23-year-old Melbourne artist REMI is the fastest-rising Hip Hop act in Australia and is quickly gaining the attention of international tastemakers. He has the ability to whip crowds into a frenzy and his new album ‘Raw X Infinity’ has received numerous awards, nominations and critical acclaim from right across the globe.
As well as performing his own sold-out headline tours and world-class festivals, REMI has also shared the stage with Danny Brown, Vic Mensa, De La Soul, Joey Bada$$ and in December this year was invited to perform tracks with Damon Albarn of Gorillaz/Blur on each of his Australian Tour shows. REMI’s appeal is as diverse as it is impressive.
2014 has been a huge year for the young MC with his new album RAW X INFINITY receiving immense critical acclaim locally and abroad, landing Feature Album of the Week on triple J, and being awarded the 'Independent Hip Hop Album of the Year’ by the Australian Independent Record Association (voted by over 450 Australian music industry). There are also four singles getting airplay across the country, international media features with the likes of tastemaker blogs OkayAfrica, JUICE and laut.de, as well debut international tours in the UK throughout Europe. To cap off the year REMI has just been nominated for the ‘Australian Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ and has also been awarded the Australian Independent Record Labels Association’s $50,000 ‘Global Music Grant’ for having the most potential to break internationally.
In 2013 REMI racked-up a bunch of impressive awards including the triple J Unearthed Artist of the year J Award and was featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered.
There’s no artist in Australia – hip hop or otherwise – producing music that’s as admirably confident or accessibly progressive as that featured on Raw X Infinity. REMI’s fit for stardom, and he knows it. – Tone Deaf, 2014.
"There's finally a real feeling that Australia is home to some heavyweight hip hop acts that can compete on the world stage. Nothing is more evident of this than REMI’s banging new track 'Tyson' from his award-winning album, Raw X Infinity. The landscape has never looked better for Australian fans of Hip Hop' and Remi Kolawole is getting in early and staking a claim for the crown". – Itsmykindofscene.com, 2014.
"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 young artist to go but up. Betting against REMI would be a fool’s move. He’s got the goods". - themusic.com, 2014.