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Nicky Romero reveals anxiety issues

He cites it as the main reason for a lack of new releases

  • MIxmag staff
  • 17 November 2015

If you were wondering why Nicky Romero hasn't released as much music as before in recent times, the producer has gone into detail why.

Taking to Facebook, 'Toulouse' producer Romero cited anxiety as the biggest reason for spending less time in the studio.

He wrote: "In the last few months I have had many questions why I didn't release as much music as before. Of course this is to do with less time in the studio because of touring, but the biggest cause was anxiety. I have been suffering anxiety for about 2.5 years now. I probably visited more than 12 therapists and professionals to help me fix it. It was only getting worse.

"Having anxiety makes it really hard to produce music, as it sucks all of the energy out of you and leaves you with a huge feeling of unreality and unease. I felt guilty to all of my fans and more pressure was added by all expectations."

After reading a book called At Last A Life by author Paul David, he says he realised "nothing was wrong" but he "just had to change" some of his behaviour in order to appease his mental state.

Although he's only had one release this year - the Volt & State collaboration 'Warriors' - he did comment on his post saying a new track with Hungarian duo Stadiumx will be out "within a month or so". He also thanked his fans for their "endless support".

Romero's opening up comes not too long after dubstep originator Benga announced on Twitter that he's battled schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, followed by a detailed interview.

Read the full post here.

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