Just in time to kick off summer, veteran producer Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Nas) wants to take you on a trip to Miami.
At the top of May, the Queens native teamed up with singer Kat Dahlia for the 4-track South Beach Social Club EP, and today the duo is unveiling the Miami-inspired "Sunny Daze" video exclusively with Billboard. "I always want to [present] the marketplace with something that's going to be left of center but still appeals to your human and emotional senses," the veteran producer says of his creative process.
The Michael Garcia-directed video jumps from picturesque beaches to nightclub alleyways as Dahlia shows off the authentic South Beach experience. "I wanted you to see how we were hanging out and doing a regular Miami day at the beach," Remi, 46, says. "This feels like the cultural Miami life -- I've been living here for 17 years, and [Kat] was raised here."
Below, Remi tells Billboard about how the EP and video came together, his friendship with Nas, and future plans for his Louder Than Life record label.