With a catalogue as rich as any and continuing at the top of his game two decades after his emergence within New York’s fabled nightlife scene, Harry Romero continues to serve up his own take of Latin-inspired and percussive-driven house music via a long list of the industry’s leading imprints.
Having previously remixed Chilean favourite Francisco Allendes on the label last year alongside his collaborative ‘It Hurts’ EP with Jessica Eve in 2021 and his contribution to the ‘Spirits III’ compilation before that, the Bambossa Records head honcho is back on Damian Lazarus’ revered Crosstown Rebels for his latest EP project – uniting with London-born, Dubai based singer/songwriter Shyam P for the excellent ‘Mind Games’.
“Shyam came to me via my publisher, and I am so happy we connected. It took a couple of years and three different versions, but our final product is absolute MAGIC. I am so happy we can finally share this with you all!”Harry Romero
Crafting a slick and heady groove before launching into a hypnotic haze accenting by a bubbling bassline, ‘Mind Games’ is an infectious and vibrant house cut as Shyam P’s alluring vocals take hold amongst emotive builds and breaks. Nest, ‘Mira’ is a classic Romero offering as the focus shifts to crisp organic percussion arrangements, carnival-esque whistles and hooky Latin vocals for a bustling terrace number, before ‘Analog Bugz’ takes cues from its title as crisp drum shots and sharp stabs unite to create a no-nonsense builder made for the main room.
Harry Romero ‘Mind Games’ drops via Crosstown Rebels on 10th November 2023.
We premiere ‘Mind Games’ on Data Transmission, check it out here and grab it here.