“Alone Together” Good Room Relief Compilation

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May 7th, 2020
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Brooklyn’s nightclub Good Room friends and family have come together for “Alone Together”. The 12-track compilation features new music by Kim Ann Foxman, Juan MacLean, Fort Romeau, Zombies in Miami, Black Deer, The Carry Nation, Martyn, Star Eyes, Baltra, Heidi Sabertooth, R Gamble and Jex Opolis. The “Alone Together” compilation is now available via Good Room’s Bandcamp page. All proceeds from sales will go towards Good Room’s staff and fixed costs while we are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Get yourself a copy here.

Artwork by Braulio Amado.

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Fort Romeau: “Fantasia”

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April 23rd, 2020
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British producer, DJ and Cin Cin label owner Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau, returns to Munich’s renowned Permanent Vacation imprint with his great new EP “Fantasia”. This time around, Fort Romeau delivers three romantic italo-house-trance stormers that will make you imagination run wild. Get your fill of the EPs opener and title track, which finds the producer in such fine form. With its rebounding synth lines, glimmering melodies and an undercurrent of layered snares, “Fantasia” is an absolute belter of a late night driving tune. Ride on.

The “Fantasia” EP drops on April 24th via Permanent Vacation. Pre-order it here.

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Fort Romeau: “PG Goes Dance”

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Fort Romeau: “PG Goes Dance”

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March 31st, 2020
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Previously released only on vinyl format in 2015, Fort Romeau’s sublime “PG Goes Dance” EP finally gets the digital release it deserves via Gerd Janson’s Running Back imprint. The British producer and DJ Mike Greene delivers three extended re-edits of Peter Gabriel’s “No Self Control”, “In Your Eyes” and “This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)”. Vocals, drama, dance rhythms and witty lyrics: the intellectual shuffle! What’s not to love?

“PG Goes Dance” is out now via Running Back. Pick up your copy here.

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C.Y.M. (Baio & Fort Romeau)

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C.Y.M. (Baio & Fort Romeau)

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November 18th, 2019
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Say hello to C.Y.M., an exciting new collaborative project between British producer and DJ Mike Greene, otherwise known as Fort Romeau and LA-based American musician Chris Baio, who releases music as Baio in addition to playing bass in the acclaimed band Vampire Weekend. Their debut, self-titled EP, just dropped on Phantasy as an elegant pean to the infinite possibilities of kosmische music, driven by a motorik strain of psychedelia. The foundations of a wider project, C.Y.M. speaks not for analogue nostalgia, but a subtle and modern update on imagined futures that are still open to interpretation.

The opening track “Capra” immediately establishes the duo’s masterful if unsurprising grip on rhythm, a man-machine stomp that persists as the track takes myriad turns, from post-punk guitar licks and processed vocals, through bubbling modular synthesis and culminating in a soaring, cathartic melody. On “Far Gone” C.Y.M. turn their studio inward for a more brooding and intimate interpretation of their sound, a balearic amalgam of intriguing vocals, feedback soaked riffs and no-wave inspired movement. The bliss beneath the waves of noise that crash across C.Y.M’s music emerges fully on the driving conclusion, “Super-Cannes”. A hypnotic tempo and blistering drums intertwine with whirling organs, and shimmering keys, providing a wistful and warm finale. Stream the whole thing avobe.

The “C.Y.M.” EP is out now on Phantasy. Get it here.

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Fort Romeau: “Organelle”

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October 18th, 2018
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British producer Michael Greene, aka Fort Romeau, has shared another new track called “Organelle” from his “SPC-140” EP for Ghostly International’s Spectral Sound. The track “Organelle” slows the pace with twilight stabs and warm subs in check, claves echoing down the hall. The drama swells in the back half while never losing its resolute calm.

The “SPC-140” arrives on October 19th. Pre-order it here.

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Fort Romeau: “Untitled III”

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Fort Romeau: “Untitled III”

DATE:
September 18th, 2018
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Coming off the acclaim of “Pablo”, British producer Michael Greene, aka Fort Romeau, returns with a three tracker, entitled “SPC-140” for Ghostly International’s Spectral Sound that finds him in such fine form. Before it drops next month, Fort Romeau has shared “Untitled III”, the first taste of the record, that pulses out from the onset, riding a serpentine melodic line into a haze of impressionistic house before its final demystified minute.

The “SPC-140” arrives on October 19th. Pre-order it here.

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Fort Romeau: “Pablo”

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Fort Romeau: “Pablo”

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June 6th, 2018
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London-based house producer Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau, is back in action with his first release of the year, a two-track EP called “Pablo”, which follows a string of quality releases on Live at Robert Johnson, Running Back and Ghostly International as well as appearances on compilations from Cocoon, Rush Hour and Mule Musiq. The EPs sublime title track clocks in at almost nine minutes and unfurls with swirling arpeggios which build to a euphoric crescendo. What a ride! We’d expect nothing less from Fort Romeau.

The “Pablo” EP is out now. Pick up your copy here.

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Fort Romeau: “Reasons”

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Fort Romeau: “Reasons”

DATE:
June 16th, 2017
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London-based house producer Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau, returns with his new self-released EP, entitled “Reasons”, which marks his first full solo release since last year’s great “Secrets & Lies” EP on Live At Robert Johnson. Consisting of three original tracks, the record is yet another prime example of Fort Romeau’s unique sound. The title track sees the development of the producer’s interest in playing with the human voice, developing a harmonic and rhythmic hook which builds to a crescendo of wailing synths. Blast it above.

The “Reasons” EP is out now on vinyl, while the digital version will come out on June 30th. Pick up your 12” here.

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Fort Romeau: “Korgs”

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Fort Romeau: “Korgs”

DATE:
November 4th, 2016
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It’s been 12 months since UK producer Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau, and Warm’s Ali Tillett started Cin Cin, and has been a great year for the label with a series of quality split 12” from Nick Hopper, Ripperton, Todd Osborn, amongst others. To celebrate one year of Cin Cin goodness, co-founder Fort Romeau give us two new tracks of arpeggiohouse, while Bezier of Honey Soundsystem fame delivers that top tier Hi NRG sound that has become his signature. You can stream Fort Romeau’s classy new track “Korgs” above.

Fort Romeau/Bezier – split 12” will drop on November 11th. Pre-order it here.

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Fort Romeau: “Untitled”

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Sunday #271

DATE:
October 9th, 2016
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SUNDAY SERVICE
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A track for Sunday: London-based house producer Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau, has remixed LA’s Kauf latest single “Through The Yard” into pure perfection. The instrumental version of his lush eight-minute remix, released on Munich’s Permanent Vacation, is now available as an exclusive free download on our “Late Summer” compilation Vol.6.

DOWNLOAD: La.Ga.Sta.’s Late Summer Compilation Vol. 6 here for the price of an e-mail.

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