Saturday, April 4 –
Out of Brooklyn, N.Y., alternative rock/hip-hop and electronic music by duo Ratatat continues reverberating through its music as well as in collaborations or remixes that include other big names in the industry. Members Mike Stroud and Evan Mast use their creative and instrumental talents to produce interesting and innovative musical layouts. Working with some of the biggest names in the industry, Ratatat has most recently been credited by Kid Cudi as the talent behind the sample of “Love,” an unreleased track from Cudi’s fourth album, Satellite Flight; the Journey to Mother Moon. “[The] sample is from one of my favorite Ratatat jams ‘Sunblocks.’” Cudi said of “Love” via his soundcloud. “And love to Evan and Mike for allowing me to release it.” Ratatat’s talents were also featured in Cudi’s 2009 Man on the Moon: The End of Day’s tracks “Alive” and “Pursuit of Happiness,” which also features MGMT. Ratatat’s talents alone can be heard on its albums that include Ratatat (2004), Ratatat Remixes Vol. 1 (2004), Classics (2006), Ratatat Remixes Vol. 2 (2007), LP3 (2008) and LP4 (2010). Fans are anticipating a new album to drop in 2015, which many predict will follow suit as LP5. On April 4, Ratatat will be at the Brady Theater with Despot, another artist the duo has collaborated with in the past; Despot’s “Look Alive,” released in 2013, was produced by Ratatat. The audience is sure to be energized be their electric sounds. For more information, visit www.bradytheater.com.