Nicky Romero releases his much-anticipated single “Afterglow” with GATTÜSO and Jared Lee as his first of 2022, kicking off the new year with a hopeful track fitting for a new beginning. The Protocol label boss incorporates his trademark sound by opening with subtle instrumentals underneath soulful vocals that ignite a spark of positivity and resilience, which are the themes for the lyrics of “Afterglow.” The melodies gradually build into a seamless progressive crescendo, making it an emotive and yet dance-worthy hit. Nicky first teased the single back in 2019 at The Avicii Tribute Concert in Stockholm and most recently at EDC Las Vegas 2021, keeping his fans hyped for the official release of “Afterglow.” Nicky Romero closed 2021 with his return to Virgin Records/Universal Music with “Why Do I Call” and release of “Your Eyes” with LAMAS (BR) under his dark Monocule side-project.
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, and with his annual “Nicky Romero & Friends” ADE showcase and the launch of Monocule alter-ego, he keeps proving his ability to turn into gold everything he touches.
New York City-based DJ, producer, and remixer GATTÜSO is quickly making a name for himself on the global dance music scene. He hit the ground running in summer 2018 with his first original production, “Who We Are,” and in just over a year’s time, he signed an exclusive record deal with legendary dance music label Ultra Records. Appearing 3 times on Billboard Dance Radio chart, his songs have been streamed over 400M times on Spotify and Apple Music, have been released on Armada, Enhanced Music, Spinnin’ Records, Future House Music, Ultra Records, and have been regularly featured on the top editorial playlists. He has received strong support for his remixes for Sam Feldt and R3HAB, whose hit “Lullaby” with Mike Williams propelled GATTÜSO to the cover of Spotify’s influential “mint” playlist. His collaboration with R3HAB, “Creep,” was the first official Mint Single in the exclusive Spotify Singles series and was featured on 40 New Music Fridays around the world. The song has been streamed over 100M times to date and continues to grow. 2021 was filled with original releases, including successful collaborations with Steve Aoki with MKLA and Aukoustic, DVBBS & Alida, and a second release with Laidback Luke.
Having amassed well over 80M streams online, Boston-born singer, songwriter, and platinum producer Jared Lee is poised to add significantly to those figures this year. Recently, Jared has been writing and producing for a diverse group of globally renowned artists such as Jason Derulo, Jordin Sparks, Michael Bolton, Tiësto, New Hope Club, New Kids On The Block and has been enlisted by some of the world’s top DJs including, Nicky Romero, Markus Schultz, Fedde Le Grand, Laidback Luke, GATTÜSO and CLMD to write or feature as a lead vocalist on their original music. With his signature soulful vocals and unmistakable falsetto, Jared has quickly landed a bevy of song placements across the Television landscape, including NBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN, Showtime, FOX, MTV, and Netflix. His most recent collaborations include “Those Were The Days” with Midnight Kids on RCA Records (Top 10 song on US Dance charts), “Ain’t Deep Enough” with Autograf on Armada Music and “Don’t Wish Your Life Away” for the Blumhouse/SONY film “Fantasy Island,” which he wrote, produced and performed.
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Want Dance Music With Female Vocals? Hear “Krazy” By VASSY
If you’re on the hunt for Dance music with female vocals, your search stops right here. VASSY, the electrifying artist known for her powerful vocals and chart-topping hits, has unleashed her brand new music video for “Krazy.”
There’s no denying it; this is a gift for those who live for the party scene! Additionally, her singing voice steps into the limelight, by injecting the song with a blend of energy and heartfelt emotion.
Most importantly, “Krazy” serves as a reminder that music can be a powerful tool for empowerment, as these lyrics inspire you to be a beacon of strength and confidence. Plus, the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
On the other hand, while it’s true that music appreciation is deeply personal, I still believe that dance music with female vocals sounds better than male vocals because they are more melodic, emotive, and harmonious. Of course, this comes accompanied by songwriting, and the production quality.
In short, “Krazy” will leave you wanting more, so look no further, and explore more options via Spotify through the Best Running Playlist — Top EDM 2023.
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Dance-Pop Sensation Maggie Szabo Delivers Musical “Magic”
In the world of music, some artists possess the extraordinary ability to capture hearts with their melodic charm and lyrical finesse. Maggie Szabo, a name that has been gaining momentum in the Dance-Pop scene, is set to enchant you with her latest video clip for “Magic.”
Known for her incredible singing voice and her innate ability to infuse emotion into her songs, Maggie Szabo has a unique talent for connecting with listeners on a profound level. On top of that, this catchy jam is a collaboration with Passive Attack.
What’s more, the well-written lyrics paint a picture of two souls coming together, overcoming their fears, and experiencing a connection that can only be described as magical. Unquestionably, a great love song to dance to.
From Canada to LA, where she calls home, it’s clear that she always channels her creative vibes into their projects. Indeed, you can feel the real “Magic” in your ears. Just put your headphones on.
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Marten Hørger Returns With Your Next Club Anthem, “Love All Night”
Marten Hørger continues his hot streak of this year’s singles with the new self-released piece “Love All Night,” which perfectly represents his already energetic signature style. The new record begins with plucky melodies underneath a soulful vocal, and the lyrics immediately set the tone for a sultry and dance-worthy gem.
Marten swiftly ups the ante by incorporating deep, growling basslines that will have the crowd stomping, coupled with undulating synths, to hold peak energy throughout the drop. “Love All Night” is a winning combination of appealing vocals, dynamic and groovy rhythms, and danceable beats, making for a future club and festival anthem. It follows the German house maestro’s “Ill Behavior” on Spinnin’ Records, his recent collaboration “The Freaks” with David Guetta, and “Get Real High” with Shift K3Y at Tomorrowland Music.
”’Love All Night’ is a track that holds a special place in my heart. Normally, I write and produce all my songs fully on my own, but for this time I created this tune with a singer and songwriter and every time I perform it, the crowd’s response is just electrifying. I’m so happy about this one.” — Marten Hørger
In 2021/2022, Marten got a lot of acclaim from the music scene with a string of releases on labels like Musical Freedom and Confession, to name a few, and his collaborations with David Guetta, Tchami, DJ Fresch, and many more. In 2021, he was ranked #39 in the 1001 Top Producers ranking and launched his own international tour called “WE’RE BACK,” with several sold-out shows spread across Europe and North America. In addition, Marten was part of the Confession x Nightbass US tour with Tchami, AC Slater, and Habstrakt and managed to establish his sound worldwide, a sound that the famous DJ Mag simply describes as “The Future.” Today, Marten Hørger is Beatport’s one of best-selling house artists, and his music can be heard on radio stations like BBC Radio 1, Diplo’s Revolution via Sirius XM, Tomorrowland One World Radio, Apple’s Beats One, Australia’s Triple J, as well as 1LIVE – one of Germany’s biggest radio stations where Marten is a part of their famous 1LIVE DJ Session series. He is also supported by some of the world’s biggest DJs and is featured all over the TV and in the cinema. His worldwide touring schedule includes 100 shows per year, including mainstage performances at Tomorrowland, and EDC Las Vegas, as well as festival appearances at Glastonbury, Burning Man, Shambhala, and Fusion, as well as appearances at venues from Ushuaia Ibiza to the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and many more. With the release of ‘Love All Night,’ Marten has created his own anthem for his upcoming ‘Come Together’ tour, which takes him to 10 stops all over the United States. Being a truly inventive and emotional person in his creative process, Marten will continue to do his very own thing and create great memories with his listeners and fans all over the world.