The Jam Jar , a brand new feature we’ll be rolling out every Wednesday going forward. The concept is pretty straightforward, each week we’ll add a new collection of indie-dance, house, and nu-disco style jams to the jar — the kind of tunes that carry you off into sun-filled daydreams, that are packed full of funky beats and deep basslines, and that most importantly make your day a more enjoyable one. Happy Wednesday everybody! We hope your week has been grand so far, but if not, it will surely get better after reading this post. It's our favorite time [...]
UK producer Michael Greene (aka Fort Romeau) has just shared a brand new remix of Holy Other's "Held." The original single is taken from Manchester producer debut album also titled "Held" released last year. Romeau's treatment doesn't mischaracterize the original. In fact, it respects the the essence of "Held," only adding a groovy bassline and a great vocal work. For what we read on Greene's soundcloud account, he made this this work while touring together with Holy Other, and finally here's a mastered version, and 100% free download. As you may already know we're big fans of almost everything Fort [...]
Holy Other - Held ( Fort Romeau Remix) Fort Romeau treated his own way the after hour, transcedent vibes of Holy Other ’s Held . The result sustain the atmosphere of the original while it is enriched with some gorgeous disco/house beats that transforms the whole experience into a gentle danceable experience for the late night dancefloor! Stream the stunning rework above and click here to download for free.
Synday, AUS's Modular Recordings summoned the mystical vibes of Fort Romeau earlier these past couple weeks. For me, this wasn't a usual dance house podcast and there's a strong indication he wasn't simply going through the motions while putting together this set. I can't remember how many times I've listened through the whole session but each time I come out of the listening, I'm more relaxed and focused than before. There's something entrancing and to be highlighted about intimate dance music that has a similar effect to jackin' 90s house. [...]
Chart courtesy of The Economist This month we're breaking from tradition and inviting five of LWE's reviewing staff to offer their thoughts on a top track from March. My top five is below. Omar-S, "Thank U 4 Letting Me Be Myself" [ FXHE Records ] ( buy ) This is the first mention of the new Omar-S album on the site, though we reckon it won't be the last. Gritty surrealism as [...]
Today's Mix/Cover/Live includes St. VIncent, The National and Fort Romeau. What's your favourite? Let us know via the comments section below, or via Facebook and Twitter .
Fort Romeau makes his Spectral Sound debut with SW9. Accompanied by 'Love (Dub)', a spatial analogue wonderland with deep drums and splendorous synths. He'll be djing at the Dance Tunnel on March 14th for Moons Above . Fort Romeau - Love (Dub) | Buy
From a studio near the sea, Dublin's David Kitt continues his New Jackson adventures with Diamond Dagger, making nocturnal house jams with a ghostly disco tint. After releasing the solid "Night Mail" EP on local label Pogo Recordings in 2011, New Jackson return with their gorgeous debut release "Sat Around Here Waiting" for John Talabot's label, Hivern Disc. The pair's new 12" also features two remixes by Fort Romeau and Pional. Give "Sat Around Here Waiting" a spin above, and shoot out the lights. New Jackson's new 123, "Sat Around [...]
I don't know if New Jackson still counts as a sideproject considering all the love its been getting both in Ireland as well as further afield. David Kitt, the man behind the band, has apparently been impressing the label behind John Talabot, because Barcelona-based label Hivern Discs is releasing a [Read more]
"Love (Dub)," the b-side off an upcoming 73 from Fort Romeau aka Michael Norris for Ghostly, picks up almost exactly where the UK house producer's debut for 100% Silk, Kingdoms , left off. In fact, the track nearly sounds like a reimagining of that album's Mediterranean-flushed, disco-ish title track with its chunky, synthetic bass loop and glacial, vertical synth walls. "Love (Dub)" displays everything Fort Romeau does best, infusing vintage Chicago house molds with a thick, melodic synth-driven atmosphere you could just about climb inside and live in for a while. The track is nothing [...]
[Artwork: Yannis Dragasakis] Hey vrooomers, it’s time to round up the Top 15 most downloaded tracks from the past 31 days or so on La.Ga.Sta. Check out the full list below, and relive the magic of January's most popular mpFrees. As always, this is your Top 15 chart. Fill it up! 01. Grizzly Bear: "Gun Shy" [Lindstrøm Remix] 02. Finnebassen: "Bella" 03. Hey Champ: "Cliché" 04. Poolside: [...]
For those who missed it, here is our latest radio show "OFF The Road #413. It features some of our favorite new tunes from Disclosure, Lindstrøm, Compuphonic & Kolombo, Goldroom, Chordashian, Coma, It's A Fine Line, and more. You can now listen/download it below. We'll l be back for more rides next Saturday on Off Radio , from 22:00 to 23:00 EET. Also, you can check our previous radio shows on Mixcloud . Join us again for another ride! Playlist: 01. It's A [...]
London-based producer Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau , makes his Spectral Sound debut with the single “SW9.” It’s a warm + affectionate take on the sound of Chicago house, mixing thick analog pad sounds with a 4/4 kick that’s insistent without ever being overpowering, skittering hi-hat sounds & an beautifully uplifting vocal sample. The production is lush & multi-layered, giving the track a warmth that’s absent from so much of contemporary dance music. “SW9” is Greene’s 1st release since his debut album Kingdoms , which came out last year on most excellent LA-based alt-dance [...]
Fort Romeau is La Roux’s keyboardist Mike Norris. His new single SW9 will be out on March 11th via Ghostly .
Last year, La Roux keyboardist Mike Norris stepped out of the shadow and released an album under the guise Fort Romeau called Kingdoms . Now he is set to release a new single 'SW9' on March 9th via Ghostly International. Today, we have another track packaged with that single called 'Love (Dub)'. The smooth-as-butter cut has an unstoppable groove that should be on rotation at every nightclub.
Mike Norris alias Fort Romeau est un artiste basé à Londres, son dernier EP est en préparation chez Ghostly International . En attendant, Fort Romeau nous met quelque peu en haleine avec Love (Dub) extrait de SW9, son premier EP sorti l'an dernier (à présent disponible en 123 sur Ghostly ) . Immersif dans sa musique, il s'empreigne de la house progressive de Chicago et réussit à hypnotiser les auditeurs. On attends impatiemment la suite...