Patchwork producer Romare will take his sonic collages to Leeds on Friday 16th March, as he appears at HiFi as a guest of Hidden x Lo-Fi. Known for his deep and meditative approach to dance music, drawing inspiration from the work of artist Romare Bearden and a myriad of African American artists, the producer treats his art like an homage to the roots of modern dance music, and will be a memorable guest as Manchester's Hidden launch in Leeds for the first time.
Constructing tracks for both home listening and club dancefloors, Romare uses samples from a plethora of sources to bring soul to his electronic compositions, demonstrating a sensitivity and appreciation for the original material that was developed through time spent studying African American Visual Culture at university. His first release, Meditations on Afrocentrism, was notable for the floor-shaking powers of its deep bass line as well as the iconic vocals, whilst the exquisite debut album Projections explored American history to create a cerebral and soulful trip through the blues and jazz origins of his dance music. Following it up with the more disco-oriented Love Songs: Part Two, the artist has shown that his far reaching influences and recognisable style are able to be directed down different paths according to his mindset, making Romare an enthralling performer whether live or behind the decks. Returning to a familiar hangout in Leeds for the first time in a little while, he’ll have plenty of twists and turns to offer in this extended set.
Photo courtesy of Romare and Ninja Tune
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