Remi Kabaka Jr.

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Remi Kabaka Jr.
Born (1970-04-11) 11 April 1970 (age 52)
OccupationRecord producer, art director, percussionist, voice actor
Years active1998–present
Notable work

Remi Kabaka Jr. (born 11 April 1970)[1] is a British record producer, art director, percussionist and voice actor best known as the drummer and producer for British virtual band Gorillaz. He became a music producer for the band in 2015 after several years of providing the voice of Russel Hobbs and was listed as an A&R producer alongside Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett in the 2019 documentary Gorillaz: Reject False Icons.[2][3] In 2007, Kabaka created the audiovisual collective Gorillaz Sound System.[4][5]


Along with his work with Gorillaz, Kabaka has collaborated further with the band's frontman Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett on other projects including DRC, Africa Express[6] and Bobby Womack's album The Bravest Man in the Universe.[7][8]

Kabaka is also a manager of Steve Lazarides's London art gallery, which regularly exhibits work by the artist Banksy.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Kabaka lives in London and is in a long-term relationship with Ciorsdan.[11]


  1. ^ "Remi KABAKA - Personal Appointments". Companies House. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  2. ^ PORTER, MR. "MR REMI KABAKA - The Look - The Journal - MR PORTER". MR PORTER.
  3. ^ Hewlett, Denholm (24 December 2019). Gorillaz: Reject False Icons (Director's Cut) (Motion picture). YouTube: Gorillaz. Event occurs at 23:32. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Gorillaz announce new album Humanz".
  5. ^ "Gorillaz - Humanz (Album Review) - Cryptic Rock". 3 May 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Africa Express Album Featuring Damon Albarn, Brian Eno, Nick Zinner Getting Deluxe Edition | Pitchfork". Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  7. ^ "8 Things You Didn't Know About Remi Kabaka". JUICE Singapore. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Meet Remi Kabaka, Voice of Gorillaz' Russel & Co-Producer of 'Humanz'". Highsnobiety. 1 May 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Openings: "Still Here, A Decade of Lazarides" (London) « Arrested Motion". ArrestedMotion. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  10. ^ Collins, Lauren (7 May 2007). "Banksy Was Here". The New Yorker. ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Remi Kabaka Jr". Discogs. Retrieved 1 May 2018.

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