Since the beginning of his career, Nicky Romero has had a talent for creating emotive and yet danceable music that stirs deep emotions in the hearts of listeners, and his newest track “Okay” with fellow Dutchmen MARF and singer/songwriter Wulf is a prime example. Opening with soulful vocals and gentle melodies, it takes a gradual incline toward a classic, progressive buildup and a goosebump-inducing drop. The lyrics to “Okay” talk about the importance of checking in on your loved ones, which has become especially relevant to the artists during the pandemic that swept the globe last year. “Okay” follows Nicky’s recent remix for Afrojack & David Guetta’s “Hero.”
“When it comes to the writing and production process, ‘Okay’ was a very special track to work on together with MARF & Wulf. For me, it has become a song close to my heart. During these extraordinary times, the people that are close to me became more important than ever. The message behind ‘Okay’ that we want to spread is that we should check on the people around us more often whether or not things are ‘okay.’ We should show them that we are there for them when they need us. Every line in the song has a deeper meaning, and I can’t wait to perform it live.” – Nicky Romero
“Lately, I feel that the people around us tell each other they are okay, while actually they’re not. We hope that they can open up a little bit more about how they really feel after listening to “Okay,” because no matter how you feel, it is okay!” – MARF
“It is cool to see different musical worlds colliding, and I am very happy with the unique connection I have with Nicky and MARF. We could feel it immediately, and I think you can feel it in the song as well. I already get goosebumps when I think of how “Okay” will sound live at a festival. Wouldn’t it be magical to hear everybody singing ‘together we’ll be okay, we will be okay’?” – Wulf
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 during these unprecedented times in the music industry. With the debut of his ultra-modern “Another World” live stream concept last summer and launch of Monocule alter-ego, Nicky Romero keeps proving his ability to turn into gold everything he touches.
One of the Dutch producer MARF’s recent releases “Sweet Mistake” with KAAZE on Revealed Recordings amassed over 7M streams since its release. Never one to rest on his heels, his latest track “Miss You” with Tungevaag & Sick Individuals is his biggest success so far, having amassed over 11M streams and currently hitting the radio charts in multiple countries across Europe & in the US. MARF has been supported by artists such Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Mike Williams, Sam Feldt, Lucas & Steve, Lost Frequencies, and many more.
Rounding out the single’s pristine vibes is Dutch singer/songwriter Wulf, with seven Top 40 hits to his name, including his collaboration “Summer On You” with Sam Feldt and Lucas & Steve (currently over 70M streams on Spotify alone). In 2019, he released his debut album with the hit “Mind Made Up” (over 25M streams), which stayed in the Top 40 for 15 consecutive weeks. He has also performed live alongside Afrojack during the Grand Final of Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam this year.
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Oliver Tree’s “Miss You” Is The Funniest Music Video In Years
The new music video for Oliver Tree‘s collaboration with DJ and producer Robin Schulz will make you laugh like a drain every time you watch it. Not only that but “Miss You” sounds ridiculously catchy too!
Besides being a singer-songwriter, Oliver is a comedian as well, so it comes naturally for him to interrupt everyone’s boring lives and routines as shown in the visuals. Moreover, it’s quite hilarious how he brings on the chaos at an office, during a soccer match, and also while stealing at a grocery shop.
If you were wondering who is the clown, the correct answer is his alter ego.
As a curious note, the whole clip was directed by the artist himself. Impressively, it includes mouth-to-mouth transitions that allow you to discover a crazy and bizarre world.
When creative minds like Oliver Tree start to think out of the box, the final outcome transcends views and streams. Taking this into account, I can guarantee that “Miss You” is accompanied by one of the funniest music videos in years.
Whether you agree or disagree with this short review, I really hope you enjoy it to the fullest.
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Kohen Teams Up With Mert Can & Garonzos On “Overload”
Kohen is back on Alok’s CONTROVERSIA with his EDM vocal gem “Overload.” The Brazilian artist teamed up with two startup producers: Turkish producer Mert Can, most well known for his successful track “Butterfly Effect,” and India-based Garonzos, who has released on Storm Music Group and Oxytime Records. “Overload” hits with a minimal, riding bassline combined with groovy melodies and surreal, soulful vocals; the result is a production that feels both at home on the dancefloor and on the radio. The release follows Kohen’s recent “Magic Night” with Kenny Musik and his remix for Bhaskar and Yves V’s “Round My Head,” both on CONTROVERSIA. He has already released on labels such as Spinnin’ Records, Musical Freedom, Hexagon, STMPD RCRDS, Sony, Universal Music, and Som Livre.
Throughout his career, Kohen’s music has found homes on labels including CONTROVERSIA, Spinnin’ Records, Musical Freedom, Hexagon, STMPD RCRDS, Sony, Universal Music, and Som Livre. His dynamic style garnered him support from the likes of David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Tiesto, Hardwell, and Alok himself. He’s been releasing on CONTROVERSIA since 2020, when he debuted with his now-hit track “Waiting” (which amassed 2,1M streams on Spotify). Kohen has also remixed Alok’s “Wherever You Go” in collaboration with Bhaskar for an exclusive release with Amazon Music and collaborated with Alok and Lithuanian artist Gaullin in the cover of Era’s “Ameno” (4,3M streams on Spotify). He’s also recently collaborated with Vintage Culture, Liu, Vinne, Felguk, as well as created official remixes for the likes of Martin Garrix, Jason Derulo, Bhaskar, Dubdogz, Vintage Culture, and Cat Dealers. Keep an eye out for more remixes from this talented up-and-comer.
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Alan Walker Remixes R3HAB’s Iconic Hit “All Around The World”
R3HAB recruits his fellow heavyweight Alan Walker for a remix of his iconic hit “All Around The World” with A Touch Of Class from 2019, which remains R3HAB’s most streamed and most certified release to date. It’s a tough act to follow, but the one and only Alan Walker puts a fresh spin on it.
Walker honors the original’s Disco influence and layers in some groovy, euphoric melodies and an energetic breakdown. “All Around The World” first became a hit with A Touch of Class’s release in 2000, and with the return of everything early-aughts, this is the perfect time for a revival so that the hit can rule clubs and festivals around the world (literally) once again.
It’s out on Virgin Records/Universal Music and celebrates half a billion streams of the original version on Spotify alone, with 30 platinum certifications globally and a brand new gold plaque in the US, confirmed a few days ago. Read below what R3HAB and Alan had to say about the opportunity to remix the track:
“My single ‘All Around The World’ recently racked up half a billion streams on Spotify. This is an incredible milestone in my career, and I’m extremely grateful. To celebrate, I’ve asked Alan Walker to work on a new version. Alan is a pioneer, and I’m glad that I trusted him with this as he came up with a refreshing and surprising take. I hope both our fans will like this new approach and will celebrate with us all around the world.” — R3HAB
“When R3HAB asked me to make a remix of this classic, I had to jump on it. I hope my remix gets the Walkers around the world in a party mood, and create new amazing memories on it.” — Alan Walker