Topping the first round line up for The Gum Ball 2018 is Melbourne artist REMI and musical collaborator Sensible J, who together are one of the fastest-rising hip hop acts in Australia.

As well as performing his own sold-out headline tours across Europe and Australia, REMI has also shared the stage with Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Vic Mensa, De La Soul, Joey Bada$$, Blackalicious, Hiatus Kaiyote and was invited to perform Gorillaz tracks with Damon Albarn on each of his Australian shows. With features across international media such as OkayPlayer, Billboard, NME, MTV Iggy, NPR and shout outs from the likes of hip-hop luminaire Chuck D, REMI’s appeal is as diverse as it is impressive.

REMI's sophomore LP Divas and Demons was independently released through REMI’s own label imprint House of Beige Records. The Triple J-featured album featured the widely loved singles 'For Good' featuring Sampa The Great, 'Substance Therapy', and ‘Lose Sleep’ featuring Jordan Rakei. It became the duo’s first official ARIA Top 10 record.

REMI will hit the Gum Ball stage with a six-piece band, who is sure to knock 'em dead.

Rolling Stone Australia, 4.5 out of 5 stars “A landmark release”.