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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Here’s Trilane’s Festival-Oriented “Believe” Feat. Philip Strand On Protocol Recordings!
Swedish duo Trilane is back on Protocol with another dose of an uplifting Progressive House on their new single “Believe” featuring singer Philip Strand. “Believe” delivers dreamy instrumental melodies and an energetic, rising bassline, the crescendo of which culminates perfectly in sync with Strand’s emotive vocals. Trilane has made this iconic progressive house sound their brand thus far, with the new single being the 5th on the label. “Believe” follows their single “Still Think of You” with Loris Cimino from earlier this year as well as their 2018 collaboration with Nicky Romero, “Bittersweet,” which has just surpassed 3M streams on Spotify. Take a listen to “Believe” and let Trilane give you all the feels!
Founded by Nicky Romero, Protocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative dance 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, the Swedish powerhouse duo behind Protocol tracks “Miss Out,” “Hot For U,” “Bittersweet,” “Still Think Of You” and now “Believe.” With their string of releases on Protocol over the last 2 years, Trilane have become label veterans. They have also released on Revealed Recordings and Wall Recordings. With the unwavering support of Nicky himself and other high-profile artists, it’s safe to say Trilane’s future is very bright indeed.
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Electro Wow Exclusive Guest Mix: Mateo Paz
Mateo Paz is an artist who lives and breathes all things Progressive. Mateo’s record of accomplishments is seriously impressive, his remix of Terri Bjerre’s “Feel So Real” found his music on Universal was a clear a sign that industry titans, as well as fans all over the world, were noticing his progression. Following that both his releases “Mine Alone” and “Looking For Sunlight” were released to critical acclaim.
Currently residing in Dubai, Mateo Paz has been impressing audiences across the globe with his productions and detailed DJ sets along with his weekly radio show ‘Gain’. This exclusive guest mix above features some of Mateo’s favourite releases and offers a sneak preview of his latest release “Spanish Inquisition” which is out at the beginning of August.
1 – fran&co – Progressive Affair [Mad Hatter] (00:00-06:49)
2 – Ge Bruny, Pedro Capelossi – Black Peony (Aeikus Remix) [Massive Harmony Records] (06:49-15:20)
3 – Mateo Paz vs Jacob Gurevitsch – The Spanish Inquisition (15:20-19:58)
4 – Adrian Pricope & Allen Constantine – Seven Minutes After 8 Am (Ewan Rill Remix) [Deepwibe Underground] (19:58-25:43)
5 – Prodeeboy – Come Play Perfect [Gert Records] (25:43-32:57)
6 – Noel Sanger – Natural Perfection (Norris Division Remix) [Dissident Music EMG] (32:57-38:23)
7 – Vazik – Always (Original Mix) [Asymmetric Recordings] (38:23-44:30)
8 – Brandon Tallent – Navigate This [Hatching Creatures] (44:30-50:11)
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Thomas Gold & Raiden Drop Modern Progressive House Gem “Someone New”
Electronic music legend Thomas Gold has teamed up with leading Korean talent Raiden for his second release of the year on Protocol Recordings, a Progressive House single “Someone New”. Gold and Raiden form a dream team of classic and dynamic sounds, delivering a mint combination of soulful vocals, bouncy basslines and uplifting melodies that make “Someone New” an instant hit for both radio and festival play. Following his last release “Wildest Dream” with Kosling, Gold continues to use his veteran status to collaborate with young talent on Nicky Romero’s Protocol imprint. Before “Someone New,” Raiden released his notable singles, such as “Yesterday” with DubVision on Martin Garrix’s STMPD RCRDS, “Glory” on Steve Angello’s Size Records, as well as Protocol’s “Light Me Up” with Matisse & Sadko, “Heart Of Steel” featuring Bright Lights, and “Always Find You” with the lead singer of Korea’s no.1 K-Pop group Girls’ Generation – YURI.
Over the last decade, Thomas Gold has become one of the most well-known dance music producers of his time. The German producer solidified his influence in 2008 when his now-iconic remix of Delirium’s “Silence” was named Beatport’s “Best Progressive House Song” of the year. Gold went on to release on major labels including Armada, Axtone, Size, Toolroom, Spinnin’ and Revealed; his crowning success thus far has been “Magic” on Armada has over 58M streams on Spotify. His electrifying abilities as a live performer have earned him a global following and headlining gigs everywhere from festivals like Ultra, EDC, Coachella, Mysteryland, and Tomorrowland, and clubs such as Pacha, Ushuaia, Amnesia and more. Korean producer Raiden has made a name for himself through energetic original singles and high-powered collaborations such as “Hanabi” with Florian Picasso – which has over 6M streams on Spotify – and “Keep My Light On” with DubVision, which was released on Martin Garrix’s STMPD RCRDS and has amassed over 16M streams on Spotify alone. As always, the Protocol family has plenty more up their sleeves coming soon, so keep an eye out for what’s next!
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Mosimann Teams Up With Leandro Da Silva For “Horizon”, Out Now On Protocol Recordings
Mosimann and Leandro Da Silva bring the heat with their new release “Horizon”, a unique Progressive and Big Room fusion that is guaranteed to be heard at many clubs and festivals around the world this summer. The French Producer and Italian-Brazilian artist combine their cultural and artistic styles through bouncy, driving basslines, sweeping melodies and tribal elements that make “Horizon” feel both familiar and exotic. It’s the perfect track to be dancing to during an open-air set while the sun goes down and the party is turning up. In fact, the name “Horizon” was given by fans when Mosimann and Leandro asked for suggestions for the title via social media. This marks Mosimann’s fifth release on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings, following “Babtoo,” “Low Pro,” “The Groove” and “I Need.”
From his early days as a famous French vocalist 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 4 million streams on Spotify alone, and in 2018 he was charted at #81 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list. Mosimann has also been a judge on the popular TV series The Voice Belgium. He joined the Protocol family in 2018 and has made himself one of its most prominent contributors in such a short period. Leandro de Silva makes his debut on the label with “Horizon” after releasing on Spinnin’ Records, Smash The House, AFTR:HRS, Armada Music, Big Beat Records, and Enormous Tunes. He has also officially remixed David Guetta & Sia’s “Flames” and Cheat Codes & Demi Lovato’s “Solo,” bringing his dynamic and groovy sound to everything he touches. As Protocol plunges full speed ahead into a summer of new music and events, look for more new material and live show announcements from Mosimann and Leandro coming soon.
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Listen To Sophia Shy’s Good Powerful Vocals On True Heater, “First Time”
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Under the impressive production skills of Pontus, the one and only Sophia Shy wrote and sang a true heater entitled “First Time”. She lends her good powerful vocals to the Progressive House melody and pulsating bass like never before. At the same time, I think both artists complement each other with their own talents. Leaving their mark on the Swedish label Wolfrage Recordings, I hope this is not the last time DJs can count with their bangers. Essentially, this tune works pretty well for club sets. On a side note, Sophia teased her fans with an anime-inspired video snippet of her new single, and I can confirm it looks epic! Meanwhile, you can stream the instant crowd favorite via Spotify down here.
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