Nicky Romero gears up for summertime with his new EP ‘Perception,’ featuring four tracks that showcase his sonic direction for the festival season. Fans will recognize “Lose My Mind” and “Pressure” as released earlier this year and featured in his Ultra Music Festival main stage set, which are accompanied in the compilation by brand new tracks “Hear Me Now” and “Work My Body.” Opening with soulful vocals and resonating bass, “Hear Me Now” has a distinct Tech-House influence with a twist of old-school Garage. Next up is “Work My Body,” which takes a more down and dirty approach to the same vein of sound with catchy vocal riffs and grimy synths. Nicky Romero has displayed many different sides of himself through artistic expression, from his big-room progressive days to his underground alter ego Monocule, and now he’s returning to his OG roots with dynamic house productions.
“Over the past years, I’ve been producing different kinds of genres within dance music. At the beginning of 2022, I went back to my roots and started to try out producing more groovy and housey tracks. When I could play Ultra Music Festival again this year as the first major festival after two years, I wanted to drop “Pressure,” “Lose My Mind,” and “Work My Body” to see the main stage crowd’s reaction. The reception of these three tracks was truly amazing, so I couldn’t wait to go back to the studio to work on more music, and this is when I produced “Hear Me Now,” which perfectly concludes the ‘Perception’ EP“ — Nicky Romero
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.
Nicky Romero’s forthcoming dates:
May 28 – Emporium 2022 – Wijchen, Netherlands
Jun 05 – BigCityBeats World Club Dome – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Jun 17 – Nova SD – San Diego, CA
Jun 18 – Academy LA – Los Angeles, CA
Jun 19 – Wet Republic – Las Vegas, NV
Jun 21 – Shrine Nightclub – Mashantucket, CT
Jun 24 – Escapade Music Festival 2022 – Ottawa South, ON
Jul 08 – Plaja Neversea – Constanţa, Romania
Jul 08-10 – Ultra Europe 2022 – Split, Croatia
Jul 15-17 – Tomorrowland – Boom, Belgium
Jul 24 – Sunrise Festival 2022 – Kołobrzeg, Poland
Jul 30 – Théâtre de Plein Air – Parc Expo – Colmar, France
Jul 31 – Tomorrowland – Boom, Belgium
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Discover Why EDM Producer BlackLight Is Ready To Set The Dance World On Fire
BlackLight continues his quest to dominate the dance floor with massive club tracks. Known as a man of multiple talents, he’s also an exceptional songwriter and performer who self-produces his own work via his record label, Plurred Vision Records.
Not to mention, his ravenous appetite for upbeat music and technology makes innovation a key part of his signature sound. Literally, all of his productions meld into a dynamic beat while exploring a broad range of electronic music genres.
The new banger, “Hypnotized With The Night” will be officially released on July 29th. Described as an irrefutable masterpiece in Tech House, BlackLight hopes to transcend all borders within the dance world.
Nevertheless, the good thing is that it’s available for pre-order on Beatport.
“This is a hot tune with banging beats draped in Tech House melody and embellished with a deep hypnotizing thrill capable of shaking a listener’s internal organs.” — BlackLight
Obsessively focused on sound design, he shaped his aesthetics around complex constructions in perfect combination with devilish vocals. Dense textures and pounding drops take you to another dimension where the party is non-stop.
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Tim Baresko & G. Felix Present Unique Tech House Single “Come Here”
Tim Baresko makes a strong debut on Alok’s CONTROVERSIA with his latest single “Come Here” in collaboration with Brazilian artist G. Felix. The track sits at the crossroads of underground and commercial sounds, fusing ethereal vocals with a driving bassline and deep, groovy melodies. With influences of Tech House and Progressive/Melodic house, Baresko and G. Felix seamlessly create an approachable and yet far from mainstream sound. “Come Here” follows several exciting releases on CONTROVERSIA already this summer, including the 6th volume of his “CONTROVERSIA by Alok” compilation series.
Before coming to CONTROVERSIA, French producer Tim Baresko’s music has found a home on labels such as Toolroom, Sola, Rawthentic, or Atlantic Records, and caught the industry’s eye with his “All I Need” collab with Shiba San on Defected. Tim Baresko has already played in Belgium, USA, UK, Japan, Italy, Turkey, Germany, Ukraine, Spain, Russia, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, and his home country of France. G. Felix has more than a decade of music under his belt, with style easily recognized through its “fat basslines” and heavy vocals influenced by Funk, Soul, and Disco. His recent release “Best I Ever Had” on Repopulate Mars reached #9 on Beatport’s Tech House Chart and #24 overall. This popularity led him to become Brazil’s #1 artist and the 56th most popular artist in the world. G. Felix has toured in several countries, such as the United States, Mozambique, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Paraguay. Keep an eye out for more music from these two and the other artists of CONTROVERSIA.
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Lukas Vane Brings Funky Tech House Vibes With New Single “Falling”
Lukas Vane returns to Protocol Recordings with his first solo single on the label – “Falling,” a solid Tech-House production that’s perfect for groovy nights on the dancefloor. The track opens with soulful vocals that lead the way into funky melodies and a bouncy, kick drum-driven beat. “Falling” brings both emotive and club-friendly elements to the forefront of the sonic journey, making it a perfect follow-up to “Push It,” which was Vane’s debut release on Protocol earlier this year in collaboration with FAULHABER. Prior to joining Nicky Romero’s imprint, Vane worked with Tujamo on “Drop It,” which amassed over 41M streams on Spotify, and released on such labels as Spinnin’ Records, HEXAGON, Smash The House, 8ball, and more.
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. Lukas Vane has always had a passion for music. It all started with music and theater lessons; at the age of 15, he laid his hands on a Pioneer midi-controller and played for days in his bedroom. A year later, he was playing at clubs throughout the country and started doing shows in Spain, Belgium, Greece, and the United States. Thus far, his music has been supported by artists such as Tiesto, David Guetta, Nicky Romero, Afrojack, Showtek, and Hardwell. Recently he participated in a Dutch TV show, “House of Talent,” which was designed to showcase rising talent and help them grow. The audience fell in love with Vane’s personality and day-to-day life, creating an enormous fanbase for the young artist within the Netherlands. Vane is surely bound for big things for the rest of this year, so stay tuned for more new tracks coming soon.