In his first official (legally licensed) cover, L.A.’s underground Hip-Hop-meets-everything dynamo Anacron takes The Virgins breakout hit “Rich Girls” to new heights; re-working the producing, playing, and performing of the hit tune in a typically atypical fashion. Wrangling every live instrument and programming tool within reach, Anacron has splashed a funky glaze onto the already rocking composition, making it an eclectic yet danceable extension of the original that rolls completely into it’s own genre-unspecific lane. Stream or share “Rich Girls” b/w “Schwing” here.
The official music video, filmed, directed, and edited by Anacron and styled by Eric Duran, stars Hollywood actress Minni Jo Mazzola of NBC series “Parks and Recreation”. The highly energetic clip is a playful romp between Anacron and an all-too-familiar “rich girl” stereotype, in which he questions her over-the-top princess persona. Watch the video here.
Anacron’s “Rich Girls” was officially released on August 23rd via iTunes, GooglePlay, Bandcamp, and all the usual digital download outlets. The bouncy jam is accompanied by a fashionably experimental hip hop track entitled “Schwing”; a direct stab at hip hop’s over-exaggerated infatuation with “swag”. The full single purchase on Bandcamp includes instrumental tracks for both tunes.
Anacron has issued an open call to all producers to reinvent “Rich Girls.” Whether established, up-and-coming, or simply a hobbyist; music makers of all styles are welcome to participate in the contest and invited to submit entries via Soundcloud contest Drop Box widgets here. Artists are encouraged to re-work the tune in their own unique sound, style, and perspective, utilizing elements from the original recording coupled with their own personal library of tricks and tracks.
The contest launched this week and submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Every entry will be listened to, and finalists will be selected by a panel of 5 judges. Track plays may be taken into consideration in the event of an indecision, so participants are encouraged to share their entries with friends and followers. The contest concludes Friday, October 12, 2012, when prize winners will be announced by Anacron.
For more info on the contest and to check out the prizes, go here.