Young Northampton rapper Remieworld is already making heads turn in town with his sparkling sounds. Time for New Boots to find out about his debut EP.
New Boots: How did you get into making music?
Remieworld: I was about 14 when I started messing about making music, I was obsessed with complex rhyme schemes and lyrical structure. So I spent hours on end writing bars and trying to better myself each time. Nowadays I’m more about catching a vibe and creating new melodies/flows. My sister Amii Dawes, another Northampton artist, was also making music at that time and would have definitely played a part in my musical development.
How would you describe your sound? Who are your main influences?
I’d describe my sound as a modern new-gen trap kinda style. It’s quite hard to put my finger on the exact genre because the music is heavily inspired by a variety of different artists, such as Travis Scott, Future, and Lancey Foux, you know. The new generation kinda rap sound.
What was the reaction like to those earlier singles this year?
The reception was overwhelming to be honest. I knew I had created a small following in Northampton, especially with the youth, but it was definitely better than I expected. I received love from places that I never thought my music would be heard in, and it’s honestly given me a whole new drive to make more music and keep releasing.
Tell us about this new EP, ‘North Faced’.
The ‘North Faced’ EP is basically just something to catch a vibe to. I’m not going to sit here and say that it has this huge, heartfelt message and all of that because it really hasn’t. The only track that has substantial meaning behind it is the last track ‘Save Me’. The lyrics are pretty straight-forward and easy to understand, which makes it simple to listen to whilst still taking in the things being said. I made this the final track on the EP as I felt it had the most meaning, and would hopefully stick with the listener. Despite not having much underlying depth to the project, the overall theme is actually based around Northampton, as seen in the artwork. I’m passionate and proud of where I’m from and I just wanted to get that across to the audience lightly, without it having too much of a focus on it to the point where it becomes hard for a listener outside of Northampton to listen to.
What’s your take on the NN scene?
Right now the NN scene is thriving, and it’s what I love to see. On the track ‘Fly to the Moon’ I hit up Luc Aus for the feature because I just felt like his style was perfect for the vibe of the overall track. Also on the track ‘North’ it features Vince Law, another NN artist. We are a part of a collective called ‘The Cxxperative‘, you’ll know about us soon enough. The people involved in this collective are honestly the most talented people I have ever met, and I can’t wait for it to take off.
How has lockdown been for you this year? Helped or hindered your artistry?
Lockdown in a music sense was challenging, for the simple fact that I wasn’t able to hit the studio and record as much as I would’ve usually. It was for sure a very weird experience from what I had been used to.
What was the last album you bought/streamed?
This is hard because I am literally listening to music all day every day pretty much, but the last album I streamed was probably something proper dated rather than anything new. It would most likely be a project from Travis Scott or Kid Cudi. I tend to go back and listen to their old work quite a bit, as it influences me a lot – and not just in a music sense.
What is your burning desire to do in the future? What plans do you have?
Obviously every artist’s plan is to make it big and play on massive stages in front of thousands of people. But I think what most drives me is to reach and touch millions of people all around the world with the music itself. If the money and the fame comes with that then it is what it is, but I really just want to be heard and appreciated to be honest.
The ‘North Faced’ EP by Remieworld is out now via the usual digital platforms