Chester Raj Anand aka Lord RAJA will follow up last year's Adult Swim Single "Fox Den" with a new EP Amadeus, out May 19. The Brooklyn artist tries on a bunch of different styles on the 8 song release, and on "Streets of Rage," the AceMo-featuring track premiering today on The FADER, RAJA enters a pixellated landscape. The song's title references a popular arcade beat-em-up, but the retrofitted vintage electronics of "Streets of Rage" are better suited for a placid shoreline cruise than punching gangs.
"We got loose. Its a change of pace," Lord RAJA told The FADER over email. "The process reminded me of when my brother and I were younger and would make music like this in our basement. Reminded me of my childhood." For AceMo, the song was even more meaningful. "I love making music with Chester. I always feel really excited when we're in the studio, like we could change the world with our music."
Listen to "Streets of Rage" below. Lord Raja's Amadeus is out May 19 via Ghostly International. Preorder it here.