The brainchild of London-based producer Archie Fairhurst, Romare is a master of music that is as warm and soulful as often as it is intelligent. Named after the seminal artist, musician and collagist Romare Bearden, whom Fairhurst studied whilst reading African American Visual Culture at university, Romare’s music uses a similarly vibrant cut’n’paste aesthetic to create breathtakingly funky sound palettes inspired by classic African American musical forms. First emerging on Bristol’s experimental Black Acre in 2012 with a pair of well-received EPs, Romare has gone on to produce two killer albums for Ninja Tune: DJ Mag’s 2015 album of the year, Projections, and last year’s meticulous Love Songs: Part Two.

That’s not to say he’s all brain and no brawn – Romare knows his way around a dancefloor, playing worldwide at the crème de la crème of parties and fitting in a couple of memorable Boiler Room sets in the process. Championed by the likes of Bonobo, Gilles Peterson and Annie Mac, we couldn’t be more delighted to welcome him down to Hijacked 2017.

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