November 5, 2015

Premiere: RAC – Dangerous / Big Data – Let Go


Powerhouses RAC and Big Data kicked off their joint “Going Our Own Way Tour” in Detroit on Sunday and to mark the tour’s start are releasing a 2-track cover exchange EP called “Fair Trade”. On the RAC side, the Portland producer connects with vocalist Pink Feathers for a new take on Big Data’s Alternative #1 “Dangerous” adding Garbage-inspired tinges of 90’s and trip-hop; bands and a sound he “grew up….so I have a lot of affinity for that era.”

For Big Data’s part, RAC’s “Let Go” is spun in a minor key around a cool brusque bass-line. Big Data said in developing the “Let Go” cover, “I really tried to approach it from the melody, first. I sang the melody in my head over and over, and just tried to go with my first instincts as far as how to arrange it. I was trying to imagine the song in a minor key, and then the bassline jumped out at me. As I started to develop the arrangement, I wanted to give the song a bit more of a dusty-sounding feel with my mix. Andre’s original version of the song is mixed so phenomenally and the sounds are so punchy and clear, so I thought it would be a cool contrast to hear it that way. I brought in Lizy Ryan from my live band to sing it with me as a duet.”

The “Fair Trade” EP is out tomorrow on iTunes. We’re very pleased to B3 Premiere both tracks below. Enjoy!

Nov 06 Webster Hall New York, NY
Nov 08 Warsaw New York, NY
Nov 09 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Nov 10 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Nov 12 Mill City Nights Minneapolis, MN
Nov 13 Concord Music Hall Chicago, IL
Nov 14 Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Nov 15 Granada Theater Dallas, TX
Nov 16 Emo’s Austin, TX
Nov 18 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
Nov 20 Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
Nov 22 The Observatory North Park
Nov 24 Showbox SODO Seattle, WA
Nov 25 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
Nov 26 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC (RAC ONLY — w/ Karl Kling & filous) *LIVE SET*

Big Data (Soundcloud)
RAC (Soundcloud)

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