Mixin’ it up: Bag Raiders
This week, we’re going to the opposite part of the world to bring you a Mixin’ it up from the crazy guys in Bag Raiders (also check their MySpace) from Australia. We told you that 2007 was the year of Oz. The floor is theirs:
“If you want to know something about us, we are 3 dudes called Christopher Brave, Brainzar!!!!!, and Gus da Hoodrat… We DJ/Produce.. At the moment we’re working on a 12” whilst doing remixes and beats for other people. We also produce hip-hop from time to time… Basically we never take anything tooooo seriously, cos for us it’s mostly about fun.. But we do get serious from time to time and we do like a good musics. Here is our bio from our myspace.. which we’re gonna change soon but anyways..
Notorious for breaking just as much equipment as they own, these kids should wear circuit breakers at the bottom of their bell-bottom pants to save themselves from certain electrocution. Or maybe that’s just what they’re looking for… that, and love just a lil’… The Bag Raiders (aka the bag snatchers, the bag sniffers, the bag fillers, the bag heads, the bag boys, the bag pipes) are Christopher Brave, Jack Sabbath and Gus da Hoodrat. There’s a live show (laptop + guitar + keyboards + korg + korg + decks +mpc + cowbell + keytar + mic + thumb piano + anything that goes whhhhaaaeeeeooooozzz) And they also dj. The live show is usually made up of 10 covers of the most basic songs to play in C minor, then maybe one original piece of sloppy popno noise. It’s bastardish, but you dance… The dj sets are a mixture of piss stankin hip hop, slammin teckno fluff rock and micro tonal free jazz… You’ll find all this on the now legendary Bag Raiders mix cd… The Bag Raiders also make music and remix other people’s songs to make them cool in their zillion dollar studio on the bottom of the ocean floor, occasionally surfacing for some air and inspiration. Whhhhhaaaaeeeeeoooozzzz. !! !!!
SHOOBY TAYLOR – LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING
Our Friend put us on to this guy.. He’s a gentlemen amongst men. Recently deceased (R.I.P Shooby, the man.), he was a human horn. He travelled the land impersonating a saxophone. He was a mad fornicator.
THE TONGUE – BAD EDUCATION (http://www.myspace.com/thetongue06)
This the dopeness. Best album of last year (In Brainzar!!!!!’s humble opionion. Shared by many). Plus he shares something in common with our main black turned white homie Michael.
SHANE SKILLZ – I REPREZENT C**T (http://www.myspace.com/shaneskillz)
Gentleman. Scholar. Sage. Prophet. Waste of time. You get the drift….
RED RIDERS – I THINK YOU’RE BLIND
Our favourite song from Red Riders. Great local rock band. Check ’em out. Plus their name kinda looks similar to ours on paper, and that is totally cool with us.
THE GAME FEAT 50 CENT – THIS I HOW WE DO (ACAPELLA)
If you put all three of us together in a body suit would probably get close being as big as these dudes.
BILLY SQUIRE – BIG BEAT
Bring back the big beat, literally.
JUELZ SANTANA – THERE IT GO
Better whistling skills than Peter Bjorn and John, and claude von stroke and all the rest of those whistling rednecks….. hands down (legs up)…
RATATAT – SEVENTEEN YEARS
If only we just sat back and listened to what these guys had to say every so often…. nothing. their music seems to hold most of the words..
MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS – TOMBSTRUCK
Don’t have a clue what they are singing about here, still makes my head go wowzers!
PRESETS – TRUTH AND LIES
All the lies, and all the truths, who’s lying and who’s being honest?? Can you do both at the same time?? We think you can, and still make great music. This is one of our favourite Presets songs. Totally lost behind all the madness that was ‘Beams’.
CHRIS ROCK – TABLE DANCE
Our friend is a total local down at all the strip clubs up in The Cross (our local red light district), when you walk in everyone knows this guy – makes you feel like you are travelling with naked royalty. This is for him, and for you (lovers of the table dance). What am i glass?? Are you listening to me?
NICKY VAN SHE AND DANGEROUS DAN – AROUND THE WORLD (BRAINZAR’S BODYMORE MIX)
Baltimore edit of serious bunch of fun.. Out on Bang Gang 12”s…. sooner than you can say “how fukn long do they take to get this stuff into circulation, i downloaded that like 12 months ago, and am totally over it. Let’s go and listen to some more hip hop and smoke a joint, then go to bed”
EDU K – POP U ZUDA ROCK N ROLL (ACAPELLA)
OH….!!! That’s what a PoPOZuDa is!!! So now we know..
CAPLETON – FIREMAN’S ANTHEM
When it burns.. Someone’s gotta put it out.. Who better to do it then Capleton.
VYBZ CARTEL FEAT ROLLERGIRL – GOOD BUDDY (REMIX)
You can’t beat Vybz.. You can’t beet Jamaica.. You can’t beat the fact that there is about half a million different versions of this riddim floating around…
MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS – SHADOWS
What we are always standing in when hanging out with these guys…
PASE ROCK – LINDSAY LOHANS REVENGE
That girl definitely deserves to have a song just about her. I mean she is totally in the scene, ya know?
TEENAGER – ALONE AGAIN (VAN SHE TECH REMIX)
Another amazing remix from VST, we decided to exclude the totally weird breakdown cos we were confusing ourselves a little too much. If you can wrap your head around it drop us a line and explain whats going on.
BAG RAIDERS – FUN PUNCH
No comment. No, seriously we’d rather not.
MR OIZO – NAZIS (BRAINZAR’S CRUNK JUSTICE EDIT)
Brainzar knocked this one up just after he’d knocked up another intergalactic booty babe. She danced and then she had a baby. We’re still going …. WHAT!…….YEAAAAH!
KIM – B.T.T.T.T.R.Y (BAG RAIDERS WOULD HAVE STOLEN YOUR WALLET AND CHANGED ALL YOUR MONEY TO EUROS AND GONE SHOPPING IN PARIS REMIX)
If you in a nightclub and are standing next to, or even near us you better sew up your pockets. This business is not at all lucrative…. we want your money.
TRILLVILLE – GET ON MY LEVEL (CHRISTOPHER BRAVE’S PEACH PIT EDIT)
Yo, you would never believe this but Steve (from Beverly Hills) was over at our place one late night/early morning kickin it and suddenly he produces this cd from his big head of curly blonde hair, and was like “yo i knocked this one up earlier in garage band, quite nostalgic, no?” .. we killed that mother fucker, cos it was good, and now its ours….
KIM – PARTY MACHINI
Oooooooooh Kim, he’s a party machini.
BONGO DA BULO (ACAPELLA)
Well.. Sometimes you need to get all tropical and tribal.. Ya know? Makes you feel like you’re on holidays sippin on pinacolada’s in a hollowed out pineapple.
EDU K – FUNKERIO BLUE
Funky saggy balls?? That’s what he says right? Man, anyone that has it in them to bust that line out over Jack Black’s riff is destined for a good ol fashioned motor city punch up with the Stripe guy.
DR ALBAN – HALELLUJAH
We wanted to be doctors when we left school. Brainzar wanted to be a brain surgeon (obviously), Brave was into proctology, and Gus was all about the dentistry. Well those plans went to waste til we remembered Dr Alban…. yes, we can still be good people through the world of insanely cheesey dance music.
THREE SIX MAFIA – STAY FLY (ACAPELLA)
Fllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyaahhhhhaahhhhhahhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. Yes we will.
BAG RAIDERS – BRAVE RAVE
Rave, rave, rave, rave, rave, rave, rave.. yeah we are all gonna get sick of this shit pretty quick. But fuck it is fun right now… Hey where is my other wrist band?
HOT CHIP – SHAKE A FIST (DIPLO REMIX)
Diplo and Hot Chip = To L Doc and Hippo ………. we like what you did with it… it sounds good. See you in Africa fools.
MUSCLES – ONE INCH BADGE PIN (THE BAG RAIDERS PROTEIN SHAKE-UP)
Aussie one piece act from Melbourne. Really talented guy with lots to say about lemonade, hammocks, and independence.
THE OUTHERE BROTHERS – DON’T STOP WIGGLE WIGGLE
This is a classic number, all the guys like Switch and Justice and Erol and stuff totally bite their sound… how lame..
WHITENOISE – IT’S WHAT WE DO
This guy is like 18 years old or some shit like that.. nuff said. Actually no, im startinfg to feel drunk now so i am just gonna keep going here – actually no, im gonna stop. yep.
DIZZY RASCAL – STAND UP TALL
Possibly you will get hit with a chair. Then you’ll be dizzy.
SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM – I LOVE IT (THE BAG RAIDERS DUB)
You should hear how gay the vocals are on this track, hence the dub. What are not usually shamed by much, as you may be able to tell by now.. but come on.. we are trying to be cool from now on.
WE RUN THIS – DUKE DUMONT MIX (ACAPELLA)
This shit is our secret weapon. That’s why we ain’t gonna say what it is….no but seriously, it’s:
ATAKAK – OBAA SIMA
This track sounds like the vocals were recorded into a tape deck while another tape deck was playing the instrumental… Some seriously sweeeeet shit..SHHHH.. keep it on the low!..”