Who is Razteria?
Razteria can be described as a Fusion of early No Doubt and Sade. Her music unites Reggae, passionate Latin grooves and Rock, powerful messages and musical genius. Described as “musically adventurous” and “a one of a kind breaking of all rules” (C. Foster, Reggae Update, getthebeat.com), Razteria’s songwriting reflects her passion and strong commitment to justice.
2013 MAZ RAZ Album
Since the summer of 2011, Razteria has been producing/recording her 2013 album at Live Oak Studio, Berkeley (Destiny’s Child; Tony Toni Tone; Too Short). The album features an eclectic mixture of originals and covers including “Where is my mind” by the rock band The Pixies, “Chorando se Foi” (Lambada) by Bolivian folk group Los Kjarkas and “There is no End” by the legendary roots-reggae band The Abysinnians. The album Maz Raz was released Jan. 19, 2013 at the Rockit Room, San Francisco.
MAZ RAZ, Asteria Records, 2013 (Jan 19 2013)
Addicted/There is no End (vinyl single), Asteria Records, 2012
Addicted (mp3, single), Asteria Records, 1/21/12, cdbaby.com/razteria2
RazteRia, Asteria Records, 2010, cdbaby.com/cd/reneeasteria
Faces of Agent Double E, Asteria Records, 2007, cdbaby.com/asteria2
Renee Asteria (debut), Asteria Records, 2005
Renee Asteria – Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocalist, Composer, Producer
Godelive – Lead and Back-up Vocals
Waddell Bell – Bass Guitar
Lou Neuburger – Drums & Percussion, Dave Eagle – Percussion
Luke Thomas – Guitar, Adley Penner – Guitar
Joe Bressler – Keys, Darren Batara – Keys