Brownswood Bubblers Nine // Romare
December 10, 2012
“Brownswood Bubblers provides a platform for unsung heroes and emerging talent from the Worldwide underground. The series distils the stream of exciting new artists that have become semi-permanent fixtures in Gilles’ playlists and DJ sets of late to create a suite of perfect bumps.” GP
Gilles comes correct yet again with the ninth instalment in the much-loved Bubblers series. Shining a spotlight on under-the-radar talent the world over, Bubblers returns with a line up as diverse and exciting as the record bag from which they came; a musical barometer to gauge the sound and stars of 2013.
We caught up with Romare, whose track ‘Freedom (Aspirations Of A Prisoner)’ features on the compilation.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself please. Who are you, where are you from etc.?
My name is Archie. I was born in England but grew up overseas. Now I live in London.
How would you describe your music?
Similar to Romare Bearden’s artwork.
Where do you draw your inspiration?
Whom do you count amongst your most significant influences when it comes to production?
Jayson Brothers, Ras G, Parris Mitchell, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, DJ Solo, Jay Dee, The Velvet Underground…
What releases / gigs are out there or coming soon?
My first release ‘Meditations On Afrocentrism’ is out there on Black Acre Records. My next release should be out early 2013. I’m playing with Shackleton on MS Stubnitz on the 21st of Dec. That should be fun.
Where can folks go online to check out you and your music?
What are you going to do after this interview?
Have a cup of tea.