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Nicky Romero & Stadiumx Bring a Taste of Country in "Rise"

We are going to say this right now, we thought Avicii(RIP) was an outlier. Who knew, or dared for that matter, to dive into the realm of country and bluegrass to combine with EDM? This week we have “Rise”, the latest from Protocol label boss Nicky Romero and Stadiumx.  As we mentioned before, Romero is one of the modern producers to change and mold today’s electronic music scene how he sees fit. Not only has he founded one of the most prolific modern electronic music movements, he is constantly on DJ Mag’s Top 100 list year after year and has attributed heavily to the global spread of electronic music. We are glad to see that Romero is back in the producing chair, as the modern industry still needs a bit more of his influence.
Now, we recognize that it has been over three years since Romero and Stadiumx’s last collaboration, so we were a bit anxious for the result. However, even though “Rise” is a rather ambitious project, they proved that the chemistry still exists and is stronger than ever between them. To craft “Rise”, these producers decided to combine not only the groove and beats from progressive house music, but they decided to use actual instruments that are normally used with country music.  To top everything off, they tasked the vocal work to the fantastic Matluck who synced up with the track perfectly.
Make sure you check out “Rise” on Spotify below:

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