The gates are open, DreamVille populated, the headliners making their way to the grounds. Yes, the inaugural TomorrowWorld has kicked off, and as thousands of fans eagerly await the 300+ acts, we’re giving you a taste of the Main Stage with our very own Spotify playlist. If you live and breathe the Top 100, never miss a Tiësto set, love Nervo and Nicky and need R3hab, we’ve given you 30 more reasons to tune in to the live stream with some of the biggest tracks from dance music’s biggest names. Whether you’re still en route to the madness or camped out to spectate from home, give our mix a whirl and check out the full lineup below. Then either jealously text your friends or vow to go (again) next year.
In Nicky Romero we trust. Taking to the global airwaves of BBC Radio 1 last week, the Protocol frontman delivered the most recent episode of In New DJs We Trust. Although not a newcomer by any means, Romero brings some of the newest and freshest tunes that are making rounds in his sets and the sets of his headliner-status peers. Between original mixes from John Dahlback and MakJ to remixes from W&W for Krewella and Armin van Buuren for Mark Knight, his hour-long outing is one worthy of a wake up listen.Posted by
Sidechaining is one of the first techniques that aspiring dance music producers discover, as it is one of the most vital to the genre’s signature pumping sound. Nicky Romero is now making it easier than ever to use.
The Dutch DJ/producer this week announced that he has developed a new plug-in called Kickstart, which could become the side-chain compression equivalent of Dada Life’s Sausage Fattener distortion for the everyman. While Kickstart is far from revolutionary, the plug-in does offer 16 easy-to-use modulation curves and a dry/wet mix control that beginning producers may find helpful to understanding the concept.
Test drive a free trial of Kickstart or purchase the plug-in for $15 here.Posted by
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The “sound of the underground” lyric loop is still ringing from festival season, and now Nicky Romero and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano are ready to unleash their massive collaboration. Titled “Underground,” the latest from the three-some is sized up for festival stages with a gritty underscore representative of more tribal-geared house. A unanimous anthem around the world at festivals such as Tomorrowland, Nicky, Sunnery and Ryan’s “Underground” will finally be released on September 30th via Size Records.Posted by
Nervo and Zedd have both withdrawn from Creamfields this weekend due to a scheduling conflict with the MTV VMA Awards, taking place the same weekend in the US. The VMAs have switched their show from early September to August this year. Nonetheless, due to performance needs and award nominations both artists are required to attend. In order to fill their time slots, Nicky Romero will play for an extended two hour time period on Saturday August, 24th from 17:30 -19:30 BST, and UK-based Major Look will play in place of Zedd from 18:00 – 19:00 BST.
Both artists send their apologies to Creamfields attendees and look forward to being in the UK soon.
Expanding their reach beyond the massive festival scene that they’ve conquered (beginning with their Ultra Music Festival debuts), Nicky Romero and Krewella spark their “Legacy” collaboration with new flare on each of the four remixes that make up its re-release. While the hottest commodities in both electro house and vocals combined for one of the year’s hottest record, the squad enlist producers of various genres to make their prized production translatable across new territory. What happens when Candyland, Don Diablo, Vicetone, and Wildstylez are introduced to such an anthem?
Nicky Romero and Krewella’s smash hit “Legacy” has received its fair share of remixes since its mid July release but few have been as ambitious as Don Diablo’s latest trapped-out rendition. In typical fashion, Don challenges the EDM status quo and transforms the original into a hip hop infused remix worthy of the title “thundertrap.” Enlisting the help of UK rap sensation Sway on his downtempo rendition of the electro house anthem, Don Diablo incorporates the grime rapper’s effortless flow over a sea of rolling snare drums and chirpy synth stabs, taking the power collaboration into brand new territory. Don Diablo’s ThunderTrap remix alongside Vicetone, Wildstylez and Candyland on the Legacy Remixes EP will be available tomorrow on Beatport.Posted by
Nicky Romero and Krewella joined forced and crossed talents for one of 2013′s most sizable hits of the year in “Legacy.” An instant anthem that dominated Miami Music week and a festival season success that’s lingered beyond its July release, the mega collaboration features all that there is to be desired from a commercial house record while leaving an open lane for genre-benders to steer it elsewhere. Inevitably, “Legacy” is now seeing new life in the form of an all encompassing remix package due for an imminent release on Protocol Recordings. At the helm, Victone offers an alternative chord progression to accompany the memorable vocals, Wildstylez completely shifts gears with a hardstyle version, and Don Diablo takes his hand at a trap rendition. Wrapping up the package, Candyland best juxtaposes the melodic nature with their “OG Trap Mix” branding.Posted by
Amsterdam Dance Event has consistently offered an essential snapshot of artists fast ascending the dance music industry. Having appeared as a panelist last year and inaugurated his imprint at Jimmy Woos alongside Swanky Tunes and Daddy’s Groove, Nicky Romero is set to bring his multifaceted Protocol brand back to the conference for an opening night extravaganza at Melkweg. Off the back of confirmation of his return to production duties alongside Rihanna, not to mention a landmark year for his own studio spoils, the larger setting looks sure to play host to a whirlwind run of the global talents now found on the label’s burgeoning roster. While a formal line-up is yet to be announced, Nicky’s obvious presence is bound to be a welcome relief to fans who feared the essential Dutch talent had burned-out amid his well-deserved global overhaul. Catch Nicky Romero Presents Protocol Recordings at Melkweg on October 16 and visit Ticketmaster to purchase tickets.Posted by