Sultan + Shepard throw it back to the ’80s on their newest track “High On Emotion”, a modern-day take on Chris de Burgh’s iconic 1984 hit that proves club culture is as alive and thriving as ever. The veteran producing duo employs upbeat progressive melodies and a funky drop with the original’s vocal sample to create a groove-worthy, upbeat tune. “High On Emotion” carries nostalgic elements of decades past while inspiring a new generation of music fans to hit the dancefloor and let loose. Following “Louder” last month, this is the second track from Sultan + Shepard’s forthcoming artist album, set to drop in January 2019. The duo shed some light on the inspiration behind their newest release:
“This song really brings back a special vibe for us. It’s about having fun and partying, but also the simple fact that you can experience really euphoric emotions when going out. We were inspired by the sound of the late 90’s and early 2000’s in House music, things like the French Touch sound and early Electro House. The culture of flipping old records has been going on forever and it really is one of favorite things to do. The idea that you can take a rock record from the 80’s and turn it into a club banger is so fun to us.”
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Throughout the last decade, Sultan + Shepard have established themselves as one of dance music’s premiere partnerships; their production talent had landed them collaborations with renowned dance music artists such as Tiesto, Dillon Francis, and Fedde le Grand as well as iconic Pop artists like Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga and Madonna. They wrapped up 2017 with the massive success of their single “Almost Home” (ft. Nadia Ali and IRO)-the track surpassed 20M spins on Spotify, hit #1 in the US Media Base Chart, peaked at #4 on the Billboard Dance Chart and was nominated for a JUNO Award for Best Dance Recording. Through the last five years, Sultan + Shepard’s work has also earned them a Grammy nod for their remix of Bruno Mars’s “Locked Out of Heaven” in addition to the Canadian songwriters SOCAN Music Award for International Song Of The Year for “Bad”, the multi-platinum single which they co-wrote alongside David Guetta, Showtek, and VASSY. Sultan + Shepard’s collective ability to seamlessly create tracks that feel at home both on the radio and the festival stage, as well as a timeless commitment to their craft, has brought Sultan + Shepard to a well-deserved place at the top. Keep an eye out for more new music from the duo coming soon!
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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.