American startup duo Faybl‘s newest release – “Island,“ will take you back to the cathartic, high-energy dance anthems of the early 2010s in the best way possible. The duo’s signature sound is on stunning display with the new track, which opens with soulful vocals belting out heartfelt lyrics like “even if it hurts, even if the tides turn violent, I will be your island.” Faybl slowly build into a goosebump-inducing drop full of big room energy and soaring melodies that make this gem into a tearjerker on the festival stage. Whether you’re a newbie to the scene or a tried and true veteran, this track about offering support to each other during hard times is sure to ignite your emotions and your dancing shoes. Read on for the artists’ inspiration behind the track:
“In a time when many people in our lives and around the world are facing a lot of adversity, we feel it’s more important than ever to emphasize being there to build up and support your friends and loved ones. Much of our current culture is so focused on showing what we have and trying to present the best versions of ourselves that we can often neglect building sound support systems and making sure we participate in supporting those we care about. We wanted to create a house tune with influences from artists like Illenium and Seven Lions to create an emotional yet powerful and fresh take on progressive house and festival culture. We hope this song will inspire people to reach out to their friends and family and remind them how much they appreciate them. Life is short, and we often take the life and people we have while trying to chase something else for granted. We first played this song at the end of our set at Red Rocks opening for Illenium, which is a venue that we had been dreaming of playing from the moment we started making music. With the incredible crowd response, we decided that it should be the song to kick off 2022 with this new sound.”
Faybl is a US-based duo out of Denver, Colorado, already making waves with fans and industry tastemakers alike. “Island” is their 7th release ever, with their most popular single to date being “Love Runs Cold.” This past summer, they opened for Illenium at the storied Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, where they played “Island” live for the first time. Faybl’s journey has just begun, so ride along on their adventure by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
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Electro Wow Guest Mix: subduxtion
subduxtion brings together an exclusive guest mix for Electro Wow. The talented DJ and music producer strikes back with an energizing and powerful mix featuring the best Progressive House tracks from impressive acts alongside some hits of his own.
Following the highly acclaimed release of his EP ‘Rezone’, the DJ has kept busy working on new music as well as curating hot mixes for his weekly radio show ‘Dark Signals Radio.’
Now, he introduces this special guest mix that will surely become an instant favorite. Press play and enjoy this amazing musical journey guided by subduxtion’s unparalleled style.
1. Robert Babicz – Dubtek 1 (Original Mix)
2. Midnight Traffic – Unseen Locations (Original Mix)
3. Lee Holman – Rumours of My Deep Demise (Original Mix)
4. subduxtion – Enigma (Original Mix)
5. Kajis, Movement Machina – Zone (Mike Koglin Remix)
6. Del Fonda – Come Closer (Original Mix)
7. Two Are – In The Sky (Original Mix)
8. Carl Weller – Trippin’ (Extended Mix)
9. subduxtion – Lust (Original Mix)
10. Nicco (N.D) – No More (Refresh Remix)
11. Sam Hopgood (Emergence (Hobin Rude Remix)
12. Kostyn Outta – Falcon (Original Mix)
13. subduxtion – Seek (Original Mix)
14. Basil O’Glue – Nostos (Original Mix)
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Timmo Hendriks Releases Emotive Progressive House Tune “Lonely World”
Timmo Hendriks returns to Protocol Recordings with another deep progressive gem titled “Lonely World,” which demonstrates his sonic style perfectly. The Dutch producer opens with cinematic, undulating melodies and soulful vocals that evoke a hopeful feeling, while cavernous basslines add the right amount of depth to this otherwise emotive track. “Lonely World” proves once again that Hendriks’s dynamic production style can feel right at home for both the club and festival circuit, as well as easy radio play. No wonder why it’s Hendriks’s 25th single release on Nicky Romero’s label. The new single follows Timmo’s “I Need To Know” from August with Scott Forshaw vs. JJ Beck and Sam Welch, and such great collaborations from the past as “Into The Light” with Nicky Romero and “Keep Me Close” with Jeffrey Sutorius (both are rapidly approaching 6M combined streams).
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. 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 garnered almost 4M 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, which resulted in more great collaborations such as “Into The Light” with Nicky Romero, “Hold Me Down” with Marc Benjamin and VY•DA, “Remember” with Stadiumx, as well as “Keep Me Close” with Jeffrey Sutorius. He has become a household name and veteran of the Protocol team. Keep an eye out for what’s next.
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Almero Unveils Progressive House Single “Outer Love” On Protocol
French producer Almero is back on Protocol Recordings with his next single on the label, a deep progressive gem titled “Outer Love.” The track perfectly exemplifies his signature style, opening with cinematic and undulating melodies underneath emotive vocals and a groovy, underground-oriented bassline. The artist’s talent lies in creating tracks that feel cathartic and dreamy yet upbeat and dancefloor-friendly and, just as his previous releases, “Outer Love” strikes home perfectly. Almero’s recent releases on Protocol include this summer’s “Come Back Again” and “So Much Love” with Nicky Romero earlier this year, among many others.
Founded by Nicky Romero, Protocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative electronic dance music. It boasts a roster of heavy-hitters, complemented with immensely talented up-and-comers such as Thomas Gold, Deniz Koyu, Teamworx, Futuristic Polar Bears, Trilane, Marcus Santoro, Stadiumx, Tim van Werd, and Nicky Romero himself, to name a few. All with a diverse range of sounds that are guaranteed to light up a dance floor. Almero is already making waves; he debuted on Protocol in 2020 with “They Don’t Know” with CAMARDA and then followed with “Focus” with DØBER, 2021’s “Good Old Days” with CAMARDA, “Run” with Teamworx, and solo singles “Do Again” and “Midnight Love.” He has additional releases on Universal Music, Spinnin’ Records, Anjunabeats, Smash The House, Hexagon, and has earned support from Hardwell, Sander van Doorn, Nicky Romero, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Blasterjaxx, and Thomas Gold. Stay tuned for more releases coming from Almero and more of the Protocol artists.