Portland, Oregon bass music producer Cory O and MC Raquel Divar are excited to announce the release of their new EP The Reign. On this five-track EP, Cory and Raquel skillfully combine elements of trap, bass music, grime, double time, rap, and hip-hop to create their own genre they have deemed “rap forward electronic music.” The duo had this to say about the title of their EP release, “we ride between the electronic and hip-hop worlds, we’re just trying to create something different.”
The Reign also alludes to the fact that is their zone, their lane, and what they do. Influenced by their own real-life experiences in Portland, The Reign touches on the west coast weed culture on “Runners Anthem” and politics, namely the Portland protest following the Trump election on “Snakes In The City.” Cory and Raquel’s style brings to mind artists such as Foreign Beggars, Run The Jewels, and Spark Master Tape. Raquel’s powerful lyrical flow is the perfect compliment to Cory’s masterfully produced beats. Raquel often uses metaphor, most notably on “Smith N Wesson” featuring Alia Zin to display her poetic skills. Some could even liken Raquel Divar the Missy Elliot of bass music. The Reign is now available on most major digital platforms via Cory’s own emblem Tomahawk Recordings.
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Cory O and Raquel Divar is a west coast-bass focused producer/rapper duo. They combine a DJ style format to a live rap party and create high energy performances with their own unique style. Their most recent single/music video “Vandals” was named one of the most underrated Portland Rap songs of 2017 and Raquel, was named one of the most underrated Portland rappers of 2016.
Cory and Raquel have worked together honing their sound over the past six years, and are excited to take it to the next level with the release of The Reign. Cory O delivers the duo’s bass-heavy, synth-driven beats while Raquel spits with force and precision, which can be described as simultaneously poetic and gangster. Both Cory and Raquel have solid solo careers of their own but when they come together their energy and talent are difficult to match. The duo has been energizing crowds up and down the west coast with performances at festivals such as Emissions, West Coast Bass Culture, and What The Festival. The duo also performs at staple bass music nights such as Wormhole Wednesday and Soundpieces. Their performance is a hybrid of a live DJ set and rap show. Raquel comes on and off the mic during an hour-long set and hypes up the crowd with her rhymes improvising along the way to get the party going.