While Romero was born in Peru, he is more influence by the Brazilian mambo and samba then by his native Peruvian music. Ruben Bouwens a.k.a Romero, was born in Peru and grew up in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, He was the house Dj for years at the M-bar in Amsterdam, where he developed his style of mixing Latin rhythms with electronica and soundscapes. In 2005 he was awarded the “Grolsch Grote Prijs van Nederland” (Grolsch Grand prize From Netherlands) for his music. Romero influences resonate clearly through his work, his great passion for music and the spirit with which he transfers that emotion to his listeners. Romero is an innovative producer, arranger, composer and musician.