Rhemi Music Exclusive Q&A

London producers/DJs Ziggy Funk & Neil Pierce are the founders of Rhemi Music, a house music label focused on quality that only just started in 2013. In it’s very short life span however, they’ve had already talents like Quentin Harris & DJ Spen release on the imprint.

We caught up with the duo to find out about their latest release ‘Tired’ featuring Nicole Mitchell, the label and more. Read on for our Exclusive Q&A…


The Interview

1) Firstly, thanks for taking the time out to chat with us. Tell us a bit about who you are, your label, and your music?

You’re welcome and thanks for asking us . We are Rhemi, music producers ,remixing duo and Dj’s (formed of Ziggy Funk & Neil Pierce) from London, England and we produce House music and we also run our own label called Rhemi music. We first starting releasing music through our label from mid 2013 and have worked with the likes of DJ Spen, Joey Negro, Lynn lockamey and Quentin Harris

2) Where does your artist name emanate from, what’s its meaning & why did you choose it?

There’s no real clever story here, it’s allude to our favorite brandy that we like to drink. We just spelt it different to make it look more interesting. We also chose the name, as you wouldn’t be able to tell if it was a singular person or collaboration.

3) Obviously, the topic for today is the new release – tell us in your words a little bit about how it came to be and what you were trying to convey to your listeners?

We constantly work on demos anyway and tend to finish them as and when the right singer comes along. As we previously recorded ‘let me be’ with Nicole Mitchell and knew she would be in town, it made sense to work on a new song as we had a great fun working together on the last project. Song writing is really important to us, as sometimes lyrics can be a bit cliché in dance music. With our new single ‘Tired’ With Nicole, we always like to a tell story through our songs. When we gave the concept to Nicole, she took to it instantly and she wrote fantastic lyrics and real heart felt meaning. Couple that with a great vocal delivery the song came to life.

4) Any interesting, funny, inspiring, memorable moments during the single process you can share with us?

It’s an absolute pleasure to work with Nicole Mitchell. We tend to start the session having a catch up and laughing and joking around because obviously we don’t see each much. Our most memorable moments with Nicole is the way she comes up with funny catch phrases during the sessions and by far the best we love is ‘Team work makes the dreams work baby’.


5) What’s it like running a Record Label – and what do you want? to accomplish as an imprint.

We love having our own label as it gives us complete freedom to do the music we want. Originally we wanted the label to be just for our music, but with this year coming we would like to open our label for up and coming talent as well ,so if you would like to send demos to us our email address is rhemiproductions@gmail.com. With the rest of 2014 we have a lot of projects coming up as we always look to diversify and grow naturally.

6) What are some of your personal favorite cuts from the label and why

For pure spontaneity, ‘Dooms Day’ has to be our favorite. Its was one of those moments where everything came together within a short of time and it all jelled together to where we finished the record in a few short hours. Obviously we have others such and our track with lynn Lockamey ‘Warning’. Our more quirky stuff like ‘Hairy Mary’ was also really fun and also ‘Beat Within’ that is simple but effect on the dance floor.

7) What is the one piece of kit that you simply cannot do without?

There are a lot of different pieces of equipment available in this day in age. With new technology getting faster and more complex is very easy to get lost in it all. But we think that above all the best piece of kit that you can have for making music is your ears. If doesn’t feel or sound right then you do all that you can to make it right so it’s the best quality.


8) What’s you’re opinion on the current state of house music?

We think it’s great, especially here in the Uk. The kids are getting back into House Music in their droves and there seems to be a vibrant scene building once again. Also it’s great to hear the different sub genres merging in club nights where Dj’s are mixing it up just like back in the days.

9) And Finally, share a few artists that have influenced your sound?

We both have quite broad tastes in music, but take heavy influences in Soul Disco, reggae, Jazz and Rare Groove, Hip hop and Funk . Some of our early influences include Teddy Pengerass , Stevie Wonder, Dennis Brown, and from the House world MAW, Mood 2 Swing, 95 North, Smack, Black Science Orchestraand the Basement Boys from the early days and currently Artists like Shur-i-Kan, Disclosure, Kyodai, and Art Of Tones.


Rhemi Music latest release ‘Tired’ feat Nicole Mitchell is out now on Traxsource.


Neil Pierce


Rhemi


Ziggy Funk


Rhemi Music