DJ & producer Archie Fairhurst goes by Romare, named after African-American artist, author and songwriter Romare Bearden. Fairhurst studied African American visual culture while attending University heavily influencing his taste in music, switching from drums and guitar to producing sample- heavy tracks ranging from mellow down-tempo grooves to frantic footwork house. His first releases came out on Bristol's Black Acre label. Meditations on Afrocentricism (2012) and Love Songs, Pt. 1 arrived in sleeves coated with collages of predominantly black figures and contained tracks with titles like "The Blues (It Began in Africa)" and "Your Love (You Give Me Fever)" regularly supported by a host of DJ's including BBC DJs Gilles Peterson and Benji B.