If you were to Google the name ARAABMUZIK, you would discover a lot video’s showing this music
producer hammering on an MPC as if he was Travis Barker on the drums. With his fast rhythmic
touches on the machine – while donning a New Era fitted, some might call it poetry in motion, others
might say it’s suicide on an MPC, but for this producer it’s just another day on the job.
Born Abraham Orellana in Providence, RI, the middle child of two other siblings, he grew up with an
affection to music starting at a very young age. “I’ve been drumming since the age of 3. When I was
around 10, I started getting into keyboard and producing my own music.” Half Dominican and
Guatemalan, he confesses that his Hispanic heritage has influenced his music to a degree. With his
mom being a one-time professional singer he’s been around melodies and beats his entire life,
however; growing up in Providence… it’s natural to assume Hip-Hop not having much of an
influence in the city, considering that’s it sprawled so far away in New England.