Random Promo of the Day: The Knocks & RAC Tag Team for Remixes

When it comes to music, The Knocks and RAC are two artists who’s unique “sounds” go together like peanut butter and bananas: the combination is a little quirky but the end flavor is always unexpectedly delicious. We were delighted to discover that the two recently exchanged remix services to create two stellar edits with a lot of personality.

RAC‘s André Allen Anjos transforms The Knock’s summer time anthem “Classic” featuring Powers. Less pop-y than the original, RAC‘s remix puts the focus on Christina Ru’s infectious sing along vocals and inserts some of Anjos’ original classic guitar riffs to create a softer, more down tempo sound. Whereas the The Knocks‘ original gears more toward the late night house party or hipster discotheque, RAC‘s edit takes us to lazy days on the lake or long sunset drives up and down the coast with your beau.

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On the other side of the coin, The Knocks lent their own personal touch to RAC‘s “Cheap Sunglasses,” which features the always satisfying vocals of Matthew Koma. After several months of heavy rotation, this remix provides just the face lift we needed to refresh our love for this season’s summer hit. When it comes to sound, The Knocks have always been great at taking tracks from the radio to the club. This is no different. Their edit brings in a powerful, muscular bass line that surges to the fore front and transforms this tune into a definite dancefloor weapon. The vocal is the only element that manages to rise above that dominant bassline, taking on a new level of intensity against the darker tone of the remix.

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The remixes coincided with The Knocks‘ announcement of a slew of fall headlining tour dates, as well as live dates where they’ll be supporting RAC. Check out the full list below:

The Knocks Fall Headlining Dates

September 20 – Hellow Fest (Monterrey, Mexico)

November 17 – Corona Theatre (Montreal, QC)

November 20 – Royale Nightclub (Boston, MA)

November 22 – Terminal 5 (New York, NY)

November 24 – Theatre of the Living Arts (Philadelphia, PA)

November 25 – 9:30 Club (Washington, DC)

The Knocks Supporting RCA

October 23 – Terminal 5 (New York, NY)

October 30 – The Danforth Music Hall (Toronto, ON)

October 31 – Altar BAR (Pittsburgh, PA)

November 1 – Concord Music Hall (Chicago, IL)

November 3 – Majestic Theatre (Madison, WI)

November 5 – The Gothic Theatre (Denver, CO)

November 7 – The Crocodile (Seattle, WA)

November 8 – The Crocodile (Seattle, WA)

November 10 – The Commodore Ballroom (Vancouver, BC)

November 14 – The Fonda (Los Angeles, CA)

November 15 – The Warfield (San Francisco, CA)

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