Massimiliano Pagliara – Feel Live [PLAYRJC053]

Besides his busy DJ schedule and far from the usual club circuit routines, Massimilano dedicated himself to intense travelling and exploring the world anew. “I felt like I have lived more than ever,” he states. “Getting to discover all these beautiful places around the world and meeting so many lovely interesting people, has inspired me in many different ways. I feel enriched.” The result of these experiences is Feel Live, Massimiliano’s third full-length endeavour. It was recorded in several intimate, sometimes improvised studio settings between Los Angeles, Portland, and Massimiliano’s homebase in Berlin as well as at airports and on intercontinental flights high up in the sky. Featuring vocals by Private Agenda, Peaking Lights, Kim Anh and instrumental contributions by Fort Romeau, Tim K, and Jules Etienne, Feel Live is Massimilano’s most playful and imaginative work to date. It’s as emotional as sensual, as vibrant as the first ray of light after a thunderstorm has cleared the air.

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Massimiliano Pagliara – Feel Live [PLAYRJC053]

The Violet Hour – Utraviolet [CDA015]

The Violet Hour is the exclusive project of Panorama Bar resident Massimiliano Pagliara and Michael Greene aka Fort Romeau, for Berlin imprint Cocktail d’Amore Music. One Morning In The Future takes over the A side. A total dancefloor pleaser. Treating us with Chicago house-inspired drums and that kind of cosmic pads that make any seasoned raver jump and kiss a nearby stranger. The intensity never stops growing – with new melodic strings appearing unexpectedly, projecting the track to the rings of Saturn. An involving italo-classic bassline characterizes Ultraviolet, together with an explosive layering of synthy melodies. The B2 Prisoner Of Love is a seductive dialogue between synthesizers and classic piano, resulting in a comforting, romantic soundtrack for any space travels. These two tracks illuminate feelings of looking at a violet sky, but with different attitudes: the first pushes into the unknown looking for a happy ending, while the second is nostalgic and tender.

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The Violet Hour – Utraviolet [CDA015]

Bezier / Fort Romeau – Cin Cin 005 [CINCIN005]

Its been 12 months since Cin Cin’s inaugural release and to celebrate co founder Fort Romeau give us 2 cuts of arpeggio-house ready for the dance floor while Honey Sound System’s Bezier delivers that top tier Hi NRG sound that has become his signature.

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Bezier / Fort Romeau – Cin Cin 005 [CINCIN005]

Parris Mitchell – Juke Joints Remixes Vol. One [DEMO007]

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First ‘Juke Joints Remix’ package of a scheduled three with some serious remixers in the pipeline. Fort Romeau, Cassy and Ryan Elliott step up offering their own personal interpretations of Parris Mitchell.

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Parris Mitchell – Juke Joints Remixes Vol. One [DEMO007]

Fort Romeau – Kingdoms [SILK022]

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Mike Norris aka Fort Romeau is a UK artist based in South London. Mike began making music at 14, inspired by the slow jams of Air’s Premiers Symptômes and the warm analogue sounds of Autechre’s Amber LP he began creating, “just loops of noise and atmosphere, just playing with the sound directly.” Later, while at university in Brighton, he began DJing at clubs and the experience of being enveloped in the sound had a profound effect on his attitude to music-making. In Mike’s words, “I started really thinking about the visceral quality of the sound all my favorite music had – this deep, thick quality that just absorbed you.” Shortly after leaving university, Mike began working with the band La Roux, playing keyboards and programming the band’s live show – all the while developing his own musical practice between sound checks and airport stopovers. It wasn’t until the band stopped touring that he was able to concentrate on his music full time and, having become used to working within the limitations of a slow laptop and a pair of headphones, changed his ethos to music making “you have to learn to be very efficient, its is pretty frustrating but you live within the limitations of your equipment. That’s what really defines you as a musician I think. I only have one synthesizer, a Yamaha DX7, and this LP is really the product of me interfacing with that one synth and a 7 year old laptop.”

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Fort Romeau – Kingdoms [SILK022]