2022 is the year every music fan has been waiting for: the year we can finally dance again at our favorite festivals, and Nicky Romero‘s Protocol Recordings is here to deliver. Their new ‘Protocol Vibes – Miami 2022’ EP and “Nicky Romero presents: Protocol Labelnight Miami ’22” label showcase, coming to Miami Beach’s MYNT Lounge on March 24. The EP features 5 tracks by artists such as Kosling, Robbie Rosen, Mr. Sid & Choujaa, Din & Vic, Wux, Ilumne as well as SOLR, Rush & Hydro, representing the full spectrum of the label and Miami Music Week vibe with a myriad of different electronic subgenres. On the other hand we have Protocol Recordings’ labelnight, which will feature performances from Nicky Romero himself as well as other familiar artists, such as Deniz Koyu, Lenadro Da Silva, Mike Williams, Raiden, and Sam Blacky. Though Miami Music Week was canceled in 2020 and 2021, Nicky Romero and his Protocol Recordings were always committed to delivering Miami-themed music to fans during the past two years in the form of themed EPs to keep fans occupied and to make sure they remember what Protocol Recordings’ Miami Music Week showcases are about. Coming back finally in full swing in 2022 to MYNT, the showcase will also be a part of Protocol’s 10-year anniversary shenanigans. The deal is simple: you know it will be special, so snag your tickets before they sell out.
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. 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. Protocol’s events have a reputation for being one of the best nights in dance music all year, and this year is no different. Previously Protocol has been expanding their showcases with events at Chroma Club in Seoul, South Korea; Bone Club in Pattaya, Thailand; ORA Nightclub in Miami, London’s Ministry of Sound and hosted their own stage at Medusa Festival in Spain and Hungary’s Balaton Sound, to name a few. Expect more cutting-edge new music and exciting concepts coming very soon!
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Yantosh Delivers Future Rave Masterpiece “About You” — LISTEN
Hailing from Slovakia, gifted DJ and music producer Yantosh strikes back with another powerful release. “About You” is the new masterpiece being released via Future Rave Music, and it’s ready to conquer dance floors all over the world.
Following previous popular releases with the same label, Future Rave Music, like “Feelings” in collaboration with Nanoviola or “Collide” alongside Bromo, with whom he also shares the stage as part of the duo ‘Bromo & Yantosh’ and “Darkness” with NK, LA, and Ken Bauer; this time, he delivers a new banger that displays all his talent and remarkable production skills.
The continuous development of his impressive sound and style showcases elements of the Future Rave genre and has been taking Yantosh to higher grounds, allowing him to share his music with hundreds of thousands of listeners across major streaming platforms, and while he’s been pushing boundaries and earning accolades with every release he presents, this is, surely, only the beginning of Yantosh’s bright musical future.
With a big mainstage feel, “About You” kicks off with an energetic beat, growling bass lines, and staggering synths, setting the stage for this uplifting and refreshing track that has everything it takes to be Yantosh’s next hit. Playful pads, panned sonic elements and the hypnotizing main vocals add dynamic to this unbeatable party starter.
The hard-hitting Future Rave drop adds a new layer to this stimulating and electrifying listening experience. Listeners and followers of this genre can definitely expect an exclusive and unprecedented musical journey guided by the one and only Yantosh.
Make sure to follow him as he continues to share his sounds and vision with the world, by releasing hard-hitting productions that further prove why his name is one to follow.
“About You” is out now and available in all major streaming platforms and online stores.
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Nicky Romero Goes Melodic Progressive On New Single With DubVision
After a stream of hard-hitting House singles, such as “For The People” with Third Party and “Back To Where We Started” with Afrojack, Nicky Romero releases “Stay A Little Longer,” his highly anticipated and long-awaited collaboration with DubVision, and singer/songwriter Philip Strand. The track delivers a dose of nostalgia as Romero goes back to his melodic progressive roots, beginning with organic instrumentals behind a soulful vocal performance. Setting a wistful but hopeful tone, “Stay A Little Longer” soars with a euphoric drop that feels akin to the bliss of festivals’ main stages that Romero and DubVision regularly grace around the globe. Nicky has already played the track at Ultra Japan, Korea, Colombia, Peru, and recently Amsterdam Music Festival, and it’s showing all the signs of a fan favorite.
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.
Brothers Victor and Stepha Leicher, better known as DubVision have released on Revealed Recordings, Spinnin’ Records, Musical Freedom Records, Tomorrowland Music, STMPD RCRDS, Wall Recordings, and more. Their most successful single to date, “Anywhere With You,” in collaboration with Afrojack and Lucas & Steve, has amassed over 40M streams on Spotify to date. They’ve also done official remixes for Afrojack and David Guetta’s “Hero,” Afrojack’s “All Night” ft. Ally Brooke, Hardwell’s “Summer Air” ft. Trevor Guthrie, Armin van Buuren and Garibay’s “I Need You” ft. Olaf Blackwood, as well as Martin Garrix’s “Ocean” ft. Khalid and “No Sleep” ft. Bonn, both of which collectively received almost 50M streams on Spotify.
Swedish singer/songwriter Philip Strand got his career started by doing YouTube covers but now has worked with Lucas & Steve, Tungevaag, Bhaskar, Deepend, Clara Mae, Lucas Estrada, Bassjackers, and more. He is also a solo artist and singer for the pop-rock band Normandie.
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R3HAB + Timmy Trumpet + W&W Combine Forces On “Poison”
After releasing “Distant Memory” in 2021, Dutch/Moroccan R3HAB, his fellow Dutch duo W&W and Australian crowd favorite Timmy Trumpet once again join their multi-platinum talents for the new collaborative single “Poison,” out on Tomorrowland Music. With dynamic styles that bridge the sonic spectrum of psytrance and progressive big-room, the boys wrap it up in the perfect package with this already-proven collision of forces. “Poison” opens with warped vocals and cinematic melodies, steadily building anticipation and breaking down into a sonorous bassline with stabbing synths and futuristic touches. The new single has true rave energy, bringing to mind the main stages at epic festivals such as Tomorrowland itself, where all three artists performed this year, EDC Las Vegas, Ultra Music Festival, and more, that R3HAB, Timmy and W&W have all graced multiple times. It’s R3HAB’s and Timmy Trumpet’s triumphant return to Tomorrowland Music, where R3HAB recently released the festival’s 2022 official anthem “Worlds On Fire” with Afrojack and Au/Ra, and Timmy released his classic record “Vivaldi” with Mariana Bo. “Poison” is bound to be a fan favorite and a memorable debut for W&W on the label, so press play and let this match-up transport you to your best past and future moments on the dance floors across the globe.
“Timmy, W&W, and I have a connection which is rare. After our different collaborations over the years, we’re still easily able to find and share ideas with each other. They’ve become friends rather than colleagues, and I admire them both for their musical talents as well as their strong personalities. What we’ve come up with now blends all our signature styles into a real main-stage record that will resonate with every listener who liked our earlier releases.” — R3HAB
“Working with my brothers from another mother is always an amazing experience in the studio! This is our second collab as a trio, and it won’t be our last. So happy with how this turned out.” — Timmy Trumpet
“After ‘Distant Memory,’ it was about time we made another song with the guys. We really like working with R3HAB and Timmy, as we all complement each other’s strengths! We have great chemistry together and push each other to create the best possible production.” — W&W