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Ovion – On My Way

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Ovion, the newest up-and-comer from heavyweight house label Protocol Recordings, is back with his newest release “On My Way“, and it is bound to be a fan favorite. With synth-laden melodies and a computerized vocal riff, “On My Way” possesses both energetic and ethereal elements that are reminiscent of now-classic progressive house anthems with a futuristic touch. Although Ovion is still in the fledgling stage of his career, his raw talent shines through in productions like his first release “I Dream” and now “On My Way“. Protocol Recordingsrecognized the French artist’s potential, and it’s certain that he will only continue to grow under the mentorship of the label and its roster of accomplished DJs.

The electronic dance music world first became familiar with Ovion earlierthis year when he impressed fans and tastemakers alike with his first hit, “I Dream“. The catchy and unique track was featured on the Protocol Recordings presents Miami 2016 compilation and was one of the best performing tracks of the entire mix. The young producer has a knack for creating tracks that feel grandiose in nature, uplifting enough to inspire and hard-hitting enough to move dance floors. With this solid foundation and two incredible tracks under his belt, Ovion‘s potential is just being tapped – one thing is for certain, there are big things ahead!




Nicky Romero returns with his sensational summer single ‘Ready 2 Rumble’ – out now on Protocol Recordings!


A high-octane production, ‘Ready 2 Rumble’ sees the Protocol label boss hark back to the early days of electronic dance music, layering a bouncing bassline with spiralling synths, further driving the pace with a playful boxing style announcement sample to electrifying effect. Fusing his signature sound with a distinct old school acid house flavour Romero has ensured yet another classic, club ready cut that will dominate the festival scene over the coming months.


Having promised his fans a host of new material for 2016, Nicky Romero has not failed to disappoint, showcasing his production skills with a diverse array of releases from the disco inspired ‘Future Funk’, progressive house perfection ‘Novell’ and its equally uplifting vocal edit ‘This Moment’ and of course, giving a nod to the old school with this latest offering. Keeping just as busy behind the decks as in the studio, this year the Protocol label boss has ensured his tour schedule is just as jam-packed as his release one, with appearances at key festivals around the globe, this year has also seen Romero spin to yet another sold out crowd at his Protocol Recordings show in Miami, as well as hosted his own Protocol stage at this year’s Tomorrowland Brasil and recently announce the Protocol x ADE 2016 annual showcase – all part of the Protocol Recordings ‘Get Connected’ Tour. With so much already achieved in just the first six months of the year, this is just a taste of what Nicky has in store for the second half.


Florian Picasso – Final Call (Remixes)

Florian Picasso produced one of this summer’s festival anthems with the lively, emotive “Final Call“, and now the massive track has been revised not one but four more times with the official remix package. From Florian‘s own VIP mix to Mesto & Justin Mylo‘s future house infused rendition, the “Final Call” remix package has something for every musical palate by up-and-coming Protocol artists. Along with Mesto & Justin Mylo, there is a clubby, upbeat version by Tom Tyger & Nico de Andrea as well as a heavy electro thumper by Raiden and Florian‘s own VIP mix, which has chilled-out trap influences that contrast to his usual progressive house infused with electro style. The VIP mix is a testament to his versatility, hinting that house is only the tip of the iceberg for Florian.

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After bursting onto the radar of fans and industry members alike with his hit “Origami” last year, which was chosen as track of the year by DJ Mag FranceFlorian has quickly become one of the biggest new names in electronic music. The vocal rendition of “Origami“, entitled “Want it Back“, was another hit, having reached 3 million plays on Spotify. Florian is joined by talented rising artists on this remix package: French producers Tom Tyger and Nico de Andrea released on Protocol earlier this year, while up-and-coming Korean star Raiden performed at Ultra Miami and Korea this year. Martin Garrix‘s friends Mesto & Justin Mylo are making their Protocol debut with their “Final Call” remix. Protocol Recordings clearly makes a point to invest in new talent from all over the world, and thus in the future of dance music. Tune into the “Final Call” remix package to discover some of the freshest new sounds in the scene!


Arno Cost ft. River – Coming Alive (Remixes)

Earlier this year, the Parisian wunderkind Arno Cost unveiled a new sound with his first 2-track EP, titled “Coming Alive“. The standout title song, featuring vocals by the talented River, was an instant milestone for Cost, who experimented with more traditional house and progressive house styles on the EP. Now Arno‘s home record label, Protocol Recordings, has announced the “Coming Alive” official remix package. If you liked the original, there’s something for everyone in the three renditions from some of the hottest new talent in the scene - Protocol debutants Simon De Jano & MadwillJimny and affiliate Exit Friendzone.

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The spine-tingling version from Simon De Jano & Madwill opens the package. An electro house bomb that will have dance floors throbbing around the globe. Next up, the relatively unknownJimny with his mellow, deep house take on “Coming Alive“, and with one listen to the chilled-out bootleg, it’s evident that the music world is going to become quickly familiar with his name. Finally there’s a funky and futuristic version by Exit Friendzone, featuring lively piano riffs and a summery vibe; Exit Friendzone might sound familiar from “Protocol Presents Miami 2016” earlier this year, on which his track “Crossfire” was featured. Check out all three fabulous versions of “Coming Alive” and stay tuned for more from these talented up-and-comers!


Nicky Romero Presents: Protocol X ADE 2016

During ADE this October, Nicky Romero and the Protocol Recordings label will commemorate the fifth edition of a dynamic, house-dominated roster of talent and expertly curated parties at major industry events and festivals around the globe. A celebration of, Protocol Recordings and their poster child, Nicky Romero, for building a brand worthy of dance music royalty. Annually, the brand is able to consistently clench a heavyweight presence at the Amsterdam Dance Event and this upcoming year will be no different. The Protocol label will be hosting their admired ADE event on October 19th with a superior lineup, yet to be announced, but don’t worry good things come to those who wait!

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We can guarantee any dance music fan that has travelled from all over the world to attend Amsterdam Dance Event, didn’t overlook Protocol’s electrifying event! With over 2,200 attendees yearly, the ‘Protocol x ADE’ showcase is, undoubtedly, one of the standout parties during the five-day festival. Throughout the past five years, Protocol admires crafting and catering a unique, but exciting line up that never disappoints, featuring artists like Don DiabloMartin GarrixDmitri Vegas & Like MikeJohn Dahlback, Blasterjaxx, Protocol Recordings artists like Arno Cost and Volt & State, and certainly, Nicky Romero himself. With a stacked lineup and special guest attendees, the fifth edition of Protocol’s ADE event will be celebrated amongst acclaimed artists, friends, and YOU… the fans!

Wondering what surprises Nicky Romero and Protocol Recordings will have up their sleeves for this year? You can re-live last year’s moments to get your mind running! Pay attention closely for updated news on the ‘Protocol x ADE 2016’ showcase, which will contain even more unexpected thrills and special appearances than ever before! Do we have you guessing yet?

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Nicky Romero – The Moment (Novell)

With Nicky Romero’s original instrumental version already smashing hundreds of thousands of plays worldwide, it was just a matter of time before he had a chance to give it a proper revitalization with ‘The Moment’. Proving to be a mainstage masterpiece laced with spiraling synths and a bouncing bassline, Nicky truly enhances the euphoric melody of the track. Working in an impeccable orchestral breakdown of layered piano chords, sublime strings and uplifting vocals, Romero utilizes them all to a stirringly dramatic effect creating a larger than life atmosphere primed for the festival airwaves.



Foreshadowing the future of Protocol on a personal level, Romero named his instrumental version after Protocol’s newest arrival, Novell El Khatib, the newborn son of his tour manager and friend, Hatim. This gesture is a nod to Romero’s emphasis on the familial nature of Protocol, and perhaps represents the birth of a new chapter for his own musical endeavors.

2016 has undoubtedly been one of the most sensational years ever for Nicky Romero. With this release, the label head and storied producer has successfully launched his brand into the summer, and has all but guaranteed countless spins on the upcoming festival circuit. Having performed for a sold out crowd at his very own Protocol Recordings show in Miami, toured Asia, and hosted the Protocol stage at this year’s Tomorrowland Brasil, Nicky Romero isn’t planning on putting on the brakes anytime soon. With the announcement of the Protocol Recordings ‘Get Connected’ tour, and upcoming original content, the coming months are looking incredibly promising for the Dutch Mega star.


Blinders – You Don’t Know

He may only be twenty one years old, but Blinders‘ take on house music is anything but juvenile. The Polish DJ and producer made waves on Protocol Recordings’ Miami 2015 compilation with the epic-sounding tracks “Sirene” (released as a single in 2014), collaboration with Tom Tyger “Luminate”, and his newest release “You Don’t Know” further bolsters his career’s bright future. “You Don’t Know” begins with strong percussive beats that leads the listener to believe they are in for a hard-hitting electro drop, but then adds an unexpected twist with funky riffs and groovy rhythms that gives the track a unique, hybrid vibe. “You Don’t Know” is adaptable and vivacious, lending itself equally well to the club or the festival main stage. Regardless of where it’s being played, this smashing tune is about to heat up dance floors around the globe.

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Blinders has crafted his lively, dynamic sound around tracks like “You Don’t Know”, and his music found a perfect home on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Records. He performed as part of the Protocol ADE showcase last year, and then had the honor of mixing the label’s 2016 Miami compilation together with Florian PicassoBlinders released his hit “Sirene” in 2014, which reached more than 1.2 million plays on Spotify, followed by another dance floor killer, “Luminate”, the next year. Dance music heavyweights and tastemakers such as HardwellTiestoPete Tong and Martin Garrix have all given utmost support to the young Polishman’s music. “You Don’t Know” is bound to be a fan favorite this season, and Blinders is set to make 2016 his best year yet.


Florian Picasso – Final Call

For all of its history, dance music embodies the beauty of living in the moment with someone special.Florian Picasso, the great grandson of the world famous artist Pablo Picasso, enables listeners to relive such magical experiences on his newest track “Final Call“, his third release on house mega-label Protocol Recordings. Featuring emotive lyrics over a lively melody, “Final Call” comes to its pinnacle with an electro-influenced drop that elevates it from sing-a-long status to club-friendly tune. “Final Call” comes just in time for the height of festival season for Protocol and is guaranteed to have main stage crowds jumping in unison.


Florian Picasso burst onto the radar of fans and industry members alike with his hit “Origami” last year, which was chosen as track of the year by DJ Mag France. His blend of progressive house infused with energetic, electro-tinged drops is dynamic enough to fit both the club and festival circuit, making Florian a rising star in the EDM scene. Today’s music is always evolving, and Florian is at the forefront of developing a fresh sound for the modern era of the progressive house genre. The vocal rendition of “Origami“, entitled “Want it Back“, was another hit, having reached 2.5 million plays on SpotifyProtocol‘s support of Florianwas personified when he mixed the Protocol presents Miami 2016 compilation in March with fellow member Blinders. After performances at ADE and Miami earlier this year, Florian‘s future is looking bright indeed. Press play on “Final Call” and fast forward to the new era of progressive house music!

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Nicky Romero – Novell

Dutch phenomenon Nicky Romero cements his return to the production fore with his eagerly awaited solo single ‘Novell’ – out now via his very own Protocol Recordings imprint. 


Receiving its worldwide premiere from Steve Angello during his main stage set at Ultra Music Festival in Miami last month, the transcendent track instantly sparked the curiosity of festival goers and fans across the world, all desperate to find out who was behind one of the most highly-anticipated IDs of this year’s festival. A main stage melodic masterpiece, laced with spiraling synths and a bouncing bassline, Romero works in an impeccable orchestral breakdown of uplifting piano chords and sublime strings to immense dramatic effect. An anthem of truly epic proportions, brimming with Nicky’s electrifying energy and flawless style, ‘Novell’ could only have come from the master of progressive house himself. 

A celebration of new beginnings and a nod to the future both musically and personally, Nicky has chosen to name his second solo offering of the year after Protocol’s newest arrival. Born in January this year, Novell El Khatib, is the son of Nicky’s tour manager and good friend, Hatim and the most recent addition to the Protocol Family. 

With 2016 in full swing, Nicky has been pulling out all the stops to ensure this is one of his most sensational years yet. Having already released the mammoth second part of his Nicky Romero Trilogy – the much acclaimed collaboration with Nile RodgersFuture Funk’ – performed to yet another sold out crowd for his Protocol Recordings show at Icon, Miami, as well as toured Asia and hosted his very own Protocol stage at this year’s Tomorrowland Brasil, the Dutch mega star isn’t about to put on the brakes any time soon. Having just announced the Protocol Recordings ‘Get Connected’ tour and with several new releases in the pipeline, not to mention the third installment of the Nicky Romero Trilogy, this is just a taste of what Romero has in store.

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Nicky Romero & Nile Rodgers – Future Funk (Remixes)

Future Funk“, the collaborative work between Nicky Romero and Nile Rodgers, which is also a part ofNicky‘s Trilogy releases, rises to new and intoxicating levels with the release of the remix package. The remixes from S-Man (aka Roger Sanchez), Giocatori and Sam Void offer a fresh take on the rousing track, perfectly capturing each artist’s unique perspective, while never losing site of the original’s electrifying appeal..

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Following its epic event at Miami Music Week at IconProtocol Recordings keeps emerging as a leader among the record labels. Now bringing legendary Roger Sanchez aka S-Man on board who joins the label for the first time. The Grammy award winning artist (“Best Remixed Recording” in 2003), known for his enthralling remixes delivers his unique interpretation of “Future Funk“. Straight to the point tech-house vibe S-Man is known for.

Of course there’s something for progressive house lovers in the remix package too as there are Giocatoriand Sam Void delivering their versions. Sam, before getting his hands on Nicky & Nile‘s track, collaborated with Volt & State and Avedon on “Hold On“, which landed at the #4 spot on Beatport’s Progressive Housechart. Also his tune “Reachless” was included on the “Protocol Presents Miami 2016” – mixed by Florian Picasso and BindersGiocatori is at it again and remixes Nicky Romero for the second time. They did a great job last time with his future trap remix of Nicky‘s collab with Volt & State ”Warriors” (released in June of 2015) so there is no surprise that Protocol‘s boss asked the Dutch trio for a remix once again.


Protocol Recordings announces “Get Connected” tour

The 2016 festival season has barely kicked off and already Protocol Recordings has emerged as a leader amongst all the packs of record labels and party organizers vying for the coveted spots at the world’s most reputable parties. Following the epic events at Miami Music Week, Protocol will be hosting their own “Get Connected” stage concept at Tomorrowland Brazil and Daydream Belgium this month. But wait… there will be more!

“Get Connected” is an ode to the most loyal fans of Protocol. This features the amazing connection and dedication of this particular group of people, who – as most other millennials – experience their lives digitally. This is how the Protocol Team keeps in touch with its fans from all around the world and connects in real life during the show. Protocol will host their “Get Connected” concept at massive events such as Icon in Miami during Miami Music Week, which just recently passed, and in addition, Sziget Festival on August 15th and ADE Melkweg on October 19th. Come and “Get Connected” with the Protocol Team during an event near you, as more dates will be added.

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Protocol’s talented roster of artists will be burning bright across the international festival scene this season with a stage of music dedicated to their dynamic house vibes. Daydream Festival is up first on April 15th at the scenic Festivalpark in Lommel, Belgium, followed by Tomorrowland Brazil the following week. Attendees will be treated to energetic sets amongst other Protocol residents including R3hab, Arno Cost, Thomas Gold, Volt & State, Deniz Koyu, and Nicky Romero himself on their very own stage. With such a large presence at two more massive festivals, Protocol continues to expand its imprint on the dance music scene by curating events that you will not want to miss out on!

03.19.2016    MMW – Icon        Miami (US)
04.15.2016    Daydream Festival    Lommel (BE)
04.22.2016    Tomorrowland        Sao Paolo (BR)
08.15.2016    Sziget Festival        Budapest (HU)
10.19.2016    ADE – Melkweg        Amsterdam (NL)


Corey James & Teamworx – Make The Crowd Go ft. Kobi The Alien

Nicky Romero’s Dance Imprint Protocol Recordings is proud to welcome back Corey James and introduce both Teamworx and Kobi The Alien. In his second Protocol release, following his Tom Tyger collab “Naboo“, and his John Christian & Arin Tone collab “Collage” that became a staple in Nicky Romero’s sets, Liverpool’s Corey James called on Israeli DJ duo Teamworx and Israeli rapper Kobi The Alien to help him “Make The Crowd Go.” This electro-house tune was played by Steve Angello during his Ultra Main-stage set and by Corey himself at Life In Color Manchester’s Protocol Stage.

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In the vocal mix, Kobi The Alien’s verses are down-pitched to fit the darker, club-ready sound of the track. The verse spirals us into a bouncy bass-drop with angelic chords in the transition. In the second half of the drop, the bassline is thickened with a higher-register synth that the fire of this track. It’s no surprise that the release charted in the top 10 on Beatport’s electro-house chart.

The Protocol team showed their love for this bass-driven, garage-stab-filled tune by featuring its instrumental mix in their Miami Compilation. Fans can expect to see Corey James at festival stages internationally, starting with his set at Creamfields 2016.

As a home to bubbling producers, Protocol Records gives them the platform they deserve. 2016 will see their all-star roster at Protocol Stages from Belgium’s Daydream Festival to Tomorrowland Brasil.

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Arno Cost – Coming Alive EP

The Parisian wunderkind Arno Cost is back with a new sound on his first EP, ‘Coming Alive‘, which will be released on Nicky Romero’s label Protocol Recordings. The two-song EP is a voyage of discovery for the young Parisian producer as he experiments with stricter house and progressive house styles on ‘1000 Suns‘ and the title track ‘Coming Alive‘ featuring beautiful vocals by River. You may recognise her voice from the hit record she made with Tobtok, called ‘Fast Car‘ which rose to the top of the UK charts. Arno Cost has already been a household name in the French electronic scene for quite some time now, and this new project ensures that he will continue the legacy of fellow French house heavy hitters like Martin Solveig, Bob Sinclair, and David Guetta. The ‘Coming Alive EP‘ demonstrates Cost’s prowess as a dynamic artist with the ability to lend his touch to different industries at ease. In line with the release, Protocol Recordings has started to expand its artist repertoire to release a broader range of music, and picking up Arno Cost was a power play.

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Every rising star reaches a point where they break through the masses and into the vast atmosphere of full potential. 2015 was that year for Arno Cost. The Parisian producer has quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the international dance music scene; he built his personal brand by creating a masterful blend of disco, house and pop that captivated fans and industry critics around the world. He also developed a new brand called ‘When in Paris‘, being a radio show and a tour concept. Last year’s accomplishments included ‘Coming Home’, an Insomniac-sponsored remix contest for ‘Rising Love’ and teaming up with WAVO for the release of ‘At Night’. With its gorgeous instrumental melodies and supercharged rhythms, the ‘Coming Alive EP‘ is only the beginning of this new sonic wave for Arno Cost.



Protocol presents Miami 2016 mixed by Florian Picasso & Blinders is Out Now!

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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.

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 19th at Icon Miami, the city’s newest art-deco inspired, innovative nightlife concept. The lineup has yet to be announced, but you can guarantee it will not disappoint. Press play on this mix and let the countdown to partying with Protocol in Miami begin!

01. Volt & State – Sandcastles (Ben Lemonz Remix) [Exclusive]
02. Arno Cost ft. River – Coming Alive [Protocol Rec. upcoming release]
03. Pandaboyz & Nano Bites – Live As Me [Exclusive]
04. Feider & Daszko – Crashed ft. Melanie Fontana [Exclusive]
05. Sam Void – Reachless [Exclusive]
06. Corey James & Teamworx – Make The Crowd Go [Exclusive]
07. Blinders – You Don’t Know [Protocol Rec. upcoming release]
08. Def Rock & Charlie Ray – Venom [Exclusive]
09. Volt & State, Sam Void, Avedon – Hold On
10. Florian Picasso – Final Call [Protocol Rec. upcoming release]
11. Tom Tyger & Simon Alex – Axe [Exclusive]
12. Nico De Andrea – Kids Of Africa [Exclusive]
13. Arno Cost – 1000 Suns [Protocol Rec. upcoming release]
14. Ovion – I Dream [Exclusive]
15. Exit Friendzone & Murtagh – Crossfire ft. Karra [Exclusive]
16. Glen Dale & Avedon – Follow You [Exclusive]
17. Deniz Koyu & Don Palm – Aviators (Lift) [Exclusive]
18. Florian Picasso – Want It Back (Miami Edit) [Exclusive]
19. Nicky Romero & Stadiumx – Harmony
20. Nicky Romero & Nile Rodgers – Future Funk
21. Protocol presents Miami 2016 mixed by Florian Picasso & Blinders (Continuous Mix)

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Protocol Miami 2016 // Nicky Romero & Friends



Global megastar Nicky Romero will be flying in to Miami for an exclusive set at Icon nightclub on Saturday 19th March. Wreaking havoc on Washington Ave each year, his roadblocking events have fast become one of the highlights of the Miami Music Week calendar. With last year a sold out edition and this date your only chance to catch Nicky during his Miami pit stop, tickets are set to fly out for what promises to be a truly show-stopping event!


As ever Nicky will be calling on close friends and Protocol family members to join him behind the decks on the night. Gearing up to support Romero, fan favorites Deniz Koyu, Arno Cost, Yves V, Florian Picasso and Blinders have all just been announced and will be sure to keep the dancefloor packed from open to close. Keeping the surprise guest appearances firmly under wraps for now, with the likes of Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix and Afrojack all swinging by to his sold out ADE and Miami shows, if previous years are anything to go by, rest assured Nicky will be pulling out all the stops to ensure this is one fans will never forget!


If you can’t wait until the main event, Nicky has called upon fellow Protocol pals Florian Picasso & Blinders to remix this year’s official Protocol Recordings Miami 2016 compilation – an hour long mix brimming with the latest tracks, including Nicky & Nile Rodger’s phenomenal ‘Future Funk’ single, to whet your appetite.


With Nicky Romero’s Protocol events selling out every year, this is Nicky’s only show of MMW so be sure to get your tickets now to avoid any disappointment. For up-to-the-minute news, stay tuned to the official Facebook event page here.



Nicky Romero & Nile Rodgers – Future Funk is OUT NOW!

Dutch dynamo Nicky Romero ensures a sensational start to the year as he unveils his captivating collaboration with music icon Nile Rodgers on the phenomenal ‘Future Funk’ – out now via his very own Protocol Recordings imprint.


A record that first took shape whilst the pair were hanging out in a studio session together with David Guetta in LA, as Nile was busy exercising his recently repaired guitar, his experimental riff caught Nicky’s ear who, instantly recognizing its potential, immediately recorded it into his laptop for future use. Adding the instantly infectious guitar licks to a beat and layering them with an irresistibly catchy melody and striking vocals, ‘Future Funk’ is an effortless fusion of Nile’s inimitable disco rhythms and Nicky’s ever evolving sound. It’s a testament to both Nile’s extraordinary talent and Nicky’s exceptional instinct that something which started life as a rudimentary riff has been lifted and honed into a superb piece of dance meets pop perfection.


Last year, Dutch dynamo Nicky Romero signaled a new creative direction as he unveiled the first part of the self-titled Nicky Romero Trilogy – a pioneering and imaginative audiovisual journey unlike anything the prolific producer had done before. With Part One still eliciting intrigue amongst fans into its melancholic yet hopeful meaning, Romero has opted to release the second video installment to coincide with the release of its musical counterpart. Going further back in time in Jon’s life, Part Two is a parody of the dark underside of the 80s wall street scene, with a cast of frivolous financiers playing around in a world of sex, drugs and rock and roll. Set a decade later in the 90s, the short film perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the frantic fast-paced world it is relaying. Frequent flashes of business deals, debaucherous acts and boardroom rivalries with the occasional ‘Lighthouse’ snapshot the only reminder of a life beyond, the scenes are seemingly spurred on by the song’s punchy synths and racing riff. Offering viewers a glimpse into this warped world, the story focuses on the protagonist’s rapid decline as his seemingly high-flying life goes worryingly awry culminating in an unwelcome but not altogether unexpected visit from the FBI…

2016 is set to be a career defining moment for Nicky Romero. The global megastar has just got back from an incredible trip to South Africa where he joined forces with Olmeca Tequila to fly 100 fans from all over the world for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to party with Nicky and the entire Protocol family. With more creative and out of the box campaigns ready to roll out in the coming months and ‘Future Funk’ just a glimpse of what’s in store on the production front, expect nothing short of epic as 2016 continues to unwind.


Volt & State, Sam Void, Avedon – Hold On is OUT NOW!

Supported by: Martin Garrix, W&W, Tommy Trash, Thomas Gold, Stadiumx & more!

Volt & State have teamed up with Sam Void, whose track “Young” was featured on Protocol’s Miami 2015 compilation, and new Dutch talent Avedon for the new single “Hold On” – Out now!


When one of the most renowned music festivals in the world selects your track to feature in their promo movie, you know you’ve been inducted into the industry’s inner circle of serious players. Volt & State had their moment when their recent hit “Sandcastles” was chosen for the Ultra Brazil 2016 promo movie. Now, the Dutch duo are keeping the momentum going with their 8th track on Protocol Recordings, titled “Hold On”, which was premiered on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Radio #177. Sam Void and Avedon’s fresh spin on Volt & State’s progressive house persona makes the new distinguishable in a sea of monotonous releases in the genre.

With its theatrical synths over a deep and rhythmic bassline, “Hold On” excellently represents Volt & State’s prowess of moving both their listener’s bodies and minds. The track is a promise that no matter how many obstacles life throws in your path, there will always be that one person who will carry you through the heaviest of storms – and you’ll be dancing the whole way through!

With its theatrical synths over a deep and rhythmic bassline, “Hold On” excellently represents Volt & State’s prowess of moving both their listener’s bodies and minds. The track is a promise that no matter how many obstacles life throws in your path, there will always be that one person who will carry you through the heaviest of storms – and you’ll be dancing the whole way through!



As the year draws to a close, Nicky Romero has finally dropped his eagerly awaited collaboration with Budapest based duo Stadiumx ‘Harmony’ – out now via his esteemed Protocol Recordings imprint.


 Played as an instrumental earlier this year during Nicky Romero’s emphatic Ultra Music Festival Set and fast becoming the most hotly-anticipated ID from this performance, it should come as no surprise they joined forces once again to whip up a sublime vocal rendition. Premiered on Protocol Radio last month to an overwhelming reception, ‘Harmony’ amassed a whopping 50k plays on SoundCloud within the first 24 hours. Keeping the original backbone and melody intact, Nicky Romero & Stadiumx effortlessly induce sky piercing synths alongside vocals curated by Georgia Ku. Drawing support from the likes of Tiësto, Martin Garrix, Tommy Trash, to name just a few, ‘Harmony’ has arrived just in time for the end of year and is sure to be a hit well into the New Year.

2015 has been yet another huge year for Romero. From appearances at every major festival across the globe, including Tomorrowland and EDC Vegas to a ground-breaking debut at Ultra Japan, not to mention his own sold out, road-blocking Protocol label nights in Miami, London, Amsterdam, nor forgetting landing a residency at OMNIA in Vegas, his live shows continue to prove why he is one of the world’s most in demand DJs. With the release of new material such as ‘Lighthouse’ – the first in the Nicky Romero Trilogy – and this collaboration with Stadiumx, Nicky has made a much welcome return to the production fore. With 2016 set to be a momentous year for the young star, Nicky will be ringing in the New Year at the famed Pier 94 venue in New York, alongside The Chainsmokers, Travis Scott and Ansolo for what is guaranteed to be an epic end of year celebration. Get your tickets here.

Marking their third release on Protocol, Hungarian pair David and Sullivan – aka Stadiumx – have just cause to celebrate. With their first single ‘Howl At The Moon’ earning them the coveted Beatport #1 spot and going platinum,  as well as a highly successful follow up on ‘Ghost’ it’s evident that when it comes to high-octane productions, these guys have got it mastered. Collaborating with none other than Protocol head-honcho Nicky Romero for their latest single, Stadiumx have put themselves on the map as ones to watch for 2016.



Nicky Romero’s highly acclaimed label Protocol Recordings has had one of its biggest years yet, from signing on pioneering new talent to releasing some of dance music’s most electrifying tracks such as ‘Warriors’, ‘Lighthouse’, ‘Sandcastles’ and many more. Celebrated for putting the very finest vocals front and centre, Protocol Recordings is now offering their very first acapella package, available exclusively on Beatport now for two weeks.


This 12-track acapella package is seamlessly tailored for all aspiring producers to produce their own remixes, mashups, and originals utilizing high quality studio vocals from some this year’s most renowned tracks on Protocol. With acapellas from hit singles such as ‘Like Home’, ‘Howl At The Moon’, ‘Let Me Feel’, ‘Colors’ and more, it looks as though we’ll be seeing an extension of familiar Protocol records in a variety of genres.

As if that wasn’t enough, Protocol specialists Volt & State are now offering an amazing opportunity for producers and fans alike by hosting a remix competition for their highly successful track, ‘Sandcastles’ via WAVO. With ‘Sandcastles’ racking up over 1.2 million plays on Spotify alone since its release, not to mention featuring in the official Ultra Brazil 2016 teaser, Volt & State are proving themsleves a production force to be reckoned with. Now they’re providing a thrilling gateway for all aspiring prodcuers to follow in their footsteps. Protocol Recordings and Volt & State will be judging the remixes and are welcoming every genre for this competition, encouraging contestants to think outside of the box in order to win.


Protocol Acapellas Vol. 1 Tracklist

  1. Nicky Romero & NERVO – Like Home (Acapella)
  2. Sultan + Ned Shepard vs The Boxer Rebellion – Keep Moving (Acapella)
  3. Bassjackers – Zing (Acapella)
  4. John Dahlback ft. Melanie Fontana – Fireflies (Acapella)
  5. Vicetone ft. Chloe Angelides – White Lies (Acapella)
  6. Volt & State – Sandcastles (Acapella)
  7. Stadiumx & Taylr Renee – Howl At The Moon (Acapella)
  8. Nicky Romero & Vicetone – Let Me Feel ft. When We Are Wild (Acapella)
  9. Disco Fries ft. Fatman Scoop – Volume (Acapella)
  10. Tritonal & Paris Blohm ft. Sterling – Colors (Acapella)
  11. Vince Moogin – Love Me Right (Acapella)
  12. Bobby Rock ft. Cimo Fränkel – New Life (Acapella)


Making his debut on Protocol, mysterious producer Gazlind has been whipping up a frenzy with his electrifying first single ‘Trouble’ – out now!


Premiered on the main stage of Sensation in Canada earlier this year by Protocol head-honcho Nicky Romero and instantly garnering wide-spread acclaim throughout the dance music industry, Gazlind’s debut has already received overwhelming support from the likes of Nicky Romero, Axwell, Martin Garrix and Kaskade to name but a few.

Warped, modulated vocal samples are layered atop heavyweight, battering synths, gradually gathering momentum and hi-octane frequencies as the infectious ‘G-A-Z’ vocal hook is repeated, over and over until the tune’s monstrous drop. When the pulsating, killer bass kicks-in there really is no holding back, with a brutal drive and stealthy acidic undertones, the track proves itself to be a sure-fire club staple – brimming with pure euphoria and with an undulating, frenetic energy that is undeniably customized especially for the dance-floor.

Gazlind has been tearing up recent airwaves with an original blend of electro, trance and even rock-infused energy to create a unique and compelling sound. Whilst the identity of this talented producer continues to remain a mystery, with a steadily building catalogue of epic remixes and original productions, the dance music industry is inevitably intrigued as to who the mastermind behind such work could be. With a consistently growing online following and support from some of the biggest names in the game, excitement for what this coveted producer has in store for in the forthcoming year is at fever pitch.



Supported by Nicky Romero, Martin Garrix, David Guetta, R3hab and more!

French wunderkind Florian Picasso has been taking the dance music world by storm and it’s clear to see why. Responsible for one of the hottest tracks of the summer, Florian is back with the stunning vocal edit ‘Want It Back (Origami)’ – out now on Protocol Recordings.


With the instrumental released earlier this year and earning spins from everyone from Nicky Romero, David Guetta, Tiesto, W&W and more – as well as being included in Martin Garrix’s almighty ‘Wizard Origami’ mash-up that featured in virtually every one of his sets this summer – it was only a matter of time before Florian followed up with a vocal rendition. Keeping the original backdrop of plucking synths and bouncing bass, Florian effortlessly enhances the euphoric melody of the track working in soaring vocals for a sublime and masterful rework. Cruising straight the to the top of the Buzz Chart to claim the #1 spot, the teaser racked up 121k plays on SoundCloud within the first 7 days and has already garnered support from the likes of Nicky Romero, Martin Garrix, David Guetta and more.

Already setting the dance music world ablaze with his refreshing and unique sound, it’s hard to believe that this is only the third production be released from the rising star. Demonstrating an innate ability to turn everything he touches into a hit, the great-grandson of Pablo Picasso handles each and every single with the passion and artistic flair that his family is renowned for. As comfortable behind the decks as in the studio, Florian Picasso has been enlisted to play major dates across the world, most notably his recent appearance at Protocol’s annual ADE opening party where the young star played an almighty B2B set with Blinders to a sold-out crowd.



Protocol veteran Deniz Koyu and German Protocol debutante Thomas Gold join forces to generate ‘Never Alone’, an absolute stunning piece of dance music to further add to Protocol Recordings already expansive catalogue.


We proudly introduce our brand new artwork in tandem with the release of ‘Never Alone’. Completely designed from scratch, this 3D rendering is the first of its kind with the boxed logo changing to a different material with each release.



Supported by Nicky Romero, Deniz Koyu, Tommy Trash, Thomas Gold, Tiesto, and more!

With a reputation known for upping the ante through every release and compilation, Protocol Recordings continues to uphold this prominence with their latest rendering, “ADE 2015”. Always chock full of an extensive amount of exclusives, special edits and remixes, this is yet another quintessential compilation that fans will not want to miss and is available now on all digital platforms.


Representing this edition’s ADE compilation, electrifying Dutch duo Volt & State have had a tremendous year as they continue to stun crowds with their distinctive sounds and exhilarating showmanship. Having also just released “Warriors” and “Sandcastles” alongside label head honcho Nicky Romero, it’s no wonder that he had full confidence that Volt & State would do the compilation justice by asking them to mix it. Curating an impressive mix of some of Protocol’s top-tier talent this year, the duo has handpicked every single track to deliver an incredible one-hour journey to get everyone restless about ADE and what’s to come from the Protocol Camp.  Packed to the brim with innovative cuts from the likes of Nicky Romero, Arno Cost, Thomas Gold, Deniz Koyu, Wildstylez and many Protocol debutantes, ADE 2015 also comes filled with exclusives from Volt & State, Magnificence, Corey James, Bobby Rock, and more.

Speaking upon their involvement, Volt & State said. “We are very grateful to Nicky and the Protocol team for giving us this opportunity. It’s really cool that we can showcase music that we love in this way and also let other talented producers be featured on a fantastic platform such as Protocol. “

If ADE 2015 is any indication, we can continue to expect mind-blowing records from this revered label. Now with less than two weeks away from the prodigious Protocol Recordings x ADE celebration, be sure to grab your tickets so you don’t miss out one of the biggest parties of the year.

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Protocol Recordings is back to present the ADE 2015 compilation, including a host of tracks from some of this year’s elite burgeoning talent.


The face of this year’s ADE compilation, dynamic Dutch duo Volt & State have been setting the scene ablaze with their astounding productions and electrifying live sets, so it should come as no surprise that good friend and Protocol Recordings head honcho selected them to mix this year’s ADE compilation. Giving a tantalizing taste of what’s in store during Protocol’s annual ADE opening party at Melkweg on October 14th, the pair have whipped up one hour of top-notch tunes featuring the likes of Arno Cost, Thomas Gold, Deniz Koyu, Wildstylez and of course Nicky Romero, to name but a few. Boasting an impressive 17 cuts all carefully handpicked by the duo, 9 of which have been signed exclusively for the compilation, the Volt & State boys have perfectly showcased the true Protocol sound.

Speaking about the compilation Nicky Romero said, “‘I established Protocol as a platform to push new and emerging artists and we’ve been lucky enough to work with some massive talents over the years. A huge Protocol success story, Volt & State were a natural choice to mix the compilation and the boys have certainly done me proud with this one!’ “

Talking about their involvement, Volt & State said, “We are very grateful to Nicky and the Protocol team for giving us this opportunity. It’s really cool that we can showcase music that we love in this way and also let other talented producers be featured on a fantastic platform such as Protocol. “

Available to purchase on all digital platforms on October 5th, “ADE 2015” is filled to the brim with exclusives from the likes of Volt & State, Arno Cost, Magnificence, Corey James, Bobby Rock and upcoming tracks from Thomas Gold, Deniz Koyu and Florian Picasso. Having already garnered more than 16,000 plays on SoundCloud in the mere 2 hours since it’s uploading, it’s clear to see that this compilation has gained a lot of interest so far…

With all eyes and ears tuned to the legendary Protocol Recordings X ADE party come October, this highly anticipated compilation serves as the perfect foretaste of what to expect from the Protocol camp in 2016.
01. Volt & State – Haunted
02. Magnificence & Renegade & Alex Nash – Memories
03. Wess & Aleksandar Galoski – Rock Me
04. Deniz Koyu & Amba Shepherd – The Way Out
05. Volt & State – Sandcastles
06. Corey James & Will K – Covka
07. Disco Fries ft Fatman Scoop – Volume
08. Florian Picasso – Want It Back (Origami)
09. Thomas Gold & Deniz Koyu – Never Alone
10. Volt & State vs John Christian – Down
11. Nicky Romero vs Volt & State – Warriors (Sensation 15’ Edit)
12. Bobby Rock ft. Grace Grundy – Find My Own Way Home
13. Arno Cost – Waiting For You ft. Chris Holsten
14. USAI – Vapor
15. Tom Tyger & Corey James – Naboo
16. Nicky Romero – Lighthouse
17. MAKJ & Thomas Newson – Black (Wildstylez Remix)



Protocol Recordings welcomes Disco Fries and Fatman Scoop to the family with the announcement that their brand new record ‘Volume’ is now available via the emblematic Dutch imprint.


First premiered on Protocol Radio, ‘Volume’ successfully caps off an enormous festival season for Protocol Recordings, and proves the label’s undying commitment to quality. With a euphoric rising synth-line, ‘Volume’ successfully combines punchy percussion and driving melody to form a symbiotic whole brought together by Fatman Scoop’s iconic and raw top line. The result is an exhilarating progressive electro-house track that electrifies as much as it beguiles.

With tremendous success as both an electronic music outfit and production duo, Disco Fries have seen their work in constant radio rotation and their producing skills are in high demand as both writers and collaborators. It thus comes as no surprise that they continually gain support from the likes of Nicky Romero, Tiesto, Hardwell, Kaskade and Steve Aoki. The collaboration with Fatman Scoop comes at the perfect time, blending the worldwide hip hop icon’s vocal with their up-to-date composition, proving their undeniable ability to adapt to the ever-changing dance music landscape. Fatman Scoop’s ubiquitous ‘Be Faithful’ in 2003 set the benchmark for high-energy, club-ready hip-hop. Now the American is looking to position himself at the forefront of the electronic game, and has made great strides with ‘Volume.’ Alongside curating such hits, Scoop has currently been causing a stir as a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother UK, winning over public opinion and giving his fans an inside look at the man behind the music.


Be sure to keep all eyes and ears tuned to the sound of “Volume” as both Disco Fries and Fatman Scoop deliver their biggest and loudest hit to date.

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The Dutch producer’s remix of MAKJ and Thomas Newson’s ‘Black’ is out now on Protocol Recordings and is available via all digital retailers.  The success of the original track, an infusion of big room and electro that dominated the festival season, firmly planted producers MAKJ and Thomas Newson on the map after it was premiered at Ultra Music Festival Miami to a rapturous response.


Remixing such a track is no mean feat but Wildstylez has successfully kept the pace and high-energy of the original whilst simultaneously adding his signature hard dance suffusion. An electrifying production layered with grandiose orchestral synth lines, euphoric pads and crisp percussionWildstylez has thus delivered yet another smash hit!


Wildstylez is no stranger to the global dance scene and has performed around the world at renowned festivals such as Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld, Defqon.1, Qlimax, Mysteryland and more. Having landed himself a golden record in the Netherlands with his hit single “Year of Summer” all while managing his own record label Lose Control Music, the Dutch maestro shows no signs of taking his foot off the gas. As if that wasn’t enough, be sure to check out Wildstylez at the legendary Protocol Recordings x ADE party this October where he will no doubt be showcasing an array of forthcoming material supplemented by his indubitable energy behind the decks.




Last month Nicky Romero announced the return of his eagerly anticipated Protocol concept party to mark the opening of this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event at the legendary Melkweg on 14th October 2015.     As he prepares to take to the decks once again at one of the capital’s most iconic venues, Nicky has now unveiled the full list of friends and fellow DJs he will be bringing along for the ride, not to mention the Dutch debut of Protocol pal Arno Cost’s ‘When In Paris’ party over in Room 2.


Support for Romero comes from globetrotting German man of the moment Thomas Gold and electro-house producer Deniz Koyu as they team up for an exclusive b2b set to support their upcoming Protocol belter. Promising an epic finale, newest addition to the Protocol Management team Wildstylez will be showcasing his signature sound, closing the night with a huge array of tunes to keep the dancefloor packed until the very end. Also taking to the decks that evening will be progressive house duo Stadiumx as well as staples of the Protocol family and global dance scene, unstoppable Dutch duo Volt & State. Kicking off proceedings Polish pioneer Blinders will be going b2b with French partner in crime Florian Picasso to open the night in true style!


Over in Room 2 longtime friend of Romero Arno Cost (and Protocol Management artist) will be taking over for the Dutch debut of his ‘When In Paris’ concept. A concept that has evolved from its radio show roots into a full-blown celebration of feel good house music, the genre-bending French house talent will be bringing NY-based remix specialist Ansolo to play alongside him along with Dutch maestro Gregor Salto. Also joining the party will be Dutch powerhouse Mike Mago, New ID, fellow Frenchman Norman Doray and Rob Adans with yet more to be announced! The world-class lineup will undoubtedly provide a euphoric soundtrack, brought to life by stunning visuals for a once in a lifetime event.


With early bird tickets selling out in a flash, an all star cast, not to mention the promise of surprise guests that have previously included good friends Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand and David Guetta, be sure to get your ticket now!







Deniz Koyu brings yet again another hit to the scene with his brand new progressive track, “The Way Out”, alongside Australian vocalist, Amba Shepherd. Since Nicky Romero debuted the tune at Ultra Music Festival, fans have been waiting in antsy anticipation for its release and today, Protocol Recordings will give the fans what they’ve been craving for.

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With atmospheric synths, a remarkable melody and stunning vocals, this jam is already on its way to being a staple in mainstage sets. Deniz’s signature bassline puts a unique spin on the track, helping elevate the record up to a breathtaking drop that leaves the listener in euphoria. This is the second release from Deniz Koyu on Protocol Recordings, and Amba Shepherd, debuts her first feature on the label with her chilling performance on “The Way Out”.

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Deniz Koyu & Amba Sheperd are just in time with this absolute anthem to close out the summer festival season. With much more to come from the studio to the stage, “The Way Out” proves to be an ethereal and earthshaking checkpoint in the marathon of Deniz Koyu’s career.



25TH & 26TH SEPTEMBER 2015

In November 2014, the UK bore witness to the sights and sounds of Dutch superstar Nicky Romero. With five shows over four consecutive nights across five different cities, revellers were treated to Romero’s unique brand of dance music for a set of truly unforgettable experiences. Now, almost a year later, the founder of Protocol descends once again on the British Isles, this time with a brand new show and a host of very special guests.


On the last weekend in September, Nicky Romero will bring his brand new show to fans in both Manchester and London. First up, on Friday 25th September Nicky will head to London’s Electric Brixton for a night of pure Protocol madness. Still revelling in the success of their Beatport #1  ‘Howl At The Moon’, Stadium X are set to join Nicky along with another one of Protocol’s huge success stories, Volt & State.


Second in line for this mammoth show will be Victoria Warehouse, Manchester on 26th September where Romero will be joined by world-renowned French DJ Arno Cost, Hungarian duo Stadium X, Tom Swoon and Protocol regulars Volt & State.  Also making an appearance that night will be special guests Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano whose infectious style of DJing has earned them main stage slots at Tomorrowland, Pacha and Electric Daisy Carnival to name but a few.

Selling out shows across the UK last year, be sure to get your tickets now.



Releasing their very first original track, Protocol Recordings veterans Volt & State have had the perfect canvas and paintbrush to share their music to the world. Ever since the track was teased during both Nicky Romero’s set at Ultra Music Festival and Martin Garrix at Tomorrowland “Sandcastles” has been a long time coming, but is now available worldwide today.


Continuing to build their reputation as some of the most skilled and innovative dance music artists in the scene, their latest track exemplifies just that. Having landed in the #2 position on DMC World’s Buzz Charts, this progressive summer hit shows off their attention to detail as the track immediately enrapturing listeners with their strong and melodic driven signature sounds. Paired with catchy, floating vocals and sky piercing synths, Volt & State inject a new breathe of life into a genre that many deem falling apart to ensure that fans on their feet all summer long.


 As they continue to perfect and hone in their musical dexterities, Volt & State looks set to have a massive summer season. If “Sandcastles” is any indication, we can expect stunning and groundbreaking sounds from these young producers. Be sure to keep an eye out on their socials as they might appear on one of Protocol Events’ electrifying parties!



Nicky Romero will once again mark the official opening of this year’s Amsterdam Dance Eventwith the return of his innovative Protocol concept party at the legendary Melkweg on 14th October 2015.


In what has become an annual tradition for the Protocol Recordings chief and global brand ambassador, Romero returns to one of Amsterdam’s most iconic venues for what is set to be yet another groundbreaking performance. Promising an all-star cast of Protocol talent, one of the best sound systems Amsterdam has to offer, not to mention surprise special guests that have previously included the likes of Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand and David Guetta, if past years are anything to go by, there’s only way to kick off ADE this year.


This year Nicky will also be joined by good friend and Protocol partner-in-crime, Arno Cost who is set to take over the second room of Melkweg for the Dutch debut of his innovative ‘When In Paris’concept. Continuing to carve his reputation as one of the most promising French house talents, Arno’s intuitive blend of electronica, disco and house has earned him high praise from some of the biggest names in the business, not to mention increasing demand from fans the world over.

Startling life as a radio show intended to celebrate Cost’s musical influences back in January, in just a few short months Arno has been working tirelessly to evolve the show into a lifestyle concept dedicated to feel good house music. Debuting in the old art deco cinema, YOYO (Palais de Tokyo)in Paris on September 4th, this will be the first time Arno has taken the night outside of his home country and is sure to be pulling out all the stops as a result! Bringing with him a diverse and refreshing line-up set to include international DJs, both collaborators and friends as well as handpicking up and coming French talent to showcase the very best that his nation has to offer and embrace the freedom and joy of house music. Adopting a ‘one night only’ philosophy for his nights, with stunning visuals and melodious beats, prepare to be lost in a night of pure euphoric vibes.  Not one to rest on his laurels, Amsterdam is just the tip of the iceberg for Cost who has set his sights on exporting his When In Paris shows right across Europe, Asia and The Americas moving into 2016. For more info head to

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Florian Picasso, Cannes bred DJ/Producer, is continuing to build his reputation as a skilled and nuanced dance music artist.  His second original production this year, Florian steps up to the plate to set the bar for what a main stage anthem should sound like and it shines through in his new single, “Origami”, out now on Protocol Recordings.


First premiered by Protocol Recordings label boss Nicky Romero, “Origami” has been a long time in the making. This progressive house track shows off Florian’s expertise at electronic subtlety, with plucked synths at the start and a build up of melodic bass into a refreshing masterpiece of a drop. The complexity and originality of the track has already attracted attention from fans, and it’s looking to be one of Florian’s biggest records yet.



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As he continues to perfect his upcoming album and work tirelessly on stunning remixes, Florian Picasso looks set to have a massive summer season. If “Origami” is any indication, we can expect mind-blowing grooves from this young budding producer. Be sure to catch him live and possibly on the lineup at Protocol’s electrifying events in the future.



Label boss Nicky Romero has released his brand new single and 50th release on Protocol Recordings – ‘Lighthouse.’ Debuted during his set at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, exclusively premiered on Spotify and supported by Billboard, the track has since been garnering widespread acclaim from fans and fellow DJs around the world.


Immediately enrapturing listeners with a catchy vocal hook that perfectly compliments the percussive and guitar oriented arrangement, in true Romero style ‘Lighthouse’ seamlessly evolves into a full-blown dance anthem set to commandeer radio waves and dance floors around the world throughout the summer. Taking up top line duties, UK based vocalist and one-to-watch Daniel Shah is well and truly living the dream joining Nicky on tour for major festivals such as Flying Dutch, not to mention a sensational live performance on Radio 538 to mark Protocol Radio’s 150th show last Saturday.





‘Lighthouse’ marks the first in a trilogy of tracks set to come from the Dutch maestro who has recently collaborated with disco-funk legend Nile Rodgers for the upcoming second single. If ‘Lighthouse’ is anything to go by, Romero’s musical trifecta will set him in good stead for further worldwide recognition as one of the most exciting and inspiring producers in the game.






Performed as a unique orchestral edit in the beginning of Nicky Romero’s exhilarating Ultra Music Festival set, this collaboration with Protocol proteges Volt and State is now getting another handful of remixes masterfully crafted by both veteran and up and coming producers. Available via Protocol Recordings, the label head Nicky Romero now presents his remix package for ‘Warriors’.


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Having already joined the Protocol Recording ranks with his hit ‘PUMP!’ which was featured in Nicky Romero Presents: Miami 2015, Syn Cole injects a groovy and funky flavor into his rendition of ‘Warriors’ as it reforms itself into a feel good anthem. Switching up the vibe, the amazingly talented and creative Pegboard Nerds have turned Nicky’s latest hit into a frenetic remix primed to boost the energy of any dance floor. Flipping 180 degrees and diving into the bassier end of the spectrum, the Netherlands born trio Giocatori creates a unique crossover track between future house, dubstep, and trap resulting in a remix that’s not to be overlooked. Capping off the immense remix package in style, Rob Adans blends in his summery tropical vibes to ‘Warriors’ with rhythmic piano chords, smooth and subtle synths, and an enrapturing melody as he grabs a coveted spot on the package.


John Christian, Arin Tone & Corey James – Collage

Consistently overheard in Nicky Romero’s ground breaking sets, ‘Collage’ by John Christian, Arin Tone, & Corey James has been a tune that thousands of fans have been yearning to get their hands on. Fortunately for them, this collaborative effort is now available via Protocol Recordings today.


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Landing an impressive #2 spot on DMC World’s buzz chart, these 3 budding producers have come together to truly create an electrifying main stage anthem. Injecting a new breathe of life into what many believe to be a dying genre, ‘Collage’ features sky piercing synths, pounding percussions, a captivating melody, and a massive drop primed to shake festival grounds. With the teaser amassing over 100,000 plays in just 10 days and accompanied with an tremendous premiere by Nicky Romero himself at Ultra Music Festival.


MAKJ & Thomas Newson – Black

Known the world over for their proficiency in handpicking the finest in dance music, Protocol Recordings have just added yet another extraordinary artist to their family. With Thomas Newson already a Protocol veteran, MAKJ now joins the already remarkable roster to present ‘Black’, out now via Protocol Recordings.



Featured in Nicky Romero’s electrifying set during Ultra Music Festival, ‘Black’ sets the bar once again to prove that this is the pinnacle of what main stage music should sound like. Expertly layering heavy-laden synths, punching percussions, and commandeering vocals, ‘Black’ climaxes into a frenetic drop that crafts itself into an absolute party anthem that will have all festival revelers on their feet. This highly infectious collaborative effort features the perfect blend of production techniques from these two budding producers to truly create yet another anthem to add into Protocol Recordings’ expansive library.




Recently featured as an instrumental track on Protocol Recording’s Miami 2015 Compilation, ‘Heartbeat’ now gets its long awaited release on Nicky Romero’s esteemed label to widespread critical acclaim. Continuing to establish both his name and his label as one the most cunning and exciting in 2015, Nicky Romero does exactly that with his own edit of Magnificence & Alec Maire ft. Brooke Forman ‘Heartbeat’.



A vigorous anthem through and through, ‘Heartbeat’ is the seamless blend of progressive rock and electro house that so many Protocol Recording fans have come to love. Just premiered during Ultra Music Festival by Nicky Romero himself, the track has attained amazing responses and buzz ever since. Originally produced by New York native Alec Maire and Protocol veteran Magnificence, the label boss incorporates the perfect finishing touches as he adds heartfelt vocals and an array of production edits to fine tune this into the main stage anthem that it deserves to be. Filled to the brim with melodic sky piercing synths, thundering percussion, and a drop of epic proportions, Alec Maire and Magnificence’s collaborative effort combined Nicky’s edits of ‘Heartbeat’ is a high-octane cut that is primed to stream throughout many festival airwaves the world over.

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Recently featured on our ‘Miami 2015’ and ‘ADE 2014’ compilations, Paris & Simo and Rico & Miella’s roaring collaboration ‘Get Back’ now gets its long awaited release on Protocol Recordings. With major support from dance music icons such as Nicky Romero, Afrojack, Sander van Doorn, W&W, and more, ‘Get Back’ is proving to be one of the biggest main stage anthems of 2015.


Protocol veterans, Rico and Miella not only lend their voices to yet another massive track, but this time they lend their production skills to Paris & Simo to push the envelope that extra step. Subtle synth notes sequence underneath as Rico & Miella’s vocals float flawlessly throughout, creating an uplifting record that portrays the perfect amorous anthem. Combined with a euphoric drop and a powerful story of love, ‘Get Back’ comes right in time for the imminent festival season, and provides the indication of what’s to come from Protocol for the rest of this year.




Off the back of a sold out #Protocol305 show down in Miami at the end of March, and having just hosted their very own Protocol stage at Belgium’s Daydream Festival, be prepared for a slew of brand new music and top quality events from the Protocol crew over the next few months.



Recently released as part of his highly acclaimed ‘Miami 2015’ compilation, Nicky Romero’s booming collaboration with fellow Protocol comrades Volt & State, ‘Warriors’, is finally available on all portals.

Having been premiered on the Main Stage of Ultra by Nicky Romero himself, a unique orchestra edit of ‘Warriors’ made big waves as thousands of fans fully embraced the sounds of Nicky and the long awaited release of the track. Nicky and Volt & State expertly layered rich melodic synths with driving yet enchanting vocals that lead into a euphoric drop creating an uplifting, progressive anthem portraying a mantra of never giving up and always fighting for what you believe in.


Coming off of one of their biggest Miami Music Week’s in history, Nicky Romero and Protocol Recordings made their presence known with the launch of the Nicky x VIVE L’HOMME Capsule Collection, a special pop up store set at La Street, and by selling out #Protocol305 at the renowned Mansion Miami. Combined with his roaring Main Stage performance at Ultra Music Festival the day after and the sounds of Protocol Recordings’ Miami 2015 compilation ringing through the festival airwaves, it’s looking like Nicky Romero is shaping up to take over 2015.





After much anticipation, Protocol Recordings now unleashes its ‘Miami 2015’ compilation that was announced earlier in March. Now available to purchase on all DSP’s, this year’s compilation is filled to the brim with exclusives and is commended to be Nicky Romero’s favorite one thus far.

With the annual Ultra Music Festival just around the corner, ‘Miami 2015’ is the perfect soundtrack to get fans excited for #Protocol305 at the legendary Mansion Miami and Nicky’s Ultra Mainstage set on Sunday. Featuring an eclectic selection of exclusive new music from the likes of Nicky Romero vs Volt & State, Arno Cost & Arias, Paris & Simo, Felguk & Syn Cole, Magnificence & Alec Maire, No Mondays ft. Ryan S, Blinders & Tom Tyger, Reunify, Mike Hertz, Sam Void, and ASK:ME & B.Vivant, you can now unlock the only place online where a stream of the mixed compilation will be available after subscribing to Protocol Recordings’ Spotify playlists.


Sitting alongside a bevy of innovative tracks such as ‘Get Back’ by Paris & Simo, Rico & Miella, ‘Echoes’ by Magnificence & Alec Maire, an acoustic mash up of the critically acclaimed ‘Let Me Feel’ and the immense upcoming collaborative track ‘Warriors’ with Nicky Romero and Volt & State which is now available for preview here, ‘Miami 2015’ is a true testament to the fact that both Nicky Romero and Protocol Recordings are set to have a massive season this year.

For up-to-the-minute news, stay tuned to Nicky Romero’s and Protocol Recordings’ official social channels, all of which are listed below.



After much anticipation, Nicky Romero’s esteemed Protocol Recordings imprint now unleashes its third record of 2015. Entitled ‘Lift’, this collaborative masterpiece effort between Deniz Koyu and Don Palm is now available to buy exclusively from Beatport and stream in full from Protocol Recording’s official Soundcloud page!

Premiered by Nicky himself at his prolific Protocol Reboot show at ADE 2014, and with the teaser having already racked up almost 200k plays on SoundCloud in just over two weeks, ‘Lift’ has also seen heavy support from industry elites such as Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Alesso, Dada Life, Knife Party, and more over the past few weeks.

This highly infectious track features the perfect blend of enchanting synth chords, an echoing melody, rimming percussions, and a blistering drop to fully bring that euphoric feeling that party goers have continually grown to love!

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Following his sold out label party at LIV during Miami Music Week in 2014, Dutch superstar Nicky Romero now confirms his return to South Florida this March with the announcement of his latest venture, Nicky Romero Presents #Protocol305.


Switching up proceedings by moving to the legendary Mansion Nightclub on Saturday, March 28, this aptly titled #Protocol305 event (305 being the official Miami-Dade area code) will see Nicky Romero take over the iconic Washington Avenue venue for one night only, armed with a selection of his favorite label friends and a few extra special guests!

Whilst the guest appearances are still a very closely guarded secret, previous stars to grace his distinguished Protocol events in Miami, Amsterdam and New York among others, have included the likes of Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. If history alone were anything to go by, Nicky Romero Presents Protocol #305 looks set to be one of the most eagerly awaited events during Miami Music Week this year. Watch the recap of the Protocol Recordings ADE Reboot show in Amsterdam last year, where stars like Afrojack and Martin Garrix joined Nicky on stage for a truly memorable night!

Tickets for Nicky Romero Presents Protocol #305 are now on sale here. With Nicky Romero / Protocol shows consistently selling out in Miami, be sure to get your tickets well in advance to avoid any disappointment.

More details will be announced in the coming weeks. For up-to-the-minute news, stay tuned to Nicky Romero’s and Protocol Recordings’ official social channels, all of which are listed below.


Let Me Feel – Official Music Video

As he looks forward to another prolific year at the top of his game, Dutch superstar Nicky Romero now breathes a fresh lease of life into what was one of the flagship releases on his Protocol Records imprint in 2014, as he unveils the captivating official music video for ‘Let Me Feel’—his smash hit collaboration with Vicetone featuring When We Are Wild.


Debuted live and direct from the Protocol headquarters in Amsterdam on February 7 by means of an exclusive livestream event, thousands of dedicated Nicky Romero fans tuned in to watch the official premiere of the tear-jerking music video, listen to Nicky discussing how it was made and participate in a live Q&A with the man himself.

Directed by critically acclaimed film maker Peter Huang, this emotive piece of videography follows the story of a father’s struggle pay off the medical bills for his sick daughter. Emotionally and spiritually in sync, this short movie captures their aganozing uphill battle as both father and daughter fight with everything they’ve got to overcome their excruciating hardship. For those who missed out first time around, the official video for Let Me Feel is now available on YouTube for all to enjoy.


Merk & Kremont vs. Volt & State – Black & White

This time around, Protocol veterans Merk & Kremont team up with Volt & State to create an absolute belter entitledBlack & White’.

Heavily rotated in Nicky Romero’s recent sets, this anthem has been in high demand as it continues to gain momentum with support from some of dance music’s elite DJs. The combination of bouncing bass, invigorating synths and a euphoric melody perfectly sets the tone as the ambient build turns into a full-fledged electro house hit, teasing the sounds of the imminent festival season ahead.

Support from: Nicky Romero, Axwell, Afrojack, R3hab, W&W, Kaskade and more!

Youtube ➜ Merk & Kremont vs. Volt & State – Black & White

Beatport ➜ Merk & Kremont vs. Volt & State – Black & White

Spotify ➜ Merk & Kremont vs. Volt & State – Black & White


Paris Blohm ft. Charles – Demons

Kicking off 2015 with a bang, Protocol Recordings brings forth a massive progressive house anthem from LA bred DJ / Producer, Paris Blohm. Feeding off the massive success of ‘Colors’, Paris returns to the Protocol helms alongside vocalist Charles to produce ‘Demons’ which is out now.

Featuring soaring vocals from Charles coinciding with Paris’ infectious melodies that so many fans have come to love. The stunning creation utilizes subtle bass kicks, swirling synths, and the towering vocals of Charles perfectly intertwined with a frenetic drop. The story portrays everyone’s struggle of having to face an issue in some point in their lives and triggering the demon inside them.

With the teaser having already amassed over 215K plays on Soundcloud and the track garnering support from some of Dance Music’s most iconic veterans, ‘Demons’ is the perfect indication of what’s to come from Protocol in 2015.

Support from: Nicky Romero, W&W, Sander van Doorn, R3hab, Showtek and more!

Youtube ➜ Paris Blohm ft. Charles – Demons

Beatport ➜ Paris Blohm ft. Charles – Demons

Spotify ➜ Paris Blohm ft. Charles – Demons


Nicky Romero & Vicetone – Let Me Feel (ft. When We Are Wild) (The Remixes)

Riding high off the critically acclaimed ‘Feet On The Ground’ remix package from November 24, Protocol Recordings now presents a massive collection of remixes for ‘Let Me Feel’—Nicky’s collaborative smash with Vicetone and vocalists When We Are Wild.First up, renowned veteran Fedde Le Grand steps up to the plate for remix duties, fully morphing ‘Let Me Feel’ into his own creation by injecting signature thumping kicks and electro stabs into the mix. Mellowing the vibe with a more euphoric feel, Swedish DJ and producer Manse utilizes swirling synth pads and rhythmic tones to create a more ethereal feel for remix number two. Flipping 180 degrees and diving deeper into the dance music spectrum, Martjin ten Velden slows down the original and brings it into a darker atmosphere giving the vocals some room to breathe. Capping the release off in true style, Protocol favorites Volt & State bring the enchanting vibes back to ‘Let Me Feel’ with sky piercing synths and an enrapturing melody as they grab a coveted spot on the package.

Youtube ➜ Nicky Romero & Vicetone - Let Me Feel ft. When We Are Wild (Remixes)

Beatport ➜ Nicky Romero & Vicetone - Let Me Feel ft. When We Are Wild (Remixes)

Spotify ➜ Nicky Romero & Vicetone - Let Me Feel ft. When We Are Wild (Fedde Le Grand Remix)


Blinders – Sirene

Not ones to close out the year quietly, Protocol Recordings now unveil a release that’ll be sure to end 2014 with a bang.  This time Polish Producer / DJ outfit Blinders joins the already remarkable roster of the Protocol family, to present ‘Sirene’.

Fully infused with anthemic strings and rolling synths, coupled with a frenzied drop geared to destroy festivals and clubs alike the world over. Premiered on Protocol Radio by the man himself, Nicky Romero, this marvellous piece of dance music is just what’s needed to set the bar high in the New Year.

Support from David Guetta, Danny Howard, Martin Garrix, Sander Van Doorn and more.

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Tom Swoon & Stadiumx ft. Rico & Miella Unleash ‘Ghost’

Polish producer/DJ Tom Swoon has teamed up with Hungarian duo Stadiumx to produce the follow up to the Double Platinum hit ‘Howl At The Moon’. Having been premiered by Nicky Romero during his set at Tomorrowland, ‘Ghost’ is a praiseworthy creation that combines driving basslines, sky piercing synths, and soaring melodies perfectly intertwined amidst the ethereal chorus of Rico and Miella. The vocals portray one man’s internal struggle to rid himself of an enchanting ghost that will only leave once he learns how to feel. With the teaser having already amassed over 230K plays and the track garnering major support from some of the biggest names in dance music, Ghost looks set for big things as we deliver our final few releases of 2014.

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Protocol releases ‘Feet On The Ground’ Remix Package

Protocol Recordings releases the immensely diverse, hard-hitting remix package for one of the biggest tracks of the year—the highly acclaimed ‘Feet On The Ground’—Nicky’s critically acclaimed collaboration with Dutch rock star Anouk.

Continuing to garner support from some of dance music’s most famed tastemakers, the track has now received five different renditions from some of the most exciting producers on the circuit right now. Watch footage of the remixes filmed straight from the Protocol studios now.

Always open to the globe’s most eclectic sounds, Nicky Romero has enlisted established and rising producers alike to give their very own spins to his record, with the results being nothing short of remarkable. Stretching across the industry’s most prominent genres, the remix package features diverse cuts from the likes of Arno Cost, Merk & Kremont, Flashmob, GusGus vs. T-world, and Bare—all of which are out now on Beatport.

Feet On The Ground Remixes
EP Tracklisting:

1. Nicky Romero & Anouk – Feet On The Ground (Arno Cost Remix)
2. Nicky Romero & Anouk – Feet On The Ground (Merk & Kremont Remix)
3. Nicky Romero & Anouk – Feet On The Ground (Flashmob Remix)
4. Nicky Romero & Anouk – Feet On The Ground (Bare Remix)
5. Nicky Romero & Anouk – Feet On The Ground (GusGus vs. T¬–World Remix)






Nicky Romero Pres: 
Protocol Recordings UK Reboot Tour

From 27th–30th November, Romero and his Protocol label mates will embark on a monster five-show trip, which will see him and his team take over some of the most revered venues across the British Isles—travelling between each on his very own Nicky Romero themed bus! Grab your tickets over here.

This tour comes at the perfect time for Romero, who will be releasing his brand new single‘Feet On The Ground’ (featuring Dutch rockstar, Anouk) in the UK on December 7. Having been premiered at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival earlier this year, the track has already garnered huge support from some of the biggest tastemakers out there, with the likes of Tiesto, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike as well as Pete Tong and Danny Howard from BBC Radio 1 all on board and playing it in their sets. Check out the official video below and ready yourself for its release on December 7 via Island Records!

Nicky Romero (feat. Anouk) – Feet On The Ground (Official Music Video)

Protocol Recordings UK Tour Dates

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27th November – The Coach –Banbridge, N.Ireland
w/Nicky Romero & Arno Cost

28th November - Electric Brixton – London, England
w/ Nicky Romero & Arno Cost

29th November - Victoria Warehouse – Manchester, England
w/ Nicky Romero, Tommy Trash, Don Diablo, Eddie Halliwell & Arno Cost

29th November - Cream at Nation – Liverpool, England
w/ Nicky Romero, Tommy Trash, Don Diablo, Kryder & Gareth Wyn

30th November - O2 ABC – Glasgow, Scotland
w/ Nicky Romero & Arno Cost

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Protocol unleashes ‘Evol Waves – Inferno’

With support from Danny Howard, Tiesto, David Guetta, W&W, Ferry Corsten, and more

The energy of music has been compared to many things, however this corker from Evol Waves is best compared with an Inferno. Keep your fire extinguisher ready! Adding to their already stacked roster, comes a DJ and Producer nurtured in the small country of Georgia, he’s known as Evol Waves. Evol’s record comes in the form of ‘Inferno’ and is slated for release on Protocol Recordings Monday 3rd November. Having been premiered by David Guetta on the main stage at the annual Ultra Music Festival this year, this slice of brilliant dance music is perfectly ripe for picking.



Nicky Romero & Protocol’s Final NYC Show of 2014


With Halloween just around the corner, Pier of Fear featuring Nicky Romero and Dirty South is THE show of this up coming Halloween weekend and this is your last chance to get tickets to this truly epic event! As this is Nicky Romero’s final performance in New York for 2014 and the first time Dirty South has played there since the Spring, it’s promising to be one hell of a night that cannot be missed.


Taking place on All Saint’s Day, this is the perfect excuse to dress up once again and celebrate Halloween to a soundtrack crafted by two of dance music’s finest and guests. Paired perfectly with a prodigious venue, Pier 94 is the ideal site for this larger-than-life gathering with its open warehouse feel and will be decked out with cutting edge production and sound system as only team Protocol know how.

As if Nicky Romero and Dirty South weren’t enough, other acts include Protocol team mates Arno CostDon Diablo, John Dahlback, Ansolo and Elephante, creating an event unparalleled by anything else going on in the tri-state area over hallows weekend.

“Pier of Fear has historically been one of the biggest & best parties of the year, and we’re continuing the tradition this year with some of the hottest acts in dance music … we’re working the clock to present the best Halloween weekend New York has ever seen.” – Eddie Dean. Owner of Pacha New York 

Last years Pier of Fear was an overwhelming success as Krewella, Knife Party, Steve Aoki, and many more took over Pier 94 for a weekend of madness that people still talk about today.

This is an 18+ event and the doors open at 9pm. Few tickets are still available at, so head over there to make sure you don’t miss out.

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Support from Nicky Romero, Danny Howard, David Guetta, Sander Van Doorn, W&W, R3hab and more!Recently, Australia has seen a steadfast rise in both emerging and already prevalent talents coming together. Further adding to that list and collaborating for the first time ever, the Aussies Tommy Trash and Wax Motif join forces to create the mammoth track, ‘Hex’ – out now on Nicky Romero’s distinguished label, Protocol Recordings. Having been premiered in Nicky Romero’s prodigious ADE Reboot set, Protocol Recordings sets the bar once again with this latest offering. Filled to the brim with pounding kick drums, reverberating synth lines, and beautifully crafted vocal chops perfectly collated together, the track then segues into a frenetic build ultimately leading into a euphoric drop that’s inclined to set the dance floor ablaze. Continuing to be recognized as one of the most forward driven progressive/electro labels, Protocol Recordings prolong their reputation with the addition of ‘Hex’ into their expansive catalogues of records.



Nicky Romero Presents Protocol ADE 2014

OUT NOW: Nicky Romero Pres. Protocol ADE 2014

Its that time of year again Amsterdam becomes the centre of the dance universe. Nicky Romero and Protocol Recordings have a strong ADE presence with a sold-out Protocol Reboot in Melkweg on October 15th and a cutting edge Protocol ADE 2014 mix compilation by Nicky Romero.

It’s the first Protocol ADE compilation, following up the Protocol Miami compilation released earlier this year around WMC, and includes ten tracks exclusively signed for this comp, Nicky’s highly sought after Cygnus X – Superstring Remix, upcoming Protocol releases and established Protocol hits. It also includes Nicky Romero’s latest singe ‘Let Me Feel’!

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Get an overview of all tracks on Youtube:

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OUT NOW: Nicky Romero’s new single ‘Let Me Feel’ w/ Vicetone

We are very proud with the release of Nicky Romero’s and Vicetone‘s new single, ‘Let Me Feel’ featuring When We Are Wild on Protocol Recordings. After a successful debut of the track at Ultra Music Festival Miami this Spring, the Protocol power team should expect their first collaboration to be a massive hit as it has already seen over 700,000 plays on the SoundCloud preview. On ‘Let Me Feel,’ Nicky and Vicetone’s expert layering of melody-rich synths, combined with When We Are Wild’s emotional vocals, create an uplifting, progressive original that exerts beauty in every direction. With this release being one of the most anticipated records on the label this year, it will surely get the excitement brewing for the upcoming New York Reboot, a Protocol family affair on Halloween Weekend.

Listen to Nicky Romero & Vicetone’s ’Let Me Feel’ ft. When We Are Wild on SoundCloud:, or YouTube:, and purchase it on Beatport:


OUT NOW: Protocol Recordings Releases Ispolins’ ‘Ispolins’

Today, Protocol Recordings, Nicky Romero’s world-renowned label, releases ‘Ispolins,’ the self-titled single from Russia’s newest emerging duo. A few months ago, one half of Ispolinsflew to the Protocol Recordings studio all the way from Russia in hopes of sharing their music and story with Nicky. With his tenacious efforts and luck on his side, he was able to do just that, and Nicky even took him into the studio to share their story on Protocol Radio. Fast forward to today, and now Ispolins has a smash single release on the label.

Purchase ‘Ispolins’ on Beatport:, or stream in on Youtube:

On ‘Ispolins,’ the promising duo has built evolving string arrangements and layered synths around heavy percussion work for a jaw-dropping electro-house track. With their story and production work, it’s clear that Ispolins has earned their place as part of the Protocol Recordings squad.

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OUT NOW: Protocol Recordings Releases Sultan + Ned Shepard vs. The Boxer Rebellion’s “Keep Moving” (The Remixes)

Today, Protocol Recordings releases Sultan + Ned Shepard vs. The Boxer Rebellion’s “Keep Moving” (The Remixes) on Beatport. Since its release, the original “Keep Moving” has been lighting up dance floors far and wide, but now the cross-over tune has been rejuvenated with makeovers from Protocol’s newest members, Bobby Rock and Pankaj & Parag. Fresh off his Protocol debut, Bobby Rock gives the track his own progressive house touch with fresh melody lines, new guitar work, and more. On the other hand, Pankaj & Parag take a different approach, and transform the track with a smooth, groovy house sound that makes for a soulful vibe. Grab Sultan + Ned Shepard vs. The Boxer Rebellion’s “Keep Moving” (The Remixes) below.

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OUT NOW: Protocol Recordings Releases Thomas Newson & Magnificence’s ‘Blizzard’

Protocol Recordings releases Thomas Newson & Magnificence’s new single, ‘Blizzard,’ on Beatport. With great success from previous collaborations, two of the Netherland’s finest young dance music acts have joined forces once again for a jaw-dropping track that sets a strong tone for their budding careers. In ‘Blizzard,’ they use thumping drums and layered synth lines to lead into a sequence of reverb-drenched pads, before an uncluttered build that drops into heavy, tribal rhythms from the future. Holding its place as one of the leading progressive/electro labels, Protocol Recordings continues to build its catalog with distinctive releases like this latest offering. Listen to Thomas Newson & Magnificence’s ‘Blizzard’ on YouTube:, and purchase it on Beatport:

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OUT NOW: Protocol Recordings Releases Row Rocka’s ‘Saffron’

Protocol Recordings releases Row Rocka’s new single, “Saffron,” on Beatport. With this distinctive release and support from many world-class DJ/producers, the emerging 17-year-old artist, Row Rocka, is making all the right moves to ensure future success, quickly gaining ground on his counterparts. On “Saffron,” he fuses progressive house and electro with a strong, melody-driven sound, using lush pads and synth riffs to build up to the drop that brings out world music influences. Protocol Recordings continues to cultivate the finest dance music from both new and established talent with each signing. Listen to Row Rocka’s “Saffron” on SoundCloud: or purchase it on Beatport:


OUT NOW: Protocol Recordings Releases Martin Volt & Quentin State’s “Rush”

Protocol Recordings released Martin Volt & Quentin State’s new single, “Rush,” on Beatport. Following up on their previous Protocol hit, “Conspiracy,” Martin Volt & Quentin State continue on their unstoppable streak of big-room jams. Previously premiered in Nicky Romero’s Ultra Miami set this year, “Rush” strengthens the clout of this collaborative project, while being the most anticipated ID on 1001tracklist. In the tune, Martin Volt & Quentin State harness the listener with an extended build using fast synth string riffs that lead into the drop with a vibe that is nothing short of epic. Listen to Martin Volt & Quentin State’s “Rush” on SoundCloud:, or on YouTube:, and purchase it on Beatport:


OUT NOW: Protocol Recordings Releases Sultan + Ned Shepard & The Boxer Rebellion’s “Keep Moving”

Today, Protocol Recordings releases Sultan + Ned Shepard & The Boxer Rebellion‘s single, “Keep Moving,” on Beatport. The Los Angeles-based power duo, Sultan + Ned Shepard, in collaboration with the UK Indie band, The Boxer Rebellion, have created a track that will undoubtedly take over the airwaves. After being teased on this year’s Miami Reboot compilation by Nicky Romero and in numerous DJ sets all summer long, “Keep Moving” delivers with its euphoric vibe driven by on-point progressive house production, and strong vocal elements that make this a crossover smash. Listen to Sultan + Ned Shepard & The Boxer Rebellion’s “Keep Moving” on SoundCloud:, or YouTube:, and purchase it on Beatport:


OUT NOW: Protocol Recordings Releases Bobby Rock’s “New Life” Ft. Cimo Frankel

Today, Protocol Recordings, Nicky Romero’s tastemaker label, releases Bobby Rock’s single, “New Life” featuring Cimo Frankel, on Beatport. After releasing hit singles “Blitz” and “Arise,” Bobby Rock, the alter ego of Dutch duo Bobby de Graaf and Melvin Kuiters, has brought us another chart-topper. “New Life” is an unmistakable progressive house song with a melodic buildup and inspiring vocals from Cimo Frankel that make this a go-to jam for DJs and dance music enthusiasts alike. Listen to Bobby Rock’s “New Life” featuring Cimo Frankel on SoundCloud:, or YouTube:, and purchase it on Beatport:


Out Now: Protocol Recordings Releases John Dahlback’s “Fireflies”

Protocol Recordings releases John Dahlback’s new single, “Fireflies” featuring Melanie Fontana, on Beatport. With his previous stand out releases on the label, Dahlback has quickly become a Protocol favorite that is trusted to deliver only the finest productions, and here he is yet again with a new sing-along smash. In “Fireflies,” he seems to channel the vibes from warm Summer nights for his dreamy melodies that carry Melanie Fontana’s vocals into the stunning, progressive house drop and beyond. Purchase ‘Fireflies’ on Beatport:


OUT NOW: Protocol Recordings Releases Nicky Romero’s New Single, “Feet On The Ground” with Dutch Rockstar Anouk

Nicky Romero releases his new single, “Feet On The Ground” with the Dutch rockstar Anouk, due out on Monday, May 12th via his own Protocol Recordings label. Coming off of his groundbreaking performance at Mexico’s EMPO Awards, Nicky is as strong as ever as he moves into the heat of this year’s festival season armed with this new collaboration with Anouk that he premiered at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. “Feet On The Ground” is a rock-infused big-room smash that’s a surefire anthem. Purchase Nicky Romero & Anouk’s “Feet On The Ground” on Beatport:

For this upcoming release, Nicky Romero teamed up with the decorated singer/songwriter, Anouk, who has had numerous hits singles in the Dutch and Belgian charts. In “Feet On The Ground,” Nicky builds upon Anouk’s piercing vocals with a dynamic blend of big rock guitar riffs, his signature synths, piano chords, and of course, heavy drums and bass. With this single, Nicky Romero sets a strong precedent for more of his brilliant music to come.


Nicky Romero presents Protocol Amsterdam Reboot at ADE

It is almost becoming a tradition, but this year Nicky Romero and his label Protocol Recordings will again open the Amsterdam Dance Event with a bang. After this concept seeing  successful visits to Miami, New York and Las Vegas Nicky Romero will present on Wednesday October 15 Protocol Amsterdam Reboot with an extensive line up and many special guests. Previous editions saw impressive guests like Fedde Le Grand, MartinGarrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Don Diablo,Nervo and R3hab dropping by. And again this year Nicky will invite many great artists and friends to rock both rooms at the Melkweg.

For Nicky Romero, a musical wunderkind according to DJ Mag this  night is a highlight of yet another fantastic year. After rising to stardom in recent years with hits like I Could Be The One” with Avicii, he now has definitely established himself at the top of the international dance scene with millions of fans all over the world. Next to that his own Protocol radio show sees a weekly synchronisation to more than 70 FM radio stations, reaching 40 million listeners in 45 countries.

Also for his label Protocol Recordings the showcase at the opening night of ADE will be the mark of a successful year. Protocol’s releases always end up  topping the charts on Beatport,  working with artists like Tritonal, John Dahlback, Vicetone, Merk & Kremont, Calvin Harris, R3hab,Nervo, Krewella and Bassjackers it is clear Protocol has a great impact on the dance scene. Quite an achievement for such a young and independent label. And yet much more is still to come. So this event will guarantee a lot of new material and exclusive collabs. Get your tickets now as all the previous editions were sold out well in advance!

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OUT NOW: Protocol Recordings Releases Lush & Simon’s “Hunter”

Protocol Recordings releases Lush & Simon’s new single, “Hunter,” on Beatport. Hailing from Milan, Italy, Lush & Simon are being propelled to an international stage by their widely supported originals and bootlegs that are known to crush dance floors far and wide. They’ve now come through with this latest offering, “Hunter,” that’s a progressive house jam that packs a punch with a rolling bassline, layered, thought-provoking melodies, and powerful lush synths. After this stand out release, Protocol Recordings looks forward to closing its Reboot Tour at Summerfestival in Antwerp. Purchase Lush & Simon’s “Hunter” on Beatport: 


Protocol Recordings Releases the Official Preview of Nicky Romero’s New Edit of John Christian’s “Next Level”

Protocol Recordings releases the official preview of Nicky’s edit of John Christian’s single, “Next Level,” due out on Monday, May 26th. The rising Protocol family member, John Christian, has been gaining a substantial amount of hype and recognition around the world with his production expertise, which yields outstanding originals that eventually land in the hands of dance music’s elite. As premiered in Nicky’s Ultra Music Festival Miami performance this year, “Next Level” initially takes on a minimal sound with a synth sequence before the cut off is opened to unleash the ravey melody that quickly builds up to the relentless drop – powered by huge drums and an even bigger vibe. This release comes as the Protocol Recordings squad takes their “reboot” event concept around the world, stopping at Pacha Ibiza for its grand opening on Wednesday, May 21st. Preview the “Next Level” Edit on SoundCloud:


OUT NOW: Protocol Recordings Releases Martin Volt & Quentin State, Burgundy’s “Conspiracy”

Today, Protocol Recordings releases Martin Volt & Quentin State, Burgundy’s new single, “Conspiracy,” on Beatport. Following up on Bobina & Vigel’s hit single, “Crunch,” Protocol Recordings delivers a cinematic new tune that demonstrates what can happen when three talented emerging producers come together for some studio magic. Previously played by Nicky Romero at Ultra Music Festival, “Conspiracy” begins with orchestra elements fused with a thumping kick before reaching a massive crescendo that drops into pulverizing electro. With this latest release, Protocol Recordings remains as an influential force, pushing dance music forward with its distinctive sounds. Catch the Protocol Recordings Reboot Tour in Ibiza, New York, and Antwerp in the coming months. Purchase Martin Volt & Quentin State, Burgundy’s “Conspiracy” on Beatport here:



Venue: AIR Amsterdam
Date: April 26th 10PM – 5 AM

The annual celebration of Kingsday calls for a special collaboration. At AIR Amsterdam, Protocol Recordings and Kingsday Festival will join hands to ensure one of the absolute highlights of the Kingsday weekend. On the 26th of April, headliner Nicky Romero will be joined by Don Diablo, The Partysquad, John Christian, Ravitez and many others. Kingsday Festival brings Weslo, Boehmer, Naffz and many other festival guests to AIR 2.

As Amsterdam turns orange to celebrate the birthday of the Dutch king, AIR Amsterdam crowns Nicky Romero ‘king of the dancefloor’. AIR is more than ready to have the roof blown off by the one-of-a kind event that will “reboot” the Amsterdam nightlife scene and create a once in a lifetime experience for the crowd. Taking place in one of the most centrally located venues, the ‘Amsterdam Reboot’ is the perfect event to follow up on the cheerful daytime activities.Ticket sales have started, all info on opening hours et cetera can be found at


OUT NOW: Blasterjaxx’s “Echo”

Protocol Recordings releases Blasterjaxx’s new single, “Echo,” today on Beatport. After a massively successful run in Miami, Protocol Recordings returns for an absolute heater from the Dutch power duo that has been making a strong impact on the scene with their string of hits and gigs like Ultra Music Festival. In “Echo,” they bring a melody-driven big-room smash showcasing a fresh arrangement with pumping rhythms, huge pads, and a ravey horn-like synth. Tested and proven by Nicky Romero, and Blasterjaxx themselves, on the Ultra Music Festival main stage, “Echo” is set to be one of the year’s biggest tunes. Purchase it on Beatport here ►

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Protocol Recordings Releases Vicetone’s “White Lies” featuring Chloe Angelides.

Protocol Recordings releases Vicetone’s new single, “White Lies” featuring Chloe Angelides. Protocol Recordings follows up on its latest Beatport #1 release, “Howl At The Moon” by Stadiumx & Taylr Renee, with a stand-out offering from the Dutch future stars. Previously premiered on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Radio show, “White Lies” is a larger-than-life festival anthem that fuses Chloe Angelides’ distinctive vocals with layered melodies and varied rhythms before reaching the pumping drop that explodes with energy. This release comes just before Protocol Recordings’ highly anticipated Miami Reboot event during WMC. GrabVicetone’s “White Lies” featuring Chloe Angelides here:

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Nicky Romero Presents: Miami 2014 Compilation

The Protocol Recordings boss, Nicky Romero, presents Miami 2014, a compilation that manifests the boundary-pushing music and movement cultivated by the Dutch megastar. Coming to Beatport on Monday, March 10th and iTunes on Monday, March 17th, the compilation features a plethora of phenomenal tracks including exclusives from promising, emerging talents such as Amersy, Chris Kaeser, John Christian, and more, while also offering forthcoming Protocol releases from Bobby Rock, Sultan + Ned Shepard, Vicetone, Martin Volt & Quentin State and Blasterjaxx, among others. Current Protocol releases from Stadiumx & Taylr Renee, Skidka & Hard Rock Sofa, and Nicky Romero himself round out the package to keep fans in-the-know about essential tracks. With the sold-out Miami Reboot party on the horizon and this compilation due out next week, Nicky Romero and Protocol Recordings are gearing up for one of their largest Miami runs to date. Grab the Miami 2014 compilation here ►

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Protocol Recordings Releases Stadiumx & Taylr Renee’s “Howl At The Moon”

Protocol Recordings, Nicky Romero’s highly regarded label, releases Stadiumx and Talyr Renee’s new single, “Howl At The Moon,”. With the ”Miami Reboot” event on the horizon, Protocol Recordings steps up for an anthemic tune from the Hungarian super duo and gifted Los Angeles-based vocalist. Originally premiered by Nicky Romero at his label night at ADE, “Howl At The Moon” is an uplifting progressive house masterpiece complete with ear-catching vocals, gorgeous melodies, and big vibes. Stadiumx and Talyr Renee’s new single has already seen support from Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1, so it is surely bound for more worldwide recognition.

Grab Howl At The Moon HERE! 

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Nicky Romero Presents: Protocol Recordings “Miami Reboot”

Nicky Romero and his Protocol Recordings label returns for a one-of-a-kind event, “Miami Reboot,” departing from the WMC standards to “reboot” the system and create something revolutionary. Taking place during the day from 2PM to 11PM at LIV Ocean Club at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Protocol’s Miami Reboot will host a lineup featuring Nicky Romero & friends, including both world-class artists and future stars. For tickets and more information on Nicky Romero Presents Protocol Recordings “Miami Reboot” visit:

As an internationally renowned brand, Protocol Recordings and its label nights have had a history of great success with sold-out events across the globe. These nights saw Nicky Romero as a performer and an impresario with on-point curation of virtuosic artists such as Nervo, Don Diablo, Vicetone, Bassjackers, and John Dahlback, as well as massive special guests like David Guetta and Fedde Le Grand. On top of its label nights, Protocol Recordings makes waves in the scene with consistent, top-quality releases as seen by its most recent single, Tritonal & Paris Blohm’s “Colors,” and the forthcoming smash, “Moloko” by Skidka & Hard Rock Sofa. Protocol Recordings will undoubtedly continue as one of dance music’s most well-respected outlets.

This Protocol Recordings “Miami Reboot” is just another step on Nicky’s auspicious path to become the megastar that he was meant to be. The event will demonstrate Protocol’s distinctive style and tastemaker appeal offering the finest in progressive house and electro.  Also, Nicky’s hand-picked team of diverse Protocol-affiliated talents will be showcasing new material – not to mention what the mystery special guests will incite.


Protocol Recordings Releases the Official Preview for Skidka & Hard Rock Sofa’s “Moloko”

Protocol Recordings releases the official preview for Skidka & Hard Rock Sofa’s new single, “Moloko,” due out on Monday, February 10th. Following up on Tritonal & Paris Blohm’s “Colors,” Protocol steps up for yet another smash with its trademark progressive house sound. The emerging Skidka and Russia’s power duo, Hard Rock Sofa, have teamed up for a new single, “Moloko,” that brings a fresh take on peak-time rave weapons with its blend of classic and modern elements. Preview Skidka & Hard Rock Sofa’s “Moloko” here:


Protocol Recordings Releases Tritonal & Paris Blohm’s New Single, “Colors” ft. Sterling Fox

Protocol Recordings releases Tritonal and Paris Blohm’s new single, “Colors” featuring Sterling Fox. Kicking off the new year, Protocol sets a strong tone with a song that has been buzzed about ever since Nicky Romero played it out during the ADE Protocol label night this past October. Tritonal and Paris Blohm’s “Colors” is an instant progressive house classic featuring anthemic vocals that will spur massive sing-alongs throughout the year. Purchase “Colors” here:

The established duo, Tritonal, and the burgeoning talent, Paris Blohm, have joined forces for their debut release on Protocol. In the intro of “Colors,” they pair steady drums with layered piano and synth melodies to create an uplifting foundation for Sterling Fox’s silky vocals. A thought-provoking bridge soon follows and the song takes a breath just before a swift build. A crescendo with ascending elements then gives way to the melody-driven drop supplemented by vocal accents and a feel-good climactic vibe. Tritonal and Paris Blohm have successfully produced the next smash in the growing Protocol Recordings catalog.

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Protocol Recordings Premieres It’s Fan-Sourced Video For Tritonal & Paris Blohm’s “Colors” Ft. Sterling Fox

Protocol Recordings premieres its fan-sourced video for Tritonal & Paris Blohm’s single, “Colors” featuring Sterling Fox. In celebration of the release, the label invited fans to show their “Colors” in a video submission on YouTube or Instagram to become a part of the extensive YouTube fan video. Protocol Recordings urged fans to represent their proud cultural, religious, and ethnic heritages, as well as their neighborhood, city, countryside, and other places they call home. The fans did just that and they were recognized with their names and home countries listed on their video submission. Watch the fan video for Tritonal & Paris Blohm’s “Colors” featuring Sterling Fox here:


Protocol Recordings Releases “R3hab & Lucky Date – Rip It Up (Nicky Romero Edit) & (Original Mix)”

Protocol Recordings releases R3hab & Lucky Date’s single, “Rip It Up,” in Nicky Romero’s “Rip It Up” edit due out on December 9th. With their debut release on the label, R3hab & Lucky Date make a statement and deliver an electro-infused progressive house monster. With the original coming out on December 23rd, “Rip It Up” takes on a pumping dynamic with segments including everything from distorted riffs to lush chords and razor-sharp synths. Additionally, Romero has taken the track into his own hands for a new arrangement and some additional refinements. 

Two of dance music’s powerhouses, R3hab & Lucky Date, have joined forces for this strong forthcoming single release on Protocol. In “Rip It Up,” they bring in the grinding electro early on, and as the track takes shape, ascending elements are incorporated for a long build with effects and vocal accents throughout. The progressive house segment then pulls through as a bridge before the second drop that takes on an extra dimension of synths for a high energy feel.

Nicky Romero gives “Rip It Up” a festival-ready makeover as he follows up on his most recent releases. He keeps the original’s electro segments, but he reworks the first melodies and moves the massive progressive house chords to a more central part of the track. Following the melodic relief, he revamps the build with an exhilarating touch before returning to the electro segments. Nicky has subtly applied his distinctive style to give this track a bit of his own flavor. 


Protocol Recordings Releases Pelari’s “Rave”

Protocol Recordings releases the official preview for Pelari’s new single, “Rave,” due out on Monday, November 25th. After seeing success with the latest release, Merk & Kremont’s “Zunami,” Protocol Recordings comes through with a strong follow up from the mysterious Swedish duo. “Rave” is about as raw and electrifying as it gets with its massive progressive house build and razor-edged acid house drop. Protocol Recordings adds yet another gem to its phenomenal repertoire. Purchase Pelari’s “Rave” here:

Already supported by many of dance music’s elite, Pelari is establishing a prominent presence early on in their career. In “Rave,” they begin with an uplifting larger-than-life sound that unhurriedly transitions to the lead-up to the drop. In the midst of the build, the 303 synth line is introduced and with the queue of a powerful snare hit, the drop opens up the acid house sequence in full force. With this forthcoming release, Protocol Recordings once again demonstrates that it is a go-to outlet for outstanding dance music.


Protocol Recordings Releases the Official Preview of Merk & Kremont’s ‘Zunami’

Protocol Recordings releases the official preview for Merk & Kremont’s new single, “Zunami,” due out on Monday, November 4th. Following up on its latest release, Michael Calfan’s “Falcon,” Protocol Recordings steps up with a strikingly fresh big-room stomper from the Italian newcomers. “Zunami” is a massive peak-time track with an unconventional drop that is sure to surprise the most seasoned dance music enthusiasts around the world. Protocol Recordings manages to strengthen its trusted reputation by exceeding high expectations time and time again. Preview Merk & Kremont’s “Zunami” here:

Gaining steam as one of the most promising acts out of Italy, Merk & Kremont have been making a name for themselves with world-class production. In “Zunami,” the duo opens up with strong lead melodies that seamlessly merge with new layers of percussion and pads building anticipation for the drop. Another lead melody follows with a subtle introduction behind snare rolls and lush chords before hitting a quick stutter. The drop then breaks through to reveal the stunning percussive melody that gives life to high-energy grooves. Protocol Recordings remains on the pulse of the hottest new talent, and it continues to deliver with spectacular releases.

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Nicky Romero Releases Official Video For “Legacy,” His Collaboration With Krewella

The new #7 ranked DJ in the world and Protocol Recordings founder, Nicky Romero, releases the long-awaited official video for “Legacy,” his hit collaboration with Krewella, via MTV Buzzworthy. Just before he departs on his Halloween mini tour, Nicky Romero comes through with a captivating visual representation of the evocative song that has become a certified anthem. The “Legacy” video is a powerful story about being there for the people you love.

Directed by Kyle Padilla, Nicky Romero & Krewella’s “Legacy” video runs through a love story between a cancer-diagnosed mother and her son who becomes a sort of empathetic vigilante. While the mother struggles with her treatment and its effects, her son is determined to do whatever he can to help her feel better – even if that means bashing in her co-workers car, amongst other things. Although his actions are slightly misdirected, his genuine concern and determination give her strength to continue on her fight against cancer. With this video, Nicky Romero & Krewella have not only given new life to their song, but they have also helped raise awareness for cancer patients.

Three of the actors who shaved their heads in the video donated the hair to Locks of Love, an organization that makes wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy.



Protocol Recordings Releases Official Preview of Michael Calfan’s “Falcon”

Protocol Recordings releases the official preview for Michael Calfan’s new single, “Falcon,” due out on Monday, October 21st. As the Protocol Recordings night at ADE approaches, the label comes through with an inventive offering from the Parisian up and comer. In “Falcon,” Calfan applies his own distinctive style to produce an unmistakable big-room sound that is ahead of its time. Protocol Recordings continues to set the precedent for the genre with each and every release. Preview Michael Calfan’s “Falcon” here:

Michael Calfan doesn’t waste any time in showcasing his studio magic for his debut Protocol Recordings release. After weaving through an introduction of glitchy riffs and bit-crushed growls, “Falcon” takes shape with larger-than-life melodies suspended over the pulse of a kick drum paired with snare hits. The sequence leads into a break that eventually drops into an explosive progressive house segment that is sure to astonish. Protocol Recordings always strives to innovate, and with Michael Calfan, it is doing just that.


Protocol Recordings Releases Kryder’s “PYRMD”

Protocol Recordings, Nicky Romero’s innovative label, releases the official preview for Kryder’s new single, “PYRMD,” due out on Monday, October 7th. Boasting recent releases from Bassjackers, Don Diablo, Vicetone, and more, Protocol Recordings continues its streak of dance floor hits with the mysterious UK-based producer, Kryder. His latest offering, “PYRMD,” takes on an electro-infused progressive house style that adds depth to the growing catalog of the label. Protocol Recordings takes yet another step in shaping its signature sound that is becoming a staple in dance music. Preview Kryder’s “PYRMD” here:

Known for his genre-defying style, Kryder steps up for his Protocol Recordings debut with a massive single. “PYRMD” takes shape early on with an addictive synth line raising the energy and creating a lush, airy atmosphere before being met with the strong pulse of the kick drum. Just as the track seems grow quieter, the drop hits and the once uplifting vibe transforms into high-energy, gritty electro fit for an arena-sized crowd. With Kryder, Protocol Recordings further establishes that it is a platform worthy of recognition.


Protocol Recordings Releases Official Preview of Bassjackers’ “Zing”

Protocol Recordings, Nicky Romero’s prominent label, releases the official preview for Bassjackers’ new single, “Zing,” due out on Monday, September 23rd. Following up on Don Diablo & CID’s acid-laced floor filler, “Prototype,” Protocol Recordings keeps up the rave-ready vibes with Bassjackers – the Dutch heavy weights undeniably making waves in the scene. This forthcoming release, “Zing,” takes on a larger-than-life sound with booming drums and a bit of electro flavor to balance out the mix. Protocol Recordings steps up yet again to help shape the future of EDM. Preview Bassjackers’ “Zing” here:

With their debut release on Protocol Recordings, Bassjackers are making it known that they are here to stay. “Zing” gets the energy flowing right from the start with a familiar “push the tempo” sample looped over a churning electro synth. A swift crescendo quickly transforms into the powerful minimal drop resonating with a tribal, percussion-driven feel before circling back to the initial electro sound paired with fresh rhythms. Bassjackers, along with Protocol Recordings, is paving the way for a distinctive progressive house sound that will be remembered for years to come.


Nicky Romero Announces Massive Lineup for Protocol Recordings Label Night – ADE 2013

The record label boss and cross-genre wizard, Nicky Romero, is kicking off the Amsterdam Dance Event 2013 with a Protocol Recordings label night on October 16th, 2013 at Melkweg.  With a lineup featuring Nicky Romero, Dimitri Vegas & Like MikeJohn DahlbackDon DiabloMartin GarrixVicetone, and mystery special guests in the Protocol Recordings room, “The Max,” as well as Vicetone again, Cash CashTV NoiseNilsonVince Moogin, and John Christian in the Protocol Radio room, “Oude Zaal,” it is set to be a remarkable event that will demonstrate Protocol’s distinctive style and influential tastemaker appeal. Fans should be prepared to experience the label’s musical innovation at its finest. For tickets and more information on the Protocol Recordings ADE Label Night visit:

2013 has already been an exhilarating, yet prosperous, year for Nicky Romero as he has produced a UK #1, “I Could Be The One” with Avicii, and other chart-topping tracks including “Symphonica” and “Legacy” with Krewella. Not only has his production been on point, but he has also had stand-out performances at world-class festivals such as Ultra Music Festival, Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, and more. In addition to his own personal successes, Protocol Recordings has been fostering a dominant presence in dance music by maintaining consistent quality output with hit releases like Vince Moogin’s “Love Me Right,” John Dahlback’s “Nuke,” Don Diablo “Give It All,” Vicetone’s “Tremble,” and of course, Nicky’s highly sought-after tracks. The label maintains its momentum with Don Diablo & CID’s recent single release, “Prototype.”

This Protocol Recordings label night at ADE is just another step on Nicky’s auspicious path to become the megastar that he was meant to be. Fans can expect Nicky Romero at his absolute best playing exclusive new Nicky Romero originals, remixes, and collaborations.  Also, Nicky’s hand-picked team of diverse Protocol-affiliated talents will be showcasing new material that’s sure to get the dance floor bursting with energy – not to mention what the mystery special guests will incite. Since ADE has grown into the world’s biggest club festival with over 1,700 artists from all over the globe performing in 75 clubs, the night will be a very special occasion for everyone involved.

Located at Melkweg, one of Amsterdam’s most premier venues, the DJs will perform with the backdrop of a mind-bending light show as music will be blasted into the crowd from the venue’s state-of-the-art sound system. This year, there will be ”Protocol Recordings” area, as well as a “Protocol Radio” area, so fans can explore and enjoy a multi-faceted concert experience. For more information please visit:, Early bird = SOLD OUT / €17 (Normal) visit:

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Protocol Recordings Releases Preview of Don Diablo & CID’s “Prototype”

Protocol Recordings releases the official previews for Don Diablo & CID’s  new single, “Prototype,” release date September 9. After teaming up for an enormous remix of “Give It All” featuring Alex Clare, Don Diablo & CID have returned with a vengeance. As a team, their styles and production skills fuse together to form a single entity that raises the standard for big-room house. “Prototype” is an exhilarating acid-laced floor filler that serves as a testament to their auspicious collaborations. Protocol Recordings moves further to distinguish its highly sought-after signature sound with this latest release. Preview Don Diablo & CID’s ”Prototype” here:

Still riding the wave of Nicky Romero and Krewella’s “Legacy” single and remix package, Protocol Recordings comes through with new heat from Don Diablo & CID for a cutting-edge release. In “Prototype,” the collaborative duo makes use of an inventive melody, a warm, distorted bassline, big drums, and catchy vocal samples to build the track up to the climax. With a brief vocal cue, the track drops into the main acid house segment, which at times cuts back to the intro for a fresh dynamic. Don Diablo & CID have successfully worked their magic to take Protocol Recordings to new heights.


OUT NOW “Legacy” Remix Package

Protocol Recordings, Nicky Romero’s flagship label, releases the official previews for the “Legacy” remix package featuring Vicetone, Wildstylez, Don Diablo, & Candyland. With “Legacy” reaching the Beatport #1 milestone, Nicky Romero and Krewella have been trailblazing their way to the top playing their arena-sized anthem across the world to thousands of adoring fans singing along. Now Protocol Recordings has enlisted the flourishing up and comers VicetoneWildstylezDon Diablo, and Candyland to work their studio magic and add to the song’s already overwhelming reception. Protocol Recordings remains as forward-thinking as ever and is paving its way to becoming one of dance music’s most respected labels. Preview the “Legacy” remix package here: .

Opening up the “Legacy” remix package, Vicetone offers a high-energy progressive remix driven by a smooth re-constructed melody. Next up, Wildstylez stays true to to his name and delivers a frenzied hardstyle rendition featuring massive piercing synths and pumping bass. Don Diablo follows with a dropped tempo showcasing a festival-trap style with skittering percussion, as well as added electronic and the lyrics of Sway into his trap style remix. Closing out the pack, Candyland gives the song their signature “OG” treatment applying an unconventional trap sound including jumpy detuned synths and fresh original melodies. The “Legacy” remix pack is sure to be a cross-genre hit that has a little something for everyone.

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Protocol Recordings Releases Official Preview of Vicetone’s “Tremble”

Protocol Recordings, Nicky Romero’s inventive label, releases the official preview of Vicetone’s majestic new track, “Tremble,” due out on Monday, August 5th. What initially started as a casual collaboration has become something much larger as the two young Dutch producers, Ruben and Victor, have been building the Vicetone name with style and vigor. Their latest offering, “Tremble,” exemplifies their boundless studio wizardry that is pushing dance music towards an evolution from the ordinary big-room sound. Protocol Recordings adds yet another distinctive release to a growing, forward-thinking catalog. Preview Vicetone’s “Tremble” here:

Following the release of Nicky Romero and Krewella’s Beatport #1, “Legacy,” Protocol Recordings picks up Vicetone for their work of art that incorporates a balance of organic sounds and synth work for a well-rounded, exhilarating track. The “Tremble” preview moves from a gorgeous orchestra-driven, cinematic sequence that gives way to a suspenseful build with looped percussion and rising electronic elements. Next, A smooth transition into the drop reveals the powerful fusion of hard-hitting drums, soaring pads, and intricate synth melodies that showcases the track’s dance floor potential. Protocol Recordings once again boasts a release of the refined dance music that it has come to be known for.


Protocol presents Nicky Romero’s ‘NOTHING TOULOUSE’ North America tour!

The Protocol Recordings impresario and inventive producer, Nicky Romero, announces his ‘Nothing Toulouse’ North American tour with dates throughout the United States and Canada spanning from Saturday, August 31st to Sunday, September 29th. After pulling out all the stops on the prominent stages of world-renowned festivals and events such as Ultra Music Festival, Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Sensation White this year, Nicky has decided to take matters into his own hands. Having just released his secret weapon, “Legacy” with Krewella, he will remain as a key player in dance music and further establish himself on his beat-driven conquest of cities far and wide. At each and every stop on the tour, fans can expect the jaw-dropping DJ-ing and full-throttle energy that have come to be associated with the always stunning Nicky Romero. Purchase pre-sale tickets for Nicky Romero’s Nothing Toulouse North American Tour here:

Nicky Romero will be joined on tour by the Dutch duo, Vicetone. Within a matter of months, Vicetone has exploded from their bedroom studios straight into the top clubs and festivals of the world. They have quickly risen to become one of the most sought after up and coming artists in dance music today.

Making himself known for this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, Nicky Romero has released a cinematic video depicting a story of the asked “Toulouse” character haunting him in his dreams and reality all for one simple request. Watch the video here to find out what happens next, and be sure to #VoteNicky for the Top 100 DJs poll:

Nicky Romero Nothing Toulouse North American Tour 2013

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VoteNicky for DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll.

After becoming the highest new entry at #17 in last year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, the genre-defying producer and record label boss, Nicky Romero, has been taking the dance music world by storm and there’s no stopping him. Whether it’s his infectious productions, such as his Beatport #1′s “Symphonica,” “Legacy” with Krewella, and his UK #1 “I Could Be The One” with Avicii, or his jaw-dropping performances as seen at Ultra Music Festival and Coachella, there is something to keep Nicky fresh in the minds of thousands upon thousands of his devoted fans. Additionally, his Protocol Radio show has become one of the most listened to podcasts hosting a balance of music from promising, upcoming talent and established dance music elite. Taking things one step further, Nicky’s Protocol Recordings label has been strengthening its reputation as one of the industry’s most respectable big-room outlets with each and every release. Nicky’s ascent to stardom has been no mistake, but a culmination of successes on a long, arduous journey in the name of creative altruism.

From being featured in the “What’s Your Forte?” Kia campaign to creating the latest mix for Sensation White and playing the world premiere of its new show, Into The Wild, Nicky never ceases to impress with his diligence in all facets of his career. Making himself known for this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, he has released a cinematic video depicting a story of the asked “Toulouse” character haunting him in his dreams and reality all for one simple request. Watch the video to find out what happens next:


Nicky Romero Releases Official Preview of Collaboration with Krewella, “Legacy”

The crossover dance music mastermind, Nicky Romero, releases the official preview of his highly sought-after collaboration with Krewella, “Legacy”. After seeing “I Could Be The One” with Avicii, “Still The Same Man,” and “Symphonica” reach a prominent level of commercial success this year, Nicky Romero continues on his auspicious musical journey showcasing yet another forward-thinking production. “Legacy” is an unmistakable hybridization of big-room flair matched with bass-driven intensity that exemplifies what can happen when two of the hottest names in dance music come together. Preview “Legacy” here:

The long rumored collaboration between Nicky Romero and Krewella has finally come to fruition for the whole world to experience. “Legacy” flows through an evocative sequence with the ever-so familiar Krewella vocals layered over playful, filtered synths and evolving percussive elements that lead into a frenzied build. The track then ignites with the full-throttle energy of booming drums, dynamic melodies, and a powerful, wobbley bassline, all precisely arranged to sonic perfection. “Legacy” is a surefire festival anthem that will be heard far and wide at main stages, clubs, and everywhere in between.

“Legacy” will be released exclusively on Beatport July 15th via Protocol Recordings.


Nicky Romero Presents Protocol Recordings Label Night at Light Las Vegas

This Thursday, June 20th
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The record label executive and cross-genre wizard, Nicky Romero, announces his first Protocol Recordings label night and residency debut at Light Las Vegas with the Australian superstars, the Stafford Brothers, and the masterful Don Diablo this Thursday, June 20th. Coming off of releases like Nicky’s Beatport #1′s “Symphonica,” “Like Home,” “Iron,” Dahlback’s “Nuke,” and most recently, Don Diablo & CID’s “Give It All” remix, Protocol Recordings looks to continue its reign on the dance music world. Maintaining its reputation as one of the most in-demand labels in the industry, it will soon be releasing the highly-anticipated Nicky Romero and Krewella collaboration, “Legacy,” as well as a number of other songs that are sure to be heard around the world at festivals and clubs alike. This weekend, Las Vegas will receive a first-hand experience of the finest electro-house that Protocol Recordings has come to be revered for. For tickets and more information on Nicky Romero Presents Protocol visit:


Nicky Romero Announces US Legacy Tour Featuring Debut at Light Las Vegas

17 till 21 June
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The Protocol Recordings mastermind and crossover dance music producer, Nicky Romero, announces his US Legacy Tour that runs from June 14 till June 21. In honor of the imminent release of his inventive new track, “Legacy,” Nicky looks to capture the hearts and souls of new and old fans alike with his remarkable performances – just as he has always done. The Legacy Tour will be a very special, exhilarating run of dates, but most importantly, it features the debut of his residency at Light Las Vegas.

As per usual, Nicky has been keeping himself busy with producing, managing Protocol Recordings, and spreading his music like wildfire around the world. 2013 has been one of his most fruitful years to date with #1 hits, such as “I Could Be The One” with Avicii and “Symphonica,” as well as some groundbreaking gigs including his Coachella debut, and his first Protocol Recordings events in Amsterdam and Miami. Nicky maintains his strong momentum with his Legacy Tour that is not to be missed by any dance music fan.

For tickets to Nicky Romero US Legacy Tour visit:

June 14 Story Miami
June 15 Spring Awakening Chicago
June 15 The Mid Chicago
June 16 Sutra Costa Mesa
June 16 Intervention San Diego
June 17 Create Los Angeles
June 18 Private Event Los Angeles
June 19 Daylight Beach Club Las Vegas
June 20 Protocol – The Light Las Vegas
June 21 EDC Las Vegas


Protocol Recordings Releases Official Preview of Don Diablo & CID’s “Give It All” Remix

Protocol Recordings, Nicky Romero’s forward-thinking label, announces the exclusive release of Don Diablo & CID‘s remix of Don Diablo’s forthcoming single “Give It All” feat. Alex Clare and Kelis. The remix is set for release on June 10th via Protocol Recordings. The Dutch bred dance music virtuoso, Don Diablo, has recruited New York’s prodigy, CID, to collaborate on a new, festival-ready rendition of the pop-inclined song. Protocol Recordings looks to fully infiltrate the new generation of dance music fans with an irresistible crossover hit. Preview Don Diablo & CID’s Remix of “Give It All” here:

Don Diablo wrote and recorded “Give it All” in London after a period of personal reflection. In the words of Don, “For this particular song I wanted to work with two artists with totally different backgrounds and I wanted them to put something personal into the song as well. It was quite a journey, but I feel blessed to now have two of my favorite voices in pop music on the record. “Give It All”, which is set for a July release, already hit the no.1 spot on the Hype Machine and is accompanied by a rather thundering video. “When the record was done I already had an idea in my head for a remix that I could play during the peak of my DJ-sets. I am excited about the release of this remix on Protocol Recordings, because they have a high standard and a selective output for the releases on their label.”

Don Diablo & CID have showcased their expertise in the studio by taking the laid-back original “Give It All” and transforming it into a galvanizing dance floor wrecker. They pair a pad-driven chord progression with Alex Clare’s distinctive, alluring vocals to draw the listener in, while slowly raising the tension before a strong drum hit signals the swift, high-intensity build. The powerful electro synths are introduced under a looped vocal, and after a brief pause at the height of the crescendo, the song’s raw energy breaks through with unrelenting force as voluminous drums, rave horns, and synths induce an electrifying big-room frenzy. The Don Diablo & CID remix of “Give It All” is already on its way to becoming a Summer festival hit as it has seen support from the likes of Pete Tong, Nicky Romero, Laidback Luke, Hardwell, W&W, and many others.


Remix Package “Symphonica” Out Now!

Out Now: Symphonica The Remixes

Protocol Recordings, Nicky Romero’s innovative label, releases the mammoth “Symphonica” remix package featuring Cash CashBare, and Suedes on the 20th of May. As “Symphonica” has gained recognition as a Beatport #1, it has won over the masses with its emotive orchestrated elements and pulverizing electro basslines that expand on Nicky Romero’s signature sound. Following up on the track’s worldwide success, Protocol Recordings has selected the swiftly emerging producers, Cash Cash, Bare, and Suedes, to showcase their own distinctive styles for a powerful, eclectic offering that is nothing short of remarkable. Protocol Recordings continues with its consistent quality output, and will certainly maintain its rise to prominence with more  releases to come. Preview the “Symphonica” remix package here:

Kicking off the “Symphonica” remix package, Cash Cash delivers a jaw-dropping electro-house rendition that features a chopped and screwed dynamic with added drums, a vocal-like synth, and a stunning mid-tempo bridge. Next up, Bare provides a heavy dose of bass with his hybridized trap masterpiece complete with MPC-type sampling. Rounding out the package, Suedes drops the BPM for a reggae-influenced dubstep monster that brings a girthy take on the original without diminishing its melodic nature. The remixes for “Symphonica” are sure to bring new life to one of Nicky Romero’s most forward-thinking tracks.


Protocol Recordings Announces John Dahlback’s New Single, “Nuke”

Protocol Recordings, Nicky Romero’s burgeoning dance music label, announces John Dahlback‘s colossal new single “Nuke” out on May 6th. Currently on his North American tour stopping at top-tier venues such as Liv Miami, Pacha New York, and XS Las Vegas, Dahlback remains as a powerful force to be reckoned with as he has been consistently churning out stunning live performances and jaw-dropping tracks. Additionally, he has been managing his promising label, Mutants Records, that has been gaining recognition as a tastemaker platform. Dahlback’s latest offering, “Nuke,” embodies his innovative, high-octane sound that is sure to pulverize dance floors far and wide. Preview “Nuke” here:

Building a name around his unmistakeable productions, John Dahlback has a reputation for harnessing explosive energy that is manifested in his works of art. In “Nuke,” he transitions from a stripped-down introduction of drums and looped arpeggios into an exhilarating electro-house sequence with growling, bass-driven synth stabs. The track then breaks open to a bridge of evolving melodies and an intensely stimulating crescendo. “Nuke” is fully realized with the second drop that proves to be just as hazardous as the first. Dahlback never ceases to amaze even the most knowledgable dance music enthusiasts with his raw power.

About Protocol Recordings:
Since its inception, Protocol Recordings has become known around the industry as a premier destination for innovative dance music.  Now with the recent introduction of Protocol Radio, one of the most listened to artist radio shows around, and Protocol showcases, Protocol Recordings is on a fast-track to becoming one of the most well-known and well-respected companies in dance music.


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We are proud to announce that Nicky Romero’s single ‘Symphonica has hit the No. 1 spot on the Beatport Chart. This is the 3rd nr #1 hit on Beatport for Protocol Recordings.

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OUT NOW! Nicky Romero – ‘SYMPHONICA’

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Protocol Recordings Releases Highly-Anticipated Single, Nicky Romero – “Symphonica” March 25th!

The Protocol label head and crossover dance music mastermind, Nicky Romero, releases the official preview of his highly-anticipated single, “Symphonica,” out Monday, March 25th exclusively on Beatport via Protocol Recordings. In the midst of his UK #1, “I Could Be The One” with Avicii, and his Ultra Music Festival performances, Nicky Romero unleashes a taste of what his loyal international fan base has been waiting for. “Symphonica” displays his true musical talent with his experimentation using intricate organic sounds combined with his signature electrifying power. Preview “Symphonica” here:

With an already fantastic 2013, Nicky continues to out do himself and galvanize the masses with his genre-defying prowess. He demonstrates his forward-thinking mentality by incorporating a full fledged orchestra into the appropriately named “Symphonica.” The track moves through a gorgeous, alluring string section before quickly transforming into an undeniably mind-blowing electro-house anthem complete with an infectious melody. The Dutch superstar bridges the gap between two completely different music worlds for an absolutely stunning effect. Expect nothing but innovation from Nicky Romero and Protocol Recordings for the rest of the year and beyond.

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Protocol Recordings Label Night in Miami during WMC!

Protocol Recordings is proud to present its first label night at the world-renowned Winter Music Conference in Miami on Thursday, March 21st, powered by Beats By Dre. With a star-studded lineup featuring Manufactured Superstars, Bassjackers, Dyro, Tony Romera, Nicky Romero himself, and special guests, it is set to be a remarkable event that will demonstrate Protocol’s distinctive style and influential tastemaker appeal. Be prepared to experience the label’s musical innovation at its finest. Purchase tickets for the Protocol Recordings Label Night and be one of the first 100 to arrive for an exclusive special gift: .

With an Ultra Music Festival main stage performance and his highly-anticipated track, “Symphonica,” on the way, Nicky Romero continues to distinguish himself as one of the world’s most sought-after dance music artists. While gaining prestigious accolades such as his recent UK #1, “I Could Be The One” with Avicii, he moves forward with the development of his Protocol Recordings label that is quickly rising to prominence. Following Vince Moogin’s massive “Love Me Right” release, Protocol Recordings is opening the flood gates by bringing its stunning showcases to a worldwide audience with its first stop outside of Europe.

The Protocol Recordings label night includes Denver’s Manufactured Superstars who have built up a reputation for their open-format sets that take dance floors into a non-stop tornado of energy. The Protocol prodigy, Tony Romera, exhibits a dynamic Electro-House style that is exemplified by his “Iron” remix and his incredible track, “Pandor,” that has appropriately seen support from the likes of Pete Tong, David Guetta, Hardwell, Tommy Trash, and several more. Bassjackers, the “Mush Mush” masterminds, maintain a bass-heavy, “jacked” sound that has garnered the attention of the Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, and Fedde Le Grand, as well as many others. The Dutch young-gun, Dyro, is on a path to international notoriety as he merges progressive house with bone-crunching electro drops. The performances are already set to generate an electrifying experience, but with the world-class special guests in mind, it will be nothing short of unforgettable. This Protocol Recordings event is one you certainly don’t want to miss.

Keep an eye out for Bassjackers’ forthcoming Protocol Recordings release. See you in Miami!

Event Information:
Protocol Recordings Label Night
Thursday, March 21st
11:00 pm – 6:00 am

FDR Delano
1685 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach , FL 33139

Nicky Romero
Manufactured Superstars
Tony Romera
+ Special guests

Ticket Sales starts Wednesday 12:00 PM – EST

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Protocol Recordings Label Night #2

The Protocol “Love Me Right” Release Party in Escape Amsterdam was a huge success!
Click on the photo below for the party pictures!

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Nicky Romero & NERVO – Like Home (Official Music Video)

The Official Music Video for Nicky Romero & Nervo – “Like Home” is available!

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Produced by David Morse & CJ Smith
Cinematography by Philips Shum & Arden Tse
Edited by Kyle Padilla

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REVEAL invites PROTOCOL RECORDINGS for Vince Moogin’s release on “LOVE ME RIGHT”

Escape Amsterdam – Thursday February 21th!

Grab ‘Love Me Right’ here:

Nicky Romero, Vince Moogin, Nilson, John Christian, Marc Benjamin, MC Gee, The Fabulous REVEAL Angels, VJ Joury Gijzen

Doors open from 11PM – 4AM, Come early to avoid disappointments! With student ID Card FREE entrance.

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Protocol Recordings Announces Vince Moogin’s Single “Love Me Right”

Release Date: Monday, February 18th via Protocol Recordings
Preview the Remixes Here:

Protocol Recordings announces Vince Moogin’s new single, “Love Me Right,” that is set for release on Monday, February 18th. As a swiftly rising star in the scene, Vince Moogin wastes no time in showcasing his masterful production abilities with this full-throttle Big Room gem. Protocol Recordings continues to strengthen its dignified reputation by introducing some of dance music’s most promising breakthrough artists. Preview “Love Me Right” Here:

After his outstanding performance in Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings online-streamed studio session just last week, Vince Moogin takes another enormous step for his career with his first Protocol Recordings release. “Love Me Right” is nothing short of a sensational festival anthem that is sure to see widespread dance floor destruction this year and beyond. Moogin supports the unforgettable hook with scintillating melodies and a powerful progressive electro-house backbone to provide for a sought-after dynamic appeal. It’s just another cherished treasure to add to the already impressive Protocol Recordings vault.


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Nicky Romero & NERVO Announce Remix Package for “Like Home,” with Remixes From Dillon Francis, Dannic, & Gregor Salto

Release Date: Monday, December 17th via Protocol Recordings
Preview the Remixes Here:

Following the Beatport #1 single release of Nicky Romero and NERVO’s thought-provoking song, “Like Home,” Protocol Recordings continues to excel and distinguish itself in a saturated market with the “Like Home” remix package set to be released on December 17th, 2012. The package is overflowing with awe-inspiring remixes from Dillon FrancisDannic, and Gregor Salto. Preview the “Like Home” remixes here:

Dillon Francis delivers an impressively original Moombahton “Like Home” remix that brings heavy chest-thumping bass along with artistically charming melodies. In the absence of percussive elements, the densely rich synths, glittering arpeggios, and spine-tingling NERVO vocals drive the track until it builds into the meteoric drop that balances harmony with powerful crunchy basslines.

In the second remix included in the package, Dannic takes more of a big-room approach with anthemic melodies that take you by the hand and lead you to an arena-sized drop with supercharged progressive synths. It not only fits the overall vibe of the original, but Dannic takes it one step further with a sound made for the masses.

Rounding off the already eclectic package, Gregor Salto has created his own pumping rave weapon. Rather than solely utilizing the uplifting elements of the original, he builds it up to break it down into a dangerously hard hitting electro machine fueled by pure energy. Gregor displays his ability to generate raw power for the dancefloor.

About “Like Home”:
“Like Home” is the third release on Nicky Romero’s own record label Protocol Recordings, which saw the release of the highly acclaimed collaboration with Calvin Harris titled “Iron” and Nicky’s collaboration with ZROQ “WTF!?.”  It also serves as the follow up to a string of hit singles by NERVO including “Reason,” “Something to Believe In,” and “You’re Gonna Love Again.”

About Protocol Recordings:
Since its inception, Protocol Recordings has become known around the industry as a premier destination for innovative dance music.  Now with the recent introduction of Protocol Radio, one of the most listened to artist radio shows around, and Protocol showcases, Protocol Recordings is on a fast-track to becoming one of the most well-known and well-respected companies in dance music.




Protocol Recordings Releases Official Preview of “Pandor” by Tony Romera

Protocol Recording’s First Release Not By Nicky Romero
Release Date: December 3rd, 2012 via Protocol Recordings
Preview “Pandor” Here:

Protocol Recordings,
 Nicky Romero’s swiftly rising label, is releasing a preview of Tony Romera’s monstrous track “Pandor.”  Following up his glass-shattering remix of “Iron,” the leading up and coming French producer is proving once again that he is worthy of the spotlight.  ”Pandor” not only marks the first release under Protocol Recordings that’s not produced by Nicky Romero, but allows Nicky Romero to showcase his proficient and forward-thinking A&R skills.  “Pandor” will be out on Beatport on December 3rd.  Preview “Pandor” here:

Named as the “second best French hope in 2012” by the French magazine “Only For DJ’s,” Tony Romera is the latest prodigious addition to the prominent Protocol Recordings family with “Pandor” as his first release.  After seeing the incredible success of past Protocol releases such as the current Beatport #1, Nicky Romero’s “Like Home” with Nervo, the label is capping off its first year in existence by making strides to establish a strong foundation for 2013.

Previously introduced on an episode of Nicky’s Protocol Radio, “Pandor” is the quintessential festival track that will surely become a staple in every big room DJ’s setlists.  In the beginning, Tony sparingly introduces an infectious melody that quickly ascends into an exhilarating intricate crescendo that yields vicious electro house destruction.  Tony Romera is on his way to building a proper reputation with Protocol Recordings as his worldwide stage.

The release of “Pandor” marks the start of Protocol Recordings expanding its efforts into uncharted territory with promising new artists.

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Nicky Romero & NERVO – Like Home #1 Beatport

Nicky Romero & NERVO – Like Home! is now official #1 Beatport for 1 week!
Second number 1 for Protocol Recordings on Beatport!

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Nicky Romero & NERVO Release Official Preview of New Single, “Like Home”

Release: Monday, November 12th via Protocol Recordings
Preview “Like Home” Here:

Protocol Recordings, Nicky Romero’s own influential imprint, is releasing an official preview for his highly anticipated collaboration single with Australia’s NERVO, “Like Home.”  The two rising powerhouses joined forces to deliver this stunning new anthemic song, which will be released on Protocol Recordings on November 12th.  Preview “Like Home” here:

Previously introduced at this year’s Tomorrowland, the latest Protocol Recordings release, “Like Home,” written by Nicky Romero and NERVO, is a thought-provoking emotive tune, complete with the unparalleled big room sound that he has been revered for. NERVO’s piercing vocals compliment the rising chord progression with perfection, and as the track moves through the intense crescendo into the thrilling drop, you’ll find yourself in a blissful place “Like Home.” It’s clear that Nicky Romero and NERVO hold the power to take you to the most comforting depths of your mind.

“Like Home” is the third release on Nicky Romero’s own record label Protocol Recordings, which saw the release of the highly acclaimed collaboration with Calvin Harris titled “Iron” and Nicky’s solo debut “WTF!?.”  It also serves as the follow up to a string of hit singles by NERVO including “Reason,” “Something to Believe In,” and “You’re Gonna Love Again.”

Since its inception, Protocol Recordings has become known around the industry as a premier destination for innovative dance music.  Now with the recent introduction of Protocol Radio, one of the most listened to artist radio shows around, and Protocol showcases, Protocol Recordings is on a fast-track to becoming one of the most well-known and well-respected companies in dance music.


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Nicky Romero Announces Remix Package for “Iron,” with Remixes from Dyro & Tony Romera
Release Date: Monday October 8th via Protocol Recordings
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Nicky Romero is announcing that he will be releasing a remix package for his hit single “Iron.” The remix package, which features remixes from Dyro and Tony Romera, will be released on October 8th via Protocol Recordings. After receiving chart-topping success and climbing to #1 on Beatport’s esteemed Top 100 chart, Protocol Recordings’ biggest release to date “Iron” will see the release of two steller remixes. The first remix comes from Dyro, one of the world’s fastest growing talents, and the second from France’s rising star Tony Romera.

In Dyro’s remix, he accentuates Calvin Harris’ beautiful vocals by using an intense symphonic melody paired with light drums in the build. As the energy of the song intensifies, Dyro adds a powerful yet melodic bigroom synth before tipping the song into a hard-hitting, grinding bass-filled drop. Dyro uses his innovative sound and distinct production ability to give “Iron” a second life.

Tony Romera’s remix is quite different, in that it utilizes “Iron’s” recognizable melody while giving it a unique twist by strategically altering the sounds and adding a series of drum kicks and percussion. In addition, Tony Romera swaps the original’s already glass-shattering drop with an interesting yet infectious new drop that gives “Iron” the breath of fresh air it deserves.


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PR067Nicky Romero – The Moment (Novell)

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PR064Florian Picasso – Final Call

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PR063Nicky Romero – Novell

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PR060RNicky Romero & Nile Rodgers – Future Funk (Remixes)

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PR062Corey James & Teamworx – Make The Crowd Go ft. Kobi The Alien

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PR061Arno Cost – Coming Alive EP

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PR005CDProtocol presents Miami 2016 mixed by Florian Picasso & Blinders

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PR060Nicky Romero & Nile Rodgers – Future Funk

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PR059Volt & State, Sam Void, Avedon – Hold On

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PR058Nicky Romero & Stadiumx – Harmony

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PR057Protocol Acapellas Vol. 1

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PR052Disco Fries ft. Fatman Scoop – Volume

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PR047RMAKJ & Thomas Newson – Black (Wildstylez Remix)

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PR049Deniz Koyu & Amba Shepherd – The Way Out

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PR053Volt & State – Sandcastles

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PR051Florian Picasso – Origami

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PR050Nicky Romero – Lighthouse

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PR044RNicky Romero vs Volt & State – Warriors (Remixes)

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PR048John Christian, Arin Tone & Corey James – Collage

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PR047MAKJ & Thomas Newson – Black

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PR045Magnificence & Alec Maire ft. Brooke Forman – Heartbeat (Nicky Romero Edit)

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PR046Paris & Simo, Rico & Miella – Get Back

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PR044Nicky Romero vs Volt & State – Warriors

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PR043Deniz Koyu & Don Palm – Lift

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PR042Merk & Kremont vs. Volt & State – Black & White

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PR041Paris Blohm ft. Charles – Demons

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PR036RNicky Romero & Vicetone – Let Me Feel ft. When We Are Wild (Remixes)

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PR040Blinders – Sirene

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PR039Tom Swoon & Stadiumx ft. Rico & Miella – Ghost

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PR023RFeet On The Ground (Remixes)

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PR038Evol Waves – Inferno

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PR037Tommy Trash & Wax Motif – HEX

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PR002CDNicky Romero Presents: Protocol ADE 2014

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PR036Nicky Romero & Vicetone – Let Me Feel (ft. When We Are Wild)

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PR035Ispolins – Ispolins

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PR031RSultan + Ned Shepard vs. The Boxer Rebellion – Keep Moving (The Remixes)

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PR034Thomas Newson & Magnificence – Blizzard

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PR033Row Rocka – Saffron

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PR032Martin Volt & Quentin State – Rush

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PR031Sultan + Ned Shepard vs. The Boxer Rebellion – Keep Moving

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PR020Bobby Rock ft. Cimo Fränkel – New Life

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PR030John Dahlbäck ft. Melanie Fontana – Fireflies

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PR023Nicky Romero & Anouk – Feet On The Ground

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PR026Lush & Simon – Hunter

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PR029John Christian – Next Level (Nicky Romero Edit)

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PR028Martin Volt & Quentin State, Burgundy’s – Conspiracy

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PR027Bobina & Vigel – Crunch

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PR025Blasterjaxx – Echo

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PR024Vicetone ft. Chloe Angelides

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PR001CDNicky Romero Presents: Miami 2014

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PR022Stadiumx & Taylr Renee – Howl At The Moon

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PR021Skidka & Hard Rock Sofa – Moloko

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PR019Tritonal & Paris Blohm ft. Sterling Fox – Colors

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PR018TR3hab & Lucky Date – Rip It Up (Original Mix)

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PR018R3hab & Lucky Date – Rip It Up (Nicky Romero Edit)

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PR017Pelari – Rave

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PR016Merk & Kremont – Zunami

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PR015Michael Calfan – Falcon

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PR014Kryder – Prymd

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PR012Bassjackers – Zing

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PR010Don Diablo & CID – Prototype

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PR011Vicetone – Tremble

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PR009Nicky Romero vs Krewella – Legacy

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PR008Don Diablo feat. Alex Clare & Kelis – Give It All (Don Diablo & CID Remix)

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PR007John Dahlbäck – Nuke

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PR006Nicky Romero – Symphonica

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