ART:CAST #100 by Fort Romeau

He just released a magnifique EP – The Mirror – on Permanent Vacation proving once again why he’s on top of the game, his game. For years Mike Greene alias Fort Romeau has been delivering quality music on few selected labels such as Gerd Janson’s Running Back, Spectral Sound, Live At Robert Johnson, Correspondant or Cin Cin, which he runs with Ali Tillett ever since its launch in 2015. Addtionally Fort Romeau has mixed and compiled music for the renowned BBC Essential Mix series, got his groove on for Dekmantel or Phonica and spun records for Groove Magazin. However, this is just an abstract of the artist’s discography, which comes in both: reputable and respectable. But that’s what Mike’s been building up over or throughout his career, which seems to take and know one route only, namely that of going to the top and staying there due to quality and artsy music. For the 100th edtion of Torture the Artist Fort Romeau chose a deep housey yet at times technoid, partly experimental and spooky musical approach that hits the zeitgeist and portrays the strangeness but also the beauty and impact of music in this one hour and fifteen minute lasting piece of 2020. Taking the listener to the club and back, to the afterhour and into the raw atmosphere of a dark and sweaty club, #100 is exceptional in many ways but yet shows only one, that of Fort Romeau (to the top).

Tracklist

  1. Dana Ruh ‘Mr Bang’ [Cave Recordings]
  2. Chaos in the CBD ‘Multiverse’ [In Dust We Trust]
  3. Molly – Mr Ro Land [Cin Cin]
  4. Frankey & Sandrino ‘Silent Moments’ [Mule Musiq]
  5. Carola Pisaturo ‘Ganzirri’ [Claque Musique]
  6. Nathan Mejia ‘Synthesia (Pariah Remix)’ [Kalahari Oyster Cult]
  7. Rotor Soap ‘Pangea’ [Hessle Audio]
  8. YAK ‘Zip’ [Phonica]
  9. Âme ft. Gudrun Gut ‘Gerne (Roman Flügel Remix)’ [Innervisions]
  10. Madonna ‘Get Together (James Holden Remix)’ [Warner]
  11. Midland ‘The Alechemy of Circumstance [Graded]
  12. Almaty ‘Gen4’ [Naive]
  13. Moving Thoughts ‘Nebulous’ [Binary Cells]
  14. Shackleton ‘Blood On My Hands (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)’ [Skull Disco]
  15. Burial ‘Street Halo’ [Hyperdub]
  16. Almaty ‘Gennaro’ [Naive]
  17. Canyon ‘Move’ [Xtra Nova]
  18. Gacha Bakradze ‘Inside’ [Die Orakel]