It’s been a while since the heyday of passion-inspired vocal anthems, but Protocol Recordings brings us a progressive gem in the form of Maximals and Sam Void‘s new collaboration “Pressure.” Opening with soft melodies, the track swells intermittently with energetic, uplifting drops, broken up by female vocals. The combination of “Pressure”‘s amorous lyrics and Maximals and Void’s dynamic production makes it a staple anthem for belting out in the car or dancing to with that special someone in a dark club. Both Maximals and Void are veterans of Protocol Recordings, but “Pressure” marks their stunning debut collaboration together. With Protocol’s emphasis on teamwork, we’re sure this won’t be their last.
Founded by Nicky Romero, Protocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative house music; it boasts a roster of heavy-hitters complemented with immensely talented up-and-comers, all with a diverse range of sounds that are guaranteed to light up a dance floor. Among them is Maximals, the Italian duo who are inspired by the atmosphere of dance music in the ’70s and ’80s. Their style is evident in the lighthearted vibes of their tracks, such as this summer’s release “My Best” and their hit “Fall in Line” featuring Nino Lucarelli, which was featured in the Ultra Miami 2017 official aftermovie. This March, Maximals remixed Raiden and K-pop star YURI‘s “Always Find You,” making for yet another stellar example of teamwork by Protocol artists. Sam Void has been a part of Protocol since early in his career; his most notable release was his remix of Nicky Romero and Nile Rodger’s “Future Funk,” which has amassed over 2 million streams to date. Void’s first original track “Young” has been supported by Nicky Romero, Tiesto, Martin Garrix and more.