The unrivaled music mecca that is the Amsterdam Dance Event is just a few short weeks away, and Protocol Recordings has a series of special gifts to help their fans gear up for the party. Nicky Romero’s imprint has launched its new Protocol Lab, where newcomers and rising stars have the opportunity to showcase their diversity and talent for music production. The first edition of Protocol Lab is the release of three EPs in the three weeks before ADE, each featuring brand new releases from some of their most promising artists. The first four-track EP contains music from Ovion & Sam Void, Maximals, Bout & Sovth, Teamworx, Sunstars and Funkybeat. From the feel-good melodies of the opening “Faded” to the wild electro synths of “One Time,” Protocol has a track for every atmosphere. Raiden starts the second EP out strong with his heavy house track “Acid Love,” followed by groovy vibes from Execute & Faderx’s “Cabrio” and Tarlan & Lexon’s “Saxy,” finally ending with the indie-dance gem “Magnetic” by Funkybeat. The third Protocol Lab EP channels club and dancefloor friendly vibes with Nilson & Freddy See’s progressive “Back Again,” Trilane & YARO’s driving house track “Hot For U,” and an upbeat, dancefloor-ready remix of “On My Mind” by Navarra. Funkybeat once again closes out the third EP, making for the perfect pregame to ADE. Protocol Lab encourages artists to step outside of their comfort zones and create tracks that bend genres and break molds, so there’s bound to be innovative and exciting new music in each edition. As if that wasn’t enough, Protocol is also releasing their “5 Years of Protocol” recap video for fans to relive their anniversary celebrations.
After listening the first Protocol Lab, you’ll want to book a ticket to ADE to see the artists in person – if you haven’t already. On October 18th, Protocol once again takes over iconic milk-factory-turned-concert hall, The Melkweg, for a wild night of house music and hedonism. This year’s showcase is the pinnacle of Protocol’s massive fifth-anniversary celebrations and will feature over twenty of the label’s established stars and rising talent across two rooms. The lineup features many of the artists heard on the Protocol Lab EPs as well as some more familiar and new names; Corey James, D.O.D, Florian Picasso, Kryder, Raiden, Sam Void, Stadiumx, Tom Staar, Tom Tyger, Nicky Romero and friends will take over the main room, while Blinders, Brian Cross, Dr. Shiver, Funkybeat, Maximals, Navarra, SWACQ, Sunstars and Teamworx hold down the second stage. As always, expect some special guests and other surprises from the gang. Protocol’s ADE celebration is gearing up to be one all-nighter you don’t want to sleep on! Get tickets HERE.
Protocol Lab Part 1 tracklist (Part 2 will go out on 06 October 2017):
01. Ovion & Sam Void – Faded
02. Maximals & Bout & SOVTH – Fall In Line ft. Nino Lucarelli (Teamworx Remix)
03. Sunstars – One Time
04. FUNKYBEAT – Backstab
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Addicted To Dancing Songs? Get To Know Rising Producer DeMute
There’s a rising producer from the UK that you should be looking out for. If you’re addicted to dancing songs, then DeMute has a gold mine of music. He brings feel-good vibes with a fresh cut entitled “Tears In My Eyes”. One way or another, it’s fascinating this contradiction between emotionally sad lyrics and the whole uplifting energy that surrounds the track.
All in all, the solid groove allows listeners to sing, dance, and even tap their feet too. On a side note, it was mastered by the legendary Distant Soundz, known for his Ministry of Sound top hits. After being awarded by Radio Pool for his DJing skills, DeMute shows no signs of stopping. At the end of the day, it seems growing up in a musical family has its own perk. With such genre-defying sound packed with EDM, Tech House, and Chill House elements, DeMute showcases his spirit of innovation. I’m sure you will hear more about him in the coming months and years.
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Phantom Boy Reveals Upcoming Song “Kiss Me On The Beach (Bésame En La Playa)”
Phantom Boy has shared the details of a new song entitled “Kiss Me On The Beach (Bésame En La Playa)”. Embellished with tropical-esque beats, urban and pop nuances, it reflects summery vibes. The talented Venezuelan-born artist confirms this cut will be released this Saturday, September 12th. It comes after the recent remix of “Te Quiero”, which is also a Spanish party song. On a side note, he brings these infectious sounds to his new label Europa Musical Digital Record.
Naturally, “Kiss Me On The Beach (Bésame En La Playa)” awakens our wish to take unforgettable vacations in an exotic island. If the tension of the stay-at-home quarantine is getting to you, Phantom Boy’s music energizes you to dance all night long. Not for nothing, Latin music is more popular than ever before. Listen to a preview of this amazing track below.
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Yellow Claw Celebrate Barong Family’s 200th Release With 7-Track EP ‘BF200’
Yellow Claw‘s Barong Family celebrates 6 years and 200 releases with an EP compilation appropriately titled ‘BF200’ which features seven brand new tracks from the brightest names on the label, such as Yellow Claw themselves, Wiwek, Crisis Era, RayRay, GHOSTER, Nonsens, Psycho Boys Club, and more. The Amsterdam-based imprint has become known for its wide range of musical influences and high-tempo BPMs, and “BF200” follows the same vein. Spanning sounds from three continents and even a reworked ’90s classic, “BF200” also has a unique and fantastical backstory. Ever the creative crew, the EP’s accompanying artwork, and bonus audiobook see Barong Family travels across space and time to save their home planet Mother Earth. Head honchos Yellow Claw describe the impetus behind the EP below:
“It has been a wild ride since when we had put out our first release on Barong Family back in 2014. During the past 6 years, we have met many talented artists who wanted to take part in this adventure with us and joined the family. Moksi, RayRay, Wiwek, and more all saw the transition from Barong Family – a music label to Barong Family – a worldwide brand with its own merch lines, writing camps in Asia, documentaries, sold-out tours in North America, own stages at the world’s biggest festivals. 200 releases seem like a big number, and 6 years feel like a very long time, but for us, thanks to what we do and whom we are fortunate to work with, it feels like we are just starting, as our excitement never faded away.” – Yellow Claw
As for the sonic journey of “BF200,” it begins with “I Want It” from Yellow Claw and Wiwek, who deliver epic hip-hop beats to set the tone of the EP. Next up is Canadian duo Crisis Era’s “Funky Pills” for all the old school ravers out there, while DJ Soda and RayRay’s “Obsession” serves up a sneaky dose of hard-hitting bass. Yellow Claw themselves reworked the Tokyo Ghetto Pussy’s 1995 hit “Kiss Your Lips” for the EP, giving the classic a modern dance facelift. GHOSTER employs Nanami’s breathy vocals to deliver a solid mission statement in “Belong,” before Danish threesome Nonsens put the pedal to the metal with “Teaze,” speeding up proceedings with immense 4/4 energy. Finally, all systems go on Psycho Boys Club’s “Break.” Did anyone expect Barong Family to ever take it easy?
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LISTEN NOW: John Lynx Unleashes Epic EDM Anthem “Love Zone” Ft. SuVi
Chicago-based producer John Lynx is back with another ground-shaking EDM anthem titled “Love Zone”. Get ready to experience the epicness as this is the type of tune that gives goosebumps, especially due to intense buildups + spine-chilling drops. What’s more, Indian singer Suvi Suresh aka SuVi offers haunting vocals that rumble over euphoric beats.
High in energy, once you press play below you’ll feel like you’re at your favorite festival leading the hands up in the air. Needless to say, John always takes his tracks to the next level as most of them feature an overdose of emotions. Of course, “Love Zone” is no exception. With such romantic lyrics that denote brilliant songwriting skills, it portrays a strong message of love you can feel identified with. Without further ado, “Love Zone” is an EDM anthem the world truly needs to sit down and listen to.STREAM/DOWNLOAD
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If You Like Spanish Party Songs Listen To Phantom Boy’s “Te Quiero (Remix)”
You will never have a sad day when you hear Phantom Boy‘s Spanish party songs. Full of perky melody, his recent remix of “Te Quiero” is designed for the dancefloor. The artist had planned to make a tour in Latin America this year but due to the pandemic, it wasn’t possible. Nevertheless, he is rescheduling the concerts for June and August of 2021. Definitely, his loyal fans from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru won’t want to miss his great performances.
The Grammy-award singer and producer dubbed as the ‘Latin Justin Timberlake’ combine EDM, Mambo, and urban Pop elements on “Te Quiero (Remix)”. When it comes to what is considered to be potentially energetic and catchy, his tracks are always a good benchmark. With hips of hits as a former member of Fantasmas del Caribe, Phantom Boy isn’t lagging behind. On the contrary, nowadays he’s at the cutting-edge of music especially with outstanding remakes of his classics. Some of his previous collaborations on b-side projects include big names of the Latin music industry like Luis Damon, MDO, Ley Alejandro, George Lamon, Song By Four, Alondra, Karolina Con K, Grupo Aleo, Alex Leon, Grupo Masisso, and many more…
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