Bag Raiders are Jack Glass and Chris Stracey. Bursting onto the global dance scene as acclaimed remixers and club DJs du jour, it wasn’t long before this talented pair began to compose and craft their own tunes under the Bag Raiders moniker.
In October 2010, Bag Raiders unleashed their stunning, self-titled debut upon the world, it subsequently debuted at an impressive #7 on the ARIA albums chart and spawned 3 hit singles, the ARIA certified Gold selling ‘Shooting Stars’, ‘Sunlight’ and ‘Way Back Home’. The latter was featured as part of a major Telco commercial in Germany and the song has since surpassed Gold status in that territory. The band have enjoyed further global sync success with their music featuring in campaigns across the U.S., Europe, Asia and of course at home in Australia.
The debut album featured a handpicked slew of special guests including Dan Black, Rhys Taylor (Ted & Francis), Simon Jones (The Holidays), Gisselle Rosselli (Crave You) and Martin Solomon (Wim). With such a collection of immensely talented vocalists, the album transcended the traditional techno mandate and became an electronic album boasting a rare level of pop song-craft.
After 18 months of sold-out headlining shows, appearances at iconic international festivals including Ultra (USA), Melt (Germany) and Lovebox (UK) as well as main stage appearances at Australia’s Parklife, Stereosonic and Good Vibrations, the time has come for Bag Raiders to retreat to the studio without distraction to prepare their eagerly awaited follow-up album.
Chris and Jack are bunkered down in a secret LA studio armed only with ramen noodles, coffee and vintage synths. Expect exciting new sounds from the duo soon.