Fools in the Night presents
Bag Raiders (DJ), Classixx (DJ), RAC (DJ)
444 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
This event is 21 and over
Bag Raiders (DJ Set)
Bag Raiders' Jack Glass and Chris Stracey are preparing to bring their glittery electro-house pop jams to the USA, with the announcement of a March/April tour that includes a slot at dance music's mecca - Ultra Music Festival in Miami. The boys have been honing their live show on the Australian summer festival circuit, and are ready to bring some Sunlight to a club near you. Bag Raiders dropped in the US on January 25th, and instantly went Top 10 on the iTunes electronic charts, where it peaked last week at #4. Their album was #2 most added at RPM radio last week, and entered the CMJ RPM most played charts at #32.
"Gigantic, dulce de leche pop that expertly marries tuxedo dance with brazen, hooky vocals. ... Bag Raiders transcends typical dance and pop boundaries, showcasing the creativity of a band at the forefront of modern production. The album will appeal to fans new and old, coming correct with sing-a-long choruses, deep-breath anthems, blissful chill and pure dancefloor energy." - RCRDLBL
Born in the sunny suburbs of Los Angeles, Classixx grew up to be a music school drop-out and a record label drop-out. Classixx are currently living in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. They are currently single. Barely into their twenties, Classixx has begun defining a new sound for the Los Angeles electronic music scene. A refreshing change from the trance and techno inspired Electro that has been dominating dance floors, their Donna Summer'esque grooves have caught the ears of music aficionados, fans and artists alike. With recent remixes for groundbreaking artists such as Phoenix, The Ting Tings, Shiny Toy Guns and The Sounds their funky midtempo sound is turning heads everywhere. This summer they'll be releasing their single, "I'll Get You" featuring Jeppe (Junior Senior), as the debut track from the new collaboration between Kitsune Records and photoblogger Mark TheCobraSnake.
Andre Anjos launched RAC while still a student at Greenville College, a small school of about 1,500 students in Southern Illinois, known primarily for its music program. "It was Thanksgiving break, 2006. I just started contacting people, and then for probably a good six months, trying to get some kind of remix job. I probably annoyed a lot of people." A study in persistence, he finally got the ear of The Shins' manager, who had never before been approached about a remix for the band, but was open to the idea. The subsequent "Sleeping Lessons" remix landed RAC a B-side on the band's UK single. "I was insanely lucky with that one," Anjos says of The Shins' gig. "I need to call them, and, like, thank them." Since that break, RAC has climbed the indie ranks and gone on to remix some of the biggest artists in the world, including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kings of Leon, and U2. Anjos has also become a much sought-after score- and sync-man. He has remixed and produced original music for television (Entourage, 90210, How To Make It In America), film (soundtrack for 2010 Sundance selection Holy Rollers), and advertisements – even landing a Super Bowl ad. "It's gone beyond just remixes," Anjos says. "I'm doing all kinds of other things now."
RAC's debut original single, "Hollywood," featured vocalist Penguin Prison and was released in the spring of 2012 via the Mountain Dew curated record label, Green Label Sound. The track immediately took off, topping all four charts on Hype Machine at once, going to #1 on Elbo.ws and breaking all previous Green Label Sound download records in its first week. Likewise the cowboy-in-LA music video with a cameo by Quentin Tarantino muse Rose McGowan and two remix packages including yet another Hype Machine chart topper by The Magician kept RAC in the spotlight throughout the summer and fall.
RAC can currently be found preparing his debut artist album for release in 2013 as well as a compilation of greatest remix hits from the last four years entitled "RAC Chapter One" for release in November 2012.