Raised in Hayward, California, Rashee Grier began his music career as a producer. After graduating high school, he bought his first drum machine and hasn't stopped making music since. "Music has always been a big part of my life." Growing up with an Uncle that is a DJ, he became deeply rooted with music growing in his very fibers. Like his influences--DJ Premiere, Dr. Dre and Madlib, Carlo Rashee makes story-telling beats to express true emotion on R & B and Soul tracks that are true to his life, telling a snapshot of his successes, and struggles on creating a social change. Earlier in his career, his mixes and beats drew the attention of local bay area artists such as Spice One, Planet Asia and Silk-E. During the next few years, he focused on producing songs and albums for other artists. One of the most recent artists, Young Buck's song Sooner or Later, was released in March 2010.
Today, he is primarily known as Carlo Rashee and is the founder and CEO of Studio 92 Music. Upgrading from three recording studio locations, he now produces all of his music at his 1,000 square foot music production and recording facility in Hayward. Years past the simple use of an ASR-10, a MPC2000xl and a couple of samples, Carlo Rashee's passion for music and technology has a well plot out combination between using tools such as Reason and Cubase while working with musicians for live instrumentation. Unlike most producers, he tries to avoid samples as much as possible, preferring to have studio musicians re-play pieces of music he wants to use, because it allows him more flexibility to change the pieces in rhythm and tempo. He takes pride in his success with his originality and experimentation. "I want my music to be refreshing to an artist's ear and quench their thirst for great music."
Margaret T. Tobias
Marketing and Community Relations of Studio 92 Music, as well as the former CEO of Dance, Music, Recording (DMR) Management for ten years. She started DMR to bridge the gap between performers and the stage by providing opportunities for artists to showcase their talent not only in the US Market but also in Asia. Margaret has taken numerous careers to new heights with her incredible management, marketing and overall business expertise.
Margaret's passion for helping others also led her to start a nonprofit, Passion Society to educate youth and young adults through music and the performing arts. Deeply rooted in her Filipino culture, she wanted to give back to her country and added an overseas program, Journey 2 Origin in 2003. Recently on their 5th journey back to the Philippines, 25 volunteers from USA, Japan, Korea, China and Norway, raised enough funds to teach free music and performing arts workshops to over 7,500 children subjected to child abuse, labor and prostitution. As a fundraising professional, she has acquired over $2 million in resources and funds through donor relationships, grant writing and corporate sponsorships for companies, nonprofits and recording artists in the Bay Area. She is also a board member for Funkanometry SF, All The Way Live Foundation and National Dance Week, New York.
Currently, Margaret's love for music prevails and has her dedicated and focused on Studio 92 Music. "I want artists to have the necessary tools and resources to compete in this market when they decide to take a chance on their talent and share it with the world."