Dre Z Biography:
Andres, “Dre Z” or “Draezy” Estrada is an Artist, singer, song writer, and producer. NEw solo album ready to drop Fall 2015! New spring 2015 album collaborations with California roots artist Biblical, “Stay Focus” Dre Z & Biblical, released February 2015, & collaboration album with NEw Mexico hip- hop artists the 2Bers, "lift the lotus" Dre Z & 2Bers available May 2015.
2014’s Single “No Apology” with Roots Gwaan (feat. Junior Reid) was highly received in the reggae community.
He stays firmly rooted in reggae and is always producing and collaborating with other artists in New Mexico, Hawaii and Northern California. An exciting upcoming Dre Z album will feature a musical pallet of roots, conscious, R & B ,lovers rock, positive reggae and new guest features.
He came from a musical family in the Rio Grande valley in northern New Mexico. From a young age Dre was inspired by the music of Jamican and American singers. Dre started playing guitar at age 10, piano at age 13 and put his first reggae group together and started to sing at age 14. Dre z went on to record his first album "Dreaming Gaea" in 1997 at age 15.
Moving to the big city in at age 20 while writing and singing with his own group One Foundation, he also co-produced and sang for the Albuquerque based group Mystic Vision, and was voted "Best Local Reggae Band" by Albuquerque's weekly entertainment magazine the Alabi, for both groups 5 yeas in a row. Working with Albuquerque's legends Mystic Vision from 2004 to 2009 Dre Z performed and toured with the group, wrote and produced over a dozen albums working with Mystic Vision including two best selling roots albums with St. Croix's Midnite.
In 2005 Dre Z with Mystic Vision toured the South West with the group Midnite out of St. Croix , and later produced one of the first mainland- St Croix collaborations, Midnite and Mystic Vision collaboration called "Current" produced by Dre Z and JB in Soho New York, Arizona and New Mexico. A West coast tour followed and another collaboration album, "New 1000" both number one sellers on Ernie B’s reggae for three weeks.
Producing over 10 albums with Mystic Vision and two solo projects, Dre hit the road again with Mystic Vision in 2007 with St.Croix Artists Army, Ancient King, and backing band Black Seed out of Atlanta and St. Croix. the release "Ancient King" album produced by Dre Z and JB sealed the tour. December 2009 Dre Z started work on his first solo project outside mainland USA "Just One", written and recorded on Hawaii island, In 2010 Dre Z and Roots Gwaan recorded their first collab album "Sons of the King" followed by a Southeast/ Hawaii tour. In 2011, Dre Z and Roots Gwaan
released a New Mexico -Hawaii collaboration album featuring a single with Maui's Marty Dread. A New Mexico- California -Hawaii tour followed and inspired a new and still up and coming sequel.
In 2010 Dre Z released his third solo album "Just One" followed by a small tour in the Pacific Islands.
Dre Z is curently working on Four new albums and new collab and solo project coming soon. Look for all the new projects coming soon! You can find Dre Z on Facebook, Youtube, itunes, Soundcloud, and Instagram as NativeFyah productions.