The Remix Artists Collective (RAC) are by no means new to the remix scene. They have been an anomaly for the past few years, dropping consistently solid mixes to already well-known and loved songs. However, they have flown pretty under the radar as far as blogs go, and credit is finally due. Where 2011 was a year of glitchy beats, neon and heavy bass drops, I foresee 2012 as a year fueled by minimalism, the all-powerful synth… and hopefully – for my skin-tone’s sake – less neon and more pastels.
In the past few months, RAC has dropped some arguably better-than-original remixes. In my current favorite, “Love U More” by Sunday Girl, they did so by removing the unnecessarily heady house music-feel and cranking up the classic snyth-pop vibe, which gives the song a much less “epic” and more endearing, simple feel. While I can’t say I’m not a fan of the original, this remix is a refreshing reminder that sometimes heavy house influence isn’t the answer to the pop music scene.
…and maybe it’s because I’m a girl and have feelings and shit, but if the RAC version doesn’t make you want to go frolicking through a field of daisies (or at least crack a smile if daisies ain’t yo’ thang), then you may just have no soul (my apologies to the ginger population).
Sunday Girl – Love U More (RAC Mix)
Remix Artists Collective (RAC)
Location: Portland, OR
Members: André Allen Anjos, Andrew Maury, Karl Kling
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