by: Austria Masim
Sep 16, 2021
Tony Romera has released his 16-track debut artist album Introspection via Monstercat. After previewing the LP with singles “VHS,” “MS69,” and “Party On My Own,” the French house producer lays out his first-ever body of work in full, showcasing an unrivaled integration of the producer’s early sonic dealings in French electro, funk, disco, rock, and ’90s hip-hop. Speaking on the his debut album, the 30-year-old producer shared,
“This album comes from my heart, with so many memories in each track. It’s a piece of me, a piece of my life. I made Introspection during the pandemic which was pretty hard for everyone. I also dealt with some personal issues which were challenging to overcome, so I decided to escape from all of this by locking myself in the studio and working on music. I created this album as if I was never going to present it to anyone, I just made what I loved since the beginning, without anticipating any reaction from anyone. I really hope people love it as much as I do.”
Introspection outlines Romera’s French tailored ingenuities while lodging a contemporary blend of bass house, breakbeat, tech house, synth pop, garage, drum ‘n’ bass, mid tempo, and rap. Romera’s debut studio album also span guest acts and collaborators including Karina Ramage, Max Wassen, OddKidOut, Choice, CASUAL, and Siera. Introspection not only reflects on Romera’s deeper forms of musical influences, but also embarks on an all-encompassing experimental journey of new French-branded subgenres and sounds.
Stream Introspection below.
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