My favourite remix artist, Andre (Allen Anjos) brought the talents of his vocally-blessed wife, Liz Anjos to the year 1979 for this Smashing Pumpkins cover. It might make 90’s rock die-hards die a little inside but for the rest of us, it is refreshing and perfectly pop for the year 2011.
1979 (ft. Liz Anjos) – RAC (right-click to download)
And you thought my love affair with Andre Allen Anjos a.k.a. RAC had faded.
Sleep (RAC Remix) – Thomas Tantrum (right-click song title to download or stream below)
Bloc Party frontman Kele, has been exploring his solo career for a while now, which I’m okay with since my favourite thing about that band was always his sexy singing voice.
Remix Artist Collective remixes another track so solid, a parade of elephants couldn’t even knock it down.
Happy Friday everyone xx
Everything You Wanted (RAC Remix) – Kele (right-click to download)
Anamanaguchi is a chiptune punk band from NYC that uses synthesizers, both conventional and unconventional – namely a hacked NES and Game Boy to produce music that sounds like a video game from the mid to late 80s. What’s interesting however, is that they say this isn’t their main influence when producing music. They look to bands like Weezer and the Beach Boys instead. I heart this 8bit nostalgia almost as much as I did super mario bros.
And like always, Andre Anjos takes it one awesome step further.
Airbrushed (RAC Remix) – Anamanaguchi
Andre Anjos has done it again. Do I really need to write something refreshing and smug to convince you all to listen? You should know by now I’m a big time believer in RAC remixes. If you’re still a virgin in this department, I suggest you pop your RAC cherry with a White Arrow. Now.
p.s. love the remix way more than the original.
Coming or Going (RAC Remix) – White Arrows (right-click to download)
Coming or Going – White Arrows (right-click to download)
This is the newest collaboration from Remix Artist Collective (RAC). It is a never-before-heard cover by Tegan & Sara of Steel Train that Andre Allen Anjos has remixed. Perfect track for a midsummer stroll around your favourite neighbourhood. Grab some frozen yogurt and strut the sidewalk.
This Thursday there’s a new movie coming out called Holy Rollers. Starring Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland) and Justin Bartha (The Hangover), the film explores the issue of blind faith and Hassidic drug mules in the late 90s in New York City.
Back in early 2009, RAC’s Andre Allen Anjos signed on to create an original soundtrack for the film, which he has just released less than 12 hours ago. Since the movie was based in the 90s, Anjos decided to only use instruments from this era. I truly respect this hommage to authenticity and it takes his Holy Rollers soundtrack up a notch in my books. The soundtrack is dark and defiant much like the outside world that Eisenberg’s character becomes naively involved with. It reeks of dirty streets, red-lit bars, moral dissonance and sinful secrets….and I can’t get enough.
You can get the RAC x Holy Rollers album by clicking here.
And great news, Anjos is offering all Torontette readers at 20% discount. Just enter the code ‘torontette’ (all lower case), and get your very own copy. Listen to it before tomorrow and you’ll feel very cool when you go see the movie.
Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/holyrollers/
Anjos has also released a single with a few remixes, which you can use the ‘torontette’ discount code for as well. Click ‘er here.