Iconic veterans Nicky Romero and Deniz Koyu team up once again, this time for their newest release “Destiny” out on Romero’s Protocol Recordings imprint. Both artists return to their roots on the track inspired by their classic vocal progressive house sound that took the world by storm in the EDM explosion of the early 2010s. With a soft opening focused on instrumentals and soulful vocals by Swedish singer Alexander Tidebrink, “Destiny” evolves into an uplifting drop with soaring melodies that are born for large scale festival stages. In fact, Nicky played it in his sets as the closing track since Tomorrowland 2019. Deniz and Nicky first teamed up in 2018 on their hit track “Paradise” ft. Walk Off The Earth, which amassed over 30M streams on Spotify alone. “Destiny” follows Romero’s highly anticipated “Redefine” EP and single “Stay.” On the flip side, Koyu recently released original singles, such as “Feel It” on Tiësto’s Musical Freedom, and “Enemy” on Martin Garrix’s STMPD RCRDS.
[maxbutton id=”2″ url=”http://prot.cl/destiny” ]
Nicky Romero has quickly progressed from a young musical prodigy to one of the most prolific names in modern dance music. He is not only a talented DJ and producer but also the label mogul of Protocol Recordings and a mentor to the up-and-coming artists whose careers he helps to cultivate. Romero’s resume is an impressive and lengthy string of hits, including classic originals and collaborations with artists including Avicii, Calvin Harris, Krewella, ZEDD, and more. His radio show “Protocol Radio” receives over 40M listeners every week across over 100 FM radio stations worldwide. Deniz Koyu is a dance music veteran who has helped to shape the landscape of progressive and electro house music as it is today with iconic club hits such as “Tung! “, “Bong” and many more. His work also included high-profile remixes of Alesso’s “Is That For Me” and The Chainsmokers’ “Young.” Both Romero and Koyu have evolved with the constantly changing landscape of electronic music while staying true to their roots. A collaboration from these two is always a special treat, and we can only hope there are more in the future!
CONNECT WITH NICKY ROMERO NOW!
Ali Bakgor & Vessbroz Debut On Protocol With Progressive Gem “Insincere”
Turkish artist Ali Bakgor debuts on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings with his new track “Insincere,” a Progressive House gem with Vessbroz, featuring J.O.Y. It’s captivating from its cinematic opening notes, with cinematic melodies floating atop undulating, deep progressive basslines. J.O.Y’s voice gives an emotive edge, while Ali Bakgor and Vessbroz’s seamless production skills give “Insincere” dancefloor-worthy credentials. Bakgor has earlier remixed the likes of Tujamo or Ofenbach & Feder, while Vessbroz has already collaborated with Juicy M, Chris Willis, and more. They even scored a spot on the Billboard Chart’s Top 40 with their debut album.
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. Ali Bakgor first made waves with his official remix of “Say What You Wanna” for Tujamo, as well as his official releases “Dark Side,” “Over U,” and “Wait No More” under the record label FRQNCY. His singles “Silence” and “Wonder” were heavily supported by Tiësto, EDX, Don Diablo, Martin Garrix, and Sam Feldt, setting a promising stage for his career. Always trying to look to the future of music, Bakgor released on Spinnin’, Sony, Universal Music, CONTROVERSIA, Soave, and Madworks. His songs are featured in more than 3,000 playlists around the world, such as Spotify’s Mint, New Music Friday, Lowkey Tech, Hit Dance, and Night Rider.
CONNECT WITH ALI BAKGOR NOW!
World’s 6th Most Supported Producer Mr. Sid Teams Up With Choujaa For “Physical”
The newest release from the Protocol Recordings camp comes from Mr. Sid, the world’s 6th most supported artist by 1001tracklists in 2021, and a Moroccan producer Choujaa, both returning to Nicky Romero’s label with a single release. “Physical” is a sultry progressive track to soundtrack your next night out, opening with organic melodies that build into reverberating, deep basslines, and the vocal performance by LYZZ serves as the icing on the cake so that “Physical” is both groovy and spicy. The track follows up Mr. Sid & Choujaa’s previous collaboration from this year “Why Do I Feel This,” and Mr. Sid’s earlier single on Protocol “Techno,” with Teamworx and George Z, which was the label’s 200th release.
Founded by Nicky Romero in 2012, 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, Timmo Hendriks, Marc Benjamin and Nicky Romero himself, to name a few. Mr. Sid has some heavy-hitting collaborations under his belt already, including remixing Armin van Buuren’s “Mr. Navigator” and having a slew of original singles on Hexagon, Mixmash, Revealed, Skink, and more. On the other hand, rising talent Choujaa is known for his unique fusion of old-school groove with modern progressive house. These two are proving to be a winning pair, so stay tuned for future releases coming soon!
Marcus Santoro’s Progressive House Gem “Goodbye” Ft. 88Birds
Marcus Santoro returns to Protocol Recordings with his new single “Goodbye,” recorded in collaboration with 88Birds. The track combines all the elements of a Progressive House gem, from upbeat undulating melodies to a driving bassline that transitions perfectly from the radio to the dancefloor. “Goodbye” is his second release on Nicky Romero’s label of the year, directly following “Salvation” with Timmo Hendriks and Able Faces. 88Birds is the artist name of Amsterdam-based singer/songwriter Ira Kustovska, who under a different alias has previously worked with Dosem, Ruben de Ronde, Estiva, Tom Staar, Tim Mason, Cosmic Gate, and Marcus Santoro on their earlier collaboration. Stay tuned for more coming from Santoro on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings!
Marcus Santoro joined Protocol Recordings in 2019 with his remix of Nicky Romero’s “My Way,” followed by the first single release “Shine,” in collaboration with Sentinel. His career got a massive kickstart when his single “There Is Only You” topped the Beatport trance charts and received a phenomenal three plays in a row from Above & Beyond on their Group Therapy radio show – landing Marcus a guest appearance on the show a few weeks later. Afterward, his remix for Shapov & Trouze’s “The Way” on Axtone gained traction from artists and fans alike, leading to more releases on Enhanced, Armada, and Flashover. Since then on Protocol, Santoro has released “Out of My Head” together with Faderx, “Faces” and “Blackout” ft. Lauren L’aimant. Santoro closed out the past year strong with “A New Day” EP.