“We write music that makes us feel good,” says one half of Bag Raiders, Chris Stracey. Seven years after their ARIA chart topping, J Award nominated debut album, the pair’s mentality hasn’t wavered. They style music with passion, drive and, above all else, a commitment to the idea that genres or rules should never stand in the way of a good time. “We’ve always kept things as varied as possible”, says Jack Glass, pointing to the early Bag Raiders mix tapes for which the group formed. These bedroom mixes, pressed to CD and distributed in the clubs and streets of Sydney, moved from hip hop, to rock, to dance and everything in between — their carefree nature in many ways a blueprint for everything Bag Raiders to come.