Since it’s inception True Romance has consistently beamed balmy releases across jubilant dance floors and has acted as a platform for both established and auspicious artists. So far, records from the likes of Ben Gomori, Dan Corco, Jesse Bru and label head Tensnake have all worked to form a distinctive identity for True Romance – one that is defined by solid, functional House and Disco suffused with a lick of sunshine.

Next up is a single from Tulsa based DJ and producer: HeartWerk. Tagged as ‘Moody House From Someone Who Cares’, HeartWerk holds down a radio show at Vandelay and has a solid slew of floor fillers under his belt. His latest offering ‘Tulsa In The House’ evinces his sounds accurately as it packs a solid punch while remaining heady, emotive and full of soul.

‘Celluloid’ lays prickly 808 hats over an 80s sawtooth while spectral pads glide over head. Toms, claps and twinkling synths all intertwine as the track swirls along. ‘Tropicaliente’ then follows up with a potent, no nonsense House groove. Filtered stabs, irresistible bongos and delayed brass flashes pepper a vibe that is guaranteed to do damage on the floor. The title track then brings things to a conclusion with a straight up Chicago- tinged banger. Sharp 909s, vocal snips and a hypnotising synth line work to capture a pure but hedonistic jam – one that sits neatly into the True Romance catalogue.




Artist: HeartWerk
Title: Tulsa In The Haus EP
Label: True Romance
Release Date: 2023-02-24




– jbravo
Juany Bravo

Managing Editor