Australian producer Marcus Santoro returns to our label with his new dark progressive release, appropriately titled “Firestarter.” The veteran’s track opens with a deep melody and four-on-the-floor beats, expanding into a driving, snare-infused bassline that’s perfectly fitting for dark club dancefloors or nighttime festival sets. With a slew of events coming up for the quickly approaching festival season, this one is bound to be played out all summer long. “Firestarter” follows Santoro’s recent single “Only For The Night” with Nicky Romero as Monocule and Higher Lane.
Marcus Santoro joined Protocol Recordings in 2019 with his remix of Nicky Romero’s “My Way,” followed by the first single release “Shine,” in collaboration with Sentinel. His career got a massive kickstart when his single “There Is Only You” topped the Beatport trance charts and received a phenomenal three plays in a row from Above & Beyond on their Group Therapy radio show – landing Marcus a guest appearance on the show a few weeks later. Afterward, his remix for Shapov & Trouze’s “The Way” on Axtone gained traction from artists and fans alike, leading to more releases on Enhanced Recordings, Armada Music, and Flashover, as well as more remixes, e.g., for MEDUZA’s hits like “Piece Of Your Heart” and “Lose Control.” Since then, on Protocol, Santoro has put out many successful releases, including “A New Day EP,” “Salvation”, and “Goodbye” with 88Birds.