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!
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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Stadiumx Release Melodic Progressive House “Where Are You Now”
Hungarian duo Stadiumx returns to Protocol Recordings with a melodic Progressive House single, “Where Are You Now”, and I can guarantee it will take you back to EDM’s golden era. With a driving bassline and syncopating synths, the track evokes throwback memories of Big Room Progressive House era. “Where Are You Now” follows the multitalented duo’s “Touch My Soul,” released on Bingo Players’ Hysteria Records, “Getting Late,” on Don Diablo’s Hexagon, and “Love You Forever,” with Nicky Romero and Sam Martin on Protocol Recordings.
Founded by Nicky Romero, Protocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative electronic dance music. It boasts a roster of heavy-hitters, such as Thomas Gold, Deniz Koyu, Florian Picasso, and Nicky Romero himself complemented with immensely talented up-and-comers, all with a diverse range of sounds that are guaranteed to light up a dance floor. Among them is Stadiumx. Veteran members of the Protocol family. They have had numerous successful releases on the label Protocol, such as “Rise” and “Harmony” with Nicky Romero and their original “Ghost” and most notably “Howl at the Moon,” which was certified Double Platinum. Stay tuned to see what Stadiumx comes up with next!
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David Pietras & Sentinel Team Up On Groovy Yet Heartfelt Progressive Single “Light”
Swedish producer David Pietras and brother-trio from Australia Sentinel for their return to Protocol Recordings team up on a brand new driving progressive track “Light” featuring Australian singer/songwriter Moses York. Its groovy instrumental side accompanied by lush melodies spiced with moving vocals make it a euphonious vocal anthem that is sure to tug on your heartstrings and move your feet at the same time. Sentinel brothers have just debuted on Nicky Romero’s label this month with “Shine,” produced together with Marcus Santoro. On the flip side, “Light” is David’s third release that follows “Remedy,” featuring Nino Lucarelli, and a collaborative single with Corey James “To Live.” Keep an eye out for more new music coming from David Pietras, Sentinel, and Protocol Recordings.
Founded by Nicky Romero, Protocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative electronic dance music. It boasts a roster of heavy-hitters, such as Thomas Gold, Deniz Koyu, Florian Picasso, and Nicky Romero himself complemented with immensely talented up-and-comers, all with a diverse range of sounds that are guaranteed to light up a dance floor. Among them is David Pietras, whose music brings to life infectious emotions and rich soundscapes through a magnetic lens that ranges from progressive to house music and beyond. Sentinel brothers are new kids on the block but already show fantastic promise. Stay tuned for more releases coming from Protocol Recordings.
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Kill The Buzz & Jimmy Clash Debut On Protocol With “Never Wanna Let You Go” –– Out Now!
Dutch talents Kill The Buzz and Jimmy Clash are inducted into Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings family with their debut single “Never Wanna Let You Go”, featuring singer Van Jay. Reflecting both artists’ Dutch heritage, the track invokes the contagious energy of EDM’s heyday, highlighting dreamy progressive melodies that carry Van Jay’s heartfelt vocals. Kickdrums take the track into a bouncy, uplifting drop that lends the track dancefloor and festival appeal, making “Never Wanna Let You Go” a single that appeals on both an emotional and physical level. This is their first collaboration together, though Kill The Buzz is most known for his releases on Revealed Recordings (“Once Upon A Time” with Harrison amassed almost 6M streams on Spotify) and Jimmy Clash has previously released on Armada, Spinnin’ Records, Musical Freedom, Revealed Recordings, and many more. Press play on “Never Wanna Let You Go” and join us in welcoming these talented new producers to Protocol!
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. Two of their newest artists are Kill the Buzz and Jimmy Clash, two producers who are keeping the classic progressive house sound alive. Kill The Buzz became a protege of Hardwell’s when the two of them collaborated on “Still the One” feat. Max Collins; Hardwell Also edited his single “Bring the House Down.” Since then, Kill the Buzz has performed on the world’s biggest stages, such as Tomorrowland, Hakkasan Las Vegas, World Club Dome, Ushuaia Ibiza, and went on tour with Hardwell. Jimmy Clash has also been making waves since his debut on the scene with a single “Walk Away” with Tony Junior and Kura, which amassed over 7.5M streams on Spotify. Clash has also received support for his music from heavyweights like Martin Garrix, Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Afrojack, David Guetta, W&W, Nicky Romero and many more. Stay tuned from more new music from these two promising artists!
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Waysons Return To CYB3RPVNK With Groovy Progressive Release “New World”
Swiss duo Waysons makes their triumphant return to CYB3RPVNK with single “New World”, a bumping progressive house track that puts a modern spin on a classic sound. Opening with rich soundscapes, it quickly breaks down into a groovy, driving bassline that is complemented by rising melodies and upbeat percussion. Waysons employ distorted vocal riffs throughout to add an emotive uplifting quality to the release that places it solidly in the realm of nostalgic from 2007-2010, such as Wippenberg’s “Chakalaka.” After their music caught the attention of R3HAB, the up-and-coming duo premiered on CYB3RPVNK last year by remixing his track “The Wave,” following by their collaborations “Shanghai” and “Tell Me It’s OK” with him. Now diving into the progressive house sound, Waysons is prepared to take you back to the golden age with “New World.”
In 2018 DJ and producer R3HAB founded his label CYB3RPVNK, a place that embraces the alternative, pushes artistic boundaries, and serves as a platform to build up new artists. The imprint is currently home to R3HAB himself and a strong roster of artists, including Skytech, Tommy Jayden, Dropgun, Cityzen, and more. Among them is Swedish duo Waysons, who also released on Hardwell’s Revealed, Afrojack’s Wall, NCS, and Sirup labels. Their collaborations with R3HAB put them on truly on the map in the CYB3RPVNK family last year, and the duo continues to evolve and perfect their sound with every release. Waysons have all the makings to be the label head’s proteges, so we can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeve next!
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Protocol Releases Classic Vocal Progressive House Track “Magical” By Timmo Hendriks & Lindequist
Dutch producer Timmo Hendriks & Lindequist, hailing from Denmark, teamed up with singer/songwriter Robin Vane for their new single “Magical” on Protocol Recordings, a classic progressive house gem with all the makings of radio and festival anthem. Cinematic, uplifting melodies sweep into a bouncy and energetic drop, complemented by a poignant vocal performance from Vane. This is what makes the track’s inspiring lyrics come alive. Timmo Hendriks & Lindequist made their debut on Protocol in 2018 with “Thinking About You” as part of Protocol’s “Miami 2019” EP, which has already amassed 1.4M streams on Spotify and is about to dethrone “Ziema” as their best-performing release to date.
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. Among them are Timmo Hendriks and Lindequist, two artists with a modern progressive house sound that resonates with Protocol’s roots. They also collaborated on the track “Ziema” in 2016, which remains their best performing track to date, but the energy and production of “Magical” promise that these up-and-comers are about to make some serious waves. The new release is Hendriks’s third on the label, following “Thinking About You” and “In My Head,” from the “Protocol Lab – ADE 2018 pt. 2” EP. Cultivating new talent is one of Nicky Romero’s primary goals for the label, and “Magical” is a prime example of the amazing sound that Protocol is putting out into the world!
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