As the weather gets warmer and festival season approaches, it’s time to start discovering new music. R.O.M. is one of those artists you should definitely get to know in 2016. Rommel Donald, better known as R.O.M is an 20-year-old producer based in Birmingham, England. He began to learn violin as young as 8 years old and began to play guitar at age 10. He first discovered music production in 2006 through his cousin who had an MPC 2000 XL. That is where his journey started. As he began to self teach himself music production as well as taking on 2 more instruments, R.O.M began to receive a lot of support from local studios who offered him free studio time and mentoring. R.O.M has played shows with DJs such as Complexion, FWDSLXSH and Sivey. Over the years he has gained support from Soulection, BBC Radio 1, EARMILK, Modern Filth, Future Beats Records, PRO ERA, Zen Supremacy and Darker Than Wax and artists such as ESTA, TA-KU, Joose, PYRMDPLAZA, Sivey and many more.
R.O.M’s exclusive mix for Yik Yak Escape to Everest is a whirlwind of good vibes and funky throwbacks that includes a lot of his own remixes and original production. His musical style is very jazz chord progression-heavy with complex drum patterns. His ability to produce a diverse range of genres and incorporate so many different styles together is R.O.M’s strong suit. He is sure to be one of this year’s hottest producers.
Wanna catch R.O.M on his current Europe tour? He’ll be headlining in Berlin, Germany on March 19 at Cassiopeia as well as in London, UK on April 9 at Electric Brixton with some of the Soulection crew, Evil Needle, Sivey, Andre Power, The Whooligan, Hannah Faith, and Sosupersam! If you’re in these cities, you do not want to miss these shows!
Lege Kale - Jungle (Feat Masego)
J. Drew - Flight
Joe ft G Unit - Ride Wit You (R.O.M Remix)
Masego - Senorita
Post Malone - White Iverson (Lege Kale Remix)
DEFFIE + R.O.M - Jumpsuit 2 (Das Bae)
PYRMDPLAZA - Glassss
R.O.M - I just want you to know
R.O.M - Lady
Pharrell ft Jay Z - Frontin (DEFFIE + R.O.M 3 FOR 1 REMIX)
Jaden Smith - Fast (Gravez Remix)
PYRMDPLAZA - House Bump For Joe Kay
R.O.M - Free..
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