What does the Iberian Lynx, the Siberian Tiger, the Sea Otter and producers like @raezyeah got in common? The world needs more of them.
Raez is the type of producer that does his own thing and, therefore, has his own distinctive sound.
Everything began during his teenage years, listening to Rap and R&B, gathering its first ideas with closer friends. Soon after, he became a producer and started collaborating with other artists across Portugal. In the last few years, this Oporto based producer started conquering the world through his home studio. First came a collaboration in the Roy Ayers Project Compilation and many others are being released since then, having already collaborated with artists all over the 5 continents. Raez has styles upon styles upon styles, but no matter what he’s crafting, you can hear his signature.
Download the single ‘With You’ here.
CNDO75 Raez – Connecting Miles
Release Date : 28/01/2013
01 @ehmandah – With You
02 Simple One – Stranger At My Door
03 Nongoma – Desire
04 André DePriest – In This Life
05 Teri Robin – Shine ft. Drey Sax
06 Sarsha Simone – Sensation
07 Rachel Huggins – Alright
08 Siincere – The Ave ft. DJ Hong Goon
09 Claire Reneé – You Make Me Wonder
After proving his flair for flipping soul samples into a laidback hip hop groove on his stand-out beat submissions for the prestigious Roy Ayers Project, Portugal’s Raez returns with a full-length album of original productions for the Cosmonostro family. Think throwback neo-soul with future sensibilities.
From the straight-up boom bap of Siincere’s ‘The Ave’ to the bruk-out vibes of Nongoma’s dancefloor shuffler ‘Desire’, Raez turns everything he touches into soul-drenched gold. Employing the talents of some killer female vocalists on cuts such as ‘With You’ and ‘You Make Me Wonder’, Raez manages to capture the flavours you might hear on a Brand New Heavies or Erykah Badu record, with a style and swing that still sounds fresh and unique.
Mastered by Michael Ferreira at Sine Factory
All tracks produced by @raezyeah
Executive Produced by Guillaume Bonte for Cosmonostro & Raez
Words by Luke Bolton
Artwork by 96
NEW SOUNDCLOUD FREAT: Ehmandah – With You (Prod. by Raez) (‘Connecting Miles’ out Jan. 28) (Free Download) by Cosmonostro