Projections – Romare

Every Sunday I bring you something a little more downtempo to ease you back into the world.

Romare specialises in taking samples from Afro-American culture and reimagining them into super original, modern electronic tracks. Given that he’s a London-born white man there are some that think his approach is a little disrespectful. I’ll leave you to decide where you sit on that subject. Either way, it’s definitely worth a listen (and if it is your jam, you’re in luck – there’s a second album).

Too Much Information (Laolu Edit) – Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

It’s no longer November! The freedom! The joy! Here’s some Afro house from 2002 to heat up your Winter.

https://open.spotify.com/track/1mHdnrcPMlhwFqMrsS9Kbx?si=B-PU2Sj1QdOclWLtL3TBgg

Like what you hear? Well crank up the thermostat and get your teeth into this playlist of like-minded tunes

https://open.spotify.com/user/browneh/playlist/4TflgbhinqGI3abGJ28txn?si=72bZfmEsRLCtG6m_CCUbGQ

Disclosure

A shout out to Disclosure. They went from being pretty cool and on trend with Settle in 2013 (think You & Me, Help Me Lose my Mind, etc.) to being pretty lame and samey with Caracal in 2015 (think Omen) to being cool again in 2018. They’ve released 6 new tracks, each of which draws from different genres and all of which are pretty impressive pieces of production. 3 of them, really worth a listen. Fair play. Fair play.

First-up an 80s style banger.

Some lively electronica.

And finally, a cool afro-inspired tune featuring everyone’s favourite Malian/Ivorian Fatoumata Diawara.