INTERVIEW: Nicky Romero (2013)

Although he’s been producing tracks for a few years, 2012 has been the breakthrough year for Dutch DJ/Producer Nicky Romero.? His massive Beatport hit “Toulouse” was followed by collaborations with David Guetta, Fedde Le Grand, Calvin Harris, Zedd, and Nervo.? Coming in as the highest new entry on the DJ Mag list at #17 was another major accomplishment.? Chatting with Nicky at Amsterdam Dance Event, it’s easy to see why he is achieving all this success – not only is he musically talented, he is a genuinely friendly and passionate, as well as grateful for all of the support he receives.

DJ Ron Slomowicz: So you have had a good week haven’t you?
Nicky Romero: Yeah it?s been crazy, super crazy.

RS: Let?s retrace it, I first saw you at the Jimmy Woo party when you were back in the VIP area. Everyone attacked you and wanted to take a picture with you.
Nicky Romero: Yeah, it was crazy. I wasn’t expecting so many people to be there awaiting my Q&A. It?s insane and a little unreal that so many people want something.
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SONG OF THE DAY: Fedde Le Grand – “Raw”

A hooj choon – exactly what every DJ wants for Christmas! Following up the massive collaboration with Nicky Romero and Matthew Koma “Sparks (Turn Off Your Mind),” Fedde Le Grand flies solo and unleashes a track made for the big rooms. Close your eyes and you will hear elements of Daft Punk-ish electro, jarring glitches, and robotic voices combined with a “Raw” sensibility which no doubt inspired the title. The frenetic feel continues, even through the groovy dropout showing a nice change in groove without losing the energy. “Raw” is more proof that Fedde has a knack for bouncing between big vocals and big instrumental tracks. With its release on December 24th, “Raw” is a track that DJs will be buying for their big Christmas sets.

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