The modest legend Harry Romero has returned to Defected to give a preview of his coveted House Masters compilation, ahead of its full release. This sampler contains four exclusive updates of some of the producer’s top tracks from his expansive career.
Kicking things off the New Jersey producer revisits his collaboration with major house vocalist Inaya Day ‘Rise Up’, creating a more driven version drenched in classic house influences, full of funky percussion and vocal soul.
What follows is ‘Revolution’, a powerful, modern Jersey jam, layering a familiar vocal loop over tight percussion guaranteed to get any dancefloor jumping. Another collaboration between Romero and Day, ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’, is given a smooth update by Jamie Jones, giving clarity to the infectiously funky bassline. Rounding off the collection nicely,
Romero returns to his Honey Dijon and Charles McCloud’s ‘Personal Slave’ remix, turning it into an extended synth-spliced club workout, looping the vocal for a very fresh take on the murky and seductive original.