Dutch DJ and producer Nicky Romero has stated in a recent interview with Ultra Singapore that he has “two folders full” of music from the late Avicii.
While it would be amazing to have some unheard music from Avicii, Romero is being admirably respectful when it comes to the subject of whether or not he should publish the tracks. “I don’t know if it morally feels right to me to work on songs that the original composer has not approved.”
He added: “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.”
The 28 year old Avicii was found dead in his hotel room in Oman in April of this year, his family released a statement that he had unfortunately taken his own life.
Nicky Romero paid tribute to the Swedish artist by playing the unreleased collaboration between Chris Martin and Avicii titled ‘Heaven’. Since his passing many artists have shared tribute including Pete Tong and Tiesto.
You can find the full interview from Nicky Romero and Ultra Singapore below.
It’s never easy talking about a friend/brother who is no longer around.— Joakim Gomez (@JoakimGomez) 25 June 2018
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