|Origin||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Genres||Nu-disco, alternative dance, funky house, synthpop, funktronica, indietronica|
|Labels||Bang Gang 12 Inches, Fool's Gold, Modular|
Bag Raiders are a Dance-pop duo founded in 2006 by mainstays Jack Glass and Chris Stracey. In October 2010 they issued their debut self-titled studio album, which peaked at No. 7 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The duo also creates remixes of other artists' work. Bag Raiders have appeared at multiple festivals, including Stereosonic in 2011 nationally.
In 2009 Bag Raiders were rated at No. 11 on the inthemix website's poll of Australia's top 50 DJs. Their track, "Shooting Stars" was listed at No. 18 in radio station Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2009. In the next year's list, "Way Back Home", reached No. 46.
Bag Raiders are an electro, house duo founded in Sydney in 2006 by mainstays Jack Glass and Chris Stracey. In the mid-1990s they met at the Cranbrook School orchestra practice room with Glass a year ahead playing piano and cello, and Stracey playing violin and clarinet. In 2005, the pair reconnected and started mixing hip-hop and 1970s rock music CDs. As Bag Raiders their musical inspirations include Earth, Wind & Fire, The Brothers Johnson, 808 State and Orbital. The duo are also DJs and create remixes of other artists' work.
On 15 August 2007 Bag Raiders issued their second EP, Fun Punch on Bang Gang 12 Inches and Modular Records.
In 2009 Bag Raiders were rated at No. 11 on the inthemix poll of Australia's top 50 DJs. Their track, "Shooting Stars" was listed at No. 18 in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2009. In the next year's list, "Way Back Home", reached No. 46.
Bag Raiders found success with their song "Shooting Stars", released as a single in 2009. The song peaked at No. 62 on the ARIA Singles Chart and made No. 43 on the ARIA 2009 End of Year Top 50 Australian Artist Singles. The song is popular with supporters at home games of A-League team Adelaide United. The single features a remix by Kris Menace which charted at number one on the ARIA Hitseekers singles chart. In August 2013, "Shooting Stars" re-entered the ARIA Singles Chart, reaching the top 50 at #44.
The single "Way Back Home" from Bag Raiders' self-titled album, Bag Raiders, debuted at No. 77 on the ARIA Charts on 29 August 2010. It charted at No. 38 on the official German Singles Chart on 6 June 2011 after being used in the German Vodafone TV advertisement and later rose to its peak No. 19.
Their self-titled debut album was released on 1 October 2010. It debuted at No. 7 on the ARIA Albums Chart. A third single featuring Dan Black, "Sunlight", was released to Australian radio in November 2010. In February 2011 it peaked at No. 84 on the ARIA Top 100.
TV and advertising
The Bag Raiders remix of "B.T.T.T.T.R.Y." was featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV.
"Shooting Stars" was used in the end credits of an episode (season 1, episode 6) of the HBO series, How to Make It in America.
- Jack Glass – keyboards, producer, remixer
- Chris Stracey – keyboards, producer, remixer
EPs and Singles
- The Bag Raiders EP (24 June 2007, Bang Gang 12 Inches)
- Fun Punch EP (15 August 2007, Bang Gang 12 Inches)
- "Turbo Love!" (16 October 2008, Bang Gang 12 Inches)
- Turbo Love Remixes (3 June 2009, Bang Gang 12 Inches)
- "Shooting Stars" (14 August 2009, Modular Recordings) #44 AUS
- Big Fun EP (10 November 2009, Fool's Gold Records)
- "Way Back Home" (24 September 2010, Modular Recordings) #77 AUS
- "Sunlight" (11 February 2011, Modular Recordings) #84 AUS
- "Not Over" (14 October 2011, Modular Recordings)
- Bag Raiders – "Fun Punch" (Bag Raiders Remix)
- Cut Copy – "Far Away" (Bag Raiders Remix)
- Galvatrons – "When We Were Kids" (Bag Raiders Remix)
- Headman – "Catch Me If U Can" (Bag Raiders Remix)
- Lost Valentinos – "CCTV" (Bag Raiders Vs Van She Tech Remix)
- Lost Valentinos – "Kafka!" (Bag Raiders What Y'All Kno' Bout Seven Remix)
- Muscles – "One Inch Badge Pin" (Bag Raiders Remix)
- Kid Sister – "Pro Nails" (Bag Raiders Remix)
- K.I.M. – "B.T.T.T.T.R.Y." (Bag Raiders Remix)
- Midnight Juggernauts – "Twenty Thousand Leagues" (Bag Raiders Remix)
- Sneaky Sound System – "I Love It" (Bag Raiders Remix)
- Super Mal – "Bigger Than Big" (Bag Raiders Remix)
- ZZZ – "Lion" (Bag Raiders Remix)
- The Ting Tings – "Silence" (Bag Raiders Remix)
Awards and nominations
|2012||"Sunlight" (Daniel Black, Jack Glass, Christopher Stracey)||Dance Work of the Year||Nominated|
|2011||Bag Raiders||Best Dance Release||Nominated|
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- ARIA Top 50 Australian Artists Singles 2008
- "australian-charts.com - Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- Vodafone Fernsehwerbung Ich will schnell sein: Song Way back home
- News | Bag Raiders - Debut Self-titled Album Out October 1 | Modular People
- "APRA Music Awards 2012". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). Retrieved 13 June 2012.
- "Nominations > Dance Work of the Year – 2012". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
- "The Countdown Begins....Nominations Announced". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 11 October 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2012.