Jordan Romero, birthed in Frederick, MD, has been for the better part of a decade now living in and working out of Baltimore, MD, producing whatever genre or musical era he decides to melt down and recast. Often in his work you can hear a melodic kinship to girl groups like Baltimore’s own The Royalettes or even something like the rattling funk of Estonian producer Uku Kuut cooked up with the thump and sigh of Sylvia Robinson. But Romero rarely lets you get too comfortable with any reference you might think of; if you recognize something familiar in his music, it is inevitably altered and moved out of bounds. Romero’s songwriting is a changeling with a constant and unmistakeable heart and it would seem his uncanny magic is to maintain a dream state of classic cohesion amid a skillful disarray of generic form.
see also: The Shy Violet