Artist Spotlight: Romare

Regular readers will know how much we dig cross-genre experiments with African sounds (see Larry Achiampong and The Busy Twist). Well now you can add London producer Romare to that list. He’s labelmates with Black Acre’s Memotone, who launched our Stamp Mix series, and is flipping the Footwork template on its head, with an energetic, accomplished and completely unique exploration into West African culture. We’ve picked our favourite tracks from the debut EP Meditations on AfrocentrismI Wana Go (Turn Back) is the EP’s more traditional and frenetic Footwork track while The Blues (It Began In Africa) could be described as a House interpretation of an American Civil War drum rally (if such a thing could exist). Both are utterly brilliant, as is the whole EP, which came out in March and can be purchased on Boomkat.

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