American DJ and producer Baddies Only just dropped his third single “I Need You”, a modern club banger with a nostalgic element. The track delivers tech-house influenced style, incorporating a bouncy bassline paired with symbols and other instrumentals to create a high-energy sound born for sinister club parties. The catchy vocal riff in “I Need You” may sound familiar to fans of Steve Angello’s side-peoject Mescal Kid; Baddies Only first heard the vocal during Angello’s set when he first began going to shows, and he’d been waiting to use it in his own track ever since. Check out what he has to say about “I Need You” below:
“About 8-9 years ago, I heard this female vocal sample – “I Need You,” in a Steve Angello’s mix from an artist named Mescal Kid (which ended up being Steve’s alter-ego). It was so memorable because I was at that age when I just started going to concerts and meeting the baddest girls, dancing and partying with them, so my passion and excitement was on overload. I told myself I had to wait for the perfect song to bring the sample back to life and capture that euphoric, nostalgic feeling. We all can trace back to our first or second show/concert where the music and scene really enthralled us. I bring that energy and passion that ignited my love for house music” – Baddies Only
Los Angeles-based newcomer Baddies Only has already made a name for himself in the party circuit; he’s played at clubs and festival destinations around the world, including Mykonos, St. Tropez, Miami, Dubai, Los Angeles and more. His high-energy sound is made for hedonistic indulgences in the form of Club Bad, a concept he has built his brand around. Follow him on Instagram and Facebook to see what he’s up to next!
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Move To The Music: ‘Plastic’ EP Includes The Archer + Cocodrills Remixes
Rapidly growing imprint There Is A Light Records is proud to present its first release of 2023, a massive EP titled ‘Plastic’ consisting of an original rendition by label regular Melody’s Enemy and individual remixes by label founder The Archer and well-regarded producer Cocodrills.
“Plastic is a piece of social commentary and my honest attempt to make everyone in the rave pissed off (ha!). I wrote it as a rant against all the superficial crap I saw around me and as a way to rail against a string of events both here in the UK and in the US that left me saying “WTF?!” — Melody’s Enemy
The Archer’s following stems not merely from his musical craft, but from his various contributions to the Los Angeles music and club scene as a whole. Sifting through the artist’s social pages, it is clear that he upholds passion for the community of music lovers that yearn and live for bustling nights spent dancing under disco balls in the various venues that are sprinkled all around the City of Angels. Being a DJ, producer, and label owner/co-owner, The Archer has dedicated himself to multiple roles in the world of music and events. His commitment to the industry exemplifies the artist’s ability to use his knowledge of being a trailblazer as well as creating endless possibilities for the future of music.
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Gold-Certified The Voice Judge Mosimann Returns To Protocol Recordings
For those of you whose pet peeve is talking on the dance floor, Mosimann knows how you feel. His new single “Don’t Talk” on Protocol Recordings is a high-energy Tech House track that is sure to be a hit in clubs this year, especially for those who just want to enjoy some quality dance music. The multi-talented Swiss/French artist wastes no time getting down to business, opening the track with a bouncy, driving bassline, quickly weaving in percussive synths and the namesake vocal hook.
“Don’t Talk” possesses all the elements for a true dancefloor filler and the requisite sass to match. Whether you’re at the club or your favorite festival stage, Mosimann brings the heat with his 9th single on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings after a 2.5-year break. His last released on the label with Nicky as Monocule with “Time To Save.”
Mosimann is the complete package: a DJ, producer, singer, songwriter, self-taught musician, The Voice TV host, and Gold-certified artist based between Paris, France, and Luzern, Switzerland. He’s always taken great pride in bringing his passion for electronic music from the underground to the masses.
Steadily climbing his way to the top over the past 10 years, he became a regular fixture from worldwide DJ Mag Top 100 and joined the ranks of the top 10 best French DJs, growing a dedicated fan base of 800,000+ on social platforms. On stage, definitely moved by boundless energy, he confidently delivers his House set behind his turntables, drums, vocals, and keyboards.
He’s as able to release club tracks for memorable DJ sets worldwide like his releases on Defected or Cr2, as able to produce mainstream songs for live concerts like his latest single ‘Dancing on my own’ (Sony Music/RCA) which is currently breaking the charts in France. Basically, Mosimann is a real DJ-performer using his creative musician skills with perfection to appear today as an entertainment pioneer in the electronic music industry and also as a brilliant songwriter known notably for his work with French rapper Grand Corps Malade (album “Mesdames” diamond record certified), and many others.
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Nicky Romero Puts His Own Spin On House Tune “To The Floor”
What a story. The Dutch duo Loud’ N Bright sent Nicky Romero their track “To The Floor” as a promo earlier this year, and the Protocol label head liked it so much that he decided to put his own spin on it and let the duo release it. Romero’s edit honors Loud ‘N Bright’s booty-shaking original while adding some high-energy grooves. The track’s driving, bouncy bassline, and catchy vocal riffs make it absolutely perfect for nights getting down in the club. “To The Floor” is in line with Nicky’s recent sonic direction on tracks like “Back To Where We Started” with Afrojack and “For The People” with Third Party, as well as his earlier solo singles such as “Techtronic” and “Myriad.” Municipal Recordings launched in February 2022, so it’s a treat for that young but fast-rising label to welcome Nicky Romero to its growing catalog of releases.
Mouhriz and Olivier performed at the same party when they met each other. Instead of playing solo that night, they decided to play together, and immediately there was chemistry. They began collaborating under the name Loud’ N Bright in 2015, playing different venues in the Netherlands and organizing their club nights. In 2016, they started making music together. Uploaded Progressive- and Future-House remixes on Soundcloud and YouTube resulting in playing at leading festivals in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Denmark. Loud ‘N Bright has managed to stand out from the crowd and gain increasing recognition with their innovative style of rhythmic Tech House. “Our goal is to make a unique sound that people across the world will recognize. We need to work hard to accomplish our goals, but the best thing about it is that we can party a lot along the way.”
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.