“Shooting Stars” – Bag Raiders
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 (where I heard it). In the next year’s list, “Way Back Home”, reached No. 46.