Your EDM had the chance to sit down and chat with EDM’s rising superstar Nicky Romero. Landing himself the 17th spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100, Nicky Romero has broken into the EDM scene very quickly and is already amongst the top artists around the world. His unique sound is an example of how the genre is constantly changing as musical innovators such as Nicky push the bounds on what can be done within the dance music scene. Check out the interview below!
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Q: 3 years ago not many people knew about you but now you are one of the household names in EDM scene, is it all moving to quickly for you?
A: I Don’t really know yet, I havent realized my own success yet. I just do what I do, make music, and i’m just happy with the chance to do this. I know its a pretty formal answer, but it’s actually how I feel!
Q: How do you like the American dance scene versus the European dance scene?
A: I think the American scene is just starting to develop so they embrace any kind of sound because it’s new and exciting, Europe on the other hand is a bit more spoiled. They have a more refined taste because it has been around a lot longer, for instance Holland is a hard place to get the party started. But I also think that’s why a lot of dutch artists are doing so well internationally, If you can do well in Holland you can play anywhere!
Q: How was working with Calvin Harris on Iron?
A: It’s funny because I met Calvin a hundred times but we had never met in the studio. I actually made this track called EDC 2012 New, which meant I had to make a new track for EDC, and I ended up creating the instrumental of Iron. I didn’t end up playing it at EDC but I sent it to Calvin instead and within 2 days he sent it back to me with his vocals and it sounded absolutely amazing.
Q: Do you like playing in more of a club or festival setting?
A: It’s a hard question, both have their charms. If I had to choose, I would like a really large location with a lot of people. But I also love playing in small locations with like 200 people because it’s very intimate and you can really connect with the people there.
Q: Whats one of your craziest experiences you’ve had on on tour?
A: The one moment that I will remember for the rest of my life is when I was trying to fly into the states but security wouldn’t let me through due to some issue with my passport. turns out one of the security people recognized who I was, and after the situation was handled he asked me to put him on a guest list for one of my shows. It was pretty awkward/funny!
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I have motorbikes and I really enjoy riding them. I like to do motor cross up in the mountains, And i’m currently looking to buy a Harley.
Q: What can we expect in the future from you?
A: lots of collaborations, some of which I can’t say but i’ve been working with David Guetta, Afrojack, and a few others so stay tuned 😉