REMi has dropped a brand new single as his headline Australian Tour kicks off today.
The brand new single ‘Livin’ sees a digital release today accompanied by an intriguing new lyric video (view below), and is the first taste of the talented young MC’s much anticipated full-length debut album Raw x Infinity, which will grace ears when its released later this year off the back of a huge twelve months for the rising hip hop luminary.
Last year culminated in the 22-year-old being awarded the coveted title of Triple J’s Unearthed Artist of the Year and performing at the sold out NYE On The Hill Festival, as well as performing to packed out crowds at the Falls Festival and The Plot, plus international supports with fellow rap heroes Joey Bada$$, Danny Brown, and De La Soul; topping it all off with his summer jam ‘Sangria’ landing at #85 in the Hottest 100.
2014 is set to be even bigger, starting with REMi’s headline tour of the country kickstarting today in Brisbane, playing to a sold out Melbourne crowd tomorrow, then heading for dates around the country with a swag of new material from his forthcoming debut. He also checks in for festival appearances at the Perth Festival and Melbourne’s favourite all-ages event, Push Over, as well as supporting Illy on his national tour this coming March.
The track record of the J Award winning artist is that of a busy man; 2011 saw the release of two EPs (Childish and Five Beats I Love) and the completion of his first album Regular People Sh#%t in 2012.
‘Sangria’ hails from a mixtape titled F.Y.G : Act 1 which was nominated on New York’s NPR 2013 Best Albums of 2013 list. The tape finds the 22-year-old acting up over an eclectic mix of jams (Gangstarr, Kaytranada) and an impressive set of original tracks (‘Sangria’, second single ‘Saggin’, last year’s acclaimed single ‘Ape’) all produced by in-house team Sensible J & Dutch.
Sure to be one of this year’s most talked about acts, don’t miss your chance to catch REMi on the road. Hear his new joint ‘Livin’ below and if you’ve yet to introduce yourself to the MC, check out Tone Deaf’s Profile.
REMi Australian Tour 2014
Friday 7th February 2014 – Coniston Lane Front Room (Ex-Wasteland) – Brisbane
Saturday 8th February – Melbourne – Northcote Social Club – SOLD OUT
Friday 14th February – Sydney – Goodgod Small Club
Saturday 15th February – Adelaide – Rocket Bar
Sunday 16th February – Perth – Perth Festival
Saturday 22nd February – Lower Tarwin – Tarwin Social Club