitar heavy backing, the duo have achieved a feel-good anthem that not only inspires happiness through its pop sensibilities, but is geared towards the club with an almost euphoric build up into the track’s chorus, creating something that is in equal parts contemporary dance music and endorphin driven pop innocence.

Buy RAC ‘Let Go ft. Kele & MNDR’ (Krystal Klear & ARTY Rework) here.

Pink Feathers – Invisible Lines EP

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Delicate and divine, Pink Feathers (aka Liz Anjos) is the Hepburn of indie pop. A penchant for songwriting and performing throughout her life has finally taken full form as Liz prepares her solo endeavor Pink Feathers and her debut EP.

The past has seen Liz collaborating with Andre Anjos of RAC on a series of saccharine covers, including the 90s woefully pop favorite “Lovefool” by The Cardigans, followed by her first original single “In A Spell,” an inspired blend of pop and songwriting whose free release brought the first colors to Pink Feathers.

Close to a year later, Pink Feathers follows up with her EP (produced by RAC) that introduces indie electronic elements to cohesive four-track collection, Invisible Lines. Dipping in and out of tempo and melody, Invisible Lines acts to accelerate the momentum gained from “In A Spell” with a handful of singles that brandish vocal prowess as gracefully as technical dexterity.

Below you can stream the two EP tracks, “Ghosts” and “Keep Pretending”. “Invisible Lines” is out on December 2nd 2014.

Video: Digitalism – Wolves feat. Youngblood Hawke

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Digitalism released their brand new single ‘Wolves’ featuring Youngblood Hawke yesterday through their own Magnetism Records. Having hinted at a change in direction with a soundcloud-only release at the start of the year, Hamburg duo’s ‘Wolves’ is the first proper single that further underlines this new direction. The track features Youngblood Hawke and aims to marry their own trademark European electronic sound with the US bands catchy, indie-pop vibes.

The track has be given the deluxe remix treatment it deserves with Ed Banger favorite Riton, fellow German duo Booka Shade and the legendary RAC serving up their own reworks of the original.

Watch the official video and stream all remixes below.

Video: Moullinex – To Be Clear feat. Iwona Skwarek

Here’s the video for Moullinex‘s disco single “To Be Clear”, featuring vocals from Iwona Skwarek (of Rebeka). The “To Be Clear” EP is out now on Discotexas, backed with remixes by Zimmer (stream below), RAC and Kraak & Smaak. The instrumental version of the Kraak & Smaak’s remix is available for free here. Directed by Benjamin Shearn.

Video: RAC – Let Go feat. Kele, MNDR

Here’s the official and creepy video for Portland’s producer André Allen Anjos, a.k.a. RAC, superb new single “Let Go”, featuring Bloc Party’s Kele and MNDR. The track will appear on RAC’s upcoming four-track EP “Don’t Talk To”, due out on October 14 via Cherrytree / Interscope. As a bonus, stream Krystal Klear’s remix of “Let Go” below. Video directed by Michael Dwyer.