Protocol Recordings labelhead Nicky Romero, and powerhouse veteran Florian Picasso have teamed up for “Midnight Sun,” a summertime anthem that will make your soundtrack to the upcoming festival season. Drawing from both Nicky’s progressive melodies and uplifting vocals as well as Florian’s signature, groovy instrumental sounds, the track evokes feel-good, carefree vibes that will last long after its final notes. “Midnight Sun” draws to a big-room crescendo at its drop, making for a guaranteed dance floor smash that you’ll be hearing played out at every festival on your list. Check out what the guys have to say about their second collaboration, as they’ve already worked together in 2017 on “Only For Your Love”:
“Working with Florian is always a pleasure, and we have a ton of fun in the studio. From the moment we started on this record I knew it was special and it all finally came together when we connected in Miami for Ultra. I’m hoping the fans will love it as much as we do.” – Nicky Romero
“‘Midnight Sun’ has a lot of my own style, but Nicky took it to the next level and really helped the record to get to its full potential.” – Florian Picasso
Nicky Romero has quickly progressed from a young musical prodigy to one of the most prolific names in modern dance music. He is not only a talented DJ and producer but also the label mogul of Protocol Recordings and a mentor to the up-and-coming artists whose careers he helps to cultivate. Romero has both high-profile originals and hit collaborations with artists including Avicii, Calvin Harris, NERVO, ZEDD and more. His latest releases have spanned the spectrum of electronic music, including his recent “Ups & Downs” with W&W, “Ring the Alarm” with David Guetta, dance/pop cross-over “Sometimes” with DallasK, featuring XYLØ, and remixes for Martin Garrix and Jess Glynne. Through the constant evolution of his sound and reinvestment in emerging artists, Nicky has proved his ability to evolve with the ever-changing landscape of electronic music. Nicky’s collaboration with Florian Picasso takes us back to the roots of the prominent progressive sound.
Florian is synonymous with a high-octane style of EDM that focuses on larger-than-life, unrelenting riffs and raw textures and is squarely focused on the dancefloor. It’s evident from the very good company he keeps in his release schedule that he’s an artist with high standards, and one whose output is piquing the interest of EDM’s uppermost elite. After being a good friend of Martin Garrix’s for some time, Florian collaborated with the young superstar to produce the massive Make Up Your Mind: a turbo-charged, glitchy, rowdy slice of electro house. The track received over 2 million plays in just three weeks after release, cementing Picasso’s rapidly rising status and introducing him to a huge new audience in the process. With press from the likes of Thump and Complex, the media are sitting up and taking notice too, while he’s already a megastar in his native Vietnam. Above all, though, he’s staying grounded through all this success.