To everyone who fell in love with electronic music through the iconic Progressive House sound of the early 2010s: the newest track from Protocol Recordings is made for you. Swedish duo Trilane and Swiss Producer Loris Cimino bring us “Still Think Of You”, featuring Singer/Songwriter David Shane, a true throwback gem to the label’s signature sound. Trilane and Cimino weave delicate, cinematic melodies with emotional vocals to inspire compassion and wistful hope, while the bouncy and uplifting drop gives the track its dance floor credibility. As Nicky Romero recently quoted via Twitter, “Progressive is back!”. This single follows Trilane’s collaboration with Nicky himself, “Bittersweet,” from November 2018. Sit back and listen to “Still Think of You”, which will hit home for longtime fans of dance music while inspiring a whole new generation.
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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. Among them are Trilane and Loris Cimino, the Swedish-Swiss powerhouse combo behind “Still Think of You.” Between these artists they have covered the landscape of Progressive House labels: Trilane are two-time Protocol veterans and have also released on Revealed Recordings and Wall Recordings, while Loris Cimino has Armada, Revealed, and Sony Music releases under his belt. Cimino also remixed Hardwell & KSHMR’s “Power” during a 90-minute remix contest, which got an official release. Let’s hope for more classic-sounding releases from these two promising artists later this year!
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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!