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
Before his performance at Tomorrowland, Nicky Romero took a moment to speak with MTV news and give them the inside scoop on what he’s got coming up. Excited about his upcoming SIZE release with Steve Angello and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano on the “Sound of the Underground,” Nicky also briefly mentions his future Rihanna collaboration, calling it a follow up to “Right Now.” His upcoming album, he states, will be “Out of the box. In a really smooth way.”
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Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in July and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up July for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. July’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Nicky Romero & Krewella, Sander van Doorn, Tommy Trash, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from The Aston Shuffle, Sick Individuals, and Will Sparks. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of July!
One of the most memorable moments of Tomorrowland 2013 was the back to back to back set from Nicky Romero, David Guetta and Afrojack. Taking over the stage for 2 hours on the festival’s final day, three of the biggest names in dance music populated the booth together and delivered a once-in-a-lifetime festival experience to thousands of fans. With a track list that features the biggest and best from all three of their catalogs, the back to back to back left the most lasting impression of the weekend. For those lucky enough to experience it in person the recap is a fond reminder of the power of Tomorrowland – for those who missed it, its all the more reason to purchase tickets for next year.
It would require fingers and toes to count the amount of times “Animals” was heard, and the same could be said for anthems such as “Cannonball,” “Clarity,” or “Play Hard.” Beneath the most played tracks at Tomorrowland, however, certain drops stood out with significance, truly making an impression on Tomorrowland and its crowd. These tracks influenced the festival on a level only comprehendible for those immersed within its sets, stages and, most importantly, the dreamworld experience in which they created.
Dancing Astronaut was on the ground to catch the moments where select records made an impact and became symbolic of dance music’s greatest weekend; here we proudly present our soundtrack to Tomorrowland 2013.
Very shortly after performing live in Boom, Belgium at this year’s Tomorrowland, Nicky Romero and team have uploaded the Dutch superstar’s set for fans to relive. Nicky opened with his collaboration with Krewella “Legacy” and powers through tracks from Dannic, Michael Calfan, Zedd, Mightyfools, Showtek, MAKJ, Bingo Players, Vicetone (with whom he’s about to embark on a month long North American tour), and many other of his contemporaries.
Between burrito-fueled DJ Mag campaign ads and making full use of Instagram’s new video function, Dillon Francis has been turning heads for reasons outside of his sharp sense of humor. He’s recently unveiled a collaboration alongside T.E.E.D that is thought be included on his impending debut album, but a recent social media exchange between Francis and both Nicky Romero and Mark Knight has hinted towards yet more unexpected collaborations from the humorous producer, adding to further allusions to forthcoming material alongside Martin Garrix. Whilst still in the talking stages, the momentum building around his recent activity signals that 2013 may well be one of the most creatively pivotal years for this North American talent to date. Hit more to see the various Twitter exchange and Francis’s recent opening reel from Surrender Las Vegas. (more…)Posted by
Because dominance on some of the world’s biggest festival stages over the summer isn’t quite enough for the young Dutch DJing superstar, Nicky Romero has announced his latest tour “Nothing Toulouse” for the United States and Canada, scheduled for a month-long, later summer stay on the continent between Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 29th. He’ll be starting in San Diego, moving through Vegas, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Puerto Rico, Boston, Philly, DC, Texas, and ending at the first-ever TomorrowWorld outside of Atlanta. Nicky will be supported by upcoming Dutch duo Vicetone and given his own stage to shine throughout this tour, he will no doubt live up to the endless hype associated with his name.
Krewella vs. Avicii & Nicky Romero vs. MUST DIE! – One Alive Skull Kid (Dani Deahl Remix) [Free Download]
Chicago-based Dani Deahl has taken three distinct productions and melded them into a finely tuned bootleg of Krewella, Avicii & Nicky Romero, and Must Die. Although the “Alive” melody carries the track on the record’s topline, Dani Deahl incorporates instrumentation from Avicii & Nicky Romero’s twinkling piano melodies and Must Die’s gritty dubstep bass lines. It’s no easy feat to make a mashup or bootleg sound professional and energetic, but Dani’s “One Alive Skull Kid” manages to do just that. Enjoy the free download below.Posted by
Tomorrowland will once again invade Belgium this weekend, marking its ninth chapter with an expected attendance of over 180,00 fans hailing from over 214 nations around the globe. With a lineup vast enough to boast over 400 artists, the pool of headliners alone trump rival events, no single dance music genre is left unacknowledged, and the odds of discovering new talent are in favor of the attendees. Before TomorrowWorld touches down in Atlanta this September, Boom offers a heavenly opportunity for festival-goers — but with endless options come difficult decisions.
Want to visit all 15 stages, see your favorite DJ, experiment with new sounds, all while taking the time to witness sets in full? Navigating Tomorrowland will be no easy task, but one all fans should be excited to attempt — and that’s where DA has you covered. In the midst of an endless sea of talent, here are ten moments you won’t want to miss…