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DØBER Follows Up His Recent “About You” EP With Heavy-Hitting Riding House Track “Cream.” Out Now on Protocol

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Protocol Recordings‘ veteran and bass house maestro DØBER recently released his 3-track “About You” EP, and now he’s back with a very special addition to the project. His new release “Cream” is an experimental, lush sonic journey that toes the line between progressive and hard-hitting. Opening with distorted vocals and cinematic melodies, DØBER nearly fools the listener until he coaxes the track into a synth-forward, driving bassline that is guaranteed to have dancefloors moving. Just as “About You” EP was both true to his original sound and dynamic, “Cream” fits the bill by being uplifting and bass-centric. DØBER continues to flex his prowess and refine his style with each new release, so we can’t wait to see what he’s up to next.

Founded by Nicky RomeroProtocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative electronic dance music. It boasts a roster of heavy-hitters, complemented with immensely talented up-and-comers such as Thomas GoldDeniz KoyuTeamworxFuturistic Polar BearsTrilaneMarcus SantoroStadiumxTim van Werd, and Nicky Romero himself, to name a few. All with a diverse range of sounds that are guaranteed to light up a dance floor. Among them is DØBER, who draws his inspiration from artists such as DogbloodZHU and Gesaffelstein, promising plenty of dark, hard-hitting tunes to add to the label’s repertoire. He followed his 2020’s debut “Twisted” EP with a remix for Deniz Koyu‘s “Next To You” and original works, such as “Silence” with Monocule, “Focus” with Almero and “Bounce” with RayRay, quickly becoming one of the label’s leading artists. Protocol‘s mixture of veteran heavyweights and fresh new talent makes for some of the most exciting releases in the game, along with the unlimited potential for collaborations. We look forward to more releases from DØBER and the rest of the Protocol team coming soon!

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Grammy Award-Winning Afrojack Releases a Dancefloor Friendly Remix of Nicky Romero’s “Okay” with MARF ft. Wulf. Out Now on Protocol Recordings

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Nicky RomeroMARF and Wulf‘s summertime hit “Okay” receives a dancefloor-friendly remix from none other than dance music veteran Afrojack. Taking the original’s emotive vocals and gentle melodies, Afrojack turns the track on its head with a goosebump-inducing buildup and driving, rhythmic bassline that will drive crowds into a frenzy at the next festival or club night. The addition of classic big-room sounds and deep, growling bass is a testament to what has made Afrojack a fan favorite for over a decade. His sound fuses perfectly with fellow Dutch veteran Nicky Romero, making the remix of “Okay” a real treat for any dance music fan. More great remixes of “Okay” will be released on Protocol soon. It’s also worth mentioning that 2 months ago Nicky Romero remixed Afrojack & David Guetta‘s hit “Hero.”

After taking the world by storm with early hits such as “Legacy” with Krewella and #1 single “I Could Be The One” with AviciiNicky Romero quickly proved that his talent is ever-evolving and here to stay. After launching his Protocol Recordings imprint in 2012, the renowned performer, producer, and label head continued his personal successes with a string of high-profile releases, ranging from collaborations with Armin van BuurenDavid GuettaMike Williams & Amba ShepherdDimitri Vegas & Like MikeW&WDallasK & XYLØTimmy Trumpet and Steve Aoki & Kiiara to remixes for the likes of Robin SchulzKygoRita OraSteve AokiMartin GarrixJess Glynne and more. While showcasing his label’s roster via his weekly Protocol Radio show, Nicky Romero continues to innovate and evolve during these unprecedented times in the music industry. In 2020 he launched his alter ego Monocule, which is dedicated to Nicky‘s never-ending passion for darker and underground vibes. Nicky Romero keeps proving his ability to turn into gold everything he touches.

Since he exploded onto the scene with his hit single “Take Over Control” with Eva Simons over a decade ago, Afrojack has become one of the most influential music names in electronic dance music today. It’s no wonder – with an impressive resume of originals and remixes as well as headlining sets at some of the world’s major clubs and festivals, he has made a massive imprint on the culture we know and love today. His career has seen gold star working with David GuettaTimmy TrumpetMartin GarrixHardwellSiaChris BrownPitbullNicki MinajBeyonceMadonnaLady GagaDimitri Vegas & Like MikeSteve AokiTy Dolla $ignLuis Fonsi, and Rae Sremmurd among others. He also serves as the head of his own record label Wall Recordings and is a constant fixture as the Top 10 of DJ Mag‘s annual Top 100 DJs poll.

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Marc Benjamin, Timmo Hendriks and VY.DA Team Up for Progressive House Gem “Hold Me Down,” Featuring Alessia Labate. Out Now on Protocol

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Protocol veterans Marc Benjamin and Timmo Hendriks team up with Italian duo VY.DA for their new release “Hold Me Down.” Featuring fellow Italian singer/songwriter Alessia Labate, the track is a quintessential progressive/big-room masterpiece. “Hold Me Down” opens with Labate‘s ethereal vocals and cinematic melodies that gradually swell into its uplifting, bouncy drop, which is guaranteed to make you want to teleport to your favorite festival’s main stage. Marc Benjamin previously collaborated with the likes of Laidback LukeBenny BenassiFedde Le Grand, and Afrojack, while Hendriks has recently released “Something To Believe In” preceding “Hold Me Down.” VY.DA first appeared on Protocol in 2020 with “Waiting To Run,” in collaboration with Mosimann, and released earlier on HEXAGONRevealedSTMPD RCRDSArmada Music and Darklight Recordings. This is also not the first time when Marc and Timmo work together, as they already joined forces last year on their successful single “Be Alright.”

Founded by Nicky RomeroProtocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative house music; it boasts a roster of heavy-hitters complemented with immensely talented up-and-comers, all with a diverse range of sounds that are guaranteed to light up a dance floor. Veteran producer Marc Benjamin has a reputable taste for impeccable productions, evidenced in his successful previous collaborations with heavyweights Laidback LukeBenny Benassi, and Yves V, and his remixes of Zedd‘s worldwide hits “The Middle” and “Happy Now.” He has performed around the world, including Ultra Bali, a 5-year residency at Amsterdam‘s club Escape, and released on Spinnin’ Records and Steve Angello‘s Size RecordsHeldeep, and more. Dutch artist Timmo Hendriks first made his debut on the label in 2018 with “In My Head,” with Lennart Schroot, followed by “Thinking About You” as part of Protocol‘s “Miami 2019” EP, which has currently garnered almost 3,5M streams on Spotify. His next releases continued to show increased energy and a more mature production style, which resulted in more great collaborations such as “Into The Light” with Nicky Romero and “Keep Me Close” with Dash Berlin. Both of these talented artists continue to be regulars on the Protocol release roster, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

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Swedish Producer Behmer Returns to Purple Fly Record Label with New Single “No Fool,” in Collaboration with Moodygee and Bodybangers

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After debuting on the label last month with “Fake People,” the Swedish producer Behmer returns to the NFT-fueled Purple Fly with another great single. This time he teamed up with Austrian producer Moodygee and German established duo Bodybangers on “No Fool” – a vocal track, fusing Behmer‘s signature Melbourne bounce, hardstyle, and elements of pop. With over 100M streams across platforms, the Swedish producer has had a steady growth in the dance music scene since his debut in 2014. On the other hand, we have Moodygee, who has been rewarded with the Amadeus Music Award and numerous prizes at the Austrian Dance Awards, while Bodybangers‘ earlier releases made it to the single charts in GermanyAustria and Switzerland, keeping the duo on great demand, resulting in tour stops in DubaiHong KongSouth KoreaCroatiaFranceAlbaniaIndiaRussiaSpainPoland, and more.

Purple Fly is an independent imprint utilizing cryptocurrency’s hottest frontier as a platform for the spectrum of electronic music. The label’s goal is to support collaborations of all forms of art, connecting music and stunning visuals for an immersive experience that spans the sonic realms of trance to trap. Purple Fly releases NFT directly on its official website with each music drop, enabling artists to have access to direct support from their fan base while expressing their creativity. BehmerMoodygee and Bodybangers join DJ SODAMOMOLANDLaidback LukeBLVD.Fatman ScoopShaquille O’NealSevenn, and more as part of the Purple Fly‘s family. Keep an eye out for more groundbreaking releases from the label in the near future!

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R3HAB, Jonas Blue, Ava Max and Kylie Cantrall Team Up for “Sad Boy” as Next Single From R3HAB’s Forthcoming Studio Album

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R3HABJonas BlueAva Max, and Kylie Cantrall collide for the newest release – “Sad Boy,” a dance-pop crossover single that is both playful and uplifting. Opening with rhythmic instrumentals, the track evolves with undulating, dynamic basslines and euphonious melodies, perfectly showcasing R3HAB‘s and Jonas Blue‘s exceptional production skills. Global pop superstar Ava Max‘s bold, powerful voice adds a sultry and emotive touch to the lyrics, while the teenage lead star of Disney‘s “Gabby Duran & The Unsittables” Kylie Cantrall is the perfect complement in her post-Disney artist debut. “Sad Boy” follows the same sonic vein as R3HAB‘s recent “Runaway” with Sigala and JP Cooper as the second single on his upcoming studio album. Stay tuned for the next track from this talented veteran’s next project!

This is one of those records where the pieces fell into place quickly. Ava and I connected when I remixed ‘EveryTime I Cry‘ a few months ago. I heard the idea for ‘Sad Boy‘ and knew I had to make the record. Her voice is powerful and bold and a pleasure to work with. I’m glad for the opportunity to create with Jonas, as we’ve only remixed each others’ work but haven’t collaborated. He brings an uplifting and fresh direction to every record. It’s been great working with Kylie as well, looking forward to seeing her artistic journey take off.” – R3HAB

Collaborating with these amazing artists on ‘Sad Boy‘ has been a highlight of my year, I’ve been talking to R3HAB about doing something together for years, and after working with Ava last year on ‘My Head & My Heart,’ this was the perfect moment for us all to come together on a song. To have an exciting new talent like Kylie jumping on that second verse and killing it was the cherry on the cake.” – Jonas Blue

Had a blast collaborating with R3HABJonas Blue and Kylie on ‘Sad Boy‘. This song is all about having a crush on that dark, mysterious person people may not expect.” – Ava Max

The first time I heard ‘Sad Boy‘ I thought I’d heard it before. It’s such a catchy song. There are so many contagious elements about it, the melody, that drop… Yeah, pretty much the whole thing! I couldn’t get it out of my head, I was singing it literally everywhere I went. So, when they asked me to jump on the song, I was like ‘What!?… Hell Yeah!’ I really feel super fortunate to get the chance to work with such insanely talented DJs/producers R3HAB and Jonas Blue, who are the best in the game! They could have stopped there, but once you add Ava Max on top of all that, I was literally at a loss for words. She’s such an incredible singer and performer, I feel honored to be on the song with her! The fact that I get to collaborate with these stars… needless to say, it definitely feels like a pinch-me moment.” – Kylie Cantrall

Dutch-Moroccan Multi-Platinum DJ and producer Fadil El Ghoul, better known as R3HAB, has been trailblazing his way through dance music for the better part of the last decade. From his breakthrough remixes for RihannaDrakeTaylor SwiftCalvin HarrisThe ChainsmokersLady Gaga, to anthems such as Gold– and Platinum-certified “All Around The World (La La La)” and “Lullaby,” to his collaborations with the likes of Luis FonsiSean PaulZAYNAndy GrammerSofia CarsonSmokepurppDimitri Vegas & Like MikeAstrid SOlivia Holt and more, R3HAB has proven to be one of the most talented and forward-thinking artists in the game, whose work collected over 5B streams to date. In 2016 R3HAB founded his label CYB3RPVNK, which has passed 2B streams across all platforms since its inception. R3HAB himself continues to evolve and diversify his sound by working with a variety of artists around the globe, pushing the boundaries of dance music as he collaborates across genres and languages. In 2020 alone R3HAB celebrated over 900M Spotify streams. He is currently the most discovered artist on Spotify, one of Spotify’s top 150 most streamed artists across all genres worldwide, and ranked #13 on prestigious DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs chart. With his combination of innate artistry and innovative attitude, in 2021 R3HAB is continuing his journey among electronic music’s elite.

Jonas Blue‘s career has been felt the world over with singles like “Fast Car,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Rise,” “Mama,” and “Polaroid” collectively amassing almost 3,5B streams on Spotify alone and having been certified Platinum over 120 times around the globe. With over 13B global streams, Jonas has cemented his name as the main stage DJ and pop powerhouse. 2018 was a landmark year. He released “Rise” featuring Jack & Jack, which was one of the summer’s biggest global hits, and owned the autumn with “Polaroid” – his highly-anticipated collab with Liam Payne and Lennon Stella. The success of both hits was sandwiched between “Back & Forth” with Becky Hill and Detroit house legend MK. Debut album “Blue” soon followed, the recipient of the Brit Certified Breakthrough Award and later gold status. Jonas has made his mark on Ibiza, having performed at hotspots UshuaïaCafe Mambo, and has successfully hosted his Electronic Nature residency at superclub Hï Ibiza. Following on from hits “Mistakes” and “Naked” in 2020, “Something Stupid” featuring AWA and ‘Hear Me Say‘ featuring LEON kicked off his 2021 in style, smashing their way into homes worldwide as Jonas continues to inspire, uplift and spread his message of global positivity. As we see a return to live performances in 2021, Jonas joins the likes of Tiësto and Zedd as a resident DJ at Zouk in Las Vegas.

Ava Max is nothing short of a global sensation with massive hits such as “Sweet But Psycho,” “Kings & Queens,” “Salt,” “So Am I,” and “My Head & My Heart” contributing to over 100 DiamondPlatinum and Gold certifications globally! The pop star’s debut album “Heaven & Hell” achieved its RIAA Gold Certification upon release as well as numerous other certifications around the world. Crafting pop anthems with a much-needed dose of fiery female empowerment, the singer has amassed over 9,5B streams and 4B video views to date. The daughter of Albanian immigrants channels the imaginations and aesthetics of forebears like Mariah Carey and Gwen StefaniAva Max is a unique talent, blessed with a seismic voice, an individualistic high fashion mindset, and an undeniable knack for cinematic, theatrical popcraft.

Kylie Cantrall is a 16-year-old American singer, dancer, and actress. She is currently most known for playing Gabby Duran in the Disney Channel television series “Gabby Duran & The Unsittables.” Thanks to her collaboration with stars like Zendaya and releasing music videos through Disney Channel Voices, including “Feeling Some Kinda Way,” which amassed over 15M viewsCantrall went on to become one of the youngest artists to achieve fame across the United States. With nearly 5M TikTok followers and over 500K Instagram followers, Kylie is poised to make her post-Disney artist debut with the single “Sad Boy.”

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Ali Bakgor & DLAY Release Sonically Minimalistic but Emotive Progressive House Single “Lightning Bolt.” Out Now on Purple Fly

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Turkish producer Ali Bakgor teams up with DLAY for their collaboration “Lightning Bolt” on NFT-fueled label Purple Fly, making for the next buzz-worthy addition to the imprint’s dynamic and diverse roster of releases this year. Opening with a driving, deep bassline, “Lightning Bolt” incorporates soulful and slightly melancholy vocals with euphonious melodies to make for a groovy and emotive sonic experience. The track feels right at home with radio play or perhaps for late-night dancing sessions. Ali Bakgor rides the wave of new artists joining Purple Fly label, which has previous releases from DJ SODAAhin of MOMOLANDLaidback LukeBLVD.Fatman ScoopShaquille O’NealSevenn, and more. On the flip side, DLAY returns to the Hong Kong-based record label after releasing “The Hills” with Sevenn back in June.

‘Lightning Bolt’ is a song that is driven by its melancholic atmosphere together with a deep melodic beat. The harmonies from the vocals blended very well with the idea we had in mind, which made our job much easier as producers. From the first second of the song, we could instantly picture the connection It would have with the listeners as the song progresses from dark and emotional chords to a hypnotic drop.” – Ali Bakgor & DLAY

Purple Fly is an independent imprint utilizing cryptocurrency’s hottest frontier as a platform for the spectrum of electronic music. The label’s goal is to support collaborations of all forms of art, connecting music and stunning visuals for an immersive experience that spans the sonic realms of trance to trap. Purple Fly releases NFT directly on its official website with each music drop, enabling artists to have access to direct support from their fan base while expressing their creativity. Ali Bakgor first made waves with his official remix of “Say What You Wanna” for Tujamo, as well as his official releases “Dark Side,” “Over U,” and “Wait No More” under the record label FRQNCY. His singles “Silence” and “Wonder” were heavily supported by TiëstoEDXDon DiabloMartin Garrix, and Sam Feldt, setting a promising stage for his career. Always trying to look to the future of music, Bakgor released on Spinnin’SonyUMGOne7Soave, and Madworks. His songs are featured in more than 3,000 playlists around the world, such as Spotify‘s MintNewMusic FridayLowkey TechHit Dance, and Night Rider.

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Almero Releases Dreamy Yet Dancefloor-Friendly Progressive House Gem “Midnight Love” on Protocol Recordings

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Frenchman Almero is back on Protocol Recordings with his new single “Midnight Love,” a dreamy and yet dancefloor-friendly gem. Opening with soulful vocals that set the stage for an emotive sonic journey, the track unfolds with a deep bassline and swelling melodies; the groovy vibe conjures images of dancing all night in a tropical, picturesque place filled with beautiful scenery and people. “Midnight Love” is Almero‘s 8th release on Protocol, following his recent single on the label “Get Enough,” in collaboration with Italian female duo Sisters Cap, as well as his solo release “Desire,” out on Anjunabeats.

Founded by Nicky RomeroProtocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative electronic dance music. It boasts a roster of heavy-hitters, complemented with immensely talented up-and-comers such as Thomas GoldDeniz KoyuTeamworxFuturistic Polar BearsTrilaneMarcus SantoroStadiumxTim van Werd, and Nicky Romero himself, to name a few. All with a diverse range of sounds that are guaranteed to light up a dance floor. Almero is already making waves; he debuted on Protocol in 2020 with “They Don’t Know” with CAMARDA and then followed with “Focus” with DØBER, 2021’s “Good Old Days” with CAMARDA, “Run” with Teamworx, and solo single “Do Again.” He has additional releases on Revealed Recordings and Universal and has earned support from HardwellSander van DoornNicky RomeroSunnery James & Ryan MarcianoBlasterjaxx, and Thomas Gold.

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Purple Fly Label Dabbles in Fusion of K-Pop and Electronic Music With New Release “Okay!” from DJ SODA, Lost Chameleon, and Ahin of MOMOLAND

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The NFT-fueled record label Purple Fly welcomes three new artists to their ranks with another genre-bending new track. DJ SODALost Chameleon, and Ahin of the group MOMOLAND bring a blend of K-pop and electronic dance music to the table with “Okay!“. Opening with pristine vocals, the track quickly ramps up with a combination of groovy melodies, energetic synths and a bouncy bassline that make for a feel-good, radio-friendly gem. The unexpected twist is the R&B-influenced vocal riff, which adds the perfect layer of complexity to this dynamic track. Press play on “Okay!” to be taken on a multifaceted sonic journey that exemplifies Purple Fly‘s commitment to releasing only the most cutting-edge new music.

Purple Fly is an independent imprint utilizing cryptocurrency’s hottest frontier as a platform for the spectrum of electronic music. The label’s goal is to support collaborations of all forms of art, connecting music and stunning visuals for an immersive experience that spans the sonic realms of trance to trap. Purple Fly releases NFT directly on its official website with each music drop, enabling artists to have access to direct support from their fan base while expressing their creativity.

DJ SODA has proven herself to be more than just a successful DJ; her stellar fashion sense has earned her brand partnerships and modeling gigs for DIORGUESSK-SwissNew BalanceNikeMacJoy RichNixonDiamondChanel, and more. She released earlier on Barong FamilySpinnin’ Records, and more. On the other hand, Lost Chameleon bridges the worlds of anime and electronic music, undeniably bringing a unique, cci-fi packed character into the K-pop scene. One of his goals is to make his manga comic a huge success. MOMOLAND made their debut through the reality show “Finding MOMOLAND” and starting with the release of their first mini album “Welcome to MOMOLAND.” The group is currently continuing their musical activities as a six-member crew that each possess unique talents. Some of their most notable singles include “BBoom BBoom” and “BAAM.” These new additions to the Purple Fly crew have DJ SODALost Chameleon and Ahin of MOMOLAND joining Laidback LukeBLVD.Fatman ScoopShaquille O’NealSevenn, and more as part of the Purple Fly family. Keep an eye out for more groundbreaking releases from Purple Fly in the near future!

More info on DJ SODA / Lost Chameleon / MOMOLAND / Purple Fly

DJ SODA: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify
Lost Chameleon: Facebook
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MOMOLAND: Facebook
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Purple Fly: Website
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Monocule Brings Back Underground Club Vibes With New Release “Awakening,” Featuring Sarah De Warren. Out Now on Protocol Recordings

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Nicky Romero returns in the disguise of his alter-ego Monocule with the eighth release “Awakening,” an underground gem featuring vocals by British singer/songwriter Sarah De Warren. The new track wastes no time packing a punch, opening with rhythmic synths and deep, growling basslines. De Warren‘s ethereal vocal riff is carried on euphonious melodies, making for a sonic experience that is meant for late-night club energy. “Awakening” follows Monocule’s recent release “Ways To Heaven” with Jamis featuring composer/pianist Michael G. Moore. Earlier this year, Monocule also dropped his “Monocule Volume 2” EP, which has already amassed over 2.5M streams on Spotify.

After taking the world by storm with early hits such as “Legacy” with Krewella and #1 single “I Could Be The One” with AviciiNicky Romero quickly proved that his talent is ever-evolving and here to stay. After launching his Protocol Recordings imprint in 2012, the renowned performer, producer, and label head continued his personal successes with a string of high-profile releases, ranging from collaborations with Armin van BuurenDavid GuettaMike Williams & Amba ShepherdDimitri Vegas & Like MikeW&WDallasK & XYLØTimmy Trumpet and Steve Aoki & Kiiara to remixes for the likes of Robin SchulzKygoRita OraSteve AokiMartin GarrixJess Glynne and more. While showcasing his label’s roster via his weekly Protocol Radio show, Nicky Romero continues to innovate and evolve during these unprecedented times in the music industry. In 2020 he launched his alter ego Monocule, which is dedicated to Nicky‘s never-ending passion for darker and underground vibes. Deep and growling basslines, emotive vocals, and dark and cinematic melodies – this is the sonic spectrum that Monocule represents since his debut release, and we can’t wait to hear more.

More info on Nicky Romero / Monocule / Sarah De Warren / Protocol Recordings

Nicky Romero: 

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify
Monocule: Instagram
 | Spotify
Sarah De Warren: Facebook
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Protocol Recordings: Facebook
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Futuristic Polar Bears Return to Protocol Recordings With Vocal House Gem “No Tears Allowed,” Featuring Franky

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Futuristic Polar Bears make a triumphant return to Protocol Recordings with their new single “No Tears Allowed,” featuring vocals by singer/songwriter Franky, with whom the British duo also worked on their earlier release on Nicky Romero‘s label “Better Than This.” The track exemplifies their signature style with sparkling melodies and a groovy bassline, all perfectly complemented by soulful, heartfelt vocals. Whether you’re listening in the comfort of your home or dancing in front of the festival stage, “No Tears Allowed” is an upbeat house gem guaranteed to induce goosebumps. The new release is the British duo’s 8th on the label, following this year’s “Aura” with Corey James. In the meantime, they released on Smash The HouseRevealed, and more.

Brits Futuristic Polar Bears had a slew of successful original releases in 2020, including their catchy vocal house track “Better Than This,” which was released on Protocol and has amassed over 2.5M streams on Spotify. They also collaborated with Bassjackers on “Run Away,” which recently surpassed an impressive 8M streams on Spotify alone. Futuristic Polar Bears also worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including TiëstoSultan + ShepardDanny HowardThomas NewsonSandro SilvaMATTNWolfpackYvesHenry FongEast & Young, and more. Rhys and Fran have graced the stage across 5 continents and many clubs and festivals, including TomorrowlandUshuaÏaMinistry of SoundAmnesia IbizaMarqueeZoukAvalon, and more. In 2016, they ranked at #40 in Beatport‘s “Best of 2016 – Progressive House Artist” and were also nominated for a Beatport Award for Best Big Room Artist. Be on the lookout for more new music coming soon from these talented artists and Protocol Recordings.

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Kivrak Joins The Ranks of Purple Fly Label With Groovy Vocal House Release “Chains”

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Turkish producer Kivrak makes a stunning debut on Purple Fly with his release “Chains,” a driving vocal house gem that is as unique as the label itself. Opening with groovy melodies and soulful vocals, the track rides on deep, rolling basslines that add a welcome layer of melancholy complexity. Just as Purple Fly is breaking ground as the world’s first NFT-fueled record label, Kivrak is an artist making waves in the electronic world; his music has garnered support from the likes of Nicky RomeroArmin van BuurenShowtek, and more, including various radio stations around the globe.

Purple Fly is an independent imprint utilizing cryptocurrency’s hottest frontier as a platform for the spectrum of electronic music. The label’s goal is to support collaborations of all forms of art, connecting music and stunning visuals for an immersive experience that spans the sonic realms of trance to trap. Purple Fly releases NFT directly on its official website with each music drop, enabling artists to have access to direct support from their fan base while expressing their creativity. Veteran Turkish producer Kivrak joins Laidback LukeBLVD.Fatman ScoopShaquille O’NealSevenn, and more as part of the Purple Fly family. Keep an eye out for more groundbreaking releases from Purple Fly in the near future!

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Multi-Platinum R3HAB Releases Heartfelt Coming-of-Age Story “Runaway” with Sigala & JP Cooper As The First Single From Upcoming Studio Album

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R3HAB teams up with UK sensations Sigala and JP Cooper for their collaboration “Runaway,” a stunning coming-of-age saga that fuses the best of dance and pop. The song reflects each artist’s signature sound, from R3HAB‘s dynamic and high-energy style and Sigala‘s radio-friendly beats to JP Cooper‘s soulful vocals. Opening with undulating, upbeat melodies, “Runaway” rides on a combination of muted basslines and heartfelt vocals; its powerful lyrics about taking a risk to realize a dream or happiness is something many listeners will be able to relate to. The track is the first confirmed as part of R3HAB‘s new studio album, which will be released this fall, and offers a sneak peek into what fans can expect from his newest body of work. “Runaway” was years in the making between these three talented artists, so read on below for more about the story behind the track:

R3HAB:
Sigala and JP are pioneers in the UK‘s dance-pop scene, and I’ve been following their work for years. Being able to create a song together that reflects each of our signature sounds makes me extremely proud. We were in the same headspace when working on this song. There’s always something in your life that requires boldness to unlock its full potential. ‘Runaway‘ is about daring to try; I hope our fans are inspired to find that boldness within themselves.”

Sigala:
I am so happy we are releasing ‘Runaway‘ for the world to hear. One of my favourite parts of what I do is collaborating with other writers and producers – and I was blown away by the talents of both R3HAB and JP Cooper. We had so much fun making the record, and I hope everyone enjoys it!

JP Cooper:
Runaway‘ has been in the making for a good couple of years now, and I’m so happy it’s finally off the hard drive and into the world. It’s been amazing watching R3HAB and Sigala develop the track to where it’s at now. ‘Runaway‘ is a youthful, wide-eyed, coming-of-age story… it definitely brought back a few memories. I’m sure you’ll be able to relate.”

DutchMoroccan Multi-Platinum DJ and producer Fadil El Ghoul, better known as R3HAB, has been trailblazing his way through dance music for the better part of the last decade. From his breakthrough remixes for RihannaDrakeTaylor SwiftCalvin HarrisThe ChainsmokersLady Gaga, to anthems such as Gold– and Platinum-certified “All Around The World (La La La)” and “Lullaby,” to his collaborations with the likes of Luis FonsiSean PaulZAYNAndy GrammerSofia CarsonSmokepurppDimitri Vegas & Like MikeAstrid SOlivia Holt and more, R3HAB has proven to be one of the most talented and forward-thinking artists in the game, whose work collected over 5B streams to date. In 2016 R3HAB founded his label CYB3RPVNK, which has passed 2B streams across all platforms since its inception. R3HAB himself continues to evolve and diversify his sound by working with a variety of artists around the globe, pushing the boundaries of dance music as he collaborates across genres and languages. In 2020 alone R3HAB celebrated over 900M Spotify streams. He is currently the most discovered artist on Spotify, one of Spotify’s top 150 most streamed artists across all genres worldwide, and ranked #13 on prestigious DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs chart. With his combination of innate artistry and innovative attitude, in 2021 R3HAB is continuing his journey among electronic music’s elite.

Sigala is the musical nom de plume of Bruce Fielder, a London-based house DJ, producer, and remixer. Launching his career with “Easy Love,” a sampling track that topped the charts in the UK in 2015, he continued releasing bright, sunny dance-pop tunes featuring a variety of guest vocalists and producers. His 2018 full-length album “Brighter Days” included collaborations with Kylie MinogueCraig DavidSean Paul, and Nile Rodgers, among many others. Subsequent tracks featuring Becky Hill (“Wish You Well“) and James Arthur (“Lasting Lover“) continued his run of UK Top Ten hits. In 2019 Sigala released the single “We Got Love” featuring Ella Henderson. Another song with Becky Hill – “Heaven on My Mind,” appeared in 2020, and “Lasting Lover” with James Arthur became Sigala‘s 8th single to chart in the UK Top Ten. His latest single “You For Me” with Rita Ora, proved to be yet another Summer smash of 2021.

JP Cooper has done the legwork. Ten years in bands in and around his Manchester hometown. Multiple songs written on his own and with a variety of collaborators, a couple of which became global hits-that-will-not-die: “Perfect Strangers” with Jonas Blue and his own “September Song,” which is now sitting at some 600M streams. An international solo career built on pure songcraft. And he’s done the business. The singer/songwriter’s 2017 debut album “Raised Under Grey Skies” has sold in old-fashioned numbers: 1M copies at time of writing. His 11M monthly Spotify listeners have contributed to a grand total of 4B total streams. And, over the past 18 months, Cooper has done the hardest thing: built on all that to create a second album, a collection of 13 songs that work as together and work apart, that out-paces, out-sings and, by his exacting standards, out-classes his debut.

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