2012 has been Fort Romeau‘s year. Not only has he had a brilliant album, Kingdoms, out on the indie label 100% Silk, he’s a hugely sought-after remixer, lending his lo-fi house vibes to artists as disparate as Beacon, Dauwd, Frankie Rose, and Mercury Prize winners Alt-J.
It’s not just his original productions and remixes that keep Fort Romeau – aka Mike Greene – in demand. He’s also a vinyl-only DJ who loves nothing more than some good old-fashioned crate-digging. He’s written a fantastic essay for FACT Magazine about vinyl, slow listening, and how in the digital age we might like to reevaluate our approach to music consumption: balanced, eloquent and persuasive, it’s well worth a read. We invited him to AD HQ for an interview about the relationship between pop and dance music, Chicago house, and the joy of wax. Watch it below.
With Fort Romeau’s brilliant set at The Upfront Project in September a not-too-distant memory, we were delighted when he agreed to make an exclusive mix for Audio Doughnuts, a selection of his latest purchases and new tips, including Theo Parrish, Will Saul, Move D and more. Like all his DJ mixes, it was recorded in one take, using Technics 1210s and an Allen & Heath Xone 22 mixer recording into a Zoom H4n hard disk.
The mix is available for free download here. There’s a tracklisting at the very bottom of this post too, but try not to peep. Just enjoy.
Buy Kingdoms here from Boomkat (vinyl) or Bleep (digi).
Theo Parrish – Solitary Flight
808 Mate – Untitled 1
Madteo Ft. Sensational – Very Sweaty Palms (Kassem Mosse Remix)
Motor City Drum Ensemble – L.O.V.E (Wolfgang Voigt Remix)
Will Saul – Mbira
Lee Jones – Moment (George Fitzgerald Remix)
Move D – Got 2 B
Maurizio – Domina (Carl Craig’s Mind Mix)
Burial, Four Tet & Thom Yorke – Mirror