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Written by: 22 October 2015 No Comment

If I had the recordings I’d pick Mick (what was that track again Mick?), West’s and DJ Slippers BMP mixes of last weekend as this weeks mix(es) of the week, cause all three played interesting selections of tunes that made me enjoy my beer all the more… but as I don’t I’m going to pick this mix which I’m only an hour into this and its already so enjoyable…

Other notable mix is the Hypercolour Rinse FM (a regular fave listen on my Monday) mix this week – massive smiles from me for the use of Acid Horse’s “No Name No Slogan”, bug upping the Wax Trax styles from last century.

“Michael Greene is Fort Romeau, an accomplished producer of smooth and sumptuous, or more groove driven and kraut influenced, house music. It has come in the form of many compelling EPs and LPs and on labels like Spectral Sound, Live At Robert Johnson and 100% Silk and takes cues from Italo and New Wave amongst other things. An intriguing producer who is genuinely bringing something new and fresh to the decades old house sound, he is a welcome addition to our series.  The mix we have on offer from Fort Romeau is one recorded at a recent gig at Corsica Studios in London that found him playing all night long. It was a real opportunity for the man to go deep, serve up curveballs and indulge many musical passions in one long session.

“I really like playing in this way,” he says. “There’s so much freedom to shape the entire musical language of the evening and to make connections between disparate musics that you just can’t really do in two or three hours at peak time. Corsica is one of London’s best spaces in my opinion, the DJ booth is rock solid with none of the typical problems of playing vinyl that plague clubs these days, the sound system is good and the crowd has always been great in my experience, so i was pleased to be able to take over the programming for the night.”

The near six hour selection touches on ambient as well as various different strain of techno and house from across the ages. All knitted together into a perfectly balanced and well paced mix that keeps a vibe alive throughout, it is a fine testament of his skill in the booth as well as a nice little peak into the influences and inspirations that inform his productions.”

 

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