Rameez: The ulitmate song promotion
Take notice America, there’s a new definition of what it means to “represent.” His Name is Rameez
Anyone who thought Europe was a “no man’s land” when it comes to rappers and MCinng in Europe has some catching up to do. The living proof is a young man named Rameez, An up-and-coming Rap-Artist who has
eagerly stitched his name in various international charts with feature appearances on Djane HouseKats „My party“ and on Germanys very own dance legend Groove Coverage with „Think about the way“ –both produced by none other then the hit maker Axel Konrad.
With his charismatic-party-motivating-sassy-futuristic flow, he will get any party up and jumping. Wether at a party for 2 or performing in hugh venues such as the Dome in Hessen,Germany. Rameez is going worldwide reaching out to all of his party people. His song “my party” has been released in over 20 european countries, with upcoming releases in the UK and USA. One think is clear, Rameez is here and he is about change the game.
Besides his sky rocking music career, Rameez is more then another mainstream artist. Besides his addiction to sports (played European championships in the Austrian national cricket team, boxing, Gym) he is a student of charity; his has managed to obtain his master degree in international development studies focusing on environmental sustainability-contemporaneous to his stardom. Due to his cosmopolitan background (pap’s Nigeria living in England and mother Pakistan living in Vienna) he processes a slightly different story then common mainstream musician. Further more he posses’ relatives in every part of the globe, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Canada, Brazil and the USA, where he has a prominent cousin playing for the Miami dolphins “Tristan
There’s something about London’s Familiar Creatures that you won’t have heard before. The band met in unromantic gumtree-related circumstances, back in 2012. Hellish ferry journeys, mouldy tents and poorly judged jumps off sea walls have since made up
for this initial lack of back-story. Now Familiar Creatures are carving a place of their own in the capital with the launch of their residency night ‘Creatureville’ in 2013. Having moved to East London from far corners of England, Wales and Dublin, it’s a motley range of influences that goes into their sound. The sincerity and confidence of Irish folk greats past and present are a defining force for Dubliner Brian Kelly’s lead vocals and lyrics. but straight-up folk crooning is not what the Creatures are about; a shared addiction to Dr John, Paul Simon and more contemporary indie rock means the sound they’re going for is darker, faster and bluesier – all further twisted by horn lines concocted from a strict diet of Fela Kuti and New Orleans brass. Over two years of gigs and festivals that could have easily turned into miscellaneous noise, has instead bedded down into something solid and truly unique. Setting up camp in a DIY studio in the very hip Hackney Wick, the Creatures’ danceable songs have landed on the 2013 playlists of BBC 6 Music and BBC London, and carried them through a festival season where highlights included Castlepalooza, Hard Working Class Heroes and Vantastival (Ireland), Curious Yellow (Peterborough) Galtres (Yorkshire) and the international Bath Festival. The band set up their latest venture ‘Creatureville’ with the aim of connecting like-minded bands, growing their scene and giving a better deal to music fans. The monthly night has been a sell out so far (usually in advance) and I for one, had a fantastic time. I found myself transported to a little downstairs room of wonder, and on entry, given a badge with a small creature on it. Somewhere in the room, was my matching creature, and my mission, was to find them. Alas, I did not find my matched up creature….such is life. However the feeling it created, the quirky quizzing, connection and conversation with their crowd was both charming and endearing. Then they started to play. I was completely taken away by this folky, bluesy, oh so dancey vibe of Familiar Creatures. Whilst I was laughing and smiling at their camaraderie and quirkiness, I was reminded of many moons ago, witnessing The Cat Empire back in my hometown of Melbourne circa 2000. Fun, joyous horns, hip wiggling bass lines and toe tapping a-plenty. Go on – check them out. I bet you’ll enjoy it.
***‘The uplifting indie folk of Familiar Creatures gets us underway, you can really hear the Irish accent of lead singer Brian Kelly coming to the fore, which I love’ Gary Crowley BBC London ***‘When I first heard the tightness and energy from this band I knew they would be on this weeks show’ Tom Robinson BBC 6 ***Hotpress magazine’s coverage of the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival (Dublin). FC were among the handful of bands highlighted for their live show: ‘In The Mercantile, ska-folk act Familiar Creatures ensure HotPresses hips are kept swinging…’
Hot Press Ireland.
***‘There is so much going on, yet it all comes together so Beautifully. Great musicianship’
Amazing Radio December 2011
***‘Can never have too many cracking tunes and yours certainly fall into that category’
Danny Payne, Canadian Radio.