MOOREA MASA & THE MOOD

  Radio Raheem is a hip hop/new wave/soul/disco superbot Seattle band with a new record called Down for the Get Down. Radio Raheem’s music sounds like Tears for Fears, Tina Turner (Beyond Thunder Dome), ABC, Depeche Mode, Run DMC, Gorillaz, Beck, Mavis Staples, Bay City Rollers, Talking Heads, U2 and Black Eyed Peas having a Jersey Shore level party with audio slices of Blade Runner, the Warriors, Jackie Brown and Cheech n’ Chong rolled in for good luck.

The 25 year old, Portland native, Moorea Masa, brings an organic Northwest vibe to the more traditional R&B sounds. Profoundly moving, she blends sumptuous soul together with stripped-back folk harmonies. She has toured nationally as a solo act, and worked as a featured vocalist and backing singer with an array of artists, including KD Lang, El Vy, Allen Stone, Nick Waterhouse,The Decemberists, Ural Thomas and the Pain, and more.  She released her debut EP last May, and is set to release her next album in collaboration with producer Jmost (Emily King) next Spring. "Her voice is a charming blend of silken tonal clarity, luxuriant phrasing and perfectly weighted power and restraint, she coexes the listener an instinctive emotional response and she seduces with her tenderly emotional delivery" (Next2Shine)