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André Allen Anjos’s Remix Artist Collective came on our radar last spring with some inspired Bloc Party and Tokyo Police Club remixes. We’ve kept an ear on the 23-year-old Portuguese artist ever since, and late last year cooked up with André the idea of compiling previously unreleased remixes to celebrate RAC’s first year. Today we bring you that mix, titled Stereogum Presents… RAC Vol. 1, as a free 9-track MP3 download and embeddable flash player. Here’s the tracklist:

1. Bloc Party – Helicopter (Intro)
2. Bloc Party – Hunting For Witches (RAC Mix) (extended)
3. Au Revoir Simone – Sad Song (RAC Mix)
4. Tokyo Police Club – Nature Of The Experiment (RAC Mix)
5. Ra Ra Riot – Manner To Act (RAC Mix)
6. Robbers On High Street – Across Your Knee (RAC Mix)
7. You Say Party! We Say Die! – Like I Give A Care (RAC Mix)
8. Femme Generation – Orlando Boom (RAC Mix)
9. Chromeo – Fancy Footwork (RAC Mix)

Two of those have appeared online before, but they’ve been extended and changed. The rest are new to you. André’s remixes are not meant for clubs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dance to them.

LINER NOTES
One of the main reasons I started RAC was out of frustration with the current remix scene. I was just plain bored with the lack of variety at the time. Things have definitely come along just in the past year or so with more and more bands remixing each others songs. I strive to create remixes for music lovers who want to hear the song re-invented, not just re-interpreted and chopped up. I hope people experience the original songs in a different way that not only complements the original, but takes them somewhere else.

The idea behind RAC Vol 1 was simply to celebrate that idea by compiling songs that we felt should flow together, and just like most DJs create an in-depth organic mixtape of sorts without the need to stick to particular genre. I love all of the bands included and it’s probably the only “mix” on which you’d hear both Robbers On High Street and Chromeo. One of the main criteria when choosing the bands was the variety intended, but above all, the quality of the original songs. Many artists have remix albums that are simply collections of past work, but this one was built up from the start for this purpose.
-André Allen Anjos (above photo by Jon Duenas)

COVER (by J3 and Akutou; click for larger version)

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THANKS
To J3 and Akutou for the artwork. To all the bands and labels who allowed their work to be remixed and presented here for free. Most of all to André Allen Anjos, who put this whole thing together just for Stereogum readers. He will be touring soon with his band The Pragmatic, and you can check out their MySpace here. Now taking requests for Vol. 2

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Comments (96)
  1. Chris S.  |   Posted on Jun 11th, 2008 0

    I shall proclaim this as my “mix of the day.”

    Great mix! Thanks Stereogum! ;-)

  2. nick  |   Posted on Jun 11th, 2008 0

    this would be the perfect soundtrack for a 2006-themed party.

    • must remove dated music from library (no mind if it’s still fun to listen too). library must only include unreleased music and nothing older than 4 months.

      love the mix

  3. Chris S.  |   Posted on Jun 11th, 2008 +1

    Is it just me or does the “Hunting for Witches” Bloc Party link not download? Umm… Help?

  4. Thanks Stereogum! I look forward to listening to this.

  5. amazing.

  6. Chris S.  |   Posted on Jun 11th, 2008 0

    Fixed Scott! Thanks man. :-)

  7. jorge  |   Posted on Jun 11th, 2008 0

    how come the helicopter remix is only a couple seconds long?

  8. Hey Jorge,
    it’s pretty short because it’s intended to be an intro :)

  9. André, how many times do you show up in that artwork??? :) – excellent compilation though.

  10. Karina  |   Posted on Jun 11th, 2008 0

    RAC has delicious remixes! What got me as a fan is TPC Be Good Remix.
    Love your stuff!!! Thanks for the mix!!! Looking forward to new stuff in the future! :D

  11. Well, I’m stoked.
    Awesome.

  12. Glenn  |   Posted on Jun 11th, 2008 0

    A mix with all songs in one file would be nice. Otherwise it’s just a playlist made up of individual songs.

  13. I had a few of these individually. So sweet to have the full set!!!

  14. I’ve been loving RAC’s remixes. A lot of RAC’s work is streamable (with some downloadable) on thesixtyone.

  15. so much awesome. and I’m not just saying that because I work here.

  16. Amazing amazing amazing post! Thanks!

  17. casta  |   Posted on Jun 12th, 2008 0

    isnt this really similar to the mix flosstradamus did for vice records a few months back?

  18. That Ra Ra Riot one is killer.
    I used to play the “Hunting for Witches” one a lot, I don´t remember where I downloaded it from.

    Excelent work RAC, keep it up.

  19. this is fantastic
    that is my favourite TPC song haha
    havent heard the other bands besides bloc party but im downloading the album right now i bet it will be great
    thanks =D

  20. Best remixer around…

  21. Kristoffer  |   Posted on Jun 13th, 2008 0

    Is this the artist formerly known as DJ Allen? Seems very familiar.

    • haha.. yeah kris
      long time since that name

      • Kristoffer  |   Posted on Jun 13th, 2008 0

        Knew that intro sounded famliar, great job with this collection. Your old Copeland remix and two Bloc Party – Helicopter remixes have been on my iPod for a couple of years now.

  22. this kicks total ass

  23. karl  |   Posted on Jun 13th, 2008 0

    way to go!

  24. Tyler  |   Posted on Jun 13th, 2008 0

    Big fan of RAC’s remixes! Love every single one this guy does. Radiohead – Nude remix was gold! Seriously can’t wait to see what comes from RAC next

  25. Eva  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2008 0

    SWEEEEEET!

  26. Andre’s band The Pragmatic is sick, too. myspace.com/thepragmatic

  27. rupe  |   Posted on Jun 16th, 2008 0

    the cover made me think hot chip would be on this. oh well, its awesome anyway.

  28. please this is my adress please
    ashaiman no.2 j.h.s
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    thank you very much

  29. hounddog  |   Posted on Jun 18th, 2008 0

    nice! love that Femme Generation remix, i want to hear more of them.

  30. Great remixes Thanks a lot

  31. I love the cover art. Currently my repeating desktop.

  32. way to go man

  33. Excellent remixes. Great choices put together nicely. Pretty good cover art too. Party Time. Get Funky. Can’t wait til the next.

  34. superb mix!
    thank you André and thank you Stereogum.
    For vol.2 please consider Arcade Fire.

  35. johnnybegood  |   Posted on Jun 30th, 2008 0

    love the artwork and the mixes. thanks, all the way from belgium!

  36. Felicio  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2008 0

    Great job! One of the best mix ever!!!
    Hugs.
    Luiz Felicio Junior.
    Rio de Janeiro.Brazil.

  37. That was a nice piece of Music!

  38. brian  |   Posted on Jul 4th, 2008 0

    how bout some yeah yeah yeahs…. and i think rac’s back in your head remix is second only to hunting for witches… yeah rac’s remixes are reliably awesome

  39. that is SO cool. i love this.

  40. This Shit is hella gay  |   Posted on Jul 7th, 2008 0

    GAY!

  41. Great mix! Thanks for this.

  42. simone  |   Posted on Jul 17th, 2008 0

    this is so great. sadly the only artist i know is tokyo police club, but im lovin the intro and orlando bloom “4 5 7 8 9 wooo woooo wooooOOO!” :) thanks stereogum

  43. harrumph  |   Posted on Aug 19th, 2008 0

    does nobody else think of Skrewdriver when they see RAC?
    unfortunate name . . .

  44. I’m super lovin these remixes! thanks for taking the time and putting them into the zip. appreciate it!

  45. This just made my day.

  46. André  |   Posted on Nov 3rd, 2008 0

    Here´s what bugs me , i´m portuguese and i’ve never eard of him (and my name´s also André … funny)

  47. João  |   Posted on Nov 7th, 2008 0

    Grandes remixes andré!já sigo o teu trabalho à algum tempo.continua! abraço

  48. Jami  |   Posted on Dec 3rd, 2008 0

    i got here on accident really, but im glad cause dis mix is gr8t!! ^_^

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