Influences: Fort Romeau

The Cin Cin label head shares the influences that shaped his sound.

Influences: Fort Romeau

The Cin Cin label head shares the influences that shaped his sound.

Fort Romeau's inspirations stretch far beyond sound into the visual and aesthetics of images, photographs and films. No doubt in part down to his studies in music and visual arts, these sonic influences have shaped his approach to production, equipping him with the tools to capture a certain mood or give him structural cues in his compositions.

Since his debut on 100% Silk in 2012 with Kingdoms, his releases have taken him to Running Back, Spectral Sound, Permanent Vacation and Ghostly International as well as his own Cin Cin label, exhibiting his melodic and celestial sounds and his inquisitive nature in the craft of producing music.

Ahead of his set at Junction 2 this year, he shares his biggest influences with us...


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Herbert - I Hadn't Known (I Only Heard)

A stone cold modern classic and one of my all time favourite house tracks. I love the swung garage percussion and minimal vocal treatment. Matthew Herbert is one of the most interesting and individual voices in house and techno, no doubt in part due to his personal manifesto in which he vows only to ever use sounds he has created from scratch. No drum machines or samples allowed. Something some of us lazy producers could learn a lesson from!

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