Stateside Presents and Opti Club Present
OPTI CLUB' PRESENTS SPRING FORMAL : w/ RAC, PENGUIN PRISON (DJ Set with Live Vocals)
311 E. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ, 85701
This event is 21 and over
Andre Anjos launched RAC while still a student at Greenville College, a small school of about 1,500 students
in Southern Illinois, known primarily for its music program. "It was Thanksgiving break, 2006. I just started
contacting people, and then for probably a good six months, trying to get some kind of remix job. I probably
annoyed a lot of people." A study in persistence, he finally got the ear of The Shins' manager, who had never
before been approached about a remix for the band, but was open to the idea. The subsequent "Sleeping
Lessons" remix landed RAC a B-side on the band's UK single.
"I was insanely lucky with that one," Anjos says of The Shins' gig. "I need to call them, and, like, thank
them." Since that break, RAC has climbed the indie ranks and gone on to remix some of the biggest artists in
the world, including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kings of Leon, and U2. Anjos has also become a much sought-after
score- and sync-man. He has remixed and produced original music for television (Entourage, 90210, How To
Make It In America), film (soundtrack for 2010 Sundance selection Holy Rollers), and advertisements – even
landing a Super Bowl ad.
"It's gone beyond just remixes," Anjos says. "I'm doing all kinds of other things now."
RAC's debut original single, "Hollywood," featured vocalist Penguin Prison and was released in the spring of
2012 via the Mountain Dew curated record label, Green Label Sound. The track immediately took off,
topping all four charts on Hype Machine at once, going to #1 on Elbo.ws and breaking all previous Green
Label Sound download records in its first week. Likewise the cowboy-in-LA music video with a cameo by
Quentin Tarantino muse Rose McGowan and two remix packages including yet another Hype Machine chart
topper by The Magician kept RAC in the spotlight throughout the summer and fall.
RAC can currently be found preparing his debut artist album for release in 2013 as well as a compilation of
greatest remix hits from the last four years entitled "RAC Chapter One" for release in November 2012.