Protocol’s Raiden Collabs with Red Velvet’s IRENE For Her Solo Debut In “The Only”

It has been a minute since we have seen what Raiden is up to, and to no surprise, he’s back working with K-pop. This time around we stopped by Protocol for “The Only”, Raiden’s newest dip into the K-pop world with IRENE from Red Velvet. Raiden has kept himself busy while developing his style and launching his career, with even traveling to Japan and performing in a rock band. This experience has affected his own personal style, as Raiden strives to combine EDM with rock. He even plays the guitar on a number of his tracks! This is Raiden’s 10th release on the Protocol imprint, and we are glad to see he finally found his home. IRENE is a major player in the all-powerful K-Pop girl group Red Velvet, who have made major hits that topped charts in Korea as well as on Billboard’s own digital charts. “The Only” marks her debut as a solo artist, so we have high expectations.

While you may be out of luck if you don’t speak Korean, “The Only” is a soft and beautiful pop track that makes our hearts flutter.  That takes quite a bit of motivation, as they are dead and rotting from years ago. The melting pot that is “The Only”,, between Raiden’s progressive yet melodic production and IRENE’s serene K-pop vocals, will definitely satisfy fans of both genres. The drops are gentle and progressive, while the slightly groovy melodies keep us listening as we quietly bounce along. “The Only” proves that feel-good vibes and romantic tones expand further than just language, and show just how powerful music as a medium has become.

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Protocol Veteran Thomas Gold Joins Rising Star Raiden for Festival Banger “Someone New”

Now this is a collaboration that is sure to blow us away. Bounding on over to Protocol we have “Someone New”, a brand new track from Thomas Gold and Raiden. Starting off his career back in 2008 with his remix of Delirium’s “Silence”, Gold has quickly become one of the most well-known names in the industry. Gold has made the rounds of the major labels of his career, with “Magic” over on Armada reaching 55 million streams. However, what sets Gold apart from the pack is his epic live stage performances which have attributed to his ever-growing global following.

Raiden has kept himself busy while developing his style and launching his career, with even traveling to Japan and performing in a rock band. This experience has affected his own personal style, as Raiden strives to combine EDM with rock. He even plays the guitar on a number of his tracks!

“Someone New” is the result of the veteran Thomas Gold and the Korean star Raiden melding their distinct sounds together into a glorious brew. Gold brings plenty of classic sounds from the early aughts progressive house era, while Raiden stirs in his modern flair and beats The result? “Someone New” isn’t just bouncy and melodic, but surprisingly filled with plenty of Soul hidden within the vocal work. It isn’t often that a collab like this occurs, let alone craft a track that will litter the radio and festivals as soon as it breaks.

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Is it Mainstream or a Taste of the Underground? Raiden & Tom Tyger Team Up For “Electric”

Now we need to take a step back from all of the genre-bending chaos and showcase some more raw talent. This time around we are checking out “Electric”, the latest track from Protocol veterans Raiden and Tom Tyger. Raiden has kept himself busy while developing his style and launching his career, with even traveling to Japan and performing in a rock band. This experience has affected his own personal style, as Raiden strives to combine EDM with rock. He even plays the guitar on a number of his tracks!

Tyger is a stable performer in the Protocol roster, has been keeping himself busy lately with multiple live performances and a few other tracks released in 2017 and 2018. Tom Tyger was even nominated as the “Best French DJ of 2016” by DJ Mag France and has received support from big names in the industry such as Avicii and Axwell ^ Ingrosso. All of these performers/producers are prime examples of the image that Protocol is striving for.

Since Raiden’s and Tom Tyger’s first collaboration “C’est la Vibe” back in 2016, these producers have been warping their style and enhancing their progress house sound. They achieve this to some extent in “Electric”, where they tiptoe on the line between the dark underground club scene and mainstream EDM. These producers add a few twists on their styles, adding a quick vocal riff to enhance the crowd. At the same time, this allows them to focus on a deep driving bass and a topline that is just fueled by a funky melody. We have no doubt in our minds that this will be an absolute banger in clubs for the next year.

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