In 2013, Hector Romero will have been a DJ and music executive for thirty years.
From early jobs working in record stores to running David Morales’ Def Mix imprint via day to day operations of SAW.RECORDINGS alongside fellow legend Satoshi Tomiie, it’s been quite the journey for Hector. Early DJ forays came at clubs like Palladium, Roxy as well as The Red Zone in Manhattan, but in the intervening years there are few countries he hasn’t played, from Italy to Greece, Mexico to Spain, Montreal to most of America, he’s done every big festival and each famous club, forever staying true to his inner eclecticism.
A music obsessive at heart, Hector also has a hand in many different radio and internet shows, including being resident DJ for Def Mix Radio, running his own monthly podcast for iTunes and appearing regularly as a guest on Paris’ FG radio, subbing for Morales while also holding down a monthly spot on Italy’s Radio 105. House music is at the heart of everything he does, but it comes in many different shapes, styles and sizes, and Hector is not afraid to showcase it all at the same time as inviting hallowed guests to appear like fellow Def Mixers David Morales and Frankie Knuckles.
Most recently the man has been honing his production and remixing skills, working with numerous established producers. The results include his remix of David Morales’ single “Stay” on Ultra Records and soon became a dance floor favorite. 2012 was also the year that saw the release of Hector’s compilation for legendary house label King Street entitled “Soulful House Journey”. It’s an apt title you could also apply to the man’s own long career.