Aventurera was recorded & produced at Razteria’s own Truffula Oak Studio. The studio’s name comes from being nestled in an old growth of live oak trees hidden in El Sobrante Hills, CA, and symbolizes a goal of sustainability with the imagery of the Truffula tree (the central focus in Dr. Seuss's environmentally themed classic "The Lorax"). This album is groundbreaking in its richness, showcasing a collaborative synergy with talented independent artists from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
released March 18, 2016
Album artists include: Sang Matiz on title track Aventurera, Rahman Jamaal (Change, Once Again), Carolyn Smith (Zone, Can't Touch), Chatterbox (Take my hand), Seneca (Take my hand), as well as musicians from the Fyah Squad Band (Waddell Bell, Lou Neuburger, Little Sister, Life), Raliegh Neal (keys, Little Sister, Life), Jayme Arredondo (drums, Aventurera, Once Again, Take my hand, Zone), Anthony Ant (trumpet, Once Again, The World, Thankful, Can't Touch), Dave Eagle (percussion, Life, Take my hand, Thankful, The World, Winds, Can't Touch), Luke Thomas (guitar, Little Sister, Life) and Joe Newton (drums, Can't Touch, Winds).
90% recorded & produced at Razteria's Truffula Oak Studio, mixed by James Ward of Live Oak Studio in Berkeley, and mastered by Justin Weiss of Trakworx in South San Francisco. Two of the tunes (Change, Little Sister) were mixed at Kinyama Sounds, a Swiss based label. Additional recording (Change) was done at La Forge Studio in Divonne, France.
Razteria can be described as a fusion of Marisa Monte, No Doubt, Los Aterciopelados, and Steel Pulse. Her music unites
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