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Block Party Appetizer: RAC

| July 22, 2014

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RAC, aka Andre Anjos, from Portugal, started remixing songs in 2007 with former members Andrew Maury and Karl Kling. Since then, he’s reinvented hundreds of songs by a range of artists including Two Door Cinema Club, Ellie Goulding, Bob Marley and Phoenix, displaying immense talent that includes an ear for remixes.

Fans have probably even heard a remix or two by RAC without realizing it.

Lately, Andre has been creating original music that can be found on his debut album, Strangers Parts I and II, released in March and April of this year, which includes original songs like “Sixteen” and “Cells,” in addition to upbeat remixes of several other hits.

Taking the main stage on Sunday, June 27 at 5pm, RAC’s upbeat, electro-pop tunes will be sure to put every fan in a dance-happy mood.

Block Party Appetizer: The Budos Band

| July 22, 2014

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The Budos Band sound will transport you straight back to the 70’s.

Influenced by Afrobeat King Fela Kuti, their retro vibe makes listeners want to get down and move every part of their body. But it doesn’t stop there, though. With some added soul, funk, jazz, psychedelic rock and a killer horn section accompanying the large group, and one feels the complete melting pot of genres that makes the band so unique.

With a number of their hits featured such places like commercials and TV shows, it’s obvious that the transcending sounds they make are both catchy and hip, and their four different albums are proof that the group has managed to gather a following that will travel far and wide for good music.

Made up of 10 different members, The Budos Band blend incredible sounds up the rich and raw instrumentals you can groove to.

Performing on the main stage at Block Party on Saturday, July 26 at 9:10pm, The Budos Band is a group that is sure to make anyone to dance around thanks to the good, funky beats.

What We’re Diggin’ on July 22nd

| July 22, 2014
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A$AP Rocky’s pumped for Capitol Hill Block Party, are you?

For those searching for something to do this week, you’re definitely not short on options.

From the REI Village truck coming to our Fremont cafe tomorrow morning from 7-10am, to the Timber Outdoor Music Festival Thursday-Saturday and, of course, Capitol Hill Block Party going on this weekend, Caffe Vita will be all over the place either handing out some coffee or interacting with all of you.

And because we’re really excited about everything going on, we’re letting you know what we’re diggin’ this week to help get you prepped and hyped—so take notes, have fun and we’ll see you all over the place in the next few days.

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Gretchen Hackler, Marketing Director: “I’m diggin’ the hike up Tiger Mountain to Poo Poo Point that I recently did. That eight-mile trek gave my booty quite the workout! I earned that Sammie at the top, what a view! I’m also diggin’ the Vita Stage at Summit Block party, excited for this local, free event!”

Gair Wissenbach, Roaster/Manager, New York Lower East Side: “I’m diggin’ our vintage Gothot cranking out batches of batches of Theo to help all us New Yorkers beat the heat.”

Hanna Berry, Manager, Portland Old Town: “I’m diggin’ toddy with the Brazil Sao Benedito, accordion buskers from France, old school hip hop, the Via Tribunali fig pizza special, tie dye overalls, cut off wranglers and letting the good times roll!”

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Liz McConnell, Owner: “I’m diggin’ on learning that the philosophy behind Krug Grand Cuvée is the same as Del Sol.”

Sarah Ilgenfritz, HR Coordinator: “I’m diggin’ on supporting our staff who are playing this weekend at Block Party. Hearts are Thugs—featuring Erin Bednarz—is playing the midnight supper in the Vita Bean Room Sunday night and So Pitted—featuring Queen Anne barista Jeannine Koewler—is playing on the Cha Cha stage at 3:45pm on Sunday. “

Skyler Locatelli, Sales Rep: “I’m diggin’ The Brazil rancho pour over I enjoyed yesterday prepared by Vita’s Head Trainer Ross Beamish!”

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Rick Friel, Grocery Field Rep: “I’m diggin’ Vita’s continued support of Beacon Food Forest. Check out their website to see the good work they’re doing in the community. It’s a pleasure to bring them hot organic coffee on a Saturday morning.”

Chrissy Nolan, Wholesale Rep: “I’m diggin’ on hot yoga set to a killer soundtrack at The Grinning Yogi—you’re sure to encounter at least one Vita babe there at any given time. After getting my sweat on and endorphins up, I like to take a walk down the block for some oysters and prosecco at The Coastal Kitchen. That’s some Zen for you.

Nick Dimengo, Content Creator: “I’m diggin’ giving up my body (and possibly life) for Vita at Block Party this weekend. Keep an eye on @CaffeVita’s Twitter and tag #VitaCHBP to choose what I should drink, eat, wear, shows I should go to and, of course, a special little surprise question which may or may not involve a tattoo.”

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Pearl Nelson, Sales Rep: “I’m diggin’ on the West Edge Market, Harbor Steps and the great customer service from Jane and Z.”

Nick Wilton, Sales Rep: “I’m diggin’ Burning Beast. We had a great time this past weekend.”

Something you need this week: Ladies Vita Racer Tank—Since we want you to be comfortable and stylish during Capitol Hill Block Party and Timber Fest this weekend. . (Buy Here)

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Block Party Appetizer: ODESZA

| July 21, 2014

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If there’s one thing that listeners can’t help but do when hearing the sounds of ODESZA, it’s bob their heads and move their bodies.

With an amazing mix of looped melodies and vocals, the Seattle duo will no doubt leave fans talking about the banger hits that group members Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight produce.

After forming in 2012 just prior to graduating from Western Washington University together, the group earned their diplomas and followed that with an acclaimed debut album, Summer’s Gone, which had fans in the underground electronic music scene buzzing.

ODESZA followed their first full-length album with an EP entitled My Friends Never Die in 2013, and plan on releasing another LP in September of this year called In Return.

Holding down the main stage at Block Party on Friday, July 25 at 7:45pm, ODESZA is a perfect group to get the good vibes and your body grooving to set the tone for the entire weekend.