LISTEN NOW: Paul van Dyk & FUENKA Join Forces On “Artefact”
Globally renowned DJ/producer Paul van Dyk returns with the third single from his 11th studio album, ‘The Record.’ Progressive House fans will go nuts when they hear “Artefact,” a collaboration of epic proportions with UK duo FUENKA.
Transcending with almost every single release, both artists bring you a memorable instrumental piece. Thanks to its high-quality arrangements and driving nature, I think “Artefact” can easily shake up big festivals.
If you’re ready to take a sonic trip to the late 90s just press play down here.
Certainly, there’s something cinematic and cutting-edge about its sound design. Therefore, I can’t imagine how impressive it will be when heard live.
Meanwhile, close your eyes in order to feel layers upon layers of Progressive goodness as it builds to a massive crescendo. Additionally, hard-hitting synths invite you to throw your hands up in the air.
Beyond question, Paul van Dyk is constantly innovating and that’s the reason why he has gone quite far in the industry.
Believe it or not, his weekly VONYC Sessions radio show recently passed its 820th episode. And I’m sure more surprises are on the way.
So, stay tuned on his socials!
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Almero Hits The Feels With New Progressive Cut “Back Together”
If you’ve ever made a mistake that ended in a breakup, Almero has a track for you in the form of his new single “Back Together.” The French producer returns to Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings with his emotive Progressive House record, which combines catchy lyrics with rhythmic melodies for an addicting sonic journey. Opening with ethereal vocals and a riding bassline, Almero quickly weaves in progressive leads for a unique sound that is both uplifting and deep, emotionally stirring and dancefloor-worthy. The track’s versatility as a festival anthem or one you sing to in the shower is a testament to Almero’s prowess as a producer. “Back Together” follows his previous Protocol releases, such as “Take Off” from October 2022, September’s “Outer Love,” and earlier “So Much Love” with Nicky Romero himself.
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, to name only a few. Stay tuned for more releases coming from Almero and more of the Protocol artists.
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Nytrix Releases Self-Sung Haunting Prog House Single “Midnight”
Nytrix returns to Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak with his stunning new single “Midnight,” featuring LINK, a dark Progressive House gem that positions the LA-based artist as both a strong producer and talented vocalist. “Midnight” opens with a combination of breathy, ethereal vocals and ominous melodies, leaving the listener wondering as to the genre of this boundary-breaking track. Nytrix picks up the pace with an undulating bassline that gives the production dancefloor credibility while maintaining the feeling of driving down a windy road on an ocean cliff at night with its hauntingly beautiful danger. Following a recent release on Dim Mak, “Midnight” continues to prove Nytrix’s power as a multitalented and multifaceted artist.
Nytrix caught the attention of the electronic music scene in 2015 when his first single – “Take Me Higher,” peaked at #7 on the Billboard Dance Chart for an astonishing 13 weeks, and he hasn’t let it go since. As a DJ, producer, and vocalist with a genre-bending music catalog ranging from melodic dubstep to various bass and electro-house recordings, Nytrix seamlessly fuses genres together for a sound that’s all his own. His music has found a home on labels such as NCS, Monstercat, Dim Mak, Proximity, and more, and he’s currently gained a viral imprint of over 100M streams, which is steadily growing. In fact, 4 of his past releases have also been featured on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart (all reached Top 10) and spent 51 weeks on the chart altogether. Nytrix has also had live performances and DJ sets that toured internationally through China, the UK, Canada, and the U.S. and has continuously delivered powerful records that have resonated with fans around the world. He’s only going up from here.
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LABRNTH — New Cutting Edge Label 1st Release From Fancy Inc & Chemical Surf
Brazilian powerhouse duos Fancy Inc and Chemical Surf team up for their new track “Darkness” on a brand new, cutting-edge record label. Meet LABRNTH, an imprint focusing on startup and established artists sitting on the side of the sonic so-called “mainstream,” and it’s the only labyrinth you’ll want to stay in once you lose yourself within it.
Formed by a collective of very successful group of artists, artist managers, and managing directors with over 50 collective years in the business and over 5 billion streams within releases they written and A&Red, LABRNTH was built with the expertise to succeed. “Darkness” is a strong premiere release; opening with haunting vocals and undulating melodies, the strong progressive bassline kicks in for some underground dancefloor appeal.
With Fancy Inc. and Chemical Surf’s stellar debut and LABRNTH’s next single dropping soon, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for them this year.
“We’re proud to be the first release on the new music label LABRNTH. Our new track – “Darkness” is our collaboration with the talented musicians Chemical Surf and vocalist Magnus. They are brilliant artists and real friends, so the entire production process was a true labor of love. Through our production with Chemical Surf and Magnus’ outstanding vocals, we pushed ourselves to bring our audience the best possible performance, and we hope they agree. Cheers to a new year, a new label, and all new music in 2023.” — Fancy Inc
Coming from the south of Brazil, the music producer duo Matheus Rodrigues and Adriano Dub, aka Fancy Inc formed in 2014. They reached notoriety in 2019, an extremely prolific year for them due to a steady stream of hit releases. From “My Girl” in partnership with Vintage Culture, which reached #1 on the Beatport Dance Chart, to “In The Dark,” which reached #1 on the US Billboard Dance Chart and has been certified Platinum twice, to “Say My Name” with Bruno Be. Only these 3 tracks garnered more than 50M plays collectively across all digital platforms. Climbing the charts and having support from the main players in the market, Fancy Inc became a reference in the scene for popularizing the progressive house genre in Brazil. It’s impossible not to recognize the duo’s signature style when listening to their music, which led to invitations to officially remix David Guetta (Warner), Becky Hill (Universal), Joel Correy & MNEK (Atlantic), and Robin Schulz (Warner) to name a few. In addition to working with the biggest labels, in 2021 they released their single “Free” in collaboration with Vintage Culture and Roland Clark. In less than 2 weeks, the track reached the #1 spot on Beatport’s main chart.
Brazilian brother duo Luca and Hugo Sanches are together behind Chemical Surf which has become known for their high energy and rhythmic style. They have recently worked with Kaskade, Steve Aoki and put their own spin on MEDUZA’s “Tell It To My Heart” and many others. Prior to releasing on LABRNTH, Chemical Surf’s music has found a home on labels such as Dim Mak, Spinnin’ Records, STMPD RCRDS, Musical Freedom, Armada, Sony, and Warner, to name a few. Chemical Surf challenges the electronic music status quo by breaking the lines between genres. With high musical sensibility. Keep an eye out for more coming from these talented rising stars very soon.