Bag Raiders Share New Single ‘Nairobi’
You remember BAG RAIDERS. You had their track ‘Shooting Star’ in your head for weeks after it was released and you just couldn’t seem to get it out again.
The Modular men have kept quite quiet for a few years and really, the only major news we heard about was their move to Los Angeles, but now we finally have some new material from the duo and it’s quite a track they have here.
Their last release was way back in 2012 and now, two long years later, BAG RAIDERS have announced a new EP entitled Nairobi/Savannah. The EP will have four brand new tracks featured in it’s track list and one of the title pieces, ‘Nairobi’ has been released for our listening pleasure.
The track is definitely ready for summer in the northern hemisphere and so while our friends up north will be using ‘Nairobi’ to celebrate their joyous summer, we in Australia will be listening to it in our warm clubs whilst dancing the night away.
Adding a bit of a tropical vibe into their music, which we haven’t heard from BAG RAIDERS before, opening the track with a variety of steel drums and heavy wooden percussion, ‘Nairobi’ definitely lives up to it’s name creating a jungle of synths and samples. The house synths seem to pour themselves into the mix as the track builds itself up with a very upbeat melody. The steel drums seem to be a stand out element as well, with them popping in and out of the track and being the one thing that gets stuck in your head. Strong vocal samples burst out of the organic melody towards the song’s climax and really bring the tropical vibes to their peak. BAG RAIDERS take this track and push it to it’s limit by using their signature house skills to only embellish the tribal features that seem to make ‘Nairobi’ so unique.
Nairobi/Savannah is dropping on July 4 through Modular Recordings and features a variety of remixes including one by one of our favourite Melbourne producers, ROLAND TINGS. BAG RAIDERS have made a superb return and the new EP will surely remind you of why you fell in love with the duo in the first place.
Words by Lauren Payne