Artist —

Fort Romeau

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Label:

Live At Robert Johnson, Ghostly, Running Back

Agent:

Ali Tillett — View more from this agent —
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Biography —

“Fort Romeau is somebody who takes things steadily, who steps back and slows down in a world that seems to be constantly accelerating.” – Fader

“Smooth as silk” – Pitchfork

“thick/lush, elegantly understated deep house… such a great late night jam.” – Gorilla Vs. Bear

Like many others, Ghostly became enamored with Fort Romeau’s idea of “slow listening,” the concept of enriching relationships with music through careful attention and focus. His understated take on deep, groove-friendly house started pushing this practice three years ago, when the producer’s debut LP, Kingdoms, appeared via 100% Silk. The native Londoner, born Mike Greene, has evolved considerably since then, finessing his sound over the course of three breezy 12″s, one EP, and lengthy DJ sets at some of the best clubs in Europe. Those years Greene spent immersed in his craft and new inspirations have generously informed the eight stunning productions which comprise Insides, Fort Romeau’s long-awaited sophomore album, set for release on March 31st on Ghostly.

“Playing in those clubs definitely had an affect on how I approach composition and pacing,” Greene shares. “I want to allow things to breathe and develop gradually over longer track lengths, rather than cram everything into four or five minutes.”…

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“Fort Romeau is somebody who takes things steadily, who steps back and slows down in a world that seems to be constantly accelerating.” – Fader

“Smooth as silk” – Pitchfork

“thick/lush, elegantly understated deep house… such a great late night jam.” – Gorilla Vs. Bear

Like many others, Ghostly became enamored with Fort Romeau’s idea of “slow listening,” the concept of enriching relationships with music through careful attention and focus. His understated take on deep, groove-friendly house started pushing this practice three years ago, when the producer’s debut LP, Kingdoms, appeared via 100% Silk. The native Londoner, born Mike Greene, has evolved considerably since then, finessing his sound over the course of three breezy 12″s, one EP, and lengthy DJ sets at some of the best clubs in Europe. Those years Greene spent immersed in his craft and new inspirations have generously informed the eight stunning productions which comprise Insides, Fort Romeau’s long-awaited sophomore album, set for release on March 31st on Ghostly.

“Playing in those clubs definitely had an affect on how I approach composition and pacing,” Greene shares. “I want to allow things to breathe and develop gradually over longer track lengths, rather than cram everything into four or five minutes.” His patient methods are a central component to the billowy house music on Insides, though this isn’t an indulgent album of gratuitous buildups and tiresome breakdowns. Each production is pointed and purposeful, as the artist crafts every second of analog electronics with rich detail, nuance, and refinement. Listen to “Insides” here – as premiered by The FADER

Throughout Insides, Fort Romeau guides us down misty corridors lined with supple synth pads, quietly thumping kicks, and elastic low-end sequences reinforced by an emotive confidence. Thick dancefloor cuts like “All I Want” and “Folle” are built on such satisfying elements — sounds so full-bodied, you’d swear they’re knocking against your bones. There is also a deep stylistic eclecticism to Insides, and coming from Greene, this was galvanized by deep cuts he discovered while digging to find music for his extensive DJ sets. Old kosmiche, disco, and early electronic records are among the strongest influencers, and Fort Romeau used them as an impetus for creation. “It’s those strange and wonderful tracks that you find on the b-side of an old record that sparked my desire to make something new,” he shares, “but it’s very important for me never to feel like I’m making a pastiche.” Indeed, the sleek expanse of “Lately” and the title track’s jacking grooves take cues from buoyantly cosmic dance music. And yet it’s the personality of a young artist coming into his own that makes Insides such a graceful collection of house music, one that only further enriches the soul over time.

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Dates —

10th July 2015
Bilbao BBK, Bilbao (Spain)

8th August 2015
Batofar, Paris (France)

14th August 2015
Corsica Studios, London (UK)

16th August 2015
Else Open Air, Berlin (Germany)

22nd August 2015
Dockville Festival, Hamburg (Germany)

11th September 2015
Jaeger Oslo, Oslo (Norway)

19th September 2015
Robert Johnson, Offenbach (Germany)

25th September 2015
Dance Tunnel, London (UK)

26th September 2015
Festival Jour & Nuit, Grenoble (France)

10th October 2015
Hidden, Manchester (UK)

15th October 2015
Radion, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Links —

Artist Info —

Based: London, UK
Travelling: 1
Territories: UK/Ireland, Europe, Rest of World



News —

TOUR 2014 Fort Romeau —

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Fort Romeau hits the road in October / November throughout UK/Europe and USA.

1st October 2014

Fort Romeau – “I Knew” —

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Brand new EP out this week from Fort Romeau on Live At Robert Johnson

Watch it on YouTube here

Source: YouTube 19th March 2014

Dummy Mix 186 // Fort Romeau —

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New Fort Romeau mix for Dummy. Featuring singles from Vakula Nick Höppner Roman Flügel Theo Parrish and more

Click here and press play

Source: Dummy Mag 18th October 2013

Stream: Fort Romeau ‘Stay / True’ —

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You can now stream the brand new EP ‘Stay / True’ from Fort Romeau over at Pitchfork Advance.

Click this link

Source: Pitchfork 17th September 2013

New Fort Romeau EP —

Fort Romeau has a new EP – “Stay / True” is out Sept 16th. Listen to the first track from the record via Pitchfork here.

Source: Pitchfork 15th August 2013
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