When Mr. Todd Terry, one of the true innovators of house music, comes calling about signing two of your tracks it’s gotta be a damn fulfilling moment for a young DJ/producer that’s only four years into a career. That’s what happened to Manchester based Rosie Romero this year. She also made her debut at Ministry of Sound at The Gallery London, played at Cream, Space in Egypt, Pukka Up at Space in Ibiza, just finished touring the Philippines and is getting ready to make her debut in Israel—plus she had Gola calling about sponsorship opportunities. That’s one hell of a year.
Romero started out by playing month-to-month at Sankeys, Manchester and must have been doing something right because that continued for three years. Playing at such a prestigious club certainly helped her get established on the scene, but the difficult part is being able to stick around. Luck doesn’t help you out there, sheer hard work does. Which is why she now travels the world playing music to the masses and gets to see amazing countries and cultures while doing it. All “highs” of the job in her book. Travelling is also included in her “lows” but they are tiny lows and a small price to pay. Sure, the loneliness of travelling and being in hotels on your own is not so good, but luckily for her she befriends people easily whether they want to or not.
Rosie Romero music you can pick up now and be on the lookout for: her and Ian Round’s remix of Paul Thomas & Myke Smith’s “Tremolo” on Iboga Records; A Juan Kidd & Rosie Romero mix via Subliminal Records; “Dirty Bitch” via Starlight Records; the thumping progressive house tune “Jerricho” via Celestial Recordings; “The Is Life” with 3Deep via Stripped Digital; she also has her own radio show “Audio Seduction,” which is syndicated in over 20 countries worldwide. It is hosted on her podcast.
From that instant, nothing in my life was ever the same and that experience ultimately led me to follow my career as a DJ and producer.
How would you describe your sound to a deaf person?
Energetic and addictive!
What was your favorite toy as a child and when/why did you stop playing with it?
My favorite toy as a child was my Fisher Price Garage. I loved cars and still do. If ever I had any Barbie dolls…I used to pull their heads off!
What is the most colorful/memorable incident you have involving a fan or fan relations?
I love all of my fans! One fan had come to the gig, head to toe in henna tattooed in my name “Rosie Romero”
Favor us with a moment in life that changed the course of, or defined, your aesthetic philosophy/position.
Well the most obvious thing that stands out is the moment I discovered house music when I was 14 at Bowlers in Manchester. From that instant, nothing in my life was ever the same and that experience ultimately led me to follow my career as a DJ and producer.
The movement from CD to MP3 was a big paradigm shift in the music biz. Crystal ball time. What will be the next big shake up? How are you going to come out on top?
I think you have to always keep up and move with the times. Technology is fast developing and you have to be one step ahead.
Do you think there are any commonly held societal beliefs that are false?
What a great question, I am not really a believer that getting an education in the sense of gaining qualifications when you are a teenager is fundamental to you being a success in life. I believe that some people are not suited to conforming to the quite strict guidelines that need to be followed as a child in the education system. We are all such complex, different individuals it is hard to be expected to fully realize your potential being taught on mass. You are expected to make life-changing decisions at 14/15. I think you are in a much better position later in life, when you leave the school environment and start to live your life. That is the time you really start and want to learn.
Rosie Romero November Mix 2011:
Rosie Romero & Ian Round “Deep In Your Heart”
DJ Danila & Rosie Romero Feat. Joel Edwards “Doves”
Energy 52 “Cafe Del Mar” (Paul Thomas Rework)
DJ Danila & Rosie Romero Feat. Joel Edwards “Stumble & Fall”
Coldplay “Paradise” (Fedde Le Grande Remix)
Nicky Romero “Camorra”
Grooveyard “Mary Go Wild” (Nicky Romero Remix)
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike “Rej”
Rosie Romero & Ben Malone “Back Up Again”
Tim Berg “Seek Bromance” (Junk DNA & Kash Trivedi Remix)
Thomas Gold “Marsch Marsch” (2011 Mix)