Episode 051: Razteria - A True Musical Joruney

Tue Jan 31 2017 (01:10:31)

This week on Uncontained I talk with San Francisco, CA, based recording artist and producer Razteria (aka Renee Asteria) can be described as a fusion of No Doubt and Bomba Estereo. Her multicultural background (USA/Bolivia/Netherlands) has had a profound influence on her musical journey. Performing in multiple languages, her music has been described as ‘musically adventurous’ and ‘one of a kind, breaking all rules,’ uniting Reggae, passionate Latin grooves, Rock, powerful messages and some real musical genius. Razteria is known for her simple yet intricate songs, her signature ethereal harmonies and fat bass-lines. Over the past ten years, Razteria, performing under both Razteria and Renee Asteria, has planted musical seeds throughout the Americas and Europe. 2016 was filled with success, notably, with the release of Razteria’s fifth album Aventurera (March 18, 2016) which has great reviews nationally and internationally. Aventurera has been charting on CMJ New World Music Top 40 as of February 2016, and a cut from Once Again, which Razteria wrote together with rapper Rahman Jamaal, has won Grand Prize (World Category) in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest 2016. Currently Razteria is wrapping up an international production tour bringing musicians, producers and engineers from 3 continents together on material for 2 stylistically distinct albums to be completed beginning 2017. In addition to working on her own music, she is helping produce and arrange songs by Edy Flores, an up and coming young Bolivian hip hop artist she discovered while volunteering at the NGO EnsenArte. http://razteria.com http://soundcloud.com/razteria (published music) http://youtube.com/reneeasteria (videos, mostly live) http://facebook.com/razteria or /reneeasteriamusic http://sonicbids.com/razteria (EPK) JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST http://jlsc.com/winners/2016a/winners.php