As always with Rag & Bone, we like to catch artists on the cusp of big tings and there’s no exception here. Gremino first came to our attention with the utterly stunning track ‘Shining’ which has turned up on mixes by the likes of Jam City and Dusk & Blackdown.
Based in Finland, he has created an EP for Rag & Bone which smoothly counterpoints a whole range of influences from ripped up Funky, dangerous Garage, bad ass Broken beat and echoes of 2-step, all fused together with a warped and inimitable style all of his own.
For one, ‘Hyper’ and ‘It’s Working’ see Funky vibes and chunky low slung breaks collide to great effect. ‘Bleak Rocking’ displays Gremino’s pedigree as a producer by re-awakening the vibe of early Wizzbit/ Geeneus tracks from a time when 2-step, grime and dubstep were all just one big amorphous mass. And ‘Problem’ with its jackin’ groove and eerie melody is just totally in a league of its own.
Busy with a swathe of forthcoming releases on Car Crash Set, Fortified audio, Fyutchaflex, and Ruff Revival, he’s already garnered the interest of the likes of Mosca, Ben UFO and Whistla while also having Grevious Angel and Jam City on remix duty. Watch this guy.