On Friday March 15th, Work Them returns to Soup Kitchen for the first time in 2013, featuring one of our favourite new artists, Fort Romeau.
London's Fort Romeau has been making music since he was 14 years old, originally inspired by the experimental pop of Air and the atmospherics of Autechre. Having been absorsed in records whilst DJing throughout university in Brighton, he began working with La Roux, programming the drums and live shows for one of the most successful alternative pop acts of the last decade.
Experimenting and producing between sound checks and airport stopovers, his debut mini-LP for 100% Silk emerged when the band ceased touring, and the result is, in our opinion, one of the best records of 2012.
Writing music that attempts to capture "feeling more than a certain sound", Romeau's aesthetic is somewhere between the soul of early house, the ambience of Arthur Russell and the more jackin' end of modern bass music.
Following the success of Kingdoms, Romeau has been signed to Matthew Dear's much loved electronic and experimental institution Ghostly, home to Gold Panda, School of Seven Bells, as well as Dear himself. On March 11th, SW9/Love (Dub) will be released on the label's Spectral Sound imprint, designed for one off dancefloor transmissions, and previously utilised by Seth Troxler and Benoit and Sergio. They're in good company - both sides are transcendent dancefloor fare.
He's also an absolutely brilliant, 100% wax DJ, and we're delighted to be bookending him with the usual mix of alternative and electronic music for the body and mind, from disco, weird pop, out-there house and techno, as well as a few unexpected edits to keep it fresh until the finish.
Tickets are available in advance priced just £7. Sorry that it's a little pricier than usual for us, but we guarantee a proper party. They're available now from both Skiddle and WeGotTickets. More on the door!
All further details can be found on the Facebook page here, as well as the opportunity to let us know you're coming. It's also Comic Relief night, so we can make calculations in terms of anticipated weight of beans needed and the volume of the bath - just kidding. The Lenny Henry DJ set was way out of our price zone.
Keep your eye on our Twitter feed as we've some material of note coming to the blog in advance of the show, including an interview with local art collective Dr. Me, who we can thank for this month's excellent poster, as well as the usual mixes, musings and so on. See you on the floor, but in the meantime, check out Fort Romeau's 30 minute Boiler Room mix from last year for an idea of what might go down.