NEW MARC ROMBOY & BLAKE BAXTER SINGLE
MARC ROMBOY & BLAKE BAXTER - THE ART OF SOUND - OUT NOW
Marc Romboy & Blake Baxter's musical partnership has always proved to be fruitful. Having first clicked back in 2005 on their acid flavoured Systematic hit, Freakin', a record that saw Blake laying down some of his now trademark spoken vocals, the Düsseldorf-Detroit connection has strengthened and a trio of further collabs have graced out decks.
Electronic music with a certain piece of soul - reminiscent of old school Chicago/Detroit dance floor insanity - is Marc Romboy’s true passion. Working in electronic music for over almost two decades, Romboy has co-founded and built internationally respected labels and projects, never tiring of coming up with fresh and innovative ideas to push the limits of electronic dance sounds.
At aged five, Romboy was listening to The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd via his parents record collection, at eight he bought his first record ‘The Robots’ by fellow Düsseldorf inhabitants Kraftwerk (“I’ll never forget singing it to our local record dealer, trying to find what it was”). And, at aged ten, Romboy was djing. “I first began to spin records more or less when I was ten. I didn’t know that you called it djing, but I was always keen to play music at the parties of my friends or in my school class.”
Romboy first discovered dance music in the mid 80s via the ‘strange’ Chicago sound that became apparent around him. “I didn’t exactly know the background and roots of this music, but was really flashed when I heard Steve Silk Hurley’s ‘Jack Your Body’ for the first time. I thought this was music from a different universe.”