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Bag Raiders

Renowned for their remixes and live shows, this synth-driven Sydney duo promise to deliver a panoramic show full of juicy high-tech sweetness. The eighties promised us this would be the future, and they were right.
By Hilary Simmons
November 28, 2010
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By Hilary Simmons
November 28, 2010
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Synth-driven Sydney duo Bag Raiders cut their club teeth remixing the likes of Cut Copy, Midnight Juggernauts, Kid Sister and Lost Valentinos and, after blasting to widespread acclaim on the back of their production debut in 2007, signed to the legendary Modular records. They have been successfully storming the airwaves ever since. Their still-golden single Shooting Stars cracked 2009's Triple J Hottest 100 and their debut self-titled record was nominated for the 2010 J-Award for Australian Album of the Year.

Their self-titled album blends choppy synthesizers, chant-out-loud choruses, blissful filter gems and no-holds barred Hacienda house into a seductive electro pop cocktail. There's more vocal work than in the duos early instrumental releases, including guest spots by Dan Black (Sunlight) and Gisselle Rosselli (Crave You). The record features possibly the only pan-flute club track ever made.

Currently in the midst of a sixteen date Australian tour, Bag Raiders take their keyboards, drum-kits, laptops and decks to The Forum this Saturday. Renowned for their remixes and live shows, Bag Raiders were a massive highlight of Harbourlife last year and promise to deliver a panoramic show full of juicy high-tech sweetness. The eighties promised us this would be the future, and they were right.

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