“WTF?” will be the first track released on Nicky Romero’s new label, Protocol Recordings. The song is a collaboration with ZROQ, a Dutch producer who just set up a Facebook fan page and doesn’t have any other records we can find. Nicky told us that he will “support him and guide a bit,” and that he’s one of the first artists on the new label in addition to Nilson and Nicky himself. The track starts off light, but a big, heavy, unexpected bassline eventually kicks in that will definitely get people moving. The track is set for release on May 28th — and with this release, it looks like Protocol will be kicking things off with a bang.
(Editor’s Note: If the track sounds familiar, that’s because it was played in Nicky’s Ultra Music Festival set and has been floating around under the title “Ultra ID.” See for yourselves in the video teaser below)
Pete Tong on Dutch producers: “It’s just gettin’ a bit silly now. I’m not sure what they are putting in the water over there, but they should send us some.”
Nicky Romero on himself: “I would describe my own sound as energetic.”
Dancing Astronaut on Nicky’s quote: “Biggest understatement of the century.”
Not only is it an honor to be featured on Pete Tong’s Essential Mix, but it’s even better when you absolutely crush it. Nicky Romero brings us 2 hours of pure insanity, he features Avicii’s “Superlove,” a new collaboration alongside David Guetta which has been unnamed, and his debut tune off his own imprint Protocol. We’ve got to hand it to Nicky, this guy is slowly becoming the face of the new age DJ, where it’s no longer good enough to be an expert producer in just one genre, but you need to be affluent in all forms. You want to know the scariest part of all of this? He didn’t even mention or play a snippet of his collaboration with NERVO. He has even more in his arsenal? Speechless.
A preview of Nicky Romero’s next remix just hit our inbox, and the hottest man in EDM right now has taken on Eva Simons’ Zedd-produced track, “I Don’t Like You.” The vocal is overlaid over an atypical Romero piano melody before dropping into a classic drop filled with the wompy sounds that categorize a Romero track. The remix represents a return to the sounds that got him map, as opposed to his more recent tunes like “Metropolis” and “Wild One Two.” It’s set for release on May 22nd, and we’ve heard it will be part of a larger remix pack when it does drop.
Update: We’ve just received the Nick Thayer remix, which will also be included in the pack. Preview it below.
Nicky Romero is having an unbelievable year and today marks the release of his second collaboration with David Guetta, “Metropolis.” We’ve already seen these two create magic with “Wild One Two,” and this debut release on Guetta’s new JackBack Recordings could be even bigger. The song starts with heavy, gritty synths that help the track rise and fall, while a steady bassline is omnipresent in the background. Folks have pointed out similarities to Axwell’s edit of Michael Calfan’s ”Resurrection,” but we’ll leave that decision to your own ears. Regardless, it definitely worked at Ultra, it worked at Cosmic Opera, and it’ll work through your computer speakers should you choose to pick it up on Beatport.
The weekend before his release of “Metropolis” alongside David Guetta, Nicky Romero has reached yet another milestone — 100k Facebook fans. In order to celebrate his rise in popularity, he gives away “Tension” for free. If you remember correctly, it was previously speculated that this was a follow up collaboration (with Avicii) of “Nictim.” This bass heavy tune features a few elegant progressive chords and more than a few eclectic sounds. It’s safe to say that Nicky has emerged as one of the most, if not the most, versatile producer in the business. He deserves all the praise he can get.
Let’s stop the confusion right here, right now. Jack Back is not a new upcoming artist, the name represents the new team formed by Nicky Romero and David Guetta, that’s all. Their release of “Wild One Two” received the highest praise one could receive in the world of EDM — our beloved “Anthem Status” badge. The remix package has just been released today and features the likes of Jaywalker, NO_ID, and Disfunktion. Read the details and give each one a listen after the jump.
David Guetta announced during his Ultra Music Festival set that he was starting an electronic label “this month” and his latest song with Nicky Romero “Metropolis,” would be the first release. If you don’t believe us, you can see for yourself in the video above at around 2:15. It’s undoubtedly a huge release and was one of the harder highlights of David’s set. Nicky told us he made it just for WMC, and it’s definitely way different from their last collab, “Wild One Two.” There’s no set release date that we know of yet, but something tells us we’ll be learning more about the release date and accompanying label soon.
Update: ”Metropolis” is set for release on April 2nd. Thanks Anton!
David Guetta and Nicky Romero’s “Wild One Two” incorporated a poppy vocal from Sia that had all the makings of an instant crowd pleaser, but now we’ve got the first crop of remixes that take the melodic house track and bring it to whole new dimensions. We saw NO_ID back at Cosmic Opera, and their remix preserves the catchy vocal but changes up the drop and incorporates sounds that remind us of Alesso. Jaywalker brings in big room, progressive chords to create a high energy rendition that is impossibly catchy. Last but certainly not least, Disfunktion leaves only the original’s vocals intact, replacing the melodies and builds with a big build that drops into a playful electro breakdown. All three will be available on Beatport starting April 3rd, courtesy of Big Beat Records.
We already informed you about Wednesday’s premiere of the Ultra Music Festival movie, Can U Feel It, but what we didn’t know was who the special performers would be. UMF organizers have just announced that Nicky Romero, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, and Deniz Koyu will be performing after the movie showing. The entire event runs from 7-11PM – which gives the guest DJs two hours of after the screening takes place.
Tickets are sadly no longer available to the general public, but hopefully you were smart enough to reserve your free ones while you still had the chance. If not, you’ll be able to see the flick for yourselves on Thursday March 22nd in select theaters nationwide. For full listings, check the link below
It’s hard to imagine that Nicky Romero’s remix of “Flash” was released in 2010, it’s was played more than any tune in last years festival (maybe you can make the case for “Levels“). Whether it’s mashed up with another club anthem this song has a tendency to grab the crowds attention almost instantaneously, this is especially true under the Miami sun. “Cameras ready, prepare to flash” can be heard throughout the masses, not only because it’s easy to sing-a-long to, but because it’s one of those feel good tracks. Take a walk down memory lane and play this a few times in preparation for the best weekend of your lives.