André Allen Anjos, better known by his stage name RAC, is a Portland-based Portuguese-American musician and record producer. RAC is best known for his unique take on musical remixes, which focus less on danceability and more on experimental arrangements and composition. Through his remixes, RAC presents new ways to absorb classic songs, with some notable remix examples including works by Lady Ga Ga, Bob Marley, Ella Fitzgerald, Kings Of Leon, Katy Perry, The Shins, Bloc Party, Chromeo, Lana Del Rey, Two Door Cinema Club and many more.
In 2014, RAC released his album “Strangers”. which included the singles “Let Go” ft. Kele (Bloc Party), MNDR “Hollywood” ft. Penguin Prison, “Cheap Sunglasses” ft. Matthew Koma. In 2016, André was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Remixed Recording and in 2017 he won a Grammy in the same category. These days, RAC has pushed his innovation to the next level through the release of various audiovisual NFTs.
Lucas Zanotto is a designer, animator and director who was born in Italy and is now based in Helsinki, Finland. Zanotto is known for his playful take on design, which uses shape, form and color to instill a youthful sense of delight. His creations are bright and joyful, providing users with a much needed visual break from the complexities of today’s world.
Zanotto’s artwork has been praised internationally and he has been the recipient of the Apple Design Award, Golden Lion in Cannes, Gold at BDA Promax International, Main Price at ITFS, Best Promotional Animation at Ottawa Animation Festival, YCN Professional Award and more.
Lucas Zanotto and RAC make their MakersPlace debut with an audiovisual series, Along the rails. A story told with shapes and sounds, this series combines fearless experimentation from both artists within their respective mediums to highlight an exciting journey along the rails.
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