Remi Kabaka Jr.

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Remi Kabaka Jr.
BornApril 1970 (age 49)
OccupationMusic producer, art director, percussionist, voice actor
Years active1998–present
Notable work

Remi Kabaka Jr. (born April 1970[1]) is a music producer, art director, percussionist and voice actor, known to be the voice of Russel Hobbs,[2] the cartoon drummer of British virtual band, Gorillaz. He also created and performs as part of Gorillaz Sound System.[3][4] Beginning in 2011, Kabaka began collaborating with the band on a more creative basis, co-producing and contributing percussion for Humanz and The Now Now: he is credited as an official member alongside Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett in the 2019 documentary Gorillaz: Reject False Icons.


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,[5] and Bobby Womack's album, The Bravest Man in the Universe.[6][7]

Kabaka is also a manager of Steve Lazarides's London art gallery, which regularly exhibits work by the artist Banksy.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Kabaka lives in London.[10]


  1. ^ "Remi KABAKA - Personal Appointments". Companies House. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  2. ^ PORTER, MR. "MR REMI KABAKA - The Look - The Journal - MR PORTER". MR PORTER.
  3. ^ "Gorillaz announce new album Humanz".
  4. ^ "Gorillaz - Humanz (Album Review) - Cryptic Rock". Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  5. ^ "Africa Express Album Featuring Damon Albarn, Brian Eno, Nick Zinner Getting Deluxe Edition | Pitchfork". Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  6. ^ "8 Things You Didn't Know About Remi Kabaka". JUICE Singapore. September 10, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "Meet Remi Kabaka, Voice of Gorillaz' Russel & Co-Producer of 'Humanz'". Highsnobiety. 2018-05-01. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  8. ^ "Openings: "Still Here, A Decade of Lazarides" (London) « Arrested Motion". ArrestedMotion. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  9. ^ Collins, Lauren (2007-05-07). "Banksy Was Here". The New Yorker. ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  10. ^ "Remi Kabaka Jr". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-05-01.

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