Kicking off the New Year with a truly incredible milestone, Dutch dance music icon Nicky Romero celebrates the 100th release of his imprint Protocol Recordings with a brand new original, straight from the head honcho himself.
Fittingly titled “PRTCL,” this energetic landmark release is a vintage slice of Romero gold, as Nicky harks back to the high-octane groove of tracks like “SOTU” and “Camorra” that catapulted his early career. About the release, Nicky Romero said, “‘PRTCL’ is the return of the old sound but in a new way. It feels like the industry is craving original sounding records more than ever and that’s what I wanted to achieve with this milestone release. It’s an amazing feeling to have reached 100 releases on my own label and I want to thank all the producers, every person who’s been involved behind the scenes and of course my fans. Here’s to the next 100!”
First played as an ID during the final episode of Protocol Radio in 2017, “PRTCL” sees Nicky team up with vocalist Spyder – from “Waterman,” “Like Dis” and more – for a relentless dance floor anthem to ring in 2018. With its cinematic melodies and bouncing basslines, “PRTCL” feels modern, progressive and timeless all at once – a salute to electronic music’s heyday as well as a nod to its promising future.
2017 was another momentous year for Nicky Romero, celebrating 5 years of his Protocol Recordings label as well as a tour diary brimming with dates at some of the most high profile festivals and venues all over the world. Naturally, 2018 will be no different. Taking immense pride in spotting, developing and collaborating with the most exciting burgeoning talent in dance music, Nicky Romero continues to curate and develop a world-renowned, cutting-edge label, boasting only the best music from both emerging prodigies and established household names.