HARLEY & MUSCLE is the most prestigious and important Italian duo in the world in the Deep / Soulful House genre.
The friendship between William ‘Harley’ Cataldo and Flavio ‘Muscle’ Romaniello started in 1982, when the twelve-year-old William ‘Harley’ arrived in Italy from Toronto (Canada), his birthplace, and met the eleven-year-old Flavio ‘Muscle’ through some mutual friends. They were instantly bound by the same passions for Music, Harley-Davidson bikes (and girls) and since 1996 they begun to collaborate as producers with the world House Music greatest artists like India, Kerri Chandler, Marshall Jefferson, Kenny Bobien, Glenn Underground, Lisa Shaw, Monday Michiru, Lem Springsteen, Robert Owens, Michael Procter, Gerideau, Dawn Tallmann, Billy Preston, Jimi Polo, Duke Brown, Michael Procter, Christopher McCray, Nicole Graham, Marie Tweek and Byron Stingily. Furthermore, the duo remixed artists of the likes of Gloria Gaynor feat. The Trummps, Loleatta Holloway, Kevin Yost, Dj Spen, Jocelyn Brown, Alexander O’Neal, Dan Curtin, Dennis Ferrer, Axus feat. Naomi, The Rurals, Brs, Hideo Kobayashi, Julius Papp, Physics, Kenny Bobien, Dino&Terry, Troublemen Dj Fudge, Spanka and Miguel Graca. Their productions and remixes have been pressed by the world’s most famous record labels such as Guidance, i! Recordings, Distant Music, Bombay, Loveslap!, King Street, Diaspora, Peng, Bumpin’ City, Deep Touch, Black Vinyl, Kif, NeoDisco, Spanka, Irma Unlimited, Slip’n’Slide, Waako and Purple Music, among others.
They own and manage the German labels Soulstar Records and Little Angel Records on which they produced many music compilations sold worldwide like ‘Cafè Solaire’, ‘Deep House’, ‘Frank Milano’, ‘G Lounge Milano’, ‘Radio Montecarlo New Classics’, ‘Addicted to House’, ‘Hi Jazz’, ‘Luxury Grooves’, ‘Large Music’, ‘Transport Recordings’, ‘A Lounge Supreme’, ‘Soundmen on Wax’, ‘Smash Disco’, ‘Seasons Recordings’, ‘Savannah’, ‘Jon Cutler in the Mix’, ‘Soulshine Soulful Session’, ‘Oriental Garden’. They produced albums of their own artists like Rick Wade, Jordan Fields, Lady Blacktronika, Hugo W&P HGG Giner, Dolls Combers, Island Groove, Marcos Baiano, Steve F., David Oniani, Desansis, Monodeluxe, Luv City, John Dahlback, Steal Vybe, The Defloristics, Neolectrique, Karu, Gene Hunt, Hanna, Enigmatic, Josh, No Solution, Homeboy, Audio Instinct & Izmo, together with their own ten albums titled ‘‘Respected Everywhere’, ‘a Decade of Truth’, ‘Armed Response’, Solid Passion’, ‘No Compromise’, ‘Handmade’, ‘Life Evolution’, ‘Creative Power’, ‘Follow Your Heroes’ and the XX Anniversary album ‘Defenders of Justice’. HARLEY & MUSCLE produces also the American artist Kay Rush, speaker of Radio Montecarlo Network, with a series of compilation albums inspired by her radio program “Unlimited”.
As deejays HARLEY & MUSCLE played their records in the planet’s most important clubs in Los Angeles (Deep LA), Cape Town (Caprice), Athens (Isla Club), San Francisco (Pink), Johannesburg (Taboo), San Jose (Foxy), Miami (Rain), Dubai (Chameleon), Kaunas (Pizza Jazz), Zurich (Kauflauten), Milan (Armani Privè), Hirvsk Russia (Fashion Club), Amsterdam (Barrio Habana), Vilnius (Gravity), Sofia (Opera), to name but a few. Finally they work for some of the most renewed fashion brands like Patrizia Pepe, Alviero Martini 1a Classe, Braccialini, Yves Saint Laurent, J. Lindeberg, Miss Sixty and companies like Bmw, Nespresso, Mercedes, Telecom Italia, Volvo, Strato, Intesa SanPaolo, Modulnova and many others.