Nicky Romero returns to his progressive roots on ‘Nights With You – Festival Mix’
Nicky Romero‘s status as a tireless purveyor of progressive house needs no defense, but if ever it did, “Nights With You – Festival Mix” would be on the argumentative frontlines. When “Nights With You” landed in early October, its candidacy for a progressive house self-alteration was clear not only to those well-versed in Romero, but also to less-tenured listeners. Evidently, the potential was also apparent to Romero, who executes a return to his roots on the “Festival Mix” of his Universal Music Group debut.
Widely perceived as a stylistic deviation from Romero’s custom, “Nights With You” manifested as a more muted approach compared with staples such as 2013’s “Symphonica.” Although the 150 BPM-approximating single saw Romero navigate a different sonic path with dexterity, “Nights With You – Festival Mix” is a reminder that all roads lead to the timeless, “golden age” sound that put Romero on the map—when he wants them to.
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