One of the standout new labels I've been introduced to comes in the shape of Rhemi Music, the brainchild of UK house legend and Soul Heaven A&R man Neil Pierce and Ziggy Funk, who has also had a string of successful releases through labels such as DJ Spen's Quantize Recordings. The two met following an introduction by Sy Smith and after a few subsequent studio sessions it became clear the two had a great musical connection.
They began releasing joint projects under their Rhemi guise, collaborating with soulstress Kele Le Roc on their first single 'Friends', going on to release a further two successful singles on 'Warning' and 'Call On Me'. Remix work quickly followed, with the team having already produced remixes for DJ Spen, Marlon D and Booker T to name but a few. And all this from a collaboration only formed in April this year!
The Rhemi sound is timeless, classic house music with exceptional production values across all their output. Joining the dots between vocal, soulful, deep, disco house and US garage, the ethos behind the label was Pierce and Funk's desire to release great house music, without compromise, free from the preconceptions created by pigeon-holing music into infinite genres and sub-genres. Here, quality is the only prerequisite, with that philosophy playing out on very first listen.
The future is looking great for this young production team and label with a host of remix work and original material in the pipeline. Particularly, look out for new releases featuring the vocal talents of Lynn Lockamy and Nicole Mitchell, and that's just for starters. In an age of abundant, mediocre house music, it's great to see a label staying true. Check out the Soundcloud set I've put together of all Rhemi's releases to date: http://snd.sc/1cuHHuE
In the meantime, have a listen to their latest release, Rhemi's 'Bang For Your Buck EP'. And if you fancy hearing it in the mix, I've included 'Just A Feeling' on the first Nouse Mix I put out this week.
As ever - enjoy, and please support this fantastic new outfit.