On February 19, 2016 Ra Ra Riot released their critically acclaimed album Need Your Light. To celebrate the one year anniversary of its’ release, the band reveal a remix of “Bad Times” by Cesare. This marks the 4th remix the band have shared this year (the #YearOfAbsolutely) and together the 4 tracks will form the upcoming Need Your Light: Remix EP due out March 3, 2017 (Barsuk). Watch “Bad Times (Cesare Good Time Remix)”
Césare Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira, or known simply as Césare, is perhaps more known for his time as a Brazilian football star. Yet since retiring he has led a rather full life outside of football. He has a doctorate in musicology and since leaving football he has begun to remix singles for artists around the world. He is now signed to Kitsune and his first EP was released in 2015 with more music expected this year.
Need Your Light was released last year to world-wide critical acclaim. The album features production from long-time collaborator Rostam Batmanglij. Ra Ra Riot spent last year not only celebrating their 10 year anniversary as a band but also touring the US multiple times where they played to sold-out houses. 2016 was capped off with a massive tour as support for Young The Giant that included a show at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and The Greek Theater in Los Angeles.