Nicky Romero, born on 6 January 1989 grew up in a small city called “Amerongen”, lived in Canada (Kingston) for a few years. Nicky hits the first snare drum at the age of 6 and started playing drums in a fanfare. After playing a year or three, he’d been asked to play in a huge group who had acts on street and big events. That was fun though, but not enough for small Nicky. At the age of 12 he got is first set of Drums, and started practising, practising and practising. Well, after 3 years playing drums everyday and night , it was enough and he changed the drums for turntables.
School never had his interest, so after graduating he started producing music and after hours, hours and hours of practising (throw lots of computers out of the window) he got his first label called “Once Records”, which went on to release the tracks: Privilege & QWERTY. After that deal, the next track came up called “Funktion One”. From that moment everything went very fast. Dutch famous DJ/Producer Madskillz got interested in “Funktion One” from that on Nicky signed Funktion at Azucar (from Madskillz & Gregor Salto). Later they added “Hear My Sound” to their label too!
These day’s almost every high rated DJ has a few Romero records in his bag, last summer he did a remix for “Sidney Samson & Tony Cha Cha – Get On The Floor” and a bootleg for “David Guetta – When Love Takes Over”. Both tracks got alot of publicity in the world, even Ministry of Sound Australia contacted him for doing some remixes on their label! About a few hundred movie’s came up at youtube from dj’s who playing the Nicky Romero bootleg from When Love Takes Over! He also did a remix for one and only “Dirty South – Alamo” to be found at Beatport now! This winter Nicky came up with a new track, called “My Friend” which contains a sample of the well known track: “Groove Armada – My Friend”. The combination between Groove Armada and fresh Romero sound results to a monster track. Nicky Romero – My Friend is played by “Tiesto, Axwell, Fedde Le Grand, Sander van Doorn” and more! This track reached #4 at Beatport worldwide overall chart, #1 at Dance-Tunes chart and several famous DJ charts. He just finished up a brandnew remix for Robin-S at one of USA’ biggest labels called ULTRA.
Nicky’s sound growing keep an eye on him these day’s, lot’s of new stuff coming up!