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#Submission @remikolawole New Music: Australian hip-hop duo REMI are back with their first single of 2019, announce UK live tour with Black Milk


New Music: Australian hip-hop duo REMI release first single for 2019, announces UK live dates with Black Milk

Remi and Sampa The Great are two African-rooted artists making big waves in the Australian music scene OkayAfrica

Remi might just be the artist to prove Australia is more than a one hip-hop wonder. The charismatic MC is one of Australia's hottest properties right now, and that's no hype - Billboard US

"Legit contender for Album of the Year" - 
Rolling Stone Australia, 4.5 out of 5 stars
"In thrall to The Roots, Mos Def, Common and Kanye... (REMI) has been received rapturously thanks to his accessibility and on tracks like 'Ode To Ignorance', a universal and 'conscious' ideological lyric - NME
Stream: https://soundcloud.com/remzilla/5am
Buy / Stream: https://remi.lnk.to/5AM
Promo Assets / Track Download:

Back with their first release in over a year, Melbourne hip-hop duo REMI share their latest single "5 A.M." ft. Whosane, out via House of Beige Records.

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 sung by friend and collaborator Whosane. The pair perform in a method where both talents shine, their ease in collaboration a product of finessing their personal brand of hip-hop, soul and R&B across multiple releases and stages.

"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." - REMI

Consistently selling out their headline tours at home and across Europe, REMI continue to hold reign at the top of Australia's soul and hip-hop sphere. The pair have had a number of stellar collaborations including the likes of fellow MC Sampa The Great, Manchester's R&B/Soul singer, [ K S R ] and Jordan Rakei on their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Divas and Demons.

Having built a reputation for their incredible stage presence, REMI will treat UK fans to a run of shows when they support Black Milk in Manchester, Bristol & Leeds, before their headline show at London's Jazz Cafe on August 15th.

A constant advocate for the Melbourne's creative community, Remi was recently announced as an ambassador for Melbourne's International Film Festival, working alongside the culturally iconic festival in putting Melbourne on the national and international cultural map in 2019.

With support from the likes of OkayPlayer, Billboard, NPR, award nominations including Rolling Stone album of the year, and a 2017 BET International Viewers Choice Award
nomination, as well as shout-outs from hip-hop luminaries Chuck D and Big Boi (Outkast), it's not hard to see why REMI are solidly positioned as one of Australia's best.


15th August - Jazz Cafe, London
"REMI is a consummate performer. He's impossibly slick and completely unafraid to shake what his mama gave him (seriously, this dude's got moves). He knows how to whip the crowd into a frenzy. There's nowhere for this artist to go but up" themusic.com
 Talking Points

- Invited by Kate Tempest to perform at the 2017 Brighton Festival (as main support to Kate Tempest at the Brighton Dome).

- Toured the UK previously with Hiatus KaiyoteBlackalicious and Bishop Nehru. 

- Has received airplay in the UK from MistaJam, Don Letts and Annie Mac (BBC6, Radio 1, 1Extra) / Flux FM, Radio Eins and Fritz FM in Germany / Nova in France.

- Music collaborators include Jordan Rakei, Sampa The Great, Black Milk, { K S R }

- Performed at key European Festivals including Paris Hip Hop Festival, Frauenfeld (Switzerland), Splash, Kosmonaut, Fusion, Hop Hop Open Spectrum (Germany), Dot to Dot, Great Escape (UK), Soundwave (Croatia) and more.