Steve Lawler has emerged with a remix of Harry Romero’s ‘Tania’. The British producer, DJ, founder of the VIVa MUSiC label and five-time DJ Awards winner showcases his ability to shape a track of the ’99 generation into a record that should rock clubs today. Peppered with grooves and piercing hi-hats, Steve’s remix was apparently heard at all the right parties in Miami. And at one MMW event, both Loco Dice and Luciano dropped the track to the delight of Harry, who was standing by the stage.
Steve Lawler: “Of course, being asked to remix one of the house classics of all time is never an easy one to answer. After all, how do you ever better something that cannot be bettered? But knowing Harry and having huge respect for him, I took on this challenge. From day one in the studio, I knew what I had to do; I wanted to keep the original essence of this classic, but modernise it for the new generation. This was a very enjoyable remix to do, as for every hour I spent on this, I was practically dancing in the studio. In my opinion, Harry Romero is one of the best producers house music has been lucky enough to call one of their own. Thank you for trusting me with your prized possession.”
Harry Romero: “Steve has been a buddy of mine for many years. I love his style of playing and production, so he was on the top of my list to remix one of my biggest tracks. There’s no messing around in his remix as it devastates the dance loors and sounds massive. I am proud to have him be a part of something that has been so big for me. Now we can present ‘Tania’ to a new generation.“
Steve Lawler began his career organising motorway raves back in the early-90s underneath the M42 motorway. As the founder of VIVa MUSiC, he remixed high-profile artists such as Jamelia, Dido and Justin Timberlake, recorded a track for movie ‘The Skeleton Key’, and tours extensively all year ‘round, playing Ibiza clubs and festivals such as Lovebox, Eastern Electronics, Creamfields and Parklife in the U.K., Hideout in Croatia and Lost And Found in Malta. Steve’s career was also documented in an 80-minute film: ‘The Art Of The DJ’, directed by Piers Sanderson.
Harry Romero has possibly played a pivotal role in shaping the scene since he started out in the mid-90s. He has produced tracks such as ‘Cro Magnon’, ‘Erectus’, ‘Tania’, ‘Night @ The Black’ and ‘Mas Pito’ (as MongoBonix), and even hit the UK Singles Chart close to the turn of the millennium.
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