Dutch DJ Nicky Romero Harps On Inequality In New Video

Entertainment is all about escapism, however brief it may be. While music has traditionally appealed to the aural side of things, live productions at venues and coliseums have brought the visuals up to par, featuring liquid slide shows and wild projections that may very well rival cinema in some aspects.

The EDM scene has long been known to combine gracious, repetitive low-end and simple melodies with light shows going on behind pyrotechnics, cake tossing, or dancing robots. Couple that with the often-consumed psycho-stimulant’s rave-goers gobble and listeners can find themselves overwhelmed on a sensory level.

That sensory overload, often a keen mix of nostalgia, gratefulness, and wanderlust, is at the center of Nicky Romero’s new video for “Take Me,” featuring singer-songwriter Colton Avery.

And with inequality such a sore spot in contemporary culture, music is refreshing for its inherent inclusiveness. People on both sides of the stage tend to be living out their dreams in the given moment of a performance. The footage follows two parallel characters, one of whom is Nicky Romero, the other an aspiring DJ who may very well be a version of a younger Nick.

The video is clean and well done, featuring all the gimmicks of a live show – the smoke, the lights – while featuring more humble settings for the aspiring Romero to play with.

Nicky Romero currently has shows coming up on three continents, so if you’re in the vicinity and want to check him out, peep his tour calendar.

Eric Cullen is a multimedia artist and musician, known as Cully on the stage and in the hearts of many. When you're done reading his wonderful musings on music, art, and culture you can check out his music on Soundcloud under the moniker Coolest Cully.