Nicky Romero returns to the sound that started it all on his newest track “Duality”, and it’s guaranteed to bring back fond memories of earlier dance music days. “Duality” begins with lush instrumental chords that play over a bassline that gradually escalates the track into its full-blown glory of uplifting, scintillating melodies. The Protocol labelhead built his initial following on tracks like “Duality,” and his skillfulness at creating a progressive house track that feels both nostalgic and modern at the same time is unmatched. This release has been much anticipated by the electronic music community since Nicky premiered it in Jakarta earlier this year, then teased it at Ultra Korea, Ultra Singapore and Spring Awakening in Chicago, so expect to hear this one played out and about wherever your music adventures may take you this summer. “Duality” follows Nicky’s last single “PRTCL” in honor of Protocol Recordings’ 100th track release, and he has more exciting new music coming out soon.
Nicky Romero has progressed from being a young, musical wunderkind to an absolute force to be reckoned with as a DJ, producer, and mogul whose label is at the forefront of modern electronic dance music. With an impressive and lengthy string of hits, from the viral hit-turned-classic “Toulouse” and “Legacy” to “Like Home,” “Lighthouse,” and so many more, Nicky has proved his ability to evolve with the ever-changing landscape of electronic music. Romero’s Protocol Recordings has quickly become a renowned, taste-making imprint with a diverse roster of artists who all have one thing in common – the ability to excellently produce forward-thinking electronic music. Today, Nicky leverages his production prowess by raising up promising talent on Protocol. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for Nicky and the talented members of the Protocol crew!
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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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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.
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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!