For all of its history, dance music embodies the beauty of living in the moment with someone special. Florian Picasso, the great grandson of the world famous artist Pablo Picasso, enables listeners to relive such magical experiences on his newest track “Final Call“, his third release on house mega-label Protocol Recordings. Featuring emotive lyrics over a lively melody, “Final Call” comes to its pinnacle with an electro-influenced drop that elevates it from sing-a-long status to club-friendly tune. “Final Call” comes just in time for the height of festival season for Protocol and is guaranteed to have main stage crowds jumping in unison.
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Florian Picasso burst onto the radar of fans and industry members alike with his hit “Origami” last year, which was chosen as track of the year by DJ Mag France. His blend of progressive house infused with energetic, electro-tinged drops is dynamic enough to fit both the club and festival circuit, making Florian a rising star in the EDM scene. Today’s music is always evolving, and Florian is at the forefront of developing a fresh sound for the modern era of the progressive house genre. The vocal rendition of “Origami“, entitled “Want it Back“, was another hit, having reached 2.5 million plays on Spotify. Protocol‘s support of Florianwas personified when he mixed the Protocol presents Miami 2016 compilation in March with fellow member Blinders. After performances at ADE and Miami earlier this year, Florian‘s future is looking bright indeed. Press play on “Final Call” and fast forward to the new era of progressive house music!
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Nicky Romero & Florian Picasso Team Up For Uplifting, Progressive House Anthem “Midnight Sun”
Protocol Recordings label head Nicky Romero and powerhouse veteran Florian Picasso have teamed up for “Midnight Sun”, a Progressive House anthem that will make your soundtrack to the upcoming festival season. Drawing from both Nicky’s progressive melodies and uplifting vocals as well as Florian’s signature, groovy instrumental sounds, the track evokes feel-good, carefree vibes that will last long after its final notes. “Midnight Sun” draws to a big-room crescendo at its drop, making for a guaranteed dance floor smash that you’ll be hearing played out at every festival on your list. Check out what the guys have to say about their second collaboration, as they’ve already worked together in 2017 on “Only For Your Love”:
“Working with Florian is always a pleasure, and we have a ton of fun in the studio. From the moment we started on this record I knew it was special and it all finally came together when we connected in Miami for Ultra. I’m hoping the fans will love it as much as we do.” – Nicky Romero
“‘Midnight Sun’ has a lot of my own style, but Nicky took it to the next level and really helped the record to get to its full potential.” – Florian PicassoSTREAM/DOWNLOAD
Nicky Romero has quickly progressed from a young musical prodigy to one of the most prolific names in modern dance music. He is not only a talented DJ and producer but also the label mogul of Protocol Recordings and a mentor to the up-and-coming artists whose careers he helps to cultivate. Romero has both high-profile originals and hit collaborations with artists including Avicii, Calvin Harris, NERVO, ZEDD and more. His latest releases have spanned the spectrum of electronic music, including his recent “Ups & Downs” with W&W, “Ring the Alarm” with David Guetta, dance/pop cross-over “Sometimes” with DallasK, featuring XYLØ, and remixes for Martin Garrix and Jess Glynne. Through the constant evolution of his sound and reinvestment in emerging artists, Nicky has proved his ability to evolve with the ever-changing landscape of electronic music. Nicky’s collaboration with Florian Picasso takes us back to the roots of the prominent progressive sound.
Florian is synonymous with a high-octane style of dance music that focuses on larger-than-life, unrelenting riffs and raw textures and is squarely focused on the dancefloor. It’s evident from the perfect company he keeps in his release schedule that he’s an artist with high standards and one whose output is piquing the interest of electronic music’s uppermost elite. After being a good friend of Martin Garrix’s for some time, Florian collaborated with the young superstar to produce the massive Make Up Your Mind: a turbo-charged, glitchy, rowdy slice of electro house. The track received over 2M plays in just three weeks after release, cementing Picasso’s rapidly rising status and introducing him to a vast new audience in the process. Above all, though, he’s staying grounded through all this success.
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Nicky Romero + W&W Team Up For Timeless, Progressive House Anthem “Ups & Downs”
Two of the biggest names in dance music come together to make a real and timeless Progressive House anthem in the form of Nicky Romero and W&W‘s new collaboration “Ups & Downs”. Leveraging the festival sound they both founded their careers with, Romero and W&W deliver big, bouncing basslines, soaring melodies, and a euphoric drop. Any experienced raver will relate to the simple and yet touching lyrics, touching upon dance music culture as self-expression in its truest form. Romero has been teasing the much-anticipated collaboration in his live sets lately, including his “Nicky Romero & Friends” showcase during ADE, when W&W joined Nicky for a surprise b2b performance. “Ups & Downs” follows Nicky Romero’s collaboration with DallasK & XYLØ, “Sometimes.” The Protocol label boss is currently on his “Redefine” world tour which started on March 29 with his Ultra Music Festival Main Stage performance. See dates below and catch Nicky live for a chance to see “Ups & Downs” yourself!
Nicky Romero has quickly progressed from a young musical prodigy to one of the most prolific names in modern dance music. He is not only a talented DJ and producer but also the label mogul of Protocol Recordings and a mentor to the up-and-coming artists whose careers he helps to cultivate. Romero’s resume is an impressive and lengthy string of hits includes iconic originals and collaborations with artists including Avicii, Calvin Harris, NERVO, ZEDD and more. Through the constant evolution of his sound and reinvestment in emerging artists, Nicky has proved his ability to evolve with the ever-changing landscape of electronic music. His latest releases have spanned the spectrum of electronic music, including his recent “Ring the Alarm” with David Guetta, vocal house collaboration “Distance” with Olivia Holt, dance-pop gem “Be Somebody” with Steve Aoki and Kiiara, and remixes for Martin Garrix and Jess Glynne. W&W have long been forerunners in the scene and were voted #14 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll in 2018. The duo completed a massive headlining tour last year and recently launched their own label, Rave Culture. Their star-studded list of collaborations includes Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and remixes for Steve Aoki and Maurice West. Stay tuned for new music coming from Nicky, W&W and their respective labels this summer! Nicky Romero’s “Redefine” 2019 World Tour – Phase One tickets:
Apr 12 – Shenzhen, China – Matrix Club
Apr 13 – Zhuhai, China – Illusion
Apr 18 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Zouk
Apr 19 – Pattaya, Thailand – Songkranzonic
Apr 20 – Seoul, South Korea – Club Chroma
Apr 27 – Den Bosch, The Netherlands – Kingsland
Apr 27 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands – Kingsland
Apr 27 – Alkmaar, The Netherlands – Slam Koningsdag
May 04 – Rishon Letzion, Israel – Desert Day & Nightclub
May 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Jewel
May 18 – New York, NY – Marquee
May 24 – Prague, Czech Republic – Epic
May 25 – Wijchen, The Netherlands – Emporium Festival
May 31 – Lima, Peru – Barranco Arena C.C
Jun 01 – São Paulo, Brazil – Laroc
Jun 08 – Frankfurt, Germany – Big City Beats
Jun 08 – Enschede, The Netherlands – Frestival
Jun 14 – Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan
Jun 15 – Vancouver, Canada – Harbour Event Centre
Jun 22 – Madrid, Spain – A Summer Story
Jun 25 – Groningen, The Netherlands – Secret Forest Festival
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Trilane & Loris Cimino Team Up For First-Class Progressive House Anthem “Still Think Of You”
To everyone who fell in love with electronic music through the iconic Progressive House sound of the early 2010s: the newest track from Protocol Recordings is made for you. Swedish duo Trilane and Swiss Producer Loris Cimino bring us “Still Think Of You”, featuring Singer/Songwriter David Shane, a true throwback gem to the label’s signature sound. Trilane and Cimino weave delicate, cinematic melodies with emotional vocals to inspire compassion and wistful hope, while the bouncy and uplifting drop gives the track its dance floor credibility. As Nicky Romero recently quoted via Twitter, “Progressive is back!”. This single follows Trilane’s collaboration with Nicky himself, “Bittersweet,” from November 2018. Sit back and listen to “Still Think of You”, which will hit home for longtime fans of dance music while inspiring a whole new generation.
Founded by Nicky Romero, Protocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative house music; it boasts a roster of heavy-hitters complemented with immensely talented up-and-comers, all with a diverse range of sounds that are guaranteed to light up a dance floor. Among them are Trilane and Loris Cimino, the Swedish-Swiss powerhouse combo behind “Still Think of You.” Between these artists they have covered the landscape of Progressive House labels: Trilane are two-time Protocol veterans and have also released on Revealed Recordings and Wall Recordings, while Loris Cimino has Armada, Revealed, and Sony Music releases under his belt. Cimino also remixed Hardwell & KSHMR’s “Power” during a 90-minute remix contest, which got an official release. Let’s hope for more classic-sounding releases from these two promising artists later this year!
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Hear Marc Benjamin’s Romantic Side On New Progressive House Track “Fall For You”
Marc Benjamin has proven himself to be one of the most chameleonic artists in the scene right now – you never quite know what his productions will sound like. The Protocol veteran is at it again with his newest release “Fall For You”, a sultry progressive house track that calls to mind warm nights dancing in dark, crowded places with attractive strangers. “Fall For You” delivers big, bouncy basslines and groovy instrumental melodies, making it both radio and dancefloor friendly. The release follows up Marc Benjamin’s hot streak from 2018, which included the electro-house club track “Blaster” and the melodic, R&B influenced “Devil in Disguise” and “Unbreakable Hearts.” There’s only one way to find out what this dynamic maestro has up his sleeve next – follow Marc and Protocol Recordings for all the latest news!
Nicky Romero and the Protocol crew can always be counted on for cutting-edge new music, melding a variety of genres for exciting and unexpected sounds. Their new additions feel right at home with that mantra, bringing a medley of trap, future bass, and R&B to the imprint’s already robust mix while still pumping out plenty of classic progressive jams. Veteran producer Marc Benjamin has a reputable taste for impeccable productions, evidenced in his past successes with his previous collaborations with heavyweights Laidback Luke, Benny Benassi, and Yves V, and his remixes of Zedd’s worldwide hits “The Middle” and “Happy Now.” He’s performed around the world, including Ultra Bali and a 5-year residency at Amsterdam’s club Escape, and releases on Spinnin’ Records and Steve Angello’s Size Records. Benjamin’s dynamic productions have piqued the attention of industry heavyweights like Tiesto, Zedd, Martin Garrix, Steve Angello and Avicii, so we can’t wait to see what comes next from him as part of the Protocol family!
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Mosimann Returns To Protocol Recordings With Groovy Progressive House Track “I Need”
Mosimann is back on Nicky Romero‘s Protocol Recordings with his first release of 2019. “I Need” displays Mosimann’s energetic, progressive sound through its bouncy basslines and groovy melodies, giving the track dancefloor credibility both in the club and at the festival stage. Uplifting vocal riffs act as the finishing touch to “I Need,” lending some feel-good, disco-influenced vibes to the track that will have you belting out the lyrics in no time. “I Need” is Mosimann’s fourth release on Protocol. Press play on “I Need” and let Mosimann whisk you away to house music heaven.
From his early days as a famous French vocalist in the mainstream to his breakthrough to electronic music, Mosimann has cultivated a dynamic and unique sound inspired by the likes of Jean-Michel Jarre, Daft Punk and David Guetta. His release “Never Let You Go” featuring Joe Cleere has amassed over 3 million streams, and in 2018 he was charted at #81 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list. Mosimann has also been a judge and performer on the popular TV series The Voice Belgium. After remixing Robin Schulz & David Guetta & Cheat Codes’ “Shed a Light” in 2017 he joined the Protocol family in 2018 with the releases of “Babtoo,” “Low Pro” and “The Groove.” As Protocol gears up for yet another exciting year of music and events, look for more new material and live show announcements from Mosimann coming soon.
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