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Behind The Board: How CID Went From Aspiring Accountant To GRAMMY-Winning Producer & Remixer
An accounting degree does a lot for a person. It places them in a growing industry. It sets them up for a possible master's in business administration. It makes them an attractive candidate for virtually any company.
But one thing an accounting degree doesn't do is set them up to make GRAMMY-winning music. Just ask CID, the former accounting student turned basement DJ turned GRAMMY-winning producer/artist.
Watch the NYC-based CID describe his journey to producer glory in the latest episode of Behind The Board below.
"What's been my strength is taking something that might not be something that, normally, DJs can play or what I can play at my sets and making a version that's going to translate to clubs and open that song up to a whole different audience," CID explains.
In 2013, CID did exactly that via his collaborative remix, alongside Cedric Gervais, of Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness." The remix won the GRAMMY for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical at the 56th GRAMMY Awards in 2014.
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