Nicky Romero has recently announced a visual and musical trilogy, and the idea will be to combine film and music in an enthralling new way. DJ music and dance has always been about the spectacle, and Romero led right into 2016 with the same ethos he has been touting for years. Nicky Romero erupted the crowd at the Pier 94 in New York City with a visual tour-de-force of radiance. All things absurd, insane, and bombastic, Romero proves that few other DJ’s could have captivated an audience in the same way. He made it just as much about the visuals as it was the strength of the backbeat.
Opening acts, The Chainsmokers and Ansolo, kept things exciting enough without breaking any walls.
The warehouse is 135,000 square feet, and Romero took advantage of every nook and cranny. Romero has the stage presence of almost any megastar DJ artist. Commanding each production over his comm-center-esque keyboard. But, the physical performance is rarely a component of the show. He propelled the show with gorgeous lighting set-ups, and the chilly though reasonably cool air kept the New Year entranced.
As an added treat, Travis Scott is blazing new trails in hip-hop. His association with the Weeknd hasn’t hurt, but it was his brash attitude and dedication to hitting every syllable in stringed complicated raps that was admirable. Considering the crowd was just there to dance and drink, it was more than he ever needed to provide.
In all, the New Year is always a time to celebrate freshness. It can be reflective while also being loud. Romero managed to craft a visually enthralling show. So when the majority of the audience was caught smashed up against others, avoiding alcohol dripping upon their shoulders, and bobbing to the tunes, a handful of audience members were staring up at the ceiling, reflecting on the year with gloriously brilliant strobes, beams, and textured lights. Romero’s music moved with the beat of the sky.
Ryan Merkel is a cool writer guy and contributor all over the internet, from blogs on music to magazines about music to sites about playing music. He is currently founder of SunState Investing and is head editor of the music entertainment magazine, CultureTease. He has written two novels, and is currently working on a third full-length novel, surprisingly, not about music. His novel “Splatter the Noise” earned accolades for independent publishing. Be sure to check out: www.sunstateinvesting.com
s are closed.
September 22nd, 2017
So, I mentioned to some friends of mine that I’d be covering Joe Bonamassa at the Beacon Theater[...]
September 13th, 2017
ALL-STAR CAST INCLUDES BILLY GIBBONS, STEVE LUKATHER, ERIC GALES, WALTER TROUT AND ROBBEN FORD! [...]
September 13th, 2017
Columbia, MO — Bluescentric.com, the shop for Blues, Soul and Rock ‘n Roll, has announced new Mu[...]
September 12th, 2017
Model Sharam Diniz has had quite a career since moving to New York from a small town in Luanda, [...]
September 6th, 2017
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Afiya Bennett always knew she wanted to help inspire othe[...]