Ratatat is a New York City electronic music duo consisting of guitarist Mike Stroud and synthesizer driver and producer Evan Mast.
Mike Stroud and Evan Mast, met as Skidmore College students, but did not work together until they recorded "Cherry" in 2001, a track that later would end their debut album. Their 2004 debut, Ratatat, was written and recorded in Mast's Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment on Stroud's PowerBook. This album is entirely instrumental, except for occasional excerpts of dialogue at the beginning and end of some tracks.
The band started out on the independent label Rex Records, on which they released their first single, Seventeen Years. They released that single again on Evan and his brother's record label Audio Dregs. They then signed for XL Recordings, releasing their debut album and the single Germany to Germany. Ratatat occasionally remix other artists' songs, most notably on their limited 2004 release Ratatat Mixtape Vol. 1 which garnered the attention of Rolling...
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Track listing: MontanitaLexGettysburgWildcatTropicanaLoud PipesKennedySwishaNostrandTacobel Canon
Track listing: WildcatWildcat (E*Vax remix)SwishaSwisha (Guitar instrumental)Swisha (Drum instrumental)
Track listing: Germany to GermanyNoose
Track listing: CripsSpanish ArmadaEverestBreaking AwayBusteloCherryLaplandSeventeen YearsGermany to GermanyEl PicoDesert Eagle
Track listing: Intro (feat. Brooklyn Zoo)When You Hear That (feat. Dirt McGirt) (Ratatat remix)Hot (Ratatat remix)Smith Bros. (Ratatat remix)Get 'em High (feat. Talib Kweli & Common) (Ratatat remix)Stunt 101 (Ratatat remix)Fix Up (Ratatat remix)PLO Style (feat. Buddha Monk) (Ratatat remix)Freestyle (Ratatat remix)Cutting It Up (feat. Ghostface Killah) (Ratatat remix)Dirty Ryders (Ratatat remix)Sunshine (Ratatat remix)Wake Up (Ratatat remix)Run (feat. Jadakiss) (Ratatat remix)
Track listing: Seventeen YearsSpanish Armada