RAC WINS GRAMMY FOR BEST REMIXED RECORDING
Acclaimed artist RAC (pronounced Ar-Ay-Cee)—known as Andre Allen Anjos—starts a sure to be eventful 2017 with a Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording of Bob Moses’ “Tearing Me Up,” making him the first Portuguese artist to win a Grammy. Of the award, Anjos says, “After spending ten years trying to push the remix art form to different territory I can't help but be truly honored, humbled and appreciative of this amazing honor. My life will never be the same!”
The timing couldn’t be better, as we are pleased to announce that RAC has signed to Counter Records, the Ninja Tune imprint home to ODESZA and The Heavy, amongst many others. RAC and Counter will soon be unveiling new music - RAC’s first since his monthly singles series in 2015.
Born and raised in Portugal, Anjos studied piano and guitar in his teens and played in local bands. He moved to the U.S. to study music business at Greenville College in Illinois before settling in Portland, OR. Anjos founded RAC while in his college dorm and has since gained an audience creating remixes for Lana Del Rey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ellie Goulding, Foster the People, Phoenix, Imagine Dragons, Two Door Cinema Club, The Shins and ODESZA, among many others. Anjos received his first Grammy nomination in 2016 for his remix of ODESZA’s “Say My Name.”
RAC began releasing original content with their first song “Hollywood” via Green Label Sound in 2012. Anjos quickly proved himself as a songwriter with his debut album Strangers (2014), which contains the singles “Let Go,” featuring Bloc Party’s Kele & MNDR and “Cheap Sunglasses” featuring Matthew Koma. Anjos has made major festival appearances at Coachella, Electric Zoo, Bumbershoot and Lollapalooza.
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