Wielding a handful of new music, Nicky Romero delivered an absolutely breathtaking set at the mainstage on a vibrant first day of Ultra Europe.
With a sudden change in its location just weeks before it was due to get underway, no one knew what to expect of Ultra Europe 2019. That said, the talent on show failed to disappoint, with the likes of The Chainsmokers, Armin Van Buuren and David Guetta gracing the stage on Friday night.
Among those to perform, we also saw the Dutch maestro Nicky Romero bring the incredible energy of his “REDEFINE” tour to Ultra Europe held in Croatia. The Park Mladeži played host to a blistering set in which we enjoyed seamless edits, remixes, and ID’s as well as numerous Protocol Recordings releases and Romero classics.
Opening with another glorious intro edit, this time of “Here We Go (Hey Boy, Hey Girl)”, Romero proceeded to flaunt his creative abilities with consecutive mashups. The most irresistible of all had to be his genius combination of CYA’s mouth-watering remix of “Piece of Your Heart” with 2014, Stadiumx favorite “Howl At The Moon” (3:32), a goosebump moment for sure. He followed that up flawlessly with a pulsating electro house ID, almost certainly the signature of a future Protocol release. Sandwiched in between all that came to the staple tracks of his tour, such as the Don Diablo remix of “High Hopes”, Zedd’s remix of “365” and the upcoming David Guetta and Morten track with Aloe Blacc. He, of course, didn’t forget his own 2019 releases, brandishing “Midnight Sun”, “Love You Forever” and his remix of Kygo’s “Carry On” to name but a few.
The real stand-out moment of the set, however, arrived as he unveiled what is thought to be his collaboration with Mike Williams. The progressive prowess of Romero appears to be a match made in heaven for the intricate melodies of Williams if the rumours are true.
The teasing of this ID is only one of a number of exciting things happening for the 30-year-old. Nicky has only just released the first episode in a three-part reflective documentary “REDEFINE” in which he explores how he plans to evolve his music moving forward. Perhaps this ID is a sign of the changes to come for Romero, he might offer us an even greater insight next weekend when he travels to Belgium for both week-ends of Tomorrowland.