SPECIAL DEF MIX EPISODE BY HECTOR ROMERO


There have been lots of changes over the past four decades of New York Nightlife. The sounds have gone from disco to freestyle to house to techno; the venues have gone from Studio 54 to Palladium to Sound Factor Pacha to Output; and the borough to dance in has gone from Manhattan to Brooklyn.

But there has been one element in the community that has been able to survive the ever – evolving landscape, and that is the DJ. Not many of course, but a few talented, Inspired DJ / Artists have remained at the forefront of the industry during this time.

One of those is the artist formerly Known as DJ Baby Hec in the 80’s, and now Hector Romero. Born and raised in The Bronx, Hector’s DJ experiences include playing legendary venues likes Limelight, Palladium, Save The Robots and The Roxy.

Over the years he has evolved into one of New York City’s prime ambassadors of house, bringing his unique soulful and rugged house vibe to venues around the world. He has heightened his profile to the next level.

With 30+ years of experience this career jock is now throwing his musical diversity and eclectic taste into the remix/production arena. Under his belt are various compilations including King Street’s “Soulful House Journey” and more recently Nervous Record’s “Weaving Genres” which includes an original production “Dancing” collaboration with Benji Candelario.

As well as his DJ experience, Hector’s position as an A&R exec at Def Mix Music and Saw Recordings gave him the opportunity to work with legends like David Morales and Frankie Knuckles.

Those relationships taught him essential lessons about the equal importance of a great beat and a great song. Although New York is still his home, Hector spends a great deal of time traveling where he can be found stirring up dance floors in Italy, Greece, Japan, Spain and various parts of the world.



Tracklist:

01. Rhemi Feat. Ilana Lorraine - Feel Me (Rhemi Funk-O-Holic Mix) - Rhemi Music
02. Emmaculate Feat. Kaye Fox - Do It - Main T's Box
03. Junior Sanchez Feat. Dana Williams - Keep Me Waiting - Brobot
04. Chris Lum Big Tool - DJ Spens Cave Man Jungle Boogie Mix - Moulton Music
05. Barbara Tucker - Think (About It) (Spen & Thommy Summer Of Dub) - Quantize Recordings
06. Eli Escobar - Handz Up (Happy Clap Mix) - Classic Recordings
07. DJ Gomi and K Gray - All I Need (Demuir's Playboy Edit) - Nervous Records
08. Full Intention - It's Set To Groove (Downtown Mix) - Full Intention Records
09. Peppe Citarella & Zico - House Junkie Retrospect (Original Afro Mix) - Union Records 
10. David Mayer Feat. Sooma - Drained - Connected
11. Josh Butler featuring Boswell - Be Somebody (Dario D'Attis Remix) - Defected
12. Sergio D'Angelo & Aldo Bergamasco Feat. Polina Griffith - Body (Booker T & DJ Spen Murky Bootleg Mix) - Quantize Recordings
13. Vernessa Mitchell - Took My Life (Marlon D's 4 FK ALWAYS Remaster) - Junior Vasquez Music
14. KC Flightt - Let's Get Jazzy (Dope Dub Mix) - TMT Records
15. Adonis - No Way Back (Tedd Patterson Edit) - Unreleased
16. Dennis Ferrer Feat. Janelle Kroll - Mind Ur Step - Defected

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