When in doubt - look for some tunes from Australia. That manifesto doesn't really exist, but I feel it should.
This is the first feature and my initiation to the music of REMI - a Melbourne-based hip hop artist. Today's track - "Divas and Demons" is the 3rd single he has released prior the release of his 2nd album Divas and Demons (out Sept 16th) and it features the voice of a really favourite artist of ours - mr. Jordan Rakei.
The guys are seriously making some sick music and the blend of soul / jazzy instrumentals and REMI's flow is simply put flawless.
Here's a note from his SoundCloud about the collaboration:
Since our last record, a lot of young mixed race Aussie kids have come to me talking about how much they can relate to the racial struggle in our music. I don’t think that’s a good thing, but I’m proud that these kids feel a little less alone, because of some songs we didn’t think anyone would hear. It also became inspiration for me to continue opening up about my experience. Often you can feel like one crazy beige kid in a sea of ignorance shouting about equality. These kids helped change that for me.
The most beautiful thing about a lot of musicians I know is how much the social climate effects them. Jordan Rakei is one of those musicians. Even though we were literally continents apart when he worked on this joint, with very little background on the song, Jordan was able too match the tone and message immediately. Partially because his voice sounds like liquid gold, but mostly because I know he gets it. It’s very apparent across his discography (if you haven’t heard it, get it) that he cares for our planet and the people in it. Thanks for being one of the good guys my brother.