Protocol Recordings’s Acapellas vol. 2

Hope all is well. After the hectic October, when Nicky Romero’s Protocol hosted their own label showcase during ADE, it’s time for the first Protocol’s release after ADE which is a bundle release consisting of acapellas of some of the most successful tracks the label recently released. Would you be interested in sharing the news/supporting the release on Masterbeaters? It just has been released and it’s a perfect DJ/production tool.

Throttle and Aston Merrygold Release Live Performance of Money Maker at ADE

Amidst the success of his latest single ‘Money Maker’, Australian producer Throttle has released a special live video of the single. Shot during his intimate showcase at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, Robbie aka Throttle – armed with his guitar, is joined by his live band as well as featuring artist, Aston Merrygold.

Since its release in September, ‘Money Maker’ has gained support from BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo, Alice Levine and Danny Howard, as well as Dutch powerhouse DJ, Oliver Heldens. The funk-infused single has received over 100K Shazams and has amassed over 1.5 million Spotify Streams and the accompanying tongue-in-cheek music video has garnered over 900,000 views. Elsewhere, the single has been storming up the Top 40 chart in Throttle’s native Australia.

Finishing off with enthusiastic cheers from the audience, the performance video exhibits Throttle’s skills as a live musician, in addition to the flawless DJ & producing skills he’s already known for.

Riva Starr – Akitune (Original Mix)

 Tale Of Us launch ‘Afterlife Voyage’ mix series with a rare 90-minute offering

Set to build on Afterlife’s mesmerizing club concept that’s striking visual and musical identity has so far showcased at Off Sonar, ADE and Ibiza for a 13-week residency at Space, brand curator’s Tale Of Us have now added an extra dimension to its forward-thinking offering with a podcast series named ‘Afterlife Voyage’.

Launching with a rare 90-minute mix from Tale Of Us themselves, Afterlife Voyage 001 provides a unique insight into the duo’s ‘realm of consciousness’ and features a range of unreleased tracks and upcoming Afterlife releases. With names from the Afterlife record label also confirmed to contribute to this latest musical journey – their names yet to be revealed – the launch of the mix series further emphasizes Tale Of Us’ growing dominance within the global club scene and reiterates Afterlife’s 360 degree exploration of music and the arts.

Venturing to London this Friday 11th and Saturday 12th November for its UK debut, Afterlife will then head to in Miami for Art Basel on Saturday 3rd December for an engaging takeover that sees Marcel Dettmann and Recondite join proceedings.

Rocky Wellstack x Fasta x Nitai Charan – Soundgods (ADE Special)

We close down the ADE week with a huge trappy dubstep banger! Fasta linked with Rocky and dug up a classic Barrington Levy sample.

Together they worked towards the drop but ended up missing something in the build up.

That’s when Fasta brought in his friend Nitai Charan to take this track to the next level….

Call us soundgods. AND PRAY FOR YOUR NEIGHBOURS!

Mike Williams Drops New Track ‘Take Me Down’

Julian Jeweil – Myli (Original Mix)

Nicky Romero & Navarra ‘Crossroads’

Dutch elite Nicky Romero unveils his new master class collaboration with rising Dutch duo Navarra, ‘Crossroads’ – out now on Protocol Recordings.

Premiered on Protocol radio and showcasing undiscovered talent reigning from Dutch music production school ‘Herman Brood Academie’ – who have bred the likes of Martin Garrix and Julian Jordan – ‘Crossroads’ is the perfect club ready cut to whet your whistle ahead of next week’s ADE event.

Featuring smooth stunning vocals which guide the energy towards panning synth play and progressive chords, as the chorus climaxes ‘Crossroads’ comes into its own with a combination of high pitched vocal chops and side chained power chords. This latest club offering further emphasizes Nicky’s commitment to promoting fresh talent from every corner of the globe, and will be sure to mark a new chapter for Navarra.

Fresh from his recent tour of Asia, which saw the progressive house prodigy make his highly anticipated return to Japan, take to the stage alongside R&B legend Ne-Yo in Hong Kong, as well as give a mind-blowing performance inside the world famous Arcadia Spectacular Spider at Arcadia Taiwan, Romero is now back in his hometown gearing up for his annual Protocol x ADE showcase. A highlight of the Amsterdam Dance Event calendar, Nicky will be kicking off this year’s conference in style, with a host of Protocol talent and surprise guests set to take to the decks at the legendary Melkweg next Wednesday 19th October. Anyone who wants to get a glimpse of what the label boss has in store for next week can now check out the official compilation which has been mixed by Nicky himself and boasts a whopping 10 exclusive tracks. ‘Nicky Romero Presents Protocol x ADE 2016’ is available to buy or stream now.

Going to ADE? Listen Up parties include Afterlife, Paradise, Marcel Dettmann’s DJ Kicks, Circoloco, elrow + Housekeeping

afterlife_3

Having launched their spellbinding Afterlife concept in Barcelona back in June, Tale Of Us’ 13-week residency at Space Ibiza has quickly made a name for itself as one of the island’s best new parties. An amalgamation of the Berlin duo’s innovative vision and tight programming that has welcomed world renowned techno acts such as Dixon, Recondite and Rødhåd – plus a selection of progressive live acts such as Bob Moses and Rival Consoles – Afterlife will make its eagerly anticipated Amsterdam debut with a takeover at Mediahaven on 20th October.

Nanter – No System

numbers

After a hectic summer of touring across both the US and Europe, Jackmaster will soon be back on home turf after announcing a nine-date tour of Scotland.

Kicking off at The Tunnels in Aberdeen on November 20th, Jack will then visit Dumfries, Paisley, Glasgow, Stirling, Dundee and Inverness, before wrapping things up at Edinburgh’s Cabaret Voltaire on November 29th.
In the past few months alone, Jackmaster has played in both South and North America, key dates in Europe including two Warehouse Project shows, Paradise’s ADE party, London’s fabric, Ibiza’s famous Circoloco and festivals including The Social, Bestival, Sonus and Dekmantel.
Jackmaster says:
‘I’ve been working on this for what seems like AGES! So it feels great to finally announce my first proper tour of Scotland, alongside my friends Jasper James, Denis Sulta, Ryan and Wilba from Rubadub and the hottest DJ duo to come out of Scotland since Slam: Jon José & Celino.

I’m doing as many shows as I possibly can, running over 10 consecutive nights with a wee night off in the middle for one of my mates birthday parties. We did our best to fit in some of the smaller towns as well as the obvious ones, as I’m aware how crap it can be to live in certain areas of Scotland for young people, and how much of a pain in the arse and expense it must be to have to travel to the likes of Glasgow and Edinburgh just to hear some good music.

For this reason we are keeping the door tax in these areas as low as possible. It was impossible to fit everywhere in but we tried our best. Some of the places I wanted to play wouldn’t take us (even when I offered to play for free), some of the towns didn’t even have the spaces or PA companies we needed to throw our own parties, and some of the people i tried to rent vessels from in the coastal towns to throw boat parties (like Buckie, where my parents were Married) just plain told me to fuck off! (If you know someone who can help with this please get in touch and we will make it happen as that one was important to me). On the other hand, one of the things i am extra happy about is that I’ll be playing in the wee basement in Paisley that really changed everything for me, where entry will be just £1.”

Please see below for a full list of dates.

Jackmaster – Scotland Tour

20/11 – The Tunnels, Aberdeen
21/11 – The Venue, Dumfries
22/11 – Club 69, Paisley
24/11 – Sub Club, Glasgow
25/11 – Fubar, Stirling
26/11 – Hydro, Glasgow
26/11 – Reading Rooms, Dundee
28/11 – Ironworks, Inverness
29/11 – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh