Florian Picasso is closing out 2018 on Protocol Recordings with a massive release in the form of his new track “Hikari”. Meaning “light” in Japanese, the track is certainly befitting of that title with its bright, life-giving sound. Warm on-beat synth chords immediately introduce us to the uplifting progression at the heart of this track. A delectable plucked riff with a gorgeous vocal synth bolstering its beautiful melody. A big snare build thrusts us to the drop where a joyous, stuttered take on this lead melody plays out through big trance chords and thick, buzzing bass. The main break twists and turns these superbly scintillating melodies further, launching us into one final fist-pumping, pyrotechnic-laden drop. Slick, brilliantly honed production galvanizes this excellent track, marking another hit for Florian. “Hikari” is Picasso’s third track in a month after “Glitch” on Protocol and “The Answer” on Spinnin’, all of which have announced his comeback in style. Making his mark once again with this hot new cut, he has shown that he is back for good and that 2019 is going to be a huge year for him.
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Since its founding in 2012, Protocol Recordings has grown from a record label to a truly multi-faceted household brand in electronic music–but they’re still only getting started. Nicky Romero created Protocol to be a place of camaraderie between forward-thinking artists, always daring to break the mold through innovative sounds and the development of emerging artists. Protocol’s ethos has lead to immense success with their family of talent, including Raiden, Maximals, Tom Tyger, Florian Picasso, Sunstars and many more. The Protocol crew can always be counted on for cutting-edge new music, melding a variety of genres for exciting and unexpected sounds. In 2015, Protocol gave young newcomer Florian Picasso his first major break, releasing his superb “Origami” on an unsuspecting world. Later re-released with a vocal as “Want It Back (Origami)”, the anthemic track picked up millions of plays and became his most popular solo single. Since then, the bond between Protocol and Picasso grew even more, with the release of “Only For Your Love” with Nicky Romero, “Hanabi” with Raiden, and several performances at Protocol shows. Picasso’s impeccable track record this year has set the scene for the next phase in his ever-exciting journey.
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Sigala & MNEK’s “Radio” Is Definitely Fun Dance Music
This new song called “Radio” is a taste of Sigala‘s upcoming second album, ‘Every Cloud,’ set to release in spring 2023. To put it simply, fun dance music with an irresistible beat that will make you want to move.
The recent collaboration came together quickly and effortlessly, with MNEK writing the lyrics and recording the vocals in just 20 minutes. According to Sigala, working alongside the talented singer was like being in the presence of a real genius.
What’s more, the London-based producer has nothing but praise for MNEK, who he has been a fan of since his college days.
Curiously enough, the production of “Radio” is kept uncomplicated, with a focus on keeping the jam true to its roots in the early 2000s and late ’90s music. Plus, the accompanying visuals showcase a unique love story.
It’s impressive how Sigala’s dedication to preserving the sounds of the past while incorporating them into his work is evident here. As clear as glass, fun dance music with old-school vibes remains relevant even today.
If you are looking for an entertaining track to add to your collection, “Radio” is a perfect choice. Period.
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Le Youth Launches ‘About Us’ Tour And New Song “Lost”
Fondly referred to as “the people’s DJ” by his most loyal fans, Le Youth is proud to welcome you to the ‘About Us’ experience, a new conceptual run of tour dates designed to bring people together, create intimate moments, and remove the literal and figurative separation between himself and his fans. ‘About Us’ will embody everything Le Youth is at his core: unapologetically himself and fearless when challenging the status quo. For tickets and more info on the recently-announced first leg of the tour, click here.
These won’t be your typical DJ sets. The ‘About Us’ shows will feature Le Youth firmly planted in the crowd (where logistically possible) and attendees will find themselves immersed in a unique setting where they are as much a part of the experience as Le Youth himself. With an all-new production set-up (at the larger events) one time only city-exclusive merchandise and much more, every ‘About Us’ show will encourage fans to leave their inhibitions at the door for a night of unforgettable, unfiltered, intimate musical memories like none other.
“It’s not about me, it’s about us,” he passionately states, accentuating that without you, Le Youth wouldn’t and couldn’t be who/what it is today. With the release of his debut album last year and the culmination of a 3-year sonic journey, combined with a global touring schedule, 2023 will bring Le Youth closer to his fans and community than ever before.
Ushering in a new year of infinite possibilities, Le Youth is proud to kick things off with a brand-new collaboration with Jerro. Featuring vocalist Lizzy Land, “Lost” is out now via This Never Happened.
“Lost” is everything fans have come to expect from Le Youth, uninhibited bliss and creative expression manifested into musical form. The LA-based artist and Jerro combine for a soul-stirring arrangement that radiates warmth. Lizzy Land’s vocals gently embrace the listener’s senses, generating a sense of profound nostalgia while delicately intertwining with a soft, heart-warming bed of instrumentals. Firmly entrenched as a household name in the melodic house genre, Le Youth’s consistent quality is without question.
Stay tuned for About Us Pt 2. and much more music to come.
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Feel-Good Hit Alert: Steve Aoki, Regard & mazie Drop “New York”
The EDM world is about to be rocked with the latest collaboration between Steve Aoki, Regard, and mazie. The trio creates a feel-good anthem for the city of “New York,” something that will entice listeners everywhere!
Prepare to enjoy a fresh production that combines delicious beats, nostalgic vibes, and sincere lyrics. Definitely, the unparalleled production styles from these two geniuses with mazie’s velvet-like soft vocals are sure to get you singing along.
Indeed, her voice is truly mesmerizing, with a rich, warm, and well-rounded tone that is not harsh or overly aggressive.
In my opinion, I believe that this release is one of the most significant in the Dance-Pop genre for this month. And, of course, it also has the potential to be played on radio stations.
Furthermore, the original lyrics express confusion and frustration in a relationship where the partner only wants to be together at parties and is not showing commitment. Eventually, “New York” is the place to discuss the future of the relationship and clear the doubts.
Overall. the standout feature of the new music video is undoubtedly the futuristic party scene, featuring Steve Aoki as a holographic DJ. This is just a glimpse of what tomorrow’s celebrations will be like…