Remix Artist Collective
|This article reads like a news release, or is otherwise written in an overly promotional tone. (December 2014)|
|Also known as||Remix Artist Collective|
|Origin||Portland, Oregon, U.S.|
|Years active||2007– present|
|Members||André Allen Anjos|
|Past members||Aaron Jasinski
RAC is the solo indie-electronic project of André Allen Anjos. Originally the Remix Artist Collective, RAC was started by Anjos as a group of international members who created re-interpretative rock, electronica, and dance music remixes for various musical artists. The vision of the Remix Artist Collective was to maintain a style of remixing that strays from the "club mix" archetype, creating new incarnations of songs that stem from the original structure, but expand on their genre and musical arrangement. Early RAC mixes typically feature a unique blend of hip-hop and vintage drum machine samples, analog synthesizers, melodic hooks, and original instrumentation performed by the remix artists themselves. "Unlike many electronic remixes, which are commonly technical and precise, RAC mixes embody a unique aesthetic based around emotion and nuance, an almost intangible warmth and innate playfulness."
Today, RAC has expanded into the production of original music, continuing to collaborate with artists across multiple genres. RAC's debut studio album as Anjos' solo project, Strangers, was released on April 1, 2014.
- 1 History
- 2 Press
- 3 Members
- 4 Releases
- 5 References
- 6 External links
The Remix Artist Collective was created in January 2007 by André Allen Anjos with partners Aaron Jasinski and Chris Angelovski. Later, Andrew Maury (New York) and Karl Kling (Portland) would replace Jasinski and Angelovski. RAC's first release was "Sleeping Lessons (RAC Mix)" for The Shins, earning the remix a spot as a B-Side on the single release for "Australia." The mix, along with several other projects garnered interest among bands like Tokyo Police Club, Bloc Party, and Ra Ra Riot. Since the end of 2007, RAC has been building an empire of indie remix favorites and a quickly growing, word-of-mouth following. RAC has remixed notable artists such as Kings of Leon, Lana Del Rey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Edward Sharpe, Death Cab For Cutie, Phoenix, Surfer Blood, Foster The People, Two Door Cinema Club, Delorean, and Washed Out. RAC released their first original song "Hollywood" featuring Penguin Prison's Chris Glover via Green Label Sound on May 3, 2012. "Hollywood" is the promotional single to the forthcoming debut RAC original album. RAC released their second original song "Let Go" featuring Bloc Party's Kele and MNDR on August 20, 2013. This is the second single from their EP "Don't Talk To", released October 1, 2013.
In addition to the mention and posting of several remixes on blog and news sites such as Pitchfork Media, I Guess I'm Floating, Brooklyn Vegan and The Music Slut, RAC has received more formal recognition in a full-length feature article for the St. Louis Riverfront Times, an online interview with Stereo Subversion, and a free-mp3, official release through Stereogum (Stereogum Presents RAC Vol.1). RAC's Sega Vs. Nintendo EP spurred hundreds of blog postings around the world and a headline from the gaming site Kotaku.
André Allen Anjos - Portland, Oregon, U.S. / Portugal
André Allen Anjos is a young music artist with multiple years' experience in remixing, producing, and song-writing. Originally from Porto, Portugal, André now resides in the USA. He is the founder and coordinator of the Remix Artist Collective. André is currently RAC's most prolific remix artist, creating a majority of the tracks himself. His signature remixing sound is in large part a result of some of his equipment: Notably, a 1982 Roland Juno-60 and 1973 Univox MiniKorg. André has also been known to manipulate analog tape machines to achieve effects, and primarily works with Ableton Live and Digidesign Pro Tools. Outside of remixing, André has done work creating original music content for HBO’s Entourage, and is now an active, principal member of the indie-electronica band, The Pragmatic.
Andrew Maury - Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Karl Kling - Portland, Oregon, U.S.
|2010||"Holy Rollers OST"|
|2008||"RAC VOL. 1"|
|"Nintendo VS Sega"|
|2009||"RAC VOL. 1.5"|
|2011||"Nintendo VS Sega 2"|
|"RAC VOL. 2"|
|2013||"Don't Talk To"|
|2014||"Strangers Part I"|
|"Strangers Part II"|
|"Cheap Sunglasses (Remixes)"|
|2010||"If You Forget Me"||N/A|
|2012||"Hollywood (featuring Penguin Prison)"||Strangers|
|2013||"Let Go (featuring Kele and MNDR)"|
|2015||"Tear You Down (featuring Alex Ebert)"|
Strangers Part II
|3||Repeating Motion||Karl Kling|
|4||All I Got||Peter Morén|
|5||I Should've Guessed||Speak|
|6||Ready For It||St. Lucia|
|8||We Belong||Katie Herzig|
|9||Cheap Sunglasses||Matthew Koma|
Strangers Part I
|1||Let Go||Kele & MNDR|
|2||Ello Ello||Body Language|
|5||Hard To Hold||Tegan and Sara|
|6||Tourist||Tokyo Police Club|
|7||Tear You Down||Alex Ebert|
"Hollywood Ft. Penguin Prison"
|1||Hollywood Ft. Penguin Prison||André Allen Anjos / Chris Glover|
RAC VOL. 2
|1||Stay Close (RAC Mix)||Delorean|
|2||Take It Easy (RAC Maury Mix)||Surfer Blood|
|3||Interlude In E Minor||André Allen Anjos|
|4||Black Sheep (RAC Mix)||Suckers|
|5||New Theory (RAC Mix)||Washed Out|
|6||Redspine Revival||Andrew Maury|
|7||Whatever This Is (RAC Maury Mix)||Ruby Coast|
|8||When I'm Small (RAC Mix)||Phantogram|
|9||Armistice (RAC Mix)||Phoenix|
RAC VOL. 1.5
|1||Magnificent (RAC Mix)||U2|
|2||Heavy Cross (RAC Mix)||The Gossip|
|3||Reminder (RAC Mix)||Honeythieves|
|4||Too Fake (RAC Mix)||Hockey|
Stereogum Presents RAC Vol. 1
|1||Helicopter (Intro) (RAC Mix)||Bloc Party|
|2||Hunting For Witches (RAC Mix)||Bloc Party|
|3||Sad Song (RAC Mix)||Au Revoir Simone|
|4||Nature Of The Experiment (RAC Mix)||Tokyo Police Club|
|5||Manner To Act (RAC Mix)||Ra Ra Riot|
|6||Across Your Knee (RAC Mix)||Robbers On High Street|
|7||Like I Give a Care (RAC Mix)||You Say Party! We Say Die!|
|8||Orlando Bloom (RAC Mix)||Femme Generation|
|9||Fancy Footwork (RAC Mix)||Chromeo|
RAC Nintendo Vs. Sega EP
|1||Super Mario Bros (RAC Mix)||André Anjos|
|2||Sonic: Spring Yard Zone (RAC Maury Mix)||Andrew Maury|
|3||A Link To The Past (RAC Mix)||André Anjos|
|4||Sonic: Labyrinth Zone (RAC Maury Mix)||Andrew Maury|
- "What?". RAC. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
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