“Life is for living.” - Sgt. Remo
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Sgt. Remo Bio
Sgt. Remo, born Sergio Ortiz, is a native of Juarez, Mexico. He is a Mexican-American reggae singer known throughout the U.S. and Latin America for his powerful music and his energetic performances. He began performing in the early 2000’s. The unlikely reggae artist emerged on the international reggae scene in 2012 with the debut EP Life is for Living released on his label Jah Yutes Entertainment (JYE). Sgt. Remo has been a resident of San Antonio, Texas since 2014.
In 2014, Sgt Remo released the album Give Thanks for Life and achieved his first international underground hit Rastafari Way. The album was recognized by New York’s AIRM’s Top 30 Reggae Albums of 2014 and by Denmark’s Reggae Moods top 15 Roots & Culture Albums of the Year. Since then, he has released 3 other albums and has appeared in multiple compilations. His YouTube channel features 19 official videos and counting with over 700k views and 1.5k subscribers.
He tours regularly throughout the U.S. and Mexico and has become a well-known and respected artist in the global reggae community. His latest project Sgt. Remo & The Vibratones brings together some of San Antonio's best reggae musicians. Together they have been delivering powerful performances in Texas and working in the studio towards a new album and tour.
Sgt. Remo is also the mastermind behind King Remo Sound System, San Antonio's first custom sound system. The sound system is one of only few in the Southwest and has helped to bring awareness to sound system culture by showcasing the different elements of the culture. "To me the sound system is just an extension of reggae. Hip hop encompasses MCing, Djing, break dancing, and graffiti. Reggae has the selector, the DJ, the sound system, the band, Rastafari culture, and all the forms of art associated with it. We're not doing anything new really, we're just presenting reggae it in its full form, with a big bad sound system."