Fort Romeau hits up Modcast Central this week with a wildcard-laden cavalcade of house hits. Mike's been jetting the globe pumping his new EP 'sw9'. He's also fresh off his recent Burly Man remix of The Presets' 'Ghosts'
Grab your copy of the Modcast and keep reading as we talk life, music and deep house below.
Really feeling the new single. Jittery chopped vocal house backed with some deep emotion. From your own experiments, when is the optimum time to drop them in a set?
Thanks! Well recently I've been really enjoying playing longer sets, around 2-3 hours and i find theres usually a nice spot past the 2 hour mark where you can go a little deeper, as you've got a bit of time to cover more ground. You have to kind of ease people into that deeper zone sometimes.
Is this a standalone release or the precursor for another album?
This release is a stand alone, but working on new material constantly. I think a new album will have to have a really coherent sound that makes sense as a body of work, so i don't want it to just be a collection of singles.
You're off on a brief stint across the UK and European next week. How does the touring experience differ as a DJ, compared to your past in La Roux?
Well apart from the obvious things like being on my own instead of with a group of about 12 and that the venues are considerably smaller, its basically the same except with a band you have a tour manager telling you what to do and what time to get to the airport. So if i oversleep now theres no one to shout at me.
Have you peaked on any art, film or literature of late?
Yes! Just finished reading HHhH by Laurent Bidet, its about the assassination of Heydrich, its amazing. Just started "Mendelsohn is on the Roof" by Jiri Weil, also set in Prague during the occupation.
Tell us about the vibe behind the Modcast. Any unreleased music hiding within?
This set, due to its fairly short length, is mainly just some high quality (In my opinion anyway!) contemporary house, with a wildcard intro and outro. Shout out to anyone who knows the first tune!
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