Oscillations Art: Remi/Rough

Included with the recent release of Jus Like Music & Apple Juice Break present: Oscillations Part 1 & 2 there were accompanying booklets. These PDF booklets contained information on all the music artists involved with the project, but it also showcased some truly amazing visual art too. If you haven’t yet checked out the booklets, you can find them enclosed in the same folder as the audio files, and if you don’t have Oscillations, you can download it via the Jus Like Music Records Bandcamp page.

But, with the visual artists from Oscillations in mind, I decided to delve a little deeper into their personas and their art! The first in this series is Remi/Rough

Jus Like Music: For the benefit of our readers; who are you, where are you from and what do you do?

Remi/Rough: My name is Remi and I’m from South London. I make art as Remi/Rough and music as Remdog, and I am also one third of the band Reptiles.

JLM: Why do you think it is that you do what you do?

RR: Because I’m really no good at anything else. Someone once told me I was completely unemployable… I guess they were right. I just have too much creativity inside of me!

JLM: So what’s new in the world of Remi/Rough?

RR: I’m currently working on a massive art installation with my collective, Agents Of Change, for the Future Everything Festival. I’m also exhibiting new paintings at the Stroke Art Fair in Munich and at Galeria Nuble in Santander, Spain in June. I tend to keep myself busy. As far as music goes, I have an instrumental EP out with 2600 Recordings and I have just finished an album with some amazing people like Mike Ladd, 2econd Class Citizen, Rob Sonic, Nature Boy Jim Kelly, Helicopter Girl and Megson. We’re also working on new Reptiles material at the moment.

JLM: Where do you hope to go with your art?

RR: I’m pretty much where I want to be, to be honest. I get to do what I like, I get paid to travel around the world painting, what more could I ask for? But saying that, I’ve yet to do a solo show in New York and Japan, so maybe they can be current aspirations.

JLM: Turning back to music, what types of music are you yourself into?

RR: I’m into all kinds of music, from hip-hop, electronica, folk and rock. Was listening to a lot of old Soundgarden today, but tomorrow it’ll probably be The Roots or Boards Of Canada, or maybe the Gonjasufi album. I’m looking forward to hearing the new Flying Lotus too.

JLM: And just to finish up, can you tell me about the track you’ve chosen to include with this article?

RR: It’s my remix of Capricorn One by Anti-Pop Consortium. I’ve known these guys for years and toured with them countless times. They’re always great company, so I thought this would be apt!

mp3: Anti-Pop Consortium – Capricorn One (Remdog Remix)