RAC‘s latest remix endeavor is nothing short of spellbinding. The Portland based producer takes on Joywave’s incredibly catchy single “Tongues” (off of their 88888 mixtape), smooths things out and—in typical RAC fashion—breaks the song down to simple yet effective elements. Staccato stabs bounce along with the warm and cozy drums, simultaneously cradling you along and grabbing you by the throat. André Anjos smoothly lassoes in the original’s chords, like an ice-cold glass of chocolate remix milk poured over a bowl of Joywave cereal. It was already good to begin with, but now it tastes that much better.
By far the most interesting tidbit about this piece is that Joywave reimagined and built off of their previous efforts for their new material; the band used recordings from their debut EP, Koda Vista, as the basis for 88888. So at the heart of it all, the most recent product to emerge from RAC’s remix factory is a reinterpretation of a reimagining or, in a way, a remix of a remix. Both versions speak the same language, but with very different accents. Yet the difference is not drastic enough for any meaning to be lost in the translation. Stream them both below.
DOWNLOAD: Joywave – “Tongues (Ft. Kopps) (RAC Remix)”
STREAM: Joywave – “Tongues (Ft. Kopps)”