Raskin

Raskin

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RASKIN's music has a comedic spark rarely seen in electronic music, they can make you dance and laugh at the same time. It's electronic music made to Rock your soul out!!!

Biography

RASKIN began in the fall of 2002 in Matamoros, Mexico (across the border from Brownsville, Texas the southmost city in the state), the purpose back then was to make a tribute song with a comedic theme for a friend that the guys in the band consider a character. The ideas flowed so well, that they continued to share thoughts, songs, insights and experiences. With a lot of words but no music, in late spring / early summer of 2003, they started to mix their ideas with music created with only a sequencer and a guitar, this has defined their sound, which the band calls: "Electronic music made to rock".

In 2004 they reached the TOP 10 in the Overall and Electronica Categories at Broadjam.com, this coincided with a Battle of Bands organized by a start -up local label, MATAPOP Records, they easily got a slot on the label's compilation album and recording deal for MATAPOP Vol.1, soon thereafter work went well in the studio for the compilation and a one LP deal was reached with MATAPOP Records.

Promotional gigs to generate buzz for MATAPOP Vol.1 followed in the last half of 2004, covering northeast Mexico and southmost Texas.

Finally in Feb / Mar 2005, they went into the studio in Monterrey, Mexico, in world-class "El Cielo" Recording Studios. (Famous Quotes from the sessions: "This is some Britney Spears type of luxury shit" & "I/m NOT Rick James, Bitch"). The recording took a little longer than expected, due to the comforting and spacious facilities & spa-like bathroom in "El Cielo" (you can see for yourself in www.elcielorec.com, we miss the massage chair the most).

In the middle of spring '05, Matapop Vol. 1 was released, and promotional shows where held once again in northeast Mexico and southmost Texas. To expand the reach of the band, we signed on for an account on Sonicbids.com to test the appeal of the music to a larger crowd. As a result of this endeavor, we got a spot in NXNE 2005 in Toronto, Canada. Raskin crossed the USA north border into new horizons and played a showcase in Club Oasis on Friday, June 10th. 2005, during the show at NXNE 2005, the response was so overwhelming by the crowd and due to the immigration problem of a fellow band showcasing in the same venue, Raskin got to play another showcase in the most coveted 12:00 a.m. spot.

The NXNE 2005 show, was a wonder experience (famous lines from trip: "Raskin is LA BAMBA!!!", "Descansa!!!", we can explain that one later...), and it also proved to be a great upboost for the band booking shows, a mini-tour covering Houston, Dallas, McAllen in the USA and Monterrey, Victoria, Saltillo in Mexico was done.

The Band's Myspace has also benefited from the jumpstart, their music has reached 20,000 plays in only 6 months, most of all by word of click referral. Myspace.com has also allowed the band to come in contact with the Coachella festival for a possible slot in the 2006 version of the event, Raskin was featured in the Coachella Profile as a TOP 8, in most of the month of October '05.

Due to all the overwhelming response by the public and touring, post-Production and design work is still underway for the self-produced first LP from Raskin, which is hitting stores in early '06. Be ready to dance and groove with Electronic Music made to rock in a town near you.

Lyrics

RASKIN - Down the South

Written By: RASKIN

y no encuentro la verdad,
no puedo describir what I cannot feel
y no lo puedo ver, why It can be real?
y no puede ser... life gets now clear

down the south, down down the south (3)
life gets pretty neat down the south

Anoche me encontre al sol
and he could never tell me why? por que? warum?
no dejo de pensar, soñar, llorar, reir
y la verdad es que no entiendo que paso

no puedo verlo, no quiero tenerlo

Down the south you cannot feel, you cannot sleep
you want to live, you want to come with me
down the south you cannot die, you cannot hide
you want to breath, you want to be free

y no se que pensar...hablar
no quiero mas decir how it could not be
y no quiero creer why am I still here?
y lo que nunca fue now it is for real

down the south, down down the south (3)
life gets pretty neat down the south

Mañana le hablare al sol
so he could let me know how to figure it out
para poder pensar, soñar, llorar, reir
y creo que nunca sabre que paso aqui

Down the south you cannot feel, you cannot sleep
you want to live, you want to come with me
donw the south you cannot die, you cannot hide
you want to breath, you want to be free (2)

RASKIN - This Time

Written By: RASKIN

Eso asi es... que la diversion no puede parar
Eso asi es....come close to me I know you do it fine (2)

Ven y sube al animalito que no entre despacito
porque no quiero entender que no puedas estar conmigo
prendele a tu radito, sigueme con el ritmito
PUM, PUM, GO!, GO! y te mueves bien bonito
Vente despacito pa' que todo sea bonito
no te quedes paradito por que no queiro besitos
siguele con el ritmito que te pone de ladito
PUM, PUM, GO!, GO! y ahora vienes muy quedito

Ven y prende el jueguito que me mantiene vivito
porque no quiero volver si es lo mismo del principio
ven y mueve el botecito no detengas el ritmito
PUM, PUM, GO!, GO! y no ves que es facilito?
vente despacito que no ves que esto es bonito?
no te quedes sentadito sin mover el botecito
siguele a tu ritmito prende tu radito
PUM, PUM, GO!, GO! y ahora vienes despacito

Eso asi es... que la diversion no puede parar
Eso asi es....come close to me I know you do it fine (2)

guerito ven y prendente conmigo tantito
no se me quede como hongo solito
que habiendo mosca apachurrada en el piso
llega la araña y se lo come todito
por no escuchar se me quedo amarradito
eso lo pasa por hacer caso omiso
lo que la raza le aviso con tiempito
ahora se aguanta y se me queda solito

amiguito aprovecha y disfruta tantito
zapateando aunque parezca loquito
llegando a fondo pa' acabarse el vasito
al fin y alcabo yo le invito el pistito
no se me aguite si lo tiene chiquito
que el orgullo le crecera solito
aunque la chava le haya puesto el cuernito
aqui la raza estara siempre contigo

Discography

2003 - Enter the Ship EP (Self Released)
2004 - MATAPOP Vol. 1 (Two songs in their label's artist compilation)
2005 - THE BALLS LP (MATAPOP debut / June 2005)

Set List

(16 songs in a 60 minute set )
I cannot stay
enter the ship
amor delayame
down the south
your guide
uno
bajito + bonito
(cover song1) *
se acabo
no se
(cover song2) **
this time
alex platz
yommy
the balls
bearlean

* Cover song 1 (it may vary: crazy beat- blur, asteroide-zoe or neuroamor - davide)
** Cover song 2 (la bamba in our own electronic-rock-pop style)