Raz Olsher is a London-based music producer, songwriter and composer. Raz works out of Fossil Studios, which he founded in 2009 in Hackney Central, East London and has since worked with Gilles Peterson, Lemar, M. J. Cole, Krust, Sam Lee for his 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize nominated album ‘A Ground of its Own', Ebe Oke for the album Valor (2011), Bishi, Nathaniel Rateliff, Zej, Lois Winstone and South Africa's Thandiswa Mazwai. In 2012, he topped the UK charts with Sam & The Womp - Bom Bom, exceeding one million sales worldwide.
More recently, Raz has been producing and writing with artists such as Shannon Saunders, Tara McDonald, Ayanna Witter Johnson for her latest EP, Black Panther, Thabo and Lady Chann.
Alongside recording and producing artists, Olsher has scored the music for a range of shorts, documentaries and feature lengths such as Vertigo (2005), Encore (2007), Sophie (2008), The Last Ten (2011), Child (2011), Raw Muscle (2011) The Tempest (2011), "Buoy", The Ninth Cloud, set and filmed in East London and starring French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade and Michael Madsen due for release in 2014. Most recently he's written the score for "Twelve" (2013) a short starring Bafta winning actress Monica Dolan (Appropriate Adult) and has created the sound design for "Not Ever" starring Emilia Fox (The Pianist) featuring original music from Roger O'Donnell (The Cure). Raz has also worked with a number of premium brands producing original audio content for television and radio including Coca Cola, Budwesier, Sonos, Captain Morgan and L'Oriel.
In 2011, he won Ditto's Critic's Choice award for his interpretation of Rachmaninoff's "Prelude in C-sharp Minor", which later paved the formation of his experimental trio, Rubato.
Raz is also known on the live dance music circuit, most recently through his live house music collective, aptly named Bassically who craft sophisticated electronic dance music originally programmed by machines using purely live instrumentation. With their first originals release 'Know This Land' and Nice7 remix under Noir Music and another following this with Black Butter set for October 2015. Prior to this, Olsher lead another similar conceptual act named Zej; a live duo creating innovative performances through the use of technology and musical instruments covering genres such as Dubstep, Jungle, House and Electro. They were awarded the BBC Radio 1 New Talent Award for these performances.
Finally, branching out into the disco scene comes the last of Olsher's newly emerging projects. Aliased as Bubblegum, releases are set for release under the label ISM by artist 'Yam Who?', with remixes by Qwest Life.