Rachel Raw is new to the game but far from being a beginner. Her name popped up
suddenly, seemingly from nowhere, in mid-2018 when she started working closely with the
Jannowitz Records crew in Cologne.
It was only a few months later that Rachel Raw had already set up her very own label,
Jannowitz sister Jaw Dropping Records. But that was not enough: She kickstarted her DJ
career the same year, not giving a damn about industry standards or trends. No, Rachel Raw
and her sound are unique. Her style is defined by deep and mysterious beats with a sexy
touch. Melodic and funky, playful but straight-forward.
Rachel Raw can’t be categorised easily which in times of hundreds of different Beatport
categories is peculiar. But that’s what makes her special and what has already caught the
attention of some of the biggest clubs in western Germany: Butan in Wuppertal, Studio in
Essen, der Weiße Hase in Berlin, Friesen Bar in Cologne are just some of the venues that
Rachel Raw tore apart only after a few weeks of being on the scene’s table.
She shared decks with the likes of Magic Cacoon and German legend Frank Sonic which led
to her first international gigs: An all night long performance at Wöschi in Switzerland and a
show at Tante Pinte & Härterei in Zürich – both nights she shared with her partner in crime,
Jannowitz Records label head BOHO, who has been a constant supporter of hers and was
the one initially believing in her musical talent and vision.
It was BOHO who somehow discovered Rachel Raw by inviting her to play one of his
infamous All Night Longs in Cologne. It was back then when the 29-year-old realised what
joy and fulfilment sharing the music that she holds dearly in her head and heart brings and
when she decided to express herself not only at home but in front of complete strangers. A
task that in the beginning seemed dreadful but became totally routined after her first
2019 will be Rachel Raw’s year, catapulting her from Cologne’s underground scene to the
rest of the world with a focus not only on her DJ sets – with nothing less but an India tour in
the making – but also on her label. With Jaw Dropping records Rachel Raw has convinced
some of the biggest names in the industry to become a part of her baby. And with her first
ever remix for Nico Pusch (co-produced with buddy Howard.Mono). Rachel Raw is also
ready to climb up the charts ladder. “Music has no boundaries” is her message to everyone
who ever gave up hope in the underground music scene. Get ready for a woman with a
mission, that is to break with trends and labels and to
unite music lovers from all different genres and