This year’s global pandemic has the legendary Amsterdam Dance Event looking much different in 2020. However, Nicky Romero and his Protocol family are dedicated to making fans feel like they’re still dancing all night at Melkweg. Although the crew can’t host the annual “Nicky Romero & Friends” showcase at ADE, their “Protocol Lab” EP series is back to relive all the positive memories and give people a glimpse of what ADE and Protocol showcases are about! The 2020 edition contains 5 exclusive tracks from both new and familiar Protocol artists, spanning a myriad of sounds that are guaranteed to remind listeners of their favorite nights at the Amsterdam’s conference. Timmo Hendriks and Lindequist’s “Lost” opens the EP with soulful vocals and stunning progressive melodies, followed by newcomer DJ Junior’s debut bouncy house track “My Love.” Protocol’s resident deep and dark producer DØBER teamed up with Almero for “Focus,” complete with a driving bassline and plenty of mechanical synths. Next up is the tech-house influenced “Right Time” by SOVTH & Sisters Cap before the EP is rounded out by Mr. Sid & Laura van Dam’s “Calling,” ending the compilation on an uplifting and energetic note.
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Founded by Nicky Romero in 2012, 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. The label has cultivated a strong presence in the dance music scene from Miami Music Week to the Amsterdam Dance Event and beyond, consistently bringing the good vibes and wild nights with beloved veterans and fresh faces in the live performance circuit. Although the global pandemic prevents them from making their usual live appearances, Nicky and Protocol team always have something up their sleeves. This year the label has celebrated its 200th release, so they aren’t close to slowing down. Expect more cutting-edge new music and exciting concepts coming very soon!
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BLVD. Releases FIFA-Approved World Cup-Themed Album
BLVD. gets the honor of debuting his second album, ‘Globo’ especially for the World Cup in Qatar this and next month, the world’s biggest sporting event. Featuring tracks with global influences to represent BLVD. himself’s an appreciation for football/soccer and the amalgamation of nations at this year’s cup, ‘Globo’ is a sonic journey full of dancefloor-friendly and Pop-oriented tunes to Rock on the field and off.
The album starts off strong with the Latin, booty-shaking “Barra Barra” with El Tuox and progresses to encompass tracks like the Afro-Caribbean-inspired “Feel The Love” for easy listening, to the upbeat melodies of “Take It Home” with Hadar Adora and “House Divided,” featuring Otis Kane & Kiddo A.I., and the inspiring notes of “Giants” with Marquise Fair. Fans can look forward to hearing all songs from the album throughout the entire World Cup tournament between Nov 20 and Dec 18. It also features some of today’s hottest artists, such as Guaynaa, R. City, Dylan Fuentes, & more. It will be played at the stadiums throughout the tournament that spans from November 20th – December 18th. Read on for what BLVD. had to say about this exciting project:
“I am releasing my second album titled “GLOBO” which is entirely focused on the upcoming football/soccer World Cup that will be held in Qatar this November. The inspiration behind the album dates back many years. I was born in London, England, and have had a massive passion for the sport from a very young age. I’ve always liked conceptualizing my projects around communal themes such as sports. The World Cup is something that happens once every four years, and there hasn’t really been a ‘World Cup’ album made by an artist before, so I decided to take on the grand challenge of creating one. It was an unbelievably difficult project, yet extremely fulfilling and emotional. I am blessed and grateful to have worked with so much talent from around the world to give the project what it deserves. The album has vast influences from different regions such as Latin America, North America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, & Asia. I hope that this album connects with you and the rest of the world as it is immensely special to me!” — BLVD.
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EDM Masterpiece “In My Zone” Will Get Stuck In Your Head!
Even though it’s been over 9 months since Tungevaag released this EDM masterpiece, “In My Zone” is still in heavy rotation on both playlists and DJ sets. Definitely, the vocals find a way to hit you right in the ear and the heart.
Believe it or not, the Norwegian producer worked on this tune for almost 6 months. Apparently, he applies the philosophy of working hard in silence and letting the results speak for themselves.
Furthermore, he describes the culmination of the whole project as a dream that came true.
Above all, what caught my attention is certainly the cinematic music video directed by Henry Lipatov. Many fans are comparing the visuals to the popular Fast & Furious film, and they’re probably correct.
On the other hand, if you’re driving a vehicle or motorcycle, this is the ideal track to feeling all the adrenaline running through your veins. Just make sure you’re wearing your seatbelt or helmet properly.
In short, there’s also something catchy about “In My Zone” that quickly gets stuck in your head. His formula is no longer a secret, and I think perseverance and passion were the main elements to obtain such an amazing song.
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All Eyes Are On veggi’s ‘PRODUCE’ EP — Learn More Here!
Trevor Hutchens, popularly known as veggi, has released his latest EP, ‘PRODUCE,’ dropping on all leading music platforms. Referred to as the ‘blessing in disguise for the American music industry,’ amid the Covid-19 calamity, the TikTok star, in his biggest-ever collaboration, EP ‘PRODUCE,’ features some of the prominent names of music from different countries— The Juno Award-nominated for Contemporary R&B/Soul 2022, Canadian music sensation KALLITECHNIS, the English singer-songwriter Bipolar Sunshine, the Hip Hop/ Rap artist Rome Castille and an emerging American rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer Pell.
The proliferation of digital music platforms and the use of social media has resulted in unprecedented benefits for the entertainment industry. veggi is one invaluable addition, who became an overnight star in 2021 through his lo-fi house/disco track ‘LEVITATING’ which took the internet by storm as it was picked up in a viral TikTok video, kickstarting the boom cycle era of Avante-Garde music which is here to stay, the Southern Californian artist is winning hearts with his mix and match of old school and trendy dance, pop, and rap music, which resonates with the likes of Gen Zers and Millennials.
Ever since childhood, the TikTok star has been in the proximity of musical instruments, learning and exploring to his full potential. He is a multi-instrumentalist, virtuoso guitarist who can create all pitches and frequency variations with his incredible saxophone skills. 1.3M followers on TikTok, his music video snippets have a whopping 23.5M+ views in a short span of time. With the release of his new, highly anticipated project, the next big thing in the American music industry is entering a league of his own.
“The name of my project ‘PRODUCE’ serves as a double entendre. One interpretation could be in relation to the agricultural products that are associated with my artist name veggi. The other interpretation is that this project is a culmination of my current sound as a music PRODUCER.” — veggi
veggi has built a reputation for his diverse music and content repertoire. An epic music mix, graced by the likes of renowned singers, EP’ PRODUCE,’ will bring four dangerously addictive timeless tracks for the audience who will witness a groundbreaking uplift sultry of house music. Fusion with old and new, veggi has a carefully curated list of tracks that will get people from all over the music industry talking about his musical prowess and why he is here to stay.