Two of the biggest names in dance music come together to make a real and timeless Progressive House anthem in the form of Nicky Romero and W&W‘s new collaboration “Ups & Downs”. Leveraging the festival sound they both founded their careers with, Romero and W&W deliver big, bouncing basslines, soaring melodies, and a euphoric drop. Any experienced raver will relate to the simple and yet touching lyrics, touching upon dance music culture as self-expression in its truest form. Romero has been teasing the much-anticipated collaboration in his live sets lately, including his “Nicky Romero & Friends” showcase during ADE, when W&W joined Nicky for a surprise b2b performance. “Ups & Downs” follows Nicky Romero’s collaboration with DallasK & XYLØ, “Sometimes.” The Protocol label boss is currently on his “Redefine” world tour which started on March 29 with his Ultra Music Festival Main Stage performance. See dates below and catch Nicky live for a chance to see “Ups & Downs” yourself!
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Nicky Romero has quickly progressed from a young musical prodigy to one of the most prolific names in modern dance music. He is not only a talented DJ and producer but also the label mogul of Protocol Recordings and a mentor to the up-and-coming artists whose careers he helps to cultivate. Romero’s resume is an impressive and lengthy string of hits includes iconic originals and collaborations with artists including Avicii, Calvin Harris, NERVO, ZEDD and more. Through the constant evolution of his sound and reinvestment in emerging artists, Nicky has proved his ability to evolve with the ever-changing landscape of electronic music. His latest releases have spanned the spectrum of electronic music, including his recent “Ring the Alarm” with David Guetta, vocal house collaboration “Distance” with Olivia Holt, dance-pop gem “Be Somebody” with Steve Aoki and Kiiara, and remixes for Martin Garrix and Jess Glynne. W&W have long been forerunners in the scene and were voted #14 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll in 2018. The duo completed a massive headlining tour last year and recently launched their own label, Rave Culture. Their star-studded list of collaborations includes Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and remixes for Steve Aoki and Maurice West. Stay tuned for new music coming from Nicky, W&W and their respective labels this summer! Nicky Romero’s “Redefine” 2019 World Tour – Phase One tickets:
Apr 12 – Shenzhen, China – Matrix Club
Apr 13 – Zhuhai, China – Illusion
Apr 18 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Zouk
Apr 19 – Pattaya, Thailand – Songkranzonic
Apr 20 – Seoul, South Korea – Club Chroma
Apr 27 – Den Bosch, The Netherlands – Kingsland
Apr 27 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands – Kingsland
Apr 27 – Alkmaar, The Netherlands – Slam Koningsdag
May 04 – Rishon Letzion, Israel – Desert Day & Nightclub
May 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Jewel
May 18 – New York, NY – Marquee
May 24 – Prague, Czech Republic – Epic
May 25 – Wijchen, The Netherlands – Emporium Festival
May 31 – Lima, Peru – Barranco Arena C.C
Jun 01 – São Paulo, Brazil – Laroc
Jun 08 – Frankfurt, Germany – Big City Beats
Jun 08 – Enschede, The Netherlands – Frestival
Jun 14 – Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan
Jun 15 – Vancouver, Canada – Harbour Event Centre
Jun 22 – Madrid, Spain – A Summer Story
Jun 25 – Groningen, The Netherlands – Secret Forest Festival
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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.