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Tim van Werd Releases Deep Progressive “Icarus” EP Inspired by Greek Mythology. Out Now on Protocol Recordings


Dutch maestro Tim van Werd returns for his next stunning release on Protocol Recordings with the three-track “Icarus” EP. Inspired by the story Of Icarus and Daedalus, the new EP perfectly showcases van Werd‘s signature deep, dreamy and progressive style, beginning with the cinematic first notes and soulful vocals of the title track, which is an emotive gem that’s sure to get you in your feels. “Come Back To Me” continues the mythological narrative and sonic progression with ethereal melodies and heartfelt lyrics, while “Across The Sky” makes for a dramatic instrumental closing to the project. “Icarus” EP follows van Werd‘s recent releases “On Your Side” with Crime Zcene, featuring Dan Soleil, “Ocean Deep” with Thomas Newson, as well as “Who Are You” EP, which was highlighted by Tim‘s stunning performance from Dutch windmill Molen de Hoop in Gorinchem.

Tim van Werd‘s interest in music began at a young age with the drums, trumpet, and piano through training in classical, pop, and jazz music. As a dance music producer, this expertise shines through in his seamless productions and dynamic style that blends elements of different genres. After receiving early support and track signings from HardwellDannicFedde le Grand, and Nicky himself, Tim produced his hit “Balkan Disco,” which has amassed over 4 million plays and put him officially on the map. He followed up with “Break The Night” and “Message From The Whales,” all of which got attention from some of the industry’s biggest names. 2020 found van Werd returning to his true love of house music with “Time To Save,” in collaboration with Nicky Romero as Monocule, “One Inside” with Marcus Santoro, “Wars” ft. LAKSHMI, as well as a remix of Michael Gray‘s legendary song “The Weekend.” Proving himself a formidable up-and-coming talent, this is only the beginning of Tim van Werd‘s rise to the top.

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


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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Timmo Hendriks Spreads Message of Hope With Uplifting Progressive House Release “Something To Believe In.” Out Now on Protocol Recordings


Timmo Hendriks is back on Nicky Romero‘s Protocol Recordings and showcasing his signature style with the new single “Something To Believe In.” Featuring a swelling progressive bassline, uplifting melodies and ethereal vocals, the track appropriately comes at a time when the world still feels uncertain but optimistic about returning to a new state of normal. With each wave of buildup, you’ll feel more and more like you’re back at your favorite festival dancing with your crew. The new track perfectly fits into Timmo‘s sonic style from previous releases, such as his most recent “Remember” in collaboration with Stadiumx and Robbie Rosen and previous “Follow You” EP.

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. Now celebrating over 2 years on the label, Dutch artist Timmo Hendriks first made his debut on the label with 2018’s “In My Head,” with Lennart Schroot, followed by “Thinking About You” as part of Protocol‘s “Miami 2019” EP, which has currently garnered almost 3,5M streams on Spotify. His next releases, such as “Magical” with Lindequist, “By Your Side” with Jordan Grace, or “Be Alright” with Marc Benjamin, continued to show increased energy and a more mature production style, which resulted in more great collaborations such as “Into The Light” with Nicky Romero and “Keep Me Close” with Dash Berlin. He has become a household name and veteran of the Protocol team. Keep an eye out for what’s next!

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Tommy Jayden Releases Groovy Vocal Progressive Gem “Stars” with New Artist IMPVLZ. Out Now on Protocol Recordings


Tommy Jayden returns to Nicky Romero‘s label with a new progressive gem titled “Stars” in collaboration with newcomer IMPVLZ. Opening with soulful vocals, the track incorporates dreamy melodies that set an ethereal tone before moving into a deep, groovy drop with catchy riffs. With that winning triad of elements, Jayden and IMPVLZ create a sonic ambiance that is both emotive and danceable, showcasing again Protocol Recordings‘ interest in supporting new talent and covering a wide spectrum of sounds. “Stars” follows Jayden‘s debut on the label “Deja Vu” from 2020, while IMPVLZ appears on Protocol for the first time with this stunning collaboration.

Dutch producer Tommy Jayden first made waves in 2019 with his dynamic and energetic sound, which has since led him to releases on such labels as Protocol RecordingsSpinnin’ RecordsRevealed RecordingsHexagon, and Armada Music. He knew he was meant for music at the age of 8, when he fell in love listening to his parents’ Michael Jackson CDs. Eventually, his interests shifted to house music, and after studying at the famous Dutch Herman Brood Academy, he has been steadily building his repertoire. Jayden‘s notable releases include “Looking At Me” and “Infected,” which collectively have amassed over 4M streams on Spotify to date. Stay tuned for what’s coming up next for Tommy Jayden and the rest of the Protocol crew!

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