Musically rich, emotionally charged Hip Hop has fast become the trademark sound of Doug Barclay, AKA Remulak.
Having started making music way back in 2001, Remulak has since meandered his way through a myriad of genres taking inspiration from the likes of Bonobo right through to the heavy sounds of Cypress Hill.
2015 saw the digital self release of his first solo EP ‘ Nightsessions’ an instrumental album which led him to work with rappers such as Blueprint, Lewis Parker, Cappo, Moka Only and Black Josh to name a few.
After years of developing his sound, he decided it was time to make the leap onto vinyl. Good friend Joey Deez jumped on board to form the record label ‘Village Live Records’ Together they immediately signaled their intent, building one of the most popular Hip Hop record Labels in the U.K.
Remulak’s 7” single ‘Karma’ featuring Cappo & Lewis Parker would kick start ‘Village Live’ as an independant record label and gain quick notoriety amongst the Hip Hop scene. Swiftly after this, he released another 7” single entitled ‘Highlife’ with Triple Darkness member Melanin 9 with similar acclaim.
2017 saw Remulak standing tall as a fully-fledged producer and director of ‘Village Live Records’ releasing his first full length solo LP ‘Earth’- a beautifully crafted nostalgic journey reflecting on past times. ‘Earth’ was received with worldwide recognition and sold out on release. He now aspires to produce more work and has begun work on his second album.
Remulak’s music has been endorsed by Radio 6 music and with further recognition from BBC productions. Most recently his single ‘Karma’ sound-tracked a BBC documentary on the boxer Antony Joshua which has sparked further interest from BBC producers alike.
2018 is shaping up to be an inspiring year as Remulak will be working independently on his music, producing and collaborating with various artists both in the U.K and worldwide whilst pursuing commissions for film and television productions.
In amongst the challenge and excitement of the year ahead, Remulak can also be found sifting through his prog rock LPS’s in his slippers with a cup of tea balanced haphazardly on his knee.