Rumbah
@ Orange Corner
Ibiza, Spain

Hustle
@ Itaca
Ibiza, Spain

Saturday Sessions
@ Ministry of Sound
London, UK

The Gallery
@ Turnmills
London, UK

Plasa 2005
@ London, UK


Tangerine
@ Slug
Bath, UK


Mela Festival 2003
@ Leicester, UK

Magik
@ The Venue
Edinburgh, UK


Cream
@ Revolution
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK


Culture
@ Tall Trees
Yarm, UK

Mela Festival 2003
@ Leeds, UK

Sugar Shack
@ The Empire
Middlesbrough, UK


Oct 2009 - July 2010
Rumbah @ Ohso
Newcastle Upon-Tyne, UK

Oct 2008 - Apr 2009
Funkytown @ The Keys
Middlesbrough, UK

Mar 2004 - Mar 2005
Bar Size @ Darlington, UK

Feb 2001 - Mar 2002
Rumbah @ Dickens Inn Middlesbrough, UK

Sep 2000 - Feb 2002
@ Mojos
Middlesbrough, UK

Aug 2000 - Jan 2002
Beta Lounge & Rumbah
@ The Purple Onion Middlesbrough, UK

Aug 1999 - Aug 2001
Rare Pleasure
@ Club Emporium
Middlesbrough, UK

May 1999 - Sep 2000
Rare Pleasure
@ Mojo Café
Middlesbrough, UK

May 1999 - June 2000
Network
@Teesside Student Union
Middlesbrough, UK


'House Trained'
@ Leith FM - 87.7 FM

‘Friday Night Sound Bite’
@ Galaxy 105-106 FM

‘Decibels For
the Educated’

@ pulseradio.net

London based Rayees Rashid (formerly DJ Rice) has held residencies and carried out guest performances at a number of clubs and venues throughout the UK and Europe (Ibiza, London, Edinburgh, Leeds, Newcastle). He has performed for Super-Clubs such as the Ministry of Sound, The Gallery and Turnmills to name a few. As well as performing on the club scene, he can also be seen performing at festivals; recent sets include: International Festival of Art, Technology, Music& Film and for O2’s Leeds & Leicester Mela Festivals.

Rayees’s sets have won critical acclaim within the underground club scene, with performances alongside international DJ’s Roger Sanchez, Mark Knight, Norman Jay and Stevie ‘Sole’ Middleton. His wealth of experience as a DJ since 1999 and as an avid vinyl collector since 1994 has given Rayees the musical know how to enable him to translate his Electronic, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Disco and World Music influences into successful live performances.

Rayees draws upon an eclectic range of artists, and is passionate about discovering new sounds to broaden his musical horizons. With an instinctive ability to know what to mix, a set could easily travel through: Carl Craig, FelaKuti, Francois Kevorkian, Herbie Hancock, Henrik Schwarz, James Brown, Jazzanova, Kraftwerk, Larry Heard, Matthew Herbert, NitinSawhney, Ron Trent, St Germain, Todd Terry, T-Connection and a whole range in between!

Muzik magazine awarded him the prestigious Bedroom Bedlam accolade in 2002; an award, which has also been given to other well known and respected DJ’s such as James Zabiela, Yousef, Paulo Mojo and Deepgroove. In 2004, he was also granted the International DJ magazine Raw Talent award.

As well as performing on the club and festival scene, Rayees has also worked within the international Fashion and Lifestyle arena. Performances for the multi-award winning department store Psyche, and international salon chain Toni & Guy, have all played host to his live DJ sets. He has also performed live on radio broadcasts for Galaxy, Leith FM, BBC and Pulseradio.net.

His musical collective are much in demand, as they make appearances at exclusive venues throughout the UK. The collective fuses a live DJ, a multi-disciplinary Percussionist, and a multi-instrumentalist playing Saxophone, Flute and EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument), that create new interpretations of tracks on the fly, through improvisation and performance.

A great finish to 2015 with a session alongside Jean-Benoît Dunckel, from iconic French Band ‘Air’ and the closing party for Yves Saint Laurent’ Style is Eternal, the first exhibition in the UK to present a comprehensive display of the French fashion designer’s work and life. 2016 will venture further into arts/fashion projects, with previous performances for a variety of artists and fashion designers, including, David Hockney, Gavin Turk, Henry Poole & Co, Julian Opie and Laura Ashley.

Production wise, Rayees’s music has been featured on the BBC for the film The Chimera Project and International DJ magazine compared his studio work on the Time Out EP with that of legendary Wu-Tang Clan producer RZA; high praise indeed.

As a qualified Youth Worker, Rayees’s ‘Respect’ DJ Workshops have inspired many young people in Youth Clubs, Sports Clubs and Community Projects. The ‘Respect’ workshops allow young people to learn the art of mixing music, and through this develop skills such as self-confidence and discipline, communication and using technology.

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