The era of remixes as compelling as — if not more interesting than — their source material is well upon us, and Remix Artist Collective is at the genre's vanguard. Eschewing the diamond-precise nature of the traditional grid-based remix, the collective's members favor a more nuanced, organic approach that emphasizes the live playing of instruments and the warmth of analog outboard gear. With acclaimed remixes for a slew of indie acts including Phoenix, Delorean, and Phantogram keeping their live sets moving, RAC delivered nonstop dancing at their 2013 shows, promising more of the same on tour in 2014.
Created in 2007 by producers Andre Allen Anjos, Andrew Maury, and Karl Kling, RAC turned heads with their first remix, a shimmering electronic rework of the Shin's "Sleeping Lessons." Remix requests from a host of indie bands would follow, including Tokyo Police Club, Bloc Party, and Kings of Leon, garnering the collective a growing word-of-mouth following. As the group's most prolific contributor, Andre Allen Anjos has provided RAC with their signature sound, characterized by his use of the Roland Juno-60 and Univox MiniKorg synthesizers. Beginning to release their own material in 2012-13, RAC has earned a reputation as a stellar live act for their dynamic instrument-based approach to realizing their sound on stage.