Reneeasteria


Reneeasteria

Reneeasteria

Rock, World, Reggae
From: Berkeley, CA, United States

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ARTIST: AGENT DOBLE E - Renée Asteria

Biography

Renée Asteria (Agent Double E) is a singer, songstress, guitarist and activist - her life and music is a fusion of social work and art. The music is a strange fusion of Folk-Rock-Reggae which represents the rare combination of cultures and environments which Renee embodies. Her father is Bolivian and mother is Dutch, she grew up in France but was born in the US (NJ). Her family background and love of social work have granted her great privilege to work, study and travel in other countries. Learning and understanding from people of distinct cultures, socioeconomic contexts and environments has been a main priority in her life. She composes songs in order to express herself and to share her experiences with the greater whole.

Renee started writing songs at a very young age (13) but Life’s path brought her to study Environmental Sciences and Public Health and to work in Argentina, Bolivia, Panama, USA and Venezuela. She could not ignore her passion for writing songs and produced her first album (pop-rock) in 2005 followed by a demo production with Quinoa Groove (Andean Rock). After one year of social work in Latin America, Renee returns with a second full length album "Caras de Agente Doble E" ("Faces of Agent Doble E") which she produced with much blood and sweat in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 2006 to April 2007. Argentine producer Matias Martyn and local musicians from TIBETAN MONKEY (myspace.com/tibetan monkey Reggae-Dub), SINSEMILLA (Reggae) and TONY FLUYE (Funk-Rock) bring the 12-song production to life. With simple lyrics and enticing music, Renee fuses her passions; South and North America, social work and music, love and nature. You'll hear rock with a Portishead, Nirvana, Byork, Blind Melon, Soundgarden feel (listen to So Irrational, Lullabye, Smile) and Reggae - Manu Chau, Lee Perry, and the Wailers with a female touch (check out Vinchuca, Break Away) - and - even dancehall (Open Mind). Her vocals will make you dance and dream.

The bilingual album (English and Spanish) is characterized by Renee's catchy but creative melodies and quirky song themes, including, insect disease vectors ("Mosquito", Dengue fever prevention and "Vinchuca", risk factors for Chagas disease) and love songs as odes to the Sun ("Oblivion") and the Sea ("Blue Mystery"). The album was first released in Buenos Aires, Argentina (aired live on 95.5 Rock&Pop FM and Open Air Radio) and released in NYC (Mopitkins, June 9th).

Why AGENT DOUBLE E?

Well, as a woman - in Latin America it is strange to be named Renée - so she has always presented herself as René "with double e for a woman" translated in Spanish to "con doble e para mujer" - and her nomadic lifestyle leads some friends to suspect that she's a SPY - HAHAH. Who knows? Thus the name Agent Double E (Agente Doble E)!

Other MUSICAL PROJECTS

Renee is a member of the Andean folk-rock band, Quinoa Groove, which performs for private parties, benefits and in the open-air (SF Bay Area, California) (http://www.cdbaby.com/quinoagroove, 2006). She has sung with Spiritual Reggae Band (http://www.spiritualreggae.com.ar), SoloSol (http://www.myspace.com/solosolreggae), WEADEM (http://www.myspace.com/WEADEM) and PACIFIC VIBRATIONS.

Other Links:

http://virb.com/agentdoublee

Electronic Press Kit http://sonicbids.com/reneeasteria

PARA ESPANOL VER http://virb.com/agentedoblee

Pour Francais Voir http//virb.com/agentdoubleefrancais

Japanese See http://shalestonemusic.jp/world/asteria.htm

Discography

Faces of Agent Double E’ / ‘Caras de Agente Doble E’/ ‘Visages de l’Agent Double E’ 2007 Asteria Records http://cdbaby.com/asteria2

‘Quinoa Groove : Semilla’ 2006 Asteria Records & Viento de los Andes http://cdbaby.com/quinoagroove

‘Renee Asteria’ 2005 Asteria Records http://cdbaby.com/asteria

Radio Airplay:

95.9 FM Rock&Pop - Buenos Aires, Argentina 99.5 Radio Open, Tigre, Argentina 99.3 FM and www.kclafm.com 101.5 FM KDRT Roots Hour (Davis, CA) 91.5 FM KKUP, Don Campeau "No Pigeonholes" (Sta Monica, CA) Air on Lord Litter's Radio Show (Germany) www.lordlitter.de www.radiomarabu.de Ito Koboyashi Radio Show (LA, California) KPOO (SF Bay Area, California) ArtistFirst Radio Network http://stream.netro.ca/afrn Whole Wheat Radio Also Playlisted on: NetteRadio.com Kweevak.com Indie-Music.com isound.com radioparadise.com etc.

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