Bag Raiders share pensive new single ‘Letting Go’
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‘Letting Go’ is out now, buy/stream it here.
Bag Raiders today drop their latest release in a stream of new music, the shuffling ‘Letting Go’. LISTEN HERE.
Shifting their impulses from shuffling, warped sample-led percussion as on their previously released ‘UR Heart’ and ‘Never Forget’, Bag Raider‘s latest release ‘Letting Go‘ is a pensive, fast-paced mantra. In this latest era, Chris and Jack‘s music is dedicated to the emotional ties of club spaces and dancefloors, serving today a single devoid of indulgent hubris, but instead, presenting a vessel and means for release.
Of their latest release, Jack shares, “This tune is about body feel, freeing the mind and submitting. On the dancefloor, in life, whenever. We can all use a bit of letting go.” Chris elaborates, “Letting Go is about liberation, sometimes we don’t allow ourselves to live the full potential of our experiences because we’re holding on to expectations or insecurities or other baggage that brings us down, and one of the best places to drop all of that is on the dancefloor.”
Following the success of their 2019 sophomore LP Horizons, Bag Raiders‘ recent stream of releases arrived in the wake of their newly minted label Broken Head Records, both of which accumulated international praise from BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, Danny Howard and Sarah Story, KISS FM UK’s Sam Divine, Ben Malone and TCTS, Apple Music 1 and triple j with the coveted Friday Mix.
Wider praise arrived from the likes of DJ Mag, EARMILK, Pilerats, EDM.com, and Stoney Roads, with a stack of streaming playlists including the Monster Dance cover and global DJ support from TOKiMONSTA, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, A-Trak, Fouk, Adana Twins, Dom Dolla, John Digweed, Eelke Kleijn and Oliver Heldens.
The project of Jack Glass and Chris Stracey, not many artists have had an immense effect on the youth of today quite like Bag Raiders. Whether that be sound-tracking many a sweaty night on a dancefloor, sing-a-longs at some of the biggest festivals in the world, or even becoming the anthem to one of the most iconic moments in the internet’s history, the electronic duo have done it all; and are ready for more.
Their place as stalwarts in the dance community for over a decade comes after releasing a slew of cult-favourite singles and signing to dance-powerhouse Modular Records, which saw the duo release their debut self-titled record in 2011. The record debuted at #7 on the ARIA Charts and snagged them a ‘Best Dance Release‘ nomination at that year’s ARIA Awards. A part of that record was the single ‘Shooting Stars‘ which has amassed over 4 billion streams online, clocked over 32 Platinum or Gold plaques worldwide and had a cultural impact beyond anyone’s expectations. Now their eyes are firmly set on the future.
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