“Me gusta estar sola” (I like being alone) was written in the winter of 2022 in my solitary moments, having chosen to be alone during the holiday season. It is an intense contemplation of the sheer enjoyment of solitude that is necessary to the creative process. It is also a double edged sword, as in solitude you sacrifice moments together with friends and family.
“Respira” (Breathe) is a latin pop track about going with the path that life takes us on, the twists and turns, accepting, loving, and enjoying each breath. Listen now on all streaming services, and watch the official music video. Music credits: Co-written and produced by Dave Shul and features Jay Lane on drums. Mixed by Razteria and mastered by Trakworx. Music video credits: Alex Zajicek (Videographer) Travis White (Editor) LISTEN HERE
I am proud to present the official music video for my new single “Madre Tierra”! This song’s imagery is focused on the natural world as a whole. I hope you enjoy the beautiful scenery! “Madre Tierra” Credits: Videography and edit by Capitan Walas. Co-written and co-produced by SF Bay area musician Dave Shul. Drums by Jay Lane. Mixed by Razteria. Mastered by TrakWorx.
Razteria creates eclectic multilingual pop music with vocals reminiscent of Sade, electronic elements of Massive Attack, grooves of Steel Pulse and latin vibe of Shakira. She is also a producer-engineer, and collaborates with artists and musicians from the SF Bay Area and around the world. Razteria uses music to describe the spectrum of profound emotions and experiences we have in life, hence the diversity in styles and soundscapes that you will hear in her catalog of independent music dating back to 2005.
Space to play, Razteria’s most recent full length album released October 2021 is a 16 track bilingual multigenre record includes, No veo nadaand No veo nada Dub, a reggae trackfeaturing words and the voice of blind Peruvian poetZezé Fassmor. Razteria has an ongoing Gofund me campaignto raise money to purchase equipment for Zezé to start a home studio. Each song onSpace to playhas a story and meaning behind it (read more here).
Razteria’s 2022 releases will be primarily in Spanish, adding French and Italian in the mix. Deciding to focus mostly on lyrics in Spanish, her second language, Razteria is delving closer to her Bolivian roots, where her father is from. This allows her music to take on different meanings and musicality. New singles are being released every month continuing collaborations withZezé Fassmorand musician-producerDave Shul.
Ser feliz,an old school steppers vibe about happiness, Imposible,a retro latin pop track, with lyrics by her father circa 1967, in Cochabamba about his first love, Cada dia, a sexy latin pop track calling on your lover to touch you each day like the wind and Sun, featuring Jaime Arredondo on drums.I feel naked (remix by Swede of 808 Mafia), a pop song about the vulnerability we feel when we are in love. Tortuga, is an instrumental compilation.
Madre Tierra, a tribute to the magnificence of the World, sung in Spanish with a few words in Quechua, an indigenous language spoken throughout South America. Razteria was inspired by the complex, nuanced lyrics and theme of the anthemic song “Latinoamerica” (Calle 13),Wu-wei, on Arky’s Grow a Plant riddim is inspired by the Daoist philosophy of active passivity, to practice living in the natural state of flow where actions are effortless.Ambicioso, a Beatlesque track with eastern vibes about how nothing can stop the ambitions of the heart,Me gusta estar sola, an acid rock track about the beauty of being alone, Respira, a latin-pop song about letting life flow, and many more.