Portland-based Cory O & Raquel Divar are a DJ/producer-rap
duo that has been collaborating to create high-energy underground
bass music with live rapping since 2012. Raquel—who was recently
named as one of the most underrated Portland rappers in 2016—is
originally from San Francisco, and producer/Portlander Cory supplies
the couple’s heavy bass sound and always uses a pair of turntables.
As for their live shows, Cory O spins the beats continuously
throughout their entire set, with Raquel coming on and off the
mic–seemingly at will—to deliver succinct rhymes. What results is
seamless experimentation and a party vibe that’s also engaging to
massive audiences.
Each artist is adamant about pursuing solo musical projects,
but for the last couple years the two have been energizing crowds up
and down the West Coast, appearing at music festivals such as
Emissions West Coast Bass Culture and What the Festival (WTF).
Cory O & Raquel Divar are working on their debut full-length,
which is currently unnamed and due out in spring 2017.