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”

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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”

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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”

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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

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October 9th, 2016
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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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La.Ga.Sta. Late Summer Compilation Vol. 6

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September 30th, 2016
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[Artwork: Stefanos Michaelides]

It’s always summer somewhere. We’re more than excited to bring you the sixth installment of our ongoing “Late Summer” compilation series filled with the warmth of those long summer days and sun-kissed vibes of our own road trips. The “Late Summer” compilation Vol.6 features 15 tracks from some of our favorite artists and co-drivers, a selection of different sounds and different flavors that will soundtrack your blissful rides and fuel you with a never-ending summer feeling wherever you are. As always, it’s yours for FREE.

Our new compilation comes also with something special from us. A glimpse of what’s to come from our new dance project LAGASTA Drivers with our “fully drivable” track “Roberto”.

La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol.6 includes lots of exclusive tracks, including previously unreleased tunes, as well as much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. It’s going be a ride to remember, and one we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we do. Ride with us.

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

TRACKLIST:

01. Chesus – You’re So Special (Jacques Renault Edit)

NYC producer/DJ and Let’s Play House’s very own Jacques Renault, one of the most consistent edit contributors out there, goes all disco with his unreleased killer rework of Chesus’ much-played tune “Special”. We’re delighted to have it as an exclusive part of this year’s “Late Summer” compilation, courtesy of Sweden’s Local Talk.

02. Ponzu Island – Super Koto (Andras Fox Extended Mix)

Melbourne house producer Andras Fox can do no wrong in anything he does. On his extended rework of “Super Koto” by fellow Aussie mysterious project Ponzu Island, Andras Fox transforms the original cut into a glorious sun-drenched beauty. Taken from Ponzu Island’s debut EP on Barcelona’s label Apersonal Music.

03. Gentle Hands – Stranger Changes

We’re super stoked to have this edit as an exclusive part of our compilation. Stellar Well’s Jake Goldsmith delivers a smooth-as-silk disco rework of “Stranger Changes” under his Gentle Hands alias. It was recently played by Dirty Dave on Beats In Space and now it’s yours for free. A sublime rework executed by the gentlest of hands.

04. Kauf – Through The Yard (Fort Romeau Instrumental Remix)

London-based house producer Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau, has remixed LA’s Kauf much-loved track “Through The Yard” into pure perfection. The instrumental version of his lush remix, released on Munich’s Permanent Vacation, is something rather special. Dive in.

05. No Regular Play – Lake Gilmore (Juan MacLean Remix)

DFA mainstay Juan MacLean adds his signature touch, subtly but strongly to Brooklyn’s duo No Regular Play latest single “Lake Gilmore”, delivering an elegant dancefloor heater. The original track is taken from the pair’s recent second “Can’t You See” LP, the follow-up to their 2012 debut LP “Endangered Species”, on Crew Love Records.

06. Medlar – Juno (feat. Ishmael)

London’s Medlar synth-laden house tune “Juno” is one of our favorite tunes we’ve heard in a while. Featuring Bristol producer Ishmael on sax, the track is lifted from his debut EP of the same name for Madrid-based label Riverette.

07. Jonny Sender – Luck Sum Don (Special Edit)

If there was an edit that we’ve been playing on repeat mode on our car stereo for a while now, it would definitely be “Luck Sum Don”. It’s a deliciously sleazy rework of Donna Summer’s classic “Lucky” from New York DJ and producer Jonny Sender, former bassist of Konk, which was released on In Flagranti’s Codek Records. Here, we have a short version of the edit, specially made for our new compilation.

08. Prins Thomas – C (I:Cube Remix)

French producer I:Cube works his magic again and created this stunning remix of “C” by Norwegian disco maestro Prins Thomas. This seven-minute rework has been on repeat on our car stereo all summer. The track “C” appears on Prins Thomas’ ambient fourth solo album “Principe Del Norte”, released early this year on Smalltown Supersound.

09. Luxxury – What Do Ya Really Want? (Luxxury Dub)

Los Angeles-based producer and edit maestro Blake Robin, also known as Luxxury, keeps the disco vibes going with his delicious tune “What Do Ya Really Want?”, a “slow-motion dip into an existential disco swimming pool.” His contribution to our compilation, an exclusive dub version of the track, is perfect for either a weekend BBQ or a late-summer malaise.

10. LAGASTA Drivers – Roberto

Here comes “Roberto”, the “fully drivable” first track from our new project LAGASTA Drivers. We have been holding on to this track for almost two years now, and we’re very excited to finally share it with you. There’s more tracks from LAGASTA Drivers on the way.

11. Jacques Renault – Redlight Rubber (Massimiliano Pagliara Remix)

What a tune! Italian-born, Berlin-based producer Massimiliano Pagliara takes us for ride with his epic, synth-laden house remix of Jacques Renault’s “Redlight Rubber”, a track taken from his 2015 debut LP “Zentrum”. It doesn’t get any better than this! The nine-minute remix appears on the “Off Zentrum” EP on one of our favorite labels, Let’s Play House.

12. Wild & Free – River Of Nile (Cloud Mix)

This track is made exclusively for our compilation. Los Angeles-based duo Wild & Free, composed of Drew Kramer and George Cochrane, revisit their much-loved track “River Of Nile” and give us a new “Cloud” version full of dubby grooves. It has just the right amount of tropical percussions. Just perfect!

13. Guiddo feat. Georges Perin – One Last Bite (Nmls Remix)

We first heard this one back in November of last year, when Tim Sweeney played it in his Mixmag set. Now, we’re finally got our hands on this stellar, slow-burning remix of Guiddo’s track “One Last Bite” by Polish producer Nmls, as an exclusive part of our compilation Vol.6. Featuring the sultry vocals from Greek singer Georges Perin, “One Last Bite” is taken from Guiddo’s excellent “Gin ‘n’ Tears” EP, released back in 2014 on Beats In Space Records.

14. Yumi Zouma – Short Truth (Southern Shores Remix)

Let’s take a ride with this exclusive remix of New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma soaring synth-pop track from label mates Southern Shores. Toronto’s duo edit is an effortless collage of splashy breaks, Balearic breezes and cooing vocal samples. Utterly addicting stuff. It serves as an ode to these final, exuberant days of summer. You can now download this remix for free, courtesy of our beloved Cascine.

15. PillowTalk & Soul Clap – Love Train (feat. Greg Paulus & Crew Love)

San-Francisco house darlings PillowTalk and Boston’s finest Soul Clap have teamed up for this piano-driven house groover “Love Train”, featuring No Regular Play’s Greg Paulus inimitable trumpet. This great tune is taken from the album “Crew Love: Based on A True Story”, which includes tracks from all the Crew Love members. All aboard the Love Train!

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V: “La Nouvelle Epoque”

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June 15th, 2016
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The third split 12″ on Fort Romeau and Ali Tillett’s newly established Cin Cin imprint comes from Switzerland’s Ripperton and a mysterious artist simply known as V, who is rumoured to have a EBM background and hail from Belgium. Here, we have V’s essential track “La Nouvelle Epoque” that channels some serious ’80s new wave vibes. Give it a spin above, and enjoy the ride. The split EP is out now via Cin Cin. Pick up your 12” here.

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Kauf: “A Ruin”

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May 20th, 2016
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Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and composer Ronald Kaufman, aka Kauf, returns with another brilliant slice of electronic pop. His new track “A Ruin”, a fine example of Kauf’s evolving sound, is the second single off his upcoming debut album “Regrowth”, set to arrive later this year. Expect remixes of the track from Blue Hawaii and Man Power.

Kauf’s new track “A Ruin” is now available as a name-your-price download on Bandcamp for the first month. Get it here.

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Kauf: “Through The Yard”

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