Strike up a conversation about the current state of electronic music and it won’t be long before Nicky Romero gets an emphatic mention. At the age of just twenty-six and in the space of only a few prolific years, this Amsterdam-based superstar has managed to build nothing short of a musical empire. Celebrated the world over for countless chart-topping records and his electrifying energy in front of hundreds of thousands on the world’s most distinguished stages, the loveable Dutch performer, producer, Protocol Recordings chief and global brand ambassador has already carved an international reputation for himself as one of the most exciting and industrious artists of his generation. Perpetually dedicated to growing and maturing the Nicky Romero brand at every turn, the Protocol don continues to vindicate his position as one in just a handful of the most influential and venerated forces in the international music arena today.
Nicky stormed the charts by force in 2012, as everything he touched turned to gold. “Toulouse” generated over 28 million plays and his subsequent collaboration with Avicii on “I Could be the One” passed the mark of 210 million plays, earning him DJMAG’s ‘Highest New Entry Award.’ That year saw the rise of his infamous record label Protocol Recordings, which today has established itself as a major player in the hotbed of electronic dance music labels, bolstered by its progressive approach to music and its extraordinary live events. The label has thrown major events at some of the most prominent electronic music gatherings in the world, such as Miami Music Week, Amsterdam Dance Event, Tomorrowland Brazil, and Sziget Festival, always treating their fans to a true sonic experience that feeds both their hedonistic indulgences and cravings for new music. Protocol’s focus on developing emerging artists has garnered them a roster of incredible talent, from veterans like Calvin Harris, Tommy Trash, Deniz Koyu, and Thomas Gold to new discoveries Florian Picasso, Raiden, Sam Void and Corey James. Between their ever-evolving imprint, captivating stage presence, and consistently incredible, cutting-edge new music, it’s safe to say that Protocol has more than earned their spot at the top.
Every week, 40 million people tune in to “Protocol Radio” to catch up on the latest tunes, remixes, bootlegs and more. Make sure to tune in as well and listen to Nicky’s most recent tracks such as “Paradise” (2018) and “Ring the Alarm” (2019), as well as talent signed and supported by the founder of Protocol himself!