Harry Choo Choo and Erick Morillo Go 'BANG'
With Harry Choo Choo and Erick Morillo’s latest release BANG making some noise. We managed to get some time out of Harrys hectic life to chat about the new release, the house scene & more
“I’m the guy pushing to change the 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 “Choo Choo” Romero. The DJ and producer remarks, “I am always into combining eclectic flavors and bringing new concepts into the studio”.
This sound is straight up back to your roots – House Music, what inspired you and Erick to go in this direction?
Honestly what inspired us was to create a sort of antidote to the current state of what is called house music. We realize that the rock music we hear today isn’t the same of the 50’s and 60’s and nor should the house music be the same 808/909 affair of the 80’s and 90’s but we feel a need as people that have been in the scene for as long as us, have to help hit the ‘RESET’ button on what everyone is calling house music. For us ‘BANG’ is, in a sense, the soundtrack to what would get us jersey boys to cross the bridges and tunnels into Manhattan to witness tracks from Todd Terry, MAW in the clubs. And thank God we were there to experience such a special time.
What are the current trends you see within House Music? Where do you think the sound will go?
I see a lot of beat makers going back to sampling and to me I couldn’t be happier. Sampling is the roots of house music. I also see the tempo slowing back down which is cool too. Another trend I see that I don’t necessarily like is using vocals that are a bit too melancholic. I want to help bring back vocal production to the forefront that inspires good vibes.
What can we expect from you guys and Subliminal in the near future?
Look out for some new tracks with vocals from India, Sneaky sound system, Roisin Murphy, Craig David, Barbara Tucker and Shawnee Taylor. I am also doing lots, and I mean lots, of sample tracks. It’s time to have fun again.
Where can we catch you DJing this summer?
Tell us something we don’t know about Harry Choo Choo?
avid gun collector.