Hector has also taken responsibility for overseeing and participating as the resident DJ for Def Mix Radio, a monthly Podcast featured on iTunes, allowing him to explore new forms of media when he is taking time off from touring. Each show features quality house music from around the globe and will feature guest DJ’s as well as fellow Def Mixers such as David Morales, Frankie Knuckles and Satoshi Tomiie. The show is produced and hosted by Miami's own Birago Jones from Syndicated Beats. The show will keep its audience posted on all things Def Mix, including Hector Romero, throughout the year.
Most fans are unaware that Hector’s intro into the DJ world began at the age of 13. Nicknamed “DJ Baby Hec,” the Bronx native landed his first job at La Mirage, known at the time as one of the hottest dance clubs in the Bronx. Hector was soon spinning at a number of downtown Manhattan clubs including Save the Robots, Palladium and Roxy as well as The Red Zone where he opened for David Morales. Hector is now entering his 26th year of Djing…no longer a “Baby”.
Hector’s music industry experience is not limited to DJing. Early responsibilities included a job in a local record shop eventually leading to a position with Emotive Records. Soon after, he was abducted by David Morales to look after the day-to-day operations of DMI Records. As the current label manager and business partner to Satoshi Tomiie, Hector is the driving force behind SAW.RECORDINGS. Having great success with Chab, Bush II Bush, and Audiofly among others, Hector has earned the respect of DJs and record labels throughout the world. “Since remixing and producing are not my thing, being a ‘Record Man’ is quite fulfilling” says Hector. “But my first love, after of course my wife and daughter, is DJing.”
Hector works hard at his craft ensuring that the clubbers always have a good time. What sets Romero apart from the rest is his ability to reach the masses through his music as well as his personality. Although he describes himself as a DJ with a musical identity crisis, deep down he knows that it’s his diversity and eclectic taste that set him apart from his peers. This is what makes him a favorite with promoters and clubbers alike.