Nicky Romero has revealed that he has “two folders full” of unreleased Avicii material in a new interview.
Speaking to Ultra Singapore, Romero also explained that he may never release the music out of respect for the late EDM megastar.
"I don’t know if it morally feels right to me to work on songs that the original composer has not approved," Romero told Ultra Singapore.
"I know that Avicii was really a perfectionist, and I kind of feel bad if I put something out not knowing if he wants to put it out. So that's kind of what holds me back, out of respect for him."
Romero paid tribute to Avicii at Ultra Singapore earlier this month (June) by playing the late EDM superstar’s unreleased Chris Martin collaboration, ‘Heaven’.
Tiësto also paid tribute to Avicii with 12-minute megamix live from EDC Las Vegas last month (May), whilst Pete Tong gave an opening address at International Music Summit (IMS) Ibiza in memory of Avicii.
Avicii was found dead in his hotel room in Oman last month (20th April) with his family releasing a statement implying he had taken his own life. He was 28 years old.
Since then, tributes for Avicii have poured in from fellow DJs, friends and fans with Nile Rodgers saying he was “one of the best, if not the best” producer he’s ever worked with. Last weekend at EDC Las Vegas Tiësto paid tribute to Avicii by playing a 12-minute megamix of some of his biggest hits.
Read DJ Mag’s obituary for Avicii here and watch the full Nicky Romero interview at Ultra Singapore below.
It’s never easy talking about a friend/brother who is no longer around.— Joakim Gomez (@JoakimGomez) June 25, 2018
I’m tweeting this to sincerely thank @nickyromero for answering this question about @Avicii with a heartfelt statement and such honesty.#NickyRomero #Avicii #UltraSG @ultra pic.twitter.com/QUxiIpKe2U
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