26 Mayıs Cumartesi 2018, 22:00
26 Mayıs Cumartesi 2018, 04:30
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22:00 Ali Gültekin
23:30 Romare (Live)
After Party: Ali Gültekin
One of the most creative names of electronic scene, British DJ Romare will be at Zorlu PSM Studio on May 26!
Archie Fairhurst, known as Romare, wears his love for all to see – in fact, he takes his very name from it. Having studied African American Visual Culture at University, he had his ‘Sex Pistols moment’ when he came across the work of Romare Bearden.
The African American’s collaged, cut’n’paste artworks inspired the young musician to apply a similar technique to music – an approach that was hugely fruitful, and remains central to his work today. After stints as a drummer and guitarist throughout school and university, he moved to Paris where he picked up the turntables and began mixing his music with samples from second-hand records. Romare the musician was born and the template for his debut record.
His debut album, “Projections”, was named after a pivotal exhibition of his namesake and likewise explores various elements of American life. The album was in many ways a homage – or a love song – to the cycle of cultural appropriation in America. “Work Song” is a tribute to the classic American and namesake work song, while “Rainbow” is a celebration of disco. ‘Projections’ expertly catalogues the movements of influence within music. The record was hugely critically-acclaimed. Voted Album of the Year by DJ magazine, it received rapturous reviews across the board and established Fairhurst as a producer to watch.
“Love Songs: Part Two” shows Romare expanding, deepening and developing his techniques. Although sampling from vinyl still plays a key role in his practice, Fairhurst has played much more of the music on this new record, from monophonic synthesisers to his grandmother’s recorder and his dad’s mandolin, with electric bass, plus a variety of guitars and keyboards taking central roles, too. His sample sources have changed a little, too, moving from the jazz and blues which distinguished “Projections” to disco and psychedelic.
“I’ve tried to cover different areas” Fairhurst explains, “from sexual urges to tender first encounters, from affairs to the questioning of one’s love.” Whatever Romare does, it’s held together by his unique aesthetic, a sonic signature which stamps everything he does as his and his alone. An original reaching the heights of his game, it’s time to listen… and fall in love.
* The minimum age requirement is 18 for this event. Please bring your ID with you.
* Venue holds the right to refuse your admission into the venue. Tickets will be refunded in such cases.
*Etkinlikte 18 yaş sınırı vardır. Lütfen kimliklerinizi yanınızda getiriniz.
*Mekan uygun görmediği kişileri ön satış bileti dahi olsa mekana almama hakkına sahiptir. Biletlerin iadesi tarafımızca yapılacaktır.
Zorlu PSM, Beşiktaş, Istanbul Province, Turkey, 34340 İstanbul
26 Mayıs Cumartesi, 22:00
STUDIO, Zorlu PSM, Beşiktaş, Istanbul Province, Turkey, 34340 İstanbul
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