Artist: Harry Romero


In the beginning, jack had a groove. And thanks to heavyweight house heroes like Harry Romero, that groove is now coming back. “My love of house came from the culture,” explains Jersey’s finest from his studio headquarters in The Butchashop. Harry, in case you missed the musical memo, is a humble house music legend with classic club cuts like ‘Tania’, ‘Night @ The Black’ and ‘I Go Back’ with Robert Owens under his belt, but really that’s just the tip of the iceberg. From then to now, he represents one thing: and that’s pure quality. His inspirations growing up tell the same story. From the mid to late 80s he listened to Tony Humphreys on the radio and followed Todd Terry, Masters At Work and Fingers Inc, not to mention labels like Trax, DJ International, Nervous and Strictly Rhythm. “I immersed myself in the culture and wanted to know who did what. It was buying music but my first body experience was here in New York City, around 1990. That was a body experience: my body felt the music, going to places like the Sound Factory Bar. Walking into a structure and feeling the music. So I am constantly drawing on those early experiences and finding ways of incorporating them into my sets and studio sessions, they were life-changing.”