REMI – 5 A.M. feat. Whosane

REMI’s sophomore LP Divas and Demons was independently released through REMI’s own label imprint House of Beige Records, soon nominated for an ARIA Award and given 4.5 out of 5 stars labelled “A landmark release” by Rolling Stone Australia. The Triple J Featured Album included the widely loved singles “For Good” featuring Sampa The Great, “Substance Therapy”, and “Lose Sleep” featuring Jordan Rakei, and became the duo’s first official ARIA Top 10 record.2018 saw their most recent single release “My People” featuring Thando arrive, a celebration of those closest to them that was again showered in praise from Triple J and earned them the place of Independent Artist of the Week on FBi Radio. Remi also released the highly acclaimed, collaborative EP Black Hole Sun with New Zealand based MC Raiza Biza and Detroit producer visionary Black Milk, all mixed by Sensible J.

Remi’s effortless flow on “5.A.M” sways in precise time to Sensible J’s organic and world-class production, the synonymous makings of a REMI release, multi-layered in both meaning and musicality. Crossing between punctuated raps and satin-like vocals from Remi, J follows with rolling percussion that crescendos to old-school R&B choruses featuring Whosane.

“More than ever I’ve been using music to sort through and let go. I wrote 5 A.M. when I was locked in the house for a couple of days with the flu. I guess I was trying to get all the shit out of my body or something because my mind wandered to a toxic past relationship and I just needed to write about it. I hadn’t dealt with many parts of it, so there was a lot of real-time processing and redrafting before I could properly articulate the whole situation.

Sensible J, with the help of Silent J (not to be confused), had already created the perfect beat-scape for me to vent over. However, when I’d finished writing, I felt like we needed some different energy. My brother Whosane has always been one of my favourite people to work with. I love how his mind works in creative settings and I love his voice even more.

One of my favourite albums growing up was Tha Eastsidaz record presented by Snoop Dogg. I loved how people would just come in and out randomly, creating hooks inside of verses and bringing different styles to keep the music moving. That was the intention behind getting him in. He only features for 8bars but his presence is felt HEAVILY. (Many thanks to Silent J for completely flipping there beat for him!!)”

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Remi & Raiza Biza return with new collaborative EP Black Hole Sun, out now

New Zealand’s Raiza Biza and Australia’s hip-hop frontrunner Remi Kolawole has recently shared their new EP Black Hole Sun via their respective imprints Low Key Source and House of Beige Records. With the record’s beat-making in the hands of Detroit’s legendary hip-hop and production maestro Black Milk, the 6-track masterpiece flows between infectious grooves and features from the likes of Sampa the Great and Baro. Ahead of their upcoming Australia & New Zealand tour, the collaboration is also treating fans to the wild visuals for debut single “Runner” ft. Baro.

The impeccable release absorbs all the free-flowing vocals and dynamic production afforded by the lineup of cross-nation collaborators, making for a melting pot of hip-hop and soul visions in one stunning reel of beats. Recent track “Runner” ft. Baro gave the first taste from the team; a high tempo, beat-driven hip-hop track electrified by dancing production from Black Milk, slick lyrics and cheeky verses from Melbourne friend Baro. Dropping the knees to a lower body groove, “Jiggy” expels deep bass strums to drive formidable vocals, backed by the smooth rhymes of Sampa the Great for a spine-tingling track and a force to be reckoned with. Stepping behind the mic for the feverous “Freeman”, Black Milk joins Remi and Raiza for a stunning marriage of hip-hop vocals atop a slowed down beat, explosive bass hits and spiralling keys.

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Livestock” sees a refrain from special guests for a perfect homage to the chemistry behind the Remi and Raiza partnership, embodied in flowing vocals and blissful harmonies beside Black Milk’s ascending beats you can’t help but shimmy along to. “P.O.M.” continues the killer showcase of collaborative vocals while Black Milk curates yet another undeniable deep groove that slides into the finale in “Genesis”. A thought-provoking and powerful speech sustained by rolling production and defiant rhymes delivered once again by Sampa the Great, the track is a seamless sign-off to the record.

Accompanying the new EP is the video for recent sensation “Runner”, following the late-night escapades of Remi, Raiza and Baro, plus a cameo from Remi’s long-time musical collaborator (and half of REMI) Sensible J, who mixed the record at House of Beige Studios.

In celebration of the EP Remi and Raiza Biza will be bringing their new record in its entirety live to select stages in both their home countries this November. Kicking off on Friday November 9 on Remi’s home turf at Melbourne Northcote Social Club, the boys will then head to Sydney’s iconic The Lansdowne Hotel on Friday November 16. They will next venture to Caroline in Wellington on Friday November 23 to meet Raiza Biza’s national fans, before wrapping up at Auckland’s Neck of the Woodson Saturday November 24. Fans can also catch Remi with his full live band at Southern Comfort’s multi-stage party Southern Sounds, hitting Sydney on Saturday December 8.

REMI are firmly placed at the top of Australia’s soul and hip-hop spectrum, having performed sold-out headline tours across Europe & Australia as well as shared the stage with the likes of Joey Bada$$Danny Brown & De La Soul. Hamilton-based Kiwi-Rwandan rapper Raiza Biza has also seen global success, taking his captivating storytelling to stages across Europe, Australia and New Zealand. No strangers to collaboration, the artists have previously worked together on REMI’s Divas and Demons track “Hate You”, with Remi also backing up on a remix track for Raiza’s “Strong Woman”. Their guest vocalists have also long been part of the family, with Remi and Sampa each featuring on one another’s latest records as well as Sensible J’s debut solo release “Fire Sign”.

Needing little introduction since rising as a young hip-hop star, Detroit visionary Black Milk made his first major mark on the industry with his work on Slum Village’s records before going on to work with the likes of J. DillaDanny BrownRZABlack Thought (The Roots), and Pharoahe Monch. Now signed to Nas’ record label Mass Appeal Records, where his latest multi-genre masterpiece FEVER was released, the prolific producer and rapper continues to expand on his acclaimed and diverse portfolio now with this new collaborative gem that will keep you moving with each and every listen.

 

Original Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Southern Comfort Presents Multi-Stage Party Celebrating The Spirit Of New Orleans

Remi (Full Band Show) / Sissy Nobby (USA) / Kaiit Milan Ring / Dj Sezzo / End Notes Big Band Larrie B2B Dezzy D / Levins B2B Jimmy Sing Southern […]

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Remi (Full Band Show) / Sissy Nobby (USA) / Kaiit
Milan Ring / Dj Sezzo / End Notes Big Band
Larrie B2B Dezzy D / Levins B2B Jimmy Sing

Southern Comfort today announces the return of Southern Sounds, an all-day cultural celebration of everything New Orleans (NOLA), bringing artists from Australia and NOLA together for a true dose of Southern Hospitality.

Hitting Waterloo’s Commune on Saturday December 8, Southern Sounds will shine a light on the creative spirit, musical heritage and spontaneity of NOLA’s famed streets – delivering two stages of hip-hop, bounce, big band and soul from REMI featuring their full all-star band, bounce pioneer Sissy Nobby (USA), neo-soul queen-in-waiting Kaiit and more, alongside NOLA-inspired eats and the bespoke taste of Southern Comfort Black.

Commune’s laneway will be turned into a NOLA-style block party, featuring New Orleans-based bounce pioneer and rapper Sissy Nobby alongside fiery back-to-back Southern rap and bounce sets from homegrown DJs LevinsGoodgod’s Jimmy SingDJ SezzoLarrie and Dezzy D. Sissy Nobby’s wild performance and raps woven across electro and bounce, embrace inclusivity and individuality, making him a special, not-to-be-missed guest of Southern Sounds.

Step inside the French Quarter, jazz-bar-inspired space to witness some of Australia’s finest musicians drawing contemporary influences from NOLA’s classic jazz and soul scenes. In the spirit of collaboration, see sets from hip-hop royalty REMI and their full band, alongside Melbourne’s upcoming neo-soul star Kaiit. Joining them, is multi-instrumentalist and self-directed creative Milan Ring, as well as Sydney’s favourite End Notes Big BandRemi Kolawole and his musical collaborator Sensible J are Australian Music Prize winners and recently worked with Slum Village alumni Black Milk and New Zealand’s Raiza Biza on their forthcoming Black Hole Sun EP, while Papua New Guinea-born, Melbourne-based artist, Kaiit has been named the baby of Jill Scott and Erykah Badu by Jill Scott herself and has sold out shows across the country on her Live From Her Room EP tour.

A new whiskey-forward expression of an all-time classic, Southern Comfort Black will be served as a range of different cocktails by local Sydney bar heroes Earl’s Juke Joint. Digging deep into their Louisiana influences, taste Earl’s fun new twists on the inimitable taste of Southern Comfort with their slushies and surprise creations. Keeping bellies full, Sydney’s favourite fried chicken spot Butter will serve a specially crafted Southern Comfort menu from head chef Julian Cincotta, while Southern Soul pay homage to the South with their locally loved, home-style vegan offerings.

Inspired by freedom of expression, inclusivity, warmth of southern hospitality, Southern Sounds celebrates all things New Orleans. On December 8, witness one of NOLA’s founding icons of bounce, alongside Australia’s favourite musicians, restaurateurs and drink connoisseurs pay homage to the heritage taste of Southern Comfort and the newest member of the family, Southern Comfort Black.

Southern Comfort Presents
Southern Sounds
Saturday, December 8
2pm – 10pm
Commune, Waterloo

Attendance Is Free – RSVP Here

Line-Up
Remi (Full Band Show)
Sissy Nobby (Usa)
Kaiit
Milan Ring
Dj Sezzo
End Notes Big Band
Larrie B2B Dezzy D
Levins B2B Jimmy Sing

Food & Drink
Southern Soul
Butter
Earl’s Juke Joint

#southernsounds

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Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Remi and Raiza Biza Release Runner featuring Production by Black Milk

Melbourne artist REMI and musical collaborator Sensible J are one of the fastest-rising Hip Hop acts in Australia and are quickly gaining the attention of international tastemakers.

“This is the first body of work we’ve ever done that feels like it’s a diary. It’s pretty much my experience of the last two years in terms of relationship stuff, race stuff, political observations and mental health. I think you can hear that in the album, you can hear that it’s my brain… lyrically”. – Remi

Out on REMI’s imprint, House of Beige, the sixteen-track sophomore LP features the widely loved singles “For Good” featuring Sampa the Great, and “Substance Therapy”, and “Lose Sleep” featuring Jordan Rakei.

As well as performing their own sold-out headline tours and world-class festivals, REMI have also shared the stage with Danny Brown, Vic Mensa, De La Soul, Joey Bada$$ and in December this year were invited to perform Gorillaz tracks with Damon Albarn on each of his Australian Tour shows. REMI’s appeal is as diverse as it is impressive.

“Runner” is a high tempo beat driven out an out hip hop track with dynamic production and hooks throughout, and shows why Black Milk is one of hip hops most respected producers, and why Remi and Raiza Biza are two of the most exciting emcees coming out of the Southern Hemisphere.

Remi x Raiza Biza Tour Dates
Friday 9 November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Friday 16 November – The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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