Justin Raisen is a songwriter, record producer, recording engineer, mix engineer, lyricist, and multi-instrumentalist with credits including Angel Olsen, Sky Ferreira, Kim Gordon, Kylie Minogue Santigold, Charli XCX, Lawrence Rothman, Ariel Pink, Marissa Nadler & Yves Tumor.
Proving to be a landmark year, his work on Sky Ferreira's "Night Time My Time" was named best new music on Pitchfork.com as well as top 21 albums of the year in Rolling Stone 2013. Following the success of True Romance, Raisen was credited as a producer and writer on Charli XCX’s album, Sucker, which was voted #1 “Best Pop Album of 2015.”
In 2016, Justin co-wrote and produced Kim Gordon’s first single, “Murdered Out” as well as produced Angel Olsen’s album, critically acclaimed My Woman. According to Pitchfork’s recent article, “WTF is Pop”, Raisen’s “west coast free-spiritedness and a no-bullshit New York edge” is what makes his eccentric personality so magnetic. He draws lyrical inspiration from songs that are off putting yet straight forward like artists such as Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, David Bowie, and the Velvet Underground. When asked about being labeled a pop producer and if it bothers him, Raisen responded “No, I just get a kick out of it. But also, it's 2016. WTF is pop, man? I have no clue. Pop is not even pop anymore. I like to bring a bent shape. I guess I'm a rebel…”