Some collabs are so monumental fans will be raving long before its release, and Armin van Buuren and R3HAB‘s first joint effort serves as the perfect example. A delightfully catchy crossover track between two of the Netherlands’ foremost electronic music giants, “Love We Lost” (feat. Simon Ward) is designed to bring out the feeling of summer whilst giving listeners the strength to fight for the things they believe in. With over 50 million monthly listeners on Spotify between them, Armin van Buuren and R3HAB know how to rouse the global crowd and make it happen yet again with their debut collab. Underlining the poppy chords, empowering lyrics, and strong vocal presence of Simon Ward with an audacious, mainstage-tailored production, the Dutchmen supply fans with the only reason they’ll ever need to throw their arms to the sky and roar to their hearts’ content.
“What I love so much about ‘Love We Lost’ is the special message it holds. Narrated to perfection by Simon Ward, the lyrics tells us that some things are worth fighting for even if the odds are stacked against us. I’m super stoked to have produced this track in tandem with Fadil/R3HAB, as I think very highly of him. I hope everyone who listens to the record will feel as inspired as we did when we created this song.” — Armin van Buuren
“I’m thrilled to share my long-anticipated collab with Armin van Buuren, a fellow Dutch industry leader I admire for his sonic footprint in the past decade.’Love We Lost’ is exactly what I pictured when discussing this collaboration with Armin early on. I’m happy that we managed to blend both of our signature styles while incorporating Simon Ward’s lion-hearted vocals. To me, it’s a record with resonating lyrics that share our message of only moving mountains for things in life that truly matter.” — R3HAB
Armin van Buuren has long been a global ambassador for electronic music. The five-time #1 DJ in the world and current #3 has seven full-length artist albums to his name and continues to cultivate a massive worldwide following through his weekly A State Of Trance radio show, event series, and album series, reaching 40 million listeners from 80 different countries on a weekly basis. In non-COVID times, Armin van Buuren headlined more than 150 shows per year at leading festivals and venues around the world, including Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas, New York), Ultra Music Festival (Miami), and Tomorrowland (Belgium) plus residencies on Ibiza and in Las Vegas.
Multi-Platinum DJ and producer Fadil El Ghoul, better known as R3HAB, has been trailblazing his way through dance music for the past fifteen years. With his breakthrough remixes for Rihanna, Drake, Taylor Swift, and Calvin Harris, anthems such as the Platinum-certified ‘All Around The World (La La La)’ and ‘Lullaby’, and collaborations with the likes of Ava Max, ZAYN, Luis Fonsi, Sean Paul and more, R3HAB has proven to be one of the most forward-thinking artists in the game. While his own work has collected over 7 billion streams to date and 1.1 billion in 2021 alone, R3HAB’s CYB3RPVNK label has clocked up over 4 billion streams since its inception in 2016. R3HAB continues to evolve and diversify his sound by working with artists around the globe, pushing the boundaries of dance music as he collaborates across genres and languages. He is Spotify’s Most Discovered Artist and one of the streaming platform’s Top 200 most streamed acts, ranked #12 in DJ Mag’s prestigious Top 100 DJs chart and has earned over 55 Gold and Platinum certificates. Additionally, he has embarked on multiple sold-out worldwide tours, was the first dance music artist to sell out 15 consecutive shows in China, and performed at the world’s top festivals: EDC, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Balaton Sound, Coachella, Summer Sonic Festival, DWP Jakarta and more. Ever flaunting his innate artistry and innovative attitude, R3HAB has earned his place as a household name in dance music.
CONNECT WITH ARMIN VAN BUUREN NOW!
Yantosh Delivers Future Rave Masterpiece “About You” — LISTEN
Hailing from Slovakia, gifted DJ and music producer Yantosh strikes back with another powerful release. “About You” is the new masterpiece being released via Future Rave Music, and it’s ready to conquer dance floors all over the world.
Following previous popular releases with the same label, Future Rave Music, like “Feelings” in collaboration with Nanoviola or “Collide” alongside Bromo, with whom he also shares the stage as part of the duo ‘Bromo & Yantosh’ and “Darkness” with NK, LA, and Ken Bauer; this time, he delivers a new banger that displays all his talent and remarkable production skills.
The continuous development of his impressive sound and style showcases elements of the Future Rave genre and has been taking Yantosh to higher grounds, allowing him to share his music with hundreds of thousands of listeners across major streaming platforms, and while he’s been pushing boundaries and earning accolades with every release he presents, this is, surely, only the beginning of Yantosh’s bright musical future.
With a big mainstage feel, “About You” kicks off with an energetic beat, growling bass lines, and staggering synths, setting the stage for this uplifting and refreshing track that has everything it takes to be Yantosh’s next hit. Playful pads, panned sonic elements and the hypnotizing main vocals add dynamic to this unbeatable party starter.
The hard-hitting Future Rave drop adds a new layer to this stimulating and electrifying listening experience. Listeners and followers of this genre can definitely expect an exclusive and unprecedented musical journey guided by the one and only Yantosh.
Make sure to follow him as he continues to share his sounds and vision with the world, by releasing hard-hitting productions that further prove why his name is one to follow.
“About You” is out now and available in all major streaming platforms and online stores.
CONNECT WITH YANTOSH NOW!
Nicky Romero Goes Melodic Progressive On New Single With DubVision
After a stream of hard-hitting House singles, such as “For The People” with Third Party and “Back To Where We Started” with Afrojack, Nicky Romero releases “Stay A Little Longer,” his highly anticipated and long-awaited collaboration with DubVision, and singer/songwriter Philip Strand. The track delivers a dose of nostalgia as Romero goes back to his melodic progressive roots, beginning with organic instrumentals behind a soulful vocal performance. Setting a wistful but hopeful tone, “Stay A Little Longer” soars with a euphoric drop that feels akin to the bliss of festivals’ main stages that Romero and DubVision regularly grace around the globe. Nicky has already played the track at Ultra Japan, Korea, Colombia, Peru, and recently Amsterdam Music Festival, and it’s showing all the signs of a fan favorite.
After taking the world by storm with early hits such as “Legacy” with Krewella and the #1 single “I Could Be The One” with Avicii, Nicky Romero quickly proved that his talent is ever-evolving and here to stay. After launching his Protocol Recordings imprint in 2012, the renowned performer, producer, and label head continued his personal successes with a string of high-profile releases, ranging from collaborations with Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, W&W, Timmy Trumpet and Steve Aoki to remixes for the likes of Robin Schulz, Kygo, Rita Ora, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Jess Glynne and more. While showcasing his label’s roster via his weekly Protocol Radio show, Nicky Romero continues to innovate and evolve, and with his annual “Nicky Romero & Friends” ADE showcase and the launch of Monocule alter-ego, he keeps proving his ability to turn into gold everything he touches.
Brothers Victor and Stepha Leicher, better known as DubVision have released on Revealed Recordings, Spinnin’ Records, Musical Freedom Records, Tomorrowland Music, STMPD RCRDS, Wall Recordings, and more. Their most successful single to date, “Anywhere With You,” in collaboration with Afrojack and Lucas & Steve, has amassed over 40M streams on Spotify to date. They’ve also done official remixes for Afrojack and David Guetta’s “Hero,” Afrojack’s “All Night” ft. Ally Brooke, Hardwell’s “Summer Air” ft. Trevor Guthrie, Armin van Buuren and Garibay’s “I Need You” ft. Olaf Blackwood, as well as Martin Garrix’s “Ocean” ft. Khalid and “No Sleep” ft. Bonn, both of which collectively received almost 50M streams on Spotify.
Swedish singer/songwriter Philip Strand got his career started by doing YouTube covers but now has worked with Lucas & Steve, Tungevaag, Bhaskar, Deepend, Clara Mae, Lucas Estrada, Bassjackers, and more. He is also a solo artist and singer for the pop-rock band Normandie.
CONNECT WITH PROTOCOL RECORDINGS NOW!
R3HAB + Timmy Trumpet + W&W Combine Forces On “Poison”
After releasing “Distant Memory” in 2021, Dutch/Moroccan R3HAB, his fellow Dutch duo W&W and Australian crowd favorite Timmy Trumpet once again join their multi-platinum talents for the new collaborative single “Poison,” out on Tomorrowland Music. With dynamic styles that bridge the sonic spectrum of psytrance and progressive big-room, the boys wrap it up in the perfect package with this already-proven collision of forces. “Poison” opens with warped vocals and cinematic melodies, steadily building anticipation and breaking down into a sonorous bassline with stabbing synths and futuristic touches. The new single has true rave energy, bringing to mind the main stages at epic festivals such as Tomorrowland itself, where all three artists performed this year, EDC Las Vegas, Ultra Music Festival, and more, that R3HAB, Timmy and W&W have all graced multiple times. It’s R3HAB’s and Timmy Trumpet’s triumphant return to Tomorrowland Music, where R3HAB recently released the festival’s 2022 official anthem “Worlds On Fire” with Afrojack and Au/Ra, and Timmy released his classic record “Vivaldi” with Mariana Bo. “Poison” is bound to be a fan favorite and a memorable debut for W&W on the label, so press play and let this match-up transport you to your best past and future moments on the dance floors across the globe.
“Timmy, W&W, and I have a connection which is rare. After our different collaborations over the years, we’re still easily able to find and share ideas with each other. They’ve become friends rather than colleagues, and I admire them both for their musical talents as well as their strong personalities. What we’ve come up with now blends all our signature styles into a real main-stage record that will resonate with every listener who liked our earlier releases.” — R3HAB
“Working with my brothers from another mother is always an amazing experience in the studio! This is our second collab as a trio, and it won’t be our last. So happy with how this turned out.” — Timmy Trumpet
“After ‘Distant Memory,’ it was about time we made another song with the guys. We really like working with R3HAB and Timmy, as we all complement each other’s strengths! We have great chemistry together and push each other to create the best possible production.” — W&W