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Released 12 Years Ago: Nicky Romero – Toulouse

In 2011, a then-relatively unknown Nicky Romero made waves in the electronic dance music scene with his release on Spinnin’ Records, ‘Toulouse’. This track, characterized by its groovy bassline and a catchy lead that builds up to a powerful, heavy-hitting drop, rapidly garnered global support from various artists. It played a pivotal role in establishing Nicky Romero as a mainstay in the EDM world. With over 500 million streams to date, ‘Toulouse’ remains one of Nicky Romero‘s most popular singles.

Nicky Romero‘s rise to fame was meteoric, marked by early hits such as ‘Legacy’ (with Krewella) and the #1 single ‘I Could Be The One’ (with Avicii). His talent continued to evolve, solidifying his place in the industry. In 2012, he launched his Protocol Recordings imprint, further boosting his career as a performer, producer, and label head. He went on to collaborate with a plethora of renowned artists, including Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, and Steve Aoki, and remixed tracks for stars like Robin Schulz, Kygo, and Martin Garrix.

Romero‘s influence extends beyond music production to his weekly Protocol Radio show, where he showcases his label’s roster. Demonstrating adaptability and innovation, especially during challenging times in the music industry, he introduced his ‘Another World’ live stream concept and launched the Monocule alter-ego. His continuous efforts and creativity even during the quarantine period highlight the relentless energy and innovation of the Protocol crew, ensuring that new music and developments are always on the horizon.

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