Cory O & Raquel Divar
Cory O and Raquel Divar is a west coast-bass focused producer/rapper duo. Since 2012 the Portland-based duo has worked together to hone their unique cutting-edge style of music that seamlessly combines the traditions of old-school hip-hop, Southern rap, grime, dubstep, trap, and glitch-hop. Cory O delivers the duo’s bass-heavy, synth-driven beats while Raquel spits with force and precision, which can be described as simultaneously poetic and gangster. In 2016 The Willamette Week named Raquel one of Portland’s most underrated rappers in and “Vandals” was named one of Portland’s most underrated rap songs of 2017. For their live shows, Cory O spins beats while Raquel delivers succinct rhymes. People have described their sets as powerfully impactful with an infectious party vibe.
Both Cory and Raquel maintain successful solo careers but when they come together their energy and talent are difficult to match. The duo has recently energized crowds up and down the west coast with performances at festivals such as Emissions: West Coast Bass Culture and What The Festival. The duo also performs at staple bass music nights such as Wormhole Wednesday and Soundpieces where they’ve played alongside artists such as Candyland, Break Science, K Theory, and Buku. As a DJ, Cory has individually also supported DMC champions A-Trak, Jon1st, and Shiftee, as well as Rusko, Skream, Flosstradamus, Kill Paris, Meaux Green, Ganz, Truth, and The Polish Ambassador. In 2018, the duo released their first collaborative EP titled The Reign. They recently premiered their music video for their single “RUNNERS ANTHEM” with HipHopDX and it has garnished over 47K views.