After the massive success of TAIKO on DJ CENTER RECORDS last year, TOMO HIRATA is back once again with another top notch stunner release, this time on Twoloud’s PLAYBOX. Tomo, true pioneer of Japan’s fast rising EDM scene decided to do a collaboration with marvelous HOTLIFE from Sofia as well as the talented JONNY ROSE on vocals and mighty TWOLOUD on edits. The result ‘ONE LAST TIME‘ is a big vocal house anthem which is already being picked up internationally by many top DJs.
The Stafford Brothers just recently included it in their Something Big radio show. Other supporting Djs include: Tomorrowland’s Yves V, Danny Avila, Swanky Tunes, Lucky Date, Justin Prime, Mell Tierra, Futuristic Polar Bears, Manse, Klauss & Turino and Carita La Nina. Unsurprisingly, the track is doing really well in the Beatport charts.
Tomo says: “I was lucky enough to be able to work with very talented European & American.’ONE LAST TIME’ is the inter-continental music that could unite people from all over the world.”
Next to his ample DJ gigs and production work, Tomo is host of the radio show EDM ESSENTIALS in which he showcases the hottest new EDM releases from around the world as well as an occasional guest mix ever week. Tune in to the show here:
Tomo Hirata is a tireless promoter and believer in the global sound of EDM. He originally debuted in the early days of dance music. HOOJ CHOONS, the infuential UK based label released his first vinyl record in 1990 and ever since he’s been Djing and producing. Around 1994, techno really exploded in Japan and the whole dance scene started to grow. Tomo and his friend Yo-C’s had a lot of success with the ‘X-tra’ events which became very popular in the mid to late 90’s. They featured UK Hard House & Trance and gathered 1000 people monthly. Tomo Hirata’s ‘Feels like Heaven’ was used in a Japanese horror movie and climbed up the Japanese mainstream pop chart. After that he compiled & mixed 10 Trance compilations for major record companies and supported Tiesto in Osaka in 2001.
In the late 2000’s Tomo also worked with Japan’s most respected DJ, Shinichi Osawa. Considering his tireless dedication and contribution to EDM in Japan, Tomo is without a doubt the most underrated, secret weapon of the Japanese EDM scene.
HOTLIFE & TOMO HIRATA FT JONNY ROSE – ONE LAST TIME
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LISTEN NOW: Paul van Dyk & FUENKA Join Forces On “Artefact”
Globally renowned DJ/producer Paul van Dyk returns with the third single from his 11th studio album, ‘The Record.’ Progressive House fans will go nuts when they hear “Artefact,” a collaboration of epic proportions with UK duo FUENKA.
Transcending with almost every single release, both artists bring you a memorable instrumental piece. Thanks to its high-quality arrangements and driving nature, I think “Artefact” can easily shake up big festivals.
If you’re ready to take a sonic trip to the late 90s just press play down here.
Certainly, there’s something cinematic and cutting-edge about its sound design. Therefore, I can’t imagine how impressive it will be when heard live.
Meanwhile, close your eyes in order to feel layers upon layers of Progressive goodness as it builds to a massive crescendo. Additionally, hard-hitting synths invite you to throw your hands up in the air.
Beyond question, Paul van Dyk is constantly innovating and that’s the reason why he has gone quite far in the industry.
Believe it or not, his weekly VONYC Sessions radio show recently passed its 820th episode. And I’m sure more surprises are on the way.
So, stay tuned on his socials!
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Ali Bakgor & Vessbroz Debut On Protocol With Progressive Gem “Insincere”
Turkish artist Ali Bakgor debuts on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings with his new track “Insincere,” a Progressive House gem with Vessbroz, featuring J.O.Y. It’s captivating from its cinematic opening notes, with cinematic melodies floating atop undulating, deep progressive basslines. J.O.Y’s voice gives an emotive edge, while Ali Bakgor and Vessbroz’s seamless production skills give “Insincere” dancefloor-worthy credentials. Bakgor has earlier remixed the likes of Tujamo or Ofenbach & Feder, while Vessbroz has already collaborated with Juicy M, Chris Willis, and more. They even scored a spot on the Billboard Chart’s Top 40 with their debut album.
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. Ali Bakgor first made waves with his official remix of “Say What You Wanna” for Tujamo, as well as his official releases “Dark Side,” “Over U,” and “Wait No More” under the record label FRQNCY. His singles “Silence” and “Wonder” were heavily supported by Tiësto, EDX, Don Diablo, Martin Garrix, and Sam Feldt, setting a promising stage for his career. Always trying to look to the future of music, Bakgor released on Spinnin’, Sony, Universal Music, CONTROVERSIA, Soave, and Madworks. His songs are featured in more than 3,000 playlists around the world, such as Spotify’s Mint, New Music Friday, Lowkey Tech, Hit Dance, and Night Rider.
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World’s 6th Most Supported Producer Mr. Sid Teams Up With Choujaa For “Physical”
The newest release from the Protocol Recordings camp comes from Mr. Sid, the world’s 6th most supported artist by 1001tracklists in 2021, and a Moroccan producer Choujaa, both returning to Nicky Romero’s label with a single release. “Physical” is a sultry progressive track to soundtrack your next night out, opening with organic melodies that build into reverberating, deep basslines, and the vocal performance by LYZZ serves as the icing on the cake so that “Physical” is both groovy and spicy. The track follows up Mr. Sid & Choujaa’s previous collaboration from this year “Why Do I Feel This,” and Mr. Sid’s earlier single on Protocol “Techno,” with Teamworx and George Z, which was the label’s 200th release.
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. Mr. Sid has some heavy-hitting collaborations under his belt already, including remixing Armin van Buuren’s “Mr. Navigator” and having a slew of original singles on Hexagon, Mixmash, Revealed, Skink, and more. On the other hand, rising talent Choujaa is known for his unique fusion of old-school groove with modern progressive house. These two are proving to be a winning pair, so stay tuned for future releases coming soon!