Stage name: Nicky Romero
Occupation: Music producer
Who is he?
Nick Rotteveel van Gotum, better known by his stage name Nicky Romero, is a Dutch DJ and music producer. He has worked with, and received support from DJs, such as Tiësto, Fedde le Grand, Sander van Doorn, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Armand Van Helden, Avicii and Hardwell. He currently ranks No. 18 on DJ Magazine’s annual Top 100 DJs poll. He is known for his viral hit song “Toulouse”, as well as for having a number one hit single in the UK with “I Could Be the One” with Avicii. Romero has been the target of public ridicule doubting his production and DJ mixing abilities.
After graduating he worked as a bartender for a while and also started producing music. In 2012, Romero achieved popularity with the recording “Toulouse.” His popularity rose in recent years, and he has attained a joint residency with David Guetta at party hot spot Ibiza for the summer of 2012.
In October 2012, Nicky Romero received the DJ mag ‘’Highest New Entry’ award on DJ Mag’s top 100 DJs fan poll, and with spot number 17, he is one of the highest new entries ever. He also collaborated with Swedish DJ/Producer, Avicii, to produce the highly anticipated single “I could be the one.” In 2013, he released his long-awaited single, “Symphonica”, that reached No. 1 on the overall Beatport Top 100 chart.
In October 2013, Romero ranked at number 7 on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs annual fan poll. He helms his own weekly radio show, Protocol Radio and his own record label, Protocol Recordings.
Romero keeps entering all lists with his music and label, and he also released a song called ‘Feet On The Ground’ with vocals by the Dutch singer Anouk. He is also working on his first studio album.