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Protocol Recordings Preps For Miami With Scorching “Miami 2016” Compilation

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Protocol Recordings has consistently been a heavyweight presence in Miami during Winter Music Conference/Miami Music Week, and 2016 will be no different. The label is kicking off the party with a white-hot 20 track compilation mixed by rising prodigies Florian Picasso & Blinders. The hour-long episode showcases Protocol‘s impressive repertoire of artists, featuring familiar hits such as Volt & State‘s “Sandcastles” and exclusive releases from Deniz KoyuArno CostSam VoidAvedonTom Tyger and of course Nicky Romero‘s tunes – “Harmony” (w/ Stadiumx) and brand new “Future Funk” (w/ Nile Rodgers). This exhilarating hour of some of the hottest house music around takes the listener through 20 tracks4 upcoming releases and 13 exclusive songs you won’t hear anywhere else. The compilers themselves are debuting two new tracks, “You Don’t Know” from Blinders and “Final Call” by Florian Picasso. You’ll want to listen to this one the entire way through to get fully prepared for the best week of music in the States.

Protocol Recordings Preps For Miami With Scorching "Miami 2016" Compilation

With their dynamic, house-dominated roster of talent and expertly curated parties at major industry events such as the Amsterdam Dance Event and Miami Music Week/Winter Music ConferenceProtocol has built a brand worthy of dance music royalty. This year they are hosting their popular annual event on March 19that Icon Miami, the city’s newest art-deco inspired, innovative nightlife concept. The lineup: Nicky RomeroDeniz KoyuArno CostYves VFlorian PicassoBlinders + Special Guests. Press play on this mix and let the countdown to partying with Protocol in Miami begin!

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Here Is Nicky Romero’s 1st Single Of 2021, “Into The Light” — LISTEN

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is kicking off 2021 on a positive note with the release of his new single “Into The Light, a true Progressive House jewel for which he teamed up with Protocol talent Timmo Hendriks and Arizona-based singer/songwriter David Shane. Opening with upbeat piano melodies layered over a steadily building bassline, “Into The Light” reaches its crescendo with a goosebump-inducing drop. Shane’s soulful vocals serve at the emotive cherry-on-top for a track that sees Nicky returning to his signature sound after 2020’s pop-oriented Universal Music debut “Nights With You.” On the other hand, “Into The Light” follows Timmo Hendriks’s single “Memories,” featuring Jordan Grace.

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After taking the world by storm with early hits such as ‘Legacy’ (with Krewella) and #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, Mike Williams & Amba Shepherd, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, W&W, DallasK & XYLØ, Timmy Trumpet and Steve Aoki & Kiiara 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 during these unprecedented times in the music industry. He debuted his ultra-modern “Another World” live stream concept last summer and launched the Monocule alter-ego. If quarantine has proved anything, it’s that the Protocol crew is never one to slack on new music.

Now celebrating over 2 years on the label, 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 currently garnered over 3M 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. Hendriks’s other notable tracks on Nicky Romero’s label include “Keep Me Close” with Dash Berlin and “Deserve My Time” with Trilane. He is quickly becoming a household name and veteran of the Protocol team. Keep an eye out for what’s next!

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Klipr Unveils 5-Track EP ‘Final Hour’ To Wrap Up 2020 — LISTEN

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There’s no doubt about what a fantastic 2020 Klipr has had with music. His 6-track EP ‘Lockdown’ saw him head down a slightly heavier Tech-House route, and now he is back with a banger EP called ‘Final Hourreleased a week ago.

On this occasion, Klipr explores the sonic energy of Progressive House. The ‘Final Hour’ EP opens with the intro track “All Your Love” which exudes a very harmonic note and sets the tone for the next tunes that follow. Directly after is “Alone” featuring a vibe with airy synths and vocals, followed by “Be Together.” Coming up, “Touch My Body” is a track that brings a sensual atmosphere, especially with lyrics and the instrumentation used by Klipr.

The last track from the EP is “New Place,” with its positive and refreshing message, the artist brings a sense of newness which reminds us that we’re moving into a New Year and hopefully things get better than they currently are. As a whole, ‘Final Hour,’ from start to finish makes the listening experience different while keeping the energetic vibes and consistency.

Keshav Bhardwaj aka Klipr, Founder of Streamin’ Music Group says “I started 2020 with ‘Lockdown’ EP, so it felt fair to close the year with another. I’ve grown as an artist this year and ‘Final Hour’ shows the same. From start to finish, my vision was to create a cumulative vibe from all the music I’ve produced in 2020.”

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Futuristic Polar Bears, Corey James And MØØNE Team Up For “Aura”

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and Corey James team up for their first single of 2021, and this time they’re taking it to the deep end. Featuring vocals by MØØNE, “Aura” is a progressive gem with a dark and emotive side. The UK based artists deliver sonorous, driving basslines in combination with cinematic melodies and ethereal vocals, giving “Aura” some serious underground late-night appeal. The new release follows Futuristic Polar Bears’ recent remix of Nicky Romero’s & Sick Individuals’ successful single “Only For You.” On the other hand, Corey’s earlier releases include “You” on Martin Garrix’s STMPD RCRDS, “Don’t Stop” on Protocol, “Somewhere In My Heart” on Steve Angello’s SIZE Records, as well an official remix of David Guetta, J Balvin & Bebe Rexha’s “Say My Name.”

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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. Brits Futuristic Polar Bears had a slew of successful original releases in 2020, including their catchy vocal house track “Better Than This,” which was released on Protocol and has amassed 1.5M streams on Spotify. They also collaborated with Bassjackers on “Run Away,” which recently surpassed an impressive 3M streams. The guys haven’t let these challenging times slow them down; they’ve already had 5 releases on Protocol earlier and also released on Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s Smash The House and Hardwell’s Revealed. Corey James is known for his remixes and collaborations with heavyweights, such as Marcus Schossow, Steve Angello, Galantis, and more. He has made a name for himself through both his singles and official remixes, which include a remix for Nicky Romero & Florian Picasso’s “Only For Your Love” and releases on SIZE, Spinnin’, Axtone, Big Beat, Sosumi, Neon, and Zerothree, in addition to Protocol. Keep an eye on what 2021 has in store for Futuristic Polar Bears, Corey James, and the rest of the Protocol team.

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