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Bob Marley's Legend To Be Remixed by Pretty Lights & More

It's tough to get rights to songs as coveted as Bob Marley & The Wailers' Legend, much less to give them a dance music spin. Either way Ziggy & Stephen have given the go ahead to a Legend Remixed album, co-produced by the two brothers alongside one of LA's most prominent EDM radio jockeys Jason Bentley, who you may know as the man who lobbied to add a dance music category to the Grammys back in 2004. All suspicions aside, a quick look at the tracklist reveals some of dance music's best candidates for the job. Apart from the obvious Pretty Lights, whose successful remixing career has included takes on Led Zeppelin (the first track we posted on this site), is a long roster of producers who seem to fit the bill. I myself am really anticipating the RAC, Beats Antique, and Thievery Corporation takes on these classic reggae tracks. Surprises on the listing include mashup pioneer Z-Trip and Drum & Bass trailblazer Photek. The album is set for release on June 25 on Island/Def Jam. 


1. Waiting In Vain (Jim James Remix)
2. Stir It Up (Ziggy Marley Remix)
3. Three Little Birds (Stephen Marley and Jason Bentley Remix)
4. Could You Be Loved (RAC Remix)
5. No Woman No Cry (Stephen Marley Remix)
6. Get Up Stand Up (Thievery Corporation Remix)
7. Satisfy My Soul (Beats Antique Remix)
8. I Shot The Sheriff (Roni Size Remix)
9. Exodus (Pretty Lights Remix)
10. Easy Skanking (Stephen Marley Remix)
11. One Love/People Get Ready (Photek Remix)
12. Redemption Song (Ziggy Marley Remix)
13. Is This Love (Jason Bentley Remix)
14. Jamming (Nickodemus and Zeb Remix)
15. Punky Reggae Party (Z-Trip featuring Lee “Scratch” Perry Remix)
16. Buffalo Soldier (Stephen Marley Remix)

By Edward Fancher


"Octopus" - Bloc Party (RAC Mix)


There are many overlooked forms of electronic music that diverge from the typical, mainstream club/festival archetype. Founded by André Allen AnjosRAC (Remix Artist Collective) is a multi-function group which strives to deviate from the EDM norms. RAC had their official remix of "Octopus" published not even a week after Bloc Party had their official release of the original track. The remix is extremely tasteful and expands on Bloc Party’s signature track composition with its use of electro drum samples, synth melodies, electric guitar builds, and many of the original instruments.

Not only does RAC get tasked with remixing, but they are also on the forefront for recording and songwriting directed towards the film, TV, advertising & gaming industries. Notable television clients include Entourage and How To Make It In AmericaHBO being reputable for their great music licensing under the supervision of Scott Vener. RAC is only one of many examples where dance music is starting to assimilate in what have been untouched markets so far - so be on the lookout! 

By Kiren Srinivasan
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