Nicky Romero / Dance Chart

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"The main aim is to up my game at every possible turn without compromise.” – Nicky Romero

"The word wunderkind was pretty much invented for the likes of 24-year-old producer Nicky Romero.” – DJMag

Strike up a conversation about the current state of EDM and it won’t be long before Nicky Romero gets an emphatic mention. The breakthrough star with the bulletproof work ethic is credited as a driving force behind the fantastic health the scene currently enjoys. In every aspect of his life – as DJ, producer and label head – he is a tireless advocate for his art. Couple this with his distinctive signature sound and compelling output, and it is no surprise that he exploded into the DJ Mag Top 100 chart at number 17 in 2012, the highest new entry that year, and rose up to number 7 in 2013.

Nicky Romero, real name Nick Rotteveel, was born January 6th 1989 in the small city of Amerongen, Holland. A keen interest in the drums and an early career spinning house and r&b quickly evolved into an unbridled passion for music production. Early releases, picked up by boutique outfit Once Records, caught the attention of some of the more established labels: Spinnin’, Fly Eye, Toolroom and Flamingo Recordings.

As he worked on honing his sound – a seductive blend of progressive house tinged with electro and acid – he sent a bootleg of David Guetta smash "When Love Takes Over” out into the world. The track’s online success piqued the interest of Guetta himself and in that moment Romero found his mentor and champion. They have since collaborated on multiple projects including "Metropolis” and "Wild One Two,” and in the summer of 2012 Nicky Romero accepted a residency at David Guetta’s infamous FMIF club night at Pacha/Ushuaia Ibiza.

Today, Nicky Romero is paying it forward with his Protocol brand that is quickly establishing itself as a leading dance music platform - a go-to outlet for forward-thinking dance music. Championing up and coming artists, like Don Diablo, John Dahlback, Vicetone, Kryder, Michael Calfan and Merk & Kremont, with his record label, club night and radio show, Romero extends his influence to help develop the next generation of artists, while also supporting more established acts such as Calvin Harris, R3hab, Nervo, Krewella and Bassjackers, amongst others. With the label’s releases consistently flowing in the Beatport top 10, it is clear that its impact is being heard around the world. Furthermore, Protocol Radio, a weekly show syndicated to more than 60 radio stations on FM, receives over 40 million listeners every week and it continues to grow at a rapid rate. 

Recent studio output includes "S.O.T.U.,” a single released on Steve Angello’s label Size Records, the worldwide hit, "Legacy” with Krewella, his solo single, "Symphonica,” his UK #1 "I Could Be The One” with Avicii, and remixes for Zedd, Calvin Harris, and more. Additionally, Romero has produced Rihanna’s track, "Right Now,” together with David Guetta, as well as two tracks for Britney Spears. Whether it’s his own original song, a collaboration, or an inventive remix, he consistently receives massive support from a veritable who’s who of dance music aristocracy.

Romero is a force to be reckoned with not only as a producer but also as a DJ. Behind the decks his tenacity and ability to work a room was rewarded as he rounded out an intense international touring schedule including his Nothing Toulouse North American headline tour, his residency at The Light Las Vegas, Coachella, Sensation White, and mainstage appearances at Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, and countless others. One of his stand-out performances of 2013 was at Tomorrowworld where he was the first DJ to play equipped with Google Glass. On top of his own gigs, he produced Protocol Recordings label nights in Miami and Amsterdam that were both a smashing success.

Building upon his accolades, such as his MTV EMA nomination for Best Dutch Act, and prosperity in 2013, Nicky Romero continues to make his indelible mark on the music industry that can be felt in the hearts of his devoted fans. Pushing relentlessly forward with the wind at his back and a new professional studio, he will begin the next era of his career with a debut album coming in 2014. With these plans and much more to come, the Nicky Romero brand is expected to grow and mature, becoming an increasingly influential and venerated force in the international music arena.

1 Nov 2015

01 Florian Picasso - Want It Back (Origami)
02 APEK feat Linney - Voices
03 AN21 & Matt Nash - Louder
04 Tommy Trash feat JHart - Wake The Giant (Glover Remix)
05 Blasterjaxx - Heartbreak
06 A-Trak feat Jamie Lidell- We All Fall Down (Volt & State Remix)
07 Kshmr vs Showtek - Secretes Move
08 Merk + Kremont vs Gianluca Motta - Upndown
09 Elephante - Age Of Innocence feat Trouze & Damon Sharpe
10 OneDuo - War

Posted: 01 Nov 2015
25 Oct 2015

01 Ummet Ozcan - On The Run
02 Dash Berlin & DubVision feat Jonny Rose - Yesterday Is Gone
03 Lost Frequencies feat Janieck Devy - Reality (John Dahlback Remix)
04 Armin van Buuren feat Cimo Fränkel - Strong Ones (David Winnel Remix)
05 Bolier & Redondo - Lost & Found
06 Jay Hardway - Electric Elephants
07 Bisbetic - Kalimero
08 Firebeatz - Tornado
09 Kenze vs MAKJ - On & On
10 Kill FM - Fresh

Posted: 23 Oct 2015
18 Oct 2015

01 Andero - Spectrum
02 Tristan Garner & Norman Doray feat Errol Reid - Last Forever
03 Calvin Harris, Marcus Santoro, Jason Forte - Find the Light Thinking bout Fire
04 Sandro Silva & Futuristic Polar Bears - BYOS
05 Afrojack - Unstoppable
06 David Guetta & GLOWINTHEDARK - Clap Your Hands
07 Thomas Gold & Deniz Koyu - Never Alone
08 Swanky Tunes & Going Deeper - Far From Home
09 Riggi & Piros - Knightlife
10 Galantis - Runaway (WEERO & IRONJAAY Bootleg)

Posted: 17 Oct 2015
11 Oct 2015

01. Volt & State - Haunted
02. Magnificence & Renegade & Alex Nash - Memories
03. Wess & Aleksandar Galoski - Rock Me
04. Deniz Koyu & Amba Shepherd - The Way Out
05. Volt & State - Sandcastles
06. Corey James & Will K - Covka
07. Disco Fries ft Fatman Scoop - Volume
08. Florian Picasso - Want It Back (Origami)
09. Thomas Gold & Deniz Koyu - Never Alone
10. Volt & State vs John Christian - Down

Posted: 12 Oct 2015
4 Oct 2015

01 Def Rock - Marsian
02 Klauss & Turino feat Paul Aiden - Way Back When
03 Vee Brondi, VIktor Mora & Naccarati - Move
04 Vicetone - I'm On Fire
05 Nick Martin - Red Lion (Deniz Koyu Edit)
06 Arno Cost feat Chris Holsten - Waiting For You
07 Hozier - Take Me To Church (Edyra & Nickobella Bootleg)
08 Thomas Gold & Deniz Koyu - Never Alone
09 Magnificence, Renegade & Alex Nash - Memories
10 The Weeknd - The Hills (Chronos Remix)

Posted: 05 Oct 2015

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