Razteria

Razteria

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandLatinPop

An ethereal fusion of No Doubt and Los Aterciopelados, uniting Latin grooves, Reggae & Rock. 'Musically adventurous', 'a one of a kind breaking of all rules', Razteria's songs crush musical and cultural boundaries.

Biography

San Francisco, CA, based artist Razteria (aka Renee Asteria) can be described as a fusion of No Doubt and Los Aterciopelados. US-born of Bolivian-Dutch origin and raised in France, her multicultural background profoundly influenced her music. Over the past ten years, Razteria, performing under both Razteria and Renee Asteria, has planted musical seeds throughout the Americas and Europe

Razteria recently returned to the SF Bay area from an 8-month long production tour creating music which crushes boundaries by bringing together talent from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia and beyond. In addition to working on her own music, she is helping produce and arrange songs by Edy Flores, an up and coming young Bolivian hip hop artist she met while volunteering at the NGO EnsenArte. 

Razteria’s fifth album Aventurera (March 18, 2016) received reviews nationally and internationally and charted on CMJ New World Music Top 40. The cut Once Againwhich Razteria wrote together with rapper Rahman Jamaal, won Grand Prize (World Category) in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest 2016

Razteria has opened for and performed with Grammy award winning Reggae artist Michael Rose, popular UK/JA lover’s rock Lloyd Brown, The Garifuna Collective from Belize and others. Noteworthy performances include Reggae on the River, World One Festival, World Fest Los Angeles, Northwest World Reggae Festival and the Montreal Jazz festival

In early 2015, Razteria founded Truffula Oak Studio in El Sobrante, California, a 100% solar powered recording studio, barter-based / low-cost space for aspiring artists.

Lyrics

Illegal

Written By: Renee Asteria


ILLEGAL

Illegal immigration is an illusion
If you think this untrue – better pick up their tools and work

Single woman cleaning de home of another
caring for de children of another
Wonders when she will tend to her own
Tip toeing never knowing if she will stay or go
No choice no voice No choice no voice

A man pick axe in hand fixing the road which he never use
Beginning to confuse
day w night night w day day w night night with day
Dreams of home wife children
Dreams of his return

Illegal immigration is an illusion
If you think this untrue – pick up their tools
Illegal immigration is an illusion
If you think this untrue – pick up their tools
and work

Instrumental

Young couple sowing de seeds of another
Sowing de seeds for Another
Wonders when they’ll tend to her own
Back Breakin work no refaining
Back Breakin only sustaining
Exploited For our basic necessity
Exploited for the sake of luxury
For many years Too Many years For many years too many years
Its time for Change bout time for Change Its time for Change Bout time for a CHANGE

Illegal immigration is an illusion
If you think this untrue – pick up their tools
Illegal immigration is an illusion
If you think this untrue – pick up their tools
and work
Illegal immigration is an illusion
If you think this untrue – pick up their tools
Illegal immigration is an illusion
If you think this untrue – pick up their tools
and work

Addicted

Written By: Renee Asteria Penaloza

Just like that sweet stuff
I can't get enough
Pleasure and pain
Pleasure and pain
No need to deny it or mystify it
I live for you baby
I live for you baby

I'm addicted to your love
I'm addicted to you
I'm addicted to your love
You'll never be true

There's no need to deny it
Or mystify it
I live for you baby
I live for you baby
You are my malady
My alter reality
Put me in a daze, I'm lost in your maze
I'm crazy

I'm addicted to your love
I'm addicted to you
I'm addicted to your love
You'll never be true

(inst)

I'm addicted to your love
I'm addicted to you
I'm addicted to your love
You'll never be true

(inst)

I'm addicted to your love
I'm addicted to you
I'm addicted to your love
You'll never be true

I'm addicted to your love
I'm addicted to you
I'm addicted to your love
You'll never be true

Baila Negra

Written By: Traditional Colombian

Baila Baila Negra
Ay mueve la cintura
Que a mi me da locura
De ver te asi bailar
(x 2)
Con tu movimiento me voy a morir
Contu movimiento me vas a matar
(x 2)

Forget

Written By: Renee Asteria

I will never forget you
Will you forget me
I never ment to hurt you
I only wanted to give, give give give

Now I stand here alone
Without you by my side
I still remember your sweet caresses
And the look in your deep
Eyes

Once Again

Written By: Renee Asteria Penaloza,Rahman Jamaal McCreadie

Verse 1

Only in the flesh can we be together my friend creating memories
And when you are far, too far to see, that memory brings you alive to me
With you I can share, bear my soul, together my friend, I no longer feel alone
I hope for the impossible, that this will never end, but at the very least, may I see you Once Again

Chorus 1 (all harmonies)

Verse 2
It felt like I was your brother, love like the kind you get from a mother with no significant other
Just family together, tethered to weather what ever humanity needs to endeavor
Can't even imagine the degrees of panic that managed to be pleasure
These are the moments on the planet I treasure
They were planted to be here forever
And help us both transcend leaving us feeling better
I tried to tell you this in real life, but it was like we didn't vibe we tried to listen, missed the ride
We were seeing things from different sides, Crimson Tides, instead of that instant rise within the tribe
I don't know if we'll ever see each other eye to eye if we're too busy to drive where our friends reside
Don't let Kinship dry Synthesize
We can Synchronize our Enterprise

Chorus 2
Once again my friend, may I live to see you
These are the moments on the planet I treasure
Once again my friend, may I live to hear you
They were planted to be here forever
Once again my friend, may I live to feel you
These are the moments on the planet I treasure
Once again my friend Once again

Bridge (harmonies)

Chorus 3
Once again my friend, may I live to see you
These are the moments on the planet I treasure
Once again my friend, may I live to hear you
They were planted to be here forever
Once again my friend, will I live to feel you
These are the moments on the planet I treasure
Once again my friend, may I live to love

Bridge (harmonies)
Once again
I love you

Change

Written By: Renee Asteria Penaloza,Rahman Jamaal McCreadie

Intro (English)

Change a coming

The only constant in life is the Change a coming

Don't don't be afraid of the Change a coming

Verse (Renee in Spanish)

Dicen que el individuo no cambia

(They say that the individual cannot change)

Que somos presos de nuestras fallas de caracter

(That we are prisoners of our character flaws)

Que si intentamos es futil inutil

(And that it is useless, futile if we try)

Dejandonos sin armas, sin armas

(Leaving us defenseless, defenseless)

Enfrentando la necesidad de evaluar

(Faced with the need to evaluate)

Enfrentando la necesidad de evolucionar

(Faced with the need to evolve)

La manera de pensar de vivir y de amar

(The way of thinking, living and loving)

Qué hacemos les preguntó

(What can we do?)

Esa opresión que amara manos y pies

(This oppressive notion binds our hands and feet)

Que te hace ciego mudo y sordo

(It makes you blind, deaf and mute)

Que ni te das cuenta de tu poder

(That you are not aware of you power)

Eres capaz, puedes actuar, no dejes que te intimide

(You are capable, you can act, don't be intimidated)

Eres capaz, puedes cambiar, se el control de tu vida

(You are capable, you can change, take control of your life)

Chorus A

Change is a coming

Don't don't be afraid of the Change a coming

The only constant in life is the Change a coming

Don't don't be afraid of the Change a coming

Verse (Rahman)

Life is the range, between joy and pain

It's gonna take a toll, prepare yourself for "change"

Why would you train your brain to remain the same

When it has so much to gain, running the game Like Fila,instead you getting played by the dealer

Just know the older you get the more it gets realer

It's right intention, the heightened sense of a healer

Or chrome to your dome that hits harder than a Steeler

You can choose either, without even knowing it

Thinking like a slave, or not thinking just going with

The trends, putting the ends above your friends

Til you gotta bunch of fake ones riding in your Benz

Time to change, money over everything is lame

Don't believe me just watch I won't have to explain

Why fame ain't all that when you change to entertain

But can't exchange knowledge to arrange mental planes

Chorus A

Change is a coming

Don't don't be afraid of the Change a coming

The only constant in life is the Change a coming

Don't don't be afraid of the Change a coming

Chorus B

Life is the range between Joy and Pain

Se puede resolver de otra manera

(We can find solutions in another way)

Its gonna take a toll prepare yourself for change

Se puede vivir de otra manera

(We can live in another way)

Why would you train your brain to remain the same

Se puede pensar de otra manera

(We can think in another way)

Its gonna take a toll prepare yourself for change

Si se puede cambiar

(Yes change is possible)

Verse (Renee French)

La societe nous dit qu'on est prisonnier de notre character

(Society tells us that we are prisoners of our character)

Qu'on peut pas changer, et d'essayer serai une perte de temps

(That we can't change and to try would be a waste of time)

Toute en vain, nous laissent sans armes

(All in vain, leaving us defenseless)

Face au besoin de commencer la revolucion et d'evoluer

(Confronting the need to start a revolution and to evolve)

Notre facon de penser de vivre et d'aimer

(Our way of thinking, of living and of loving)

Notre facon de penser de vivre et d'aimer

(Our way of thinking, of living and of loving)

Notre facon de penser de vivre et d'aimer

(Our way of thinking, of living and of loving)

Chorus B

Life is the range between Joy and Pain

Se puede resolver de otra manera

(We can find solutions in another way)

Its gonna take a toll prepare yourself for change

Se puede vivir de otra manera

(We can live in another way)

Why would you train your brain to remain the same

Se puede pensar de otra manera

(We can think in another way)

Its gonna take a toll prepare yourself for change

Si si si

(Yes, yes yes)

Chorus A

Change is a coming

Don't don't be afraid of the Change a coming

The only constant in life is the Change a coming

Don't don't be afraid of the Change a coming

Aventurera

Written By: Renee Asteria Penaloza,Yuriza Jared

Spanish/ English
Renee (Part A, verse/estrebillo)
Quiero quedarme toda la noche dulce / I want to stay here for all the sweet night
Quiero dejarme ir toda la noche dulce / I want to let go for all the sweet night
Quiero quedarme toda la noche dulce / I want to stay here for all the sweet night
Quiero dejarme ir toda la noche dulce / I want to let go for all the sweet night
No me esperes no se donde voy / Don't wait for me I don't know where I am going
No se / I don't know
Renee (Part B, prechorus/pre-coro)
Lejos de aqui / Far from here
No es que quiero escaparme / It’s not that I am trying to escape
Lejos de aqui / Far from here
Aventurera yo soy / I am an Adventurer
Lejos de aqui / Far from here
Es que se como salvarme / It’s just I know how to save myself
Lejos de aqui / Far from here
Asi asi yo voy / That's how I will go
Yuriza (Part C, chorus/coro)
Aventurera, solo te encuentro cuando el sol nace en la primavera / Adventurer, I only find you when the sunsets in springtime
Aventurera, busca camino de luz curando toda herida / Adventurer, look for the light that heals all wounds
Aventurera, no te vayas de aqui que yo te salvare / Adventurer, don't leave as I will save you
Aventurera / Adventurer

Little Sister

Written By: Renee Asteria Penaloza

LITTLE SISTER

Verse#1

Little sister, whatcha doing today, give me your hand so we can go out and play

When I saw you the first time I didn't know what to do but then I got a chance to hold you

Sister whatcha doing today I got a plan, lets go out and play

You change every heartbeat - I grew with you too, each and every step I'd like to help you

Chorus

Brushin alongside of me, Give me your hand say hi to me,

Don't please don't cry, I'll never say goodbye (X2)

Verse#2
Sister whatcha doing today I got a plan, let’s go out and play

I wanna be there for you hear your calling, share my thoughts and hope they can help you too

Sister whatcha doing today I got a plan, lets go out and play

It's a beautiful life shall we walk it together Whatcha say whatcha say

Instrumental

Verse#3
Little sister, whatcha doing today, Give me your hand so we can go out and play

In times of trouble never hesitate to reach out to me, I’ll do whatever it takes

Sister whatcha doing today I got a plan, let’s go out and play

Like seeds in the garden need water and light, Working together it’s gonna be alright

Chorus/estribillo/refrain

Brushin alongside of me, Give me your hand say hi to me,

Don't please don't cry, I'll never say goodbye (X2)

Ending/final/fin

I see you brushing alongside of me, I see you running alongside of me, I see you dancing along side of me, I'll never say good bye

I see you running alongside of me, I see you dancing along side of me, I see you smiling longside of me, I'll never say good bye

Sister you can come to me for anything, You can trust me I'm here for you just know that

Come to me, Just call on me you can count on me, You can call on me, I’ll never say goodbye.

Life

Written By: Renée Asteria Peñaloza

intro
Oooo

Chorus

Life it tests us

It wasn’t meant to be easy

Life it test us

Don’t run just face it

Life it tests us

It wasn’t meant to be easy

It wasn’t meant to be easy

Verse 1

Following my ideals

Fuzzy undefined dreams

Focusing on what’s real

Nothing to fear all is within my reach

Like a sweet peach high on a branch

On the tallest tree in the land

Find a way to climb it

Get it within my reach

Chorus

Life it tests us

It wasn’t meant to be easy

Life it test us

Don’t run just face it

Life it tests us

It wasn’t meant to be easy

It wasn’t meant to be easy

Verse 2

Damage large or small

We can work it all

Passage to the next

Adapting you’ll have no regret

Challenge help us grow

Reach reach reach the Unknown

Challenge us help us guide us challenge us help us

Guide US

Bridge

Don’t you give up

I won’t give up

Don’t you give up

You’re strong enough

Don’t you give up

intro

Ooooo

Chorus

Life it tests us

It wasn’t meant to be easy

Life it test us

Don’t run just face it

Life it tests us

It wasn’t meant to be easy

It wasn’t meant to be easy

Bridge

Don’t you give up

I won’t give up

Don’t you give up

You’re strong enough

Don’t you give up

Don’t you give up

I won’t give up

Don’t you give up

You’re strong enough

Don’t you give up

Ooooo

Discography

2016   AVENTURERA (album), Asteria Records https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/aventurera/id1089674688

2016   Aventurera (single), Asteria Records

2016   Change (single), Asteria Records

2015   Little Sister (single), Asteria Records

2015   Exodus (single), Undercover presents

2015   Sun is shining (single, Mujeres que cantan a Bob Marley (album), Spiritual Reggae Band (Argentina)

2013   MAZ RAZ (album), Asteria Records

http://cdbaby.com/cd/razteria3

2012   Addicted/There is no End (vinyl single/mp3), Asteria Records

2010   RAZTERIA (album), Asteria Records

http://cdbaby.com/cd/reneeasteria

2007    CARAS DE AGENTE DOBLE E / Faces of Agent Double E (album), Asteria Records http://cdbaby.com/asteria2

2005   Renee Asteria (debut album), Asteria Records, 2005