Over the last eight months or so, the multi-talented Florian Picasso has kept a low profile while working hard on new music. Now after intense periods of studio hibernation, he presents his immense new comeback anthem on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings: “Glitch.”
Picasso delivers a fierce sonic journey with mind-warping synths that undulate over brooding bass and tight beats in the intro. There’s no hint of what’s to come, and the fizzingly euphoric breakdown takes us by surprise with its crisp electro arpeggios and soaring, lush pads and widescreen low-end tones. The synths loop teasingly as the FX thrusts the track upwards, with the full beauty of the track unleashed at the drop. Its classily stated euphoria blends perfectly with its driving groove and makes for a sensual yet powerful piece of dancefloor magic.
Since its founding in 2012, Protocol Recordings has grown from a record label to a truly multi-faceted household brand in electronic music–but they’re still only getting started. Nicky Romero created Protocol to be a place of camaraderie between forward-thinking artists, always daring to break the mold through innovative sounds and the development of emerging artists. Protocol’s ethos has lead to immense success with their family of talent, including Raiden, Maximals, Tom Tyger, Florian Picasso, Sunstars and many more. The Protocol crew can always be counted on for cutting-edge new music, melding a variety of genres for exciting and unexpected sounds. Florian Picasso is the great-grandson of the legendary artist and has collaborations with Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero and Steve Aoki to his name. A good friend of Martin Garrix’s, he has also been making waves with his impressive, diverse DJ sets. With this new one in the bag, the scene is set for the next phase in his ever-exciting journey.