Nitro Nitro, Nitro De LuxeNitro Deluxe is the moniker for respected American c house Manny Scretching Jr.. Born Young Scretching 1/22/60 in philadelphia, Pa. He performed with a variety of funk and jazz groups including Sun Ra’s Arkestra before signing with Cutting Records in N.Y.C. in the 1980’s. Now blind and suffering from kidney failure Nitro continues to write and record on the Nation Records, Inc. imprint in Philadelphia, Pa. His latest material is in the house, hip-hop, and dancehall formats. His most famous track This Brutal House released in 1986 is considered to be one of the defining early house tracks. His last release on the “Cutting Records” label was 1990’s “Hypno House”. On May 2, 2012, Skretching passed away at age 52.