Nicky Romero & Don Diablo

Colours presents

Nicky Romero & Don Diablo

Sun 22 Dec 2013 | 10pm-4am | £25 + bf

One of this year’s most successful electrohouse producers Nicky Romero returns to The Arches with fellow Dutch producer Don Diablo on Sunday 22nd December.

NB: Doors now opening at 10pm for this event.


“Colours are very proud to present the return of one of the biggest stars of recent years, the one & only NICKY ROMERO will be back at The Arches on Sunday 22nd December for one of the biggest events in an already massive month. Sunday’s are fast becoming one of the best nights out for Colours fans and this one will be no different! The support on this night comes from non-other than the amazing DON DIABLO, who has featured on a few fantastic events over the years with Colours. Put Nicky Romero & Don Diablo together and you’ve got one helluva night out! Early Bird tickets on sale 10AM Saturday 12th October. See you all down the front!

Strike up a conversation about the current state of EDM and it won’t be long before Nicky Romero gets an emphatic mention. The breakthrough star with the bulletproof work ethic is credited as a driving force behind the fantastic health the scene currently enjoys. In every aspect of his life – as DJ, producer and label head – he is a tireless advocate for his art. Couple this with a distinctive signature sound and compelling output and it is no surprise that he exploded into the DJMag Top100 chart at number 17 in 2012 – the highest new entry that year.

Nicky Romero, real name Nick Rotteveel, was born January 6th 1989 in the small city of Amerongen, Holland. A keen interest in the drums and an early career spinning house and r&b quickly evolved into an unbridled passion for music production. Early releases, picked up by boutique outfit Once Records, caught the attention of some of the more established labels: Spinnin’, Fly Eye, Toolroom and Flamingo Recordings.

As he worked on honing his sound – a seductive blend of progressive house tinged with electro and acid – he sent a bootleg of David Guetta smash When Love Takes Over out into the world. The track’s online success piqued the interest of Guetta himself and in that moment Romero found his mentor and champion. They have since collaborated on multiple projects including Metropolis and Wild One Two, and in the summer of 2012 Nicky Romero accepted a residency at David Guetta’s infamous FMIF club night at Pacha/Ushuaia Ibiza.

Don Pepijn Schipper, known to the musical world as Don Diablo, grew up in a tiny Dutch village near the German border where you could count the population on two hands. With little human interaction, no clubs, no cinema and a pet monkey for a next-door neighbour, his desire to form a band proved challenging, so instead he created a band in his head, which would later come to life via a computer. Diablo’s father was one of his biggest influences and turned him onto rock and avantgarde music from a very young age by making him listen to legends like Frank Zappa and Tom Waits as well as the man he was named after, Don van Vliet a.k.a. Captain Beefheart. Later on, after being exposed to a cassette tape containing acid and early rave, his ears and eyes were opened to electronic music and the rest, as they say, is history.

See you all down the front!”


Please enter through Midland Street entrance