An inside look.
Cloud Ray is an American Hip-Hop / Pop / EDM Recording Artist and Music Producer who has been setting the music world alight with his versatility and musical dexterity. A gifted producer who also has scintillating bars and immaculate wordplay, Cloud Ray is using music to tell a heartfelt story about his life and share his experiences with listeners. Born in Manhattan, New York, and raised in Old Bridge, New Jersey, Cloud Ray is breaking new ground and blurring the lines between genres and in the process creating authentic music that will inspire and convey real messages and emotions.
Cloud Ray's music can be described as charismatic with a melodic style that is intricate and unique but still very accessible to people from all walks of life. Having been introduced to a wide range of music by his mother, he developed an eclectic palette of sounds from genres such as RnB, Pop, and Hip-Hop to Classical, Reggae and even Country. He later came to be inspired by music icons such as Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, The Black Eyed Peas, and J. Cole. Naturally, Cloud Ray is also an avid admirer of all forms of expressive music and he is setting himself up to become one of the most memorable producers and artists of this generation by turning pain into purpose and creating timeless music that is not only meaningful but creates a platform for introspective thoughts. Cloud Ray has a flow that is captivating, and witty and is often sprinkled with nuances of nostalgia.
He has already begun his journey towards becoming a world-renowned name with the release of his debut EP “Urban City Elegance” which has garnered steady traction, firmly cementing him at the forefront of the new era of producers and artists who see beyond the confines of genre. He has already had a notable performance at The Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee USA, and also briefly featured in an episode of VH1's Love and Hip Hop: New York as the Recording Engineer for Remy Ma and Papoose.
Cloud Ray's music blends an exotic fusion of Hip Hop culture into Mainstream Pop with occasional seasonings of EDM and House. His 2022 debut release, 'Urban City Elegance', was produced in collaboration with 2x Platinum Producer and DJ Treadway and since its release in August 2022, the EP has gained over 500K streams worldwide. Throughout the EP, Cloud Ray delivers monumental emotions plastered against hard-hitting drums and fast-paced synth arpeggios all while maintaining a groovy rhythm. There is no doubt that Cloud Ray is poised to change the status quo of the industry.
URBAN CITY ELEGANCE (2022 RELEASE)
Executive Producer: Treadway
Songwriters: Adam Hitchman, Hunter Hayes
Vocal Production: Natalie Kaye Robertson
Music Production: Adam Hitchman, Hunter Hayes
Recording Engineer: Adam Hitchman, Hunter Hayes
Mixing Engineer: Justin Sheriff of Cybersounds
Mastering Engineer: Ted Jensen of Sterling Sounds
Distributed by: DistroKid on Behalf of Cloud Ray Music
Recording Studios: MJ Records (2020-2021), Hourglass Recording Studios (2021-2022),
B-Room Studios (2022)
Artwork, Titles & Signatures: Galaxy Visual Media (A1)
Photographer: C.O.T. Collective, Trigger Jones, Ashley Boscia
P.R.O: ASCAP, BMI