RAC City, Trick; RAC, RAC City, Trick!

Remix Artist Collective - Beauty Ballroom, Austin, TX

Apologies in advance for the misleading title; this post is not about Tyga and what SPIN magazine considers the best song on the radio right now (which I admit, is probably the best song on the radio right now).

Anyway, this is about a different RAC – the Remix Artist Collective, who I had the pleasure of seeing at a brand-spanking-new venue in east Austin this past weekend. As an extension of the already popular Beauty Bar, the bigger, but equally glittery Beauty Ballroom is an intimate space to watch music, drink and dance.

And boy, was there dancing! (and drinking, naturally)

Andre and Andrew, RAC DJs

I’ve always liked the RAC DJs. Remixing existing songs that are already pretty good on their own is a tricky art. The RAC DJs somehow transform remixed songs into tracks that are different enough to sound interesting while maintaining the integrity of original songs. Tis a delicate balance.

Saturday’s set list included: Houdini by Foster the People, Static on the Wire by Holy Ghost! and Blue Jeans by the ever polarizing Lana Del Rey. Crazy bitch. As the clock approached 2 and the lights turned on, the boys ended with the only too appropriate single Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and my friends and I happily hopped in a cab and went Home.

Check out their medley of the best songs from last year – it’s rad.

RAC 2011 Zeitgest Mix for 2011:


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