Q&A: RAC Keeps Indie Rock Up All Night

    André Allen Anjos is known as RAC, but only because the name Dr. Feelgood was taken. The Portland-based producer (by way of Portugal and Illinois) is a master of sunny summer jams, the kind of warm-synthed, handclap-happy indie-dance numbers that make the babes at the pool party throw their hands in the air. His career kicked off with impeccably-timed remixes of Lana Del Rey, Foster the People, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros—whose folky "Home" he re-imagined as a cinematic Wild West fantasy. By 2012, if it was an indie pop hit, chances are there was a RAC version.Rather than just chopping choruses and slapping big, paint-by-numbers EDM beats underneath them, RAC became renowned for building entirely new landscapes for your favorite vocalists to cruise around in. But like a reclusive movie director, Anjos was reluctant to take center stage.

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