The Australian duo behind Bag Raiders may be better known for their remixes, but it’s their first full-length album that proves dance music can last long past Saturday night. The infectious synth melodies and steady beats transcend the forgettable house genre with piano riffs, poetic lyrics, and instrumental electro-pop fantasies. Though the self-titled record was released in early 2010, its tracks aren’t of the sickeningly catchy variety that perish into obscurity after a month or two. The creative flair of DJs Chris Stracey and Jack Glass doesn’t go unnoticed in my book, and despite being underrated and overlooked, “Bag Raiders” is perfect for a good time, no matter where you are or who you’re with.
Recommended tracks: Sunlight; Shooting Stars; Prelude; Golden Wings
For lovers of: Passion Pit; Foster the People; Daft Punk