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Romare Combines Jazz With House On ‘Work Song’

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After dropping Roots into the public domain only a few months ago, news followed shortly of a teaser for his new debut album Projections

The Oslo Hackney resident Romare has recently shared a track entitled Work Song (taken from Projections). Have a listen over at Vogue Magazine

The remix of a 1960’s Nat Adderley Jazz record, encapsulates the heavily swung and improvised elements of Jazz with contemporary electronic samples and compressors to create a large and spacious ensemble thats set for the heavy-weight rigs.

Romare, having studied African American visual culture at university, tends to infuse these elements into his work. Jazz being an African American art form from the early 20th century, originated in the harsh brutality of slavery as a method for coping with back breaking labour.  These influences are starkly clear in Work Song and Prison Blues.

In the lead up to the release of Projections, out on the 23rd February on Warp Records, Romare has also kindly provided us with an official video for his track Motherless Child, taken from the album. Read more on this story over at Ninja

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