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Premiere: Maximals – Enigma

Founded by Dutch master Nicky Romero, Italian duo MAXIMALS are back; this time taking groove to the next level with floor-filling firebomb ‘Enigma’ on Protocol Recordings. Question: What do you get when you combine the massive feel of a house anthem’s bassline with lively disco melodies from the 70’s and 80’s? It is entirely likely you may not have thought about this unique combination before, but MAXIMALS have. ‘Enigma’ is set to sweep mainstage festivals, nightclub dance floors, and DJ podcasts in 2017.

Their second release on Protocol Recordings, ‘Enigma’ opens with all the grandiosity of a jump-around banger, then weaves in groovy instrumentals for an original, funky sound that will have floors lit worldwide. The ability to sound simultaneously familiar and unexpected at once exemplifies MAXIMALS’ dexterity as producers. They have hit the thin “sweet spot” that exists when a listener is pleasantly surprised but completely in-tune with the music. ‘Enigma’ follows ‘Dancin‘ which was their breakout release on Protocol in collaboration with Dumbers. If their first two tracks tell us anything, it’s that MAXIMALS certainly have a unique sound.

Ran 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. After a stunning performance at Protocol’s ADE showcase in 2016, the dance music scene is becoming more and more familiar with MAXIMALS.

Nicky himself named them as one of the top artists to watch in 2017, and with tracks like this, it is easy to see why. Perhaps they will be the ambassadors of bringing “old school” disco-influenced music back to the mainstream. Stay tuned for more releases on Protocol Recordings from these talented producers. Order Enigma right here and check out the premiere below:

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