House of Beige Records and Low Key Source can today announce that Melbourne, Australia emcee Remi and Hamilton, New Zealand rapper Raiza Biza have come together to collaborate on an exciting new EP consisting of beats provided by legendary hip hop producer and rapper Black Milk, titled Black Hole Sun.
Remi: “I’ve been a fan of Black Milk since I heard “Reunion” by Slum Village. Getting the opportunity to rap on his beats was crazy. The rest of it was just family, having collaborated with Rai, Baro and Sampa a few times it felt super natural and I think what we came up with is dope. Special mention to Sensible J for curating and mixing the whole project.”
Raiza Biza: “The collaborative nature of the process was something new to me as a solo act, so I learnt a lot and Black Milk really gave us some fire to work with.”
Black Milk is signed to rap legend Nas’ record label Mass Appeal Records, and broke through as one of hip hops most exciting producers after his work on Slum Village’s records. In addition to Slum Village, Black Milk has quite the portfolio of his own solo releases showcasing his talents as a rapper and lyricist as well as a producer. Since breaking through, Black Milk has worked with the likes of other artists and producers including J. Dilla, Danny Brown, RZA, Black Thought (The Roots), and Pharoahe Monch.
The Black Hole Sun EP will be a joint release out on Remi and Sensible J’s record label House of Beige (REMI, Man Made Mountain, Cool Out Sun), and Sydney based label Low Key Source (Raiza Biza, Vida Sunshyne, Ladi6).
To celebrate the EP’s release, Remi and Raiza have announced a small run of shows to take place in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington where the EP will be performed in it’s entirety, as well as sets consisting of material from REMI and Raiza Biza’s solo careers. Be sure to expect some familiar faces and friends by way of support acts and guests across the run of shows.
Friday 9th November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Friday 16th November – The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney
Friday 23rd November – Caroline, Wellington
Saturday 24th November – Neck of the Woods, Auckland