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Indo-Canadian Musician, Raj Ramayya loves to be busy. When he’s not traveling the world performing at anime and game conventions for some of his hit soundtracks like Cowboy Bebop and Resident Evil, he is hard at work writing and producing music for some of the top anime and games in the world like Tower of God or perhaps just scoring award-winning culturally relevant documentaries about social justice and environmental issues with titles like Shadow of Dumont or Who Killed Gandhi?
Sometimes, Raj can be found remixing tracks with an Indian Electronic flare for classic artists such as Stephen Stills or at his studio in The San Francisco Bay area sipping pinot noir and cooking curries. Other times, when he’s not in the studio (which is rare) you can find Raj cooking spicy dishes with his mom in Saskatoon or sourcing chili peppers in South Asia, or drinking sake in Tokyo.
For Raj, music, food, drinks, and traveling make the world go round and his voice can literally be heard all over the world. As one of the most highly sought after session singers during his decades-long stint in Japan, Raj was the voice of John Lennon and featured on 200 spots on ads for everything from Pokemon, Astro Boy, Sapporo Beer, and Toyota.
This latest release entitled “Spicy Beats” pulls together classic acoustic rock-influenced melodies with electronic beats and a host of Indian instruments and singers all held together with funky baselines and recorded in studios, bedrooms, bathrooms, and bars in Chennai India, Tokyo, Japan, and San Francisco, California. Spicy Beats puts a unique twist on some incredibly catchy hooks. If you enjoy spicy music or would like to know what spicy music is, then tune in and get ready for Spicy Beats. Pre-order / Pre-save the album: https://smarturl.it/htr-raj-