Boarding 7 pm, Departure 8 pm.
This event is produced by Benny Soto and Mike Nervous
I'm the guy pushing to change my sound from record to record...the struggle for most producers is to not sound the same every time, which is something not everyone can accomplish", explains the diversely talented Harry Romero. The DJ and producer remar..
There is no question that Harry is one of the finest and most accomplished producers in electronic music, a serious beat maker like few others.
Raised in a musical family, his mother soaked the air with the Latin rhythms of merengue and cumbia, while his father, a former opera tenor, practiced his scales and listened to Beethoven. As a result, Harry is constantly looking to expand his musical range. Harry Romero’s legendary tracks “Cro-Magnon”, “Erectus”, “Tania”, “Night At the Black”, “Beats Vol 1 & 2” and As MongoBonix “Mas Pito”, never leave the playlists of serious house music DJ’s, all standing the test of time, sounding as good and as fresh now as they did nearly ten years ago.
2015 showed the world that Harry Romero was back and better than ever with releases on Suara, ToolRoom, Circus, OVUM, Tronic, Maya Records and Defected. 2016 see's Harry bring back the legendary Bambossa records which is being highly anticipated by his peers and house music lovers around the world. Stay tuned for the revolution as Harry Romero comes to a city near you.
A natural progression within the Def Mix camp gave Hector Romero his most recent business opportunity as a participating partner in Satoshi Tomiie’s upstart imprint SAW.RECORDINGS.
Picture the summer 1983…In the Bronx, NY a block party, also known as a street jam, is in full effect. A 13 year old kid steps in front of the turntables and starts playing a combination of Latin, House and Hip Hop music. The crowd goes wild and quickly the neighborhood nicknames the young kid ‘Baby Hec’ Romero. As his notoriety and age grows, he finds himself playing at the premier Latin Dance Club ‘La Mirage’, and doing nights at the hippest street club the ‘Devils Nest’. The very same club where friend Louie Vega got his start. Soon after that, "Baby Hec" Romero (a name that has taken years to shed) found himself DJ-ing at some of New York City’s legendary clubs and underground spots such as Save the Robots, The Red Zone, famed Palladium, and the Roxy.
In 1994, Judy Weinstein recruited Hector Romero to work at Def Mix Productions and assist in the creation of Definity Records, an imprint Weinstein and partner David Morales was working on launching. Hector found he was not as interested in Remixing or Producing but he loved the balance between the creative DJ and the businessman. A&R, and working on the business end of Music, was a better fit. Weinstein took him under her wing and taught him the technique of good business management. The longtime business arrangement garnered him the position of Label Manager of Definity Records the Def Mix imprint.
Romero has found a balance by playing records at spots such as Filter 14 in NYC, Stereo in Montreal, Locomia in Portugal, and in other clubs around the globe. Mixing different types of music together is his "sound" and it is this mixture that has again increased his celebrity with the Club Culture throughout major European Cities, Canada, and the USA.
A natural progression within the Def Mix camp gave Hector Romero his most recent business opportunity as a participating partner in Satoshi Tomiie’s upstart imprint SAW.RECORDINGS. Weinstein, also an investor and a believer in the duo team, is working closely with Romero to strengthen his profile as a DJ through the Def Mix Tours. With Romero’s business savvy, the success of Tomiie & Romero’s dream company is insured. As one of the creative forces of SAW, Hector brings to the team his experience as label manager, and his A&R and negotiation abilities.
As a DJ, Hector Romero continues to play on weekends and will be joining the others at Def Mix in a Spring through Fall 2002 world tour.
When Tedd Patterson steps to the decks, there's a shift of energy in the room. In a club scene now flooded with McDJs, Patterson has a presence that sets him apart. Instead of staying under the umbrella of only a couple of dance music genres, Patterson creatively moves things along by introducing the unexpected to the mix. This is his art form of fusion which has solidified Patterson's reputation as a master craftsman of adventurous, relentless, and wildly dynamic sets. With a honed eclectic sound and purposeful experimentation, Patterson's preference for the genuine, varied side of music is truly a refreshing experience.
What makes Patterson's sound his own is the alchemy of an off-beat perspective, an insatiable desire to explore various musical textures, and his refusal to be confined into any particular style. This ability to challenge himself and experiment with forward-thinking, energetic sets is rooted in the traditions of the 1970s disco he grew up with in Georgia. When Patterson landed in Atlanta he began rocking the club scene playing all styles of dance music. He played at several notorious underground haunts frequented by friends/soon-to-be famous club personalities Larry T., Lady Bunny, and RuPaul--to name a few. In 1985, he was granted the coveted (and much-deserved) position as a Billboard reporting DJ (a position held until 1991), validating his hard work and growing success. But when he discovered the burgeoning house music sounds emanating from New York and Chicago, his career took off. Patterson launched a weekly residency dedicated to house music at Atlanta's now-famous club Colorbox and he quickly found himself playing to packed crowds.
In the early 90¹s the groundbreaking dance label Emotive Records lured Patterson to New York to work their Promotions division, where he used his expert ear to identify new talent and emerging trends. The first artist he got under contract was DJ Pierre (Phuture Scope), who would release the dance-floor burners "Plastic" and "What is House Music" on the label. A series of guest DJ spots followed and Patterson quickly established himself as a New York DJ, earning his place in the booth at crucial New York hotspots like Club USA, Limelite, Save The Robots, Crowbar, and Sugar Babies.
Soon Patterson was fulfilling similar promotions / artist development roles for the newly established Liquid Groove imprint, and with the experience of these two labels under his belt, Patterson was in touch with a range of influential club DJs, radio jocks, and venues around the world. It was only a matter of time before Patterson was offered regular spots at some of the most prominent clubs around the world including London's Ministry Of Sound, Pacha in Ibiza, and Ageha in Tokyo.
This notoriety made Patterson, with his acclaimed edifying and soul-satisfying sets, a pivotal player in the now legendary Miami Winter Music Conference's *Magic Sessions* parties, and he eventually began releasing music of his own. He hasn't stopped since, and never has he shaken the ethics of those halcyon days of the current club scene: bring integrity, individuality, and a forward-thinking approach to the music you play and the style you play it with. These traits make Patterson a rare talent, as there aren't many DJs diverse enough to play for Victor Calderone at his *Evolve* party, while also being Danny Tenaglia's guest DJ at a *Be Yourself* night, and then spin at Danny Krivit's *718 Sessions.*
Today, Tedd Patterson is a reflection of this experience and exposure, combined with a daring confidence to take chances and inject the unexpected. Years and scores of releases later, Patterson continues to craft intensely varied grooves and pack dancefloors--as evidenced by his eight-year running, monthly Saturday night *Vibal* residency at New York's premiere hotspot Cielo. And, looking to capture the sweeping musical range of these Cielo nights, Patterson's own record label, Vibal Records, is remerging in 2011, complete with a podcast (Vibal Cast) to keep the world in the loop.
With Tedd Patterson in the DJ booth, it's best to prepare for the unpredictable. Any given set might start with some deep, heavy house, somehow make it's way to more hard-edged techno, and when the crowd has been coaxed to their breaking point, a mess of sweat and dancing, Patterson then takes them beyond their expectations, pushing past the conventional with his truly unique and eclectic style. Whether at a club in New York City, Naples, Italy, or Tokyo, Japan, this is what Patterson brings: knowledge of how to work a crowd, over and over, yet being able to make each night its own.