ROC CARTEL SIGNS NBC'S EMMY AWARD WINNING "THE VOICE" FINALIST RAQUEL CASTRO
ROC CARTEL SIGNS NBC'S EMMY AWARD WINNING "THE VOICE" FINALIST RAQUEL CASTRO DEBUT SINGLE, "YOUNG & DUMB" SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST RELEASE
Los Angeles, CA, July 15, 2015 (Newswire.com) - Roc Cartel is pleased to announce the signing of Raquel Castro, the music group’s first acquisition under a new deal with Unable Distribution.
Castro, a native New Yorker, first captured our hearts as the lead in the movie “Jersey Girl,” then showcased her remarkable vocal and dance talents to the world on NBC's Emmy Award winning "The Voice." As a finalist on Christina Aguilera’s squad, Raquel recalls her most memorable stage moment: "Performing "Lady Marmalade" with Christina Aguilera and the team.”
Welcome to Summer 2015 where Castro’s latest offering "Young & Dumb" is slated to impact radio and retail this August. Written by Raquel Castro and produced by Jon Kilmer with remixes by DJLW, this catchy and memorable tune she calls “Hip-Pop,” pop with a fun urban flavor. “I want my music to be honest and relatable with a feel-good vibe.” said Raquel.
"The public has watched her grow up in movies and on TV.” said Ray De La Garza, President, Roc Cartel. "Raquel is the type of true young talent we have been searching for - it’s such an honor to have her on our label. She is a creative inspiration who brings so much to everything she does, we are thrilled to have her join our family of artists."
Raquel can next be seen as the character singer South Salamanca on Disney’s "Liv and Maddie" with musical guest Andy Grammar set to air August 16. She is currently in pre-production for the music video to “Young & Dumb” and in studio with her production team completing her first full-length CD for release in 2016. Raquel has appeared since her youth on several episodes of “Sesame Street” and “Nick Jr.,” ET’s “Kid’s Choice Awards,” “Law & Order SVU,” Broadway’s “White Christmas,” Ludacris/Mary J. Blige music video for “Runaway Love,” Rosie O’Donnell’s “America” (Lifetime) and “Winging It” (Canada).
Raquel Castro Trivia:
She is half Puerto Rican, and half Italian.
She is the fourth of five children, with two older sisters, an older brother and a younger brother.
Her older brother Anthony is in the US Air Force.
Her brother David is a cast member on ABC Family’s “Shadowhunters”
Her nickname is Kel.
She was on the dance competition team at Michelle Ferraro's Dance USA and has won first place in jazz, hip hop, tap and lyrical.
She has a teacup Pomeranian named Karma.
About Roc Cartel Music Group:
Roc Cartel was founded in 2014 and is managed and operated by Ray De La Garza (20 year music executive and former General Manager of 2101 Records) and DJ Lynnwood (Internationally known DJ, Producer and Radio Personality). Roc Cartel operates as a boutique 360 music group. Its offerings include the Roc Cartel record label, artist management, radio promotion, marketing and music production.
Roc Cartel artists include International superstar Mohombi (#1 songs in 14 countries throughout Europe and Asia), Pop artist Lara Johnston, Hip-Hop artist RAWCUS, Urban/Pop artist Chy-Anne, Hybrid Indy Alternative Rock/Electro Hip-Hop band DAMEHT and Dance artists Lauren Chavez, Lynn Wood and Kimberly Cole.