RAiK RAiK Rotterdam Raw energy, multi talented, pure vitality and exceptional flair are just a few words to summarise up and coming artist RAiK. Hailing from the contemporary hustle and bustle of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, RAiK is an up and coming international sensation who has developed an impressive career at lightning speed. Entering the industry from a humble position, RAiK began his journey under his former alias Rudebeats, where he assembled old-school Hip-hop beats by beatboxing and producing. Later down the line, equipped with the zest to explore new territory, this curious newcomer crossed into singing and song-writing. This new venture ultimately marked the birth of RAiK. With his alias based around the British slang word for ‘journey,’ RAiK was undoubtedly a striking stage name for the singer/songwriter, who has captured a new method of telling his story through performance. The RAiK sound consists of a tight blend of Pop, Soul and Latin vibez with a raw Hip-hop / Trap edge. Also honouring his roots, it’s not uncommon to hear RAiK’s epic beatboxing skills and stand-out guitar licks within his tunes. This unique flavour also served as inspiration for international Producers Diplo & Boaz van de Beatz to work with RAiK, resulting in a shared collaboration on the monster hit “Buscando Huellas” by Major Lazer feat. J Balvin & Sean Paul, where he played the guitar for. Later he also got involved in the track “Colorblind” by Diplo & Lil Xan, for co-production. Besides working with big names behind the scenes RAiK has international releases as an Artist/Vocalist on record labels such as: Spinnin Records, Cloud 9 music, Barong Family (Yellow Claw), Be Yourself Music and more to come! Performance-wise, aside from his energetic and capturing on-stage performances, this innovative upcomer also relishes playing a rare and unique acoustic set. With his rich musical background, RAiK complete pleasure by entertaining the crowd with numerous instruments. Whether it be the guitar, keyboard loop pedal and extensive range of vocal skills, this one-man band never fails to inject his shows with a rough ‘n heavy undertone.