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Arno Cost Develops New Sound For “Coming Alive” EP on Protocol Recordings

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The Parisian wunderkind Arno Cost is back with a new sound on his first EP, “Coming Alive”, which will be released on Nicky Romero‘s label Protocol Recordings. The two-song EP is a voyage of discovery for the young Parisian producer as he experiments with stricter house and progressive house styles on “1000 Suns”and the title track “Coming Alive” featuring beautiful vocals by River. You may recognise her voice from the hit record she made with Tobtok, called “Fast Car” which rose to the top of the UK charts. Arno Cost has already been a household name in the French electronic scene for quite some time now, and this new project ensures that he will continue the legacy of fellow French house heavy hitters like Martin SolveigBob Sinclair, and David Guetta. The “Coming Alive EP” demonstrates Cost‘s prowess as a dynamic artist with the ability to lend his touch to different industries at ease. In line with the release, Protocol Recordings has started to expand its artist repertoire to release a broader range of music, and picking up Arno Cost was a power play.

Every rising star reaches a point where they break through the masses and into the vast atmosphere of full potential. 2015 was that year for Arno Cost. The Parisian producer has quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the international dance music scene; he built his personal brand by creating a masterful blend of disco, house and pop that captivated fans and industry critics around the world. He also developed a new brand called “When in Paris”, being a radio show and a tour concept. Last year’s accomplishments included “Coming Home”, an Insomniac-sponsored remix contest for “Rising Love” and teaming up with WAVO for the release of “At Night”. With its gorgeous instrumental melodies and supercharged rhythms, the “Coming Alive EP” is only the beginning of this new sonic wave for Arno Cost.

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Here Is Nicky Romero’s 1st Single Of 2021, “Into The Light” — LISTEN

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is kicking off 2021 on a positive note with the release of his new single “Into The Light, a true Progressive House jewel for which he teamed up with Protocol talent Timmo Hendriks and Arizona-based singer/songwriter David Shane. Opening with upbeat piano melodies layered over a steadily building bassline, “Into The Light” reaches its crescendo with a goosebump-inducing drop. Shane’s soulful vocals serve at the emotive cherry-on-top for a track that sees Nicky returning to his signature sound after 2020’s pop-oriented Universal Music debut “Nights With You.” On the other hand, “Into The Light” follows Timmo Hendriks’s single “Memories,” featuring Jordan Grace.

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After taking the world by storm with early hits such as ‘Legacy’ (with Krewella) and #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, Mike Williams & Amba Shepherd, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, W&W, DallasK & XYLØ, Timmy Trumpet and Steve Aoki & Kiiara 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 during these unprecedented times in the music industry. He debuted his ultra-modern “Another World” live stream concept last summer and launched the Monocule alter-ego. If quarantine has proved anything, it’s that the Protocol crew is never one to slack on new music.

Now celebrating over 2 years on the label, Dutch artist Timmo Hendriks first made his debut on the label with 2018’s “In My Head,” with Lennart Schroot, followed by “Thinking About You” as part of Protocol’s “Miami 2019” EP, which has currently garnered over 3M streams on Spotify. His next releases, such as “Magical” with Lindequist, “By Your Side” with Jordan Grace, or “Be Alright” with Marc Benjamin, continued to show increased energy and a more mature production style. Hendriks’s other notable tracks on Nicky Romero’s label include “Keep Me Close” with Dash Berlin and “Deserve My Time” with Trilane. He is quickly becoming a household name and veteran of the Protocol team. Keep an eye out for what’s next!

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Klipr Unveils 5-Track EP ‘Final Hour’ To Wrap Up 2020 — LISTEN

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There’s no doubt about what a fantastic 2020 Klipr has had with music. His 6-track EP ‘Lockdown’ saw him head down a slightly heavier Tech-House route, and now he is back with a banger EP called ‘Final Hourreleased a week ago.

On this occasion, Klipr explores the sonic energy of Progressive House. The ‘Final Hour’ EP opens with the intro track “All Your Love” which exudes a very harmonic note and sets the tone for the next tunes that follow. Directly after is “Alone” featuring a vibe with airy synths and vocals, followed by “Be Together.” Coming up, “Touch My Body” is a track that brings a sensual atmosphere, especially with lyrics and the instrumentation used by Klipr.

The last track from the EP is “New Place,” with its positive and refreshing message, the artist brings a sense of newness which reminds us that we’re moving into a New Year and hopefully things get better than they currently are. As a whole, ‘Final Hour,’ from start to finish makes the listening experience different while keeping the energetic vibes and consistency.

Keshav Bhardwaj aka Klipr, Founder of Streamin’ Music Group says “I started 2020 with ‘Lockdown’ EP, so it felt fair to close the year with another. I’ve grown as an artist this year and ‘Final Hour’ shows the same. From start to finish, my vision was to create a cumulative vibe from all the music I’ve produced in 2020.”

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Futuristic Polar Bears, Corey James And MØØNE Team Up For “Aura”

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and Corey James team up for their first single of 2021, and this time they’re taking it to the deep end. Featuring vocals by MØØNE, “Aura” is a progressive gem with a dark and emotive side. The UK based artists deliver sonorous, driving basslines in combination with cinematic melodies and ethereal vocals, giving “Aura” some serious underground late-night appeal. The new release follows Futuristic Polar Bears’ recent remix of Nicky Romero’s & Sick Individuals’ successful single “Only For You.” On the other hand, Corey’s earlier releases include “You” on Martin Garrix’s STMPD RCRDS, “Don’t Stop” on Protocol, “Somewhere In My Heart” on Steve Angello’s SIZE Records, as well an official remix of David Guetta, J Balvin & Bebe Rexha’s “Say My Name.”

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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. Brits Futuristic Polar Bears had a slew of successful original releases in 2020, including their catchy vocal house track “Better Than This,” which was released on Protocol and has amassed 1.5M streams on Spotify. They also collaborated with Bassjackers on “Run Away,” which recently surpassed an impressive 3M streams. The guys haven’t let these challenging times slow them down; they’ve already had 5 releases on Protocol earlier and also released on Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s Smash The House and Hardwell’s Revealed. Corey James is known for his remixes and collaborations with heavyweights, such as Marcus Schossow, Steve Angello, Galantis, and more. He has made a name for himself through both his singles and official remixes, which include a remix for Nicky Romero & Florian Picasso’s “Only For Your Love” and releases on SIZE, Spinnin’, Axtone, Big Beat, Sosumi, Neon, and Zerothree, in addition to Protocol. Keep an eye on what 2021 has in store for Futuristic Polar Bears, Corey James, and the rest of the Protocol team.

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