It's open season for budding producers to remix Bag Raiders' latest club single 'Nairobi' after the band blasted this invitation:
We're throwing up the parts for 'Nairobi' on Soundcloud for anyone out there who wants to have a stab at a remix, steal our drums, whatever. Sharing is caring!! Love, Bag Raiders xxx
'Nairobi' is the lead cut of their latest Club EP, featuring two dancefloor bound originals and remixes by Zombie Disco Squad and Roland Tings. It's now available worldwide through Modular via iTunes and all good digital retailers.
This remix comes as part of the forthcoming club EP Nairobi / Savannah, out tomorrow (July 4) AUS, July 7 UK/EU, July 8 USA.
Following the recent premiere of their first new music in 3 years, Nairobi, Bag Raiders are sharing the second track from their forthcoming club-ready EP - Savannah.
Chris Stracey and Jack Glass, aka Bag Raiders, have been hard at work crafting album #2, basing themselves in LA as they labor over the follow up to 2010's self-titled debut. However, they've continued to make deeply satisfying club music in tandem, and the immediacy and excitement of two recently-recorded lethal tracks has prompted a standalone EP, breaking their release drought of almost three years.
The EP will be released via Modular on July 4 (AUS), July 7 (UK/EU), July 8th (USA), and will feature two original club tracks, Nairobi and Savannah, each paired with a remix.
We're letting Nairobi loose today.
BAG RAIDERS US DATES
Friday, June 13: Making Time @ The Dolphin, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, June 14: Verboten, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, June 15: Saguaro Hotel, Palm Springs, CA
Saturday, August 9: Vinyl, Denver, CO
With the mix comes a hint at what's in store for 2014 - new music from the duo that brought you massive hits Way Back Home, Sunlight and Shooting Stars.
"2013 has been a year of working on a new album. A year of living in Los Angeles, taking a lot of hikes, eating a lot of kale and getting in tune with a lot of vibrations. It's been a year of discoveries also, mostly the discovery that real life can be stranger than fiction, and that the future is now, and that everything can kill you.
Here are some things i found out about in the science/tech world that blew my mind throughout 2013 and how they could probably kill you."
To celebrate 15 years of Modular Recordings, and the opening of our new London office, for the next month we're offering 15 or so Modular records at special prices in stores around the UK - including hit releases from Cut Copy, Pond, The Presets and Tame Impala.
Additionally, buying a Modular record at participating stores will also get you the Modular Supersampler, a ten-track CD featuring rare cuts from Tame Impala, Cut Copy, Bag Raiders and more.
Confirmed participating stores so far:
Not in the UK? You can still be part of it - drop an email to email@example.com with your address and the subject line 'Supersampler' and we'll send ten copies to ten randomly selected people, wherever you live.
Modyssey is a trip through recent releases from the Modular Recordings catalogue. Taking in a choice range of singles, remixes and deep album cuts, it includes the likes of Tame Impala, Cut Copy, Canyons, The Presets, Bag Raiders, Pond, Young Dreams and more.
The Mod-centric compilation has been sold exclusively through Urban Outfitters UK (still available). It is now available to the fine people of Europe and the UK via iTunes, Beatport and your favourite record stores.
The Bag Raiders boys, procrastinating from recording their new album in the studio, jumped into the YouTube black hole and came back out holding a playlist of some top-shelf beach jams. Could be a coincidence, but it fits perfectly ahead of their weekend stay in a couple weeks time on the island paradise of Hvar in Croatia for FOR 2013.
Bag Raiders will be taking control of the decks on the Saturday night alongside 2manydjs, James Murphy and more. Full line-up here.
Modular is proud to announce FOR 2013, an intimate, luxurious music experience, taking place on the Croatian island of Hvar, June 21st through 23rd, 2013.
The line-up features Tame Impala, Solange, James Blake, 2manyDJs (DJ Set), James Murphy (DJ Set), Nicolas Jaar, Bag Raiders, Tensnake, Canyons, Jacques Greene, Kate Boy, Horse Meat Disco, Young Dreams, SymbolOne and more to come...
Only 2000 tickets will be available for this event. They are on sale now as 3-Day FOR passes, get yours here.