Nicky Romero Is Dedicated to Being a Killer Producer, Mono Be Damned
Nick Rotteveel--that's Nicky Romero to you--is a Dutch producer/DJ that rose out of the streets of Holland into super stardom after being taken under the wing of former number one DJ in the world David Guetta. Currently deejaying all over the world including Ultra Music Festival and Coachella this year, the artist took over Sutra in Newport Beach on Sunday and Create in Hollywood last night as a part of Insomniac Event's "Road to EDC" series. We chatted with last years biggest breakthrough artist and highest new entry in the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll after his gig at Sutra to talk about bringing his mom to EDC, current collaborations and being sick for the past four months.
Andrew Galuppo / AJG Photography Nicky Romero at Sutra
Finding his talents in music through drumming for a band early on in his career, Romero was then asked to spin house and R&B records at gigs in his Holland hometown. His love for producing a unique medley of progressive house and electro was only the natural progression for the artist. Once the DJ's bootleg of David Guetta's "When Love Takes Over" reached critical acclaim, there was no turning back for him. Mentored under the French star himself, Nicky Romero began creating his own empire including his own Protocol Recordings while they worked on tracks endlessly from "Metropolis" to their collaboration for Rihanna's album Unapologetic. With the opportunity to join David Guetta for a summer residency at his "F*ck Me I'm Famous" club night in Ibiza last year, Nick's career took unprecedented heights into the global forefront of dance music.