Rio Loz born in Cali,Colombia raised in Texas & Florida.He is the Godson of the well- received Salsa Composer Jairo Varela (El Grupo Niche) Growing up deeply in salsa Leading him to play the Trumpet .As well as being Exposed to HipHop, Rio became influenced by artist from Lauryn Hill to calle 13,LudaCris,Mos Def to Ruben Blades & Sade & many more.His attraction for music Started an at early age.
Rio’s sound is a result of his dual ethnicity wide a range of musical genres in Spanish and English.
Rio’s passion is to unify people of color, bring together people with diffrent backgrounds and cultures as well as inspire people to be more self aware all over the world.
Committing to music indefinitely back in the year 2013, Rio Loz has partook in series of performances and numerous collective project releases and since then has released his first debut solo Project”The Pre EP “in 7/7/17. Rio’ss first compilation release was with his music collective under the umbrella name Coast Contra with the project titled “The Coast Contra Volume T ape Vol. 1” in the prior year of 2014 on August 18th. This project received great reviews and also led to Rio’s first performances in Miami, FL at sweat records as a headliner. Concluding this Rio has performed in many different cities and even huge festivals such as SXSW which hosts plenty of A-lists artists. Outside of music, he is a multi-faceted individual involved with acting, literature, philosophy, fashion design and modeling as well. In the bottom of the year 2015 Rio and his associates (Taj Austin, Eric Jamal and Ras Austin) of Coast Contra made R.I.O.T. clothing. The acronym R.I.O.T. standing for “resisting injustice oppression together” which is still an extremely successful business venture.
Rio Loz is currently under way of releasing the first Coast Contra collaborative album (TBA) as well as a Coast Contra mixtape in the summer of 2018. Rio Loz along with his Coast Contra crew and label mates will consistently continue performing in numerous local Los Angeles shows through the year as well.