Maestro Nicky Romero debuts his alter ego with the new ‘Monocule Volume 1’ EP, which is out on his imprint Protocol Recordings. Throughout his illustrious career, Nicky has become synonymous with cutting edge progressive music and has since experimented with dance-pop crossover styles and more. Monocule is a brand new moniker that is dedicated to his passion for deeper, underground vibes. The EP’s first track “Time to Save”, produced together with Nicky’s Dutch fellow Tim van Werd and Protocol’s veteran Mosimann, has a decidedly darker vibe than the usual Protocol tracks, with growling basslines and emotive vocals by the Frenchman himself. “Close To Me” delivers cinematic melodies overtop a deep bassline and breathy lyrical overlays. At the same time, the final track, “Waiting For You” evokes memories of grooving on dark dance floors before the global pandemic. Read more from Nicky about his exciting new project below:
“Monocule is a brand new alias of mine, which lets me express my never-ending love for deeper classic progressive house vibes. During these uncertain times, it feels really good to lock myself up in the studios and work with a different spectrum of sounds. I’m excited to finally share my first single and EP with the world as Monocule and more than happy to have Tim van Werd & Mosimann being part of this inaugural release! Sky’s the limit for Monocule, so I’m stoked about this new sonic journey.” – Nicky Romero
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After taking the world by storm with early hits such as ‘Legacy’ (with Krewella) and #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 David Guetta, Mike Williams & Amba Shepherd, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, W&W, DallasK & XYLØ, Timmy Trumpet and Steve Aoki & Kiiara to remixes for the likes of 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. He recently debuted his ultra-modern “Another World” live stream concept this summer, and now announced the Monocule project. Romero has proved again his ability to evolve with the times, so keep an eye out for what’s next from him and the Protocol crew!
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Electro Wow Guest Mix: subduxtion
subduxtion brings together an exclusive guest mix for Electro Wow. The talented DJ and music producer strikes back with an energizing and powerful mix featuring the best Progressive House tracks from impressive acts alongside some hits of his own.
Following the highly acclaimed release of his EP ‘Rezone’, the DJ has kept busy working on new music as well as curating hot mixes for his weekly radio show ‘Dark Signals Radio.’
Now, he introduces this special guest mix that will surely become an instant favorite. Press play and enjoy this amazing musical journey guided by subduxtion’s unparalleled style.
1. Robert Babicz – Dubtek 1 (Original Mix)
2. Midnight Traffic – Unseen Locations (Original Mix)
3. Lee Holman – Rumours of My Deep Demise (Original Mix)
4. subduxtion – Enigma (Original Mix)
5. Kajis, Movement Machina – Zone (Mike Koglin Remix)
6. Del Fonda – Come Closer (Original Mix)
7. Two Are – In The Sky (Original Mix)
8. Carl Weller – Trippin’ (Extended Mix)
9. subduxtion – Lust (Original Mix)
10. Nicco (N.D) – No More (Refresh Remix)
11. Sam Hopgood (Emergence (Hobin Rude Remix)
12. Kostyn Outta – Falcon (Original Mix)
13. subduxtion – Seek (Original Mix)
14. Basil O’Glue – Nostos (Original Mix)
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Timmo Hendriks Releases Emotive Progressive House Tune “Lonely World”
Timmo Hendriks returns to Protocol Recordings with another deep progressive gem titled “Lonely World,” which demonstrates his sonic style perfectly. The Dutch producer opens with cinematic, undulating melodies and soulful vocals that evoke a hopeful feeling, while cavernous basslines add the right amount of depth to this otherwise emotive track. “Lonely World” proves once again that Hendriks’s dynamic production style can feel right at home for both the club and festival circuit, as well as easy radio play. No wonder why it’s Hendriks’s 25th single release on Nicky Romero’s label. The new single follows Timmo’s “I Need To Know” from August with Scott Forshaw vs. JJ Beck and Sam Welch, and such great collaborations from the past as “Into The Light” with Nicky Romero and “Keep Me Close” with Jeffrey Sutorius (both are rapidly approaching 6M combined streams).
Founded by Nicky Romero, Protocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative house music; it boasts a roster of heavy-hitters complemented with immensely talented up-and-comers, all with a diverse range of sounds that are guaranteed to light up a dance floor. Dutch artist Timmo Hendriks first made his debut on the label with 2018’s “In My Head,” with Lennart Schroot, followed by “Thinking About You” as part of Protocol’s “Miami 2019” EP, which has garnered almost 4M streams on Spotify. His next releases, such as “Magical” with Lindequist, “By Your Side” with Jordan Grace, or “Be Alright” with Marc Benjamin, continued to show increased energy and a more mature production style, which resulted in more great collaborations such as “Into The Light” with Nicky Romero, “Hold Me Down” with Marc Benjamin and VY•DA, “Remember” with Stadiumx, as well as “Keep Me Close” with Jeffrey Sutorius. He has become a household name and veteran of the Protocol team. Keep an eye out for what’s next.
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Almero Unveils Progressive House Single “Outer Love” On Protocol
French producer Almero is back on Protocol Recordings with his next single on the label, a deep progressive gem titled “Outer Love.” The track perfectly exemplifies his signature style, opening with cinematic and undulating melodies underneath emotive vocals and a groovy, underground-oriented bassline. The artist’s talent lies in creating tracks that feel cathartic and dreamy yet upbeat and dancefloor-friendly and, just as his previous releases, “Outer Love” strikes home perfectly. Almero’s recent releases on Protocol include this summer’s “Come Back Again” and “So Much Love” with Nicky Romero earlier this year, among many others.
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. Stay tuned for more releases coming from Almero and more of the Protocol artists.