PINEO & LOEB are back with a new release – “Attached 2 U,“ for which they teamed up with their fellow Canadian producer Sparkee and Filipino/Italian singer Viiq. The track is a perfect mixture of House music and Pop, opening with heartfelt vocals and groovy, upbeat melodies. It’s almost hard to believe it started as a downtempo record until Viiq recorded her vocals, which shine through lyrics about trying to get over someone with other people, only to find it’s not the same. It’s a subject that should relate to many listeners, and the artists even throw in a Prince reference with the “2 U” in the track’s title. “Attached 2 U” follows PINEO & LOEB’s recent “Good Vibe Feeling” with rapper FUEG and Saxophonist Ellie Sax, as well as Sparkee’s remix of Tiësto’s “The Business,” while Viiq could be heard on Bing Players & Disco Fries’ “Forever Love.” Check out the inspiration behind the track below.
“The ‘Attached 2 U’ project started when we were listening to the radio and heard Viiq singing Bingo Players & Disco Fries’ track ‘Forever Love.’ We were immediately hooked by the amazing vocals and uplifting vibes, so we reached out and connected with Viiq. We sent her a few instrumental demos to see if she would be interested in working together, and she picked out a groovy downtempo tune to record vocals on. When she sent us back what she’d done, we were blown away and inspired to rebuild the track to be more upbeat and centered it around a big synth drop for more impact. The track was sounding great, but we wanted it to be even funkier, so we called up our good friend and frequent collaborator Sparkee, who added his slick guitars and synths throughout, really gluing everything together. After painstakingly refining the track to make it hit just right, the end result is ‘Attached 2 U,’ and we’re so thrilled with how it’s come together! We opted to pick the numeral ‘2’ and the letter ‘U’ as a reference to Prince, who always spelled the words as such and is known for his funky and uplifting Pop songs.” – PINEO & LOEB
If it weren’t for a schedule mix-up, Canadian duo PINEO & LOEB might never have joined forces. The two artists were booked for the same show, but both were left to play with only 1 time slot available. Instead of duking it out for the single slot, they decided to do a back-to-back set and haven’t looked back since. Some of their most popular original releases include “Daydreaming,” “Circles,” and “Body Right.” Uplifting, Funky, High-Energy & Good Vibes are just a few words that describe them. With chart-topping remixes, collaborations, and support from BBC Radio 1 or Virgin they are steadily making a name for themselves in the electronic music scene. On top of releasing original music and remixes, PINEO & LOEB have toured extensively across Canada and abroad, headlining their own shows as well as supporting major international acts such as Zeads Dead, Grandtheft, Keys N Krates, The Funk Hunters, Skratch Bastid, Stylust, z-Trip, to name a few. Slowly returning to the road with dates across Canada this year, you can also find them on Twitch streaming high-energy DJ sets weekly to a loyal and growing audience.
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DØBER Presents “Can’t Stop” With Vice Vrsa, As 3rd Single Off Forthcoming EP
DØBER is back on Protocol Recordings and bringing his dynamic style to the airwaves once again, this time in collaboration with Dutch up-and-comers Vice Vrsa on their new track “Can’t Stop.” This deep progressive gem also packs a punch of underground appeal, with sultry vocals leading into a funky and driving bassline. “Can’t Stop” is the third single from DØBER’s upcoming EP, which sees the artist exploring a new direction by leaning into a more House-oriented sound, but of course, incorporating some of his signature Bass House-influenced vibes. It follows his solo single “Somebody” and “Love Me Like” with Mark Vayne from earlier this year, which will also make the forthcoming EP in addition to more music that we are still yet to hear.
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. Among them is DØBER, who draws his inspiration from artists such as Dogblood, ZHU and Gesaffelstein, promising plenty of dark, hard-hitting tunes to add to the label’s repertoire. He followed his 2020’s debut “Twisted” EP with a remix for Deniz Koyu’s “Next To You,” Seeb’s “Sad In Scandinavia,” and original works, such as “Silence” with Monocule, “Focus” with Almero and “Bounce” with RayRay, quickly becoming one of the label’s leading artists.
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Samir Issa Takes You Back In Time With Old-School House Music
Samir Issa is well-known for bringing out housey vibes that make your ears happy and your feet move. His new release “Parks And Mountains” is a perfect example of a refreshing old-school style, using a measured mix of analog drum machines and synths.
Hailing from South Jersey, the 24-year-old producer will surprise you with a nostalgic groove that reminds you of what truly House music is about.
Beyond question, you can expect a spark of fun beats and rapid-fire rap rhymes which create moments of joy. Needless to say, this tune also awakens sweet memories on the dance floor.
With that solid classic bassline, what else can you ask for?…
Samir Issa knows how to weave the old-school and the new into his own authentic sound. Go listen and judge for yourself.
Armed with a slick flow, “Parks And Mountains” is basically the outcome of being active in the underground scene for over 8 years. Indeed, producing, writing, recording, arranging, mixing, and mastering is a piece of cake for this charismatic artist.
Already planning live shows for Fall 2022, Samir Issa won’t stop channeling his emotions via his unmatched compositions.
Moreover, he can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to creating music.
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Almero Unleashes “Come Back Again” Via Protocol Recordings
French talent Almero returns to Protocol Recordings with his new single “Come Back Again,” an upbeat and groovy House gem. The track opens with captivating vocals that lead into undulating melodies, gently leading the listener into rolling basslines. The mixture of emotive vocals and energetic beats creates an uplifting vibe that could be suitable for radio play but also wouldn’t be out of place on the dancefloor. Almero’s latest release on Protocol was “So Much Love” – a collaboration with Nicky Romero from earlier this year, which showcased the French artist’s production versatility and ease in blending with Romero’s signature style. Along the way, Almero also released “Bring Me Down” on Revealed Recordings and “Dancing Alone” on Hexagon.
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, 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.