Daring Dutch crusader of the pumping House variety Nicky Romero has certainly earned some brownie points in the early quarter of 2012. But large scale events and David Guetta collaborations aside, the announcement of his new Protocol Recordings imprint sees the unstoppable producer add yet another dimension to his industrious capabilities. Premiered at Ultra Music Festival, his imprint debut ‘WTF’ alongside fellow countryman ZROQ sets the tone to an all time high with that signature energy we now associate with Romero.

From its piercing keys right through to its apex of low end wobbles, Romero’s stamina and intense precision sees Romero set an imperfect dose of brutal Progressive play. Breaking away from the stereotypical Dutch hallmarks once again, a heavy influence from Romero’s promising studio partners establishes a promising first instalment for what may well prove to be a crucial chapter in young Romero’s and his rising peer ZROQ’s unfolding career.

‘WTF’ will be released on May 28 via Protocol Recordings.

Update: Official video teaser added

Words by Dan Carter

20 Comments to “Preview: Nicky Romero & ZROQ – WTF [Protocol]”



  • Nicky Romero is getting boring and boring… I don’t like this.

  • seriously cant here anymore of that stuff…

  • Sounds pretty damn good to me. Keep up the great work Nicky, this is a bomb

  • name fits the song well ): ”WTF” happened to you Nicky you were releasing such great tracks ??? D:

  • A very decent track from Mr. Romero, once again.. I’m so tired of the sweeper he’s using in every single track and is he serious with the cover?
    Haha, keep it up though nicky!

  • This track kicks ass!!! Fucking sick!

  • Nice, but everyone is doing this electro stuff and its getting boring :)

  • If you don’t like it don’t listen to it, go listen to your other shit, atleast it’s something unique and different from other producers.

  • WTF !…& the crowd goes wild. love it or hate it, its a Banger!

  • How is this in any way boring?

  • trust me, this isn’t boring. but people can have their own opinions. it’s preference!

  • Beautiful melody, boring drop. Isnt anyone else just sick n tired of these UBER-MEGA-SAUSAGE-BASS drops? Its in every fucking song right now.

  • break melody reminds me of titanic theme

  • Liking it!

  • The difference between listening to songs like this at home versus @ a club is huge. Alot of tracks I thought I didn’t like work really well in the club or at a festival.

    Atom is a brilliant example of this.

  • lolmad said it.

  • [...] of his Protocol imprint label ‘WTF’ alongside Dutch newcomer ZROQ, familiar club/chart connoisseur Nicky Romero is the first in line [...]

  • ok , few lost idiots here might be bored behind their computer , but definately the worldwide festivalcrowd is not bored with this absolute smash hit track, well done nicky !

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